Mikael Backman

President, Borrego O&M

Mikael Backman is Borrego’s President of O&M. With more than 25 years of experience in the utility and power generation industry, he has managed development, delivery, and operation of generation assets in almost every continent. He has led teams analyzing large power systems and utility portfolios for carbon and cost optimization, laid out the path to reach 100% renewable future systems, and published articles and papers on renewable integration and utility optimization by using new methods of resource planning.

Prior to joining Borrego, Mr. Backman had a long career with Wartsila, most recently as head of the energy business in North America, responsible for sales, delivery and lifecycle services business for gas fired power generation and energy storage products. He has a BS in Engineering, Energy Technology and an MBA focused on Finance.