Eric G. Sieckmann is currently the Vice President of Project Finance at SolAmerica Energy headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He oversees a team that manages project level financial transactions and analysis for the company, including valuation models and tax equity financings. Additionally, they focus on marketing the company’s projects to investors in sell-side transactions, preparing and maintaining project finance models, and leading the financial analysis of new markets and programs.
As an experienced financial manager who has been employed in the Renewable Energy, Merchant IPP, and Regulated Utilities spaces, Eric’s past employment includes various roles at NRG Energy, Duke Energy, NTE Energy and EDP Renewables. Through these experiences, Eric has developed a thorough knowledge of the power industry in the areas of renewables financing, energy storage economics, power purchase agreements (including renewable offtake, power blocks and full requirements), RTO/ISO mechanics, generation dispatch, commodity hedging, and tolling contracts. Eric’s strengths and passions lie in managing teams, energy asset transactions, financial and commercial structuring, financial modeling, and operational forecasting of generation assets. Prior to business school and shifting to the energy space, Eric was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics as a composites and adhesives engineer.
Eric is a graduate of the MMM program at Northwestern University, where he earned both an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from the McCormick School of Engineering. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Eric also holds a Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University (2004) and a Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Auburn University (2008). He enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, reading everything from biographies to classics, running the occasional marathon and travelling the globe. In total, he has explored 47 states and 29 countries through Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
With clean energy a safe bet for returns in uncertain times, this session will examine the trend of private equity and funds looking to invest in ‘ready to go’ projects at a much earlier stage, and the criteria they are looking for so that developers can prepare their projects for investment.