Luminate is pleased to announce that Jason Bargender has joined Luminate, with a focus on thermal power and battery energy storage systems.

Mr. Bargender brings nearly 15 years’ experience, with over 10 years applying quantitative models, negotiating commercial documentation, M&A transactional experience for utility scale thermal energy project development and operation. He has worked for utility-scale thermal energy project developers Sunbury Generation and Arcova. In various senior-level roles, he has raised capital, built financial models, negotiated long term off-take, gas supply, gas pipeline, OEM and EPC agreements for over 3 GW of thermal energy projects in development or operation. In addition to his work in thermal generation, he has assessed and developed business models for battery storage and hydro-pumped storage.  He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

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