Cat Creek Energy is headed by the owners of the ranch on which the Project is located, John Faulkner and his family. The company was incorporated on May 14, 2013. CCE has engaged expert engineers, physicists, biologists (among whom a recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, the “Water Nobel”), and policy advisors as consultants to deal with the various technical, environmental, and regulatory dimensions of the Project. The principal consultants to CCE, all of whom have lived in the American West for decades, have well over 200 years of collective experience in designing, permitting, financing, and developing hydroelectric, wind, and solar facilities in 12 countries and 15 states in the U.S., with over 1,220 MW of renewable energy (145 MW of which is hydro), 1,200 MW of cogeneration, and 635 MW of combined cycle energy.
Among the 50 hydroelectric and wind projects developed in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota, and Belize, all of which are still operational, the largest is the 204 MW wind project in Idaho carried out with General Electric. New projects include Cat Creek Energy & Water described in this website and additional renewable generation and storage facilities in another Idaho county, and a Petcoke-to-methanol/90% carbon-capture facility with a capacity of 185 MW/10,000 tpd chemicals.
Three members of the CCE management team have been recognized by the Department of Energy. Wind Powering America, and the American Wind Energy Association for their ground-breaking work in the renewable power industry. One member, a former elected official, represented local governments on the original Montana Climate Change Advisory Board and served on the Local Government Advisory Committee (FACA) of the EPA. Another is President of one of the oldest conservation-funding organizations in the Intermountain West. All five members of the management team have a documented record of advocacy and expertise in the advancing of environmental and social justice. Dealing with both the main causes and most harmful effects of climate change is what they jointly believe is the most significant way at present to implement this agenda.
CCEW Mission Statement is:
To design and build a fully-integrated, large-scale, and strategically-important Renewable Energy and Water Storage Project, bringing with it long-term economic and societal benefits to the people of Idaho and the region, and providing a new national standard for the generation of electricity and the delivery of water in a time of a rapidly changing climate.