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"Renewable Energy Project Finance and Policy Workshop"
*Note: you do not have a project if you can not get it financed
Join FREPA and K&L Gates LLP for a long awaited "Renewable Energy Project Finance and Policy Workshop" to be held on September 18th 2009 at The Ritz - Carlton, Grande Lakes of Orlando with a reception on the evening of the 17th. Attendees are also encouraged to attend the FREE grant writing workshop on the 17th along with a "biofuels only" project financing overview. Circumstances required some date changes (more recently from 8/21) to make this workshop come together.
As Florida's leader in renewable energy public policy and industry business education, FREPA is committed to making sure Florida entrepreneurs and renewable energy developers and businessmen/businesswomen have the tools needed to get the necessary funding for their projects.
To do so, FREPA and its founders has teamed up with K&L Gates LLP, an internationally recognized leader in renewable and cleantech project financing. It is one of the few firms congressional leaders confer with regarding the financial health of the industry. K&L Gates, LLP clients consist of some of the worlds largest renewable energy developers, cleantech manufacturers and successful entrepreneurs in the industry. Their influence and insight is helping to shape federal renewable energy policy which will be felt throughout the country.
K&L Gates LLP along with FREPA and its founders is bringing this key workshop to Florida.
Special: Grantwriting Workshop
1:30 -4:00- (covering state and federal grants for energy efficiency, deployment and manufacturing)
Special: Ins and outs of Biofuels (only) Project Financing
4:00-5:15- Special session on biofuels. Project financing specific to Florida's biofuels challenges and opportunities
7:15- 8:30 - Policy Discussion and Dinner
This event is an update on federal and state energy policy; an announcement of FREPA's legislative agenda; a statement of shared policy principles between all key renewable energy organizations in Florida; the announcement of some FREPA candidate endorsements and also some Q&A )
September 18, 2009
7:30- 8:30- Registration
8:45 - 9:15 - Welcome and Opening Remarks
FREPA President and invited guest
Florida Attorney General, Bill McCollum - Invited
Florida Governor, Charlie Crist-Invited
9:30- 11:30 - Project Financing by Fred Greguras, Esq, K&L Gates,LLP
This session:High altitude insight into renewable energy project financing, renewable energy cleantech project financing, private investor financing opportunities, the venture capital community and cleantech, overview and insight into federal energy stimulus program and spending, overview of guaranteed government loans and their rules for specific project financing, purchase power agreements, items for consideration in renewable energy performa's, some Q&A
Will discuss financing opportunities for:
Energy technologies which include new energy generation technologies,new/improved or scaled up technologies,agriculture processes, research and development
- Renewable energy/ alternative fuels projects, include electric generation and transportation fuels (biomass, wind, solar, ethanol,CNG, biodiesel)
- Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) structure and negotiations
- Purchase Power Agreement (PPA)to do lists
11:45 - 12:45 :Lunch Session
Alex Sink - Florida's Chief Financial Officer (Invited)
Jeremy Susac- Executive Director, Florida Governors Energy Office (Invited)
K&L Gates,LLP - Confirmed ( more Q&A) questions will be requested in writing throughout the morning specific for this session
1:00-2:15 - Governmental energy project financing (bonds, stimulus, public /private partnerships and etc)
K& L Gates LLP and/or Hogan Harston,LLP
City of Orlando
Florida State Board of Administration ( new growth fund)- Invited
This session: Municipal government energy project financing and additional insight in project financing.
2:30-4:00 - Federal government agency energy project financing programs
Joe Mueller and Jeff Jobe of USDA (Invited)
Department of Energy - Invited
Florida Energy Office- Invited
City of Orlando
Shaw Energy Solutions - Invited
This session: Federal and state governmental agency renewable energy financing opportunities, Florida energy stimulus funding opportunities via grants and/or guaranteed loans
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*Non-member University staff receive 20% discount
Government rate: $35.00 (members of the legislature, congress, agency staff, legislative staff )
Students : $30.00
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*The Sponsorship deadlines is September 10, 2009 to allow time for printing sponsorship info in program