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Fred Lowther

Counsel

Fred is a partner in Blank Rome’s energy practice. Mr. Lowther devotes his career primarily to the development of large energy and natural resource projects in the United States and abroad.

He focuses his practice on domestic and international energy, water supply projects and transactions, and general counseling of energy companies in all sectors of the industry. His work on water supply issues involves both structuring projects and litigating over water rights. He also focuses his practice on counseling companies in the energy technology sector.  Mr. Lowther’s role as project counsel involves all aspects of project structuring, regulatory approvals, administrative and judicial litigation, financing, and general counseling.

He has served as project counsel for the North Star LNG Project (liquefied natural gas from Western Siberia to the U.S. East Coast); Tenneco Atlantic Pipeline Project (LNG from Algeria to Canada and then by pipeline to the U.S. East Coast); Trinidad LNG Project (LNG from Trinidad to the U.S. Gulf Coast); PacIndonesia LNG Project (LNG from Indonesia to California); PacAlaska LNG Project (LNG from Alaska to California); Boundary Gas Project (natural gas from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Northeast); Alberta Northeast Gas Limited Project (natural gas from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Northeast); Altamont Gas Transmission System (natural gas pipeline from the U.S.-Canada border to Wyoming); Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. (natural gas pipeline from the U.S.-Canada border to Long Island, New York); Tegen-Sucat Power Project (rehabilitation of two power plants in Manila, Philippines); AVOCA Gas Storage Project (salt cavern gas storage in New York); Atwick Gas Storage Project (salt cavern gas storage in the United Kingdom); Harbor Energy Project (gas-fired power project in the Netherlands); Phoenix/Premier Gas Project (Scotland-to-Northern Ireland Pipeline; gas distribution system in Belfast); Islander East Pipeline Project (natural gas pipeline in Connecticut and New York); Jordan Cove LNG Project (LNG export terminal in Oregon); KLNG Project (LNG terminal in Providence, Rhode Island); Polar Bear LNG Project (LNG from Russia and North Africa to Quebec, Canada); Floridian Natural Gas Storage (LNG storage facility in Martin County, Florida); Liberty Natural Gas Project (offshore LNG project in New Jersey); and several other large projects and transactions involving natural gas, power generation, electric transmission, water supply and treatment, and crude oil in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and the Middle East.

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Nicholas Bair

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas has held positions in both the public and private sectors in the oil and gas industry, alternative energy industries and state government as chief of staff to a Representative and Policy Advisor to a Senator.

Nicholas began his career as an environmental chemist at Ch2M Hill and worked many years for Technip Stone and Webster Process Technologies evaluating new and emerging technologies and designing/constructing energy facilities.

Nicholas has lived and worked abroad, including, France, Canada and throughout the United States. He was notably responsible for project development as a Director at Bair Energy and currently is President and Chief Operating Officer for Bair Energy.

Nicholas attended Montana State University and Oregon State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degrees in Ecosystems Analysis and Environmental Policy and Environmental Chemistry. Nicholas enjoys his family and currently resides in Southern Oregon. His passion is building alternative energy mega-projects and taking his family fly fishing on the Rogue River with his dog, Robynhood.

Nicholas is CEO/COO of Bair Energy
www.BairEnergyLLC.com

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Cornelius Fitzgerald

President

Con has 15+ years of strategy design and execution experience focused in the Corporate Finance and early-stage Renewable Energy fields. He has lead teams for financial product design and national sales campaigns for Fortune 500 clients. As part of the top strategy group at a Fortune 50 bank, he lead and helped shape reorganization efforts for a $5B line of business as well as lead detailed execution for integration of new businesses in M&A activity.

Con is an excellent negotiator of both standard and complex agreements.  His ability to quickly study and understand the nuances of agreements, the interests and perspectives of the different stakeholder and the strategic options led to his role of leading Clean Energy Holdings in its early stage of development.

Con has a solid understanding of all aspects of renewables and a clear ability to explain these issues to different audiences.  His skill in strategy, financials and planning are solid foundations that help the company in many ways. He was instrumental in holding the company together during its exit from the renewable energy technology’s “Valley of Death”, skills and experiences which strengthen the character and brand of the company.  

 

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Peter Orrell

President – Business Development

Peter is a proven global business development and strategy executive with over 25 years of successful leadership and results. He possesses a deep understanding of financial services, specialty finance, renewable energy, climate resiliency and Property Assessed Clean Energy.

Peter held a number of senior executive roles for American Express Company prior to becoming CEO of a mid-market private equity held company which he built and subsequently sold.  Most recently, he has acquired deep experience in Property Assessed Clean Energy, a Private Public Partnership facilitating energy efficiency and climate resiliency financing.

Peter has excelled in privately held smaller mid-market organizations as well as Fortune 500 environments.

He possesses both depth and breadth in terms of building international businesses, particularly in Europe and Asia. He has lived and worked in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Peter holds an Honors degree in International Marketing from McGill University.

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