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 children.