Prior to founding Salka, Mr. Tapia was the Chief Development Officer for North American wind development at Gamesa Energy USA LLC, where he lead the development, construction, and financing of five wind farms totaling 518 MW. Three of these wind farms secured synthetic PPAs with JP Morgan and were part of a landmark transaction utilizing synthetic PPAs to facilitate financing and attract investors to this portfolio of wind farms, and two of these wind farms successfully received the Section 1603 cash grant. Prior to working at Gamesa, Mr. Tapia was the VP of Development at Eurus which, at the time of Mr. Tapia’s tenure, had approximately 580 MW of operating assets in the United States. While at Eurus, Mr. Tapia worked on three projects totaling 288 MW from development through construction. Before joining Eurus, Mr. Tapia was the Director of Canadian Operations at Acciona WEC which was, at the time, the world’s third largest wind developer. Mr. Tapia was heavily involved with the Suncor Energy partnership with Acciona to jointly develop, construct and own three wind farms, totaling 136 MW. Mr. Tapia earned a BS in Electrical Engineering with minors in Physics and a minor in Math from Manhattan College.