Securing a Clean Energy Future

Treaty Oak Clean Energy is a leading clean energy platform focused on developing utility-scale solar and battery storage projects in targeted US energy markets. Our mission is to create a sustainable future by providing clean, low-cost energy solutions to the grid benefitting energy consumers, communities, and generations to come.

About Treaty Oak

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Treaty Oak features a distinguished team with significant success in delivering gigawatts of utility-scale renewable energy projects across the US. Treaty Oak’s management team has a collective 50+ years’ experience across the critical development competencies, including power markets, M&A, real estate, design, engineering, and permitting. Utilizing their differentiated and honed approach to development, Treaty Oak is highly successful in converting greenfield sites into operating assets.

Who We Are

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The founding partners of Treaty Oak previously co-founded AP Solar, a first mover in developing utility-scale solar projects in ERCOT. AP Solar’s robust upfront screening methodology and differentiated development approach enabled the high conversion of development to operating assets, resulting in the successful delivery of 1.6GW of solar projects near Houston, TX
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Treaty Oak Royalty Capital (“TORC”) is a renewable energy company backed by the operational and financial strength of Treaty Oak Clean Energy and Irradiant Partners. TORC partners directly with landowners to unlock the value of the real estate underlying wind, solar, and energy storage facilities in the US in a simple and quick transaction process.
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Select Experience

Fighting Jays Solar

Fighting Jays Solar is a 350MWac Houston Zone project located in Fort Bend County, TX. Once operational, the Fighting Jays Solar project will supply electricity directly to residences and businesses in and around the rapidly growing Houston area. Fighting Jays Solar was sold to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, an investment management firm with $19Bn AUM, in November 2020. Learn more about Fighting Jays Solar.

Status: In Construction
Acquirer: CIP
Expected Capacity: 350MWac
Expected Operations Start: Q4 2022

Red-Tailed Hawk Solar

Red-Tailed Hawk Solar is a 350MWac Houston area project located in Wharton County, TX. The project contains over 1,000,000 solar panels across 3,000 acres and will power the equivalent of 60,000 homes near Houston, TX. Red-Tailed Hawk Solar was sold to a global Independent Power Producer, Acciona, in January 2022. Learn more about Red-Tailed Hawk Solar.
Status: Pre-Construction
Acquirer: Acciona Energia
Expected Capacity: 350MWac
Expected Construction Start: Q4 2022

Parliament Solar

Parliament Solar is a 440MWac Houston Zone project located in Waller County, TX primarily on lands owned by affiliates of Rice University. Parliament Solar is uniquely situated northwest of Houston, TX and will supply needed electricity directly to those in the Houston area. Parliament Solar was sold to a global commodity trading firm in April 2022. Learn more about Parliament Solar.

Status: Pre-Construction

Acquirer: Undisclosed

Expected Capacity: 440MWac
Expected Construction Start: Q4 2022
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Charger Solar

Charger Solar is a late stage 400MWac South Zone project located in Refugio County, TX. Charger Solar will be a cornerstone of the local community, serving to provide jobs, reliable electricity, and key economic benefits to Refugio County and Austwell-Tivoli ISD.
Status: Pre-Construction
Status: 400MWac
Expected Construction Start: Q1 2023

Our Team

Chris Elrod

Senior Partner

Chris is a co-founder of Treaty Oak and has over 15 years of experience in conventional and renewable power M&A, development, and financing. Chris is a co-founder, shareholder, and member of the board of AP Solar Holdings, LLC, which has successfully developed over 1.6GW ac of solar PV generation in the ERCOT region. Chris is also, a co-founder and joint-owner of Houston-based Snapper Creek Energy Advisors, LLC, which helps clients originate, structure, and execute energy commodity risk management solutions.

Chris’ previous experience includes investment banking and principal investment roles with Whitehall & Company, LLC and General Electric’s Energy Financial Services business, respectively. Chris received a B.A. in History (Hons.) from Yale University.

Rohit Ogra

Senior Partner

Rohit is a co-founder of Treaty Oak and has over 15 years of experience in structured commodities transactions and energy trading. Rohit is a co-founder and shareholder of AP Solar Holdings, LLC, which has successfully developed over 1.6GW ac of solar PV generation in the ERCOT region. Rohit is also, a co-founder and joint-owner of Houston-based Snapper Creek Energy Advisors, LLC, which helps clients originate, structure, and execute energy commodity risk management solutions.

Rohit’s previous experience includes energy trading and structured transactions at both Macquarie Bank and Lehman Brothers and principal advisory at a Houston-based boutique commodities advisory firm.

Rohit holds a BS in Electrical Engineering (Hons.) and an MS in Quantitative and Computational Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

J.R. Imber, III

Head of Origination

J.R has over 10 years of experience in conventional and renewable energy land origination and acquisitions. JR ran all land activities for AP Solar Holdings, LLC, including originating and managing surface and subsurface engagements for its 1.6GW ac of solar PV portfolio in ERCOT.

