Wind Power Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast
  • February 6 - 8, 2018 | San Diego, CA

  • The Leading Networking and Deal-Making Event for the Wind Industry

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The Leading Networking and Deal-Making Event of the Year for the Wind Industry!

The Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit is widely recognized as the leading gathering place for wind industry deal-makers. What one attendee calls the “highest quality of industry participants on the conference circuit.” Each year, the industry’s leading developers, investors, lenders, turbine suppliers, EPCs and other players gather to gain valuable insights into industry trends, get the latest market update on the finance and investment landscape and efficiently schedule rounds of private meetings.

The Summit attracted over 500 people in 2017 and, with the PTC continuing to fuel industry activity, the 2018 Summit will again offer up the best available opportunity to stay ahead of the market, meet the industry’s leading players and get deals done.

Now entering its 15th year, this sell-out Summit is moving to a NEW venue to meet the needs of its increased audience!

Join us at the five star Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, nestled among 400 lush garden acres near the beach in Carlsbad, featuring re-designed guestrooms and suites, expanded event spaces, an award winning spa and championship golf. Book Your Room Today!

Pre-Summit Executive Briefing – February 6, 2018
Wind Origination and Development Outlook

The Executive Briefing will provide wind executives with an incisive assessment of the wind origination and development landscape-a great source of information for shaping your organization’s strategic direction.

Pre-Summit Workshop – February 6, 2018
What’s New in Wind Project Due Diligence? 2018 and Beyond

Stay ahead of the market and learn the latest trends, best practices and lessons learned in wind project due diligence.

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Morrison & Foerster (Renewables)

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Morrison & Foerster has one of the nation’s leading practices devoted to the development and financing of solar power and other renewable energy projects. Our lawyers have played a key role in the inception and development of the equity, debt and capital markets for solar power projects, representing many of the industry’s leaders. We have expertise advising companies in both the photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal domains (including utility-scale solar thermal projects), in the United States and overseas.

Our lawyers have successfully closed solar transactions from over $1.6 billion in loan guarantees for three projects in a 375 MW concentrated solar thermal power complex in the Mojave Desert in California to advising on the eighth largest photovoltaic plant in the world.

AWS Truepower

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AWS Truepower provides the most accurate, reliable, and innovative clean energy project development, engineering and operations solutions available today. Energy developers, investors, utilities, system operators, and governments rely on the company’s 30 years of experience, proven expertise and technology to reduce uncertainty, mitigate risk, and maximize return on their investments. AWS Truepower’s suite of consulting and engineering services, innovative software, maps, and data products support the complete wind and solar project development lifecycle. Headquartered in New York, AWS Truepower has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Goldwind Americas

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Goldwind Americas, headquartered in Chicago, is among the world’s leading and most innovative wind turbine manufacturers and energy solutions providers. A subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., LTD, Goldwind’s revolutionary Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) wind technology is leading the transformation of the wind industry to a more efficient cost of energy. Goldwind Americas’ develops a full suite of wind power solutions, including sales, service and manufacturing platforms, research and development, and project financing. Goldwind Americas fosters a steadfast commitment to exceptional quality, service and safety, further proof of our long-term approach to renewable Energy Everywhere.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP/Chadbourne

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Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.

STOEL RIVES

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STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Winston & Strawn, LLP

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Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 attorneys among 18 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm’s energy, project development, and finance practice is a particular strength of the firm, offering  more than 30 years of industry experience, innovation, and a track record of success over a broad range of energy-related services. We advocate and advise on new energy policies and regulatory compliance. We provide assistance on all types of development agreements, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, and supply and procurement agreements. We assist clients in the structure and financing of energy projects, and in the acquisition and disposition of companies and assets. We also offer counsel on cutting-edge market trends and tax matters. Together, our experience, capabilities, and integrated platform help us to guide successfully our clients through today’s dynamic energy environment.

Akin Gump

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has one of the world’s leading project finance and renewable energy practices. We represent developers, lenders, equity investors, manufacturers, technology companies and other sector participants in a broad array of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on the development, financing, operation, acquisition and disposition of renewable energy projects and renewable energy companies.

