Wind Power Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast

 

February 5 - 7, 2019 | Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA

  • The Leading Networking and Deal-Making Event for the Wind Industry

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The Leading Networking and Deal-Making Event of the Year for the Wind Industry

The Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit is widely recognized as the leading gathering place for wind industry deal makers, or as one past event attendee called it – “the highest quality of industry participants on the conference circuit.” Each year, the industry’s leading developers, investors, lenders, turbine suppliers, EPCs and other players gather to gain valuable insights into industry trends, get the latest market update on the finance and investment landscape, and efficiently schedule rounds of private meetings.

The Summit attracted nearly 700 people in 2018 and, with the PTC driving historic industry activity, the 2019 Summit will again offer up the best available opportunity to stay ahead of the market, meet the industry’s leading players and get deals done.

The Pre-Summit Executive Briefing – Wind Origination and Development Landscape – will provide executives with an incisive assessment of the wind power origination and development landscape. The briefing will serve as a great source of information for shaping your organization’s strategic direction.

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Featured Speakers

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First Wave of Participating Organizations

  • Acciona
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Allete Clean Energy
  • Altenex LLC
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • Apex Clean Energy
  • ArcVera Renewables
  • Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Beecher Carlson
  • Black & Veatch
  • BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI)
  • Brookfield Renewable
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Capital One
  • CCA Group, LLC
  • Clearway Energy Group
  • CohnReznick
  • Deloitte Services LP
  • DNV GL
  • DROEL PLLC
  • Duke Energy Renewables
  • E.ON Climate & Renewables North America
  • East Bay Community Energy
  • EDF Renewables, North America
  • EDP Renewables North America
  • ENERCON Canada Inc.
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Fredrikson & Byron
  • FTI Consulting & FTI Capital Advisors
  • GE Energy Financial Services
  • Geronimo Energy
  • Goldwind Americas
  • Greentech Capital Advisors
  • Holland & Hart, LLP
  • Husch Blackwell
  • ICF Resources
  • IHS Energy, Renewable Power
  • IHS Markit
  • Invenergy LLC
  • John Laing (USA) Ltd
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
  • Leidos
  • Lincoln Clean Energy, LLC
  • Luminate, LLC
  • Marathon Capital
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Monterey Bay Community Power
  • Moody's Investors Service
  • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mortenson
  • MUFG - Project Finance, Americas
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • MVP Capital, LLC
  • nFront Consulting LLC
  • Nordex USA, Inc.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • NRG Energy
  • Opportune LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • PacifiCorp
  • Paragon Energy Advisors, LLC
  • Pattern Development
  • Peninsula Clean Energy
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Rabobank
  • REsurety, Inc.
  • Rubicon Infrastructure Advisors
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • San Jose Clean Energy
  • Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability Services
  • Senvion USA
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Signal Energy Constructors
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • SPower
  • State Street Bank
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Tradewind Energy, Inc.
  • Transmission Analytics
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • UL
  • Vestas - American Wind Technology, Inc.
  • Winston & Strawn
  • Xcel Energy
  • Zions Bancorporation

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For teams of three or more from the same organization, the third and subsequent registrants qualify for a 50% discount. Discounts cannot be combined.

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Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $195 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received more than 10 business days before the event. We will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company, or credit the registration to another Infocast event if you register within 6 months from the date of this event. If the event is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the event registration fee only.

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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
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Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Room Rate: $269.00 + tax
Cutoff Date: December 7, 2018

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Howard Chang

EAST BAY COMMUNITY ENERGY

Siobhan Doherty

PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY

Will Einstein

PUGET SOUND ENERGY

Declan Flanagan

LINCOLN CLEAN ENERGY

Mark Goodwin

APEX CLEAN ENERGY

Tommy Greer

EDP RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA

Tristan Grimbert

EDF RENEWABLES, NORTH AMERICA

Ray Henger

SPOWER

Tom Kiernan

AMERICAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION

Blake Nixon

GERONIMO ENERGY

Santosh Raikar

STATE STREET BANK

Meghan Schultz

INVENERGY

Rob Sternthal

RUBICON INFRASTRUCTURE ADVISORS

Martin A. Torres

BLACKROCK ALTERNATIVE INVESTORS (BAI)

Steve Vavrik

APEX CLEAN ENERGY, INC.

Patrick Woodson

E.ON, NORTH AMERICA

John Woody

CLEARWAY ENERGY

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.

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.

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.

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.

UL

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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.

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.

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.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, providing a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. BofAML is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading, serving corporations, governments and institutions around the world. As part of BofAML, Renewable Energy Finance (REF) specializes in tailored financing products and services for renewable clients and their respective projects. REF’s offerings include tax equity investments and a variety of structured debt products, each uniquely designed and comprehensively delivered alongside BofAML’s banking, markets and structured solutions teams.

Beecher Carlson

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Beecher Carlson’s Energy Practice is a proven global leader in the renewable energy sector, providing the most competitive insurance options and risk management solutions available in today’s marketplace.

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

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CohnReznick’s Renewable Energy Practice offers a comprehensive range of services including audit, accounting, tax and related advisory services, to help industry participants seize opportunity in this environment. We have one of the most established practices in the United States and an extensive network of industry contacts – our partners are actively involved with the key associations and regulatory bodies that shape the policies of the renewable energy industry.

