agenda

09:00
 - 10:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
All Attendees
Networking

Start your day off right, with an hour dedicated to building your network and win new business. Choose between speed networking, or roundtables and let us take care of introducing you to new contacts with our dedicated networking software:

Speed Networking will place you in a room with 3 random contacts. Designed to replicate some of the spontaneity of making contacts during the coffee breaks, the system even provides prompts to help facilitate conversation if required.

Roundtables are digital discussions on a specific topic with a limited number of attendees. In addition to making new contacts you will have the opportunity to contribute to the conversation, share your experience and gain advice.

Day Three Roundtable Topic:  What does the market need to flourish as power demand shifts from offices to homes? Will this be a long-term trend?

10:00
 - 10:40 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
All Attendees
Panel Discussion
  • The key trends so far in 2020 and how renewable finance has been changed by the COVID crisis
  • How COVID has shifted power demand from offices to homes
  • Market outlook Post – Election: How will any new policies be implemented, and what does the industry need now?
  • Will there be a re-assessment of tariffs and how might this affect supply, and the pricing for installers and developers?
10:40
 - 11:20 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
All Attendees
Panel Discussion
  • Have investors’ return hurdles changed due to economic uncertainty, and as capital has become more expensive?
  • A potential recession brings huge risks - What will the market/ industry look like in 5 years’ time in the event of a massive downturn?
  • Should investors be looking at the development stage?
, Senior Vice President – Renewable Energy
AVANA Capital
, Managing Director, Head of the Americas for the Renewable Power Group
Blackrock Alternative Investors
, Global Lead, Solar and Storage
UL
, Senior Vice President, Structured Finance
Standard Solar
11:20
 - 12:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
All Attendees
Networking
12:00
 - 12:40 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Main Stream
Panel Discussion
  • Identifying the key battery markets to for investors to get involved in in 2021
  • New BTM, FTM and Integrated business models for developers to deploy storage – and how this is improving the financeability of their projects
  • A behind the scenes perspective of how developers are planning to transition to include batteries in their upcoming projects
, Managing Consultant and Director of Project Management
Daymark Energy Advisors
, Director - Project & Specialized Finance Americas
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
, Vice President, Technology & Product Operations
Energy Toolbase
12:40
 - 13:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Main Stream
Presentation
  • How is regulation driving forward storage being deployed as part of the grid?
  • Exploring the long-term opportunities for the grid and whether to invest in transmission or storage options
12:00
 - 12:40 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Breakouts
Interactive Roundtable

With clean energy a safe bet for returns in uncertain times, this session will examine the trend of private equity and funds looking to invest in ‘ready to go’ projects at a much earlier stage, and the criteria they are looking for so that developers can prepare their projects for investment.

, VP, Project Finance & Development
Sol America Energy
, Vice President
Munich Re
12:40
 - 13:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Breakouts
Presentation
  • Will Utilities be an active participant in deploying and utilising storage and solar, or just an off taker?
  • How have utilities incorporated Energy storage and PV into their IRPs?
  • How would a future relationship look if corporations take the lead in utilising renewables?
, Section Manager, Storage Strategy- Utility of the Future
ConEdison
, General Manager
ConEdison
13:00
 - 14:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
All Attendees
Networking
14:00
 - 14:40 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Main Stream
Panel Discussion
  • The impact of COVID on M&A – who have been the winners and losers in the market?
  • Will the increase in M&A continue as a long-term trend, or a short term fix for COVID’s impact?
  • Leading organisations' thoughts as they put together their budgets for 2021, and their insights to apply to your own plans
, Senior Vice President
Cubico Sustainable Investments
, Senior Managing Director
Marathon Capital
, Managing Director
FTI Consulting
, Co-Founder
SunLight General Capital
14:40
 - 15:20 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Main Stream
Panel Discussion
  • Key states and regions that have seen the biggest growth in community solar, and the opportunities in 2021
  • Will Community Solar remain financeable in a downturn, despite being viewed by Tax Equity and debt as a high risk?
  • A breakdown of community solar deal structures and different models for putting them together
  • The feasibility of community choice aggregation projects to attract funding
, Vice President
Energy Capital Partners
, Co-CEO
Nautilus Solar Energy
14:00
 - 14:40 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Breakouts
Interactive Roundtable

Opening remarks: Wholesale Markets 101

  • Assessing whether full merchant projects are the way forward or too risky for long term contracts
  • Examining ways to mitigate the risk of selling energy wholesale in PPA agreements
  • As PPAs get shorter and shorter – how can developers continue to secure financing?
14:40
 - 15:00 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Breakouts
Presentation
  • Classical offtake agreements for solar do not fit new storage products so how can you evolve your contracts?
  • Adding provisions for tariffs, Order 841, and unknowns in the solar market
  • Unsophisticated parties trying to use solar structure assets for storage
  • Deal and contract structure review
  • Market growth and aggregators
, General Council
Hecate Energy