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The Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit is the leading gathering place for wind industry deal makers. Widely considered as the event that brings together the highest quality of industry participants on the conference circuit, 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.

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Gabriel Alonso

EDP RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA LLC

 

David Berry

CLEAN LINE ENERGY PARTNERS LLC

Thomas Carbone

TRI GLOBAL ENERGY, LLC

Andy Cukurs

SUZLON WIND ENERGY CORPORATION

Ken Davies

MICROSOFT

 

Declan Flanagan

LINCOLN CLEAN ENERGY

David Halligan

GOLDWIND AMERICAS

Dan Reicher

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Rob Threlkeld, CEM, CHMM, BEP

GENERAL MOTORS

Steve Vavrik

APEX CLEAN ENERGY, INC.

Paul F. Wendelgass

CAPITAL POWER

Michael I. Storch

ENEL GREEN POWER NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Hank Adams

SOUTHERN POWER

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

sPower

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, with offices in San Francisco, Long Beach and New York
City, sPower is the largest owner of utility-scale solar assets in the US. With 150+ operating
projects (1.3GW by 2017) and more than 5GW of projects under development, sPower is a
leading renewable energy developer and independent power producer (IPP).

Established in 2012, sPower is led by a seasoned management team with a 20-year proven
track record of working together to successfully manage multifaceted public and private
organizations in the energy sector. The same team founded EnergySolutions (NYSE:ES) and
ISG Resources (sold to Headwaters; NYSE:HW).

sPower has built a compact, cohesive team of exceptionally talented, passionate and
dedicated individuals with deep functional expertise across all phases of the development
chain — from land purchases to project acquisitions, permitting, regulatory, transmission
and interconnection, marketing, finance and operations.

sPower is committed to providing economically and environmentally responsible power
that moves the energy industry and our company forward. We are the renewable energy
company that delivers on what we promise — we do what we say we’ll do.

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.

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 among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. As part of BofAML, Renewable Energy Finance (REF) specializes in tailored financing products and services for renewable energy projects and equipment. REF’s offerings include tax equity investments and a variety of structured debt products. The REF team works closely with BofAML’s investment banking, commodities and structured solutions teams to raise capital for renewable energy clients, with solutions ranging from standard financings to highly structured transactions and financing programs, each tailored to a client’s unique needs and objectives.

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.

CohnReznick

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CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy Practice offers a comprehensive range of services including audit, accounting, tax and related advisory services, to help industry participants seize opportunity in this environment. We have one of the most established practices in the United States and an extensive network of industry contacts – our partners are actively involved with the key associations and regulatory bodies that shape the policies of the renewable energy industry.

CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities (CRCMS)

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CRCMS offers a comprehensive financial advisory platform for the renewable energy and sustainability industries, including solutions for corporations that includes corporate financing, project financing, and M&A advisory. The company represents financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities), and the leading wind, solar, biomass, and other alternative energy developers nationwide. CRCMS has successfully executed more than $12 billion in project and corporate transactions. To learn more, visit www.cohnreznickcapmarkets.com.

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.

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.

KeyBanc Capital Markets

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KeyBanc Capital Markets provides deep industry expertise and capital markets and advisory solutions to companies in targeted verticals which include Consumer & Retail, Healthcare, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Utilities, Power & Renewables, Diversified Industries, and Technology, through Pacific Crest Securities. With over 800 professionals across a national platform, the firm has more than $27 billion of capital committed to clients. Our award winning Equity Research team provides coverage on more than 775 companies.

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.

Max Bögl Wind AG

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The German government wants to increase the percentage of renewable energy sources from 25 percent today to 35 percent in 2035. That way, the number of conventional power plants should go down as well – the only way to preserve both our environment and our standard of living. Innovative designs in wind energy allow Max Bögl Wind AG to contribute to this energy change. If modern and effective wind energy systems are required, we are your competent and reliable partner for your consulting, planning, construction and operating needs.

Morgan Lewis

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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.

MUFG

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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.

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

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Siemens Wind Power, Inc. is committed to driving wind energy’s potential into continued growth for the future. Designed with the high capacity factor needs of the U.S. market, Siemens’ powerful SWT-2.5-120 is tailored to optimize the energy production of medium to low wind sites. Additionally, Siemens Financial Services, Inc. helps grow this potential. As the U.S. arm of the Siemens global Financial Services division, Siemens Financial Services helps to facilitate investments by providing financial solutions with specific asset expertise across multiple industries.

Suzlon

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The Suzlon Group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world with an international presence across 19 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. With over two decades of operational track record, the Group has a cumulative installation of approximately 15GW of wind energy capacity, a workforce of over 8,000, a low-cost manufacturing base and strong in-house R&D set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Approximately 9GW of the Group’s installation is in India, which makes up for ~37% of the country’s wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The company has recently forayed into the solar space. The Group, headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India, is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries.

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.

