Geoffrey Brown Named Powin Energy’s President
Powin Energy, a designer and developer of safe and scalable energy storage solutions for utilities, C&I, and EV fast-charging stations, announced today that energy industry leader Geoffrey Brown has been named the company's new president. Brown brings over a decade of international project financing, business development, and implementation expertise and joins Powin at a key moment in the company's history.
â€œPowin Energyâ€™s strategy and technology have proven to be successful as they are providing strong value to energy storage customers through software and integration,â€ said Brown. â€œIt is an exciting time to be in the energy storage industry and I look forward to leading the charge in the next chapter of the Powin story.â€
Brown has more than ten years of experience driving wind, solar, and energy storage project acquisition and development efforts for renewable energy companies including: NRG Renew, Beacon Power, Element Power, and Garrad Hassan America. At NRG, Brown was responsible for setting global strategy for the firmâ€™s microgrid business that focused on offering a turnkey distributed generation solution to multi-national corporations.
Brownâ€™s portfolio includes supervision of over 10 GW of utility scale renewable energy projects and he also acquired expertise in developing microgrid projects in Alaska, Hawaiâ€™i, Guam, and Mexico while with Beacon Power. At Element Power, Brown was responsible for developing project opportunities and created over 7 GW of renewable energy projects. Brown received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and a Master in Electrical Engineering degree from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Earlier this year, Powin Energy announced that its unique Battery Pack Operating System (bp-OS) that includes the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Trackerâ„¢ had received a United States patent. The bp-OS is a standard component in every Powin Energy Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The BESS is a self-contained 125 kW/250 kWh modular shipping container that can be scaled to service projects that are multiple megawatts in size. BESS units are less than 20 feet long, giving the system a modest footprint.