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US POWER & RENEWABLES

Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

PROXIMO ZERO

Join this breakfast networking session for leading women in the project finance and energy space before the event

US POWER & RENEWABLES

A multi billion dollar industry, the US power markets continue to grow, new assets come online everyday, and new targets for power production and green energy are increasingly announced by banks and corporates alike. But what is the real state of the US market? Will it continue to grow? What obstacles stand in the way of power production?

  • Cost of capital’s effect on power pricing, labor, and project delivery
  • Impact of tariffs on delivery of materials
  • Volatility in power pricing
  • Identifying sources of capital; outlining market competition

Susan Nickey
Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, Hannon Armstrong
Natalie Jackson
SVP, Head of Capital Markets, Clearway Energy
Richard Dovere
Chief Investment Officer, EDPR NA Distributed Generation
Andy Redinger
Managing Director Group Head Utility, Power & Renewable Energy, Key Corp

PROXIMO ZERO

Billions of metric tons of CO2 emitted per year by the generation of power and energy in the US. How do we approach decarbonizing a market that we rely so heavily on for daily use?  This panel takes stock of the current hurdles we face in reaching cleaner generation opportunities and best strategies in financing them

  • Where do conventional and renewable power assets sit in the US power mix?
  • Global political disruption and its effect on power pricing
  • Have we reached the tipping point for decarbonization? Using a multi-faceted attack plan to decarbonize

US POWER & RENEWABLES

The hottest sector in US renewable energy– estimated north of 25 billion– the offshore wind market in the US seems to have just scraped the surface for potential projects. This session will explore:

  • New state led coalitions aiming to 
  • Global supply chain issues affecting delivery expectations for materials
  • Interconnection and permitting obstacles

PROXIMO ZERO

With more and more heavy carbon emitting assets being decommissioned, the demand for electricity to fill the leftover gap is going to - and already has begun to - soar. In order to combat the undoubtedly complex transition to new sources of power, we look to regulators to guide the process.

  • What opportunities for incentives are currently provided? What could be improved upon, and what other motivations could be provided to sponsors and lenders in supporting getting these assets online and operational?
  • What process needs to be in place to permit and regulate CCS? 
  • What types of flexibility are utilities and power producers looking for from FERC mandates?
  • How can the Public Utilities Commission provide clear guidelines to bring integrated utilities into the fold as they transition their assets? 

US POWER & RENEWABLES

Solar continues to be the fastest growing electricity asset in the world, with over 1000 GW of capacity globally. With such a large asset class, there are many aspects to consider including:

  • Trends in C&I solar
  • Solar + Storage; implications for grid stability
  • Corporate PPAs
  • Reconciliation and ITCs

PROXIMO ZERO

Oil and Natural Gas assets account for over half of the power mix in the US. Hear from gas giants as they explore power pricing, pressures from investors, and dissect what the next five years of energy production could look like.

  • Midstream project pipelines; new projects, new assets, new streams of revenue
  • Capital allocation to sustainability; net zero oil, pivoting to hydrogen and decarbonising operations
  • Considering Scope 3 emissions, how far into your supply chain do you look when reporting GHG emissions?

US POWER & RENEWABLES

Addressing energy conservation, efficiency, and optimization is paramount to ensuring the resiliency and reliability of our grid. The true trilemma - attacking sustainability, reliability, and financial access to sustainable energy can be achieved through concerted and deliberate efforts in the existing infrastructure.

- Expanding financing to retrofit commercial and residential buildings for conservation and optimization of existing power supply

- Opportunities to apply meter based savings to encourage more conscious use of energy

- Equitable access to clean energy: outlining strategies for communities reliant on carbon dense energies

PROXIMO ZERO

Potentially one of the most exciting technologies in the path to net zero emissions is carbon sequestration. The opportunity to limit the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere would provide some limited immediate relief to the decarbonization worries. But with few CCS project yet on line and even fewer specifically for the power sector, we need to map largest pressure points. We’ll explore:

  • Direct Air Capture
  • Retrofitting existing assets for currently active generation assets vs greenfield projects for CCUS
  • Opportunities for midstream players to apply technical knowledge, from mapping of satisfactory sequestration sites to transportation
  • Realistic timelines for CCUS at scale and montetization
Bret Logue
Chief Executive Officer, Elysian

Utilities are in a unique position - they need to navigate ever changing power prices and pressure from stakeholders all while maintaining reliable power to everyday Americans. How are utilities viewing the market? what hurdles -regulatory, grid stability and otherwise -  are they facing in a quickly changing landscape?

