Overview

Renewable Energy Seminar & Teleconference Series

Welcome to the monthly Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series brought to you by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in collaboration with the Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar Association SEER Section and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

These monthly seminars provide an opportunity to network and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, federal and state policy makers, and business experts.

The programming is open to ACORE members, ABA members, BNEF subscribers and all those involved in aspects of law, policy, business, or financing in the renewable energy or distributed generation fields.

Our Next Seminar & Teleconference

OVER WHERE?

Wednesday, APRIL 30, 2014

Despite banner years for wind in 2012 and solar in 2013 and important industry finance innovations, the U.S. renewable energy industry faces significant policy uncertainty. Where might U.S. developers, vendors and investors go instead to source new renewable energy opportunities as an important risk mitigation strategy? Perhaps Latin America and the Caribbean?

This would not be the first time U.S. companies look abroad for new energy development opportunities in the power sector--in fact, it is at least the third. Thus, off-shore markets and projects can be compared using selection criteria developed during past cross-border forays, including credit quality, government incentives, tax considerations and political risk.  

Join our panel of seasoned energy professionals for our first cross-border panel of the year, which will focus on nearby markets of Latin America and the Caribbean.  Following an overview of current opportunities and developments in key markets, our panelists will discuss alternative considerations for selecting and advancing successful off-shore project opportunities.

Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers' presentations. Please email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Call Times:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am - 9:30 am Alaskan

Teleconference Chairs:
Kimberly E. Diamond, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Roger D. Stark, Stoel Rives LLP
Sarah A.W. Fitts, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Legislative Update: 
Todd Foley, SVP Policy & Government Relations, ACORE

Moderator: 
Roger D. Stark
, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Speakers: 
Lilian Alves, Research Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Dino Barajas,
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jose Ignacio Escobar, General Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power Chile