Our team has significant experience across all renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuel and hydroelectric projects and over the past year we have been lead counsel on the three largest renewable energy projects financed in the United States.

ArcVera Renewables

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ArcVera Renewables was formed in March 2017 through the merger of V-Bar, LLC and Chinook Wind, LLC. The company provides consulting and technical services for wind and solar energy across the project-lifecycle, including prospecting, resource assessment, independent engineering, financing and plant optimization. Its team of atmospheric scientists, data analysts, and engineers leverage their advanced technical expertise and decades of global experience to meet the needs of landowners, project developers and sponsors, investors, and project owners and operators. We lead our renewable energy clients to confident decisions and maximum advantage by delivering accurate and trustworthy insights. For more information, please visit: www.arcvera.com

Baker & McKenzie

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With a network of more than 4,000 locally qualified and internationally experienced lawyers, Baker & McKenzie is one of the world’s leading global law firms and a long-standing leader in the renewable energy industry. Our Global Renewable Energy and Clean Technology practice provides a full range of legal services to participants in the wind, solar and bioenergy sectors and we have represented clients on market-defining transactions throughout the U.S. and the world. Working seamlessly across our 77 offices in 47 countries, we help clients structure, acquire, finance and implement projects and manage their investments, whether in developed, developing or transition countries. Our ultimate aim is to efficiently provide commercially effective solutions to our clients at every stage.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, providing a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. BofAML is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading, serving corporations, governments and institutions around the world. As part of BofAML, Renewable Energy Finance (REF) specializes in tailored financing products and services for renewable clients and their respective projects. REF’s offerings include tax equity investments and a variety of structured debt products, each uniquely designed and comprehensively delivered alongside BofAML’s banking, markets and structured solutions teams.

CCA Group

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CCA Group is a premier independent investment banking firm that provides financial advisory services to Issuer and Investor clients in the Global Asset Finance marketplace. The firm is focused on creating innovative financing and investment opportunities utilizing fixed capital assets that are essential to the end user. Our team of senior professionals leverages knowledge gained from years of experience investing in and managing fixed assets to provide rational advice to our clients.

CIBC Capital Markets

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CohnReznick Capital

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At CohnReznick Capital our team creates unprecedented firsts, providing investment banking services to the sustainability sector. Since 2010, CohnReznick Capital has executed more than 85 project and corporate financings for renewable energy assets valued at more than $11 billion in aggregate. As the #1 ranked Renewable Energy Financial Adviser by IJ Global Magazine, we deliver exceptional service for financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities), and leading global clean energy developers. Our team of experts help our clients breakthrough the dynamic and evolving sustainability sector by simplifying project finance, M&A, capital raising and special situations. To learn more visit www.cohnreznickcapital.com, follow @CR_Capital on twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram.

Foley & Lardner

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Foley & Lardner LLP is a national law firm that provides a full array of legal services to assist the rapidly changing and ever more complicated energy industry. Our energy practice is broad and diversified, delivering comprehensive solutions and the leading-edge tools required to serve regulated and unregulated industry participants in this increasingly competitive market. Foley’s wind and solar practices are part of our national Energy Industry Team, advising clients in the development, investment, acquisition, construction, and financing of renewable energy facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Our team-based approach, innovative technology, and focus on value and client service are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry.

Fredrikson & Byron

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Fredrikson & Byron’s Renewable Energy Group assists clients to successfully complete development and financing of renewable energy projects, and acquire and divest renewable energy assets throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Our work also extends to the supply chain, including manufacturing, construction and service companies, where we help them with mergers and acquisitions and other commercial concerns to advance their interests within the renewable energy market.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Straight talking. Thinking around corners. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes a problem. Performing as a team, no matter where we’re sitting. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done.

Our 2,500 lawyers work together, solving your toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers. Expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes – we help you stay on top of your risks and opportunities. Around the world.

Husch Blackwell

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Husch Blackwell Renewable Energy Practice.

From pioneering start-up technologies to some of the largest wind and solar developments in the country, Husch Blackwell serves many of today’s most innovative renewable energy companies.