  • Trends in utility management within capacity markets
  • How are they approaching current and future power demands and demands for greener, more reliable energy
  • Transmission requirements for a more resilient and robust grid

US POWER & RENEWABLES

Calling all Dealmakers! Deal or No Deal is back – top lenders are tasked with dissecting 3 hypothetical deals in the market, navigating through pricing structures, risk offtakes for new tech, and managing through the competitive US Power market all to see what can make it to market, and what is No Deal!

PROXIMO ZERO

Interest for the RNG space has quickly risen in the renewable energy space for its pipeline quality and compatibility with natural gas infrastructure, and projects seem to be getting over the line much faster than any other renewable gas source. Our panel explores:

  • Project cost considerations for offtakers
  • Interconnection and pipeline extension
  • Opportunities for transportation fuel in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Ann Anthony
Chief Financial Officer, OPAL Fuels
Marisa Sweeney
Director, generate capital

US POWER & RENEWABLES

PROXIMO ZERO

Through the many colors of hydrogen, our panel of experts explores: 

  • What benefits do utilities and oil companies bring to hydrogen development?
  • Opportunities for grid resiliency and reliability
  • What other associated and auxiliary industries can be taken into account by expanded hydrogen production?
  • Future industries
Nick Baker
Vice President, Corporate Development, Buckeye Partners
Scott Shields
Partner, New Energy Development

Outdated and lack of fully interconnected transmission continues to be a leading barrier to getting new projects online and having access to reliable power. With climate related disasters wreaking havoc on a 60+ year old system, transmission and grid stability has been and will be a core focus in the market

  • Optimized deployment of DERs
  • Connection to the grid - greenfield assets lining up to be brought online

Tyler Norris
VP, Development, Cypress Creek Renewables

Join the Proximo Team on a scenic 5k along the Colorado River! We will meet in the lobby of the Fairmount at 7:20 - Please RSVP

US POWER & RENEWABLES

With climate change and decarbonization at the forefront of the green power revolution, we explore how resiliency and ESG goals from investors and policy makers are leading the charge in clean energy

  • Opportunities for decarbonization through asset buyout and offsetting 
  • Ever shrinking nature of the IIJAl
  • Resiliency and reliability in electrification and power infrastructure

PROXIMO ZERO

  • Realistic timeline to delivery of outlined decarbonization goals
  • Cost of capital and pricing for power assets
  • Transition bonds
  • Main obstacles in energy transition: funding, returns, technology, and regulation

US POWER & RENEWABLES

Offering stability for both connected and microgrids, standalone and solar+, storage technology continues to improve and become a core factor in the energy transition.

  • The race to 24/7 energy through battery storage: who is leading the pack? what challenges are we still facing in getting these assets online?
  • Implications for retiring assets
  • Mineral scarcity & expected supply chain constraints on new buildout
  • Long duration storage

Rebecca Boll
Chief Product Officer, Fluence
Erick Araujo
Head of Renewable Portfolio Management, Engie
Lindsey Gorrill
Co- Founder and CEO, KORE Power

PROXIMO ZERO

Volumes for the green and sustainability linked bond and loan markets have exploded in the past years, and with the addition of transition bonds in the market there is no lack of available funding for power and energy projects in the US. How do you pick the right product for your project? What trends and pitfalls do you need to be aware of when discussing your options? 

  • Typically, the US has followed trends in Europe in terms of defining sustainability for financial products. How can we look to European trends for predictions of how "Green" projects will be classified going forward in the US? 
  • Identifying key issuers and their goals in the market, whether it be green, sustainability linked, or transition focused
  • Challenges with successfully issuing  sustainability linked or transition linked bonds: outlining accredited Sustainability Performance Targets
  • What types of flexibility can we offer in terms of definition, while also providing structure for sustainability focused lenders? How important are these tools in delivering a greener power generation mix?

Alberto Garcia
Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Denham Capital

US POWER & RENEWABLES

Introducing the Great Debate! Two teams of three leaders in the market have three minutes each to argue their perspective on any topic of Proximo's choosing. Our lovely audience will vote on will award points for each round, and after three rounds the team with the most points wins! 

PROXIMO ZERO

Nominate your favorite speaker in the power and energy sector! Each speaker has the stage for 15 minutes to present and pitch their ideas to the audience about anything ranging from new technologies or economics affecting power pricing to electrification of outside markets! Each presenter gets an additional 5 minutes allowance for any Q&A from the audience

Enter the tank contestants – the sharks are hungry! Three technologies make their pitch to a panel of financiers to discuss technology, risks and funding they need to get their product to scale!

