CONFERENCE

Financing Wind North America 2022

Financing Wind returned to New York City in 2022 with an extraordinary content-packed agenda and highly focused networking opportunities driven by Tamarindo’s community of renewable energy leaders.

NOVEMBER 2, 2022

NEW YORK

About this event

The best way to meet the biggest players in wind energy.

Financing Wind is wind energy’s premier conference. We bring together the top clean energy financiers and investors and give them the network that they need to build better, more profitable, more sustainable, renewable energy projects.

Financing Wind returns to New York City in 2022 with an extraordinary content-packed agenda and highly focused networking opportunities!

This event is exclusively for A Word About Wind members – the key decision-makers in the global wind. As such, at Financing Wind you’ll hear from the industry’s leading voices, and you’ll meet the best people and companies working in the global wind market.

Go to the event website to see the agenda, and register to attend.

Registrations for Financing Wind North America 2022 have now closed.

Please note that this event is exclusively for Tamarindo members. If you’d like to find out more about membership opportunities please visit the membership page.

Agenda

Registration Desk Open, Check-in & Networking Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00

Welcome Presentation

9:00 – 9:10

Keynote

State of the Union: Has US wind received a Biden bounce?

9:10 – 9:55

Panel

  • How is the Inflation Reduction Act set to impact onshore and offshore wind development in the US?
  • How will US policymakers assist in creating reliable supply chains and local manufacturing for the wind sector?
  • What are the prospects looking like for the next 3-5 years?

Moderator

Speakers

  • Gary Durden, Partner and Managing Director, CohnReznick Capital
  • Hayes Framme, Head of New Markets and Supply Chain, Ørsted
  • Gill Howard-Larsen, Global Director, Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure, UL Solutions
  • Ray Wood, Head of Global Natural Resources & Energy Transition (NET), Bank of America Securities

Offshore Wind: Is the momentum now unstoppable?

9:55 – 10:40

Panel

  • What are the biggest challenges and opportunities for US offshore wind?
  • Which are the new areas that companies should be moving into?
  • How can the industry ensure a healthy supply chain that helps states?

Moderator

Speakers

Floating Offshore Wind

10:40 – 11:00

Presentation

Floating wind technology is now proven in Europe with over 150 MW operating across 4 small commercial projects in Scotland, Portugal, and Norway

Floating offshore wind is coming to the United States with the first auctions scheduled for December 2022 in California and the Biden Harris administration announced a goal of 15 GW operating by 2035.

This build out will require a tremendous mobilization of capital, meaning that bankability and insurability will be crucial success factors for deep water wind projects using floating technology

Principle Power will share its global experience designing and operating floating wind projects and will share lessons towards structuring bankable projects in the North American market.

  • Aaron Smith, Chief Commercial Officer, Principle Power

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

Networking

WindTech Presentation – Continuous Production Optimization

11:30 – 11:45

Presentation

In partnership with WindESCo

Many factors are putting years between plans to develop new wind assets and producing more energy from wind, but there are things we can do now capture more from existing assets. WindESCo will share the details of an innovative repower project underway on 165 turbines in Utah.

Debt Market: Update and new approaches

11:45 – 12:30

Panel

  • Are interest rate rises going to change capital availability for renewable energy?
  • What have we seen in recent onshore and offshore wind deals?
  • What terms are available across asset classes and how available is debt?

Moderator

  • Edward Zaelke, Partner and Global Co-Head of the Energy & Project Finance Practice, McDermott Will & Emery

Speakers

Equity Market: Current and future direction

12:30 – 13:15

Panel

  • What are the future prospects for the US tax equity market?
  • What are the most significant trends in US equity deals?
  • How much divergence is there between the onshore and offshore wind markets?

Moderator

Speakers

  • Gabriel Alonso, Founder, CEO & President, 547 Energy
  • Edwina Kelly, Managing Director, CPP Investments
  • Ari Pribadi, Senior Managing Director, Head of Chicago & Co-Chair of D&I Committee, Marathon Capital

Networking Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:15

Networking

WindTech Presentation

14:15 – 14:30

Presentation

In partnership with Clir Renewables

Corporate PPAs: Are higher power prices changing the corporate PPA market?

14:30 – 15:00

Fireside chat

  • 2021 was a banner year, but will this trend continue into 2023?
  • Are corporate PPAs still attractive with higher market power prices?
  • Should off-takers look to sign PPAs or build projects themselves?

Moderator

  • Skip Rankin, Senior Counsel, Immediate Past Chair, North America Projects Practice, Baker McKenzie

Speakers

  • Mark McGrail, Chief Commercial Officer, Scout Clean Energy
  • Rob Threlkeld, Sr. Manager – Power & Utility Strategy, General Motors, LLC

Wind-to-Hydrogen: How close are we to utility-scale solutions?

15:00 – 15:30

Fireside chat

  • Is green hydrogen emerging as a viable solution in the US?
  • What else could the government do to support growth?
  • Who are the participants that will make this market?

Moderator

  • Kok Hon Chew, Team Lead for Wind Independent Engineering, DNV

Speakers

Networking Tea Break

15:30 – 16:00

Networking

WindTech Presentation

16:00 – 16:15

Presentation

In partnership with Hover Energy

How can microgrids and new technologies change how we think about what’s possible and how we all work together towards the same goal of Global Net Zero?

Transmission: Are we any closer to solving US grid challenges?

16:15 – 17:00

Panel

  • How can we address challenges for grid reliability and infrastructure upgrades?
  • What impact are we seeing from increased amounts of battery storage on grids?
  • How can we get greater collaboration between the private sector and communities?

Moderator

Speakers

Closing remarks and conference ends

17:00

Networking drinks reception

17:00

Networking

In partnership with White & Case LLP

Event ends

19:00

Highlights

Partners