Wind 201: Wind Energy for Pros – Realizing Long-Term Value in Wind Generation Assets

This one-day seminar will take attendees through a discussion and evaluation of the critical properties that make a wind project viable, valuable, bankable and reliable. Attendees and panelists will explore a wide range of topics including: wind resource assessment, financing, permits, transmission, off-take arrangements and equipment procurement. The final segment will cover post-construction asset management, discussing the impacts on value and risk of decisions made earlier in the process and the potential to enhance projects’ value going forward.

10:00 am – 4:30 pm
$199 Members | $299 Non-Members
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Seminar Co-Chairs:
Raimund Grube, Principal, Renewable Energy Sector, Equilibrium Capital

Jeff Schlichting, Principal, Renewable Energy Sector, Equilibrium Capital

10:00 am – 11:15 am

Session 1 - Is It a Viable Project?

  • Viability is the foundation upon which successful projects must be developed and built. Without the fundamental qualities and clearances, a development asset simply cannot become an operating asset.

  • Discussions during this session will cover project siting, resource assessment, design, permitting and environmental issues, among others, and the long-term implications of these elements on a project’s operations.

Clint Johnson, Head of Department, Project Development & Engineering, DNV GL - Energy
Annie Mudge, Land Use Lawyer; Partner, Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Session 2 - Is It a Valuable Project?

  • Incremental value creation, and conversely value degradation, both reside in the contracts and the extent to which risks have been mitigated or allocated through these agreements.

  • Discussions in this segment will cover the interconnection process, originating a PPA, securing turbine supply, contracting for EPC services, etc. and the implications of well-planned or poorly negotiated project agreements.

Anders Glader, Principal, Pure Resource, LLC
Jennifer Martin, Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Location: Room 398

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Session 3 - Is It a Bankable Project?

  • Utility-scale wind projects typically cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Properly documenting, contracting
    for and appropriately financing a wind project is essential to the economic performance of the asset as well
    as its long-term market value.

  • Discussions during this session will address ownership structures, project financing, tax equity, debt,
    partners, etc. and how different financing structures done right achieve different goals for asset owners.

Raphael Declercq, VP, Portfolio Strategy, EDF Renewable Energy
Speaker TBA

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Session 4 – Is It a Reliable Project?

  • Recovery of the capital cost—plus a profit—must be achieved through consistent, dependable and pragmatic operation of the asset. Moreover, the project’s value can be preserved and even enhanced through capable planning and preventative maintenance.

  • This session will cover asset management and operation, project enhancement and expansion, and the importance of coordinated commercial and physical asset oversight to long term project value.

Gill Howard, AWS Truewind, LLC
Michael Kelly, Principal, Mistral Renewable Energy

*Program and times are subject to change.  Speakers and sessions details TBA.*