Quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL has appointed Jason Goodhand its global business lead for energy storage.
With over 15 years of experience in the cleantech energy sector, Goodhand has developed and managed businesses and projects involving grid-scale renewable energy, hydrogen fuel cells, and energy storage in Canada and the U.S. He comes to DNV GL after 10 years with international energy giant ENGIE, where he was most recently with its North American storage group.
“DNV GL regards storage as a key component to achieving the energy transition while maintaining reliable electricity supply, especially as renewable generation sources make up a larger percentage of the generation mix,” comments Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL Energy. “Jason’s experience leading both start-ups and global companies in the clean technology sector is ideally suited to ensure that our energy storage solutions respond to market needs with the agility that this rapidly evolving sector requires.”
In his new position, Goodhand will grow DNV GL’s energy storage business by doubling its number of energy storage experts. He will also drive the expansion of the company’s digital energy storage services by building and leading a global team, the company says.
“I have long sought opportunities related to innovative energy technologies,” states Goodhand. “With energy storage’s critical role in the shift to renewables, this move was the logical next step for me. Through dedicated labs and expertise around the world, DNV GL has created an industry-leading combination of analytical and testing experience that gives it a unique advantage in finding energy storage solutions. I look forward to developing and strengthening DNV GL’s position in this key sector of the energy market.”
DNV GL provides support across the energy storage value chain: feasibility, testing, development and engineering, construction, and operation. Its energy storage team works with manufacturers, utilities, project developers, communities and regulators to identify, evaluate, test and certify systems.