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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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 Holdings PLC

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HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,000 offices in over 70 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Global Banking & Markets in the US & Americas is a principal business line of HSBC Holdings plc. Our US & Americas business does not try to be all things to all clients. Instead, we are uniquely positioned to help clients achieve their strategic, financial and risk management objectives within the HSBC global network. The HSBC Americas network offers access to our global platform with a specific geographical coverage model targeted to clients whose business needs cover the Americas from the northernmost tip of Canada to the southern cone of Argentina and beyond.

In 2017, HSBC was recognized as the “World’s Best Bank”,” North America’s Best Bank for Transaction Services” and ” World’s Best Investment Bank in the Emerging Markets” by Euromoney.

HSBC recognizes that we have a responsibility to assess the environmental and social impacts of our business – and to manage these impacts. Read more about how HSBC is putting sustainability into practice at http://www.hsbc.com/citizenship/sustainability

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.

Lazard

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Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising, and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com. Follow us at @Lazard.

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.

Lincoln Clean Energy

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Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) is a leading developer of U.S. wind and solar projects with offices in Chicago, IL and Austin, TX. Since 2011, LCE has developed over 1,500 megawatts of renewable power projects in California, New Jersey, and Texas. LCE is a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and expects to deploy up to $250 million in equity investments through 2018. For more information, visit: www.lincoln-clean-energy.com.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

REsurety

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REsurety helps wind project developers and owners solve the challenge of generation volume and energy price uncertainty through the quantification and transfer of revenue risk. Through the structuring and ongoing settlement of revenue hedging contracts, REsurety enables wind projects to efficiently and confidently transact with the world’s leading risk market counterparties. The result is an unprecedented level of certainty and control over a project’s financial performance, improving access to development capital.  REsurety is registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor and Introducing Broker with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association in such capacities. The company is based in Boston, MA.

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.

Senvion

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Senvion USA Corp. is a division of German-based Senvion S.A., one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers in the wind energy sector and a pioneer in the offshore business.

Senvion’s mission is to provide the latest wind energy technology, at the lowest cost possible. The company contributes to the local economy by providing long-term employment and creating local supply chains wherever possible.
Senvion has an installed capacity of over 1,200 MW across the United States, which represents hundreds of wind turbines across the Pacific Northwest, California, Alaska, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Minnesota. Senvion is owned by Centerbridge Partners, a New York-based private equity firm.

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.

Transmission Analytics

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Transmission Analytics Consulting, LLC (“Transmission Analytics”) is a consulting services company providing specialized transmission system related services to a wide variety of clients within the electric power industry. The consultants of Transmission Analytics are leaders in the space helping to shape industry standards related to the methodologies and standards of practice related to transmission analysis and due diligence. Our consultants have extensive experience in addressing the unique aspects of a variety of different generation resource types and have developed trusted methods and procedures to assess each resource type.

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.

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.

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.

Skadden

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Serving clients in every major international financial center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 23 offices and approximately 1,700 attorneys. Our diversified practice enables us to offer solutions to the most challenging legal issues in virtually every area of corporate law, providing the specific legal advice clients need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. The firm has more than 40 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, energy and infrastructure projects, energy regulation and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.

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.

Opportune LLP

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Founded in 2005, Opportune is a leading global energy business advisory firm specializing in adding value to clients across the energy industry, including upstream, midstream, downstream, power and gas, commodities trading and oilfield services. Our growth is directly attributable to the value we add to our clients.  We are uniquely positioned to add this value as a result of the energy expertise of our experienced teams, which can be smaller and less intrusive.

We are responsive and we are good listeners. Since we are not an audit firm, we are advocates of our clients and are not subject to the restrictions placed on other firms by regulatory bodies.

Using our extensive knowledge of all sectors of the energy industry, we work with clients to provide comprehensive solutions to their operational and financial challenges. Across energy segments, our practice areas include complex financial reporting, dispute resolution, enterprise risk, outsourcing, process and technology, reserve engineering and geosciences, restructuring, strategy and organization, tax, transactional due diligence and valuation.

Opportune LLP is not a CPA firm

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)

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include Commercial Finance, Corporate, Environmental and Workplace Safety, Financial Services, Insolvency and Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Structured Finance and Securitization, and Trusts and Estates. Our more than 600 attorneys serve public and private companies, including a third of the Fortune 100, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from 13 locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and China.

We forge partnerships with our clients based on our legal creativity and business practicality—always making our priority how best to serve our client partners. Our clients see us as trusted advisors and we demonstrate our value every day, through our collaborative and goal-oriented approach and, of course, the successful results we achieve. Our leading practices and attorneys have been recognized in Chambers & Partners guides, Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and The Legal 500, among others.

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.

MVP Renewable Energy

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MVP Capital provides mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity capital raising, and strategic and valuation advisory services focusing on the renewable energy, media, telecom and technology sectors. Founded in 1987, MVP has completed over $18 billion of transactions and has offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Kansas City and Boulder.

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!

Holland & Hart

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Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has approximately 470 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit www.hollandhart.com or on Twitter: @HollandHart

Holland & Hart’s attorneys have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law. From start-ups to
Fortune 500 companies, we serve clients in a diverse range of industries from energy and resources, to food and beverage, to technology, communications, media, and more.​

ICF

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ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.

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.

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.

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.

S&P Global

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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.

BarclayHedge

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BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, no other firm has been in the alternative investment database business for as long as we have. Barclay began publishing fund data for CTAs and hedge funds in 1989 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles. BarclayHedge provides access to its hedge fund, fund of funds, and managed futures databases to thousands of investors worldwide in Excel, Access, and formats compatible with most third party analysis packages. Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices, 10 managed futures indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe.

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