CCS / Decarbonization Project Development, Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast
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July 23 - 25, 2024
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
Houston, TX

The Deepest Dive into the Economic and Regulatory Factors Driving the Success of the CCS/CCUS Project Development Landscape

Spurred by billions in government funding and support from the IIJA, and billions more in tax credits from the IRA, the carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) industry saw an explosion of new projects in 2023—and has even stronger prospects for the future.

However, successful projects will need to navigate the complex permitting process, find capital structures to optimally utilize state and federal credits, and align project economics with existing market realities. Only the those informed about today’s best practices will be able to bring lucrative and important decarbonization projects to commercialization.

The CCS/Decarbonization Project Development, Finance & Investment Summit has been designed to bring together the industry’s leading project developers, emitters, providers of tax equity, development capital and cash equity for the best deep dive into the business of carbon capture. It will cover today’s cutting-edge developments, critical market intelligence on guidance and regulations being implemented today and provide an “inside view” from the perspectives of all the players in these deals on how project economics can be optimized to successfully execute deals.

This Infocast event will once again gather the top players in the industry to provide the best available discussion of:

  • How permitting issues impact project valuation and financing, and what strategies should be employed to move projects more easily along the pipeline
  • Strategies to handle critical regulatory issues surrounding carbon capture
  • Industry best practices in interpreting and applying the latest IRS guidance to successfully develop compliant projects
  • Analyses of evolving deal structures and alternative revenue streams to maximize project economics and value

This is a unique opportunity to meet the people you’ll need to meet and learn the lessons you’ll need in order to participate in scaling up CCUS and DAC project commercialization in the US market. Review our program outline and reserve your place today.

Plus! Don’t miss our deep dive Executive Briefing: Assessing and Managing CCS/CCUS Project Economics Across the Development Lifecycle, providing you with a unique opportunity to understand the fundamental drivers, risks, and commercial challenges of carbon capture projects to help your projects succeed in this exciting industry.

SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE JUNE 18, 2024

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

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William Aljoe
Technology Manager -
Carbon Storage Infrastructure,
National Energy Technology Laboratory

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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Noah Deich
Senior Advisor,
Office of Fossil Energy
and Carbon Management

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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Stuart Page
Senior Consultant,
Loan Programs Office

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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Lily R. Barkau, P.G.
Groundwater Section Manager, Water Quality Division
WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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Sriram Chandrasekaran
Director, Global Banking Americas, Low Carbon Transition Group
BNP PARIBAS

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Vimal Chauhan
Managing Director, Energy Transition Commercial Leader
GE ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Anthony Cottone
Vice President, Finance
1POINTFIVE

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Bret Estep
Vice President - Development
TENASKA

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Matt Fry
Senior Policy Manager - Carbon Management
GREAT PLAINS INSTITUTE

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David Heikkinen
Chief Development Officer
WHITE HAWK ENERGY

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Eric Heintz
Managing Director of Renewable Energy Finance
M&T BANK

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Scott Hunthausen
Vice President Commercial and Corporate Development
CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORPORATION

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Mackenzie Jones
CCUS Business Development Manager
- US, Low Carbon Solutions

SHELL

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Alexia Kelly
Managing Director, Carbon Policy & Markets Initiative
HIGH TIDE FOUNDATION

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Bret J. Logue
Chief Executive Officer
ELYSIAN CARBON MANAGEMENT

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Charles McConnell
Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability, Chancellor/President’s Division
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

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Scott McDonald
Director of Biofuels Development
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND

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Bryce McKee
Carbon Sequestration Group, Oil and Gas Division
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS

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Justin Merkowitz
Managing Director, Head of Project Finance
COBANK ACB

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Matt Miller
Managing Director
GREY ROCK INVESTMENT

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Kevin Norfleet
Global Sustainability Director
CELANESE

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John Northington
Director of Net Zero Technologies
SOUTHERN COMPANY

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Justin Peltier
Vice President, Energy Transition Ventures
KINDER MORGAN

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Max Scholten
Head of Commercialization
HEIRLOOM

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Matt Shanahan
Managing Director
MARATHON CAPITAL

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Krishna Kumar Singhania
Chief Growth Officer
CARBON CLEAN

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Christina Staib
Global Finance Impact Lead
GLOBAL CCS INSTITUTE

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Alex Tiller
CEO
CARBONVERT INC.

