Finance and Investment Events at WINDPOWER 2012
AWEA has expanded the Finance Track at WINDPOWER 2012 and is providing additional activities for finance and investment attendees this year in Atlanta, GA. See below under "Dedicated Finance Events."
With such a large range of factors influencing the financial state of the energy sector, WINDPOWER 2012 finance events and activities focus on delving into the wide array of financial topics that are most pertinent to current issues and advancements in the wind energy field. From demand drivers for wind and the present outlook for project development to market updates and financial opportunities for wind projects these events and activities are sure to cover it all. These three sessions make up the main Finance Track sessions at WINDPOWER 2012 and will take place on Tuesday, June 5th in Atlanta, GA:
For more details on the following sessions and a complete listing of all the sessions and speakers, CLICK HERE.
Policy Outlook from State Policy Makers
(10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday, June 5th)
State policy is a critical and constant driver for wind demand, and provides cues and incentives for transmission development to windy regions throughout the U.S. Policy makers play key roles in setting a policy regime to allow for wind development, so it's important that members and advocates of the industry, as well as organizations that support the industry and its workforce, work effectively within these legislative and regulatory realms. This panel will highlight and explore state level policy issues including property tax treatment of wind turbines, power purchase agreement incentives or directives, siting rules and geographic preference of generation and jobs, as well as other key topics. Speakers will also discuss what policy makers need from us to serve the industry better, and to address key issues and political challenges that effect our growing industry.
Project Finance Market Update and Outlook
(1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 5th)
Project finance markets influence several aspects of the broader wind market, and with the end of 1603, future funding may be challenging. Leading capital providers discuss the state of the market in debt and tax equity, explore the off-take arrangements that impact project finance, and look ahead to the policy changes that will influence project development.
How to Finance Wind Projects
(3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, June 5th)
The route to successful wind project development has become longer, riskier, and more expensive. In this challenging environment, project developers are tapping into new and alternative sources of capital to fund the development process. This session explores the innovative approaches, tools, and techniques used to obtain funding for project development.
New to WINDPOWER? Check out the new WINDPOWER Industry Essentials programs, scheduled on Sunday, June 3, focused learning opportunities prior to the regular three-day WINDPOWER Conference Educations Sessions. Take advantage of these topical programs designed to offer attendees valuable WINDPOWER prerequisites, so you have the most relevant information needed to get the most out of WINDPOWER.
Create Your Own Customized Itinerary at WINDPOWER 2012
In addition to the three primary Finance Sessions at WINDPOWER 2012, there are many other sessions that will be of direct relevance and importance to finance attendees in Atlanta.
For a complete listing of the sessions and speakers, CLICK HERE
Dedicated Finance Events at WINDPOWER 2012
MLP Coalition Meeting (Restricted to Tax & Finance Subcommittee & MLP Coalition Members)
(7:30 am - 8:30 am, Wednesday, June 6th)
AWEA Statistics & Analysis Subcommittee Meeting (Restricted to AWEA Members of the Stats & Analysis Subcommittee)
(9:00 am - 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 6th)