Jane Woodward

Jane Woodward is a Founder and Managing Partner of MAP Energy. MAP is one of the longest-standing private energy investment fund management firms in the U.S. MAP began investing in natural gas mineral rights in 1987, wind energy in 2004, utility scale solar in 2015 and energy storage in 2017. In December 2020, MAP sold its renewable energy and energy storage assets under management to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Ms. Woodward is an adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University and has over 30 years of experience developing and teaching energy classes at Stanford University. Ms. Woodward serves on the Precourt Institute for Energy Advisory Council and the School of Earth Advisory Council at Stanford University and on the boards of Fervo Energy and Stem.  Ms Woodward has a longstanding interest in methane emission management and was a founding member of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative and an early investor in IES the assets of which were acquired by Project Canary. Prior to founding MAP and teaching at Stanford, Ms. Woodward worked as an exploration geologist with ARCO Exploration Company and later as a petroleum engineering consultant to Stanford University’s endowment. Ms. Woodward received her B.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Earth Science and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

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