Business

 

Meet the EnEx Advisors

 

  • Debbie J. Branch
  • Jeffrey W. Schroeter, P.E.
  • Raymond A. Deyoe
  • Ted A. Boriack, P.E., MBA
  • Tommy John, P.E.
  • John McTear
  • Steve Anderson
  • Daniel Bullock

Name: Debbie J. Branch

Title: Managing Director
Organization: Genova Power Solutions, LLC
Project Roles:

Project Development / Legal and Administration Management / Expert Witness testimony in energy related matters / project financing / transactional documents/ oil & gas title work / natural gas marketing and transportation


An attorney, Debbie Branch has thirty-five years of experience in oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline management, midstream project development, natural gas marketing, and gas fired power plant development. She has held executive management positions with several energy companies, some publicly traded and others as start-up efforts. She has operational experience with most sectors of the energy industry.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts, History, Oklahoma State University, 1974
Juris Doctorate, University of Tulsa, 1977


Professional Positions

Genova Power Solutions, LLC - Owner, Director
Debbie co-founded Genova Power Solutions, a privately owned development company whose primary focus is the development of gas-fired combined cycle plants. Debbie is primarily responsible for permitting, legal, site acquisition and procurement of water and gas for the gas-fired development projects pursed by Genova. She also manages and coordinates legal and administrative matters relating to project management.

Southwestern Energy Company - Sr. Vice-President of Marketing
Managed and directed the activity of the gas marketing (both internal and third-party) company as well as NOARK Pipeline, an interstate pipeline in which Southwestern owned a half-interest. '

Stalwart Energy Company - Executive Vice-President
Managed and directed marketing and trading activity for company owned, as well as third-party purchasing and sales efforts. Worked on retail marketing concepts of power.

Vesta Energy Company - President
Formed Vesta Energy Company, a natural gas marketing company that grew to be one of the nation's leading independent marketing companies. As President, she not only developed and directed the strategies for the company that was responding to an industry in the throes of deregulation, but also played an active role on behalf of all independent gas marketers before FERC, offering testimony and support for an emerging segment of a redefined, competitive gas market.


Synergistic Activities

Member of Oklahoma Bar Association, 1977 to present
Past Chair, Mineral Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association

 

Name: Jeffrey W. Schroeter, P.E.
Title: Managing Director
Organization: Genova Power Advisors, LLC
Project Roles: 

Asset Development, Technical and Financial Analysis, Project Finance, Project Management, Permitting, Electric Utility Strategy and Regulation, Market Analysis


A Texas A&M mechanical engineer, Jeff Schroeter has thirty seven years of experience in the electric utility sector with an emphasis on project development, engineering and finance.  Jeff has led the development of over 8,500 MW of natural gas fired IPP projects in operation today all of which were project financed.  He has also led conceptual development efforts on a large transmission line and remains very active in both industry and technical associations.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1978
Postgraduate courses in business and attended The Project Finance Institute. 

 

Professional Positions

Genova - Managing Director and co-founder.  Genova’s venture partners have included Hunt Power, Centennial Power (MDU), ArcLight and EIF (now Ares).  Led development in Arkansas of a combined cycle site to fully permitted status and sold the project AEP SWEPCO (now Harry Matson station).  In New Mexico, he developed Lea Power Partners a 560 MW combined cycle project with offtake contracted to Xcel SPS under a 25 year PPA.  With Great Basin Energy Development, he led conceptual development of a 1,000 MW HVDC underground transmission line and gas pipeline between Reno and Sacramento.  At TXP Holdings, he is leading the development of four 147 MW peaking projects in ERCOT.

 

Panda Energy - Vice President Merchant Plant Development.  Lead developer on 1,000 MW Lamar TX project; 1,000 MW Guadalupe TX project; the 1,000 MW Oneta OK project; the 2,200 MW Gila River AZ project and the 2,200 MW El Dorado AR project.  Jeff had a broad charge of assuring that all projects could be nonrecourse financed and was the key architect of the merchant development program that grew to a total capitalization of $2.5B.

 

CSW (now AEP) - IPP project Owner’s Engineer, Manager of system renewable resources and CSW Energy project developer.  Owner’s Engineer for cogeneration projects. Manager of Renewable Resources developing CSW’s first wind farm and solar photovoltaic system.  Developed an IPP peaking project in NM and managed licensing for large combined cycle project in WA. 

 

Texas Utilities (now EFH) - Progressed from staff operations engineer to generation resource planning and commercial technical services.  Advised industrial customers on cogeneration, performed life cycle cost studies for TXU’s system, modeled generation expansion plans, and supervised staff engineers on improvement projects. 

