In 2018, we brought Financing Wind to New York for our first North American conference, reflecting the increasing importance of North America to the global wind market.
We met at 237 Park Avenue for a day of discussing wind’s most critical issues, with 200+ senior wind professionals from the legal, investment, owner-operator and development sides of the industry. It kick-started debates on planning for life after 2020, securing corporate PPAs and more.
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Financing Wind New York attracted pre-eminent voices from across the financial, technological, development and legal sides of North American wind power, including a keynote from Alicia Barton, President and CEO at NYSERDA.
General Manager of Renewable Energy, General Motors
President and CEO, NYSERDA
Founder and CEO, Lincoln Clean Energy, LLC
President, GCube Insurance Services Inc
Managing Director, Hannon Armstrong
Managing Director, Marathon Capital
CEO, TPI Composites
CEO, Tradewind Energy
VP Origination, RES Americas
President, CohnReznick Capital
President, Clean Line Energy Partners LLC
Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP
President, Ørsted North America
Head of Renewable Power in the Americas, BlackRock
CEO, Transatlantic Power Holdings and Skyline Renewables
VP Strategic Renewables, Schneider Electric
President, Onyx Renewable Partners
Vice President and Head of Origination, EDF
Head of Renewable Energy Group for New York, Mayer Brown
We invited high-profile names - such as David Giordano, Managing Director of BlackRock Alternative Investors, and Declan Flanagan, CEO of Lincoln Clean Energy. And because we didn't invite press, invitees were free to share insider insights.
It was great to see new business connections being made during the networking breakfast, lunch and drinks. The diverse range of attendees - from companies such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, EDF and Clifford Chance - created unique networking opportunities.
We heard a wide range of perspectives about the market, and shared views on some of the most pressing current issues, such as President Trump's impact on the market, transmission challenges, and whether wind can maintain its dominance in the coming years.
The 2018 programme covered topics such as planning for life after 2020 and securing corporate PPAs, through both panel discussions and one-on-one interviews. We weren’t afraid to ask the difficult questions, such as: are companies ready for the phaseout of the PTC?