Jan Jacobson

Vice President, Business Development
Powin Energy

As Vice President of Business Development, Jan’s leadership focus is on the expansion of Powin Energy’s commercial enterprise and strategic sales. His executive accountability includes: strategy, strategic direct sales, new market development, product management, and policy. During his tenure, Powin Energy has deployed 70 MWh of battery storage systems, including the largest battery project in Canada and the largest microgrid in Mexico, and built an additional 1.15 GWh of formally-awarded battery energy storage system sales backlog to be deployed over the next several years.

Jan has extensive experience across each of the critical scales and technologies in renewable and distributed energy resources. Prior to joining Powin Energy, Jan led project deployment and technical business development for behind-the-meter energy storage leader Stem, where he oversaw much of that company’s current installed capacity. Before his time at Stem, he led project development for fuel cell startup Bloom Energy in both the Western U.S. and Asia. Jan’s distributed energy expertise was built on a strong foundation of utility scale project development in his previous stints at Pacific Gas & Electric and Acciona, where large wind projects he led are still generating power today.

Jan earned both a Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.