A Texas A&M mechanical engineer, Jeff Schroeter has forty years of experience in the electric utility business with an emphasis on project development, engineering and finance. Jeff has led the development of over 8,500 MW of 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.
EnEx – Managing Director and co-founder. He provided strategic guidance for three cogeneration contract extensions for LyondellBasell for over 2,220MW. Jeff represented owners for an asset sale process of 30 MW of ERCOT ERS units for a family office.
Genova – Managing Director and co-founder. Genova’s venture partners have included Hunt Power, Centennial Power (MDU), ArcLight and EIF (now Ares). For TXP, he conceptually developed 600MW of peaking units in ERCOT. In New Mexico, for Lea Power Partners he developed a 560 MW combined cycle project with offtake contracted to Xcel SPS under a 25 year PPA. Led development in Arkansas of a combined cycle site to fully permitted status and sold the project AEP SWEPCO (now Harry Matson station). 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.
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. Jeff executed many transmission interconnection agreements with seven utilities.
CSW (now AEP) – IPP project Owner’s Engineer and CSW Energy project developer. Owner’s Engineer for cogeneration projects. He served as 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.
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 Professional Engineer (Texas and Oklahoma)