AWEA's 2018 Events - Wind Energy Finance & Investment - East
Nov
13
to Nov 15

AWEA's 2018 Events - Wind Energy Finance & Investment - East

Wind energy continues to grow, providing jobs, community value and a solid investment opportunity. Whether you are already in the business of wind or considering investing in this energy sector, you won't want to miss this timely new program detailing how to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar wind energy finance industry.

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New Webinar - Renewable Energy Projects: Federal and State Regulatory Approvals
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

New Webinar - Renewable Energy Projects: Federal and State Regulatory Approvals

In this installment, Husch Blackwell attorneys will discuss the federal and state regulatory approvals often required for typical wind and solar energy projects. They will address the circumstances under which such regulatory approvals are required and the timing needed to apply for and receive the approvals. In addition, they will highlight issues that commonly arise throughout the approval process.

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Save The Date: 2019 Renewable Energy Policy Forum
Mar
20
8:00 AM08:00

Save The Date: 2019 Renewable Energy Policy Forum

For Renewable Power Players

Entering its 16th year, ACORE's Renewable Energy Policy Forum is the only pan-renewables summit that addresses the full range of state and national policy mechanisms most essential to growth. 

On March 20, 2019, nationally recognized policymakers and business leaders will gather at the Conrad Hotel in Washington, D.C. to build out the renewable energy economy and help guide the most interesting and important conversations happening in power markets today. 

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Solar & Storage Finance 1 - 2 April 2019 | Austin Downtown

SEIA predicts an additional 4,671 MW of new solar installations over next 5 years in Texas, ranking the state second in the USA for growth after California. In the last 3-months of 2017, Texas added 227 megawatts of solar capacity. To put that into perspective, Texas’ peak demand is was around 71 GW in 2016. Deployment of energy storage, too is set to grow rapidly in the state US-wide, there was an increase of 46% in the third quarter of 2017 and prices for lithium-ion in particular have dropped by 24% since 2016.

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Solar Business Festival 2018: Conference + Exhibition
Nov
28
to Nov 29

Solar Business Festival 2018: Conference + Exhibition

  • Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Solar Business Festival is the leading solar conference and exhibition in Texas that brings together forward-thinking experts, investors, and businesses in the retail, commercial, industrial, and residential industries, for two intensive days of networking, knowledge sharing, matchmaking and deal making.

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Nov
14
11:30 AM11:30

TREIA & PETROS join together in Houston to Discuss Commercial PACE Financing

While the U.S. is experiencing an era of exciting growth in energy innovation and finance, many building owners and developers still struggle to find the capital they need and financial products that work for their specific projects. This luncheon will provide a deep dive into the state of the Commercial PACE financing market in Texas and will cover resources that will help building owners and developers demystify and access financing. Presenters will discuss the nuances of C-PACE, the value proposition, case studies and best practices for communicating to decision makers within your organization.

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Watch Power & Renewables Summit 2018 Right Here on November 13-14
Nov
13
to Nov 14

Watch Power & Renewables Summit 2018 Right Here on November 13-14

We have 10+ hours of panels and presos from our industry-leading grid edge conference. And you can watch it all by registering here.

Watch Live & On-Demand

GTM Squared will livestream 2 full days of panels and presentations on Nov. 13-14 from Austin. Squared members get exclusive access to the broadcast and video on-demand afterward. See the agenda below and join today so you don't miss any insights!

For less than one night at a hotel, you'll hear directly from the utilities, regulators and technology providers on how fundamental transformations are reshaping reshaping power businesses.

For less than one night at a hotel, you'll hear directly from the utilities, regulators and technology providers on how fundamental transformations are reshaping reshaping power businesses.

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Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Renewable Energy Grid Forum

Maximizing Renewables Integration through Grid Modernization

ACORE’s Renewable Energy Grid Forum convenes senior renewable energy executives, experts in the storage and technology sectors, system operators, financiers and corporate purchasers to maximize the use and integration of renewable energy in our nation’s power markets. Attendees will assess and advance efforts to promote a modernized grid that values flexibility, competition, reliability and resilience, as the U.S. increasingly fuels its economic growth with renewable power.