John King
Co-Founder, CEO, Hyperlight Energy

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Maura Murphy
Senior Content Producer, Proximo

A multi billion dollar industry, the US power markets continue to grow, new assets come online everyday, and new targets for power production and green energy are increasingly announced by banks and corporates alike. But what is the real state of the US market? Will it continue to grow? What obstacles stand in the way of power production?

  • Cost of capital’s effect on power pricing, labor, and project delivery
  • Impact of tariffs on delivery of materials
  • Volatility in power pricing
  • Identifying sources of capital; outlining market competition

Susan Nickey
Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer, Hannon Armstrong
Natalie Jackson
SVP, Head of Capital Markets, Clearway Energy
Richard Dovere
Chief Investment Officer, EDPR NA Distributed Generation
Andy Redinger
Managing Director Group Head Utility, Power & Renewable Energy, Key Corp

The hottest sector in US renewable energy– estimated north of 25 billion– the offshore wind market in the US seems to have just scraped the surface for potential projects. This session will explore:

  • New state led coalitions aiming to 
  • Global supply chain issues affecting delivery expectations for materials
  • Interconnection and permitting obstacles

Solar continues to be the fastest growing electricity asset in the world, with over 1000 GW of capacity globally. With such a large asset class, there are many aspects to consider including:

  • Trends in C&I solar
  • Solar + Storage; implications for grid stability
  • Corporate PPAs
  • Reconciliation and ITCs

Addressing energy conservation, efficiency, and optimization is paramount to ensuring the resiliency and reliability of our grid. The true trilemma - attacking sustainability, reliability, and financial access to sustainable energy can be achieved through concerted and deliberate efforts in the existing infrastructure.

- Expanding financing to retrofit commercial and residential buildings for conservation and optimization of existing power supply

- Opportunities to apply meter based savings to encourage more conscious use of energy

- Equitable access to clean energy: outlining strategies for communities reliant on carbon dense energies

Utilities are in a unique position - they need to navigate ever changing power prices and pressure from stakeholders all while maintaining reliable power to everyday Americans. How are utilities viewing the market? what hurdles -regulatory, grid stability and otherwise -  are they facing in a quickly changing landscape?

  • Trends in utility management within capacity markets
  • How are they approaching current and future power demands and demands for greener, more reliable energy
  • Transmission requirements for a more resilient and robust grid

Calling all Dealmakers! Deal or No Deal is back – top lenders are tasked with dissecting 3 hypothetical deals in the market, navigating through pricing structures, risk offtakes for new tech, and managing through the competitive US Power market all to see what can make it to market, and what is No Deal!

Outdated and lack of fully interconnected transmission continues to be a leading barrier to getting new projects online and having access to reliable power. With climate related disasters wreaking havoc on a 60+ year old system, transmission and grid stability has been and will be a core focus in the market

  • Optimized deployment of DERs
  • Connection to the grid - greenfield assets lining up to be brought online

Tyler Norris
VP, Development, Cypress Creek Renewables

Join this breakfast networking session for leading women in the project finance and energy space before the event

Billions of metric tons of CO2 emitted per year by the generation of power and energy in the US. How do we approach decarbonizing a market that we rely so heavily on for daily use?  This panel takes stock of the current hurdles we face in reaching cleaner generation opportunities and best strategies in financing them

  • Where do conventional and renewable power assets sit in the US power mix?
  • Global political disruption and its effect on power pricing
  • Have we reached the tipping point for decarbonization? Using a multi-faceted attack plan to decarbonize

With more and more heavy carbon emitting assets being decommissioned, the demand for electricity to fill the leftover gap is going to - and already has begun to - soar. In order to combat the undoubtedly complex transition to new sources of power, we look to regulators to guide the process.

  • What opportunities for incentives are currently provided? What could be improved upon, and what other motivations could be provided to sponsors and lenders in supporting getting these assets online and operational?
  • What process needs to be in place to permit and regulate CCS? 
  • What types of flexibility are utilities and power producers looking for from FERC mandates?
  • How can the Public Utilities Commission provide clear guidelines to bring integrated utilities into the fold as they transition their assets? 

Oil and Natural Gas assets account for over half of the power mix in the US. Hear from gas giants as they explore power pricing, pressures from investors, and dissect what the next five years of energy production could look like.

