Southeast Renewable Energy - Presented by Infocast

December 5 - 7, 2023
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
Charlotte, NC

Meet 450+ Policymakers, Utilities and Market Players Who Are Leading the Renewable Buildout in the Southeast

This is the ONLY conference covering this burgeoning market that gets key state policymakers, critical decision makers, and leading utility executives and renewable energy players from the most dynamic states in the region — including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky — to provide definitive updates on the issues you will need to understand in order to seize the very best opportunities across this explosive region.

This profoundly informative event will delve deeply into:

  • The impacts the IRA is having on project development opportunities and pipelines, as well as financing
  • How utilities across the region plan to convert their decarbonization commitments into clean energy investments and procurements
  • How the lessons learned from winter storm Elliott will be applied to improve regional reliability
  • The roles standalone and co-located storage will play in assuring reliability and resilience
  • How well new interconnection processes and holistic transmission planning are working to ease pressures on queues
  • How supply chain uncertainties and inflationary pressures are affecting power contracting, risk mitigation and project financing
  • The opportunities to develop and power green hydrogen projects
  • ...and more!

In 2022, over 450 regulators, utility executives, renewable energy developers, financiers, and other active participants attended this extraordinarily insightful event. In 2023, we expect a significantly greater attendance. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with and learn from key decision makers, leading players, and your peers about the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy development in this increadibly active market. Please review our remarkable agenda and list of participants and reserve your place today!



Shawn Bennett
Director for Clean Energy

Brent Bailey


Tim Echols


Karen Kemerait


Davante Lewis




Chris Fallon

Ying Ayliffe
Director, Origination & Utility Scale Solar

Jamie Barber
Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Unit

Cameron Bard
Executive Vice President, Business & Market Development

Angelin Baskaran
Managing Director

Laura Beauchamp
Director, Resource Planning and Market Operations

Katharine Bond
Vice President, Public Policy, State, and Local Affairs

Maura Farver
State Energy Policy Director

Todd Flowers
Director, Business Development

Nate Gagnon
Director, Carolinas IRP Regulatory and Policy Strategy

Chris Goldsberry
Director of C&I Origination

Blan Holman
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Matt Lewis
Manager, Event Analysis and Co-Lead, FERC, NERC, and Regional Entities’ 2022 Winter Storm Elliott Inquiry

Melinda Montgomery
Senior Director, Engineering & Advanced Analytics

Ani Rouskova
Managing Partner

Will Schneider
Director of Origination

John Shultzabarger
Senior Director, Origination and Power Marketing

Corey Sellers
General Manager, Transmission Policy & Services / Energy Policy

Danny Van Clief

Mark Webb
Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer



  • Aderis Energy
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, LLC
  • Beltline Energy
  • Bradley
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • Carolina Solar Energy
  • Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)
  • Clean Energy Buyers Association
  • Clean Grid Alliance
  • ClearGen
  • Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • Davies Public Affairs
  • Delorean Power
  • Deriva Energy
  • Dominion Energy
  • Duke Energy
  • East Point Energy
  • EDF Renewables
  • EDP Renewables
  • Entergy Louisiana
  • EOS Capital Advisors
  • Fractal EMS Inc.
  • Fractal Energy Storage Consultants
  • Georgia Public Service Commission
  • GeorgiaSEIA
  • Gulf States Renewable Energy Industry Association
  • Heelstone Renewable Energy, LLC
  • Interstate Hydrogen
  • Kentucky Conservation Committee
  • Kentucky Solar Energy Society
  • KY Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Lightshed Grant Writing
  • Louisiana Public Service Commission
  • Madison Energy Infrastructure
  • Marsh Specialty Energy & Power
  • McGuireWoods
  • McGuireWoods Consulting
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mountain Association
  • Milliken & Co.
  • Mississippi Public Service Commission
  • NC Clean Energy Technology Center
  • NERC
  • Nexamp
  • NextEra
  • North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • North Carolina Utilities Commission - Public Staff
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Origis Energy
  • Parker Poe
  • Pathward, N.A.
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • Plug Power
  • Radian Generation
  • SB Energy US (SoftBank Group)
  • SEEM
  • SERC Reliability Corporation
  • Silicon Ranch
  • SolSystems
  • SolUnesco
  • Southeastern Wind Coalition
  • Southern Company
  • Southern Renewable Energy Association (SREA)
  • Spilman, Thomas & Battle
  • Strata Clean Energy
  • Sun Tribe Development
  • TenneSEIA
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • Thompson McMullan, P.C.
  • Total Energies
  • United Community Bank
  • Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance



