MR. JASON MAKANSI - SENIOR CONSULTANT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY has more than thirty years evaluating the global, technological, business, and regulatory issues governing energy, with a special focus on the entire electricity production and delivery value chain including energy sources, electricity production, transmission, distribution, customer side energy services, and energy storage. He is recognized worldwide as a thought leader in energy storage; clean coal utilization technologies; environmental management and emissions control processes; diagnostics, automation and information technologies and knowledge management; power plant asset optimization, gas turbine and combined cycle technologies, and sustainable development and industrial ecology. Mr. Makansi also has direct experience launching and managing two DC‐based policy & advocacy organizations, the Energy Storage Council and the Coalition to Advance Renewable Energy through Bulk Storage.
Mr. Makansi has been interviewed by and quoted in The New York Times, Newsweek, CFO magazine, Power Engineering, FT Energy, National Public Radio, and has published articles, major reports, and special sections in Business Week, EnergyBiz, Power, Electrical World, Global Energy Business, Energy Markets, Energy IT, IEEE Spectrum, and Combined Cycle Journal. He was also featured in the History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” series on Power Plants, and has appeared on CNBC, TheStreet.com, and the Financial News Network. Jason also published:
- Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy and What it Means to You (2007, John Wiley & Sons) - - reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch to name just a few.
- An Investor's Guide to the Electricity Economy (2002, John Wiley & Sons)
Other accomplishments include:
- Founded or co‐founded three companies in addition to establishing the Energy Storage Council [Note: The Energy Storage Council has since been resurrected as the Coalition to Advance Renewable Energy through Bulk Storage, a DC‐based policy & advocacy organization].
- Researched and analyzed companies across the electricity value chain for potential investment opportunities for Pearl Street Capital, a hedge fund focused on the electricity sector, launched with money management colleagues.
- Principle investigator for groundbreaking technology reports such as Gas Turbines: Prospects for a Financial Meltdown (DRI‐WEFA, 2001), Information Technology for Electricity Generation (McIlvaine Co, 2002), Energy Storage: The Sixth Dimension of the Electricity Value Chain, 2002‐2003); and The Worldwide Electric Power Industry: An Executive Briefing Book 1993, 1996).
- Toured and evaluated dozens of electric generation facilities worldwide and, for 15 years, selected the recipients of coveted annual awards for technological innovation and best practices, including six facilities that were part of DOE’s Clean Coal Technology Demonstration program.
- Appointed by former DOE Secretary Abraham to the National Coal Council’s Industry Advisory Board.
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