Mr. Juergensen is a recognized leader in the power industry for over 25 years with executive and Public Board experience. Mr. Juergensen is the co-founder of three firms; EnergyLynx (ICRtec), PredictPower and CleanTech Energy, Inc. PredictPower’s technology portfolio is now part of Johnson Controls. He is currently a partner in grid scale solar and energy storage developer, RAI Energy which a pipeline of over 3.5GW in the Western US.
He is an experienced clean technology project commercialization expert who participated in the development and/or finance of $2 Billion (710 MW) solar, over $550 Million (600MW) of gas turbine, and over $80 Million in energy storage projects. This included being a member of the design and patent team for a hybrid battery/gas turbine technology under a Joint Development Agreement with General Electric. The first 5 hybrid gas turbines are in operation.
He led the commercialization of the ICRTec advanced gas turbine including agreements will Wal-Mart transportation and PACCAR. He oversaw ICRtec success as a finalist in the Clean Tech Open in 2007. He developed the marketing plan for Calnetix in its successful sale of its ORC business to General Electric. While at Caterpillar’s gas turbine division, Solar Turbines, he was a member of its New Product Introduction (NPI) team which developed and launched its advanced recuperated gas turbine (Mercury 50) which it co-developed with the US Department of Energy.
He is a reviewer and mentor for DOE’s CAP program, as well as a Principal Advisor to the NSF through the Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliance (LARTA). He is an Advisory Board member for WTRI’s cognitive software company and South 8 Technologies advanced battery. Mr. Juergensen has judged or reviewed multiple clean technology competitions including; Department of Energy SBIR, NREL’s Industry Growth Forum (IGF), CleanTech Open (CTO), CalTestBed/CalCEF Ventures, California Clean Innovation (CACI), Connect Most Innovative Product, the UCSD von Liebeg Center, the Biomimicry Institute and CleanTech San Diego.
Mr. Juergensen has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California. He retired as a Commander from the U.S. Naval Reserve after 22 years of active and reserve service. His last Navy assignment was the deployment of an advanced John Hopkins laboratory missile defense software in partnership with the US Air Force and US Army.