home Investor Advisory M & A Advisory About Us Contact Us

ANNOUNCING: OES

ON&OFF GRID ENERGY SOLUTIONS 

SHIPS, PORTS, BUILDINGS & RESORTS

425 Market Street, Suite 2200

San Francisco, CA 94105

main 415-434 4340

alexis@ooges.com Alexis Post, PhD

www.ooges.com Co-Founder and CEO

 

On May 17 and 18, at one of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs anywhere in the world, TieCon 2013,  I will be presenting our company OES, or On&Off Grid Energy Solutions. We have a package of renewable energy and waste-to-energy solutions not only for cruise ships, but also for ports and other coastal super-structures.

MISSION

As renewables kick in, and oil, nuclear, coal, and fracturing are phased out, OES brings in renewables and cleans up coal and oil.

Providing renewables and support technologies for maritime, coastal and rural super structures.

Clean-up energy for ships, ports, and seaside resorts. Energy planning and management for client future energy needs. We offer a service platform for Renewable Energy (“RE”) and related electronic IP (three proprietary plus third party technologies).

 

OES Renewables offer safety, compliance, quality, reduced health and environmental costs, reliability, efficiency, and, most importantly, savings:

 

  1. Reduced energy bills

  2. Integrated energy surpluses

  3. Energy retail: from net “importer”/consumer to net “exporter”/producer

  4. Energy credits from local utilities and governments

Mega-sized cruise ships dock feet away from my door on the San Francisco Embarcadero, where they have always been a very visible part of my life. Having written a $400 book on Deepsea Mining and the Law of the Sea, I have a deep concern for ocean pollution, and work on 3 or 4 remediation pathways.

For we are killing the oceans: There are four times as many nano plastic particles at the bottom of the earth's food chain than plankton. “Species rarification” is especially acute at sea: 18 of 20 species of one of the most hardy animals on the planet, the albatross birds, are threatened with extinction. This is due in large part not only from land-based sea dumping, but also from sewage and waste dumping of sludge with medical contaminants, plastics, bilge oil, washing and cleaning chemicals, and other industrial, military, agricutlural and landscaping toxins such as methane and fertilizer run-offs.

The pivotal sources are:

  1. From ships approaching port, at port ,and at sea

  2. From port operations and extant military and industrial contaminants

  3. From seaside resorts

OES reduces direct technology risk by building a high–tech service platform for IP (think Bechtel), leaving behind specific technological risks, warranty maintenance, and the necessity to upgrade with the OEMS. We choose our branded package components carefully, assiduously, and appropriately, to fit each client's needs.

OES not only provides clean energy for specific maritime situations. We also consume toxins and wastes through a revolutionary new waste-to-energy technology:

One of our start-up companies converts wastes, requiring 20-30 % plastics and other carbon content, into electricity and FT diesel fuel, and is currently negotiating mega-contracts to convert coal soot as well as natural gas into electricity and FT diesel fuel. A second presents an entirely enclosed, 12-foot cubed wind turbine for urban skyscrapers as well as polar destined ships. In addition, we have developed a robust, transportable, cheap, 50 Kw and 100 Kw wind turbine aimed in the first instance at the windy, poor, rural, communities of Patagonia, but also other poor rural communities.

THE PROBLEM

As the Canadian Province of Ontario goes coal-free in only one decade, Chevron Oil Corporation maintains that in the year 2030, coal will still represent 30 % of global energy consumed, and ground-based oil roughly the same, with renewables doubling, but only reaching less than 10 % of all energy consumed. OES combines coal and oil sludge clean up with more renewables source.

Governments are demanding renewables, but it has not been on the radar for large companies and superstructures to respond, until now.

More and more governments have energy auditing and retro-commissioning with energy saving measures (EMS) eco-sustainability

Certification and RE programs do not aim at maritime superstructures.

Old energy is an environmental cost; new energy is cost-effective in every way.

Old energy depends on externalities and distant controls. New energy localizes control and income streams. Energy savings for heat, water, car/transport can be huge.



