Greenbriar Capital Corp.
Greenbriar Capital Corp. is a leading developer of renewable energy and sustainable real estate projects. Greenbriar, led by former key personnel and key advisors of Western Wind Energy Corp., has a unique track record of delivering exceptional returns to all participants.
The Company, having contracted power sales agreements and key project locations, pursues high impact assets directed at accretive shareholder value. Greenbriar's asset acquisitions are derived from 14 years of extensive relationships in the renewable energy and real estate industries.
The Company's management includes three individuals who have personally built and financed over $2.5 Billion of profitable operating solar, wind and geothermal projects over the past 15 years.
The Greenbriar team has been operating in Puerto Rico since 2008 and was the developer of the Yabucoa Solar Project in Puerto Rico that was acquired by Brookfield. Puerto Rico is strongly committed to reducing and stabilizing energy costs while protecting the environment and its ecosystems for the benefit of all those who live and work on the Island.
Greenbriar's Puerto Rican project and its respective 100 Megawatt Master Power Purchase and Operating Agreement (PPOA), is considered by the energy industry as a high impact renewable energy asset. The Master PPOA gives Greenbriar the flexibility to select sites and interconnection points. The contract is valued at $1.9 Billion USD.
Montalva Solar Project, Guanica and Lajas, Puerto Rico
Greenbriar's main contract is a 35 year, 100 Megawatt solar energy contract which permits the Company to sell 100 Megawatts of solar generated electrical capacity to the Puerto Rico Energy Power Authority ("PREPA").
Annual production of the plant is based on the US Department of Energy-National Renewable Energy Laboratory's solar radiation studies which gives the Company's Montalva site the capacity to produce 237,000,000 kilowatt hours per year of electrical energy from its 100 Megawatt contract.
Annual production if and when built is US$58,880,000 per year for 35 years to total US$1.99 Billion. Additionally, the US Government provides a 30% US Federal Tax credit on the entire eligible capital cost basis of the project which can be fully monetized through a wide range of US based tax motivated investors. In essence, the US Government pays for 30% of the capital costs of all solar projects.
The Greenbriar contract saves the ratepayers of Puerto Rico US$2 Billion over the 35-year term, and prevents the release of 8.3 Million tons of CO2 being released in the atmosphere.
Blue Mountain Wind Project
Blue Mountain is a fully contracted 80 Megawatt (MW) wind project is located in southeastern Utah near the city of Montecito in San Juan County. The Project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with PacifiCorp. The Blue Mountain project includes all discretionary permits, 8 individual Land Leases and Option to Purchase Agreements, a fully executed 20-year 80-MW Power Purchase Agreement with PacifiCorp, 6 years of meteorological data and studies, a completed System Impact Study, completed environmental work, the receipt of 7 supply term sheets from top tier wind turbine vendors and a draft financing mandate from a world class financial institution.
The Acquisition Agreement has immediately granted Greenbriar, a 50% interest. The Agreement then allows Greenbriar to perform 2 milestone tasks, which will then increase the ownership interest up to 100%.
The next plan of action for Greenbriar is to execute a Turbine Supply Agreement and issue a Request for Proposal for an engineering, procurement and construction contractor. Greenbriar expects to begin construction as soon as project financing is complete.
Greenbriar owns 688 building lots spread over 161 acres in Tehachapi, California. Tehachapi is considered a safe and attractive city compared to other cities and towns in the region. A recent independent valuation from a recognized California land appraiser has valued Greenbriar's raw undeveloped California land holdings at CDN$5,038,000 (US$3,788,000).
Management and Directors
Jeff Ciachurski, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Ciachurski is the principal executive officer and advisor representing the operating and management team to the board of directors. Mr. Ciachurski launched and founded Greenbriar, after a highly successful 11-year career as founder, CEO and Director of Western Wind Energy Corp., where he built a concept and created an industry-recognized, vertically integrated, renewable energy owner and operator which was merged into a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, a $181 Billion Canadian asset manager in March 2013. Mr. Ciachurski established the operating and development assets in California, Arizona, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and financially led and built over 165 MW of solar and wind production and 360 MW of advanced staged assets all wholly owned by the company. As CEO, Mr. Ciachurski has a combined acquisition, development, financing, and shareholder value creation record of over $3.6 Billion.
Cliff Webb, President and Director
Mr. Webb is a Registered Professional Engineer with 40 years of power engineering experience directly applicable to regulatory, EPC and renewable energy development. Former Executive Vice President of Luz Development and Finance Corp., Mr. Webb served as the principal executive solely tasked with building and financing the 355 MW SEGS solar thermal facility in Mojave, California (first of its kind in the US) leading the development, engineering, construction and finance of the largest project of its kind for 30 years. Mr. Webb is the former Manager of renewable energy procurement with Southern California Edison in which he executed over 2,500 MW of renewable energy contracts negotiated and built in California from 2007 to 2015. He is the former Chief and Head of the Engineering and Environmental Division of the California Energy Commission and served as the personal Nuclear Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown of California.
Tom Dugan, Environmental Lawyer
Mr. Dugan manages the 80 MW Blue Mountain wind project in SE Utah. With his fifteen years of experience as a lawyer and lobbyist and his training in the natural sciences, Mr. Dugan is well-suited to guide Blue Mountain through its environmental evaluation and regulatory processes.
Daniel Kunz, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Kunz is the founder and former CEO of US Geothermal Inc., (2003-2013) which constructed and owns three geothermal power plants in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon. Mr. Kunz accomplished the rare task of building three profitable geothermal plants from 2008 to 2012 that successfully reached commercial production and currently sells power to Idaho Power, Southern California Edison and Nevada Power. Mr. Kunz is the former Director, President and COO of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., and was the principal executive in charge of building the $10 Billion Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia that currently accounts for 30% of the GDP of Mongolia. Mr. Kunz is a registered professional engineer.
Please refer to Greenbriar's website www.greenbriarcapitalcorp.com for complete biographies.
On June 2, 107, Greenbriar Capital Corp. announced that recently had its consultants meet and speak with senior officials at PREPA (Puerto Rico Energy Power Authority) and have been informed that PREPA is willing to move forward with the Company's Montalva solar project.
On May 25, 2017, further to its news release dated May 8, 2017, Greenbriar Capital Corp. announced that has extended closing of its non-brokered private placement of up to 600,000 units at a price of 80 cents per unit for gross proceeds of $480,000. The Company expects to close the private placement on or before June 15, 2017.
On April 10, 2017, Greenbriar Capital Corp. announced that it has closed the non-brokered private placement that was announced on Feb. 27, 2017. The Company has issued 492,420 units at a price of 80 cents per unit for gross proceeds of $393,936.
On January 10, 2017, Greenbriar Capital Corp. announced the results of a Court ordered damage report on Montalva solar project in Puerto Rico, prepared by Dr. Leonardo Giacchino, Adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law, American University. Greenbriar is pleased with this court ordered report. The full report is available at www.greenbriarcapital.com.