Midcontinent Clean Energy - Presented by Infocast
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August 20 - 21, 2024
Marriott Indianapolis North
Indianapolis, IN

Get a Deep Dive into Renewable Project Development Opportunities and Challenges in the Exploding MISO Market!

The MISO region has become a dynamic area for renewable development and other decarbonization activities. Driven by a slate of utility and public power RFPs, state and local clean energy goals, new legislation easing siting constraints, and the eagerness of both C&I and residential consumers for renewable energy, renewable development across MISO has also been turbocharged by the new IRA incentives in the region, which is well-supplied with energy communities and other adder-eligible sites.

However, taking maximum advantage of these significant opportunities requires a thorough grasp of MISO specific challenges. Without a deep understanding of MISO’s unique interconnection processes and procedures, getting through the queue can be both lengthy and costly, and subject to many uncertainties. Transmission expansion and upgrades in the region are vital to many projects, but acquiring the most up-to-date information on evolving topics such as where new lines will be built, when, and how the costs incurred will be shared, remains essential. While the IRA has made aspects of project financings in the region easier, detailed knowledge of how the new tax credits and adders are impacting today’s financings and project valuations, as well as understanding the current state of the tax equity/transfer markets, is critical for optimizing project development and finance. Learning industry best practices for coping with supply constraints and long wait times can make the difference in keeping a project on schedule or even feasible. Moreover, keeping up with today’s advances in community engagement can allow projects to move forward against the tide of anti-renewable misinformation, which is widespread across the region.

To provide the kind of deep dive you won’t find anywhere else into the special opportunities of MISO renewable development, the region’s particular challenges and the solutions being crafted by active professionals to meet them, Infocast is bringing together a remarkable group of policymakers, leading developers and financiers, technical experts, C&I customers and utility executives. They will provide their collective insights into the special issues and practices around the development and finance of utility scale wind and solar, storage, community solar, decarbonization and other projects in a specifically MISO context. There is no other event that will provide this type of focus and relevant expertise for this region. Please review our detailed agenda and reserve your place today!

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

 

 

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Todd Hillman
Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, External Affairs
MIDCONTINENT INDEPENDENT SYSTEM OPERATOR (MISO)

 

 

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Karin D. Berry
Managing Director
NT SOLAR

Headshot for Ty Bowman

Ty Bowman, CFA
Senior Vice President
PRUDENTIAL PRIVATE CAPITAL

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Thomas Byrne
Co-Founder & CEO
CLEANCAPITAL

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Horea Catanase
Director of Interconnection Services
ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERS (EPE)

Headshot for Cynthia Crane

Cynthia Crane
Manager, MISO Regulatory Strategy
ITC HOLDINGS

Headshot for Ronald DiFelice

Ronald DiFelice, Ph.D
Co-Founder & CEO
EIP STORAGE, LLC

Headshot for Jeff Dodd

Jeff L. Dodd
Vice President, Transmission Policy, Strategy & Stakeholder Relations
AMEREN SERVICES

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Erik Ejups
Director, Origination & Power Marketing
EDF RENEWABLES

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Sergio Garcia
Executive Director, Project Finance
RABOBANK

Headshot for Arash Ghodsian

Arash Ghodsian
Vice President, Transmission & Policy
INVENERGY

Headshot for Barrett Gold

Barrett Gold
Principal
FRANKLIN PARK

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Tarek Hanna
Director, Global Sustainable Finance Group
BANK OF AMERICA

Headshot for Bailey Johnson

Bailey Johnson
Director, Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance
WELLS FARGO

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Jennifer Kan
Director, Origination
ALGONQUIN POWER

Headshot for Paige Knutsen

Paige Knutsen
Executive Director
MIDWEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALLIANCE (MEEA)

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Chris Lazinski
Senior Origination Manager
BAYWA R.E.
AMERICAS