WHY NOW (historical evolution )

Due to large population growth, energy pollution in both production and consumption is a major cost: Thus renewable energy and energy saving through efficiency have come of age. Yet according to Chevron, even though wind and solar energy will double in the next 15 years, the overall contribution to total energy production will still be less than 5 percent, whereas coal will still lead with a 30 % share, same % for oil and gas


In comparison, Ontario takes the lead with only ten years to 2012 to virtually coal-free!

Thus, the bulk of global energy clean up may not be in renewables, which will continue to exponentially improve and expand. The bulk of progress will be made where the most energy will continue to be sourced for some time to come: in cleaner coal, cleaner and more efficient oil operations and oil clean-up (oil sludge pools into new refined products); cleaner gas that does not threaten devastated water supplies, and safe nuclear.

 

    SHIPPING NOW:

  • Supply push: Three large multinationals have agreed to charter only vessels in the shipping energy that have the highest rates of energy efficiency.

  • Supply pull: 16 vessels create as much pollution as all the cars in the world. Unlike power stations or cars, they can burn the cheapest, filthiest, high-sulphur fuel: the thick residues left behind in refineries after the lighter liquids have been taken. The stuff nobody on land is allowed to use.

     

    SAN FRANCISCO NOW:

     

  • 100% renewables by 2020

  • San Francisco Claim: Any new commercial construction project over 20k sf should  be green certified

  • RE Task Force Report 2010 Newsom and Lee's ofc for 2020 $ 100 MN forRE

  • Energy Watch and Energy Upgrade audits required

  • Green building energy labeling proposed

  • Proposed to reduce cost of clean energy financing and expand it through low income bonds

  • Strengthen retrofitting for resale with green - for SF Port Commission

  • Local energy security being targeted

  • Extra port energy can be used for local transport

  • Labeling the green energy component in buildings

  • San Francisco is now supplied by an archaic transmission grid through the peninsula

 

  •  
    • Mayor demands 100 % green city.

    •  

      ONTARIO NOW:

  • PORT OF SAN DIEGO NOW:

As of 2012, 99 % coal-free, down from 25 % coal dependent, merely a decade ago.


THE SOLUTION - OES SERVICES

OES services, the next big American energy paradigm shift with a funnel of awareness to eco-sustainability. Real estate development and construction are the nemesis of ecology – the rape of nature's resources. - without sustainable planning and remediation. We see to it that good energy integration harvests the strengths of the environment rather than destroying good land and water. We look to longer term, but now earlier stage, energy savings to cover all, if any, additional upfront costs.

Every roof on every building is a potential energy generator, every waterway a potential clean source.

OES up-cycles from polluting toxins to renewables This means dollars, For example, over the next 20 years, on the basis of a $12 billion investment, Ontario projects to save about $27 billion through renewables, smart meters allowing automatic TOU (time-of-use) rates to encourage peak load-shifting, plus the option of fixed rate contracts for purchasing electricity from licensed energy retailers, our port model. 

1. WTE: Most recently, we have developed new waste-to-energy plants that are half the price of the competition, and more efficient. Furthermore, due to the overall plant structure, if one part breaks down, it does not bring the whole system to a halt (see Hitachi). We are working with clients throughout the USA to service their particular feedstocks, which must contain a minimum of 20 % carbon (plastics, but also pernicious cow dung, municipal landfill, sewage, and most profitably, medical contaminants).

We demo'd the extant technology in Pennsylvania in October 2012.

 We are working on a contract to build a plant in one state in America where it will be the second largest project there, as backed by the unions, and other large contracts nationwide.

 

There is now a smaller model that ships on a container truck appropriate for cruise ship refuse, and other smaller feedstocks.

 

We are working with circa 9 newly acquired coal mines to introduce our waste-to-energy solution that converts coal dust or "fines" to electricity, diesel fuel, and carbon black.