  • Utilities
  • Developers
  • G&T’s
  • Co-ops
  • Munis
  • Regulators
  • Corporate Energy Buyers
  • Attorneys
  • Consultants
  • Equipment Providers
  • EPCs
  • Vendors



  • 1898 & Co.
  • ABB Inc.
  • ACCURE Battery Intelligence
  • Aderis Energy, LLC
  • Advanced Energy Economy
  • AES
  • Ampyr Energy USA
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • Apogee
  • Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • Avangrid Renewables
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Balch and Bingham LLP
  • Beaufort Rosemary LLC
  • Beltline Energy
  • Black Mountain Energy Storage
  • Blue Ridge Power
  • Bluestem Energy Solutions
  • Booth & Associates, LLC
  • Bowman Consulting
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • BrightNight Power
  • Brown & Brown
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • CAC Specialty
  • Candela Renewables
  • Capital Power
  • Carolina Solar Energy
  • Castle Energy Group
  • CFEX
  • Charlotte Business Journal
  • CleanChoice Energy
  • ClearGen
  • Cleco
  • Cobb EMC
  • Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses
  • Cornerstone Systems, Inc.
  • CREADIS Inc.
  • CWP Energy Solutions
  • Cypress Creek Renewables
  • Davey Resource Group, Inc.
  • Davidson College
  • Davis Hill Development
  • Daymark Energy Advisors, Inc.
  • DHL Industrial Projects
  • Dominion Energy
  • Doosan GridTech
  • Duke Energy
  • E2
  • East Point Energy
  • ECS Southeast, LLP
  • EDF Renewables, Inc.
  • EDP Renewables
  • Electric Power Engineers, LLC
  • Empower Energies
  • Enerfin Renewables
  • Energy and Policy Institute
  • Energy Exemplar
  • energyRe
  • Enertis Solar Inc.
  • Entergy Louisiana
  • Enverus
  • EOS Capital Advisors
  • ERM
  • Erthos
  • Essense Partners
  • Federal Pacific
  • First National Bank of PA
  • First Solar
  • Fox Rothschild
  • Fractal Energy Storage Consultants
  • Freestone Renewables
  • GAI Consultants, Inc.
  • GameChange Solar
  • Gemma Power Systems
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Georgia Public Service Commission
  • Green Lantern Solar
  • Green Power EMC
  • GreenFront Energy Partners
  • GreenGo Energy US, Inc.
  • Greenleaf Power
  • GreenStruxure
  • Greenvolt Power Actualize
  • HDR Engineering
  • Headwater Environmental
  • Heelstone Renewable Energy, LLC
  • hep
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • Holocene Clean Energy
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Hy Stor Energy LP
  • Ingeteam
  • Integrated Media Publishing
  • Invenergy LLC
  • Jiachi West, LLC
  • JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • JST Power Equipment
  • Kairos Government Affairs
  • Kale Construction Supply
  • Kentucky Conservation Committee
  • Kentucky Office of Energy Policy
  • Key Equipment Finance
  • Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Kimley-Horn Associates
  • KPMG
  • LaBella Associates
  • Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Leeward Renewable Energy
  • Leyline Renewable Capital, LLC
  • Liberty Utilities
  • Longroad Energy
  • LS Energy Solutions
  • Madison Energy Investments
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Mangum Economics
  • Manulife Investment Management
  • McAdams
  • McGriff Insurance
  • McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Mercer Thompson
  • Meta
  • Milliken
  • MISO
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Mississippi Public Service Commission
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Mountain Association
  • MUFG
  • National Grid Renewables
  • NC Clean Energy Technology Center
  • Nelson Mullins
  • Nexceris (Li-ion Tamer)
  • NextEra Energy, Inc.
  • North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
  • North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Novis Renewables LLC
  • Nucor Corporation
  • Oakhurst Energy Development
  • Olsson
  • Origis Energy
  • Origis Services, LLC
  • ORIX Corporation
  • Palmetto Power
  • Parker Poe
  • Pathward, National Assoication
  • Pattern Energy
  • Pathward
  • Pine Gate Renewables
  • Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Plus Power, LLC
  • Powder Day Capital, LLC
  • Primergy Solar
  • QE Solar
  • Radiance Solar
  • Rayonier
  • Recurrent Energy
  • Redeux Energy
  • Renewco Power Ltd.
  • RES
  • RockBridge Energy
  • RPS
  • RWE Renewables
  • S&ME, Inc.
  • SAM Companies
  • Sargent & Lundy
  • Savion Energy
  • ScottMadden
  • SEEM
  • SERC
  • Silicon Ranch
  • Sofos Harbert Renewable Energy
  • Sol Systems
  • SolAmerica Energy
  • Solar Provider Group
  • Solar4America
  • Sol-REIT
  • Solterra Energy, LLC
  • SolUnesco
  • Southeast Sustainability Directors Network
  • Southeastern Wind Coalition
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Southern Company
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Southern Renewable Energy Association
  • Southface
  • Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
  • Staubli
  • Stellar Renewable Power
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Strata Clean Energy
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
  • Sun Tribe Development
  • SunEnergy1
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Swell Energy
  • TenneSEIA
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
  • The Hawthorn Group
  • Thompson McMullan, P.C. and Chair of Board, Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance
  • Tidwell Group
  • Timberland Investment Resources
  • Today's Power, Inc.
  • TotalEnergies USA
  • Treaty Oak Clean Energy
  • Treehouse Investments
  • Triple Oak Power
  • Troutman Pepper
  • True Green Capital
  • TVA
  • Ulteig
  • United Community Bank
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Urban Grid Solar
  • USDA
  • ViewPoint Solutions Group, LLC
  • Vitis Energy
  • VSUN
  • Wattch
  • Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Wind Works Power
  • Wood Mackenzie
  • Wood PLC
  • Zorya Energy Advisors