Our deep, extensive history representing independent power producers and electric utilities in all facets of their business gives us vast institutional knowledge regarding the matters affecting renewable energy projects. Developers, investors, owners and lenders depend on us to help complete and launch their renewable projects with speed and efficiency. Emerging clean-tech companies and alternative fuels entrepreneurs rely on us to help bring their technologies to market.

Members of Husch Blackwell’s Wind Energy team draw from a broad array of energy, environmental, regulatory, construction, project finance, tax and capital markets experiences to meet our clients’ specific needs. Clients benefit from Husch Blackwell’s deep experience in the full range of wind power project development and construction matters.

John Laing Group PLC

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John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects. Its business is focused on energy, transportation, social and environmental infrastructure projects across a range of international markets including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.

Lazard

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Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising, and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com. Follow us at @Lazard.

Leidos

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Leidos advises clients in the global energy industry so they can achieve better business outcomes in a connected world. We apply technical, commercial, and regulatory expertise to support the development, financing, restructuring, and acquisition of capital-intensive energy assets. Our experts work alongside financial and developer clients to take on complexities when creating, deploying, and financing innovative technologies.  Our capabilities span independent engineering, energy market consulting, transmission analysis, and owner’s advisory services for thermal and renewable generation, biofuels, oil and gas infrastructure, and emerging energy solutions.

Marathon Capital

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Marathon Capital is a leading financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing financial advice in the areas of M&A, capital raising of debt and equity, project finance, tax equity, financial restructuring, recapitalization, bankruptcy and workout situations in the energy sector. Marathon Capital is a three-time recipient of the “Best Renewable Asset M&A Advisor” Award (2013, 2014, 2016), as well as the “Renewable Generating Project Finance Deal of the Year” Award (2016) in Power Finance & Risk’s Annual Power Finance Deals and Firms Awards.

Mayer Brown

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Mayer Brown is a leading global law firm with offices in major cities across the Americas, Asia and Europe.  Our experience in the solar sector started more than twenty years ago when we worked on Solar Electric Generating System IX (SEGS) in California, one of the first large-scale solar projects in the United States.  Our lawyers have represented financiers, sponsors and other project participants on important and cutting edge solar energy projects and financing structures across the globe.

Whether it is utility-scale concentrated solar thermal, photovoltaic, rooftop distributed generation or other solar technology, we have the industry knowledge and experience needed to get deals done anywhere in the world.<p>

We offer local market expertise on a global basis, with offices in each of the major energy and financial centers around the world – London, New York, Hong Kong, and Houston.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

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At Morgan Lewis, we partner with clients to understand their needs and craft powerful solutions for them. Our team encompasses more than 2,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists, working together across 29 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Named U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers’ 2015 Law Firm of the Year for Energy, our team serves the electric power sector (conventional, nuclear, and renewable, including wind and solar and transmission); the oil and gas sector (upstream, midstream, and liquefied natural gas; refining; and petrochemicals); the water industry; and financial institutions, investment funds, project developers, state-owned enterprises, and public-private partnerships in the energy sector.

Our global energy practice is renowned for its work on multi-billion dollar energy transactions. Often involving multinational investment, first in country, or sector undertakings or novel structures, these deals encompass the development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of both conventional and unconventional resources. Every major transaction is supported across disciplines by our corporate, regulatory, tax, environmental, antitrust, litigation, labor, employment, and benefits lawyers.

Mortenson

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Incorporated in 1954, Mortenson Construction is a privately held, Minneapolis-based, family owned organization built on strong values and a commitment to making a difference in the communities in which we work. Mortenson has been building construction projects for over 60 years and has built a reputation for being a solid, progressive company and a socially responsible leader. Having secured over 3,000 megawatts of solar energy facilities, Mortenson has proven to be a reliable and bankable EPC partner. Our expertise in energy modeling tools combined with our self-perform capabilities keep us focused on delivering the lowest cost of energy over the life cycle of your projects. By creating a culture of innovation, we are able to accelerate the delivery of your projects—while providing an exceptional customer experience.

MUFG Union Bank

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MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including access to investment banking, personal and corporate trust, capital markets, global custody, transaction banking, and other services. With assets of $120.0 billion as of March 31, 2016, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings, and capital ratios relative to peer banks.1 MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥298.3 trillion (JPY) or $2.6 trillion (USD),2 as of March 31, 2016. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company, and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., have corporate headquarters in New York City.

