The US is in the midst of transforming of its energy industry – from fossil fuels to renewable energy to support the electrification of many sectors.
The current global development provided additions impetus to current trend which was supported by the competitive cost of renewable energy (wind and solar mostly) and generous support by the US administrations (on a bi partisan basis). The message is clear – triple the amount of installed solar plants (currently about 125 Gigawatts). Fortunately, the US still has plenty of uncommitted land which can support such major expansion. Another positive incentive is the fact that the power rates are going up all over the world (including the USA). A result of increased cost of coal and natural gas. To that end, the current administration pushes a huge investment program in the aging transmission network to allow the electricity to flow from the generation sites to the load pockets.
Hezy spent over 20 years in the US developing and financing geothermal projects. He is responsible to about 500 MW of operating facilities in the US, representing about $3 Billion of different financing schemes: equity, debt (private and public), tax equity and more. He negotiated a dozen PPAs. Later he developed a 72 MW geothermal power plant in Nicaragua and raised about $300 million in Project Financing.
Paul Stroud is a Professional Engineer with many years of experience in the field, developing energy projects in the US and all over the world. His expertise is as project manager focuses on design, budgeting and later the execution of the various projects.
Asset Manager & Secretary
Alan Brand has been an investor and General Partner in partnerships which acquired large multi family residential real properties in multiple states, as well as a real estate investor for his own account. Alan was also CFO and fundraiser of a commercial real estate development company dealing with private investors, financial institutions, property owners, lawyers and governmental entities. Alan is also a certified tax professional with years of experience in structuring and forming corporate, partnerships and LLC entities.
Israeli Capital Markets
Vast execution experience as a CFO for private and public technology and assets’ management global corporations. Rich financial knowledge, experience, and international networking with particular expertise in Growth Financing (Debt, Equity and M&A’s) and Assets’ lending (Shipping, Aircraft, Real Estate and Energy). “Hands On” entrepreneurial background and spirit, currently serves as Chairman for the biggest Israeli Processing Engineering Group (1100 Employees, most of them are engineers).
CFO (real function comes at financing) *
Lee Rigney is an authority in the US in financing solar projects and other RE power plants. He is a renowned expert in the tax equity field. Lee’s prior jobs including stints at BNP Paribas and a founder and GM of Capstar Capital which was owned by LTCB
Development Manager -
West Coast *
Stu Johnson has some 40 years’ experience in the RE arena. While as a geo chemist, he focused on the geothermal industry while at Ormat Technologies, his responsibilities included dealing with landowners and managing the permitting process for various projects, both on private and Federal land.
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