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POWER Engineers Opens Bay Area Office

April 2001

HAILEY, IDAHO — POWER Engineers, Inc., an Idaho-based consulting engineering company, has opened a new office in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new office is located in Point Richmond, offering convenient access to the Bay Area and surrounding communities.The Point Richmond office is the home base for Dave Tateosian and Bob Webb, POWER Engineers employees with distinguished backgrounds in consulting and utility system engineering in the Bay Area. Both Tateosian and Webb are veterans of work in senior positions with Altran Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric.

The new Point Richmond office is already deeply involved in engineering several fast-track generation facilities that will help increase generation capacity to meet California’s critical power requirements. POWER Engineers expects this source of activity to continue, along with work in telecommunications, high-tech manufacturing, food processing, petrochemical, health care and pulp and paper industries. POWER Engineers and Tateosian, the office’s leader and chief engineer, expect the office to have a strength of 16 engineers and designers by the end of 2001 because of the blazing demand in the area for power plant and industrial plant design services.

POWER Engineers has an extensive track record of assisting California and its neighbors with their power generation, cogeneration, electrical transmission and distribution, food processing and facilities needs. As one example, POWER Engineers has been performing upgrade and plant improvement work for Calpine in the Geysers for several years. In addition to providing engineering services for power plants in the U.S., POWER Engineers, as one of the world’s leading design firms for geothermal power generation facilities, has more than 300 MW of recent and current design credits in Mexico, Costa Rica, Kenya, Philippines, Iceland and the U.S. for these clean, renewable-power plants.

POWER Engineers, an employee-owned consulting engineering company founded in 1976, is one of the top engineering companies in the U.S., with approximately 700 employees and 2000 revenues of $99 million. POWER Engineers is regularly listed by Engineering News-Record Magazine among the top 500 engineering firms: in 2001, among the top 25 power system engineers, fourth among T&D engineers and 90th overall among the top 500.

POWER Engineers’ home base and headquarters is in the small town of Hailey, Idaho, 12 miles south of the Sun Valley resort area. Other POWER Engineers offices are in Boise, Denver, Portland (Oregon), Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, San Diego and Longview (Washington). POWER Engineers has overseas offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland.