Executive Staff

Executive Director
Jason Makansi
President, Pearl Street, Inc.
jmakansi@aurorasolarthermal.com.au

Career Profile
Jason Makansi , founder Pearl Street, Inc., has over 25 years of experience evaluating the technological, business, and regulatory issues governing the electricity industry.

Pearl Street
As President of Pearl Street, founded in December 2000, Jason specializes in providing technology deployment services to companies in all segments of the electricity value chain.

Services Provided:
• Technology evaluation
• Competitive positioning
• Tactical communications
• Engineering due diligence
• Alliance creation and partner building
• Executive and management recruitment
• Marketing programs.

Sectors Served:
• Global power industry suppliers
• Investment community, distributed power
• Energy companies and electric utilities
• Technology development and R&D firms
• Energy storage
• Software companies
• Consulting and market research firms

Published Materials:
Jason has published articles in Business Week, Electrical World, Global Energy Busines, Power, and IEEE Spectrum. In addition, Pearl Street has been quoted in Newsweek, CFO Magazine, Power Engineering, FT Energy, and others.

Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy and What it Means to You,
John Wiley & Sons, May 2007

An Investor’s Guide to the Electricity Business, John Wiley & Sons, April 2002.

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