 

2. Wind: To service ships and urban buildings, we have developed an internalized wind turbine that resembles a roof-top hvac system. It is about 10 x 10 x 10 feet; the first gen model produces  50 Kw, with plans to expand capacity to 100 Kw; one can install a farm of them on a large ship, or top of a skyscraper. Intermittent energy can be very useful for running instrumentation on a boat without need to resort to the diesel engine system. This is what Hornblower Ferry does with our design and installation with another model. Depending on battery storage solutions, it can be very useful in large-scale buildings which consume 80 % of all electricity produced worldwide. A turbine is installed on top of the Palo Alto Medical Facility.

 

3. Wind: With a CTO who has been described as the leading wind design engineer in South America, now working for "the Siemens of the South")on a 2 MW wind farm in the Mendoza, AR area, and in Belize, we have developed a robust 50 Kw turbine with plans for 100 Kw to service the distressed needs of farmers and remote communities that are largely off-grid. The farmers are crying for the product. Ancillary technologies will also be introduced.

 

THE PRODUCT

A Service Platform for Renewable Energy for maritime related companies. System Design, Integration, Planning and Construction Management. This is a platform for our own IP as well as from other OEMs.

 

THE SCHEDULE

 

DUE DILIGENCE:

occupancy rates

walk-through assessment

energy survey and analysis

collection of facility ops

utility bill analysis

energy user profile

comparables

where and when is energy being consumed

consumption by chillers, boilers, pumps, cooling towers, air handling units, fan units, ventilation fans, lighting, conveyor motors

20 % of bill can be peak hour turning on of all power; thus sequential turning on; you get % of money you are saving; $RZ earns $5,000 per day

Micro turbine on nat gas can be used for turning e.t. On

Wind analysis

Solar analytical financial analysis

Campus power demand curve

 

DETAILED ENERGY AUDIT:

Potential optimization and capital intensive projects on Level 2

what is it going to be more cost-effective field data and engineering analytical

determine base line of energy

parameters not directly measured need to be computed (cooling load, chiller efficiency)

tabulation of data

PRELIMINARY PLANNING : Line up well known Local Team in each demographic of Architects, Civil, Planners, Consultants: Energy/electrical, acoustical, structural engineering, landscaping, mechanical

DELIVERY:

Energy-Integrated Solutions Package

Out-sourced Soil/Water Remediation, Lighting, Windows, Materials , Landscaping

SUBMIT FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCY APPROVALS

PERMITS

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

COMPLETION

12-MONTH WARRANTY REGIME

SIGN-OFF


SOLUTIONS FOR PORTS

  • Ports as energy complexes

  • Port and City sell users (cp. CCA)

  • Solarize ports for electric cars = free power. The car is amortized in just a few years.

  • Port energy at the port. Roofs = Source of energy, also PG&E towers and container cranes can be illuminated in fanciful forms.``

  • First Zero Emissions or Net Zero Port or Ship”

  • Green the dirtiest

  • RE money in the port can remain in the port.

  • Port award achievement: World Energy Global Award EPS: Most Sustainable Port

  • Excess energy service to community and grey water management

  • Jobs

  • Design and compliment the corporation's sustainability department

  • Line up production tax and other credits

  • Present and integrate modular and repetitive products

  • Clean up ocean by garbage or waste stream management from ships and ports, generating energy, especially from plastic

  • Rethink the traditional distribution model, i.e., A unique business model for multiple products and maintenance



THE MARKETS

 

TARGETS:

     

  • Large, existing, rapidly growing markets poised for rapid growth or change.

  • Total market = $1B potential, allowing for error and time for real margins to develop.

