Offshore Wind Finance & Investment Summit - Presented by Infocast

 

February 4, 2020 | Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA

  • Meet the world’s top Offshore Wind developers and financiers leading the U.S. industry to its share of the $350 billion market!

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Explore the unique characteristics of financing Offshore Wind in the U.S. to make projects viable, financeable, and bankable.

A new wave of offshore wind projects is forming in the U.S., with the first ones seeking financing now. With 22 GW of offshore projects by 2030 and 86 GW projected by 2050, the U.S. offshore wind sector is quickly establishing itself as another major national industry poised to get its share of the $350 billion in worldwide investments in the next decade.

However, the industry still faces a wave of challenges:

  • With the massive pipeline of projects, how many can actually be financed given the enormity of costs surrounding offshore when compared to onshore?
  • Who is willing to finance these capital-intensive projects & how?
  • Will debt markets be supportive to provide billions of financing required?
  • What are the tax equity issues and what does the landscape look like in light of the ITC/PTC step-downs?
  • How can U.S. developers & investors compete with large, European and Asian-based multi-nationals?

Infocast’s Offshore Wind Finance & Investment Summit will bring together offshore wind developers, commercial/investment banks, investors, alternative finance providers, and other leading stakeholders in the offshore project development community. The Summit will explore strategies for navigating and overcoming the thorniest challenges on the path to making offshore wind projects viable, financeable, and bankable.

In 2020, the Offshore Wind Finance & Investment Summit will be co-located with the wind industry’s premier business hub, the Wind Power Finance and Investment Summit, a unique convergence of the forces driving the development & financing of the offshore and onshore wind energy sectors in the U.S.

Register for the Wind Power F&I Combo ticket to have access to all three events: Wind Power F&I Summit + Offshore Wind F&I Summit + Wind Power F&I Executive Briefing.

We hope to see you in San Diego!

 

The Offshore Wind F&I Summit is co-located with:

Register for the Combo ticket of the Offshore Wind F&I Summit to attend both Summits.

 

 

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Participating Organizations

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Anbaric
  • Aon
  • BOEM
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Castle Wind/Trident
  • Castlelake
  • CohnReznick
  • EDF Renewables
  • Equinor
  • Garrad Hassan America, Inc.
  • Green Giraffe
  • Greentech Capital Advisors
  • Helaba (Landesbank Hessen Thuringen)
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Magellan Wind
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
  • MUFG
  • National Offshore Wind Research & Development Consortium
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP
  • Pacific Ocean Energy Trust (POET)
  • Principle Power
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Stoel Rives
  • World Ocean Council

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Venue

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 438-9111

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Clarke Bruno

ANBARIC

Jack Cargas

BANK OF AMERICA

Chris Elkinton

GARRAD HASSAN AMERICA, INC.

Tim Halperin-Smith

AON

Carrie Cullen Hitt

NATIONAL OFFSHORE WIND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM

Paul Holthus

WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL

Jim Lanard

MAGELLAN WIND

Michael Olsen

EQUINOR

Antoine Peiffer

PRINCIPLE POWER

Joergen Scheel

SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY, INC.

Joel Spenadel

J.P. MORGAN

Alla Weinstein

TRIDENT WINDS

Greenberg Traurig

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Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice has broad transactional, regulatory, and litigation experience across many sectors of the energy industry, including oil and gas, LNG, electricity, coal, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources. The firm’s exceptional multi-office platform, including key offices in major energy centers, enables us to serve and implement legal strategies for energy clients throughout the U.S., and in international markets including Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Akin Gump

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

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

ArcVera Renewables

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

Baker & McKenzie

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

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 Capital

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

K&L Gates

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K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. Our delivery of legal services is supported at both the individual office level and through nine firmwide practice areas: corporate and transactional; energy, infrastructure and resources; finance; financial services; intellectual property; labor, employment and workplace safety; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; and regulatory and policy. Our broad global platform allows us to guide clients through the legal challenges inherent in the ever-changing international landscape. Our clients include leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants, and ambitious middle-market and emerging-growth companies. Our lawyers also serve public-sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. We are leaders in legal issues related to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds — technology, manufacturing, financial services, health care, and energy, among many others.