Munich RE Trading LLC

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Munich Re Trading: https://www.munichre.com/weatherandcommodity/en/group/index.html
Munich Re Wind Facility Insurance: https://www.munichre.com/corporate-insurance-partner/en/lines-of-business/special-enterprise-risks/green-tech-solutions/1526255/index.html

Nephila Climate

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Nephila Climate is an investor and risk capacity provider specializing in weather and climate risk transfer solutions. It is a subsidiary of Nephila, which is the oldest and largest investment manager dedicated to insurance risk. Nephila was founded in 1997 and started a dedicated weather business (now Nephila Climate) in 2005. As of October 1 2017, the firm manages approximately $10 billion on behalf of institutional investors around the world. Nephila has offices in Bermuda, San Francisco, Nashville and London, and over 120 employees with expertise across a broad range of disciplines including finance, energy, meteorology, agriculture, engineering, hazard modeling, risk management and re/insurance underwriting.

Nordex USA, Inc

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The Nordex Group has installed more than 21 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 countries. The product portfolio of the group is focused on multi-megawatt onshore turbines with rated power from 2.4 to 4.5 MW and rotor diameters up to 149m for nearly all geographical regions: From grid-constrained, land constrained, unrestricted projects to sound restricted and very complex terrains. Anti-icing system, cold climate versions, a dense service network, preventive maintenance and end-to-end modernization are also part of the company’s offer.

Orrick

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Orrick is a global leader in the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of utility scale and distributed solar projects.

  • Over 20,000 megawatts of solar PPAs and storage contracts, arrangements, and EPC and module supply contracts
  • Innovative financing including levered and unlevered tax equity financings, using every structure in the market
  • Development, mezzanine, construction and term debt financings for market-leading solar projects
  • High profile solar project and company M&A and joint venture transactions

Rabobank

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Rabobank’s team of experienced bankers and analysts offer specialized financial and advisory services for our clients in the food & agribusiness, commodities and energy sectors. We bring to all client relationships a compelling combination of deep industry expertise, insightful strategic counsel, and customized financial solutions. Our award winning Project Finance team provides non- and limited-recourse finance solutions for renewable energy projects, with a focus on wind, solar and bioenergy. Our Project Finance team also offers tailor-made financing solutions (structuring, execution, and advisory) for projects sponsored by the bank’s clients in the food and agriculture (F&A) sector.

REsurety

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REsurety helps wind project developers and owners solve the challenge of generation volume and energy price uncertainty through the quantification and transfer of revenue risk. Through the structuring and ongoing settlement of revenue hedging contracts, REsurety enables wind projects to efficiently and confidently transact with the world’s leading risk market counterparties. The result is an unprecedented level of certainty and control over a project’s financial performance, improving access to development capital.  REsurety is registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor and Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association in such capacities. The company is based in Boston, MA.

Senvion

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Senvion USA Corp. is a division of German-based Senvion S.A., one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers in the wind energy sector and a pioneer in the offshore business.

Senvion’s mission is to provide the latest wind energy technology, at the lowest cost possible. The company contributes to the local economy by providing long-term employment and creating local supply chains wherever possible.
Senvion has an installed capacity of over 1,200 MW across the United States, which represents hundreds of wind turbines across the Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Minnesota. Senvion is owned by Centerbridge Partners, a New York-based private equity firm.

Siemens Gamesa

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With more than 35 years’ experience and a worldwide installed capacity of over 82 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a global technological leader in the wind industry with a presence in more than 70 countries. Its end-to-end value chain expertise encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. We strive to provide the best technological offer for each project, while driving down the Levelized Cost of Energy to ensure the best long-term returns.

Troutman Sanders LLP

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Recognized by U.S. News as a national top tier practice in the 2014 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Troutman Sanders provides top legal advice to utilities, independent power producers, developers, and financial, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the US and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power, natural gas and water industries as well as the renewable and alternative energy sector. Known for providing advice that maximizes client value, our energy practice works closely with our clients to guide energy transactions through compliance with energy regulation at the federal and state levels.Our comprehensive understanding of the energy industry and regulatory landscape makes us a “go-to firm” for clients seeking counsel regarding all types of energy transactions.

