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					    At American University
                 Feb 2012




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    BrightSource Energy Corporate Overview




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BrightSource Energy Snapshot 1
    Vertically-integrated solar thermal
    energy company that designs,
    develops, owns and operates large-
    scale solar energy plants and supplies
    proprietary technology to deliver clean,
    low-cost, reliable solar energy in the
    form of steam and/or electricity




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BrightSource Energy Snapshot 2
    Headquarters in Oakland, California, 82 employees in
    the U.S.
        Offices in California, Arizona and Nevada
     Wholly-owned subsidiaries in Israel, 202 employees
        BrightSource Industries (Israel) Ltd. (“BSII”) –
         Technology, Engineering, and R&D
        BrightSource Operations (Israel), Ltd., (“BSOI”) –
         Supply Chain




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Company Highlights 1
Proven, Environmentally-
    Responsible Technology:
                                      Largest Backlog in
BrightSource’s Solar Energy
                                       Industry:
    Development Center (SEDC)
    generating highest temperature
                                      2.6GWs of signed PPAs
                                       with PG&E, SCE
    and pressure solar steam in the
    world                             Shortlisted for a project in
                                       Israel
Dry-cooling reduces water use
Environmentally-friendly design      Project approved in Crete




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 Company Highlights 2
Projects Under Construction:
Chevron Solar-to-Steam for EOR


Ivanpah - 392MW Electric for PG&E
 & SCE
     Bechtel as EPC and Investor
     $300MM NRG equity
      commitment
     $1.37B DOE loan guarantee
     ITC cash grant eligible
     Commenced construction
      October 2010

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                           Policy Challenges for Utility Scale Solar Projects
                                                                                                               State
                Congress                Investors                                  Lenders                  Legislatures
• Investment Tax Credit / Grant                                                              • RPS
• Loan Guarantees                                            SOLAR                           • Climate
• Transmission                                             DEVELOPER                         • Generation Permitting & Siting
• RPS                                                                                        • Transmission Permitting & Siting
                                                                                             • Property Tax
• Climate Change                           • PPA’s
• Land Use Issues                                                                            • Sales Tax
                                           • Project & Company Financing
                                           • On time/budget Construction, O&M
                                           • Access to transmission / market
                    FERC
                                                                                                       State Agencies
    • Interconnection Rules
    • Transmission Funding                                                                   • Approval of PPA or Purchase/Sale
    • Transmission rates & allocation               ISO                      Utility         • Siting and permitting of Project
    • Reliability                                                                            • Siting and permitting of Transmission
                                        • LGIP                      • PPA                    • RPS Compliance
    • Backstop siting
                                        • Expansion/upgrades        •Transmission            • Standards for Pricing (TOD/MPR)
    • Transmission planning
                                          planning                    Construction           • Standards for Gas Use
                                        • Funding                   • Interconnection        • Resource adequacy
                    DOE                 transmission                Agreements
                                         and Gen. ties              • Procurement and
    • Loan Guarantees
                                        • Interconnection            cost recovery                        California
    • Backstop siting
                                        Agreements
    • Transmission corridors
    • Solar development policy                                                                             Arizona
    • R&D Assistance
                                                                                   RETI
                                             WECC                                                          Nevada
                    BLM
                                                          PMAs        WREZ
    • 299 Applications
    • Solar Energy Zones                                                                                New Mexico
    • Land use planning
    • Environmental / project permit                       Stakeholders
                                                                                                            Utah
    (NEPA)
                                              • Communities
    • Rent
                                              • Consumers                                                 Colorado
    • PEIS for Southwest
                                              • Environmentalists
    •Transmission Corridors
                                                                                                            Texas
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     1999 Harrison St.
     Suite 2150
     Oakland, CA 94612
     (510) 550-8161
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