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Nov
6
to Nov 8

Energy Storage: Where the Future of Power and Transportation Meet

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is the largest conference, exhibition and networking event covering all applications of grid storage in North America. ESNA connects over 2,500 utilities, developers, energy users, policy makers and other key stakeholders from around the world to advance understanding and deployment of energy storage, and ultimately build a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient grid. To learn more about ESNA 2018, November 6-8, 2018, in Pasadena, California, visit www.esnaexpo.com.

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GridNEXT 2018 Conference
Oct
21
to Oct 23

GridNEXT 2018 Conference

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual GridNEXT 2018
GridNEXT is The Industry Event created by Members for Members.

Sunday, Oct. 21 - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center

GridNEXT is the energy-industry conference focused specifically on how renewable technologies in Texas are transforming the Grid of the Future. It is the premier event of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA).

Register Now!

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2018 USGBC Texas Energy Summit Registration
Oct
11
7:00 AM07:00

2018 USGBC Texas Energy Summit Registration

  • Norris Conference Center at City Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 USGBC Texas Building Energy Summit is an executive forum for building owners/managers, energy and sustainability managers, engineers, federal and state government officials, consultants and other stakeholders focused on energy reduction and smarter technology solutions for buildings.  Sessions will cover four tracks: Case Studies, Technology, Optimized Operations, and Managing Your Building.

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2018 Members Meeting & Fall Workshop
Oct
9
to Oct 10

2018 Members Meeting & Fall Workshop

The annual Members Meeting & Fall Workshop is a two-day collaborative forum on the latest trends affecting energy consumers and how utilities and their partners can more effectively meet and exceed the evolving expectations of today’s consumers.

Hosted by Con Edison at their historic headquarters in Manhattan, the 7th annual Members Meeting will also cover the most pertinent areas of need in consumer research and education and where our organization’s efforts can best be focused for 2019.

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GCPA Fall ConferenceREGISTER NOW
Oct
2
to Oct 3

GCPA Fall ConferenceREGISTER NOW

GCPA 33rd Annual Fall Conference & Exhibition - a one and a half day conference on Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3. Pre-conference activities including Fall Golf Tournament, Pre-Conference Workshop and Welcome Cocktail Reception on Monday, October 1.

Speaker: Various speakers, keynoters

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Sep
26
to Sep 27

Border Energy Forum XXIII

The North American Development Bank (NADB) is proud to present the XXIII Border Energy Forum, which brings together local and state officials, private sector developers and investors, academics, large commercial users, and energy experts from the U.S. and Mexico. As the only U.S.-Mexico development bank, NADB has had the opportunity to participate in some of the most relevant clean energy projects developed in the last five years in the border region. NADB has financed close to US$1.5 billion for 35 projects representing total estimated investments of US$5.2 billion. Roughly, 2,548 MW of new generation capacity is being installed along the border.

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2018 Texas Energy Summit
Sep
24
to Sep 26

2018 Texas Energy Summit

Please join us September 24 – 26, 2018 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria in Houston, Texas for the all new Texas Energy Summit, hosted by the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University Systems, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station! Although rebranded beginning this year (formerly called the Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency/CATEE Conference), the Texas Energy Summit will continue to tackle all of the topics currently facing the energy industry.

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Sep
11
to Sep 12

AWEA: Join us in Austin!

  • Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In September, AWEA will host wind industry's leading owners, project developers, wind assessors, and siting professionals in the live music capital of the world, Austin! Expect to make lasting business connections, participate in timely discussions, and learn from those leading the industry forward into the 2020s.

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Texas Power Summit: Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy
Jul
16
to Jul 17

Texas Power Summit: Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

An abundance of renewable energy has been instrumental in driving Texas energy prices down, making it less economical to keep coal and nuclear plants open. In addition, retirement of coal generation is planned before this summer; and new solar and wind resources will be added to the grid. The effect this combination will have on the state’s power sector is yielding questions for regulators and market participants. Concerns include how generators will be impacted by low energy prices and what, if anything, regulators will do as well as how interconnection of distributed generation is harmonized with protection against surges and frequency issues.

While concerns related to older plant maintenance increase, the promise of greater reliability associated with more distributed generation, energy storage, and micro-grids make this a timely discussion.