  • Rich customers

  • Modular and Repetitive 

 

CLIENTS

     

  • Ports (Oakland, SF, Long Beach, LA, Portland, Seattle) S San Pedro Harbor LA,  Long Beach Point Mugo Shipyards, LA, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Panama, Turkey, London, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Kiel, Italy, La Point Magoo, Cruise Lines, Navy, Coast Guard, Commercial Shipping, Ocean Clean Up Port Authority,   Steve Blitch, Antioch/Martinez serving new communities of Brentwood and Oakley

  • Related Maritime: Pier 27, Bay Bridge, TI,

  • Shipping companies (SF Shipping), Greek Goddess

  • Cruise Lines Matson and Hotel/Resorts

  • Maritime Component of oil companies: Chevron, Exxon, Shell, BP

  • Coastal resorts

     

     

      MOVING FORWARD:

  • Oil rigs and drilling platforms

  • Energy barge to service the above

  • Bay Area construction companies: Webcorp; San Jose Construction Co Los Gatos, Nibbi, Turner Construction, Gensler

  • Lumber and wineries

  • Shopping centers

  • Poor rural communities, farms and national parks; large agricultural installations

  • Steel and coal mines; dry cleaners, Monsanto, carpets

  • Sewage treatment plants (waste remediation to energy)

 

 

 

THE COMPETITION

Renewable Energy Developers. None specialized in our space of large scale maritime and resorts.

 

 

THE TEAM:

Alexandra Post, Founder, CEO

Investment Finance, Natural Resource Contract Law and Finance : Oil & gas, mining, metals, steel bars. C-officer in emerging renewable technologies. Global strategic management in banking, trade companies, market research, and, more recently, renewable energy companies. Specialized in business development for emerging technologies.

     

    BA, Cornell & Paris Univs. MA, Goldman at UC Berkeley (voted #1 School of Public Policy in USA). IMD Switzerland (rated Europe's leading exec management program by Forbes), PhD, U of Munich, Topic: Law of the Sea & Deepsea Mining

     

  • During graduate studies, finance and marketing consultant for major corporations in India, Thailand, and Indonesia. Debriefed by Japan's Shadow Cabinet.

  • While running a London M&A firm, also Faculty Professor of Finance (Books on M&A and natural resources), Research at Hoover Inst., Stanford U.

  • Investment finance for Clean Tech, Real Estate, DCF energy analysis

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Wind turbine development and integration

  • WTE (waste to energy)

  • Business English, German, French & Spanish

  • Passions: Plastics to energy on land and sea; pony polo, ski ballet, authoring

     

Dan Revay, VP Operations and Business Development, Co-Founder

    25 years of leadership in planning, easement purchase and approval, civil engineering, architecture, land and landscape planning, management, banking – plus infrastructure for off-site roads leading from utilities and the grid to on-site projects, establishing grid ownership

  • Built 8,000 housing units in master-planned communities

  • Mixed-use projects with up to 2,500 units per project

  • Land acquisitions and forward planning for project approval

  • Utility reimbursement contracts to raise capital for developers

  • Conservation easements for agriculture

  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)

  • Solarization of Buildings for the City of Los Angeles

  • Geothermal facility

  • Satellite tracking stations

  • Underground testing centers


  •  
    • Mark Haug, Global expert for Inverters and inverter clients: Wind turbines, solar and storage technologies

    • Simon Makdessi,Global expert in water and soil remediation, mining

    • Lyall Ingvarson, Power plant optimization

    • Danny Moscaritolo, Waste-to-energy engineering design and manufacturing

  • Advisory Board: Leading experts for energy renewables, power optimization, waste remediation and contaminant clean-up

     

     

 

Core Development Staff:

 

  • Energy Statistician – Site profiles, product specifications, calculations, updates

     

  • Legal Advisory

     

  • Office management and accounting (website, hardware and brand management)

  • Consultant for computers, software, branding, website development and management

     

  • Future IP build out:

    • H2 Energy System: a simple , horizontal-axis wind turbine that ships in a truck container, installs in one day, easy to maintain, and built for the strongest winds of Patagonia.

    • Windation Energy System: an internalized wind turbine safe in urban environments and functional on Arctic seas.

 

Our Strengths —

  • Longterm strategies and targets are reviewed and enhanced

  • Financial, product and marketing strategies are embellished in the business model for growth, merger, sell-out or buy-in

  • Due diligence. Companies are researched and valued using multiple methodologies

  • Transaction leadership. Management teams are supported in negotiations, structuring and closing � domestic and abroad

  • Global resources are brought into play in developing the right exit strategy