GE Energy Financial Services

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GE Energy Financial Services’ experts invest globally across the capital spectrum in essential, long-lived, and capital-intensive energy assets that meet the world’s energy needs. In addition to capital, GE Energy Financial Services offers the best of GE’s technical know-how, technology innovation, financial strength, and rigorous risk management. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the GE business unit helps its customers and GE grow through new investments, strong partnerships, and optimization of its approximately $18 billion in assets. GE Energy Financial Services holds approximately $9 billion in renewable energy investment commitments, primarily in wind and solar.

K2 Management

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K2 Management supports its clients in their efforts to develop wind projects that achieve the best possible return on investment. Our global independent service offerings within wind project planning, management and due diligence make us a unique wind project consultancy covering the entire value chain; from the earliest phases of planning and development, to the actual construction, and maintenance of wind projects.

K2 Management has in depth industry experience and a proven track record supporting both on- and offshore wind projects (1000+ projects from 30+ countries), and ensuring that clients’ business cases are well developed and executed. Our ultimate goal is to support the successful completion of the client’s wind project, on time, on spec, and on budget. For clients this support will directly correlate to either money saved, money earned or both. Our overall goals include improving the layout of a wind farm, negotiating better contractual terms and conditions, and reducing installation times and avoiding unexpected costs.

Skadden

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Serving clients in every major international financial center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 23 offices and approximately 1,700 attorneys. Our diversified practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law, providing the specific legal advice clients need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. The firm has more than 40 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, energy and infrastructure projects, energy regulation and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.

Vestas

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Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 76 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else while delivering industry-leading reliability and availability. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 63 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 21,700 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Tradewind Energy

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Tradewind Energy is one of the largest wind and solar project development companies in the U.S. We deliver long-term power projects that tap into nature’s resources to produce sustainable energy for our nation. We’ve earned a reputation for innovation in the market, for our highly skilled and passionate team and for our deeply held respect for the people, environment and communities where we develop our projects. For more information, visit www.tradewindenergy.com.

Allete Clean Energy

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ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE), based in Duluth, Minnesota, is an independent power producer and supplier that acquires or develops capital projects to create energy solutions for North America’s sustainable energy future. An ALLETE company (NYSE:ALE), ALLETE Clean Energy owns, operates and is building wind farms in five states with a total capacity of more than 500 megawatts.

ACE has acquired and completed build-transfer of seven wind farms in Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon Pennsylvania and North Dakota since 2014. Over the past year, ACE has developed and secured a backlog of nearly 450 MW of new wind power sales agreements, build-transfers and refurbishments.

ACE’s portfolio and Repower Projects include:
• 101-megawatt Armenia Mountain wind farm in northern Pennsylvania
– 98-megawatt Chanarambie-Viking wind farm in southwest Minnesota
• 104-megawatt Lake Benton wind farm in southwest Minnesota
• 108-megawatt Storm Lake 1 and 78-megawatt Storm Lake 2 wind farms in Storm Lake, Iowa
• 50-megawatt wind farm in Condon, Oregon
– 107 MW Thunder Spirit Wind farm in Hettinger, North Dakota built-transfer to MDU
– 48 MW Thunder Spirit Expansion project in Hettinger, North Dakota built-transfer to MDU (2018)
– 106 MW Clean Energy #1 wind project near Glen Ullin, North Dakota with power sales agreement to Xcel Energy (2019)
– 290 MW of refurbishment projects at Storm Lake and Lake Benton wind farms (2020)

Paragon Energy Advisors

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Founded in 2004, Paragon is a leading provider of financial advisory services and has unparalleled expertise in tax equity and sponsor equity structuring, solicitation and placement as well as M&A for renewable and conventional energy projects. Paragon’s professional team has advised project sponsors and tax equity investors in connection with over 50 renewable energy projects totaling over 5,000 MW of generating capacity and requiring approximately $10 billion of capital. These capital raises have included development stage projects and portfolios, projects under construction and projects in operation, and have involved tax partnerships, sale-leasebacks, pro rata sales and other financial structures. In the solar power segment, we have provided both sell-side and buy-side tax and sponsor equity advisory services on residential, distributed generation (C&I), and utility scale projects totaling over $2 billion in transaction value. Our solar power project geographic experience includes projects located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam.