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Austin's first Summer Solstice Celebration

We are excited to invite you to Solar Austin’s first annual Summer Solstice Celebration! Please join us to celebrate our precious solar resources and community advocacy for renewable energy on the longest day of the year.

When: Thursday, June 21st, 5:30-8 p.m. 
Where: Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704
RSVP now to join the celebration.

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Jun
12
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Financing Renewable Energy Developments

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

Tuesday, June 12, 2018  |  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Please join Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) for the second webinar in a series of five focused on topics affecting the Texas renewable energy industry.

This installment will address revenue contracts for renewable energy projects, financing types, and structures utilized in the market, as well as the legal and commercial factors bearing on these choices.

Presenters

 

Jessica Adkins, Partner, Bracewell
Joel Laubenstein, Principal, Baker Tilly
Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend

Renewable developers, solar service providers, public officials, investment bankers, general counsel, private equity companies, environmental entities, and other development consultants and service providers.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is pending approval for Texas continuing legal education credit

Registration

This webinar is complimentary; however, registration is required. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Solar Power Texas

  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa Austin, Tx (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gain regional insight from industry leaders

Only at Solar Power Texas will you get unrivaled education and insight on the state's solar and renewable energy market. Join us for Texas' premier solar and storage event and access sessions that will investigate topics that include the state of the solar industry post tax and trade, in-depth review of market trends, best practices in resilience, and the development of battery energy storage systems in the state.

This year’s event will convene more than 400 energy professionals from across the region and leverage the expertise of industry leaders to deliver content valuable to business professionals and their growth in the industry. Take a peek at what's going on at Solar Power Texas.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

TREIA Luncheon: Puerto Rico Crisis - TREIA Member Response

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Puerto Rico Crisis
TREIA Member Response

In September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico, destroying the island's electric grid and leaving 3.4 Million residents in complete darkness. After months of work, restoration efforts are still on going. Utilities and electric companies from main land, including many TRIEA members, provided extensive support in restoring power to distressed fellow Americans on the island. Join us to hear Austin Energy and Younicos present their work in Puerto Rico and discuss the lessons learned for preparing Texas grid to withstand similar disasters.



June 1, 2018 | 12-2 PM
Vinson & Elkins LLP
2801 Via Fortuna, Austin TX 78746
 

PRESENTERS

Austin Energy - Victor Carr
Austin Energy - Alan Shuffield
Younicos - Cody Guidry
CPS Energy - Jose Treviño


SPONSORS

Event space provided by Vinson & Elkins
Lunch provided by Baker Tilly


PARKING

Complimentary parking is available on the surface lot and in the parking garage.  Please do not park in a space that is marked with a reserved sign. Directions

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May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Transaction Overview

Topics and Trends: Renewable Energy Projects in 2018

Transaction Overview
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. CDT

After a wild end of 2017 and a new tax code, the renewable energy industry adjusts for 2018 and beyond.  Margins continue to narrow, and companies search for efficient, effective ways to cut costs. Our 2018 webinar series will focus on the stages of a transaction to aid participants in conducting internal evaluations and will highlight areas where planning (or lack thereof) tends to drive outside counsel costs. 
 
In this first installment of the series, Husch Blackwell attorneys will walk through the main stages of a development project at a high level. We will also give an up-to-date forecast for the tax equity and PPA markets for 2018 and beyond and discuss changes from 2017. Future installments will discuss acquisitions; EPC, O&M and asset management agreements; and Power Purchase Agreements, among other subjects.  

Topics

  • Transaction structure and players
  • Common pitfalls
  • Site documents
  • Financing
  • Tax equity and PPA forecast
  • Preview of upcoming sessions

Presenters

John C. Crossley, Partner
Cacki Jewart, Partner

Who Should Attend

General counsel, renewable energy executives, developers, in-house counsel, business development managers, financial and business analysts, project investors, public officials and other development consultants and service providers.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is pending approval for California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary; however, registration is required. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Austin Happy Hour: Business Development & Innovations in Solar

We are excited to announce that Ron Van Dell, President of Longbow Innovations, will speak at our May Happy Hour.

