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Monday, September 9, 2013
Welcome & Opening
Ray Wood, Managing Director-Head of US Power & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Paul Holshouser, Finance Policy Manager, AWEA
|1:45 PM–2:45 PM||
Merger & Acquisitions (M&A) – Case Studies
Wind investors have been busy buying and selling assets and companies. Listen to and learn from wind’s top deal makers as they share case studies of the biggest deals of the past year, and have a look inside the newsmakers and deal trends.
|2:45 PM–3:15 PM||
|3:15 PM–4:15 PM||
Risk Assessment and Project Performance
Financial performance depends on project performance, and electrons beget dollars. Improve your pro formas and asset management by connecting with AWEA’s top operators who are skilled at predicting risk/reward for new projects. Also learn to best manage assets once they are in your portfolio.
Phil Dutton, Senior Vice President, Engineering Services, GL Garrad Hassan – North America
|4:15 PM–5:15 PM||
New Markets through Transmission Access
In order to connect to customers in new markets, projects need a good interconnection or have to take action to overcome grid congestion and curtailment. Learn where transmission is coming directly from those firms building new lines, and discuss with industry leaders how to minimize risk in your off-take agreement.
Moderator: Allan Marks, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
|5:15 PM–6:15 PM||
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
|7:30 AM–8:30 AM||
Registration and Breakfast
|8:30 AM–9:30 AM||
Competitive Power Markets
Power markets fluctuate as a result of economic conditions – and wind developers need to know how to navigate these changes. Get up-to-speed on the outlook for new power load, natural gas pricing, trends in power hedge transactions, and expected trends from wind developers.
Mark Agnew, Director of Finance, EEI
Jim Murphy, Executive Vice President, CFO, COO, Invenergy LLC
Gary Greenblatt, Managing Director, Marathon Capital, LLC
|9:30 AM–10:00 AM||
Technical Review: IRS Guidance on Under Construction PTC
Following successful passage of the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit, AWEA shares the latest regulatory update from inside the Beltway. Learn the intricacies of the Under Construction requirement of the PTC/ITC and use this information to assist your strategy and make decisions for the coming year.
|10:00 AM–10:30 AM||
|10:30 AM–11:30 AM||
CEO Industry Outlook
Leading senior executives from the wind energy industry share their top priorities, concerns, and perspectives. Benefit from this blend of manufacturers from various points of the supply chain, coupled with myriad developers to explore burning issue across the industry.Moderator: Edward Zaelke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, EDF Renewable Energy
Gabriel Alonso, CEO, EDP Renewables North America LLC
Borja Negro, CEO, Gamesa North America
Martín Múgica, President & CEO, Iberdrola Renewables LLC
Steve Lockard, President & CEO, TPI Composites
|11:30 AM–12:45 PM||
|12:45 PM–1:45 PM||
Policy Impacting Finance (Policy Updates PTC and the Hill)
The future of government policy is as important as ever to wind energy and all energy sectors; reform is a hot topic but remains uncertain in the nation’s capital. Join AWEA and your energy peers to explore policies that will drive megawatts in the future.
|1:45 PM–2:15 PM||
Mock Financing: Find Project Debt
Participate in a project finance exercise that will illustrate how companies are raising project debt in today’s market. Leading developers join with top lenders to share their experiences and examine major trends.
Mock Financing: Find Tax Equity
Examine the tax equity market with AWEA and industry heavyweights to get an in-depth view of the state of the market. This always-popular mock financing activity highlights the challenges and process for raising funds and the key issues for the future, and banks discuss their approach to the PTC/ITC in 2014.
|4:45 PM–5:15 PM||
Networking Closing Cocktail
Program and sessions are subject to change. Speakers and more session details TBA.