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Ep38: The Future of Energy Storage

Michael_Kleinberg_HeadshotMichael Kleinberg, head of distributed energy resources and energy storage at DNV GL, joins us to talk all things energy storage. He shares an update on current technology trends of lithium ion, the cost environment, how projects are priced, key players on the manufacturing side and how these technologies are being deployed in the US. The residential market is awakening and Todd asks how much confidence can the project finance industry take from the numbers that the market is currently reporting.

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Ep35: PACE Securitization Overview

Image result for patrick dolan norton roseListen in as Patrick Dolan offers a general overview of securitization and then dives specifically into the niche market of property assessed clean energy (PACE) bonds. We cover which states are doing the highest volume in PACE securitizations, a history of the ratings, residential versus commercial and where he sees the future of the program. Continue reading “Ep35: PACE Securitization Overview”

Ep34: Legal Perspective: Back-leveraged Loans

BergerJames_WEB2Jim Berger discusses back-leveraged loans from a legal perspective, going over the big picture of project structures as well as the most negotiated points in these transactions, the breakdown of benefits for sponsor members and tax equity investors, security packages, cash sweeps and more.

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Ep33: IPPs, PPAs and Chapter 11

SeifeHoward_WEB2Bankruptcy lawyer Howard Seife sits down to talk about what happens when a power purchaser files for bankruptcy, using the recent Chapter 11 filing by First Energy Solutions as a case study. As we see more power projects financed based on projected cash flows from corporate PPAs, IPPs need to understand the credit risk presented by a potential bankruptcy of their counterparty.

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Ep30: New York: Renewable Energy Incubator

Alicia Barton Todd Alexander meets with Alicia Barton, president of NYSERDA to discuss New York’s 50% renewable energy by 2030 plan, their aims for the offshore wind market and their stance on energy storage.

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Ep27: Representations and Warranties Insurance

MattHeinzJoin us as Matt Heinz, Senior Managing Director at Aon Transaction Solutions, unpacks representations and warranties insurance, a product that is now considered an essential tool in closing deals. We will discuss the market-driven pricing of policies, buyer’s and seller’s advantages, special considerations for the energy industry and more.

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Ep25: Energy Storage Drivers and Pitfalls, a Webinar with ICF

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Please join us for a webinar from Norton Rose Fulbright and ICF on energy storage. Our own Kat Gamache and Deanne Barrow are joined by Judah Rose and Shankar Chandramowli from ICF to discuss market drivers of storage adoption and potential risks and challenges.

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Ep24: Net Metering and Community Solar Update

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As the community solar market continues to expand, our associate Ana Vucetic joins us to provide an update on the market and takes us through important recent changes in net metering rules across several key states.

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Ep23: Solar Revenue Puts with Richard Matsui, KwH Analytics

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Richard Matsui, CEO of KwH Analytics, joins us to discuss the Solar Revenue Put, an innovative new financial product that may change the way solar projects are financed. While the solar industry faces the potential impact of tariffs, we explore how this product can reduce project costs. The first Solar Revenue Put was executed last month by developer Coronal Energy and structured by KwH Analytics.

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