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EBC CT Chapter – Solar Energy Programs in Connecticut

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June 23, 2011 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Connecticut has just adopted new legislation to “prime the pump” for solar and renewable developments by implementing a number of new mechanisms including a “Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit, by increasing funding for renewables and assuring funding sources, by allowing electric companies to own solar generation, and by requiring electric companies to purchase RECs on a long term basis.  New agencies are being developed with broad authority to promote renewables, and RGGI funds will be dedicated for the benefit of efficiency and renewables.  This seminar will include key players in Connecticut’s renewable landscape and will give key insights into the incentives that the State hopes will result in a robust solar market.

Introduction – John W. Wadsworth, Partner, Brown Rudnick, LLP

8:15 a.m.       The Future of Solar in Connecticut

  • Alex Kragie, Special Assistant to Commissioner Esty

8:40 a.m.       Solar Initiatives – Financing and Other Incentives

  • David Goldberg, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority

9:05 a.m.       Moving Connecticut Solar Forward

  • From a Developer’s Perspective – Fred Zalcman, SunEdison, Regulatory Affairs
  • From a Utility’s Perspective – Christie Bradway, Manager, Renewable Power, Northeast Utilities

9:30 a.m.       Coffee Break – Networking

10:00 a.m.     Solar Development Considerations

  • Developing solar projects – Ron French, Alteris Renewables
  • Interconnection Agreements and Net Metering – Joseph N. Debs, Connecticut Light and Power
  • Financing Strategies – Howard Siegel, Brown Rudnick
  • Federal Tax Credits – Eric S. Graber-Lopez, BlueWave Capital

11:00 a.m.     Implications of the New Solar Landscape – Panel Discussion

Moderator – Eric S. Graber-Lopez, BlueWave Capital

  • David Goldberg, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority
  • Alex Kragie, Special Assistant to DEEP Commissioner Esty
  • Ron French, Alteris Renewables
  • Christie Bradway, Manager, Renewable Power, Northeast Utilities
  • Fred Zalcman, SunEdison, Regulatory Affairs

12:00 p.m.     Adjourn