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Beth (Hardy) Valiaho
Vice President,
Public Affairs
and International Engagement

INTERNATIONAL CCS KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

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Richard Weil
Vice President, Finance
CARBONCAPTURE INC.

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James J. Wolff
Chief Executive Officer
ENCHANT ENERGY

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Olivia Woodruff
Director, Decarbonization
KIMMERIDGE

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Noah Zerance, CFA
Global Sustainable Finance Group - Asset Finance
BANK OF AMERICA

HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERTS

 

  • 1PointFive
  • ACR at Winrock International
  • Advantage Capital
  • AirCapture
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  • Alaska Department of Natural Resources
  • Anew Climate
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Atlantic Global Risk
  • Baker Botts
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Battelle
  • Black & Veatch
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bracewell
  • CAC Specialty
  • California Resources Corporation
  • Capture6
  • CapturePoint
  • Capturiant
  • Carbon Clean
  • Carbon Limit
  • CarbonCapture
  • Carbonvert Inc.
  • Celanese
  • Cemvita
  • CIBC
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Climeworks
  • Coalition for Green Capital
  • CoBank ACB
  • Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • CRC-IB
  • Elysian
  • Enbridge Energy
  • Empact Technologies
  • Enhanced Capital
  • Enchant Energy
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Foss & Company
  • Frontier Carbon Solutions
  • GE Energy Financial Services
  • Global CCS Institute
  • Great Plains Institute
  • Grey Rock Investment Partners
  • Heirloom
  • High Tide Foundation
  • International CCS Knowledge Centre
  • Kimmeridge
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Linklaters
  • Lockton Companies
  • M&T Bank
  • Marathon Capital
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Rabobank
  • Railroad Commission of Texas
  • SABIC
  • Shell
  • SLB
  • Southern Company
  • Tenaska
  • USA BioEnergy
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • University of Houston
  • Vine Investment Partners
  • White Hawk Energy
  • Wilson Sonsini
  • WTW
  • Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • CCS & CCUS Project Developers
  • Tax Equity, Venture/Development Capital, and Debt Equity Providers
  • Clean Energy Project Developers
  • IPPs, Refineries, and Industrial Facilities
  • Carbon Capture Equipment Manufacturers,
    Engineering Firms, & EPC’s
  • Law Firms
  • Owner/Operators and Managers of Oil & Gas Fields, Gas Storage Facilities and Pipelines
  • CO2 and Carbon Transportation Technology Developers
  • Energy Majors
  • Hydrogen Producers
  • Local, State and Federal Regulators and Agencies
  • Consultants & Analysts