2023 RECAP



Expert Speakers


Content-Packed Sessions
Premier Networking



Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 S McDowell St, North Tower
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 372-4100

Room Rate: $219
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Cutoff Date: Monday, October 7, 2024
Group Name: Infocast Southeast Renewable Energy Summit 2024

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

2023 Sponsors


Supporting Organization


McGuireWoods LLP


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.

Deriva Energy


Deriva Energy is an established leader in clean energy, with 5,900 megawatts of operating and under construction wind, utility scale solar, and storage assets across the U.S. Our experienced team develops greenfield solar, wind, and storage projects throughout the United States ranging from 50 to 500 MW by establishing site control, managing the permitting and interconnection process, securing offtake and financing, and constructing the project. Formerly known as Duke Energy Renewables, Deriva is a portfolio company of Brookfield, one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets. Deriva is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Marsh USA, Inc.


As a global leader in insurance brokerage and risk management, Marsh protects and promotes possibility for our clients. We provide a holistic view of risk, offering creative and bespoke solutions to advise and navigate trends in the market.

Serving businesses and individuals in more than 130 countries, Marsh brings together the most passionate, inquisitive and enterprising people with a unique perspective and a deep sense of integrity. We provide industry-led consulting, brokerage and claims advocacy services; leveraging advanced analytics and insights so our clients can dream bigger, reach further and plan for the possibilities ahead.

