Tom Pierson is Founder and C.T.O. of TAS Energy, a leading clean energy manufacturer of high-efficiency modular energy plants serving the global Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Mission Critical and Industrial Cooling industries.
Tom founded TAS Energy to provide completely factory engineered and prefabricated modular utility plants for utility infrastructure which had previously always been field erected. The factory-built approach provided guaranteed performance, improved efficiency, reduced project risk and streamlined deliveries for a variety of different utility industries. TAS is the originator and global leader in producing additional peaking power from gas turbine power plants through Turbine Inlet Chilling (TIC) which Tom pioneered by completing the world’s first TIC projects in the 1980s. This concept was later expanded into Generation Storage which utilizes off-peak grid power which can be stored and used to generate additional flexible peaking power to firm up the variable generation associated with Renewable generation. Tom and TAS have expanded the modular concept to utilize heat from geothermal and from waste heat sources and converting this low- grade heat energy directly into electrical power through patented supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) modular power plants which are the most efficient in the industry.