13th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street
June 21-22, 2016  |  Grand Hyatt  |  New York City, NY

2016 Program

Day 1

Pre-Conference Events
Monday, June 20, 2016

June20 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Opening Networking Reception

Join us at our opening reception and start your REFF-Wall Street experience by networking with participants to ensure you get thace most out of the event.

 

Day One
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

7:30 AM REGISTRATION OPENS & NETWORKING BREAKFAST  Sponsored by  marathon-capital
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

OPENING KEYNOTES

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

SESSION 1: INVESTOR OUTLOOK: FINANCING GROWTH
Hear directly from dealmakers at investment banks and boutique firms about key market dynamics, the cost of capital, trends in M&A, and impacts on renewable energy finance and growth.

Moderator:

  • Ray Wood, Managing Director - Head of Global Power & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Speakers:

  • Skip Grow, Managing Director, Head of Clean Technologies Group, Morgan Stanley
  • Brad Nordholm, Senior Managing Director and Co-Head, Starwood Energy Global Group
  • Ted Brandt, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Capital
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SESSION 2: TRENDS IN FINANCING PROJECTS IN THE WAKE OF A HISTORIC TAX EXTENSION
The multi-year extensions of the PTC and ITC have provided the wind and solar energy sectors with stable, long-term policy support, replenishing project pipelines and significantly increasing demand for tax equity. But the new tax law raises important questions about financing projects. Hear from the experts about the adequacy of tax equity to support the expected increase in project development, the implications of Treasury Department guidance, and how the scheduled tax credit phase-downs will affect equity investment.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • John Eber, Managing Director - Energy Investments, J.P. Morgan
  • Adam Altenhofen, Vice President – Renewable Energy Investment Originations, US Bank
  • Pooja Goyal, Managing Director, Energy Investing in Growth Equity, Debt & Project Finance, Goldman Sachs
  • Hannah Hawkins, Attorney Advisor, Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Jonathan Stark, Managing Director, Origination, GE Energy Financial Services
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

SESSION 3: FIRESIDE CHAT: FINANCING STORAGE & INTEGRATION
This fireside chat will address key opportunities and challenges involved in financing storage, infrastructure, communications technology and other approaches to accommodate growing penetration of renewable energy in the electric grid.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Jim Rogers, Chairman, Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc.
  • Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
  • Lynn Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

SESSION 4: FINANCING DISTRIBUTED GENERATION – SHIFTING POLICY AND ECONOMICS?
Residential solar has seen impressive growth, but models are shifting as battles brew over net metering and power markets evolve. Investors and developers will address how improving economics and market developments are affecting the availability of investment capital for this evolving market, as well as the role for securitization, C-PACE, and other finance mechanisms.

Moderator:

  • Ed Zaelke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Speakers:

  • Jamie Evans, Managing Director, Panasonic Eco Solutions
  • Albert Luu, Vice President, Structured Finance, SolarCity
  • Yuri Horwitz, CEO, SolSystems
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

SESSION 5: FINANCING CORPORATE PROCUREMENT
Many of the nation’s largest companies are employing a variety of financial tools to procure and invest in renewables, including physical and virtual PPAs and using their own balance sheets to invest in debt, equity, and recently, green bonds. Leading corporate consumers, developers, and investors will discuss strategies for financing this growing trend, and implications for the market.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Erin Decker, Senior Director of Strategic Renewables, Renewable Choice Energy
  • Chris Moore, Partner, Orrick
  • Rick Needham, Director, Energy & Sustainability, Google Inc.

 

June 21 2016
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Evening Networking Reception

Sponsored by
Orrick    

Sponsors

  • BBVA
  • Orrick
  • Akin Gump
  • Jinko Solar
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Supporting Organizations

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Media Partners

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