Projects & Money
New Orleans, LA 70112
Renewable Energy attorney Justin Boose and Environmental attorney Stephen Humes will each moderate a panel at Infocast's Projects & Money meeting in New Orleans. This event will offer informed analyses of how the project finance industry’s new regime of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives is remaking industry practices, despite increasing capital and debt costs, inflation, interest rate pressures and geopolitical turmoil. Speakers will cover how to deploy capital, from both traditional and novel sources, for solar, wind and storage as well as for projects in liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, carbon capture, alternative fuels and other areas of growing activity. Attorneys Joshua Belcher, Phil Corsello, George Humphrey, Lara Rios, Matt Roberts and Madeleine Tan will also be in attendance at the conference.
Cutting-Edge Financing & Offtake Structures
Justin Boose | Thursday, January 18, 2024 | 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. CT
The last few years have completely restructured many pieces of clean energy financing, and previously overlooked risks lurking in the periphery have recently been exposed: weather events and fixed hedges, power purchase agreement (PPA) pricing expectations and supply chain, rising interest rates and the cost of capital. Additionally, the IRA provides incentives to promote new creative financial engineering and contract models. This session provides a deep dive into the changing approaches for financing structures and offtake, and the new provisions and portfolio strategies that have emerged.
Grid Expansion and Transmission
Stephen Humes | Friday, January 19, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
Expanding the grid and solving transmission and interconnection backlogs continue to be among the greatest challenges for developers, offtakers and investors alike. If the U.S. is to realize the majority of the decarbonization potential unlocked by the IRA, it will need to triple current capacity by 2050 — to accommodate the growing renewable energy sector and meet increasing power demand for transportation, industrial and commercial electrification endeavors. This panel will examine the costs, benefits and hurdles to investments currently facing the industry and look at the efforts being undertaken to resolve these issues.