Keith Sparks

Chief Development Officer

Keith brings extensive experience in the development, structuring, financing, and management of complex energy infrastructure businesses.  Keith has advised institutional investors on direct equity investments across several energy chains.  Many of the transactions initiated or led by Keith were first of their kind development projects or financings that continue to outperform despite the absence of local regulatory or legal precedent and/or the presence of historically antagonistic stakeholders.  He has successfully developed projects in Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean Basin.

Keith currently leads the development efforts on the Centennial West Clean Line, a 3,500 megawatt high voltage direct current transmission line from eastern New Mexico to California, the Mesa Canyons wind project, a 1,000 megawatt wind farm in Corona, New Mexico and the Western Spirit Clean Line, an approximately 150-mile transmission line projected to transport 1,000 megawatts of wind power from central New Mexico to markets in the Western United States.

Prior to his work in energy development, Keith served as Assistant Athletic Director at Stanford University recruiting and working with scores of prominent athletes, coaches and administrators engaged at the highest levels in the collegiate and professional sports industry.

Keith is a graduate of Stanford University (A.B. Human Biology, ‘84) and the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., ‘87).