Renewable Energy Buyers Summit - Presented by Infocast

Take Your Renewable Energy Sourcing Capabilities to the Next Level

The 2nd Annual Renewable Energy Buyers Summit is an invitation-only event where renewable energy buyers gather with their peers and industry experts in an intimate meeting setting. The Executive Forum will facilitate advanced interactive discussions about renewable energy procurement best practices with their fellow corporate buyers, as well as get valuable insights from leading renewable energy experts.

The event is designed to meet the needs of both experienced buyers with larger loads and less experienced buyers with smaller loads.  For each group, the event will tap into the most sophisticated thinking about the sourcing solutions available to meet their needs.  It is the perfect opportunity to advance your renewable energy sourcing game plan and take your skills to the next level.  Your time will be well spent!

The participants at the first event in January 2018 were remarkably enthusiastic about the unique content and format of the meeting:

“I truly appreciate the open forum and information sharing from all participants.  As a buyer I did not feel hounded by sellers which is refreshing.  I made valuable contacts and learned enough about the market that I’m confident in pursuing options in 2018.”

                                                –Amy Aves, Senior Director, Real Estate Operations, Oracle

“The openness of all the participants to share information and experiences really made this conference worthwhile.  Insights shared from this conference have helped me to understand market dynamics that I would otherwise not have had.”

                                                –Shreya Patel, Sustainable Operations Manager, Unilver

“Very good conference. Well designed format that allows much information to be shared.  Good mix of diverse participants to cover all the areas of renewable purchases.”

                                                –Greg Paterson, Manager Global Energy and Environment, IBM

2018 Participating Energy Buyers

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
BEST BUY
BLACKROCK
BLOOMBERG
BNSF RAILWAY
CA TECHNOLOGIES
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL
CUMMINS
DIGNITY HEALTH
DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
DUPONT
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES (GGP)
IBM
INTEL CORPORATION
KRUGER
LOCKHEED MARTIN
MICROSOFT
NESTLE
NIKE, INC.
ORACLE
OWENS CORNING
PEPSI CO
REI RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, INC.
SALESFORCE
STARBUCKS
STEELCASE INC.
T-MOBILE
UNILEVER
USG
VOYA FINANCIAL

2018 Participants

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Shola Akinmeji

ABBOTT

Maeve Burns

STEELCASE INC

Kenneth Davies

MICROSOFT

Amy Hunter

BLACKROCK, INC.

Mark Kidd

IRON MOUNTAIN INC.

Lonny Knabe

NIKE, INC.

Prashant Kulkarni

NESTLE

Fred Mazurski

USG

Gloriamar Menendez Gamez

DOW CHEMICAL

Matthew Moffitt

DIGNITY HEALTH

Brent Morgan

AMAZON

Dawn Murray

VOYA FINANCIAL

Bradley Parkhurst

OWENS CORNING

Dr. Nicola Peill-Moelter

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES

Claudia Schaeffer

DOW CHEMICAL

Max Scher

SALESFORCE

Marty Sedler

INTEL

Daniel Sterner

MEDRONIC

Rob Threlkeld

GENERAL MOTORS

Chad Wilkerson, CSR-P

T-MOBILE

Andy Wu

CA TECHNOLOGIES

174 Power Global

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174 Power Global corporation is based in Irvine, CA an affiliate company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE global 500 firm and among the eight largest business enterprises in South Korea. 174 Power Global, along with our affiliated companies is focused on making solar energy competitive for a cleaner and sustainable future, benefiting all partners that are involved. Possessing knowledge and resources on all sides of the solar industry, we closely work with our partners to create success.

8minutenergy Renewables

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Founded in 2009, 8minutenergy Renewables is the nation’s largest independent developer of solar PV projects. To date, 8minutenergy has been awarded more than 1.5 gigawatts in power purchase agreements, and is developing some of the largest solar projects in the world, including the 800 MW Mount Signal farm in California. 8minutenergy has an unmatched ability to produce affordable clean energy and to deliver strong financial returns on utility-scale solar projects.

