Malta Announces Addition of Storage Industry Veteran Jin Noh to Direct Business Development & Policy
Malta Inc., a pioneer in long-duration energy storage (LDES) that offers utility-scale clean energy replacements for coal, oil, and gas power plants, announced today the addition of Jin Noh as Director, Business Development & Policy.
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – May 23, 2023 – Malta Inc., a pioneer in long-duration energy storage (LDES) that offers utility-scale clean energy replacements for coal, oil, and gas power plants, announced today the addition of Jin Noh as Director, Business Development & Policy.
Noh’s addition is part of a sustained talent buildout
executed as the storage industry leader scales to support corporate expansion
and project execution in North America and Europe. In this newly created
position, Noh is responsible for growing Malta’s business in California and
other markets through the development of policy and by establishing
relationships with key stakeholders including utilities, state and local
regulators, policy makers, service providers, industrial customers, and other
Noh joins Malta with 10 years of policy and analyst experience in the utility, regulatory, and technology industries, including prior work with energy storage advocacy and consulting groups. Noh most recently served as Interim Executive Director and Policy Director at the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA). In these roles, he led regulatory affairs for the CESA and developed policy positions for member companies related to demand response, interconnection, storage valuation, procurement, and planning.
While at CESA, among other accomplishments, Noh advocated for the successful passage of AB 205 to allocate $140M in the LDES Program at the California Energy Commission (CEC) and shaped the design of subsequent programs to address commercialization barriers. Noh also helped drive the adoption of a historic new clean energy resource procurement order in 2021, which included a first-of-its-kind directive to procure 1,000 MW of long-duration energy storage by 2028.
“We are excited about what Jin brings to our already extremely talented team,” said Ramya Swaminathan, Malta CEO. “His experience pioneering policy working arm-in-arm with the leading storage companies means he has the kind of top-tier experience we are always seeking at Malta. While it’s our technology that captivates people’s attention, it’s our incredibly talented people that make it all work.”
In addition to his role at CESA, Noh spent more than seven years at Strategen, rising to Director where he consulted technology and developer companies on assessing storage markets to identify best product-market fit, created market scaling strategies, and identified location-specific grid needs. Among his achievements, Noh catalyzed the launch of the Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC) and led the formation of this organization to support electric vehicle OEMs and charging companies in advancing the role of vehicle-grid integration.
Noh also has extensive expert consulting experience on clean energy issues and strategies, including with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). He served as a consultant with Sonoma Clean Power, where he identified and assessed best-practice energy storage procurement strategies for load-serving entities.
Noh holds a Master of Public Policy with a focus on Energy Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies and economics from Duke University.
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Malta, Inc. has developed a 100 megawatt (MW) Clean Power Plant, a like-for-like replacement for today’s fossil fuel-fired plants that delivers affordable, reliable, on-demand clean energy 24/7. Malta’s innovative technology stores electricity as thermal energy from eight hours to eight days or longer, later returning it to the grid to meet hourly, daily, and weekly needs. The Malta system also provides clean heat for industrial and district heating applications. Visit: www.maltainc.com.