© TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC Opportunities for Tribal Solar September 2012 TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC
2. About UsTAWA Power Projects LLC (TAWA) is a Native American-owned renewable energy project company.We are a California Public Utilities Commission certifiedDisadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).We execute a standardized and streamlined developmentprocess. We have experience in power purchaseagreement negotiations, financing and operations ofsolar power projectsWe have operational experience in Indian Country. Weseek to create project and job opportunities for NativeAmerican tribes and nations whenever possible.2Confidential and Proprietary TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC 3. TAWA Power Projects LLCTAWA is bringing together two leadingrenewable energy companies.Carbon Consulting Inc. 100% Native American owned Mission is creation of renewable energyprojects which produce carbon emissionsreductions.Clean Power Group Privately held by its principals Preeminent developer of utility solar projects Commitment to responsible solardevelopmentTAWA is an affiliate of TAWA Power PartnersLLC.3Confidential and Proprietary TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC 4. TeamGreg Watkins, MA, Chief Executive Officer & PresidentChoctaw Indian Tribe | Architect, Developer and Master Planner for over 30 years | President ofCarbon Consultants , Inc. | Masters of Architecture from the Univ of TexasJohn Parsons MBA, Chief Financial Officer25 years in corporate and project financing for CleanTech start-up businesses, solar and energyprojects | Former Financial Executive at GE and Ernst & YoungEugene Wilkie, MS, VP of Project DevelopmentTurtle Mountain Chippewa | 20 years developing energy projects in US and Latin America | CEO ofAlterra 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 Societys (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 Gates20 years advising renewable energy developers and investors on corporate, project developmentand project financing matters4Confidential and Proprietary TAWA POWER PROJECTS LLC 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 servingcommunity 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 forrenewable energy. Tribes are preferred suppliers with pricepremium.