AEP Renewables

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As a subsidiary of American Electric Power, AEP Renewables develops, owns and operates large-scale wind and solar energy generation projects.

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.

Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC

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Headquartered in San Diego, California, Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC is part of a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest Electric Service Providers in the U.S., operating in every competitive electricity market in the country to supply competitively priced energy and services to retail electricity consumers. Our CCA team has been providing Data Management and Call Center Services for CCAs since 2010 and is comprised of 50 full-time employees performing the critical, highly specialized, operations work that supports every CCA operating in California. We have helped launch all 9 CCAs, managing over a hundred startup activities per CCA, and implemented 20+ additional mass enrollment phases. We are now servicing over 1.2 million CCA customers across the state today.

Clēnera

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Clēnera is an industry leader in the supply of clean, low-cost solar energy to North American utilities. Starting with development and acquisition of early stage projects, Clēnera efficiently builds and manages utility-scale solar facilities. The company is vertically integrated, with the necessary environmental, permitting, construction, and operations management capabilities. Clēnera relies on the deep solar expertise of its executive team and staff to identify the industry’s best projects and then manage those same projects from pre-construction acquisition through construction and into commercial operations. The result is fast, flexible, low-cost and high-quality execution on every project.

Since July 2013, Clēnera has successfully developed and acquired over 920 MW DC of investment grade solar projects. By the end of 2017, the company is on-target to have constructed over 630 MW DC of utility-scale solar.

With a powerful blend of solar development proficiency and all-equity financing, Clēnera manages every contracted project to quick and efficient completion.

Duke Energy Renewables + REC Solar

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Duke Energy Renewables is one of the top 10 largest owners of renewable energy assets in the United States, with over three gigawatts of solar and wind. They work with utilities and corporate customers to meet their renewable energy needs. REC Solar is one of the top commercial solar providers in the country, working with large enterprise organizations like IKEA and Costco to help them leverage onsite solar power. REC Solar is owned by Duke Energy and the two companies work together to build creative solutions bringing together onsite solar, offsite solar, and advanced energy solutions for their customers. To learn more, visit RECSolar.com and Duke-Energy.com.

Edison Energy

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Edison Energy serves as the independent advisor for large commercial and industrial energy users, delivering comprehensive, data driven, and integrated energy solutions. Edison Energy is revolutionizing the way people manage energy risk across their portfolio through data-driven analytics.

Edison Energy provides comprehensive energy portfolio management with specialized delivery services in renewables, power and natural gas supply, and energy engineering solutions, serving large-scale commercial and industrial energy users facing an increasingly complex energy environment.

Energy Edge Consulting

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Energy Edge Consulting provides customized energy solutions for large commercial, industrial and institutional organizations. Energy Edge provides a full range of services relating to renewable energy strategy development, procurement, energy risk management services, demand response initiatives and ongoing support services.

Energy Edge has supported a variety of organizations in developing and implementing a sustainable energy strategy. This includes evaluating various renewable generation projects, procuring renewable and low carbon power, negotiating PPAs and ensuring these are properly integrated into retail and wholesale power supply arrangements.

Energy Edge has extensive experience with both off-site and behind the meter generation projects. This includes utility scale solar assets, wind generation, geothermal production, virtual PPAs and back up generation assets.

Energy Edge has locations in California, Texas, Arizona and the United Kingdom.

First Solar

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First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems using advanced module and system technology. Through determined innovation, we have achieved a significant milestone by delivering solar energy that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel sourced electricity. From module sales through turnkey power plant development, First Solar is a reliable, world-class partner for clean, renewable energy generation.

