Sterling Energy Management (SEM) retained the services of WK Palmerton Associates LLC’s principle consultant W. Kent Palmerton as a Senior Associate in 2004. Mr. Palmerton provided a wide array of Transmission Interconnection and Transactional services to SEM on a project by project basis. Among the projects the two organizations collaborated on include:
The Bright Source Solar Tower installation – SEM provided initial site selection alternatives, Large Generator Interconnection Process (LGIP) support, logistics and was the lead for interconnection study and interconnection process with the CAISO and Southern California Edison (SCE) transmission planners and management.
The Laughlin, NV located Mojave Coal Fired Power Plant acquisition, conversion to, and operation as a Natural Gas project – SEM was retained to provide technical and transactional services to a project sponsor that planned to purchase the facility from SCE (and partners), convert the boilers to fire full time on Natural Gas fuel, and sell the output back to SCE.