Agenda - Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference West

October 5, 2018 Schedule Outline

Time Agenda
8:00 am Registration Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Networking Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks & AWEA Market Report

Moderator: John Hensley, Deputy Director, Industry Data & Analysis, Government & Public Affairs, American Wind Energy Association 
9:30 - 10:00 am State of the Wind Industry

Moderator: Keith Martin, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Mike Garland, CEO, Pattern Energy Group LP
Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, EDF Renewables
Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association
10:00 - 10:30 am Analyst Roundtable

Moderator: Steve Lockard, President & CEO, TPI Composites
Philip Shen, Managing Director, Senior Research Analyst, ROTH Capital Partners
Joseph Osha, Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst, JMP Group LLC
10:30 - 11:00 am Networking Break & Exhibits  
11: 00 - 11:30 am States Perspective
Moderator: Danielle Mills
Michael Miller, President,  California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
11:30 - 12:00 pm Corporate Offtake

Moderator:  Steve Hall, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
William Conkling, Energy, Global Infrastructure, Google
12:00 - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 pm CEO Panel

Moderator: Jeff Chester, Partner, Global Head of Project Finance, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Chris Brown, President, Vestas - American Wind Technology, Inc
Craig Cornelius, President, NRG Renewables, LLC
2:00 - 2:30 pm Chief Financial Officer Panel

Moderator: Ed Zaelke
, Partner, Akin Gump LLP
Brad Seaman, Director of Project Finance, Scout Wind
2:30 - 3:00 pm Tax Equity

Moderator: Joel Spenadel, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
Jack Cargas, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch   
Shane Shelley, Partner, Morrison Foerster LLP
Gaurav Raniwala, Managing Director, GE Financial Services
3:00 - 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 - 4:00 pm East Meets West (Developers Perspective of Developing East vs. West)
In the spirit of the Finance Conference held on both coasts for the first time ever, this session is dedicated to discuss the regional differences in developing, owning and operating wind projects. Take advantage of listening to the experience of national developers before investing in your next project. Each region within the United States bears its own challenges and opportunities. From real estate, permit processes to wind resources and PPA pricing, what part of the country has a competitive advantage?

Moderator: Florian Zerhusen, President & CEO, BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC
George Hardie, Vice President, Business Development, Pattern Energy
4:00 - 4:30 pm True Economics of Storage
Moderator: Marco Terruzzin
, Director - Energy Storage North America, E. ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC

Jason Burwen, Vice President, Policy, Energy Storage Association
Victor Babbitt, Vice President of Energy Storage, RES-Group  
4:30 - 5:00 pm  Community Choice Aggregators
One of the goals of CCAs is to incorporate more wind power generation into their portfolios as they seek to diversify and optimize their resource mix, manage energy risk and meet RPS targets. This session will feature representatives from some of the largest CCAs in the state, who will share their perspectives on the challenges and strategies of CCAs for wind power procurement, including innovative offtake contract structures and approaches to valuation and assessment of wind resources, as well as explore project features that respond to CCA objectives and needs.

Moderator: Deanne Barrow, Associate, Norton Roase Fulbright US LLP
Lindsay Saxby, Power Supply Contracts Manager, MCE
Siobhan Doherty, Director of Power Resources, Peninsula Clean Energy
Don Eckert, Director of Finance, Silicon Valley Clean Energy
5:00 - 6:00 pm Closing Cocktail

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