Leidos

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

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.

nFront Consulting

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nFront Consulting brings together experienced Power Industry Consultants who provide high-quality, creative and strategic solutions to complex energy issues. Our team members bring extensive energy industry consulting and management experience to each assignment, including support to wind and solar developers, lenders, tax equity and mergers and acquisition. Each team member has demonstrated the exceptional capability, experience and commitment required to provide the assistance our clients need to successfully address today’s increasingly complex challenges.

nFront Consulting’s Transmission and Delivery Services Practice provides independent transmission consulting, security constrained economic dispatch basis, congestion and curtailment analyses and advisory services. Other services include transmission planning, resource integration, and open access, expert witness and regulatory services. We partner in strategic, financial, risk, planning and analytical assessments with generation and transmission developers, utilities, financial institutions, equity investors, and transmission owners.

Norton Rose Fulbright

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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.

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

Ørsted

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The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and provides energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,300 people. Ørsted’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2018, the group’s revenue was DKK 76.9 billion (EUR 10.3 billion). For more information on Ørsted, visit https://orsted.com

Stoel Rives LLP

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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.

UL

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UL supports regulators responsible for building safety and security especially in new and emerging markets. We educate, train and advise you to help reduce risk and deploy improved regulations, we also offer certifications for safer products (horticultural lighting and oil extraction equipment) and buildings (fire safety and security certification) throughout the supply chain to deliver confidence between property owners, service providers, and other stakeholders; including code authorities, insurance companies, and government agencies. The UL Security and Fire Certificate is a declaration that the alarm systems have been installed, maintained, tested, and monitored, in accordance with the most up-to-date applicable codes and standards. Our Building Inspection Program provides a complete facility safety plan by working with architects, insurers, or building code officials to assure that the fire, life safety, and security systems will operate properly in the event of a fire or robbery.

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.

Zions Bancorporation

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Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $65 billion. Zions operates under local management teams and distinct brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The company a consistent top recipient of Greenwich Excellence awards in banking. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices. Investor information and links to local banking brands can be accessed at zionsbancorporation.com.

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.

Bank of America

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Bracewell

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Bracewell is a leading law and government relations firm serving the power, oil and gas, financial services, technology and public finance industries throughout the world.

Our industry focus enables us to maintain cutting-edge experience and in-depth knowledge of the commercial, legal and regulatory challenges faced by our clients so that we can provide the most effective legal solutions to facilitate transactions and resolve disputes.

Foley & Lardner

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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/)

Fredrikson & Byron

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Fredrikson & Byron has built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. Our Renewable Energy Group assists clients with the development and financing of renewable energy projects, and acquisition and divestiture of renewable energy assets throughout the United States and Canada. Our work also extends to the supply chain, including manufacturing, construction and service companies, where we help them with commercial contracts, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions to advance their interests within the renewable energy market.

FTI Consulting & FTI Capital Advisors

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FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm. With more than 4,600 professionals in 28 countries, we work closely with our clients to anticipate and overcome complex business challenges. Our Clean Energy Practice supports clients across the clean energy value chain, addressing the strategic, financial, operational, reputational, regulatory and capital needs of clean energy companies and their investors with a focus on wind, solar, biofuels/biomass, energy storage and emerging technologies. FTI Consulting’s Clean Energy Practice has deep experience in a wide array of advisory services including restructuring and interim management, transaction advisory and due diligence, capital advisory, litigation support, strategy, price forecasting, market intelligence and regulatory advisory.

In collaboration with our Clean Energy Practice, FTI’s broker dealer subsidiary, FTI Capital Advisors, LLC provides targeted M&A advisory and capital markets services across renewable technologies. We maintain strong relationships with a vast network of strategic and financial investors who actively participate in the clean energy space, allowing us to execute expeditiously and with highly favorable results for our clients.

For more information please visit: http://www.fticonsulting.com/industries/energy-power-and-products/clean-energy

FTI Capital Advisors, LLC is an SEC registered broker dealer investment bank and member of FINRA/SIPC and MSRB. FTI Capital Advisors, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of FTI Consulting, Inc.

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.

Greentech Capital Advisors

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Greentech Capital Advisors is the leading investment bank and asset manager dedicated exclusively to sustainable energy, technology and infrastructure. We’re purpose-built, helping Sustainable Infrastructure clients incorporate innovation and productivity into our energy, water, food and waste infrastructure systems. From global leaders to high growth private disruptors, we’re dedicated to our clients’ success and to changing the way the world does business. We execute merger, divestiture and acquisition transactions, raise capital through private placements, and provide strategic advisory services for Sustainable Infrastructure companies and projects. We also manage funds that offer institutional investors global exposure to companies that are profiting from sustainability. We are an expert team of 55 professionals working seamlessly on our clients’ behalf in New York, Zurich and San Francisco and through a strategic partnership in Japan. Our team of experienced bankers and investment professionals provides conflict-free advice and thoughtful, innovative solutions, and we do so with an intensely focused effort that does not stop until our clients achieve success.