Paragon clients and partners include leading energy project developers, tax equity investors and lenders, strategic investors and private investment firms.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include Commercial Finance, Corporate, Environmental and Workplace Safety, Financial Services, Insolvency and Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Structured Finance and Securitization, and Trusts and Estates. Our more than 600 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from 13 locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and China.

We forge partnerships with our clients based on our legal creativity and business practicality—always making our priority how best to serve our client partners. Our clients see us as trusted advisors and we demonstrate our value every day, through our collaborative and goal-oriented approach and, of course, the successful results we achieve. Our leading practices and attorneys have been recognized in Chambers & Partners guides, Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and The Legal 500, among others.

Blattner Energy

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Blattner Energy is a diversified EPC contractor providing constructions solutions for the power generation industry and leading expertise in renewable energy construction. With more than a century of experience building large-scale projects across the United States, Blattner provides complete services for utility-scale energy storage projects. Blattner Energy delivers a better construction experience for owners and developers of utility-scale energy storage projects by adding value throughout all phases of the project lifecycle, and raising industry standards for safety and quality assurance.

DNV-GL

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DNV GL is the world’s largest provider of independent renewable energy advice. The recognized authority in onshore wind energy, we are also at the forefront of the offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the DNV GL name is new, the company has a rich heritage in renewable energy stretching back to the 1970s. Our organization now integrates the powerful legacy of GL Garrad Hassan and DNV KEMA. We provide independent technical and engineering services, products and training. Customers include renewable energy developers, investors, lenders, manufacturers, construction firms, owners, operators, insurers, non-profit / government organizations, and large-scale utility firms. Our team of dedicated experts is present in all major and emerging global markets for renewable energy. DNV GL’s global perspective is informed by local understanding that can only come from a local presence.

MVP Capital

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MVP Capital provides mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity capital raising, and strategic and valuation advisory services focusing on the renewable energy, media, telecom and technology sectors. Founded in 1987, MVP has completed over $18 billion transactions and has offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Kansas City and Boulder.

Apex Clean Energy

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Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company focused on building utility-scale generation facilities. Apex is constructing one of the nation’s largest, most diversified portfolios of renewable energy resources, capable of producing more than 12,000 MW of clean energy. This year, Apex is bringing five new U.S. wind energy facilities online, comprising 1,161 MW of capacity. Apex will provide asset management services on four of these facilities.

Black & Veatch

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With more than 100 years of service, Black & Veatch has helped clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management.

Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business supports the innovations of utilities and cities by establishing the foundation of all smart functions as we bring together physical infrastructure, communication networks and data analytics to infuse intelligence into systems. As a global leader in Critical Human Infrastructure, our technologies boost sustainability, resiliency, efficiency, economic health and cultivate new system-wide intelligence at utilities and along roadways, in cities and beyond.

Hunton & Williams LLP

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A global law firm, Hunton & Williams LLP counsels many of the world’s leading businesses, financial institutions, and governments providing comprehensive finance, development and infrastructure counsel. Our multi-disciplinary renewable energy practice group includes more than 100 corporate, finance, project development, environmental, litigation, regulatory and tax attorneys, practicing from our offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.  We are consistently recognized by leading legal and industry publications, such as Chambers USA and Chambers Global, as one of the top law firms for renewable energy transactions. We have counseled clients on several recent transactions that have garnered “Deal of the Year” awards from leading publications, including International Financial Law Review (IFLR), Project Finance magazine (PFM) and Project Finance International (PFI), among others.

Lincoln Clean Energy

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LCE develops clean energy projects from greenfield concept through to commercial operation. Our vision is to combine the best development sites and technologies to produce the lowest cost clean power where and when markets need it.

We have successfully developed projects involving almost $1 billion in capital investment in some of the largest US electricity markets (including Texas, California and New Jersey). We have deep expertise in all facets of power project development and realize value from our projects through the sale of constructed projects or long term equity ownership and asset management.

