Warren T. Dewhurst, Ph.D., P.E.
Lead Geothermal Project ManagerWarren has over 40 years of geoscientific, engineering and management experience. He a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and the Catholic University of America. He has served as Chief Geophysicist of NOAA (CGS) and founded the US Geophysical Technology Transfer Initiative, one of the first scientific cooperative efforts between Russia (post-Soviet era) and the United States.
As founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Dewhurst Group, LLC, he leads a team of capable and skilled geologists, geophysicists, engineers and drilling professionals around the World. Dewhurst Group has its main offices in the greater Washington, DC area. Satellite offices and representatives exist in Bogota and Manizales, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico and various cities within Russia and Europe. Dewhurst Group specializes exclusively in exploring for and bringing clean utility-scale geothermal power online.
Within the GDF, Warren as Lead Geothermal Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of GDF-related geothermal technology, project recommendation and monitoring. He and the Dewhurst Group are committed to ensuring that GDF donors invest in projects that have the best chance for positive outcomes.
Lead Fund ManagerWith over 20 years of professional experience in international finance and business development, Alan through Interlink Capital Strategies, Inc., has arranged for several billion dollars’ worth of government grants, equity placement, guarantees, and loans for over 700 companies. Alan has also served as an official of US ExIm Bank and the US Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. He currently also serves as Managing Director of Interlink Capital Strategies, Inc. and as adjunct professor of international business at Georgetown University. The main office for Interlink is within the greater Washington, DC area.
Within the GDF, Alan serves as Lead Fund Manager. Together with his Interlink staff he supports all aspects of donor relations, funding recommendations, and fund management.
Chief Investment OfficerChris is a partner in Interlink Geothermal Fund Management in partnership with Interlink Capital Strategies. In related geothermal experience Chris serves as the Director of Strategy and Project Finance for Reykjavik Geothermal and executed Reykjavik Geothermal’s platform of strategies in Mexico which include the MexxusRG Ceboruco JV as well RG’s JV with the Storengy (Engie) to develop three concession areas in Mexico. Chris is a partner with Ambata Capital Partners which, with affiliates, is the majority shareholder of Reykjavik Geothermal.
Fund Manager and Regulatory SpecialistJozsef brings extensive experience in emerging market structured and trade financing, underwriting and risk mitigation with a focus on energy sector projects. He co-founded, and manages ExWorks Capital, an international trade and bridge finance fund for mid-market companies using a combination of innovative financial solutions, asset based lending and government guarantees. He is the Regulatory Specialist and Portfolio Manager for the Geothermal Development Facility.
Technical Project ManagerGeothermal Exploration Engineer with a broad background in field engineering operations. Experience in civil, environmental, and exploration projects in Colombia, New Zealand, Australia, United States, Canada and Uganda. Strengths include survey design and project and construction management. Adept at using geographic information system software to design geophysical surveys and provide geological information in an easy to understand format. Background in geotechnical and hydro design with success in the design and construction of civil structures such as earth embankments and retaining walls. Supervised geothermal exploration efforts in the United States, Colombia and Uganda. Trained in both low-frequency and broadband magnetotelluric (LMT and BMT) equipment and all aspects of survey design and execution.
Applicant RepresentativeOver five years of professional experience as a Geologist. Provides support for all aspects of data interpretation and project development. Specializes in aspects of industry capacity building; local, regional and federal policy within Latin America; and business development. Strengths in leading field operations and data acquisition efforts; geological structural mapping; and legacy data analysis. An integral member of DG’s SPAN analysis team, specializing in the use of Geographic Information Systems and database management for the characterization of geothermal prospects. Currently, he is the Applicant Representative for the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin American for the countries of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.
Elsa Juliana Vega
University of Caldas graduated with a BS in Geology. Professionally assists in the development of geothermal energy projects, with specialization in database management, SIG, and mapping. Proficient in ArcGIS, Surfer, QGIS, Postgres, PostGIS, and the Microsoft Office suite, with basic knowledge of SQL and Python programming for spatial analysis. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Currently, she is the Applicant Representative for the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin American for the countries of Ecuador, Honduras and Costa Rica.
Geologist with experience in field operations, data acquisition, and geological mapping at different projects. Work on SPAN analysis, Geothermal Exploration of East African Rift interpretation, using Geographical Information Systems for the characterization of geothermal prospects. Currently, she is the Applicant Representative for the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin American for the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.