HSBC

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HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. With around 3,800 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realize their ambitions.

We serve more than 38 million customers worldwide through our four Global Businesses: Global Banking and Markets, Commercial Banking, Global Private Banking, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management. Our network covers 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

HSBC Global Banking and Markets provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Managed as a global business, we offer clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.

HSBC is committed to play a leading role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. HSBC Global Markets is at the forefront of investor solutions in sustainable finance; as the green bond market continues to develop, we aim to maintain a leading role in its development. HSBC has the capabilities, reach and ambition required to become a leader in sustainable finance. We have committed to provide USD100 billion of sustainable financing and investments by 2025 to develop clean energy, lower-carbon technologies, and projects that contribute to the delivery of the Paris Climate agreement and the UN SDGs. By the third quarter of 2018 we had already facilitated USD25billion in sustainable financing and investments. You can learn more about our approach to sustainability at https://www.hsbc.com/our-approach/building-a-sustainable-future/sustainable-finance

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.

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.

Marsh USA, Inc.

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Marshall & Stevens, Incorporated

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Over the past ten years, Marshall & Stevens Incorporated has valued nearly $100 Billion of conventional and renewable energy generation projects. Our energy industry experience includes the valuation of wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells, cogeneration, geothermal, waste to energy, oil and gas, coal, and nuclear energy generation facilities, as well as energy storage. Our clients include utilities, developers, sponsors, and investors.

Established in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a recognized leader in the valuation industry, serving business enterprises, investors, lenders, boards, and trusted advisors. Our full complement of services cover the valuation of businesses and business assets, real estate, equity and debt instruments, transaction consulting, fairness and solvency opinions, and expert testimony.

Our domestic and international clients engage us to assist them with valuations for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, financings, tax planning and reporting, financial reporting (US GAAP and IFRS), restructuring, and dispute resolution.

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.

McGuireWoods

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McGuireWoods’ cross-discipline, cross-practice energy industry team brings together legal, policy, energy technology and business experience to meet the challenges our clients face. Our energy industry experience has been recognized for the depth of our bench (more than 100 interdisciplinary lawyers) and the extent of our experience. We have been serving some of our energy clients for nearly 50 years.

We advance our renewable energy clients’ interests by getting deals done, by helping clients successfully and creatively navigate the complexities and pitfalls in this dynamically evolving industry and by maximizing the value of various tax, energy, environmental rules, markets and governmental incentives available to the renewable energy industry.

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

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Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2017, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

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

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

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

Mortenson

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

MUFG Union Bank

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

Nordex USA, Inc

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

Northland Power Inc

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Northland Power is a proudly Canadian, publicly traded developer, owner and operator of clean infrastructure assets, representing a market capitalization of over CAD 4 billion and total enterprise value of approximately CAD 12 billion. Headquartered in Toronto, our team currently has a well-diversified portfolio of 2,400 MW of clean energy projects under active management globally, plus an additional 1,400 MW of mature renewable energy growth opportunities. Headquartered in Toronto, with regional offices in London, Hamburg, Houston, Mexico City, Seoul and Taipei,

PA Consulting Group

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Rabobank

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

Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors

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Rubicon is one of the world’s leading investment banking firms focused solely on the infrastructure, energy & utilities sectors. With offices in Europe and the Americas, along with further expansion plans in 2019 to open an office in Sydney, the firm has a truly global reach. Since inception in 2011, Rubicon has closed over 40 transactions covering the sale, acquisition or refinancing of approximately 100 essential infrastructure, energy & utilities assets located across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia with a combined enterprise value in excess of USD $35 billion. The firm is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Learn more about the firm at: www.rubiconinfra.com and by following Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors on LinkedIn.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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Sheppard Mullin is a leading law firm in the renewable energy sector. With over 600 attorneys in 16 offices across the globe, we provide renewable energy clients with a comprehensive range of legal services. We advise regarding financing, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, EPC contracts, project agreements, litigation, real estate, land use, and intellectual property protection. Sheppard Mullin attorneys counsel across the full range of renewable projects, from distributed generation across the US to some of the largest utility scale projects in the world.

