Our work in energy development covers the entire development cycle. Whether we are leading development or supporting our client’s internal resources, we bring a strong and geographically-diverse experience base.
We have developed natural gas generation projects as well as large (100-500 MW) renewable energy generation projects across North America and around the world. We are currently engaged in development in some of the most active and competitive markets, including the western and southeastern US.
We routinely advise our clients on the acquisition of single projects or portfolios and often complete development on the assets acquired that are in early- or mid-stage development. Our advisory role continues for many projects where we serve as part of the owner’s team during construction and commissioning.
As energy storage has emerged, we have been active in the development of both solar plus storage and stand-alone energy storage.
Our clients routinely look to us to provide strategic insights, whether it is in the identification of target markets, approaches to permitting, or evaluation of the right technology.
The Fontana Energy Associates team is committed to conducting its business with integrity, conscientiousness, and discretion, and with a final and overriding goal of sustainable results. We believe that having a holistic view of our services’ consequences with regard to the environment, the public, and the energy market is vital to running an ethically-responsible business.
Power industry veteran Perry Fontana founded Fontana Energy Associates. Perry was formerly Vice President-Projects for Ausra, Inc., with responsibility for site acquisition, permitting, and development. At Ausra, he acquired sites and completed early-stage development for over 2 GW of solar thermal generation. Before his work at Ausra, Perry was Vice President of URS Corporation, responsible for its Electric Power Business in the western United States and international operations. At URS, Perry assisted a number of the major independent power producers and international financial institutions in completing early- and late-stage development activities. He has directed the development of natural gas, coal, biomass, geothermal, wind, solar, and gasification projects totaling over 10 GW of installed generation worldwide.
Perry has extensive experience with the development and permitting of complex generation projects. He has worked in 25 countries and has served as an expert witness for several independent power producers, the U.S. Department of Energy, multilateral lending institutions, and numerous multinational companies. He has permitted numerous power projects with the California Energy Commission and notably served as a key developer for a 1280 MW gas-fired power plant in Nevada. He has also advised clients on both the sell- and buy-side of asset acquisitions, including purchasing over 4000 MW of generation.
The Fontana Energy Associates team is committed to conducting its business with integrity, conscientiousness, and discretion, with a final and overriding goal of sustainable results. We believe that having a holistic view of our services’ consequences with regard to the environment, the public, and the energy market is vital to running an ethically-responsible business.
We, therefore, as dedicated members of the Fontana Energy team, commit our best efforts to the following objectives: