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ACORE State of Industry Webinar

July 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

State of the Industry Webinar: International Investment in U.S. Markets

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 12:00-1:30pm EST

The State of the Industry Webinar, a quarterly series produced in partnership between ACORE and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), offers the latest intelligence and analysis on renewable energy markets, finance and policy.

This quarter’s webinar will focus on the increasing trend of financial institutions around the globe who are expanding their renewable energy strategies and providing new capital for North American markets. According to ACORE’s recent survey of leading financial institutions, investor confidence in the U.S. renewable sector is expected to remain high, with a market opportunity for $1 trillion in private sector investment for U.S. renewables and enabling grid technologies from now to 2030. As capital stacks evolve and the sector replaces tax equity as a key source of project financing, international firms will play an important role in growing investment to such levels.

Speakers will discuss:

  • Foreign investor strategies for expansion in North American markets, fueled by sustainability targets, ESG scoring and atrractive business opportunities;
  • The characteristics of these new market entrants; and
  • U.S. attractiveness in an uncertain policy environment: challenges posed by trade wars, the new tax law and CFIUS.

Policy Update:

Greg Wetstone, President & CEO, ACORE

Rob Gramlich, Founder & President, Grid Strategies

Market Update:

Amy Grace, Head of North American Research, BNEF


Ed Zaelke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP  (moderator)

Will Demas, Executive Director, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Chris Archer, Head of Green Energy, Americas, Macquarie Capital, USA

Jon Yellen, Managing Director, Head of Power and Infrastructure, Americas Project Finance, Mizuho