Siemens Gamesa

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

Troutman Sanders LLP

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The energy industry is a key vertical and center of excellence at Troutman Sanders. U.S. News has recognized us as a national, top-tier energy practice in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers, “Best Law Firms” edition, and our renewable energy practice has won nationwide recognition in the Chambers USA guides. We provide top legal advice to independent power producers, developers, and financial, utility, industrial and government clients in energy-related businesses in the U.S. and internationally. We have extensive transactional, financing and regulatory experience in the electric power (including renewable energy), natural gas and water industries. Our comprehensive understanding of the energy industry makes us a “go-to firm” for clients seeking counsel regarding all types of energy transactions.

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.

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.

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.

McDermott Will & Emry LLP

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Black & Veatch

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

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

Allete Clean Energy

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

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

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

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.

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.

Signal Energy Constructors

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Signal Energy Constructors is a leading design/build general contractor providing engineering,
procurement and construction (EPC) services for utility-scale renewable energy projects across North
America. Our preconstruction, engineering and project teams are focused on bringing innovative
solutions to each project and are among the most experienced in the renewable energy industry. With
more than 8,000 megawatts of utility-scale project experience, Signal Energy Constructors possesses a
wide range of expertise in the design and construction of wind, solar, infrastructure and other power
projects. Signal Energy Constructors is the renewable energy arm of two of the nation’s strongest
construction companies, Barnhart Crane & Rigging and EMJ Corporation. WE HARNESS CREATIVE
ENERGY.

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!

FIH Partners

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FIH Partners is a leading, independent corporate finance advisory firm. With dedicated infrastructure teams in both Copenhagen and New York, we advise global energy companies, project developers, and institutional investors on renewable energy project development and M&A globally

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.

Rosendin Electric, Inc

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Rosendin Electric is the premier union design build solutions contractor for renewable energy projects throughout the United States. We provide turnkey EPC
services for the full spectrum of Solar PV and Battery Storage projects in a variety of different locations and environments ranging from C&I, hospitals, schools, universities, and government facilities to utility grade solar farms. Project sizes range from 500 kW to more than 500 MW systems utilizing the best applicable solar and storage technologies in any mix of rooftop, ground mount, and/or canopy-based installations. Rosendin is also a leading design build electrical contractor for Wind projects providing all aspects of Wind project AC/DC electrical, substation and SCADA scopes of work. With over 18GW of project installation experience to date, we bring the design build expertise and EPC capabilities to supply the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for our customers.

Sidley Austin LLP

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Energy is an integral part of today’s international economies. From massive shifts in import/export trends to regulatory uncertainty related to changing technologies and energy sources, the businesses involved in the energy sector worldwide face unique opportunities and legal challenges as they negotiate the production, consumption and regulation of all types of energy. Sidley Austin LLP is a seasoned participant in this legal sphere, having for decades assisted clients within the energy industry, as well as numerous companies in adjunct industries who face energy-related issues.

The vast resources of Sidley’s global Energy practice enable us to advise clients across continents and in every sector of the energy market—from electric, nuclear, oil and natural gas to renewable energy and water. Our team features an array of legal practitioners who assist businesses with corporate, finance, transactional, regulatory and litigation services.

Wood Group

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Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, in over 600 offices employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.

We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy wind and solar, mining, and general industrial sectors.

Wood brings together the ‘power of three’, harnessing the inherent strengths and richly diverse heritages of Wood Group, Amec and Foster Wheeler – three great brands to create a new company of significant global scale and enhanced capability.

EDF Renewables

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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.

Energy Acuity

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Energy Acuity is the leading provider of power generation and power delivery market intelligence. Founded in 2008, EA was built on the principal that essential energy market research could be conducted and presented more efficiently than the traditional third-party data providers. Energy Acuity’s unique approach merges primary research, public resource aggregation, web monitoring and expert analysis, delivered through a simple, dynamic online platform. This allows our clients to focus on actionable information and win business over the competition.

Eversheds Sutherland

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Our Renewable Energy practice has experience in a wide range of disciplines, from corporate/M&A to tax, and covers all of the renewable energy technologies, including onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, biofuels and hydro. We have advised on more than 40GW of renewables projects globally, and more than 2.5GW of generating wind capacity in the past year alone.

Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 72 of the Fortune 100, 61 of the FTSE 100 and 120 of the Fortune 200. With more than 2,400 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 66 offices in 32 jurisdictions. Eversheds Sutherland is a global legal practice and comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.

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.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

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

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