McGuireWoods Consulting


McGuireWoods Consulting is a national, full-service public affairs firm serving companies and organizations across industry sectors at the local, state and federal levels. Unlike many public affairs firms with Washington, D.C. offices, we have extensive state-level and national practice teams that complement our strong federal group and allow us to work across all levels of government to optimize results for our clients. We have a broad and diverse array of relationships and contacts with key government officials and agencies, influential former officeholders and staffers, and organizations that impact both public policy and the regulatory process. Our firm also boasts a national infrastructure and economic development team and a national strategic communications and advocacy team, both of which also serve a full-spectrum of clients. McGuireWoods Consulting is proud to possess the ability to tap the vast knowledge of our McGuireWoods’ attorneys – a unique, potent combination that few firms can match.

NextEra Energy Resources


NextEra Energy Resources is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S.. NextEra Energy Resources is also the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, a world leader in battery storage, and is driving the development of the green hydrogen economy. The business offers a wide range of clean energy solutions to help businesses and customers across the country meet their emissions reduction goals.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


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

Aderis Energy


Aderis Energy, LLC (formerly Solar Operations Solutions), provides simple, intelligent energy management solutions. With over 700MW under management, Aderis Energy has experience with a broad range of equipment, project locations, and utilities. Since its inception, Aderis Energy has been dedicated to providing the highest quality service, developing innovative technology, and providing continuous improvement feedback to ensure that future projects are developed to provide high reliability, maximum generating yields, and low-cost long-term ownership.

Burr & Forman LLP


For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government. With over 350 attorneys across Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman draws from a diverse range of industry experience and practice knowledge to help clients address their legal needs and achieve their goals. Our lawyers work with clients in the renewable energy industry on corporate, economic development, tax, real estate, environmental, and regulatory issues. Our renewable energy team is experienced in dealing with projects throughout the United States related to solar, wind, biofuels and biomass, synthetic fuels, hydrogen fuel cells, natural gas technologies, and nuclear energy.



What we do.
Davies has turned public affairs into an art. We provide thoughtful strategies, compelling messages and precise tactical execution to overcome controversy and crisis.

We have distinguished ourselves with a nearly flawless record of helping our clients win their most challenging battles, successfully reorienting hundreds of issues that seemed lost or burdened by insurmountable odds.

Davies provides issues management, public affairs, and crisis communication support. We specialize in message creation and grassroots programs that motivate individuals to speak out and take action – influencing regulatory, permitting and political challenges.

Who we are.
Davies is the national public affairs firm of choice for clients who need to win high-stakes, defining issues. Our nearly flawless record for project approvals over 30 years speaks for itself — if you want to win, hire Davies.

You may be facing loud mobilized opposition to your plans, as well as hostile elected officials. We overcome these opposing forces by identifying and activating a motivated and educated crowd in favor of your plans, redefining the issue and moving public opinion.

How we think.
At Davies we are on a continuous quest for the best techniques and approaches, from time-tested to novel and emerging. Over the years we’ve developed unique skill-sets and created proprietary tools to aid us in helping our clients win their battles.

We are not planning on giving you the exact recipe for our success, but we’ll be glad to share with you some of our thinking.

Fractal EMS


Fractal EMS is a fully vertical controls platform that includes software, controllers, integration and analytics (with optional monitoring, maintenance and bid optimization). Fractal provides all of the following: 1) controls 2) networking 3) SCADA 4) cybersecurity 5) HMI & historian. Fractal EMS provides full command, control, monitoring and management for a single asset or fleet of assets (located anywhere in the world). Fractal EMS was designed by experienced operators to maximize safety and profitability of storage and hybrid systems. Featuring an in-house team of software developers and cyber security expertise, Fractal EMS has 4 GWh in operation globally and over 13 GWh of awarded projects. Visit the website for more

