2005 – 2015 – WKPA was retained to provide General Manager Services to the Power and Water Resources Pooling Authority (PWPRA) – operated a virtual electric Utility serving upto 600 GWh of Irrigation and Water District load in California at retail.
2007 – WKPA was retained as a subcontractor to Woodruff Energy Services, the primary consultant, to the California Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) on behalf of its Division of Ratepayer Advocates (“DRA”) to provide analysis, testimony, and related services related to the San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s (“SDG&E’s”) Application (A.06-08-010) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line (“Sunrise”),
2007-2008 – Mojave Coal Fired Project Conversion to Natural Gas – WKPA was part of a syndicate to retro-fit the Mojave Coal Fired Project to burn clean Natural Gas in order to 1) clean up the particulate pollution impacting the Grand Canyon; 2) to sell Clean Natural Gas fired power into the LA Basin to SCE. The 2008-9 Financial Market crash took away the project’s money source and the generating units were dismantled by SCE.
2008-2009 – City of Victorville, CA – WKPA was retained to provide expert advice and counsel regarding development of Risk Management Policies and participation in the CAISO wholesale power markets.
2009-2010 – City and County of San Francisco, CCA – WKPA led a syndicate of associates and affiliated companies to serve, at retail, the load of the City and County of San Francisco; created a marketing company, Power Choice Inc., and obtained “Market Based Rate Authority” from Federal Regulators; CCA average annual gross revenues were forecasted to be approximately $1.1 Billion. The City terminated negotiations after the June 2010 Elections.
2011 – WKPA was retained by USE Consulting (“USE”) to assist with negotiating the interconnection process with Southern California Edison for the proposed 13MW NAVFAC SW China Lake solar photovoltaic project on behalf of SunPower Corporation;
2012 – WKPA was retained by Sterling Energy Management to submit an interconnection request with the CAISO (SCE) and complete the Interconnection Management Plan for the Noble Americas Gas & Power Corporation’s 500 Mw Golden Hills CCGT.
2016 – WKPA formed a new LLC – Tanoak with two others to bid Professional Services to new Community Choice Aggregation programs (CCAs) – Humboldt County, Lake County, and others. We were shortlisted in Humboldt but didn’t prevail, Lake County postponed their decisions on service providers.
W. Kent Palmerton is a
Founder and Principal at:
- WK Palmerton Associates LLC: Management and Transaction Consultancy;
- Power Choice Inc.: Power Marketing Company with FERC Market Based Rate Authority;
- Air Transportation Alternatives LLC: Aircraft ownership and leasing.
Minority Principal in:
- Tanoak Energy Advisors LLC: CCA Professional Services
- GreenSparc Energy Advisors LLC: Professional Services;
- GreenSparc Inc.: Professional Services.
- Sterling Energy Management LLC: Power Plant and Energy Market Professional Services