J.R previous experience includes providing advice to institutional investors on the acquisition of over $300mm of oil and gas royalties, consulting services for oil and gas and natural gas compression implementation of assets for water transfer and flowback services in the Permian Basin for Rockwater Energy Solutions.

J.R holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate of Petroleum Land Management from UT’s PETEX program in Houston.

Arya Karjooy

Head of Finance

Arya has over 5 years of experience in valuation analysis and conventional and renewable energy financing. Arya supported all project financing activities for AP Solar Holdings, LLC’s 1.5GWac solar PV portfolio in ERCOT. Prior to AP Solar, Arya was a senior associate in PwC’s Deals group.

Arya holds a BBA in Accounting with Highest Honors and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Trevor Curry

Head of Development

Trevor Curry, Head of Development, has over 15 years of experience in renewable energy of more than 10 GW of operating assets globally. Mr. Curry leads the technical risk and opportunity roadmap for the development portfolio, including interconnection, equipment selection, contractor selection, and contract negotiation for equipment and contractors. He has worked in utility operations, interconnection, high voltage design, energy economics, renewable policy, operating asset valuation, and retrofit capex models. He has held various roles at American Electric Power, Sargent & Lundy, Black & Veatch, Recurrent Energy, and PureGen Power.

Mr. Curry received a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Ohio State, MBA from Haas School of Business, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Jessica Morgan

Head of Legal and HR

Jessica Morgan, Head of Legal and HR, is responsible for drafting and negotiating key company contracts, managing and coordinating outside counsel, and maintaining internal corporate policies. Jessica has 10 years of experience in providing legal counsel at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and a variety of renewable energy clients as an associate at Husch Blackwell.

Ms. Morgan received a B.A. from Trinity University, J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School.

Jon Keen

Head of Business Development

Jon has over 15 years of experience in strategy and operations for large public and private sector organizations. Jon was the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta where he led 15 operating departments, including the City’s utilities, and managed a $2 billion budget and 8200 employees. Prior to the City, Jon was a strategy and operations consultant with Deloitte Consulting and served as an Army infantry officer.

Jon holds a BS in Industrial Engineering (Hons.) from Georgia Tech, a MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School, and a MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Lisa Murphy

Head of Environmental and Permitting

Lisa Murphy, Head of Environmental and Permitting, is responsible for all matters related to environmental and permitting for the development portfolio and has over 30 years of experience in project development and permitting. Ms. Murphy previously founded Hill Country Environmental where she provided permitting and environmental consulting services for Texas projects.

Ms. Murphy received a B.A. from Texas A&M University.

Patrick Duffy

Senior Associate, Development
Patrick Duffy, Senior Associate, is responsible for supporting all development activities, reporting to shareholders and supporting external third-party sales processes. Mr. Duffy previously worked at Tyr Energy (IPP) as a Senior Analyst in the Business Development group focusing on evaluating investment opportunities in Power and Renewables. Patrick also worked at EY as a Senior Audit Associate. Mr. Duffy received a B.A. Accounting with Honors from Westminster College.

Omkar Kulkarni

Design Engineer
Omkar Kulkarni, Design Engineer, is responsible for evaluating land viability for utility-scale solar power projects through analysis of site constraints and technological considerations. Mr. Kulkarni previously worked at Ecolectrics, LLC as PV Project Manager, developing and designing residential and commercial scale solar power systems. Mr. Kulkarni received a B.S. Chemistry from Brandeis University and M.S. Energy Systems from Northeastern University.

Ryan Fickert

Analyst, Development

Ryan Fickert has 15+ years experience as a financial and operational leader in retail, software, and project development. Mr. Fickert previously worked at Cabconnect as VP of Finance & Operations.

Mr. Fickert received a B.S. Finance from Florida State University.

Alex Kramer

Land Manager

Alex Kramer, Land Manager, is responsible for supporting all land acquisitions and maintaining project status for Treaty Oak. Alex has 11 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including project management, title research and lease negotiations.

Mrs. Kramer received a B.S. Agriculture Economics focused on Finance and Real Estate from Texas A&M University.

Nathan Yates

Director, Development

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Ricardo Herrera

Senior Associate, Project Finance

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Patricia Sherman Bruce

Head of Real Estate

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Sarah Bledsoe

Controller

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Ally Slater

Office Manager

Ally Slater, Office Manager, is responsible for all equipment, building space and infrastructure and IT coordination for Treaty Oak.

Projects

Treaty Oak - US Solar PV and BESS Development Pipeline

Treaty Oak is currently developing 5.5GW+ of PV + BESS projects and has a pipeline of 2GW+ across ERCOT, MISO, and SERC.

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