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Technical Consultant

Mr. Carlson has a background of over thirty five years as a consultant and former senior manager in electric power production and has experience with a wide variety of fuels, technologies and plant sizes.  He has worked with independent power producers, electric utilities and cooperatives, as well as being integrally involved with the deregulation of the electric power industry and the risks and opportunities that restructuring entails.  Mr. Carlson has been a spokesman for the renewable industry generally, and biomass specifically, in a variety of settings, including numerous Congressional testimonies.  For over 25 years, Mr. Carlson has overseen networks of production facilities at the vice presidential level, and he has been involved in numerous business development activities during the last decade.As the principal of Carlson Small Power Consultants, Mr. Carlson has provided consulting services to over 35 owners/developers of small solid fuel (primarily biomass) power plants. His work has included performing feasibility studies, as well as overseeing business issues such as strategy development, due diligence, used equipment evaluation, utility interconnection, contract negotiation, development activities, permitting, plant improvement, etc.

Mr. Carlson has also represented groups of plant owners in the regulatory/legislative arena. Bio energy projects in which Mr. Carlson has participated include:

  • Snowflake White Mountain Power - Snowflake, AZ  24 MW

  • Rough & Ready Lumber - Cave Junction, OR  1.3 MW

  • Freres Lumber - Lyons, OR  10 MW

  • Simpson Timber - Tacoma, WA  10 MW

  • Roseburg Forest Products -Weed, CA  10 MW

  • Seneca Sustainable Energy -Eugene, OR  10 MW

  • F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber - Columbia Falls, MT  10 MW

  • Nippon Paper Industries - Port Angeles, WA  10 MW

  • Eagle Valley Clean Energy - Gypsum, CO  10 MW

  • Agrilectric Power Partners - Lake Charles, LA  10 MW

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