 

Synergistic Activities

Past Chair, ASME International Power Division
Past President and Board member, Gulf Coast Power Association
PowerGen conference program committee
Dallas Professional Engineer of the Year and Dallas Mechanical Engineer of the Year
Licensed in Texas and Oklahoma

 

Name: Raymond A. Deyoe

Title: Managing Director

Organization: Integral Power, LLC

Project Roles:

Marketing / Business Development, Technology Evaluation, Configuration and Equipment Optimization, Feasibility Analysis, Project Management, Permitting, Insurance, Technical (thermal performance, equipment OEMs, EPC)

 

A Texas A&M chemical engineer, Ray Deyoe has twenty five years of experience in operations management, project development, project engineering and related industrial equipment sales in the energy industry. Ray has been involved in the Gulf Coast cogeneration industry throughout his career, with applications including industrial waste heat recovery, gas turbine combined cycle, cogeneration, solid fuels gasification and advanced reciprocating engines.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science (BS), Chemical Engineering

Texas A&M University, 1992

 

Professional Positions

Integral Power, LLC -- Managing Director. Ray co-founded Integral Power in 2000 and is involved in every aspect of the company, including sales and marketing, project identification, feasibility analyses, commercial negotiations, EPC execution and ongoing operations. Through IP Ray serves as a Managing Partner of Port Arthur Steam Energy LP, a 45MW (equivalent) waste heat-to-power facility in Port Arthur, Texas that was developed by Integral Power and achieved commercial operation in 2005.

 

Process Sales Company -- Manufacturers Representative (representatives for Deltak, GEA Power Cooling, Alstom and many others). Represented several world class heat recovery, power and cogeneration equipment manufacturers to the process and power industries in Texas and Louisiana. Customers included developers, EPC contractors and end users including refineries, petrochemical plants, electric utilities and cogeneration plants.

 

The Wing Group -- Project Engineer. Responsible for technical and financial support for development of international gas turbine and reciprocating engine based power projects ranging from 100 to 2400MW; including permitting, proforma modeling and vendor interface.

 

Destec Energy, Inc. (Dow Energy Systems Technology) – Positions as Process Engineer (Gasification Business Unit) and Power Systems Engineer. Responsible for process simulation and capital cost estimation in support of commercial development and engineering including screening studies, conceptual design and detailed equipment optimization for combined cycle/cogeneration and solid fuels gasification projects

 

Northern Engineering, Inc. -- Process Engineer/Engineering Assistant. Responsible for combined cycle/cogeneration plant performance simulation and optimization, environmental permitting support, equipment specification, and on-site performance testing of a 440MW combined cycle power plant .

 

Synergistic Activities

Chairman, Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative -2006 to present

Board of Directors, Heat-is-Power Association - 2012 to present

 

Name: Ted A. Boriack, PE, MBA

Title: Managing Director

Organization: Integral Power, LLC

Project Roles:

Deal Structure, Proforma Modeling, Commercial Negotiations, Contracts, Accounting, Tax Abatement, Project Management, Technical (Electrical & Instrumentation, EPC)

 

A Texas A&M electrical engineer, Ted Boriack is a Texas professional engineer, holds an MBA and has thirty years of energy industry experience. Ted spent his early career as an electrical engineer in the electric utility industry working in system design and construction, and operations and maintenance. Transitioning to the refining industry, Ted held various posts in the areas of electrical engineering, project management, utility system reliability, strategic planning, power contract management and cogeneration. In 2000 Ted co-founded Integral Power, LLC where he now serves as Managing Director.

 

Education and Training

Master of Business Administration (MBA) College of Business, Corpus Christi State University, 1993

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1985

 

Professional Positions

Integral Power -- Managing Director. A Co-Founder and Managing Director of Integral Power, Ted is involved in all aspects of developing and managing industrial-based combined heat and power projects. Activities include project feasibility, optimization of project configurations, economic modeling and budgeting, engineering and construction, accounting and audit administration, contract administration and management of day-to-day operations. Through IP Ted serves as a Managing Partner of Port Arthur Steam Energy LP, a 45MW (equivalent) waste heat-to-power facility in Port Arthur, Texas that was developed by Integral Power and achieved commercial operation in 2005.

 

CITGO Refining & Chemicals, LP -- Project Manager & Energy Contracts Administrator. Directly responsible for all electrical engineering aspects of 165,000 barrel per day refinery. Duties included refinery electrical system plan, project development and feasibility studies, technical scope development, budget proposals, detail engineering, construction, testing and commissioning of new systems.

 

Colwell & Associates Consulting Engineers -- Electrical Project Engineer. Involved in various electrical projects for industrial plants in the Corpus Christi, TX area. Duties included project engineering, feasibility studies, technical scope, cost development and detail design.

 

Central Power & Light Company -- Electrical Engineer. Various positions including Standards Engineer, Operations Engineer

and Distribution Engineer.

