President & CEO
Gravity Power, LLC
Areas of Expertise:
Thomas R. Mason is a recognized expert in power generation and gas turbine technology, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Gravity Power LLC. Tom formerly served as an Executive Vice President at Calpine and the President of Calpine Power Company where he was responsible for the largest fleet of gas-fired power plants in the world and the nation's largest geothermal facility. Prior to Calpine, Tom was President and COO of CalEnergy (now MidAmerican Energy) and was with Solar Gas Turbines and Commonwealth Edison. Tom is an engineering graduate of Purdue University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
CalEnergy, President & COO, 1991 to 1999
Calpine, EVP, 1999 to 2006
Advanced Power Projects, President & CEO, 2006 to 2009
Gravity Power, LLC, President & CEO, 2010 to present
Recent Comments by Thomas Mason
- "The preferred storage technology has been pumped storage hydro however, environmental and local opposition has frustrated the development of new PSH p"
A Grand Challenge to Commercialize Energy Storage
- "I agree that the need for long term energy storage is decades away.
In various locations there is a need for new peaking and intermediate capacit"
The State And Promise Of Energy Storage