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EBC/NECA 9th Annual Renewable Energy Conference: Here Comes the Sun
February 16, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Renewable energy policies and programs have been implemented within the New England region to spur the development of renewable generation projects and progress is being made, but we have a long way to go to achieve our goals. We have assembled leading policymakers, regulators, developers and industry experts on multiple panels to address the challenges and opportunities in meeting these goals.
The first panel will take on the busy world of DG-scale renewable energy in New England, where new programs have stimulated a hot solar market. Policymakers from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a solar and wind developer, and a solar regulatory attorney will discuss what is working, what is not, and what could work better. The second panel will explore the policy goals and constraints for larger scale renewable programs. Senior officials from Massachusetts and Connecticut, a developer and an industry expert will evaluate what improvements should be made to these policies and programs, with a particular focus on what state government can do to catalyze and help sustain a robust renewables market.
With a number of expiring federal incentive programs and with states looking harder at their own programs, financing renewable power projects is becoming increasingly challenging. The next panel of a banker, equity investor, developer, and financing attorney will explore a variety of current successful strategies that are financing renewable projects today.