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SIGN UP NOW FOR SEPTEMBER
18TH WORKSHOP!!
 
"Renewable Energy Project Finance and Policy Workshop"
 
Learn more about:

Obtaining stimulus dollars

Get an update on  stimulus program

Fundamentals of project financing and project viabilty 

How to attract venture capital

How to win grants

How to negotiate purchase power agreements... and more

 

 
Workshop Co- Sponsor 

 K&L Gates,LLP
 
Other Sponsors and Supporters 
 
 
Orlando Utility Commission (OUC)
 
Florida Renewable Energy  Association (FREA)
 
 
Dobson, Craig and Assocates, LLC
 
 
*Featured presenters*
 
K&L Gates, LLP 

Hamilton Lane, Inc

                 United States   Department of Agriculture (USDA)
 
 
*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.
 
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.  
 
 
 
 Note:  Biofules financing is being addressed in Sept 18 workshop along with electric generation technologies
 
 
September 17, 2009
 
Special: Grantwriting Workshop
 1:30 -4:00-  (covering state and federal grants for energy efficiency, deployment and manufacturing)
 
 *Must attend
4:00  - Renewable Energy Policy Coalition meeting
Representatives from  key renewable energy associations, informal coalitions and leading state advocates discuss and finetune efforts to move the industrty forward  
 
5:30-7:00 -Reception
 
7:15- 8:30 - Informal 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
 
 Fred Greguras
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/energy efficiency products, including cleantech manufacturing
 
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
 
Will give an overview on federal stimulus funding ins and outs as well as pros and cons
11:45 - 12:45 :Lunch Session
Keynote speaker-TBA
 
Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer-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, Florida State Board of Administration  and etc)
 
K& L Gates LLP 
 
 
Hamilton Lane
-Greg Baty
Florida State Board of Administration ( new growth fund)

 
 
 greg baty
To give an overview of the  "Growth Fund"  program for cleanteach manufacturing and renewable  energy deplyment which was approved by the 2008 legislature to commit $250 million for investment into biotech, life sciences, energy and other hi-tech growth areas. Hamilton Lane manages the fund on contract with the Florida State Board of Administration
 
 
 
2:30-4:00 - Federal government agency energy project financing programs
 
This session: Federal and state governmental agency renewable energy financing opportunities, Florida energy stimulus funding opportunities via grants and/or  guaranteed loans

 
 
USDA Renewable Energy Program- Joe Mueller (or staff) 
Joe Mueller 
 
Department of Energy - Invited
 
Florida Energy Office- Invited 
 
 
City of Orlando - Jon Ippel, Sustainabilty Project Manager for City of Orlando
Jon 
 
Shaw Energy Solutions - Jordanna Rubin (Invited)
jordanna 
 Jordanna Rubin
 
 



 
 
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Accomodations for Orlando Workshop on Sept 17-18:
 
4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837 USA    Phone:  (407) 206-2400   Fax:  (407) 206-2401
Special room rate for attendees: $159.00
 
*please ask about special golfing rates 

 
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Michael Dobson
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