Dan Ton is Program Manager of Smart Grid R&D within the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE). He is responsible for developing and implementing a multi-year R&D program plan for next-generation smart grid technologies to transform the electric grid in the United States, through public/private partnerships.

He has served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of OE's Power Systems Engineering Division - now known as the Advanced Grid R&D Division. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing the development of projects for “next generation” electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace. Key activities in the Division focused on smart grid research and development, energy storage, and cybersecurity for energy delivery systems, all in support of the OE’s mission to drive electric grid modernization and resiliency.

Previously, Dan managed the Renewable Systems Integration program within the DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program. 

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Business Management, both from the University of Maryland.