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants


Fractal Energy Storage Consultants is a specialized energy storage consulting and engineering firm that provides expert financial analysis, owner’s engineering, procurement, due diligence and advisory services for energy storage and hybrid projects. Fractal has unmatched experience with nearly a thousand utility-scale energy storage engagements since 2013. Fractal provides utilities, developers, EPCs and investors, with unbiased and technology agnostic financial, technical and commercial subject matter expertise, enabling a one stop shop with end-to-end services. Visit the website for more information:

Heelstone Renewable Energy


Heelstone Renewable energy is leading developer of utility scale solar projects across the US. Heelstone has successfully developed over 65 projects across 12 states with an aggregate generating capacity of 1.1 GW and has an active pipeline of more than 1.3 GWs. Founded in 2012, Heelstone has a strong team of industry experts with deep experience across all of aspects of development, origination, financing and construction. Heelstone is headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is backed by Ares Infrastructure and Power Group.



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

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



Lightshed is a streamlined grant writing service for the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which offers 50% off the cost of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for rural businesses. With hundreds of successful applications logged across 35+ states, Lightshed is an expert in the field who knows how to quickly build an application with its highest score possible. And with a new easy-to-use Dashboard feature where energy installers can monitor all their REAP projects from one view, you can trust that all your REAP grant writing is in expert hands.

Parker Poe


Parker Poe’s Energy Team guides clients through project development and finance, regulatory compliance and investigations, and joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions. We are experienced before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and state utility commissions in the Southeast.

Our clients include independent power producers, renewable energy developers (solar PV, solar thermal, wind, fuel cell, biomass, biogas, and geothermal), commercial and industrial energy consumers, universities, financial institutions, tax equity investors, engineering, procurement, and construction companies, electric and gas utilities, and electric cooperatives. We approach each project like our clients do: collaborating and assembling the skill sets needed to accomplish the task effectively and efficiently.



Pathward, N.A. is a U.S.-based financial empowerment company driven by its purpose to power financial inclusion for all™. Pathward strives to increase financial availability, choice, and opportunity across our Banking as a Service and Commercial Finance business lines. The strategic business lines provide end-to-end support to individuals and businesses.

Pathward’s Commercial Finance division, formerly known as Crestmark and AFS/IBEX, provides business-to-business financial products including asset-based lending, accounts receivable financing, equipment leasing/financing, structured financing (including SBA and USDA lending) and insurance premium financing. In fact, the USDA recognized Pathward as the top OneRD program lender in FY2021. With representatives across the country and a Canadian foreign representative office, Pathward helps industries nationwide including manufacturing, staffing, renewable energy, insurance, transportation, distribution, construction, and IT/technology. Learn more about Pathward and how we help deliver a better financial future with forward-thinking solutions at

Radian Generation


Radian Generation was founded on the core principle of driving sustainable growth by providing best-in-class asset management solutions for the renewable energy industry. And since that day, Radian Generation has continued to spearhead the creation of industry-leading asset management thought leadership and best practices to efficiently manage, optimize, and de-risk energy assets to support predictable returns. During the formative years of the solar and wind market, the experiences accumulated by members of our team fostered an acute awareness of the need for versatility, continuity, and resiliency in a third-party business model for managing projects expected to last for decades.

As the energy grid continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, professional, 24/7 asset management services are needed more than ever to ensure the uninterrupted operation of power-generating assets. That is why Radian Generation built its business around maintaining energy assets as critical infrastructure, with a keen focus on optimization and performance.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP


Bradley is a national law firm with a reputation for skilled legal work, exceptional client service, and impeccable integrity.

Our Renewable Energy team is composed of attorneys with experience in every phase of development, from conception to generation and offtake. We represent renewable developers, owners, operators, and EPC/O&M contractors in all stages of project development, including real estate acquisitions, due diligence, and permitting and zoning compliance. We negotiate and advise on key project documents, such as PPAs, interconnection agreements, procurement agreements, and EPC and O&M agreements. We also offer advice on complex compliance matters essential to renewable energy development, from state and federal regulatory matters, tax incentives, international procurement, project finance and insurance.