PAST PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • 174 Power Global
  • 8 Rivers Capital
  • ABB Inc.
  • Accenture
  • Ag-Grid Energy LLC
  • Air Liquide
  • Akin
  • Alcove
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • AlphaStruxure
  • American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
  • American Hydrogen, LLC
  • Amp Americas
  • APA Group
  • Arch Insurance Group
  • Archaea Energy
  • Ares Management
  • Ark-La-Tex Financial Consultants
  • Avalon International
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • Bakken Energy
  • Bank of America
  • BASF
  • Battelle
  • Bechtel Enterprises
  • BerQ RNG
  • Black & Veatch
  • Blue Ridge Bank, NA
  • BNP Paribas
  • BP
  • Bracewell LLP
  • Bridge Energy
  • Buckeye Partners, L.P.
  • CAC Specialty
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Capital Power
  • Capstone LLC
  • Carbon Advocacy Project
  • Carbon America
  • Carbon Infrastructure Partners
  • Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC)
  • Carbon Vault Holdings LLC
  • Carbonvert
  • Carbonvert Inc.
  • CEMEX USA
  • Certarus
  • Chabina Energy Partners, LLC
  • Chevron
  • CIBC
  • CIM Group
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Clean Development International
  • Clean Energy Systems
  • Cleco
  • Climate Adaptive Infrastructure
  • Climate Investment
  • Climeworks
  • CMS Enterprises
  • CO2SeQure
  • Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC
  • CohnReznick
  • Competitive Power Ventures
  • Constellation
  • CPPIB America, Inc.
  • CPV
  • Credit Agricole
  • Dastur Energy Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • Dezato Gas Inc
  • DNB Bank
  • DNV
  • Dow
  • Drax
  • EDL - Energy Developments Limited
  • Elysian Carbon
  • Enbridge, Inc.
  • Enchant Energy
  • Enerflex
  • EnLink Midstream
  • ESGWAY Corporation
  • Euclid Transactional, LLC
  • Evergrow
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fagen, Inc.
  • First American Title Insurance
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Foss & Company
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • Freepoint Commodities
  • Gaffney, Cline & Associates
  • GE
  • Gemma Power Systems
  • Generate Capital
  • Geoex MCG LLC
  • Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
  • Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Global Thermostat
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Great Plains Institute
  • Grey Rock Investment Partners
  • GSF Advisors
  • Guidehouse
  • Harrison Street
  • HIF Global
  • Honeywell UOP
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Hydrozonix
  • IFM Investors
  • Illinois Clean Fuels
  • Infinite Cooling Inc.
  • ING Capital LLC
  • Innosepra CO2 Capture
  • Iogen Corporation
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jefferies LLC
  • Jupiter Oxygen Corp
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Lapis Energy
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Lhoist
  • Linde, PLC
  • Linklaters LLP
  • LNG Americas
  • Lockton Companies
  • Louisiana Economic Development
  • LS Power
  • Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
  • Marathon Capital
  • Marsh USA Inc.
  • MasTec
  • McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Mercuria Energy America LLC
  • Milestone Carbon
  • Mintz
  • Molpus Woodlands Group
  • Munich Re
  • Navigator CO2
  • NET Power
  • NextDecade
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Northern Biogas
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • NOVUS Wood Group, L.P.
  • OGCI Climate Investments LLP
  • Orennia
  • Oxy Low Carbon Ventures
  • PA Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Partners Group
  • Pathway Energy
  • PCL Construction
  • Pelican Energy Consultants
  • Permian Oilfield Partners
  • Phillips 66
  • Pickering Energy Partners
  • Piper Sandler
  • Polsinelli, P.C.
  • Project Canary
  • Purple Land Management
  • PurposeEnergy LLC
  • Quantum Capital Group
  • Rabobank
  • Renewa
  • Repsol
  • Rystad Energy
  • Schlumberger
  • Sempra Infrastructure
  • Shell
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Solaris Global LLC
  • Southern Company
  • Stakeholder Midstream
  • Standard Charter Bank
  • Stanford University
  • Stark Tech
  • Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Summit Carbon Solutions
  • Sustainable Foundation
  • Svante, Inc.
  • Synthica Energy
  • Tallgrass
  • Talos Energy
  • TC Energy
  • Tellurian Inc.
  • Tenaska, Inc.
  • Tokyo Gas America
  • Trace Carbon Solutions
  • Tyr Energy
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Ulteig
  • United Energy Trading
  • University of Kentucky College of Engineering
  • University of Wyoming
  • Vault 44.01
  • Verbio North America
  • Verde Climate Solutions
  • Viking Carbon
  • Vine Investment Partners, LLC
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Warwick Carbon Solutions
  • Wells Fargo
  • Western Midstream Partners, LP
  • Westmoreland
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • White & Case LLP
  • Williams
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Wolf Carbon Solutions US
  • Woodside Energy
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • WSGR
  • WSP USA
  • ...and more!

