2021 AGENDA

DAY 1 - TUESDAY, JUNE 15

10:00 - 10:20 AM

Welcome and State of the Industry

Gregory Wetstone
President & CEO,
ACORE

Declan Flanagan
Executive Vice President & CEO
Onshore, Ørsted;
Board Chair, ACORE

10:20 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fireside Chat: The Federal Agenda for Energy and Climate

Policy insiders will review top priorities of Biden’s whole-of-government approach to the climate crisis, legislative expectations for tax credits and other policy support, and the repercussions for sector finance.

Beth Bell,
Staff Director, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, House Committee on Ways and Means
U.S. House of Representatives

Bill Parsons
COO,
ACORE

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break & Networking

1:00 – 1:30 PM

Keynote Remarks

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Break

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Capital Flows and Tax Equity in a Climate-Focused Economy

Leading investors and sponsors will take part in quickfire Q&A on deal flow, tax equity and the cost of capital. Panelists will weigh in on the tax credit extensions’ impacts while assessing sponsor challenges securing tax equity and direct pay options.

Keith Martin
Co-Head of Projects, United States,
Norton Rose Fulbright
Moderator

Anand Dandapani
Executive Director,
J.P. Morgan

Gaurav Raniwala
Managing Director, Thermal and Renewable Power Investments,
GE Energy Financial Services

Himanshu Saxena
Chief Executive Officer,
Starwood Energy

Martin Torres
Managing Director,
Head of Americas for the Renewable Power Group,
BlackRock

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Case Studies: Deploying Private Capital for the Just Transition

Companies will highlight examples of using private capital to address equity, environmental justice and job creation as we transition to a low-carbon economy.

AJ Patton
Managing Partner & CEO,
548 Capital

Darren Van’t Hof
Managing Director – Environmental and Community Capital,
U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Repercussions of ESG and the Next Wave of Sustainable Finance

The rapid prioritization of ESG metrics is heightening existing commitments and attracting non-traditional investors to clean energy. This panel will assess how the financial sector, federal regulations and climate risk reduction are driving ESG, as well as the ramifications for sector growth, corporate demand and pricing.

Andy Jack
Partner,
Covington & Burling LLP
Moderator

Marcus Krembs
Head of Sustainability, USA and Canada,
Enel

Chad Reed
Vice President of Investor Relations and ESG Strategy,
Hannon Armstrong

George Strobel
Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tax Credit Investments,
Monarch Private Capital

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Fireside Chat: Priorities for a More Reliable Electric Grid

The power crises seen in Texas, California, SPP and other markets underline the urgency for significant investment in the nation’s power grid. This discussion will lay out priorities for better grid infrastructure, expanded transmission and enhanced grid reliability.

Greg Wetstone
President & CEO,
ACORE
Moderator

Kevin Gresham
SVP, Government Relations and External Affairs,
RWE Renewables

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Risk Management Post-Texas: Investor, Corporate Buyer and Sponsor Perspectives

Panelists will examine opportunities and challenges for project finance with the Texas outage fallout on hedges, proxy revenue swaps, corporate PPAs and other deals. What risks are tax equity providers, lenders, sponsors and buyers willing to accept and how should we move forward?

Christopher Gladbach
Partner,
McDermott Will & Emery
Moderator

Peter Freed
Energy Strategy Manager,
Facebook

Joan Hutchinson
Managing Director,
Offtake Advisory, Marathon Capital

Kevin Lynch
Managing Director,
Wells Fargo

Jordan Newman
Managing Director,
Wells Fargo

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Break

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Cut to the Chase: Offshore Wind Financing

Join CohnReznick and CohnReznick Capital for a roundtable discussion about what sponsors and investors need to know to finance offshore wind projects, including financing structures, offtake agreements, key project milestones, risk management, and the potential impact of direct pay. This session will have limited capacity and will be closed to press.

12:45 - 1:00 PM

Break

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Keynote Remarks

1:30 - 2:00 PM

Break

2:00 - 2:45 PM

The View from Lenders

How are lenders approaching renewable and clean assets? Panelists will discuss deal flow and their strategies for merchant power, hydrogen, storage, community solar and other technologies.

Josh Dale
Managing Director,
Rabobank

Beth Waters
Managing Director,
MUFG

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Keynote Remarks

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 - 4:30 PM

Where VC Meets Capital Markets: The Intersection of Technology, Energy and Finance

How can the catalytic technologies coming into the market – emobility, hydrogen, storage and renewable gas – be effectively financed, and what disruption will they cause? Panelists will discuss the roles of strategic alliances, infrastructure capital, private placements, and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in this space and opportunities for the renewable sector.

Mona Dajani
Partner,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Ray Wood
Managing Director, Co-Head Natural Resources,
Bank of America