Renewable Energy Financing Trends Panel Discussion
Join us at Norton Rose Fulbright on November 12th for a panel discussion on how project financing works today and how it will change to accommodate future challenges that will affect utility-scale projects, offshore wind, and battery storage in years to come.
Project finance, which limits recourse by investors to a project's assets, is the mechanism that gets many power projects throughout the United States to financial close. The changing landscape to traditional project financing structures, which incorporates various state and federal incentives and rulings, has accelerated the adoption of both distributed and utility-scale wind and solar projects.
Some questions that will be discussed include: What are the big changes in the renewable energy market in the years to come? How are incentive programs impacting and regulatory rulings influencing project finance? Do financing vehicles need to be updated to keep pace with a dynamic regulatory environment? As innovations in renewable energy and energy-related projects are developed and deployed, how can financing vehicles be updated to account for the varying forms of risk presented by each unique project type?
Make sure to stick around after the panel for some drinks and networking with our speakers as well (more to be confirmed soon)!
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Welcome
7:00pm - 8:15pm: Panel Discussion
8:15pm - 9:00pm: Networking and Reception
Alfredo Cahuas is a Managing Director in the New York office of the Mazars Infrastructure & Energy Finance practice. He has deep transactional experience having led or participated in over $8.5 bn of infrastructure transactions spanning project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance advisory, and institutional tax equity.
Christine Brozynski is a Senior Associate in the New York office of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Her focus is primarily on debt financings, tax equity financings and project contracts for renewables projects, which include innovative financial instruments, such as proxy revenue swaps and solar hedges.
Jason Moore is a Managing Director at NY Green Bank on the Investment & Portfolio Management team, where he works to accelerate the deployment of clean energy assets in New York by structuring and executing transactions for clients and business partners. Prior to joining NY Green Bank, Jason helped renewable energy sponsors, developers, and investors meet their financial objectives as a consultant with P50 Capital.
Tom Leyden is a Senior Director at EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions. In Tom’s 30 years in solar he has held a number of executive management positions, including VP of Sales and Marketing at EPV and WorldWater, VP of East Coast Operations for PowerLight, VP of US Commercial Development at SolarCity, and CEO of Solar Grid Storage. He joined EDF Renewables in 2016 to help develop and deliver innovative solar and storage business models.