Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar

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Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar

The Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar focuses on the unique business, tax, and accounting issues affecting companies operating or investing in the alternative energy sector. Plenary sessions examine the future of alternative energy and the challenges and opportunities the sector faces. Elective sessions allow participants to delve into the unique business and technical issues faced by the alternative energy sector.

For more information, please contact: AlternativeEnergy@deloitte.com

Monday, September 29, 2014

Presentations available for review are linked to session titles in blue font. 

 

 

Elective Session 1

Beginning of Construction Rules for PTC (and ITC in Lieu of PTC)

  • Brian Americus, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Gary Hecimovich, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Elective Session 2                                             

Introduction to Tax Equity Structures – Part I

  • Bill Fisher, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Tom Stevens, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Accounting for Partnership Flip Structures and Leases

  • Derek Bradfield, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jesse Engle, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Dale Jekov, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Elective Session 3

Investment Tax Credits and Grants – Eligible Costs and Basis

  • Patty Tuite, Director, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
  • Dave Yankee, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Introduction to Tax Equity Structures – Part II

  • Bill Fisher, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Tom Stevens, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Presentations available for review are linked to session titles in blue font. 

 

Opening Address – Paving the Way for Growth

  • Marlene Motyka, U.S. Alternative Energy Leader, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

Alternative Energy Landscape

  • Moderator: John McCue, Vice Chairman, U.S. Energy & Resources Leader, Deloitte LLP
  • Michael Brower, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
  • Christine Tezak, Managing Director, Research, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
  • Jonathan Traub, Managing Principal, Tax Policy Group, Deloitte Tax LLP

Behind the Meter – The Utility Perspective

  • Moderator: Gregory E. Aliff, Vice Chairman and Senior Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte LLP
  • Jeff Guldner, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Arizona Public Service Company
  • Norrie McKenzie, Vice President, Renewable Energy Development, Georgia Power Company
  • James Tong, Vice President, Strategy and Government Affairs, Clean Power Finance

Alternative Energy Development – What Does the Future Hold?

  • Moderator: Brian Boufarah, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jayshree Desai, Executive Vice President, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC
  • Andrew Flanagan, Vice President, Asset Management & Development, Infigen Energy
  • Peter Marte, CEO, Hannah Solar, LLC
  • Tim Rosenzweig, CFO, SolarReserve

Elective Session 4

Standard Setting Updates and Accounting Hot Topics

  • Will Bible, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Bill Graf, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Controversy – Cash Grant Disputes and Related Disagreements

  • John A. Eliason, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Gary Hecimovich, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Emerging Market Investment Opportunities

  • Moderator: Kathleen O'Dell, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Liubym Gerasymenko, CFO, IPP Development, Symbion Power
  • Denise Kutsch, Associate Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Joe Oliver, Senior Manager, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (continued)

Presentations available for review are linked to session titles in blue font.

Keynote Luncheon

Waste to Energy in the Renewable and Alternative Energy Space

  • Moderator: Andrew Clinton, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Roy Johnston, Director, Corporate Venturing, Waste Management, Inc.

Elective Session 5

Modeling Concepts – Partnership Flip and Sale-Leaseback Structures

  • Bill Fisher, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Michael Kohler, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP

M&A Accounting and Tax Considerations

  • Brian Boufarah, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Matt Nelson, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Tim Wilhelmy, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Risk Mitigation Strategies – Perspective on Dealing with Renewable Power’s Revenue Uncertainty

  • Steve Engler, Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jack Nirenberg, Senior Manager, Deloitte Services LP

Elective Session 6

Involuntary Conversions and Casualty Losses

  • Chris Eibl, Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Dave Yankee, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Partnership Flip Structuring – Tax Perspectives

  • Tom Stevens, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Using Hedge Accounting to Better Reflect Risk Mitigation Strategies

  • Jeff Craft, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Jason Weaver, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Expanding Horizons – Investing in Foreign Alternative Energy Projects

  • Moderator: Tom Keefe, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Steve Ryder, Senior Vice President, Finance, Invenergy LLC

Elective Session 7

Structuring Lease Investments – Tax Perspective

  • Jason Dexter, Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Gary Hecimovich, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

Hypothetical Liquidation at Book Value (HLBV) – Case Study

  • Bill Fisher, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Tom Keefe, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Todd Samson, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP

Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals – Perspectives from Leading Companies

  • Moderator: Dan Kinsella, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • David Niles, Vice President and Controller, Avant Energy, Inc.
  • Chad Stone, CFO, Renewable Energy Group, In

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Presentations available for review are linked to session titles in blue font.

 

The U.S. Department of Energy and Renewables – History and Future Opportunities

  • Moderator: Marlene Motyka, U.S. Alternative Energy Leader, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
  • Peter Davidson, Executive Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
     

Financing the Growth of Alternative Energy

  • Moderator: Keith Adams, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
  • Mit Buchanan, Managing Director, Energy Investments, JPMorgan Capital Corporation
  • Yuri Horwitz, CEO, Sol Systems
  • George Revock, Managing Director, Head of Alternative Energy and Project Finance, Capital One
     

The Impact of Self-Generation and Microgrids

  • Moderator: Debbie McCormack, Deputy Managing Director, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Services LP
  • Brad Luyster, Vice President, General Manager Microgrids North America, ABB
     

Closing Remarks

  • Marlene Motyka, U.S. Alternative Energy Leader, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP

Elective Session 8

Sub K Tax Issues – Technical Terminations, “Regulatory” Allocations, § 704(c) Property, and § 754 Elections

  • Michael Kohler, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP

Revenue Procedure 2014-12 – The Historic Boardwalk Safe Harbor

  • Brian Americus, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Gary Hecimovich, Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

 

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2013 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar

The 2013 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar, was held September 18-20, 2013, in Phoenix, AZ. Seminar participants gained insights into the future alternative energy landscape, legislative outlook, and ways innovative thinking is making a difference in addressing the challenges and opportunities the sector faces. Participants looked at how business strategies are adapting as a result of broader energy industry impacts such as energy management, competing technologies, and the changing fuel mix. This retrospective provides a snapshot of the memorable themes and insights from the seminar.

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Marlene Motyka

US Alternative Energy Leader