 

Synergistic Activities

Professional Engineer Texas No. 69089

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE Corpus Christi Section: Chairman 1995-1996, Vice-Chairman 1994-1995, Secretary/Treasurer 1993-1994, Director 1992-1993

 

Name: Tommy John, P.E.

Title: Senior Consultant

Project Roles:

Biomass Facilities, Power Plant, Technology Evaluation, Configuration and Equipment Optimization, Cogeneration, Project Management, Permitting, Feasibility Analysis, Business Development

 

A Professional Engineer with a unique combination of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering degrees, Tommy John has broad experience in developing and implementing projects for the process and power industries from conception through commissioning. His experience includes business development, litigation support, public relations, regulatory affairs, environmental management, and process technology licensing.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University

Masters of Chemical Engineering, University of Houston

Registered Professional Engineer (Texas)

 

Professional Positions

Tommy John Engineering -- Consulting Engineer. Assignments included project management of waste heat recovery system refurbishment, natural gas power plant repowering, and ultra low NOx package boiler installation; litigation support for gas processing EPC; development of biomass and waste to heat and/or power, biofuels, and chemicals; process and utility optimization for an innovative GTL process; and cogeneration studies including optimization for multiple industrial sites.

 

Texas Petrochemicals (now TPC Group) -- Project Engineering Superintendent. Developed and implemented production rate, efficiency, reliability, and environmental improvements to world scale Catofin isobutylene units. Developed strategy for outsourcing power and steam supply from a merchant power plant to reduce costs and emissions and air permit application for 800 MW combined cycle plant. Developed flare recovery, water recycling, noise reduction, and process licensing strategies.

 

Waste Management of North America -- Manager of Resource Recovery. Directed landfill gas recovery program at multiple sites including public relations program resulting in positive media coverage in three major markets as well as key contacts with public officials, residents and environmental organizations.

 

Tenneco, Inc. -- Manager, Business Development for Cogeneration; Senior Process Engineer. Developed cogeneration business for a major energy and industrial corporation, evaluated advanced controls and energy conservation projects for a variety of industries, and developed a major energy conservation and waste utilization project.

 

Atlantic Richfield -- Project Engineer. Responsible for design and construction of additions and modifications to a chemical complex.

 

Synergistic Activities

Founder and past President of the Gulf Coast Power Association (formerly Gulf Coast Cogeneration Association).

Past Chair of the South Texas Section of AIChE.

 

Name: John McTear

Title: Senior Consultant

Project Roles:

Project Management; OEM equipment and service sales; Executive Level Asset Management, Construction Management, Operations and Maintenance; Corporate General Management, Manufacturing

 

A Mechanical Engineer and MBA recipient John McTear has over 40 years of electric power industry experience in various capacities. John has hands on experience in construction, O&M and asset management using various technologies. John has experience in the US and in many foreign countries in the Americas, Middle East, Europe and Asia.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University 1966

MBA, Widener University 1971

 

Professional Positions

Upriver Power Advisors, LLC -- Consultant to US and foreign clients in areas of plant condition assessment, risk analysis, Asset Management, O&M assessment, disaster recovery and interim plant management. Recent assignment for lender workout on a large biomass asset.

 

North American Energy Alliance -- CEO hired to establish and manage US infrastructure to manage a $1.5 Billion power plant portfolio on behalf of Industry Funds Management of Melbourne AUS.

 

Con Edison Development -- VP in charge of Construction, O&M and asset management for a multi-plant portfolio of over 1700 MW. Technologies included hydro, SSGT, CCGT, reciprocating engine and oil-fired steam plants. Plants in the US, Guatemala and Europe.

 

GPU International -- VP of Business Management responsible for Construction, O&M and Asset Management for a plant portfolio located in the US, Canada, Bolivia, Colombia and Argentina. John supported business development in the above countries as well as in The Philippines, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, The Czech Republic, Brazil and elsewhere.

 

ABB Power Generation --VP of Projects for the North American stream turbine market. John had P&L responsibility for after-market sale of parts and services for the ABB ST fleet as well as third-party services for GE and Westinghouse steam turbines and generators. John travelled extensively throughout Europe meeting with ABB companies.

 

Bonneville Pacific Corporation -- VP O&M. John established all safety and O&M Programs and processes for a growing fleet of combined Cycle QF Plants and existing hydro plants. Managed several affiliated large-scale greenhouses and a 100 million pound/year frozen food plant.

