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

2019 Participating Energy Buyers

7-ELEVEN
Abbott
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
Amy’s Kitchen
Best Buy
BNSF
Boeing
Cinemark
Corning
Cummins
Dupont
Facebook
Hewlett Packard Company
Intel
Kaiser Permanente
Medtronic
Microsoft
MOM’S ORGANIC MARKET
Oracle
Starbucks
University of Washington
USG
Wynn Resorts

and more companies to come…

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Shola Akinmeji

ABBOTT

Peter Alyanakian

DUPONT

Jeff Amelse

BEST BUY

Amy Aves

ORACLE

Seth Baruch

KAISER PERMANENTE

Drew Bryck

BOEING

Renaud des Rosiers

AMY’S KITCHEN

Mark H. Dhennin

CUMMINS

Andre Duurvoort

HEWLETT PACKARD

Alexandra DySard

MOM's ORGANIC MARKET

Gerry Gurtler

ORACLE

Erik Hansen

WYNN LAS VEGAS

Patrick Leonard

STARBUCKS

Fred Mazurski

USG

Vanessa Miler-Fels

MICROSOFT

Marilyn Ostergren

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Urvi Parekh

FACEBOOK

Marty Sedler

INTEL

James Taylor

BNSF RAILWAY

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.

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.

AEP Energy

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AEP Energy, a competitive supplier of retail electricity and natural gas supply since 2002, serves nearly 430,000 residential, business, and industrial customers in six states and Washington, D.C.

Beyond competitive energy services, AEP Energy partners with businesses across the United States to build smart and successful energy strategies, including behind-the-meter (BTM) services and innovative solutions to reduce energy costs and risks. We provide capital, technical expertise, and market knowledge for a diverse array of BTM systems and technologies, including solar, combined heat and power, energy storage and more. In addition, we develop, own and operate utility-scale wind and solar energy generation assets nationwide.

AEP Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of AEP, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, and is ranked 185 of the Fortune 500.

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.

Clearway Renew LLC

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Constellation

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Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s family of retail businesses serves approximately 2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2017 revenues of approximately $33.5 billion, and more than 32,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.

Direct Energy

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Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 4 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.

Edison Energy

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Edison Energy, an independent advisory and services company, recognizes that energy is the largest unaddressed risk faced by most companies, and can exceed foreign currency, interest rate and other operational risks. With our with proprietary, advanced analytic capabilities, we create a competitive advantage for global market leaders by quantifying this risk and designing the portfolio solution to protect shareholder value threatened by complex energy policies, technological advancements and new products. This includes providing comprehensive renewable energy advisory and procurement services to its clients, featuring a proprietary market access platform where over 500 developers with more than 5,000 renewable energy projects compete for their clients’ business. For more information about Edison Energy visit www.edisonenergy.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 more than 19,000 megawatts of net generating capacity, primarily in 32 states and Canada as of year-end 2017. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest operator 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.

Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services helps thousands of companies in more than 100 countries buy energy smarter, use energy more efficiently, and drive sustainable growth.

ESS’ Renewables & Cleantech team is a pioneering global supplier of renewable energy and clean technology products and services—including the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™—for the C&I sector. For more than 15 years, the team has been providing unparalleled experience and expertise on strategic renewable energy procurement. The ESS team has advised on more than 4 GW of new wind and solar capacity and is the recognized global leader in cleantech consulting, serving more clients than any other procurement advisor, worldwide.

Contact us to learn more about how strategic renewable PPAs can accelerate your energy goals.

Standard Solar

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Standard Solar, Inc. is a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems.

Zero Footprint LLC

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The NYTimes recently published the article titled, “Losing Earth” which is about “the decade we almost stopped climate change”, followed by 30 years of inaction (1).

“Winning Earth” is our response to the NYTimes Article about “what HAS changed” in the last 30 years. Wind and solar energy is cheaper to produce then traditional sources of energy. We now have “cheap renewables!” (2) .

With economics in its favor, it is easier than ever to reduce our carbon footprint now. Consumers can purchase products certified with the zero-footprint label and they, too, can contribute to lowering their own individual carbon footprint. Companies that have been certified with the label, commit to the production of zero emission products (“ZEPs”). Forbes states that 90% of the conscious Millennial consumers will buy in! (3)

But, the zero-footprint-label is even better, it is not just marketing to Millennials: Let’s further connect the dots;  If renewables are cheaper and, zero-footprint products are made with 100% renewables, then these products should actually be cheaper than their competitors making the purchase of a ZEP the smarter consumer choice: The zero-footprint label tells consumers 2 things; “I am a carbon free, zero emission product (for Millennials)”,and, “I am a  cheaper product (for everyone!)”.  This is marketing not just for Millennials, but for everybody!

The zero-footprint label – a fantastic marketing opportunity!
We invented and trademarked it. www.zero-footprint.com
Millennials go zero! Go zero-footprint! Talk to us – info@zero-footprint.com

Acciona Energy

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In the United States, ACCIONA develops, owns and operates renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

The energy division owns and operates a nearly 900 MW of wind and solar projects across the U.S. and Canada. The company is an independent power producer focused solely on renewable energy. ACCIONA’s U.S. team is involved in all aspects renewable energy, including, financing, construction,  project development operations and power marketing.

The infrastructure division leverages ACCIONA’s global experience in the design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of roads, bridges and other large construction projects. ACCIONA also has unique global experience in using public-private partnerships to create sustainable development.