Our management team has a proven track record in power project development both at LCE and at prior firms. With over 150 years of combined experience, LCE’s management team’s efforts have led to the construction of over 4,500 megawatts of clean energy in North America and Europe over the past 10 years.

Luminate – Wind

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Luminate provides comprehensive wind resource consulting and independent engineering services in support of wind power project financing. We combine extensive independent engineering and project finance experience with highly focused experience and capabilities in wind energy, resource consulting and turbine technology, provided in seamless fashion. From development advisory to resource and technology consulting to independent engineering services in support of feasibility, development, M&A, and financing, we bring extensive experience with the major turbine manufacturers and generation throughout North America.

Southern Power

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Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers across the country. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own or have the rights to more than 40 facilities operating or under construction in 11 states with approximately 12,000 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.

Deloitte

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DELOITTE’S M&A practice provides, comprehensive and strategically focused tax, accounting and advisory services to both financial and corporate buyers. With a global network of over 4,000 M&A specialists, clients have access to experienced professionals in all forms of acquisitions, investment and financing structures, disposition alternatives, and post transaction and integration activities. Our multi-disciplinary approach teams top-flight M&A professionals, industry specialists and technical experts to provide fact-based answers and independent advice geared to helping clients minimize risk and maximize returns.

Droel

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Droel, PLLC is the most knowledgeable and experienced firm within the Renewable Energy Industry, assisting clients with solving complex issues or completing intricate deals. We make every client our number one priority, addressing every matter, large or small, with equal amount of dedication, care and attention. At Droel, PLLC, we always meet our client¹s expectations in regards to deadlines and goals, and we¹re always available when you need us. Droel, PLLC has years of successful representation on record, helping us to become the most trusted advisors, as well as helping to create long-term relationships with all of our clients. We¹re passionate about Renewable Energy law, and our other practice areas include, but are not limited to, Business, Construction, Employment, Real Estate and Litigation. Call Droel, PLLC now and see the Droel difference for yourself!

EDF Renewable Energy

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EDF Renewable Energy is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States for its own accord as well as for third parties. EDF Renewable Energy’s portfolio consists of 4 gigawatts of developed projects with 1.9 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.

Fagen, Inc.

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Fagen, Inc. is a full service industrial contractor headquartered in Granite Falls, MN. Utilizing a database of over 25,000 direct-hire employees, Fagen, Inc. has constructed a variety of successful projects including wind power, biomass to power, conventional power, renewable fuels, and other industrial process facilities. The company has a bonding capacity of $1.5 billion and no corporate debt. Specializing in providing full EPC wraps to its client base and also performing General Contractor scope as well, the company self performs civil, structural, siding, insulation, millwright, piping, instrumentation, electrical and start up services. Fagen, Inc. is proud to be ranked #202 in the ENR Top 400 contractors and #76 in the ENR top 100 Design-Build firms. Striving to be the construction company most admired by our customers for our people, partnerships, performance and finished product, Fagen, Inc. is ultimately building a better world for tomorrow.

Natural Power

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Natural Power is an independent renewable energy consultancy and services provider with over twenty years in-house experience. The company offer proactive and integrated consultancy, management & due diligence services, backed by an innovative product range, across the onshore wind, offshore renewables, renewable heat, solar pv and hydro sectors.

With offices in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Seattle, Natural Power has the team to deliver projects locally, backed by an international team of over 340 experts. Providing industry leading technical, environmental, asset management and due diligence services, Natural Power takes a unique full lifecycle approach to consultancy – from feasibility to finance to repowering, and every project phase in between.

Natural Power’s 360o lifecycle experience spans more than 800 projects, across 32 countries and has been at the heart of many ground-breaking projects, products and portfolios for more than two decades, assisting project developers, investors, manufacturers, research houses and other consulting companies.

S&P Global

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S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Energy offering integrates news, data, analytics, forecasts, regulatory research, and proprietary and market prices into one tool. And unlike other energy information providers, our data is strong across the board—giving you a single, comprehensive source that covers every sector of the U.S. energy industry, including renewables.

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