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Event Overview

Project Finance Magazine and Euromoney Seminars are proud to present the 9th Annual US Power & Renewable Finance Forum, the leading annual event focused on the financing of renewable and conventional power development in the United States.  The conference provides an excellent platform for networking with peers and discussing industry developments with a real focus on deal structures and proven project models.
The US power finance market is undergoing a period of transition, with uncertainties surrounding the future of renewable subsidies and coal fleets and the continued impact of low natural gas prices on power development. Merchant power, distributed solar and transmission projects are offering new opportunities for growth. Innovative financing solutions including B loans, hybrid bonds, institutional debt, securitizations and yieldcos are widening the scope of products available for power finance.    

Join us in NYC in February to stay ahead of the curve on important industry developments benefit from:
-Extensive networking opportunities with key industry players including developers, sponsors, government representatives, bankers, investors, lawyers and consultants. Catch up with industry colleagues and make new connections for your business.
-Detailed analysis of the innovative deal structures used to move conventional and renewable projects forward
-Expert insight into key market opportunities and the real issues impacting your business in 2014


Key topics to be discussed include:
-What is the appetite of commercial banks to lend to power projects?
-The merchant power renaissance: How are deals structured to mitigate risks?
-Developing the US’ changing power supply mix: What deal volumes can the market expect in 2014?
-What are the bounds of term loan B?
-Can carbon capture technology transform the US coal sector? 
-Will yieldcos provide a low cost source of capital for power projects?
-Attracting new corporate entrants to tax equity
-The PTC sunset: How far are tax subsidies driving demand for wind development?
Expert speakers confirmed for 2014 include:

Amanda Simpson, Executive Director, U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force
Jorge Camiña, Managing Director and Head of the Project & Acquisition Finance Group, Santander Global Banking & Markets
Isaac Deutsch, Managing Director, Co-Head of Specialized Finance Americas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
James Guidera, Managing Director & Group Head, Energy & Infrastructure (North America), Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
Kerri L. Fox, Head of Project Finance North America, BBVA
Benjamin Cook, Structured Finance Vice President, SolarCity
Laura Stern, President, Nautilus Solar Energy
Thomas Plagemann, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, Vivint Solar
Jason Cavaliere, Vice President, Project Finance, SunRun
Andrew Giudici, Senior Director, Kroll Bond Ratings
Richard Ashby, Strategic Advisor, Sungevity and Managing Partner, Infrastructure Finance Advisors
Will Marder, Global Product Manager for Project Finance, Deutsche Bank
Marc Atlas, Vice President of Finance, Invenergy LLC
Robert K. Simmons, Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Panda Power Funds
Roxana Popovici, Director, Structured Products – Commodities, Citi Energy
Bo Poats, Vice President, Pace Global, A Siemens Business
Ric Abel, Managing Director, Prudential Capital Group
Stuart Murray, Managing Director, Project & Infrastructure Finance, Citigroup
Ruthard C. Murphy, Senior Director, NY Life Investments
Michael Kumar, Managing Director, Global Head of Project, Commodity and Infrastructure Finance and Global Structured Products, Morgan Stanley
Gregory Remec, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance, Fitch Ratings
Adam Umanoff, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Justin Bird, Director - Project Finance, Sempra Energy
Himanshu Saxena, Managing Director, Starwood Energy Group
Dave Kirkwood, Vice President and Treasurer, Tenaska
Kevin McNamara, Vice President, Project Finance, Cogentrix Energy Power Management, LLC
Gilbert Porter, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Arun Mittal, Executive Vice President, Power REIT
Andrew Rosenbaum, Director - Power & Utilities, RBC Capital Markets
Jeff Eckel, Chief Executive Officer, Hannon Armstrong
Craig Orchant, Co-Founder, EA Markets  
Edward Krapels, Chief Executive Officer, Anbaric Transmission
David Getts, General Manager, SouthWestern Power Group
Isela Bahena, Director, Energy & Infrastructure Investments, TIAA-CREF
Todd Singer, Senior Vice President, Project Development & Finance, Treasurer, Transmission Developers Inc
Edward M. Stern, President & Chief Executive Officer, PowerBridge
Brian Eckhouse, Deputy Editor, Project Finance Magazine
B. Kojo Ako-Asare, Head of Corporate Finance, Google
Michael MacDonald, Head of Power and Project Finance, OneWest Bank
Jeetu Balchandani, Head, Lease, Tax and Infrastructure Equity, MetLife Investments
Edward Zaelke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Tim Rosenweig, Chief Financial Officer, SolarReserve
Nuno Andrade, Senior Vice President, Project and Acquisition Finance, Santander Global Banking & Markets
Aldo Portales, Assistant Treasurer, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Carl Weatherley-White, Former Chief Financial Officer, K Road Power
Anuvrat Joshi, Director Project Finance, First Solar
Bill Harrison, Executive Director, Project Finance North America, BBVA
Bret Budenbender, Partner, Highstar Capital
Jay Frisbie, Senior Vice President, Tenaska Capital Management
Christopher Yonan, Director, Barclays Capital
Jeffrey D. Brown, Vice President-Project Finance, Summit Power
Michael Alvarez, President and Chief Financial Officer, First Wind
Tom Festle, Chief Financial Officer, E.ON C&R North America, LLC
Robert Craig, Chief Financial Officer, Lincoln Renewable Energy, LLC
John DiMarco, Vice President, Terra-Gen Power
Walter Keneally, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP


Here’s what our delegates have to say:
“As usual, the US Power & Renewable Finance Forum not only covered the hottest topics but it assembled panels that are second to none”
-Rob Martorano, Meridian Asset Finance
“The content and moderators are right on the key topics”
-Ira Greenberg, Northwinds Advisors
“I gained critical insights into industry trends”
-John Chang, Clean Focus

Further information:

For sponsorship opportunities, Kim Kingston on +1 212 224 3474
For registrations or marketing opportunities, Vickie Shoesmith on +44 (0)20 7779 8514

To discuss content, Claire Mulry on +44 (0) 20 7779 8055