Led strategic growth of Canadian energy company into the Unites States through multiple acquisitions to create a 1,300 MW thermal and renewable energy portfolio, with a projected EBITA of over $150 million. Worked to further optimize the portfolio through repowering and project expansions as well as commercial and technical improvements. Corporate office was established in Dallas during this period and I elected to remain in California, having just been relocated here last summer.
• All assets acquired had met or exceeded purchase expectations
• Maintained asset management and operational responsibility for 1,200 MW of capacity
• Negotiated tax and lease structures saving the portfolio $500k/year in operating expenses
• Awarded US Patent 8,943,836 for advanced combined cycle design plant.
• Successfully developed and contracted project repowering in California
• Assisted in arranging international financing for $200 million residual fuel power plant in Curacao
1099 Energy Consulting LLC, Carlsbad, California 4/16 – Present
• Founded boutique firm for the asset (project) management and development services for generation and other infrastructure projects for private equity investors, smaller firms and municipal entities that are not currently in need of full time personnel, particularly those firms that would be better served by a West Coast presence.
AltaGas Services (U.S.) Inc., Carlsbad, California 7/11 – 4/16
Division Vice President Business Operations – Power
• Led business operations, development and M&A for company’s Power Division. Focused on assets that can be financially optimized through commercial and technical renegotiations, as well as post PPA merchant plays in the market, including high value site repowering and expansions.
• Led development team on over 1,500 MW of gas-fired projects in advanced development across Canada and the US. Projects included green field expansions adjacent to existing facilities as well as the repowering of retiring units.
• Extensive experience in dealing with state agencies such as the CAISO and the California Energy Commission; negotiating LGIA and permitting conditions of certification; worked with NY agencies in the past.
General Electric, Schenectady, New York 4/10 – 7/11
Senior Manager – Advance Technology Marketing
• Recruited by former supplier to provide market guidance for their next generation of H-Class combustion turbines and plant configurations, as well as augmentation of existing product lines in response to increased flexibility requirements in the market. Results yielded increased product competitiveness and specific contract awards based on recommended improvements to operating profile advances.
• Rapid response product development across the 50 Hz and 60 Hz heavy-duty combustion turbine product lines, worldwide.
NRG Energy, Carlsbad, California 5/06 – 2/10
Regional Development Engineering Manager
• Primary tasking was the redevelopment/repowering of existing assets with focus on meeting EPA 316b, once-through cooling requirements.
• Within six months of beginning work, developed repowering project concept for a retired facility and secured a 10-year tolling agreement. This project reached commercial operation on August 1, 2007 and doubled the EBITDA for the region. See Combined Cycle Journal 4th Quarter 2007.
•Within fifteen months led the engineering and commercial development for use of Siemens Flex-Plant 10, 525 MW rapid response combined cycle project, which was contracted by SCE.
Mid-American Energy, Salt Lake City, UT 3/05 – 5/06
Senior Business (Internal) Consultant
• Within six months of beginning work there, developed two geothermal project expansions, one of which was approved by the PacifiCorp Board of Directors and was commercial at the end of 2007. The second was postponed due to internal budget constraints.
• As part of my asset management I developed plans for the repowering of one to three 1950’s vintage coal plants that were converted to gas in the late eighties.
• Promoted to lead the commercial and technical execution of the above projects in order to ensure timely completion. This was particularly vital due to the geothermal project’s ability to obtain millions of dollars in Production Tax Credits under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
InterGen, Burlington, MA 4/02 – 10/04
• Worked with Senior Management in the development of long-term strategies, including portfolio optimization and resource allocation.
• P&L responsibility for the construction of 1,000 MW combined cycle facility in the US.
• Operational P&L responsibility for two LM6000 Peaker sites (totaling 5 units) in Southern California, more than doubling the project’s long-term IRR prior to the assets being sold to Diamond Generating. Received severance package after closing on the sale.
- MIRANT CORPORATION, Suffern, NY – Director
- Nations Energy Corporation, Winter Park, Florida – Director, Asset Management and Project Development
- Gas Energy Incorporated, Brooklyn, New York – Director, Fuel & Asset Management
- ASEA Brown Boveri, PGI, North Brunswick, New Jersey – Contract Administrator
- CRSS Capital, Inc., Houston, TX – Project Manager, Project Development and Finance
- Long Island Lighting Company (National Grid), Woodbury, NY – Project Development Engineer
Master of Business Administration
UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering
Holds Permanent Residency Status in Canada
Former minor league professional hockey player and referee