  • Midstream project pipelines; new projects, new assets, new streams of revenue
  • Capital allocation to sustainability; net zero oil, pivoting to hydrogen and decarbonising operations
  • Considering Scope 3 emissions, how far into your supply chain do you look when reporting GHG emissions?

Potentially one of the most exciting technologies in the path to net zero emissions is carbon sequestration. The opportunity to limit the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere would provide some limited immediate relief to the decarbonization worries. But with few CCS project yet on line and even fewer specifically for the power sector, we need to map largest pressure points. We’ll explore:

  • Direct Air Capture
  • Retrofitting existing assets for currently active generation assets vs greenfield projects for CCUS
  • Opportunities for midstream players to apply technical knowledge, from mapping of satisfactory sequestration sites to transportation
  • Realistic timelines for CCUS at scale and montetization
Bret Logue
Chief Executive Officer, Elysian

Interest for the RNG space has quickly risen in the renewable energy space for its pipeline quality and compatibility with natural gas infrastructure, and projects seem to be getting over the line much faster than any other renewable gas source. Our panel explores:

  • Project cost considerations for offtakers
  • Interconnection and pipeline extension
  • Opportunities for transportation fuel in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Ann Anthony
Chief Financial Officer, OPAL Fuels
Marisa Sweeney
Director, generate capital

Through the many colors of hydrogen, our panel of experts explores: 

  • What benefits do utilities and oil companies bring to hydrogen development?
  • Opportunities for grid resiliency and reliability
  • What other associated and auxiliary industries can be taken into account by expanded hydrogen production?
  • Future industries
Nick Baker
Vice President, Corporate Development, Buckeye Partners
Scott Shields
Partner, New Energy Development

Join the Proximo Team on a scenic 5k along the Colorado River! We will meet in the lobby of the Fairmount at 7:20 - Please RSVP

With climate change and decarbonization at the forefront of the green power revolution, we explore how resiliency and ESG goals from investors and policy makers are leading the charge in clean energy

  • Opportunities for decarbonization through asset buyout and offsetting 
  • Ever shrinking nature of the IIJAl
  • Resiliency and reliability in electrification and power infrastructure

Offering stability for both connected and microgrids, standalone and solar+, storage technology continues to improve and become a core factor in the energy transition.

  • The race to 24/7 energy through battery storage: who is leading the pack? what challenges are we still facing in getting these assets online?
  • Implications for retiring assets
  • Mineral scarcity & expected supply chain constraints on new buildout
  • Long duration storage

Rebecca Boll
Chief Product Officer, Fluence
Erick Araujo
Head of Renewable Portfolio Management, Engie
Lindsey Gorrill
Co- Founder and CEO, KORE Power

Introducing the Great Debate! Two teams of three leaders in the market have three minutes each to argue their perspective on any topic of Proximo's choosing. Our lovely audience will vote on will award points for each round, and after three rounds the team with the most points wins! 

Enter the tank contestants – the sharks are hungry! Three technologies make their pitch to a panel of financiers to discuss technology, risks and funding they need to get their product to scale!

John King
Co-Founder, CEO, Hyperlight Energy
  • Realistic timeline to delivery of outlined decarbonization goals
  • Cost of capital and pricing for power assets
  • Transition bonds
  • Main obstacles in energy transition: funding, returns, technology, and regulation

Volumes for the green and sustainability linked bond and loan markets have exploded in the past years, and with the addition of transition bonds in the market there is no lack of available funding for power and energy projects in the US. How do you pick the right product for your project? What trends and pitfalls do you need to be aware of when discussing your options? 

  • Typically, the US has followed trends in Europe in terms of defining sustainability for financial products. How can we look to European trends for predictions of how "Green" projects will be classified going forward in the US? 
  • Identifying key issuers and their goals in the market, whether it be green, sustainability linked, or transition focused
  • Challenges with successfully issuing  sustainability linked or transition linked bonds: outlining accredited Sustainability Performance Targets
  • What types of flexibility can we offer in terms of definition, while also providing structure for sustainability focused lenders? How important are these tools in delivering a greener power generation mix?

Alberto Garcia
Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Credit, Denham Capital

Nominate your favorite speaker in the power and energy sector! Each speaker has the stage for 15 minutes to present and pitch their ideas to the audience about anything ranging from new technologies or economics affecting power pricing to electrification of outside markets! Each presenter gets an additional 5 minutes allowance for any Q&A from the audience