Novogradac 2022 Fall Renewable Energy and Environmental Tax Credits Conference

Agenda

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Project Finance Primer (in-person only) - additional fee applies

Gain an overview of the primary tax incentives for renewable energy, most common ownership structures and the most relevant IRS tax rules while structuring green energy deals. Project finance specialists explain a partnership flip model and an inverted lease model and also discuss financial reporting issues common to renewable energy. Get updated on the state of the market, GAAP hot topics and diverse technologies in the clean energy world.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast/Login

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Conference chair Tony Grappone welcomes attendees and provides an outline of the next two days, including networking opportunities.

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James Duffy photo

Speaker: James Duffy, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Tony Grappone photo

Speaker: Tony Grappone, Partner, Novogradac

9:10 am - 10:40 am

Washington Wire

Expert panelists provide insight into the legislative and regulatory state of clean energy in the wake of the Inflation Reduction Act. Also hear how changes in Congress from the Nov. 8 election could affect how clean energy is seen in Washington, D.C.

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JC Sandberg photo

Speaker: JC Sandberg, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Clean Power

Michael Novogradac photo

Moderator: Michael Novogradac, Managing Partner, Novogradac

Alice Lin photo

Speaker: Alice Lin, Budget and Tax Policy Advisor, House Ways and Means Committee

Jeremy Woodrum photo

Speaker: Jeremy Woodrum, Director of Congressional Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

Robert Andres photo

Speaker: Robert Andres, Senior Policy Adviser, Senate Finance Committee

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Balance Break

Reset for the next session. In-person attendees can grab a snack, visit the exhibit hall or make a connection in the network lounge. Online attendees can grab a snack, peruse the exhibit tab or make a connection in the chat.

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Insider View: Direct Investors and Tax Equity

Direct investors of tax credit equity discuss the current marketplace, the types of deals and structures that are most popular and how the Inflation Reduction Act is affecting the marketplace. Hear what investors favor and why and hear how to make your property more attractive to those investors.

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Jordan Tamchin photo

Speaker: Jordan Tamchin, Senior Vice President and Tax Insurance Practice Leader, CAC Specialty

Alejandra Garcia Earley photo

Speaker: Alejandra Garcia Earley, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Mark Williams photo

Speaker: Mark Williams, Managing Director, PNC Bank

Eric Heintz photo

Speaker: Eric J. Heintz, Managing Director of Renewable Energy Finance, M&T Bank

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

What’s the Deal? Hot Topics

Experts share thoughts on a variety of issues, primarily those related to provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act. Learn more about the provisions in the legislation and hear what we know–and what areas need further guidance–in a discussion of how some of the changes will play out.

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Corey Lewis photo

Speaker: Corey Lewis, Managing Director, Aon Transaction Solutions

Jessie Robbins photo

Speaker: Jessie Robbins, Vice President, Generate

Forrest Milder photo

Speaker: Forrest Milder, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

John Eliason photo

Speaker: John Eliason, Global Co-head of Energy Project Finance, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Balance Break

Reset for the next session. In-person attendees can grab a snack, visit the exhibit hall or make a connection in the network lounge. Online attendees can grab a snack, peruse the exhibit tab or make a connection in the chat.

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2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Developer/Sponsor Roundtable

Developers/sponsors in the renewable energy space share insights on current trends. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the introduction or expansion of incentives, where is the marketplace headed? Panelists discuss opportunities for 2023 and beyond and look at the availability of debt, cash equity and tax credit equity.

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Andrew  Bernstein photo

Speaker: Andrew Bernstein, Managing Partner, Kearsarge

Jesse Grossman photo

Speaker: Jesse Grossman, Chairman and CEO, Soltage LLC

Katherine  Ross photo

Speaker: Katherine Ross, Partner, Parker Poe & Bernstein LLP

Cliff Chapman photo

Speaker: Cliff Chapman, Managing Partner, Syncarpha Capital

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Balance Break

Reset for the next session. In-person attendees can grab a snack, visit the exhibit hall or make a connection in the network lounge. Online attendees can grab a snack, peruse the exhibit tab or make a connection in the chat.

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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Technologies: Best Practices

Emerging technologies are more than just storage and carbon capture. Hear what’s emerging in the clean energy world, some of which was included in the Inflation Reduction Act, some of which wasn’t. Experts let you know what you need to know about such things as hydrogen, energy interconnection property, advanced energy projects and more.

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Chris Wright photo

Speaker: Chris Wright, Executive Director - Energy Storage, E3 Consulting

Izzet Bensusan photo

Speaker: Izzet Bensusan, Managing Partner and Founder, Captona Partners

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking Reception

Cap off the first day of the conference by gathering with other attendees.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2022

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast and Login

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tax Equity: Intermediaries and Syndicators Perspective

As the clean energy tax incentive market expands greatly, syndicators and intermediaries are taking a larger role. Learn what they seek while facilitating tax equity investments and how you can maximize your ability to monetize tax credits with syndicators.

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Bryen Alperin photo

Speaker: Bryen Alperin, Director , Foss & Co.

Karin Berry photo

Speaker: Karin Berry, Vice President and Manager of Renewable Energy, National Trust Solar

10:10 am - 11:00 am

Debt, Cash and a Successful Transaction

After a respite during the COVID-19 pandemic, interest rates increased over the summer. As inflation casts a shadow on development costs, hear what lenders and investors think about the best ways to access debt and cash equity. Hear what types of projects attract the lowest-cost capital and how to finance your property with minimum costs going to interest.

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Chris Diaz photo

Speaker: Chris Diaz, Co-CEO, Seminole Financial Services LLC

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Community Solar Panel

Community solar and battery storage are two of the fastest-growing elements of renewable energy. This panel discusses how community solar works and what you need to know to make it work for you and also looks at best practices in financing deals that include battery storage and how to maximize your ability to monetize the ITC with storage.

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Larry Aller photo

Speaker: Larry Aller, Managing Director, BlueWave Solar

Peter Tawczynski photo

Speaker: Peter Tawczynski, Chief Financial Officer, Nexamp Inc

Bruce Stewart photo

Speaker: Bruce Stewart, President & CEO, Perch Energy