Session 1: Off Take Essentials - Hear a high-level summary of various offtake structures common in renewable energy transactions in the United States. Cover basic contract terms, customer types and market drivers for contract structures.
Session 2: Renewable Energy Financing Essentials - Get an overview of the different types of financing available during the lifecycle of a renewables project.
Session 3: Renewable Energy Project Development Essentials - Learn about the fundamentals of renewable energy project development, from real estate and permitting to regulatory considerations.
Session 4: Credit Support for Renewable Energy Projects - Explanation of types of credit support for various purposes during renewable energy project development and operation, and pros and cons of each, including escrow deposits, letters of credit, bonds, and guaranties.
Session 5: What's New in the Renewable Energy Market?- Hear a lively update on developments affecting the renewable energy market.
Session 6: Energy Storage: Trends and Trajectory - Following a decade of technological advancement and declining costs, energy storage resources are now deployed across the country at every level in the electric grid infrastructure. Hear a discussion about highlights in the stationary grid storage sector to date and its future market trajectory.
Session 7: Utility Scale Solar Leases and Related Documents - Legal Considerations for Landowners and Developers - Focus on issues encountered when drafting and negotiating utility scale solar leases and related land control documents. Hear both developer and landowner viewpoints on common clauses and issues such as lease financeability, mineral development, and compensation arrangements; and explore ancillary documents such as options, surface waivers, and transmission line easements.
Session 8: “Boilerplate” Clauses in Wind Lease Agreements - What lawyers should know about common “boilerplate” clauses in wind lease agreements including insurance provisions, indemnity provisions, lender protections, estoppel clauses, and assignment clauses.
Session 9: EPC Contract Considerations for Renewable Energy Projects - Engineering, procurement, and construction contracts (EPC contracts) are used for the development of renewable energy projects. This presentation focuses on key provisions in EPC contracts and issues arising thereunder, including, among others, liquidated damages, indemnity, warranties, limitations of liability, lender protections and requirements, and changed conditions. A discussion on developer and contractor competing interests and concerns, along with best practices, are also covered.
Session 10: Public Lands - Hear from University Lands and the GLO with respect to renewable energy leases, agreements, surface waivers, and more, including a discussion of the application process and contract expectations.
Session 11: Distributed C&I PPAs: Overview and Trends - On-site rooftop, carport, and groundmount solar generation continues to expand. Hear key provisions of behind-the-meter commercial and industrial power purchase agreements, an overview of the typical project financing and contract structure, and highlights of some of the recent trends and developments shaping negotiations.
Session 12: Title and Survey Essentials: State Variances / Wind and Solar Distinguished - Learn the variances across state lines in title insurance practice and surveys for renewable energy projects, from available risk mitigation endorsements to pricing. Learn the differences in title risks and concerns in utility scale wind projects versus solar projects.
Session 13: Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues - A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements.
Session 14: Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products and Emerging Trends in the Renewables Sector - Whether you’re looking to finance projects utilizing prototypical equipment and emerging technologies, create synthetic PPAs, or de-risk M&A transactions or tax positions, a host of commercially available products are available to facilitate your strategic goals in an ever changing insurance marketplace. Learn examples of how various insurance and risk management products have transferred risk and reduced uncertainties that can stand in the way of developing, financing, acquiring or divesting projects utilizing a variety of renewable energy technologies.
Session 15: Conflicts of Interest in Renewable Energy - Using hypotheticals, this presentation addresses conflicts of interest that can arise when renewable energy deal participants arrange for a joint representation, enter into a common interest agreement, create a joint venture, or otherwise work together.