2023 RECAP

 

65

Expert Speakers

17

Sessions
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VENUE

 

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Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
2001 Post Oak Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77056
Phone: (713) 961-9300

Room Rate: $169
Reservation Call-In No: (800) 245-7299
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Cutoff Date: July 5, 2024
Group Name: CCS Decarbonization Project Development F&I

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CAC Specialty

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CAC Specialty is a leading specialty insurance broker and advisor that provides expertise and placement capabilities across the spectrum of insurance and capital markets. CAC delivers customized solutions for a wide range of risks, serving both large corporations and small-to-medium enterprises. As an employee-controlled company, we house top industry talent dedicated to meeting our clients’ comprehensive risk management needs.

Our dedicated Tax and Natural Resources teams work together to craft innovative and unique renewable and tax insurance solutions that can help you take a project from early-stage concept and development through completion, across a variety of industries including: Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream), Power, Utilities and Renewables, Mining and Metals, and Surety.

CRC-IB

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CRC-IB is a full-service investment bank providing industry-leading financial services across the energy transition spectrum. We leverage our capital markets and sector technology expertise to provide innovative project finance, capital raising, and M&A solutions, optimizing client outcomes in an ever-shifting sustainable energy landscape. Our belief since inception is that every transaction is a catalyst for change, every closing a step towards a cleaner future. To date, we have executed 290 project and corporate transactions for sustainable energy assets, valued at $52 billion in total.

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the evolving demands facing its clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by understanding client priorities, objectives, and challenges. Foley’s Energy Industry Team helps clients address business and legal concerns to keep traditional and renewable source projects on track — from due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approval through closing. We have a long history of successfully managing renewable and alternative energy projects and financings involving fuel sources such as onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ethanol and biodiesel. Foley also has an accomplished history in addressing the litigation and transactional needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, including independents, public companies and individual mineral owners. We counsel clients on issues concerning leasehold operations, royalty and title disputes, farmouts, right-of-ways and gas purchase agreements. (www.foley.com/energy/)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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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.

Atlantic Global Risk

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As one of the largest independent transactional insurance broker firms in North America, and the only one with robust capabilities across tax, credit, M&A, environmental, and contingent risk, Atlantic provides bespoke solutions and risk advisory services to many of the world’s leading financial sponsors, investors, strategic acquirers, investment banks, commercial banks, law firms, and advisors. Atlantic has offices throughout the U.S. and Canada and supports transactions globally through its proprietary network of leading strategic partners. Our team works across a variety of transaction structures including partnership flips, inverted lease passthroughs, sale leasebacks, and other bespoke investment structures covering a vast array of technology applications, including but not limited to solar, storage, wind, RNG, carbon capture and sequestration, and clean hydrogen, with each engagement being specially tailored to strategically maximize value and mitigate execution risk. Atlantic has a reputation for thoughtful advice, firm advocacy, and delivering unparalleled execution.

Baker Botts

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Baker Botts is a globally respected law firm with 725 lawyers and 14 international offices. We are driven by the highest ethical and professional standards. This professionalism, combined with industry knowledge and insights and our understanding of the law, helps us to deliver effective, innovative solutions for our clients.

For more than 175 years, Baker Botts has delivered results-oriented services, establishing us as a leading law firm. Our reputation is complemented by our leadership in government, the judiciary and our communities. Regardless of size, sector or jurisdiction of a client, our commitment is to help achieve their business objectives.

