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Frank Giacalone is a founder and Principal Owner of the Navasota Energy family of companies as well as CEO of with Navasota Energy Solutions LLC and Navasota Energy Global Solutions LLC. Navasota was the active manager/owner of 1,070 MW Natural Gas Combined Cycle facility located near San Antonio, Texas and 80 MW Solar development in Odessa, Texas. He is responsible for overall direction of the organization, lead developer, builder and asset operator.
Until May 2010, Mr. Giacalone was a Director and President of Navasota Holdings Texas Partners LP, a 1,650 MW ERCOT portfolio with locations in Odessa, Wharton, and Madisonville. His executive and management experience exceeds 35 years in the energy industry with a focus on electric energy in both retail and wholesale markets. His experience includes commercial and technical assignments with companies such as General Electric and Tenneco. His extensive background includes infrastructure development, construction, and over $10 billion of acquisitions and divestitures including renewables, natural gas and electric power assets. His broad experience includes executive management of geographically dispersed organizations, business and asset development, acquisitions and divestitures of power assets and companies, financial structuring, investment management and enterprise restructuring.
Prior to forming Navasota, Mr. Giacalone served as Vice President of Development and Asset Management for NRG Energy Inc. In that capacity, he successfully developed and built the Brazos Valley Energy Center in Thompsons, TX, a 645 MW combined cycle facility, and led expansion efforts in south and southwest wholesale power markets. Mr. Giacalone had similar success as SVP and Chief Development Officer of CHI Energy, Inc. where, as executive team leader, he saw the company through bankruptcy to profitability and successful sale to Italian utility ENEL. Mr. Giacalone has similar executive experiences with companies such as JWP, Tenneco and GE.