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Opportunities for Tribal SolarTAWA        POWER PROJECTS LLCSeptember 2012                             © TAWA POWER PROJEC...
About Us    TAWA Power Projects LLC (TAWA) is a Native American-    owned renewable energy project company.    We are a Ca...
TAWA Power Projects LLC    TAWA is bringing together two leading    renewable energy companies.      Carbon Consulting Inc...
Team                Greg Watkins, MA, Chief Executive Officer & President                Choctaw Indian Tribe | Architect,...
The Opportunity [1/2]Solar power for self-use (“behind the meter”). Tribes can provide solar power for their own use.    •...
The Opportunity [2/2]Providing solar energy to tribal utilities or neighboring  municipalities and co-ops.    • <20MW dist...
Tribal Land Is Ideal for Solar7     Confidential and Proprietary   © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
What Others Say“Indian Country is ripe for solar. […] tribes are at the forefront of  the renewable energy trend […] becau...
How We Work  TAWA enters into Development Agreements with Federallyrecognized Indian tribes and nations to develop solar p...
Partnering for Tribal Power                                  Development                                   Agreement      ...
Competitive Advantages of Tribes     Lower Land Cost: Reservations or Bureau of Land      Management     Faster and Lower ...
Why Native American Solar Now?                                         Then: Tribes did not have                          ...
Suitable Land for Solar ProjectsReservation land or BLM land where a Native AmericanNation has a strong case to repossess ...
Free to Choose the Best TechnologyCrystalline (mono or poly) silicon-based PV systems are currently the most proven and ba...
Environmental ResponsibilityCultural SensitivityWe strive to preserve America’s natural environmentand heritage by only ut...
Community Benefits We strive to improve communities through significant renewable energy infrastructure investments and by...
Typical Commercial “Self Use” Solar Power Plant• 1 MW (AC)                          • Approximately $2.5 million          ...
Typical Distributed Utility Solar Power Plant• 10 MW (AC)                         • Approximately $22.5 million           ...
Typical Utility Solar Power Plant• 50 MW (AC)                         • Approximately $105 million                        ...
Contact     Eugene Wilkie, VP of Project Development     (858) 775 1673 (Pacific Time)     Wilkie.Eugene@TAWAPower.com    ...
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  1. 1. Opportunities for Tribal SolarTAWA POWER PROJECTS LLCSeptember 2012 © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  2. 2. About Us TAWA Power Projects LLC (TAWA) is a Native American- owned renewable energy project company. We are a California Public Utilities Commission certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (“DBE”). We execute a standardized and streamlined development process. We have experience in power purchase agreement negotiations, financing and operations of solar power projects We have operational experience in Indian Country. We seek to create project and job opportunities for Native American tribes and nations whenever possible.2 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  3. 3. TAWA Power Projects LLC TAWA is bringing together two leading renewable energy companies. Carbon Consulting Inc. • 100% Native American owned • Mission is creation of renewable energy projects which produce carbon emissions reductions. Clean Power Group • Privately held by its principals • Preeminent developer of utility solar projects • Commitment to responsible solar development TAWA is an affiliate of TAWA Power Partners LLC.3 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  4. 4. Team Greg Watkins, MA, Chief Executive Officer & President Choctaw Indian Tribe | Architect, Developer and Master Planner for over 30 years | President of Carbon Consultants , Inc. | Masters of Architecture from the Univ of Texas John Parsons MBA, Chief Financial Officer 25 years in corporate and project financing for CleanTech start-up businesses, solar and energy projects | Former Financial Executive at GE and Ernst & Young Eugene Wilkie, MS, VP of Project Development Turtle Mountain Chippewa | 20 years developing energy projects in US and Latin America | CEO of Alterra Corporation Arnold Leitner, MBA PhD, VP of Strategy & Technology 12 years in solar | Founder and former CEO of SkyFuel | Former Chairman of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) Solar Electric Division Charlie Kuffner PE, VP of Operations 30 years in large scale commercial and EPC construction, alter-native energy, project and executive mgmt | Former President & COO of Swinerton Builders Alexander von Welczeck, VP of Sales & Marketing 25 years in business development and executive mgmt | Managing Partner of Clean Power Group | Founder, former CEO of Solar Power Partners (now NRG Solar) Dirk Michels JD, Corporate Counsel, K&L Gates 20 years advising renewable energy developers and investors on corporate, project development and project financing matters4 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  5. 5. The Opportunity [1/2]Solar power for self-use (“behind the meter”). Tribes can provide solar power for their own use. • 1+MW commercial “self-use” energy facilities on reservation serving community centers, public buildings, schools, casinos and more. • Roof Top • Shaded Parking Structures • Ground MountFederal government is seeking renewable energy. The U.S. military has issued a billion dollar request for proposal for renewable energy. Tribes are preferred suppliers with price premium. • <20MW distributed solar power plants located on or near bases selling to the U.S. military.5 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  6. 6. The Opportunity [2/2]Providing solar energy to tribal utilities or neighboring municipalities and co-ops. • <20MW distributed utility solar power plants interconnecting to utility distribution for on or off reservation energy supplyCalifornia remains short of solar energy in meeting its renewable energy goals by 2020, not the least because projects are failing due to poor site selection and failure to connect to stakeholders. • 50-200+ MW utility-scale solar power plants serving California utilities and the West, including federal energy off-takers. Solar power plants will provide long-term 20-35+ year sustainable revenues and valuable green tech jobs to Indian tribes and nations.6 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  7. 