International Energy Advisory Council

Tom Dreessen

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Tom Dreessen (Indonesia, USA born), CEO of EPS Capital Corp. is a global expert in developing, financing and implementing energy efficiency projects (EEPs) for large industrial, commercial and institutional facility owners. He formed one of the first US Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) in 1981, has owned ESCOs in 10 different countries and developed EEPs in over 25 countries. He is one of the few to have financed and implemented savings based EEPs on a global basis. Dreessen’s extensive project-based financing, structuring and development expertise has resulted in his creation of several innovative and leading edge financing options. Creating these options has gained him recognition as a global energy efficiency financing and ESCO industry expert with a reputation for creating market-based financing structures that were "firsts" in many developing countries.
Most recently, Dreessen has applied his unique ESCO and EEP financing expertise to create new attractive products to facilitate the financing of EEPs in China and Indonesia. They include: i) project-based loans, ii) savings guarantees, iii) expanded credit risk coverage and iv) use of Special Purpose Entities as intermediaries to aggregate EEPs for accessing project-based equity and debt, reducing risks and transaction costs, and increasing and investor’s rate of return.
Mr. Dreessen is the current Chair of Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) has been actively involved and served on the Board of the following other nonprofit organizations: past President of the US National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) and recently-retired 14-year Board member of the prestigious US energy efficiency nonprofit, the Alliance to Save Energy. He holds a BBA in Accounting, a MBA in General Business, and a Certified Public Accountant certificate.