Team. Santa Catarina Energy, the team leader, is part of the Princeton Energy Group, a diversified developer of renewable energy projects around the world, with successful projects completed in Europe, Asia, México, and the US. The group also started up and spun off Nordic Windpower, an innovative wind turbine manufacturer at the forefront of the renaissance of US wind turbine manufacturing, and helped launch the American Wind Wildlife Institute, Pacific Environment, Bay Area Women of Wind Energy, etc. Santa Catarina Energy has agreed in principle with Gamesa Wind USA on the exclusive supply of turbines to the Santa Catarina project from its US plant. The leadership team includes:
§ Andrea Taber, CEO - environmental professional & entrepreneur - leadership team of three successful startup companies - experienced manager of large construction projects, including portions of the 1200 MW Helms hydroelectric facility for PG&E - board member, Women’s Environmental Network - founder, Bay Area Women of Wind Energy - pioneering work in gender diversity in renewable energy.
§ Dr. Jim Walker, principal - major figure in the history of the wind industry - former Executive Director & Vice Chairman of the California Energy Commission - Vice Chairman & former CEO of enXco - 2007 AWEA Wind Industry Person of The Year.
§ Steve Taber, project manager - widely known and respected entrepreneur, innovator, & strategic thinker in renewable energy - founder & former CEO of Nordic Windpower - leader in public policy formation & NGO work in energy & environmental protection.
§ Mike Folloni, in-country project manager - accomplished energy entrepreneur - started energy businesses and community development projects in the USA, Mexico, & Guatemala.
§ Dr. Kumiko Yoshinari, director of project finance - accomplished specialist in international project finance.
§ Eriberto Regland Gonzalez, on-site project manager - Pa I’Pai Indian - accomplished entrepreneur, highly respected pro-business political organizer & compassionate community activist.
§ Dr. Richard Ely, project engineer - extensive experience in renewable energy project development in emerging markets.
§ Dr. Dariush Shirmohammadi, transmission consultant - industry-leading expert in the CAISO system.
§ Benito Reyes Corrales, general counsel - dormer private secretary to the Lt. Governor of Baja California.
§ CISA/Intavan, development partner, EPC specialist - highly respected EPC contractor, several energy plant and transmission construction projects in the US, Spain, & Latin America.