BrightSource Energy Names Steven Goers Senior Vice President of Operations
OAKLAND, Calif. -- May 20, 2013
BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading concentrating solar thermal technology
company, has named Steven Goers as senior vice president of operations,
effective immediately. Goers brings more than 30 years of experience in power
plant engineering and management, and international power development to his
role at BrightSource.
“We’re excited to have Steven join and help BrightSource globally deploy our
solar tower technology,” said John Woolard, president and CEO of BrightSource
Energy. “Steven brings broad-based experience in international power
development and operations to our leadership team that will be vital to
accomplishing our goals.”
“BrightSource is well positioned to meet the growing global demand for clean
and reliable energy with its solar thermal technology,” said Steven Goers,
senior vice president of operations for BrightSource. “I’m thrilled to be
joining BrightSource’s world-class team and look forward to further optimizing
BrightSource’s operations in markets around the globe.”
Concentrating solar thermal technology, when combined with thermal energy
storage, is a dispatchable source of renewable energy and can provide valuable
grid flexibility services. This includes the ability to shift energy in time
and provide both firm capacity and ancillary services. As energy markets
around the globe increase their use of variable-generation renewable sources
such as wind and photovoltaics, this flexibility helps maintain grid
reliability while minimizing costs for consumers.
Prior to joining BrightSource, Goers served as general manager of IPP
development and power plant O&M for ITOCHU Corporation primarily developing a
330 MW geothermal project in Indonesia and Asia region O&M opportunities for
NAES, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU. He previously served as vice
president of O&M for First Gen Corporation, a leading clean and renewable
energy company in the Philippines, and senior division director of North
American Energy Services. He has also served as vice president of
international power operations for El Paso Energy Inc., and held management
roles at Intergen Energy Inc. and LG&E Power Operating Services.
Goers holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute
About BrightSource Energy, Inc.
BrightSource Energy, Inc. designs, develops and sells solar thermal power
systems that deliver reliable clean energy to utilities and industrial
companies. For more information on BrightSource Energy please visit
BrightSource Energy, Inc.
Jennifer Rigney, 510-899-8329
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