Bracewell

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Bracewell has one of the world’s largest dedicated clean energy legal teams and has been at the forefront of developments and innovations related to renewable energy. Solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and hydrogen — all are vital parts of the energy transition. These renewable sources — combined with carbon capture, energy storage, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices — involve complex legal, financial and regulatory issues that we are well-positioned to address due to our depth and vast experience. Our renewable/clean energy lawyers advise on complex renewables projects at every stage of development. Our attorneys have experience across the solar, wind and hydroelectric power sectors are complemented by the strengths of our regulatory, environmental, restructuring, tax, litigation and government relations teams. We Know Energy®

Empact Technologies

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Empact Technologies maximizes the impact of clean energy project tax incentives with the industry’s premier IRA management platform. Empact combines proprietary SaaS technology with professional services to ensure regulatory compliance, secure project construction financing, and protect investors from IRS recapture risk.

Empact works with EPCs to proactively identify and manage IRS regulatory requirements for prevailing wage and apprenticeship compliance issues before they impact tax credits. Collaborating with steel, iron, and major equipment suppliers ensures domestic content tax incentive qualification. Empact also supports developers to confirm energy community and low-income community qualification.

Empact enables successful transactions by reducing investor-required protections. When tax credits are sold, Empact protects the tax credit investor from recapture audit risk by maintaining a comprehensive compliance data repository for the full ITC or PTC tax period.

Empact offers a complete turnkey experience for developers to create community benefits, implement project-level ESG, sustainability, and supplier diversity, while managing project execution risk.

Foss & Company, Inc.

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Founded in 1983, Foss & Company is a national tax equity investor and fund sponsor that has deployed nearly $8 billion in tax equity on behalf of insurance, banking, and other large corporate clients into tax credit enhanced transactions including historic rehabilitation projects, renewable energy and advanced energy production facilities. Foss & Company is a full-service advisor with proven expertise navigating the world of tax equity investments. For additional information, visit www.fossandco.com.

Kirkland & Ellis

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Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. Kirkland offers the highest quality legal advice coupled with extraordinary, tailored service to deliver exceptional results to their clients and help their businesses succeed. They invest in the brightest legal talent and build dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their respective areas. Kirkland believes in empowering their lawyers, encouraging entrepreneurialism, operating ethically and with integrity, and collaborating to bring their best to every engagement. These principles have guided the firm in building successful long-term partnerships with clients since its founding in 1909.

Linklaters

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Linklaters is a leading law firm globally in renewables and energy transition. Our Energy and Infrastructure practice advises on complex, bespoke and often multi-jurisdictional transactions covering all aspects of the value chain, allowing us to anticipate and identify issues that may arise during the course of any project. With a proven track record in leading the energy transition globally and our extensive knowledge of the U.S. market, we present a one-of-its-kind offering of legal services for sponsors, developers, investors and lenders in the U.S. renewable and energy transition industry.

We are at the forefront of the renewables sector, acting on some of the largest transactions in 2022 and 2023 globally. This strength is evidenced by our 2023 Band 1 Chambers Global: Multi-Jurisdictional Projects & Energy ranking, recognition at the PFI and IJ Global awards and as a leading firm in IJ Global’s renewables league tables for 2023.

Lockton Companies

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Lockton is a global insurance brokerage that helps clients mitigate risk through strategic advisory and partnership. What makes Lockton stand apart is also what makes us better: independence. Lockton’s private ownership empowers its 9,500+ Associates doing business in over 135 countries to focus solely on clients’ risk, insurance and people needs. With expertise that reaches around the globe, Lockton delivers the deep understanding needed to accomplish remarkable results.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm and powerhouse in the project finance market. Its projects group did $211 billion in 448 significant transactions in the last five years. It works in some capacity for most of the major developers who are active in the US market. It is also a prominent thought leader. Its Project Finance NewsWire goes to more than 81,000 people. Issues back 26 years can be found on the firm’s website. Its Currents podcast has had more than three million downloads in five years. Its periodic live podcasts on topical subjects draw 2,000 to 6,000 people for the live sessions and thousands of downloads for the recordings.

