JOSEPH M. RICHARDSON
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / ENERGY / PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Revenue Growth / Strategic Planning / Market Analysis / Contracts / Settlements / Plant Management EPC / D-B / Siting / Development / Mergers & Acquisitions / Proposals / Team Leadership / IPP / P&L
Business builder with significant development, project management and technical experience in the renewable and energy industry. For IPP and utility sectors, I led in-house and outside teams in development, M&A, expansion and divestitures, including proposals, project management, design-build, negotiating and permitting. Strengths include:
Establishing strategic direction for revenue growth
Identifying, developing, designing and managing large scale projects
Building relationships for funding and gaining approval for new ventures
Developing and delivering winning proposals at the decision-maker level
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Minnesota, 1986. Member of Theta Tau (national engineering fraternity). Fellow workers would say I am passionate about my work.
Spearheaded entry into California solar market. Complete managed and operated power plant. Identified un-utilized assets and developed plan to enter into solar market. Developed 33 MW project, led to creation of Valos.
Project managed award-winning facility. Led NRG bid to win development rights of cogeneration plant within chemical facility. Managed development, design and EPC award of cogen-plant.
Led combined cycle plant development. Led NRG’s development of a 540 MW combined cycle plant. Managed development, permitting, design, electrical interconnection, gas and water pipelines, and EPC negotiations.
Led combined cycle plant acquisition. Complete had opportunity to acquire 1,022 MW combined cycle plant in California, but lacked technical experience or knowledge. Successfully performed due diligence, developed cost analysis, generated performance estimates and led negotiations of construction settlement.
Managed project development. Provided project management for the development of a two phase solar project in California. Managed the selection, contracts, work scope and budgets of consulting firms, managed the application, meetings and review of the electrical interconnection and led all discussions with government entities.
Real estate acquisition. Performed real estate search, cost/benefit analysis and identified optimal site for Rockland Capital and Noble Gas to develop large peaking project. Developed and negotiated land purchase agreement. Performed fatal flaw analysis and feasibility study of selected property.
Entered new energy markets. NRG was missing the opportunity to participate in Texas and Caribbean energy markets. Generated strategy centered on acquiring existing plants and projects under development. Proposed and gained approval for the new market entrance. Negotiated purchase agreements for acquisitions.
Consultant, 2011 to Present. Develop and manage special projects, including 40 MW solar and 500 MW peaking.
Chief Development Officer, Valos Solar Ventures, LLC, 2010 to 2011. Led development activities for new solar projects. Responsible for permitting, interconnection, design, costs, performance and bidding.
Vice President, Development, Complete Energy Holdings, LLC, 2004 to 2010. Responsible for project management, contract negotiations and settlements. Identified strategic opportunities and led acquisitions, expansions and divestitures. Developed and presented proposals, negotiated contracts and settled disputes.
Director, North America Projects, NRG Energy, Inc., 2003 to 2004. Managed sales process, including bid prep, selection of winning bids, contract negotiations and regulatory approvals. Collaborated with outside legal counsel.
Director, Business Development, NRG Energy, Inc., 1995 to 2003. Managed development of new power plant projects, asset acquisitions and strategic business ventures. Began with NRG as Director, Technical Services.
Earlier: Field / Project Engineer for Northern States Power Co. (NSP) for construction of peaking facility. Began with NSP as Mechanical Engineer, performing plant modifications/expansions and design-build projects.
Interests: Married with children. Dedicated to physical activity, outdoor pursuits and coaching basketball/baseball.