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The recent exciting successes of solar and renewable energy technology could not have happened without extensive research and development leading to technological innovations. Mr. Van Dell will explore two recent examples of businesses successfully leading innovations.  SolarBridge Technologies developed an integrated micro-inverter solution, which is now forming the core of SunPower’s Equinox AC Module for residential rooftops.

And ViZn Energy Systems, whose story is still unfolding, is developing superior flow-battery alternatives to Li-Ion for grid-scale energy storage. Each companies’ story reveals start-up cases with hard-won lessons when it comes to technology and business model differentiation and competing against well-established businesses.

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Solar Austin
Happy Hour

Tuesday May 22nd, 5:30-8pm
Scholtz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

RSVP here!

With more than 35 years of experience, Ron Van Dell has an exceptional track record of success and proven leadership skills in early-stage, turn-around, and established businesses. His background covers a broad range of industries in semiconductors and electronics—power, communications, computing, industrial control, electrical distribution, and clean tech.

As President and CEO of ViZn Energy Systems, he transformed the company from a development team to a complete business recognized as a global leader in grid-scale energy storage. As President and CEO of SolarBridge Technologies, now part of Sunpower, Van Dell led the development and launch of a ground-breaking microinverter solution for AC Solar Modules, while raising four rounds of funding.

Before SolarBridge, Van Dell served as President and CEO at Primarion (sold to Infineon), President and CEO at Legerity (spin off of Communication Division of AMD), General Manager for Dell Computer’s Dimension Line of Business ($6B in sales), and VP-GM of the Communication Products Business at Harris Semiconductor (now Intersil Corporation). He also held previous international management positions in the U.S. and in Europe at Groupe Schneider, Square D Company, and General Electric.

We hope you will join us Tuesday, May 22nd for this exciting conversation with a true business and technology trailblazer!

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: ERCOT Renewable Energy Market Outlook

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

ERCOT Renewable Energy Market Outlook
Friday, May 18, 2018  |  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT

Please join Husch Blackwell and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance (TREIA) for the first webinar in a series of five focused on topics affecting the Texas renewable energy industry.

The first installment will be a discussion about prevailing marketing conditions renewable energy producers are experiencing within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. Presenters will provide guidance on associated pricing trends, commercial terms and challenges. 

Presenters

Pat Milligan, Sr. Associate, Commercial Energy, ICF
Shalini Ramanathan, Vice President, Origination, Renewable Energy Systems
Chris Reeder, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend

Renewable developers, solar service providers, public officials, investment bankers, general counsel, professionals in utilities, private equity companies, environmental entities, and other development consultants and service providers.

Continuing Education Credit

This program is pending approval for Texas continuing legal education credit.

Registration

This webinar is complimentary; however, registration is required. We encourage you to forward this invitation to interested colleagues.

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May
7
to May 10

WINDPOWER 2018 Powering Forward to Reach New Heights

Wind energy is breaking records in the Midwest! Wind provided 60% of the region’s electric needs earlier this month. American wind is continuing to power forward to reach new heights. WINDPOWER 2018 is the place where wind energy comes together celebrate successes, overcome industry-wide challenges, and plan for the future.

Join these speakers at WINDPOWER 2018 as they share their invaluable expertise and vision. 

Aaron Anderson, Project Manager, Renewables, Burns & McDonnell Engineering
Samer El-Itani, Team Leader Electrical & SCADA, Senvion USA Corp.
Paul Rich, Director, Project Development, US Wind, Inc. 
Melissa Elkinton, Head of Section, Energy Assessment, DNV GL
Ryan Wiser, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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There's no better time than now to make new connections with wind energy professionals from all over the world. At WINDPOWER 2018, you'll have the opportunity to preview the newest products & technologies

Register by April 10 to take advantage of the advance rate!

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Midwest Solar Expo
Apr
30
to May 2

Midwest Solar Expo


Join the solar industry Midwest Solar Expo this May 2018

Join us at the 2018 Midwest Solar Expo, the region’s premier solar business and networking event. Mingle with hundreds of solar thought leaders to advance the solar conversation in the Midwest. With plenary & networking sessions, exhibition, hands-on training, happy hour, receptions, startup showcase, innovation theater & more.

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