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—Federal Energy Updates - Hear a lively update on developments affecting the renewable energy market.
Session 6: Issues and Compliance for Renewable Projects relating to Executive Order on Securing the US Bulk Power System - Executive Order 13920 is intended to address national security threats by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. Explore challenges facing developers posed by the Executive Order’s restrictions on sourcing of power system equipment.
Session 7: FERC Action on Energy Storage: Where We’ve Come From, Where We’re Going - The past 5 years have seen a sea change in the deployment and electricity market participation of energy storage resources. This session will frame the key barriers to storage deployment, review major policy developments at FERC, and look ahead to the set of market issues to come in a post-Order 841 world.
Session 8: Utility-Scale Battery Storage - Revenue Streams and Project Considerations - In this moderated discussion with the CEOs of two leading stand-alone energy storage developers, we will explore the revenue streams being pursued in different ISOs and the types of offtake agreements that can be utilized for stand-alone energy storage. We will also discuss other considerations in project development and financing tied to revenue generation such as siting, interconnection, procurement, and finance structures.
Session 9: “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 10: An Overview of Key Provisions in Solar EPC Agreements - The engineering, procurement, and construction contract is a critical agreement in the development of solar energy projects. Dive into an overview of some of the key provisions in these types of agreements from the perspectives of the owner, contractor and financing parties.
Session 11: Title and Survey Essentials: State Variances / Wind and Solar Distinguished - Discuss 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 12: Mineral and Other Competing Land Rights Issues on Solar Projects - Insights into considerations for siting and developing a solar facility on land with competing minerals, timber, farming or other land use activities.
Session 13: 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. Discuss 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 14: Conflicts of Interest in Renewable Energy - Using hypotheticals, this interactive presentation will address 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.