Wind Power Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast b
 February 5 - 7, 2019 Omni La Costa Resort & Spa | San Diego, CA
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200 +

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Gain valuable insights into wind power’s financial landscape from renowned industry leaders

800 +

Wind Power Professionals

Meet top executives from key companies in the wind energy market


Designated networking sessions

Participate in the very best forum for making deals and meeting with prospects and peers

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Featured Speakers

Brian Callaway

Brian Callaway

VP of Structured Finance and M & A

Howard Chang

Howard Chang

Chief Operating Officer

Tom Festle

Tom Festle


Declan Flanagan

Declan Flanagan


Tristan Grimbert

Tristan Grimbert

President & CEO

Tom Kiernan

Tom Kiernan


Blake Nixon

Blake Nixon


Meghan Schultz

Meghan Schultz

Senior VP, Finance & Capital Markets

Rob Sternthal

Rob Sternthal

Managing Director

Martin A. Torres

Martin A. Torres

Managing Director

Steve Vavrik

Steve Vavrik

Chief Commercial Officer

John Woody

John Woody

VP, Business Development


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Main Summit Only
  • February 6-7, 2019
  • Main Summit Only
Combo (All Sessions)
  • February 5-7, 2019
  • Pre-Summit Executive Briefing
  • Main Summit


Even as the wind industry is in the middle of a boom driven by the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), all eyes are on what comes next. Even beyond the PTC phase-out in the early 2020s, the wind market is becoming increasingly complex. Offtaker profiles and preferences are changing, new players are entering the market, state policies are evolving, and technology evolution is shaking up wind’s competitive position vis-à-vis solar. This talk will present the IHS Markit forecast of annual wind additions, put it in context with other technologies, and explain how changes in the wind market offer challenges and opportunities alike.

Corporates have become the most significant offtaker in the market. With the 2020 cliff quickly approaching and uncontracted projects looking for PPAs, corporate bargaining power has increased—resulting in yet more offtaker friendly structures. This session will provide an up-to-date assessment on how the corporate market is playing out, what structures are being created and why, and what changes in the market can be expected going forward.

What appetite do utilities have for wind power? To answer this question, this session will feature representatives from utilities, who will discuss the key factors shaping their resource planning, what is motivating them to seek additional megawatts and their thinking about adding more wind by the end of 2020 and post 2020.

According to the CPUC, CCAs – Community Choice Aggregators – may be serving up to 85% of California’s load by the 2020s. With their mission to reduce carbon emissions and purchase renewable energy, California CCAs are emerging as significant new class of offtakers. This session will report on the new developments in this market and discuss how the financing challenge is being addressed.

As the outlook for PPAs becomes more problematic, many developers are turning their focus to power markets and trying to determine how wind power can play a greater role. What they find is that power markets are undergoing transformation. Renewables penetration, baseload retirements, congestion challenges, and market design issues are among the factors driving change. So, what are implications for wind power development? Where are the opportunities and where are the threats for wind? This session will address these questions

Texas currently ranks as a top renewables market and there over 20,000MW of renewables in the ERCOT queue for grid interconnection. However there is still plenty of uncertainty around the drivers that will shape the renewables market in the years to come. The market offers up both opportunity and risks. This session will explore the drivers that will shape companies’ investment decisions going forward.

There is a growing interest in the opportunities for wind + storage and more RFPs are asking for wind + storage bids. So, what is the future of wind + storage, how significant will it become and how quickly is the market going to grow?

Hear case studies on wind + storage projects and what made them work.

Our highly anticipated annual review of the wind power market, including market shares and league tables, observations and predictions.

The wind industry is marshalling all its resources to deliver projects by the end of 2020—the most important year in the industry’s history. AWEA reports that the pipeline of wind farms under construction or in advanced development exceeds 33GW. Can the industry get it done? How? This session will explore these questions and assess the challenges and the strategies to overcome them in the race to deliver on the 2020 push.

A lively update on Trump Administration policies and legal and tax issues that are in play in deals and before Congress, the IRS, Treasury, and the courts plus other news

The historic level of projects racing to reach COD by the end of 2020 will put unprecedented pressure on the wind power supply chain. What challenges will the supply chain face in supporting the 2020 push? What strategies and forward planning will wind developers need to undertake to meet these challenges? Representatives from the supply chain will address these questions during this session.


Tom Kiernan
Chief Executive Officer

The opportunities to lock in a traditional 20-year PPA with delivery at the busbar are not sufficient to meet the market demand for renewable energy. Non-traditional offtakers are increasingly proposing more complex contract structures, with shorter contract tenors, unit contingent versus fixed-shape models, pricing collars, basis risks shifts and other elements. This new contracting environment is introducing new risks and requiring innovative financing approaches. This session will explore how the industry and the financing community are responding to these changes.

This session will explore the trends in the equity investor market and their cost of capital requirements.

For many years following the financial crisis in 2008, project pipelines were not significantly valued as investors were only willing to pay for construction ready projects. As the PTC cliff approaches with investors looking to secure projects and with the market long on safe harbor turbines, there is a return to placing a premium on pipelines. This panel will explore the issues surrounding pipeline valuations.

As the U.S. wind fleet ages, more and more owners will need to evaluate their options for their aging assets. This session will explore the available options and which options make sense and when

2021 will usher in a new phase for the wind industry. With the 100% PTC no longer available, the industry will need to recalibrate its plans and strategies to meet a new competitive landscape. During this session, the panelists will share their views on the challenges the industry will face and what it will take to succeed in this new era.

During this session, top tax equity investors will discuss what the wind industry can expect from tax equity during the rush to meet the 2020 deadline and during the post-2020 period, throughout which the industry will increasingly be participating in non-traditional offtake structures.

In this session, lenders will share their perspectives on the market and provide a financing outlook for 2020 projects and beyond.

With 2021 rapidly approaching, the wind industry is focused on cutting cost and driving down the price of wind energy. This is one of several factors driving industry consolidation. At the same time, with the rush to bring projects to COD by the end of 2020, the M&A market is hot. This session will assess the M&A landscape at the company, pipeline and project level.


The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 438-9111

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Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad - (Shuttle provided to The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa)*
5835 Owens Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 431-9399
Room Rate: $129.00 + tax
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Nearby Hotels

Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort - Complimentary shuttle*
11 minute drive to Omni La Costa Resort
1 Ponto Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Reservation Call In #: (760) 683-5422
Reservation Web Link: Click Here
Group Name: Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2019
Group Code: IF219

*A shuttle will be available once in the morning and once in the afternoon to and from the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Specific times to be announced.

Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego
8 minute drive to Omni La Costa Resort
7210 Blue Heron Place
Carlsbad, CA 92001
(760) 603-3700

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