EBC Solar Energy Seminar – Financing Solar Energy Projects

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Date: April 27, 2011

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EBC Solar Energy Seminar – Financing Solar Energy Projects

April 27, 2011 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The solar industry in Massachusetts is advancing rapidly, due in no small measure to state and federal incentives that have made the financing of solar projects more secure.   All of the New England states are struggling with how to provide financial incentives to promote renewable development in ways that will actually be useful to project developers and lenders, and Massachusetts seems to have workable, albeit complex, programs that are resulting in many megawatts of projects being planned.  Tax incentives, renewal energy certificates, portfolio standards, net metering and utility mandates have led to an array of possibilities that are difficult to navigate and difficult to assemble into a workable package.  Siting issues, and the narrow margins and profits, still make solar projects challenging.

The February EBC Solar Energy Seminar focused on Massachusetts policies and programs to enable solar on closed landfills and Brownfield sites.  This EBC Energy Seminar will provide an update on state initiatives to promote solar energy, and in particular tax incentives, solar renewal energy certificates, net metering and other aids to the financing and development of a solar project, such as insurance products.  The MA DPU has opened a docket on net metering that is grappling with many critical issues, and top officials from that agency will speak on current status of the net metering program.  Industry experts in the Solar Renewable Energy Certificate program will give us up to date information on the policy, as well as the practical implications of the program and the monetizing of these SRECs.  Tax incentives will also be explained, as well as the latest insurance products designed to enable solar development.  Finally, we will have experts explain how to assemble these incentives into a workable project financing based on their practical experience with solar developments.

Program Chair:

  • John Wadsworth, Esq., Brown Rudnick

Speakers Include:

  • Marshall Anderson, Managing Director, KPMG
  • Eric Graber Lopez, Director, BlueWave Capital, LLC
  • David Costello, Senior Vice President, Commerce Bank
  • Allan Heaton, Director, CE2 Capital Partners
  • Laura Olton, General Counsel
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Shaela McNulty Collins, Hearings Officer
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
  • Patrick Cox, Partner, Brown Rudnick
  • Mike Balmer, Executive Vice President, Willis North America
  • John Harper, Founder and Principal, Birch Tree Capital, LLC

    AGENDA- with presentations

 

Details

Date:
April 27, 2011
Time:
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Details

Date:
April 27, 2011
Time:
7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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