Bradley attorneys combine legal experience and knowledge with a sophisticated understanding of the renewable energy industry to find practical, strategic solutions specifically tailored to our clients’ business operations.

Origis Services


Origis Services delivers the promise of clean energy with operations and maintenance (O&M) services for solar and energy storage across North America. The team manages a diverse utility scale and distributed generation portfolio with experienced professionals backed by a state-of-the-art NERC CIP Compliant Remote Operations Center (ROC) located at its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Visit us at:

United Community Bank


United Community Bank provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. United has $18.9 billion in assets and 162 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. Known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” United has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. In 2021, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the Southeast, marking seven out of the last eight years United earned the coveted award. United was also named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker in 2020 for the fourth year in a row based on employee satisfaction. Forbes recognized United on its 2021 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the eighth consecutive year. Additional information about United can be found at

Balch & Bingham


Balch & Bingham represents electric utilities, independent power producers and investment funds that focus on a wide-variety of energy transactions and infrastructure development, where renewable energy is playing an increasingly vital role. The firm’s practice extends to each of the Regional Transmission Organization regions of the U.S., from New York to California. Our practice also covers the Southeast and Northwest regions.

Balch is frequently engaged by significant energy participants as counsel in all phases of the development and operation of renewable generation and battery storage projects, including EPC contracts, tax strategies, offtake agreements, FERC approvals, RTO requirements, mergers and acquisitions, interconnection, state regulatory approvals and environmental matters.

With over 100 years of service to the electric industry, Balch includes a team of 200+ attorneys throughout the Southeast, Texas and Washington, D.C., who remain committed to helping the next generation of industry participants prepare for and build a sustainable future.

Jones Power


Jones Power is a heavy civil construction company supporting utility-scale solar and battery energy storage projects nationwide. Based out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and founded in 1949, Jones was founded as a lumber company, then adding trucking, pipeline logistics, construction, software, and AI companies over the past 70 years. Jones has grown into one of the most trusted names in the energy industry today.

We operate in 29 states and we’re continuing to grow as solar and energy storage grows nationwide. We’re a proud, all-American company with a stellar safety record, known for high-quality work, and strong financial position. We’re a company that is investing heavily in the renewables sector, including our “Power Forward” Apprenticeship program that is the foundation of our efforts to be a leader in helping our clients with Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) compliance. Wherever the future of energy goes, Jones Power will be there

EDP Renewables North America


EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), its affiliates, and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms, solar parks, and energy storage systems throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 58 wind farms, 10 solar parks, and eight regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 9,600 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 8,400 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects. With more than 1,000 employees, EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects across the continent. For more information, visit

Fisher Associates


Fisher Associates provides professional services on renewable energy projects across the country. We have experienced civil, electrical, and structural engineers, surveyors, landscape architects, and environmental professionals that provide individual attention to you from the first day of the project through completion of construction and throughout the operation of the project. Using the tenets of our Clientship philosophy, your project team will ensure that not only will you get the services we promised, but we will also work to anticipate potential regulatory roadblocks, permitting challenges, and/or construction issues and communicate with you on a regular basis.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.


Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation responsible for serving the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated substations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, nuclear power plant control systems, ozone water treatment systems, uninterruptible power supplies, rail transportation equipment, and Diamond Vision video display screens.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited


Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (“SuMi TRUST”) engages in the trust and banking businesses globally. It provides financial services, such as syndicated loans, real estate finance, project finance, asset finance, M&A finance, and asset securitization arrangements. Founded in 1925 and HQ in Tokyo, Japan, SuMi TRUST has an AUM of $1.1 trillion and more than 13,000 employees across its 150 domestic and 10 overseas offices. It has a total loan balance of $275 billion and manages app. 1,300 corporate pension funds.

