Powering Communities & Businesses
Specializing in the development of energy projects that support the financial, economic and environmental aspirations of communities and businesses
What We Do
Commercial Rooftop Projects
Projects that utilize the space available on existing developments such as building rooftops and/or parking lots, with the goal of further reducing the environmental impact of energy production.
Establish project financing models that include opportunities for investment in projects by
Albertans through the facilitation of “Green Energy” bonds.
Revenue Model Generation
Develop various energy use/revenue models (i.e. subscription, lease, PPA/CFD, REC, Etc.) that are adaptable to the unique circumstances of projects.
Utilizing emerging technologies such as block chain enabled peer-to-peer energy trading platforms, in addition to microgrid and energy storage technologies.
Our projects are focused on creating economic and social value within the communities they are built in, and as non-profit corporation 100% of profits are reinvested into developing more projects.
SunAlta Power was established in 2018, by Aenergy Capital (AEC) and BTM Energy Partners (BTM) in response to an emerging need in the Alberta renewable energy market to create a platform that integrated the commercial and technical expertise required to successfully identify, develop and implement commercial/community opportunities for small-to-medium sized decentralized solar PV projects, either as behind-the-meter microgeneration-connected or distribution-connected projects . The objective of SunAlta Power is to establish and facilitate the development of partnerships that allow for Alberta businesses and communities to become active participants in these opportunities, and to develop low cost and innovative strategies to partnership development, project financing, and project delivery that can be easily replicated and ensure that projects of this size are economically viable.
Our Purpose: To create an innovative and integrated platform that enables active participation of communities and businesses in the transition to a decentralized low-carbon utility system.
Our Mission: SunAlta Power is focused on facilitating economically viable renewable energy projects through the integration of:
Technical and commercial expertise in solar PV energy project development;
Innovative financing models and aggregation of a portfolio of small-to-medium sized generating assets;
Low cost supply chains and project construction strategies that can be replicated;
Technology enablers that improve project performance; and
Strategic partnerships and platforms that facilitate the active participation of communities, businesses and citizens in a decentralized low-carbon utility system.
Our Vision: Establish a network of high performing decentralized renewable energy generation assets that deliver economic benefits through effective partnerships and contribute to a low carbon future.
Jim has over four decades of experience in the energy/utility and banking sectors, developing and financing energy infrastructure ($2B+) projects. This includes having worked on developing renewable/alternative energy projects, accessing financing and project funding from multiple public and private sources, and putting together project deals and financing agreements.
Over his extensive career in energy project development and finance, Jim has held the following positions:
Founder and EVP - Epoch Energy Development, a geothermal development - Calgary
VP and Chief Development Officer - Alliance Pipeline and NRGreen Power - Calgary
VP Operations - Ontario Hydro Energy - Toronto
VP Finance - Westcoast Capital Corporation (Reliance Home Comfort) - Toronto
Manager Power - Westcoast Energy Australia - Melbourne
Manager Development - Power International (Duke Energy) – Prague
VP Natural Resources Division - First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo) - Los Angeles
AVP Corporate - Lloyds Bank - New York City
Currently Jim is the Cofounder and CEO of Aenergy Capital, a green merchant bank located in Calgary, Alberta. Aenergy Capital identifies and catalyzes opportunities to invest in the sustainability sector though marketing, project development, financial analysis, and project capitalization. Through these efforts, Jim and Aenergy Capital Cofounded SunAlta Power.
Jim has a B.A. in economics and training from the Graduate School of Credit and Finance at Stanford.
Kyle Fawcett, MBA
Kyle is a thought-leader in energy/environmental policy and economics with over 15-years experience in utility, energy market, and environmental regulation. He is currently the Vice President of Market, Business and Project Development at the Vital Group of Companies where he has has led a team of engineers, technologists, and project analysts in the completion of several solar PV feasibility studies that have focused on the technical and financial viability of projects. Over the years Kyle has had extensive involvement in many energy and environmental studies/projects for organizations such as the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA). He the founding Principal of BTM Energy Partners, which cofounded SunAlta Power.
Kyle is a former elected Member of the Alberta Legislature (MLA) and provincial Cabinet Minister. During his time as an MLA and member of Cabinet he served on the energy and environmental working group and held the following positions:
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training & Labour
Associate Minister of Finance / Vice-Chair of Treasury Board
As a consultant Kyle has lead and been involved in many energy and environmental projects.
Kyle has an MBA from the University of Alberta and a BA in Political Science & Applied Energy Economics from the University of Calgary. Additional course work includes completion of a course in solar PV project development and financing and an Energy Policy Planning Certificate.
Jim Goldmann Jr., MBA, J.D.
Jim Jr. has over 15-years of professional experience in development, audit, FP&A, consulting and law. This includes expertise in providing sustainable energy market/project development, corporate/project financial and risk analysis, advanced econometrics and financial statement analysis. Also, he has served as a general practice attorney with background in litigation, in addition to advising clients on contracts, business formations, and tax planning. Jim Jr.’s wealth of experience includes employment in the following positions:
Principal - Goldmann Law LLP - Milwaukee, WI
Associate Attorney – Sterling Law Offices - Milwaukee, WI
Associate Accountant - Schneck LLP - Green Bay, WI
Associate Attorney – Mimura Law Officers - Canyon County, ID
Staff Accountant – Deloitte & Touche LLP - Washington, DC
Staff Accountant - Aronson, Co. - Washington, DC
Reconciliations Specialist – Union Energy Inc. - Toronto, ON
Cuurrently, Jim Jr. serves as the General Counsel of Aenergy Capital and is a Cofounder of SunAlta Power.
He has both a Juris Doctorate (Law) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA), as well as Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics & Political Science.