 

Synergistic Activities

Board of Directors TEBSA (owner of 900 MW plant in Barranquilla Colombia) 1998 – 2001

Board of Directors GENOR (owner and operator of generation assets in Santa Cruz, Sucre and Potosi Bolivia) 1999 – 2001

 

Name: Steven F. Anderson

Title: Senior Consultant

Project Roles:

Power Plant, Pipeline and Transmission Development, Financial Analysis, Fuels Management, Energy Trading and Marketing, Project Management, Permitting, Electric Utility Regulation, Biomass Facilities

 

A Washington State University graduate, Steve Anderson's background includes managerial and executive positions in the forest products, electricity and natural gas industries. Steve’s experience includes thirty four years in the electricity and natural gas sectors of the energy industry where he has been instrumental in the early development of renewable and conventional resources in the United States and Canada.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science (BS), Forest Management, Washington State University, 1974.

Postgraduate activities have included work in several MBA programs including completion of The Public Utilities Executive Course.

 

Professional Positions

The SAIJ Group -- Managing Director and co-founder. SAIJ focused its efforts on project support, financial analysis and feasibility studies for a variety of large and small clients with projects including: major coal fired electric power plants, coal gasification facilities, small hydro resources, landfill gas electric generation, biomass recovery and utilization, inside the fence generation optimization, pipeline expansions, CO2 sequestration and marketing, market forecasting and rail transport facility development for petroleum liquids.

 

Panda Energy -- Vice President, Corporate Liaison and Managing Director, Business Development. Lead developer for 1,150 MW Oneta, Oklahoma project (sold to Calpine). Managed staff development professionals on early stage development of large natural gas IPP activities in Texas, Utah, California, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi and South Carolina.

 

Duke Energy Trading and Marketing -- Manager of Energy Services, duties included trading and marketing of wholesale electricity and natural gas including reverse tolling of electricity/natural gas through facilities owned by various industrial customers.

 

KVA Resources -- Vice President, Project Development. Primary project oversight of the Washington State EFSEC process for a successfully permitted 830 MW natural gas fired combined cycle facility located in Eastern Washington.

 

The Washington Water Power Company (now Avista Corporation) -- A variety of positions and advancements within the organization beginning as Wood Fuel Systems Coordinator for the first large stand-alone biomass facility developed in the United States. Other positions included all of the following: Supervisor, Resource Analysis, Corporate Review Team Member, Supervisor, Resource Analysis & Contracts, Manager, Natural Gas Strategy, Project Development Manager (WP Energy a WWP Subsidiary), Interim Manager, Internal Auditing, Manager, Cogeneration Development, Project Leader, Natural Gas Strategy Team.

 

Other executive and managerial positions within several regional and national forest product companies.

 

Synergistic Activities

Past Board member, Kootenai Electric Cooperative (Largest Electric Utility Coop in Idaho).

 

Name: Daniel Bullock, M.S., M.P.A

Title: Senior Consultant

Project Roles:

Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy, and Cogeneration Project Assessment and Analysis including Technology Assessment, Feasibility Analysis, Configuration and Equipment Optimization, Project Management, Permitting, Ancillary Services Assessment, Energy Efficiency Assessment and Implementation, Policy Analysis and Development, Business Development

 

A UT Austin Senior Manager and Scientist, Dan Bullock has broad depth in an energy efficiency, supply, technology and sustainable development. Recent focus has been on in LED lighting, distributed generation, and combined heat and power (DG/CHP) project development. Prior focus has included fuel cells and advanced clean energy projects.

 

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Physics, Penn State University

Masters of Science in Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Masters of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

 

Professional Positions

BTM Solutions -- Senior Consultant.Assignments include project analysis, development, and management of multiple small-scale cogeneration projects targeting small industrial, commercial, and multi-family properties. Developed behind-the-meter energy strategies for clients including energy efficiency, on-site power, and utility program participation. Implemented energy monitoring strategies for utility cost minimization and to achieve corporate sustainability goals.

 

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) -- – Senior Scientist. Created, managed, and directed numerous programs assessing advanced clean energy technologies, including fuel cells, carbon nanotubes, multi-junction PV cells, ultra-capacitors, Li-ion batteries, advanced catalysts, and related energy technologies incorporating nanotechnologies. Directed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Center, which undertook numerous feasibility studies and project assessments of cogeneration, waste heat to power, and other on-site power projects. Developed go-to market strategies for advanced and emerging technologies including organic Rankine cycle heat to power technology and led education and outreach program to enhance market acceptance of advanced technologies.

 

U.S. Windpower/Kenetech -- Project Developer. Member of a three-person team developing the Delaware Mountain Wind Farm, which was the first commercial wind farm in Texas completed in 1994. This 35MW project in far west Texas required a 20 mile 138kV transmission to interconnect with ERCOT. Responsibilities included leadership and negotiations in many aspects of the project, including utility relations, road siting and construction, bird population and migration studies, and landowner relations.

 

Synergistic Activities

Co-Founder and past Board Member of the Texas CHP Initiative.

Past Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center.

 

 

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