Joseph Rowley

Joseph Rowley

Vice President, Power Project Development
Sempra
Joe Rowley is Vice President – Power Project Development for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, which develops, owns, and operates power plants in North America. In his current position, Rowley is responsible for the development of new power plants for Sempra USGP’s portfolio of assets, with a current focus on projects powered by natural gas, solar, and wind. The most recent projects developed under Rowley’s direction include the Copper Mountain Solar 1 (58 MW), Copper Mountain Solar 2 (150 MW), and Mesquite Solar 1 (170 MW) projects, the largest portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects in North America. From 2006 to 2007, Rowley was Vice President – Energy Supply. In this position he was responsible for fulfilling Sempra USGP’s power supply obligations, originating short- and long-term contracts for the sale of Sempra USGP’s power plant output, arranging fuel supplies for the power plants, and optimizing the generation portfolio through short-term, day-ahead operations. From 2001 through 2005, Rowley was Sempra USGP’s first ever Vice President – Asset Management. In this position he created the Asset Management organization and oversaw the operation and maintenance of Sempra USGP\'s power plants, which totaled over 2,600 megawatts at four natural gas powered facilities. While in this position, Rowley also developed the Palomar Energy project (550 MW), a combined cycle facility powered by natural gas, which was sold to San Diego Gas & Electric upon completion. From 1998 to 2001, Rowley was Director – Project Development. In this position he developed the Mesquite Power project (1,250 MW) and Elk Hills project (550 MW), both combined cycle facilities powered by natural gas. Prior to joining Sempra USGP in 1998, Rowley held various management positions at IID (Imperial Irrigation District), a municipal power utility in California. His responsibilities included power plant and grid operations, power contracts, transmission planning, generation planning, and power plant projects. He developed IID’s El Centro Unit 2 Repowering project, a 115 MW combined cycle facility powered by natural gas. From 1980 to 1990, Rowley served in various engineering and project management positions at San Diego Gas & Electric. Rowley holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering.