Panoche Energy Center


Michael King

Mr. King is a Managing Partner and Founding Member of Apex Power Group, LLC.  He is responsible for all aspects of power plant development,   Mr. King was key in the development of Pio Pico Energy Center, a 300MW peaking and load following plant in San Diego County, CA. He led the development for:

·  Conceptual design and cost estimates

·  Site control

·  Competitive bid preparation

·  Electrical interconnection

·  Major equipment selection

·  Engineering and EPC contract

He provided key support for power purchase agreement negotiations, permitting and financing activities.

Mr. King was integral to the development of Panoche Energy Center, a 400MW Peaking Plant in Fresno County, CA.  He worked on the development since the original concept in 2004 in preparation for a competitive solicitation from Pacific Gas & Electric.  He led the technical development activities on the Panoche and supported every aspect of development.

Prior to his work at Apex, Mr. King held leadership positions at Cinergy Solutions and Duke Solutions in power development.  He has over 37 years experience in the electric utility industry in the areas of Project Development, Plant Operations, Performance Engineering and Testing. He was responsible for Business Development, Strategic Planning and Operations at one of the largest District Steam Systems in the United States from 1994 to 1999. His development experience in the Power Industry includes system performance improvement and optimization analysis, business financial analysis and improvement, environmental compliance planning and project management.  He received a B.S. Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1981.