Agenda - Novogradac 2015 Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credit Conference
Thursday, Apr. 23
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome and Co-Host Introduction
Washington Report & Industry Update
Republicans have control of the House and the Senate and tax reform discussions have again taken center stage. Learn who the key players are in the 114th Congress and where renewable energy stands in the context of tax reform. Hear about emerging trends and hot topics in this always-informative industry update.
A Deeper Look into YieldCos
Hear a discussion about the current status of YieldCos and their performance to date. This panel will provide updated commentary on competition amongst YieldCos, the seller's market and pricing for projects, developer decisions to sell to YieldCo or retain projects, acquisitive vs. sponsor/developer supported YieldCos, optimizing the capital structure, and Wall Street’s view of YieldCos.
Renewable Energy Power Awards
Sponsor/Developer Financing Issues
Learn about the issues facing today’s renewable energy developer in the residential solar, commercial and utility scale markets. Which business models and transaction structures present the best opportunities? What challenges and pitfalls do they present? Explore third party acquisitions, financings and a host of other issues.
Debt Market Update
Reports suggest liquidity has returned to the marketplace. This panel will provide up-to-the-minute information on which lenders are active in the market, lender underwriting issues, back-leveraged debt products and an overview of debt market trends.
Tax Equity Update
Hear panelists discuss the current tax equity outlook. Panelists will provide updates on the current state of the market, the tax equity investor pool, and their investing plans for 2015. Other topics to be discussed include preferred transaction structures, pricing considerations, sponsor underwriting considerations, key tax equity investor issues, current investor trends, and post 12/31/16 – The 10% ITC Investor.
Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credit Conference Reception
Friday, Apr. 24
Registration & Breakfast
Energy Storage – What does the future look like?
Energy storage is becoming an important component of the renewable energy revolution. Currently, battery storage is a popular product that enables commercial customers to mitigate the effects of peak demand pricing. Tomorrow it looks like battery storage will also play an important role in developing micro-grids, providing public utilities with an emergency energy source, and in serving the needs of residential customers. Come hear about what developers think the future looks like for energy storage technologies. Hear about the issues they envision and currently face in connection with making this new technology financially feasible. Learn how energy storage transactions work, how they are underwritten and evaluated by developers as they work to develop projects to meet the energy storage needs of California’s IOUs, commercial and residential customers alike.
Current Issues - Closing a Renewable Energy Transaction
While not all renewable energy investments are alike, they often face similar issues, challenges and potential transaction pitfalls. Hear a group of expert tax attorneys address some of the current issues encountered in the process of closing a renewable energy transaction.
Property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing programs are evolving and becoming more popular. Experts will provide multiple perspectives on this financing vehicle: learn about commercial and residential market drivers, reflect on public-policy implications and find out what risks lenders may consider during underwriting.