Wilson Sonsini

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Wilson Sonsini is the firm of choice for companies, investors, and lenders seeking to structure, negotiate, and close groundbreaking transactions in the new energy economy and emerging climate solutions sector. As the newest, nimblest, and most focused projects law practice in the United States, we dedicate ourselves to a single goal: advancing what’s next in the energy industry and decarbonization technologies across economic sectors. Unlike other major law firms, our mission and resources are focused on advancing solutions to build the clean energy economy and address climate change, not fighting against the reality that all major economic sectors need to evolve, decarbonize, and be more efficient. We recognize the imperative—and the opportunities—presented by climate change and want to assist the innovators that will make a decarbonized future cheaper, more transparent, more equitable, and easier to use.

WTW

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WTW is one of the largest and most experienced global insurance brokerages in the world, with more than 45,000 employees and roots dating back to 1828. Our depth allows us to employ subject matter experts in all relevant practices (i.e., tax, property and casualty, captives, surety) to ensure that you will receive a comprehensive suite of protection for your renewable energy projects. Our history offers assurance that we will be there for you when it matters most. WTW’s Tax Insurance Team has extensive experience at the IRS (auditing and examining tax credits, partnership and corporate tax issues), and at a renewable developer purchasing tax insurance, preparing audit defense strategies, and simultaneously defending an audit with the IRS within an insurance claim process. Our unique and multi-faceted expertise allows us to effectively guide our clients from placement through the claim process while simultaneously providing insights that can strengthen your company strategy. Additionally, WTW’s broader renewable energy team, including property and casualty, surety and captives (among others), brings decades of experience and includes former energy underwriters, engineers and industry veterans.

Locke Lord LLP

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Locke Lord has one of the leading national practices representing developers, investors and ‎lenders in the development, sale, purchase, financing and operation of renewable energy ‎projects of all types across North America.‎

Our long history in the renewables industry dates back to the early 2000s when we founded the ‎Renewable Energy Coalition and led the effort to deregulate Texas’ energy markets. Since then, ‎our practice has expanded to cover the full spectrum of legal issues faced by renewable energy ‎projects across the nation.‎

The combination of this deep experience in development and commercial issues, our finance and M&A expertise, and our national footprint places us in a unique position to provide efficient, ‎comprehensive and cost-effective representation on the full life-cycle of our clients’ projects, ‎from principal construction, supply and revenue contracts to permitting, real estate and ‎regulatory issues, from acquisition and debt and equity financing transactions to construction ‎and commercial litigation.

Elohi

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Elohi, a Cherokee Measurement & Control (CM&C) subsidiary, provides tailored analytical and measurement solutions for the Sustainable Energy markets. Backed by CM&C’s 20+ years of experience, we help navigate the complexities of decarbonization projects, avoiding operational inefficiencies, time wastage, and compliance risks.

We ensure our clients’ projects operate efficiently and sustainably through our three-step approach: engineering, seamless integration, and ongoing maintenance. With custom solutions, analytical expertise, comprehensive project management, and a large local inventory of key instrumentation, Elohi delivers unmatched reliability and performance.

Founded in 2023, Elohi embodies the Cherokee word for “EARTH,” reflecting our commitment to reducing carbon impact and supporting sustainable energy initiatives. Our core values—quality, teamwork, integrity, and pride—drive us to excel in every project, helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals.

Futurepast

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At Futurepast, “We count carbon.®” Our consultants help organizations mitigate the impacts of climate change and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. We help organizations quantify greenhouse gas emissions and green their supply chains. As a third-party validation/verification body, Futurepast provides opinions that attest to the accuracy of claims made in sustainability reports and by greenhouse gas project developers seeking the issuance of carbon credits. Futurepast also verifies statements of organizations disclosing their greenhouse gas emissions and their strategies for reducing their climate change impacts. We work in all greenhouse gas project scopes including carbon capture and storage.

Latham & Watkins

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Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, Latham lawyers advise leading multinationals, boundary-pushing start-ups, and the investors and financial institutions that fuel them. The firm helps clients navigate market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Global CCS Institute

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REAL Renewable Energy Alliance Houston

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