We create customized solutions for clients’ specific energy goals.

Two established qualities make us unique: our thorough understanding of the Independent Service Operator (ISO), like PJM, and our demonstrated knowledge of regulated and unregulated power markets.

Manufacturers, corporations, universities, hospitals, military entities and utilities alike partner with Holocene to meet their future energy goals by employing clean energy solutions. We leverage our experience to deliver a customized solution for every power buyer.

Holocene offers multiple energy solutions to meet your company’s energy needs in regulated and de-regulated energy markets.

PPAs for Distributed Generation

Renewable energy delivered at fixed rates over long terms in deregulated markets provides a hedge against fluctuating brown-power prices.

Portfolio Block / Index Purchases

Allows energy buyer to purchase real-time or day-ahead with blocks as means to achieve year-to-year price stability.

Green Power Purchase Options

Fixed, long-term RECs are available in a variety of markets.

Custom Off-Site Deployment

Variously sized, self-developed, solar PV systems to generate clean energy for companies seeking fixed, long-term energy contracts.

Direct Investment Procurement

Solar energy from Holocene’s self-developed solar PV systems can be a cost-effective addition to a company’s energy strategy and hedge position.

Partner with Holocene. Our future together is green.

Our Team

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Ralph Thompson
CEO
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With 40+ years’ experience in domestic and international construction, Ralph Thompson can confidently organize a construction project of any scale in any location. It’s that level of expertise with which he has managed over $3 billion in project value in Industrial, Manufacturing, Energy, Commercial, DoD and Federal installations. Ralph also managed the first LEED Platinum project certified in North Carolina. Previous positions include General Manager for Turner Construction and Project Executive for JA Jones. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction from NC State University. He is certified LEED AP and licensed as a professional engineer in North Carolina.

Active in his industry, Ralph serves as the founding and current chair of the NC Clean Energy Business Alliance (NC CEBA) and an Advisory Council Member for the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. Ralph’s past industry involvement includes being private chair of the NC Chapter of The Energy Services Coalition, a member of the Raleigh Stormwater Management Commission (SMAC) and a board member for Artspace in Raleigh, NC. He currently serves as an elder at The Summit Church.

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Stan Allison
CFO
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Stan Allison has 35+ years’ experience as an investment banker with international institutions focused on arranging capital in negotiated transactions. During that time, he raised $12.4 billion under a wide variety of financial arrangements, representing 140 transactions.

Stan is effective at originating, structuring, negotiating and executing complex transactions while maintaining strong relationships with a wide variety of institutional investors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Lafayette College and his Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia.

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Bob Sheppard
Corporate Counsel
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Bob Sheppard’s experience includes serving as the former Global Co-Head of Project Finance for Bank of America. He also managed a project finance group which earned top global rankings in electric power project financing. Bob earned a bachelor’s, master’s and juris doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now teaches as an adjunct professor of finance at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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Mark Schroeder
Energy Advisor
The team at BTU Energy Advisors partners with Holocene and provides more than 75 years of combined experience in energy markets. The experts at BTU bring deep knowledge in economic analysis, project finance, regulatory analysis, energy market contracting, energy contract development and distributed generation strategies for energy end-users. Together, Holocene and BTU create energy-purchasing strategies that make the most sense for clients throughout the United States.

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ralph
Ralph Thompson
CEO
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With 40+ years’ experience in domestic and international construction, Ralph Thompson can confidently organize a construction project of any scale in any location. It’s that level of expertise with which he has managed over $3 billion in project value in Industrial, Manufacturing, Energy, Commercial, DoD and Federal installations. Ralph also managed the first LEED Platinum project certified in North Carolina. Previous positions include General Manager for Turner Construction and Project Executive for JA Jones. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction from NC State University. He is certified LEED AP and licensed as a professional engineer in North Carolina.

Active in his industry, Ralph serves as the founding and current chair of the NC Clean Energy Business Alliance (NC CEBA) and an Advisory Council Member for the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. Ralph’s past industry involvement includes being private chair of the NC Chapter of The Energy Services Coalition, a member of the Raleigh Stormwater Management Commission (SMAC) and a board member for Artspace in Raleigh, NC. He currently serves as an elder at The Summit Church.

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Stan Allison
CFO
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Stan Allison has 35+ years’ experience as an investment banker with international institutions focused on arranging capital in negotiated transactions. During that time, he raised $12.4 billion under a wide variety of financial arrangements, representing 140 transactions.

Stan is effective at originating, structuring, negotiating and executing complex transactions while maintaining strong relationships with a wide variety of institutional investors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Lafayette College and his Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia.

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Bob Sheppard
Corporate Counsel
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Bob Sheppard’s experience includes serving as the former Global Co-Head of Project Finance for Bank of America. He also managed a project finance group which earned top global rankings in electric power project financing. Bob earned a bachelor’s, master’s and juris doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now teaches as an adjunct professor of finance at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

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Mark Schroeder
Energy Advisor
The team at BTU Energy Advisors partners with Holocene and provides more than 75 years of combined experience in energy markets. The experts at BTU bring deep knowledge in economic analysis, project finance, regulatory analysis, energy market contracting, energy contract development and distributed generation strategies for energy end-users. Together, Holocene and BTU create energy-purchasing strategies that make the most sense for clients throughout the United States.

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Power Sales Case Study

Holocene Exceeds Expectations

SITUATION: Corporate Energy Buyers are looking for:
➢ Greater Choice in Procurement Options
➢ More Access to Cost-Competitive Options
➢ Long-Term Pricing
➢ Access to New Projects that Reduce Emissions
➢ Increased Access to Financing Tools
➢ Cooperation with Utilities and Regulators
➢ Local Knowledge in a Complex Energy Delivery Environment

SOLUTION: Holocene delivers multiple options of energy solutions, creating a cost-competitive environment from which buyers can make selections that best address their future energy goals. We offer long-term contracts, enabling power users to lock in long-term prices. Holocene offers access to new products and is able to locate renewable energy projects as close to the buyer as possible. Our efficient project financing models help clients develop, negotiate and implement transaction structures to maximize renewable energy project benefits. A relationship builder, Holocene leverages its relationship with utilities and regulators to the benefit of its clients.

“Holocene has a comprehensive understanding of the regulations in different energy markets. This extensive knowledge base is integral to Holocene’s core competencies of envisioning and crafting energy purchase solutions for clients throughout the U.S.” – Mark Schroeder, BTU Energy

Project Pipeline

Holocene is poised to deliver 250+ MW in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Contact Holocene to learn about other projects in our pipeline.

Project Example

  • 21 MWDC ground-mount, fixed-tilt solar PV system interconnected into PJM
  • Available 3rd Quarter, 2018
  • Contracted PJM capacity market potential: 5.7 MWAC