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Mark Schackmuth

Mark Schackmuth

Senior Originator

With tenured experience working at utilities, Mark is responsible for discovering and negotiating with potential offtakers to receive the clean, reliable energy from Fervo’s next-generation geothermal projects. Mark works to develop and deliver novel commercial agreements with a range of customers including utilities, community choice aggregators, and corporates.

How did you first learn about Fervo Energy and what made you want to join the team?

I was introduced to Fervo back in 2020 while working at a public utility. I was extremely impressed with Fervo’s team, and incredibly inspired by their ambitious mission and objectives. When the opportunity arose to join the team, I jumped at it.

How does your position at Fervo differ from other roles you’ve held previously?

I’ve always been on the other side of the table – working for a utility as opposed to a renewable energy developer. Working at Fervo has allowed me to see things from a different and unique perspective. My current role has allowed me to continue learning, growing and developing new skills after more than a decade in the industry.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

I love working with our customers. While marketing and executing long-term energy contracts is complex, I enjoy the process. Working to find the right timelines for delivery, moving energy around the grid, delivering it to customers, and negotiating the terms by which both parties will be obligated is a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

How would you describe your time at Fervo in three words?

Absolutely freaking amazing.

What have you learned about yourself or the clean energy industry during your time at Fervo?

The amount of talented young people in our industry is inspiring to no end. I’ve never worked with a team as brilliant, resilient and optimistic as the team we have at Fervo. This team proves over and over again that no challenge is too big. We’re going to accomplish amazing things together.

What advice would you provide to someone interested in working in geothermal/clean energy?

Just Do It.

Our #FervoFeatures spotlight the breadth of talent we are grateful to have at Fervo. We are a diverse group of reservoir engineers, geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and renewable power developers who are passionate about leveraging innovation in geoscience to accelerate the clean energy transition. We are always looking to build out our team of innovators. If you want to be part of defining the next generation of geothermal energy, visit https://fervoenergy.com/careers/ to view our open job positions!