7. Tribal Land Is Ideal for Solar7 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  8. 8. What Others Say“Indian Country is ripe for solar. […] tribes are at the forefront of the renewable energy trend […] because these projects often mirror tribal cultural values.” • Solar development opportunities ripe in American Indian Country, by Ryan D. Dreveskracht, US attorney, pv Magazine, 12 January 2011.“At stake is a wealth of untapped potential. […] Indian Country has the potential to supply more than four times the nations electricity needs with solar.” • Navajo community banks on proposed solar array, Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press, 26 April 2012.“Renewable energy projects on tribal lands are fast becoming a reality. […] Clearly, everyone stands to gain from the development of renewable energy projects on tribal lands.” • From Tribal Lands: An Emerging Market for Renewable Energy Development, by Tara S. Kaushik, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Renewable Energy World, 25 April 2012.8 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  9. 9. How We Work TAWA enters into Development Agreements with Federallyrecognized Indian tribes and nations to develop solar projects on land sites they control. TAWA then works in partnership with the tribes and nations to Negotiate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with power off-takers. TAWA Designs, Builds and Operates the Solar Projects on behalf of the tribes and nations, who are the owners. The Tribes and Nations Are the Owners of the solar assets benefiting from recurring 20-year revenues.9 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  10. 10. Partnering for Tribal Power Development Agreement Professional Services Service Providers Top 10 Global Law Firm Leading Engineering Group, Native Western US Transmission American TAWA Power Public Accountant for Renewable Energy Nation Projects Business Native American Owned Ownership Retained • Develops project (permitting, Interest interconnection, sales contract) • Receives development services and Funding of success fees Development • Earns a carried interest in projects • Operates solar power plants Investors “Smart” investors with understanding of solar Manager and/or tribal social and economic issues. Solar Plant10 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  11. 11. Competitive Advantages of Tribes Lower Land Cost: Reservations or Bureau of Land Management Faster and Lower Cost Permitting Preferred Negotiating Position with Utilities Ability to Sell to Federal Off-takers: Western Area Power Administration or Department of Defense Advantageous Project Financing via Federal Programs Tax Advantages: Most tribes are exempt from paying state taxes11 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  12. 12. Why Native American Solar Now? Then: Tribes did not have experience with solar PV. Now: Many tribes own small PV installations. Then: Large-scale PV was an unknown, somewhat a risky idea. Now: PV Solar is quickly becoming Then: Complex technology (mostly mainstream utility energy. concentrating solar power, CSP) Then: Tribes did not have promoted by integrated utility experience and technology promoters/developers. processes. Now: Tribes are Now: PV utility solar energy more sophisticated, many facilities are simple to own and already with their own utility operate and there are many operations. proven technology vendors.12 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  13. 13. Suitable Land for Solar ProjectsReservation land or BLM land where a Native AmericanNation has a strong case to repossess that land.Best land sites will be disturbed land, often fallow farm land.Off reservation project sites with unique opportunities.13 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  14. 14. Free to Choose the Best TechnologyCrystalline (mono or poly) silicon-based PV systems are currently the most proven and bankable solar solution.Thin film PV modules are ideal for large solar farms where land is not at a premium or in diffused light conditions.Concentrating PV may provide lowest LCOE in the high DNI locations and generate higher revenues in the TOD markets.14 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  15. 15. Environmental ResponsibilityCultural SensitivityWe strive to preserve America’s natural environmentand heritage by only utilizing non-sensitive lands. Wedevelop sensible, sustainable, and profitable solarpower plants.15 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  16. 16. Community Benefits We strive to improve communities through significant renewable energy infrastructure investments and by creating valuable local clean-tech jobs that will provide long-term local economic stability. • Increase the diversity and • Stimulate sustainable reliability of the energy mix economic development • Promote stable electricity prices • Create new employment opportunities • Provide clean-tech job training • Improve public health by reducing the burning of fossil fuels • Ameliorate air quality problems16 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  17. 17. Typical Commercial “Self Use” Solar Power Plant• 1 MW (AC) • Approximately $2.5 million in capital investment• 7+ acres of land • Useful life of 35+ years17 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  18. 18. Typical Distributed Utility Solar Power Plant• 10 MW (AC) • Approximately $22.5 million in capital investment• 70+ acres of land • Useful life of 35+ years18 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  19. 19. Typical Utility Solar Power Plant• 50 MW (AC) • Approximately $105 million in capital investment• 350+ acres of land • Useful life of 35+ years19 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
  20. 20. Contact Eugene Wilkie, VP of Project Development (858) 775 1673 (Pacific Time) Wilkie.Eugene@TAWAPower.com Alex von Welczeck, VP of Sales & Marketing (415) 794 3311 (Pacific Time) VonWelczeck.Alex@TAWAPower.com TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC20 Confidential and Proprietary © TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
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