Novogradac 2023 Fall Renewable Energy and Environmental Tax Credits Conference


Agenda is subject to change.

Please note: Agenda is set to Eastern Time
CPE information coming soon.


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Project Finance Primer

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


Nick Ives photo

Speaker: Nick Ives, Principal, Novogradac

Dave Boisture photo

Speaker: Dave Boisture, Partner, Novogradac

Tori Roessler photo

Speaker: Tori Roessler, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner

Tony Grappone photo

Speaker: Tony Grappone, Conference Chair & Partner, Novogradac

James Duffy photo

Speaker: James Duffy, Partner, Nixon Peabody

Forrest Milder photo

Speaker: Forrest Milder, Partner, Nixon Peabody

Steve Varady photo

Speaker: Steve Varady, Principal, Novogradac

Chris Diaz photo

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


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Conference Welcome

The conference chair will welcome attendees and provide a preview of the next two days of educational and networking opportunities.


9:15 am - 10:40 am

Washington Report

Our expert panel provides insight on the potential for further clean energy legislation and sets the stage for what to expect concerning regulation for provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Also learn how changes in Congress or the White House in 2024 could affect clean energy tax incentives.


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, Tax Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Finance Committee

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tax Equity: Direct Investors

Top-tier investors share what they’re seeking in transactions and what you should do to make your property attractive to them. Hear what structures, incentives and locations are favored.


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Monetizing Tax Credits: Tax Equity, Transferability, More

Panelists discuss the current tax equity marketplace, including provisions allowing for the transfer of tax credits and direct pay. Hear the latest about markets that continue to evolve.


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The View from Sponsors, Developers

Developers and sponsors of clean energy projects discuss hurdles and opportunities in a world of expanding incentives. Learn about community solar projects, the overall availability of capital, satisfying requirements for “adder” credit percentages and other hurdles faced by developers and sponsors.


3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Technical Hot Topics

The IRA provided a series of new options, and this panel will explain guidance for such options as “adders” for developments in low-income communities or multifamily rental properties receiving federal assistance, domestic content and more. Learn what you need to know (and what still needs to happen) to benefit from these opportunities, as well as gaining insight into new structures and such issues as direct pay.


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception



8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:55 am

Lenders in Time of Change

Changing interest rates, labor costs and materials have lenders and cash equity investors underwriting project economics closely. Lenders and other financiers share the best ways to access debt and cash equity, what types of projects attract the lowest-cost capital and how to finance your property with minimum costs going to interest.


9:55 am - 10:00 am

Networking Break

10:00 am - 10:55 am

Syndicators Speak Out

Clean energy syndicators and intermediaries share what types of investments they seek, how developers can best work with them and what to expect. Learn how these investors see your type of project and how to make it attractive.


10:55 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:55 am

Emerging Technologies Insight

Clean energy continues to produce new technologies such as standalone batteries, microgrids and green hydrogen. Learn how investors, lenders and insurers are underwriting these new investment opportunities and related tax incentives as well as how their performance and financial returns compare to more traditional renewable energy technologies.


Reserve your seat.

Join top renewable energy deal makers from around the country in the nation’s capital for this two-day conference. With built-in networking breaks and an exclusive reception for attendees, this is your chance to connect with leading professionals in the renewable energy world.