Headshot for Wells McGiffert

Wells McGiffert
Vice President, Business Development
PRC WIND

Headshot for David Mindham

David Mindham
Director of Regulatory
& Market Affairs

EDP RENEWABLES

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Chandrika Mital
Director of Renewable Energy Finance
ILLINOIS POWER AGENCY (IPA)

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Robert Moore
Managing Director, Energy and Asset Management
RECURRENT ENERGY

Headshot for Rorik Peterson

Rorik F. Peterson
Senior Director, Project Development
CLEARWAY ENERGY GROUP

Headshot for Ruchi Singh

Ruchi Singh
Director of Engineering
RECURRENT ENERGY

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Zachary Stephenson
Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs
TEXAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

Headshot for Adam Stern

Adam Stern
Director, Utility-Scale Policy and Business Development
NEW LEAF ENERGY

Headshot for Kelly A. Turner

Kelly A. Turner
Chief Legal Counsel
ILLINOIS POWER AGENCY (IPA)

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Connor Valaik
Manager, Transactions
LEVELTEN ENERGY

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Steve Vavrik
CEO
EARTHRISE ENERGY

Headshot for Scott Vogt

Scott Vogt
Vice President, Strategy & Energy Policy
COMED

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Paul Whittredge
Development Director
STRATA CLEAN ENERGY

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Senator Shelli Yoder
District 40
INDIANA SENATE*

*pending

HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS & EXPERTS

 

  • Algonquin Power
  • Ameren Services
  • Bank of America
  • BayWa r.e. Americas
  • Citizens Action Coalition (CAC)
  • CleanCapital
  • Clearway Energy Group
  • Cleco Cajun
  • Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA)
  • ComEd
  • Cooperative Energy Futures
  • Earthrise Energy
  • EDF Renewables
  • EDP Renewables
  • EIP Storage, LLC
  • Electric Power Engineers (EPE)
  • Engie
  • Entergy
  • Franklin Park
  • Illinois Power Agency
  • Indiana Senate
  • Invenergy
  • ITC Holdings
  • Kansas Corporation Commission
  • Krieg DeVault LLP
  • LevelTen Energy
  • Liberty Power
  • Macquarie Asset Management
  • Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
  • New Leaf Energy
  • NextEra Transmission
  • NT Solar
  • PRC Wind
  • Prudential Private Capital
  • Rabobank
  • Recurrent Energy
  • SoftBank Energy
  • Strata Clean Energy
  • Texas Electric Cooperatives
  • Triple Oak Power
  • Wells Fargo

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • Clean Energy & Transmission Developers
  • Corporate Energy Buyers
  • Regulators & Policymakers
  • Attorneys & Consultants
  • Banks, Lenders & Financiers
  • Equipment & Service Providers
  • Utilities, Munis & Co-ops
  • EPCs & Construction

PAST SPP & MISO MARKETS EVENT PARTICIPANTS

 

  • 7X Energy
  • Ameren
  • American Council on Renewable Energy
  • American Transmission Company
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Brightergy
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • EDP Renewables North America
  • Electric Power Engineers
  • ELPC
  • Enel Trading North America
  • FERC
  • First Solar Inc.
  • FreeState Electric Cooperative
  • General Electric
  • Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
  • Great River Energy
  • Group NIRE
  • Husch Blackwell
  • Invenergy LLC
  • ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Jether Energy Research
  • KC Board of Public Utilities
  • Lincoln Electric System
  • Longroad Energy
  • Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)
  • Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
  • NREL
  • Olsson Associates
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • PRT
  • Pure Resource, LLC
  • Ranger Power
  • Recharge
  • RTO Insider
  • Sempra Energy
  • SGCC US Rep Office
  • Shell Energy North America
  • Southern Power
  • sPower
  • SPP
  • SunPower
  • SWEPCO
  • Tradewind Energy
  • Troutman Sanders, LLP
  • UKA North America LLC
  • Uniper
  • Vectren
  • Wartsila
  • Xcel Energy

VENUE

 

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Marriott Indianapolis North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: (317) 705-0000

