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2016 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar 

Setting new sights

2016 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar

November 14–16, 2016 | Scottsdale, AZ

The 2016 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar will be held at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, on November 14–16, 2016. This seminar focuses on the unique business, tax, and accounting issues affecting companies operating or investing in the alternative energy sector. Plenary sessions will examine the future of alternative energy and the challenges and opportunities the sector faces. Elective sessions allow participants to delve into unique business and technical issues. Join your fellow industry colleagues to hear from a cross section of alternative energy speakers and register today to secure your spot.

2016 agenda and speakers

Navigating renewable transactions: Process, challenges, and best practices
  • Phil Graves, Director of Corporate Development, Patagonia
  • Arpan Patel, Senior Manager, Corporate Development, Exelon Corporation
  • Brent Peterson, Director of Finance, sPower
  • Phil Reeves, Project Developer, The AES Corporation
  • Frank Shaw, Counsel, Energy & Infrastructure Projects, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Opening address: Setting new sights
  • Marlene Motyka, US Alternative Energy Leader, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP


State of the industry and election impact
  • Patricia Buckley, Managing Director, Economic Policy and Analysis, Deloitte Services LP
  • Christopher Mansour, Vice President of Federal Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association
  • William Siwek, Chief Financial Officer, TIP Composites, Inc.
  • Christine Tezak, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC


Growing utility involvement
  • Jeff Guldner, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Arizona Public Service Company
  • Paul Spencer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Clean Energy Collective
  • Richard Weech, President, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables International


Corporate involvement in alternative energy
  • Philippe Bouchard, Vice President, Business Development, Eos Energy Storage
  • Brian Janous, Director of Energy, Microsoft
  • Dan Shugar, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, NEXTracker


Global perspectives
  • Colleen Regan, Head of North America Power and Environmental Markets, Bloomberg New Energy Finance


Emerging and disruptive technologies
  • Richard Adams, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Dustin Muscato, Vice President, Asset Management, GPB Capital Holdings, LLC
  • Matt Price, Commercial Operations & Industry Partnerships, Cyclotron Road


Financing options for alternative energy
  • George Revock, Managing Director, Capital Markets, Alternative Energy Finance, Capital One, North America
  • Beth Waters, Managing Director, Project Finance, Americas, MUFG
  • Raymond S. Wood, ‎Managing Director, Global Head of Power Utilities & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Elective sessions

Elective session 1
  • Partnership flip structure: Tax perspectives
  • SEC reporting considerations
  • The smart power ecosystem: The evolving role of microgrids
    • Andres Carvallo, Chief Executive Officer, CMG Consulting LLC
    • Wayne Morrison, Principal, NRG Energy Inc.
    • Robert Welch, Strategic Energy Solutions and Development, Schneider Electric
Elective session 2
  • HLBV concepts
  • Lease accounting and implementation considerations for ASU 2016-02
  • Lease tax-equity structures: Tax perspectives
Elective session 3
  • Global perspectives
  • Supply, demand, and other fundamentals that can shape the forward curve
  • Tax controversy trends and changes to IRS audits of partnerships
    •  Jorge Medina, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, SolarCity
Elective session 4
  • HLBV modeling case study
  • IRS guidance update
  • Managing commodity risk: Approach, benefits, and accounting implications of a more strategic proactive approach
Elective session 5
  • Accounting for the new revenue recognition standard
  • Beginning of construction rules and planning, including project repower considerations
  • Financing alternative energy and associated accounting

2015 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar retrospective

Alternative energy moves into mainstream
The Woodlands, TX | September 28–30, 2015

The Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions hosted the 2015 Deloitte Alternative Energy Seminar in The Woodlands, TX, September 28–30, 2015. With the theme, “Alternative energy moves into mainstream,” the Seminar brought together executives, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world to examine the factors driving the sector’s remarkable growth over the past few years and to explore ways of maintaining this positive momentum.  

Alternative energy on the move

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