LevelTen Energy

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LevelTen has created the safest, most efficient and cost-effective platform for renewable energy procurement by bringing transparency, structure, and standards to a market previously dominated by cumbersome bilateral transactions, with a suite of transaction support tools that dramatically reduces deal friction. The LevelTenMarketplace is a dynamic, two-sided market that aggregates both PPA buyers and sellers, allowing the parties to connect and transact in a vastly more efficient manner.

Longroad Energy

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Based in Boston, MA, Longroad Energy is focused on renewable energy project development in the United States. Longroad also provides asset management and operation and maintenance services. Prior to forming the company in 2016, Longroad’s executive team worked together for 10 years to develop, finance and build over 3,300 MW of utility-scale wind and solar projects. To facilitate the build-out of this portfolio, the team successfully raised over $15 billion of tax equity, debt and equity.

Longroad is funded by two New Zealand-based funds with over $35 billion in assets under management. As of December 2017, the company has a renewable energy development pipeline of approximately 7.5 GW and close to 700 MW of operating assets under ownership. Additionally, the company provides asset management and operation and maintenance services to 1,250 MW of operating utility-scale wind, utility-scale solar and distributed solar.

NextEra Energy Resources

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NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, “NextEra Energy Resources”), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 19,990 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), primarily in 29 states and Canada as of year-end 2016.

NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com

NextPower Capital

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O3 Energy

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O3 Energy Corporation and the O3 Group, family of companies, provide renewable energy solutions and services. We specialize in developing, financing, constructing, owning and operating solar and wind energy generation facilities. Facilities which range from small distributed generation to utility scale projects located across North America and the Pacific Islands. At O3 Energy we believe in creating power from sustainable, clean resources that will benefit our communities.

With the global push towards cleaner and more efficient ways of producing electricity, O3 Energy has come to the forefront of the industry to lead the charge. Our company’s experience, innovative approach, business partners, and sponsorship have caused a growth that can only be measured by leaps and bounds.

With segregations in the market, the founding members of O3 Energy saw a need to create a conglomerate. By affectively bringing all of the parties involved in a renewable energy project under one umbrella, O3 Energy can take a project from its inception to operation in the most efficient approach possible.

Renewable Choice Energy

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Renewable Choice Energy is a pioneering global supplier of products and services that advance clean energy development and the adoption of carbon reduction technologies, providing customized solutions to commercial and institutional buyers. Recognized as a leading partner to more than 160 Fortune 500 companies and a generous cross-section of the Global 500, Renewable Choice corporate customers have executed more than a gigawatt of new wind and solar development via Power Purchase Agreements since 2011. The firm’s portfolio also includes scores of educational institutions, municipalities, green buildings, and small-to-medium enterprises. Renewable Choice was the recipient of prestigious Green Power Leadership Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2006, 2012, 2014, and 2015, and is a certified B Corporation.

Resource Energy Systems

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Resource Energy Systems (RES) is a premier energy management company with decades of experience in the energy and real estate industry. We understand the unique nature of each property as well as the expectations and objectives of each owner. Our mission is to offer strategic, highly customized yet cost-effective energy management solutions that add value by reducing expenses, minimizing risk, measuring performance, and ensuring continuous improvement toward Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals to align with corporate objectives.

Swift Current Energy

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Swift Current Energy is a clean energy focused development and investment firm. Swift Current Energy has over a gigawatt of utility scale wind, solar, and energy storage power projects in development across North America. Industry veterans with over 80 years of combined renewable experience with core skills in development management, PPA origination and project finance founded Swift Current Energy in 2016. Swift Current Energy is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Illinois, Maine, Montana, New York and Texas.

Urban Grid

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Urban Grid specializes in the turnkey development and finance of solar photovoltaic projects (500kW to 5MW) throughout the United States. Urban Grid’s 20-25 year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are designed to generate consistent operating performance and predictable economic benefit for our clients. The Urban Grid team brings together seasoned finance and construction professionals to provide the highest quality solar installation and offer the best financial solution for commercial, educational, government and non-profit organizations.

Tradewind Energy

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

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.

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