The Structured Finance Department at SuMi TRUST has financed more than 400 projects globally, third of which were arranged by us, with a total commitment of $15 billion. We are active in the renewable space and have financed more than 200 renewable projects thus far. Our project finance portfolio in the Americas includes over two dozen wind and solar projects. We provide construction and term financing, green loans, warehouse facilities, bridge financing, LCs, SWAP etc. We look to forge deep relationships with our customers and provide support with bespoke solutions.



FORVIS, LLP is an integrated professional services firm with a global reach and a passion to drive businesses forward. The firm’s 6,000 dedicated team members provide an Unmatched Client Experience® through the delivery of assurance, tax, and consulting services in all 50 states and internationally. Ranked among the largest public accounting firms in the United States, FORVIS upholds an unwavering purpose to help those we serve unlock their full potential—including our people, our clients, and our communities. Visit to learn more.

Gautam Solar


Gautam Solar ( has been ranked among Top 10 Solar Module Manufacturer (Source: “RE Update Q2 2023”, August 2023; “India Solar Annual Report Card CY2022”, March 2023). It has 25+ years of solar industry experience with 4 factories in Haridwar, India and corporate office in New Delhi, India. Using latest machines and technology, Gautam Solar’s solar panels are manufactured using First-hand top line machines. It has registered multiple Patents & IPs in its name and is known for technically superior and innovative solar modules.

Gautam Solar manufactures a range of high-efficiency Mono PERC and TOPCon Solar Modules and its modules are certified as per UL/IEC/EN standards.



INTERA’s experts help plan, develop, manage, permit, and protect water resources. For large water users, it means helping quantify and develop water supplies capable of meeting your day-to-day needs over the planned lifetime of a facility or operation. We help find ways to minimize risk and ensure availability of your resources for the lifetime of your projects. Our hydrologists also bring expertise in designing new power-generating and industrial water supply systems, as well as evaluating the impacts of these new systems. INTERA understands the regulatory imperatives that dictate site approval. Our support of power and energy-related projects has included the services below.

· landfill gas-to-energy permitting and operations
· solar power viability assessment
· groundwater and surface water availability and sustainability
· impact assessment of water withdrawals
· source and receiving water quality characterization
· hydrographic surveying
· well field siting, design, and optimization

Mangum Economics


Mangum Economics is a leader in providing comprehensive assessments of the economic and fiscal consequences of proposed development projects, policies, and other initiatives. The Mangum Team specializes in producing objective, defensible, and actionable quantitative economic research. Our priority is empowering our clients with the information needed to make strategic decisions in a variety of industries and environments. We know that one size does not fit all and have a well-earned reputation for working with clients on an individual basis, taking into consideration the unique requirements of their goals and objectives.

Few firms have the depth and breadth of experience that the Mangum Team has developed within the renewable energy space. To date, Mangum Economics has produced economic impact reports for solar, wind, energy storage, and hydro projects spanning twenty states with a combined total generation capacity of more than 23 GW.

Tidwell Group, LLC


Tidwell Group, LLC, has been named an INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Best of the Best Firm for 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019 and Forbes list of ‘America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms of 2021’. These acknowledgments follow the firm’s Fastest Growing ranking for 2021, 2019, 2018, and 2017. A leading accounting and advisory firm with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Birmingham, and Columbus, Tidwell Group specializes in the tax credit, real estate, and construction industries. Our experienced professionals serve all asset classes within the affordable housing industry. With expertise ranging from low-income housing tax credits, bonds, and conventional financing, renewable energy, HUD compliance and reporting, and USDA-Rural Development compliance and reporting, our focus is on developing long-term client relationships through value-driven results. We are ready to roll up our sleeves and make an immediate impact on your business. Tidwell Group’s expertise, partnership mentality, and hands-on approach enable us to offer advice and new opportunities to improve your business.

RTO Insider LLC


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

Features include:

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

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

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

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