James A. Walker, President
Dr. James A. Walker has been involved in international energy activities
for over 25 years. In addition to his activities with Princeton and Energy
Nevada, he is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board and CEO
of enXco, Inc., a leading U.S. developer, owner and operator of wind parks.
EnXco operates over 4,000 grid-connected wind turbines, has net ownership
of 178 MW of operating wind parks, and has land rights for over 3,800
MW of wind projects in the U.S.
As Assistant to the Director for the International Institute for Applied
Systems Analysis, a unique Cold War think tank whose members were the
National Academies of Science from 13 Western and Soviet Bloc countries
and Japan, Dr. Walker helped set up the Institute's energy studies program.
While at the Executive Office of the President under Presidents Nixon
and Ford, Dr. Walker directed policy analysis for federal energy R&D
programs and represented the White House on technical exchanges in energy
planning and management with the Soviet Union. While at the California
Energy Commission, Dr. Walker played a leading role in the development
of alternative energy technologies; these technologies now supply over
25% of the power for the world's largest economies. Shortly after leaving
the Commission in 1982, he served as an advisor to the French Agency for
Energy Management on building energy efficiency.
In the private sector, as Vice President for a major geothermal development
company, Dr. Walker was actively involved in the development of geothermal
energy projects in the Imperial Valley of California. He was also a member
of the Board of VAWTPOWER, Inc., a vertical axis wind turbine company
based in Albuquerque, NM. On behalf of a founder of Teledyne, he oversaw
the acquisition of a firm manufacturing energy management telemetry and
managed its turnaround. Dr. Walker was also a consultant to a Merrill
Lynch team recommending strategic options for the Sacramento Municipal
Utility District in California. Dr. Walker was responsible for governmental
affairs for Mission Energy, one of the world's largest independent power
developers, from 1986 through 2001. Dr. Walker has also provided business
development services in the U.S. and Europe for Mission Energy.
Dr. Walker is past Chairman of the Pacific Environment and Resources Center
(PERC) located in Sausalito, California. PERC has been the recipient of
numerous foundation grants for its resource management and educational
activities relating to Siberia, India, and other countries.
Dr. Walker has been active in real estate development and consulting.
He was developer of the Roseville Automall, responsible for its permitting,
financing, and construction, as well as its ongoing operations, marketing,
and management. This $75 million project was recently featured by J.D.
Power and Associates, the leading auto industry market researchers, as
"A Success Story for the 1990s", and it leads 200 other such
projects nationally in sales after only five years in operation.
Dr. Walker has successfully developed several independent energy projects.
Dr. Walker leads Princeton's energy resource development projects in Europe
and Asia, where the Princeton Energy Group, through its Greek affiliate,
has erected two wind parks on the Island of Crete.
Dr. Walker received his Doctorate in Decision and Control from Harvard
Business School and a degree in physics cum laude from Princeton University,
where he was one of twenty in his class of 800 designated University Scholars
for academic achievement. He is 58 years old and is married with five