ACCIONA’s energy and infrastructure divisions are actively seeking opportunities to build a more sustainable future and grow the company’s presence in the U.S.

Borrego Solar

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Borrego Solar is a leading solar and energy storage company providing comprehensive development, design, construction, financing, and maintenance services. We provide the highest-value solar and energy storage projects at any scale, from onsite PPAs to greenfield community solar development. As renewable energy developers, our job is to maximize the value of client resources whether we are helping a business, public entity or landowner. We do this by sharing our own most valuable resource: the insights we have gained through thousands of successful commercial solar projects over the last 40 years. With more than 450 MW installed, Borrego is within the top 3 commercial solar companies nationally in terms of market share. The company’s mission is to solve the world’s energy problems by accelerating the adoption of renewable energy. For more information, visit www.borregosolar.com.

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.

Enerparc

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Enerparc is an entrepreneurial company that specializes in developing, engineering, constructing, operating, and managing photovoltaic assets. The Enerparc group of companies has installed over 1.7 GW of photovoltaic systems and owns a portfolio comprised of more than 1 GW of assets. With installations in sixteen countries and offices in Germany, the U.S., and India, Enerparc is the second largest solar developer in Europe and one of the top ten global solar companies. Enerparc Inc. is headquartered in Oakland, California.

Juwi, Inc.

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juwi Inc., based in Boulder, Colorado, was founded in 2008 and develops, designs, engineers, constructs, and operates utility-scale solar generation facilities. juwi executes projects throughout the United States, with facilities built in fourteen states. juwi has completed more than 420 MW of projects through PPAs and engineering, procurement and construction contracts with counterparties including private corporations, U.S. public power utilities and investor-owned utilities.

juwi is a private corporation and is owned by juwi AG, a German-based leader in renewable energy. juwi offers a wealth of experience and expertise as a global market leader in the utility-scale solar industry. juwi AG’s solar group has constructed more than 2,200 solar photovoltaic installations globally, totaling over 3.0 GW of installed capacity. At juwi, we take pride in our ability to work diligently on projects that are on time and on budget and which satisfy all clients.

Longroad Energy

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Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) is a renewable energy developer focused on the development and operation of wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Longroad was founded in 2016 by renewable energy veterans and former executives of First Wind Energy. The core Longroad team began working together over a decade ago, and has successfully developed 35 utility-scale wind and solar projects across the United States totaling approximately 3,800 MW. Today, Longroad has a development pipeline greater than 7 GW and over 500 MW under construction, including the largest solar project in Texas.

Longroad is also an industry leader in operating and managing operating wind and solar projects. The Longroad Energy Services (“LES”) team is comprised of experienced Operations & Maintenance and Asset Management professionals. LES staffs a 24×7 Remote Operations Center to continuously monitor, troubleshoot and proactively oversee the 1,236 MW of operating wind and solar projects currently under LES management.

National Grid Ventures

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National Grid Ventures is home to a diverse portfolio of energy businesses that deliver competitive products and services for a broad range of customers.

Separate from National Grid’s core regulated businesses, we’re active in competitive markets across the US and UK.

Whether it’s the long-distance transport of renewable energy, the storage of liquefied natural gas, or supporting the roll out of smart meters, we’re working hard to make energy reliable, clean and affordable for consumers.

We’re also building the energy systems of tomorrow – from bringing innovative technology to market that changes the way homes and businesses use energy, to competing for new, large-scale, climate-friendly energy projects.

STOEL RIVES

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STOEL RIVES LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Representative clients include financial institutions, public and private utilities, energy and renewable energy companies, developers, manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, universities, agribusinesses, software companies, food and beverage companies, charitable foundations, telecommunications and forestry companies, among others. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Sunpin Solar Development, LLC

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Sunpin Holdings, LLC is a solar investment and development company that focuses on the acquisition, development, financing and construction of commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects throughout North America. Sunpin identifies and strategically aligns with established developers in markets across the United States, with a special focus on the Northeast (Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maryland), California, and Texas.

Sunpin finances projects through a combination of equity and debt by leveraging relationships with equity investors and financial institutions that have an understanding of the challenges and benefits of investing in solar energy.

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.

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.

Zero Footprint LLC

Website

The NYTimes recently published the article titled, “Losing Earth” which is about “the decade we almost stopped climate change”, followed by 30 years of inaction (1).

“Winning Earth” is our response to the NYTimes Article about “what HAS changed” in the last 30 years. Wind and solar energy is cheaper to produce then traditional sources of energy. We now have “cheap renewables!” (2) .

With economics in its favor, it is easier than ever to reduce our carbon footprint now. Consumers can purchase products certified with the zero-footprint label and they, too, can contribute to lowering their own individual carbon footprint. Companies that have been certified with the label, commit to the production of zero emission products (“ZEPs”). Forbes states that 90% of the conscious Millennial consumers will buy in! (3)

But, the zero-footprint-label is even better, it is not just marketing to Millennials: Let’s further connect the dots;  If renewables are cheaper and, zero-footprint products are made with 100% renewables, then these products should actually be cheaper than their competitors making the purchase of a ZEP the smarter consumer choice: The zero-footprint label tells consumers 2 things; “I am a carbon free, zero emission product (for Millennials)”,and, “I am a  cheaper product (for everyone!)”.  This is marketing not just for Millennials, but for everybody!

The zero-footprint label – a fantastic marketing opportunity!
We invented and trademarked it. www.zero-footprint.com
Millennials go zero! Go zero-footprint! Talk to us – info@zero-footprint.com

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