Room Rate: $159
Reservation Call-In No: (504) 586-0300
Reservation Web Link: Click here
Cutoff Date: Monday, July 29, 2024
Group Name: INFOCAST MIDCONTINENT

**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.*

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Krieg DeVault

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Krieg DeVault is a diversified commercial law firm representing a wide variety of local, regional, and national business clients in high growth and highly regulated industries. With offices in Indiana and Illinois, the firm’s attorneys have significant experience in key areas that address the needs of our diversified client base. Financial institutions, global manufacturers, national healthcare providers, successful organizations of various sizes and market focus, as well as individuals all rely on Krieg DeVault for solutions that create success. They know their sophisticated transactions, important cases, and complex business issues require the big picture approach that has become a Krieg DeVault hallmark.

Electric Power Engineers

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A leader in grid reliability and resiliency, Electric Power Engineers (EPE) has partnered with power and energy clients across the globe for over 50 years. EPE’s client-centric approach delivers unmatched expertise throughout the project lifecycle, with a platform of comprehensive services and proprietary solutions spanning utility engineering, grid and resource integration, reliability and compliance, digitalization, and grid analytics, as well as innovative software solutions with ENER-i.AI. Committed to designing and developing the grid of the future, EPE’s highly experienced team of detail-oriented consultants are passionate about helping clients address complex engineering and grid modeling challenges, bridge gaps, and gain visibility into the evolving complexities of the grid. Learn more about EPE at epeconsulting.com.

FlexGen

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FlexGen designs and integrates energy storage solutions and the software platform that is enabling today’s energy transition.
FlexGen delivers utility-scale storage projects integrated with traditional and renewable power generation globally.
Our clients and partners include the most technically and commercially demanding developers, utilities, EPCs and electric cooperatives in the world.

LandGate

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LandGate is the leading provider of information, data solutions, and an online marketplace for US commercial land resources: solar, wind, carbon, oil & gas, minerals, and water. The company helps landowners, real estate agents, investors, and developers understand energy and environmental resource values and transact on its online marketplace. LandGate’s platform applies its technology to provide deals, leads, data, analytics, and web apps to substantially reduce investors costs.

LandGate has a differentiated product advantage built on highly automated data tasks and the digitization of land resource valuations. The network effect builds with landowners and real estate agents who can easily list land resources for lease or sale on the online marketplace. It also provides a cost advantage for energy and environmental investors/developers who can more efficiently access deals.

Advanced Energy United

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Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA)

Website

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) in a non-profit education organization promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in the greater Midwestern US with support from more than 3000 members.  We provide award-winning professional training in design, sales, and installation of PV systems focusing on residential and commercial markets and offer an accredited certificate program in partnership with 13 other training organizations.  With offices in Wisconsin and Minnesota, the MREA manages a variety of market development initiatives to expand investment in renewable energy, including The Energy Fair, The Midwest Grow Solar Partnership, and the Solar University Network.

RTO Insider LLC

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RTO Insider™ is your eyes and ears on the organized electric markets, putting you “inside the room” at PJM Interconnection, MISO, NYISO, ISO-NE and SPP. We provide independent, objective coverage and analysis of the wholesale electric industry’s markets and policymaking, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss the issues most important to your interests.

Features include:

  • Coverage of key RTO/ISO committee, subcommittee and task force meetings. We’ll be there when you can’t.
  • Coverage of news events impacting the industry throughout the 35 states managed by the RTOs/ISOs.
  • Coverage of state and federal regulatory (FERC, EPA) & legislative news affecting RTO/ISO stakeholders.
  • Issue Briefs: Concise summaries of major issues (e.g., Order 1000, EPA’s 111(d) rule).

What RTO Insider isn’t: We are not advocates or representatives. You can trust that our coverage will not be slanted to the interests of any member or membership sector.

What RTO Insider is: A source for both the big picture (e.g. analyses of major FERC rulings and RTO stakeholder developments) and the details (why is Manual 28 being changed and what does that mean to me?)

Vote Solar

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