Whitehall

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Established in 2010, Whitehall & Company is a boutique investment bank focused on M&A and corporate advisory services as well as debt and equity placement for clients. Whitehall offers experienced, focused investment bankers and capital markets professionals with expertise in the origination, structuring, syndication and execution of transactions across industry sectors and markets of execution that assist clients in leveraging their capabilities and streamlining execution of transactions. Whitehall has led M&A advisory, debt and equity capital raising transactions for top tier corporate and private equity clients across the power generation and development, investor owned and cooperative utilities, oil and gas, real estate, industrial and aviation sectors. All securities offered through Whitehall Capital Markets, LLC, an affiliate of Whitehall & Company, member FINRA/SIPC.

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.

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.

Vaisala, Inc.

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Vaisala is a science-driven organization, passionate about weather, renewables and their impact on energy. We work with our customers to continuously innovate weather technologies, help them fully understand weather risk, and assist them in getting more power from their project. We are uniquely qualified to support profitable energy decisions with an integrated suite of measurement, modeling and analysis tools.

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.

Gamesa

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With 22 years’ experience and 35.8 GW installed on five continents, Gamesa is a global technological leader in the wind industry. The company offers a wide range of technology and services that includes four wind turbine platforms: Gamesa 2.0 MW, Gamesa 2.5 MW, Gamesa 3.3 MW and Gamesa 5.0 MW that allow Gamesa to meet the needs of all client segments in the wind energy sector. Its comprehensive response also includes wind turbine O&M services, with 22.4 GW served. Gamesa is also a world leader in the development, construction and sale of wind farms.

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.

Katten Law

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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.

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 3,000 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.

Romax InSight

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Romax InSight offers a powerful combination of practical and analytical expertise and has 25 years of experience in delivering engineering services for rotating machinery. For the wind industry, Romax InSight provides drivetrain engineering, OPEX forecasting, QA/QC and EOW inspections, and monitoring services. We also offer technology assessment services to help owners, investors and insurers mitigate risks associated with the future performance of their assets.

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.

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.

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.

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!

MVP Capital

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You know your business inside and out. We do too. With more than 25 years providing investment banking services for renewable energy, telecom, towers, internet infrastructure and media companies, MVP Capital can identify opportunities and maximize value for our clients – without the learning curve. We’ve completed more than $18 billion in transactions for companies of all sizes and stages, and we always operate with the highest integrity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rabobank

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Rabobank is a Dutch-based multinational financial services company and a global leader in food and agribusiness and sustainability-oriented banking. It is also an active financier of wind, solar, biomass, and food and agriculture-related projects. Since its founding in 2009, the Project Finance Americas team has committed over $5 billion across over 100 renewable energy financings worth more than $21 billion, supporting project developers in the region. Going forward, Rabobank strives to continue supporting its clients with innovative financings that promote the renewable energy sector.

AltenergyMag

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AltEnergyMag is an eMagazine full of News, articles and interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization. Our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can report on itself. We offer those of you who work or have a passion for the Alternative Energy to contribute articles, news and product information for your peers to read and discover.

B2BWebinars.net

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B2Bwebinars.net (previously known as “Infocast” Webinars) provides the cutting edge information and key intelligence that business leaders use to drive growth in the numerous industries that we serve. Our production team works closely with senior industry leaders to design and produce the most informative, knowledge based business events available anywhere. Whether you are attending, speaking, moderating or sponsoring, being part of one of our 90-minute online seminars will raise your industry standing, introduce you to vital business connections and position you and your firm as a leading industry voice.

BarclayHedge

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BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, no other firm has been in the alternative investment database business for as long as we have. Barclay began publishing fund data for CTAs and hedge funds in 1989 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles. BarclayHedge provides access to its hedge fund, fund of funds, and managed futures databases to thousands of investors worldwide in Excel, Access, and formats compatible with most third party analysis packages. Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices, 10 managed futures indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. BNEF has 200 staff based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF’s sectoral products provide financial, economic and policy analysis, as well as news and the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the clean energy space. BNEF’s regional products provide a comprehensive view on the transformation of the energy system by region.

Energy Insight

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Energy Insight is an independent web journal delivering news, information, and resources covering alternative and renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids.

Hedge Connection

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Hedge Connection is the first comprehensive, web-based, marketing tool that facilitates relationship building and allows direct interaction and exchange of information between hedge funds and opt-in, qualified investors. Proudly serving hedge funds and investors since 2005. Membership is complimentary for qualified investors actively allocating to hedge funds. Investor members gain access to performance analytics, hedge fund marketing materials and video interviews with hedge fund members. Investor members also receive priority access to educational seminars, Meet the Manager events and networking gatherings.

Navigant Research

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Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Recharge News

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RECHARGE is the world’s leading provider of business intelligence for the renewable-energy industries, combining award-winning international coverage of breaking news, in-depth features and analysis, 24/7,that delivers depth and dimension on the stories that matter most to the wind and solar sectors.

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