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Live Seminar on Investing in the Energy Sector - Opportunities and Challenges

November 13, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
New York, NY


Please join us for an in-depth discussion of investment opportunities in today's energy marketplace, including in the area of community solar. We will also be discussing the challenges facing family offices that are looking for direct-invest opportunities in this space.

TOPIC SUMMARIES:

Community Solar: Solar Gardens and Shared Solar, the Minnesota Experience
David T. Doot, Partner, Day Pitney LLP - Introduction
Joe DeVito, Partner, SolarStone Partners, LLC - Case Study


In the 2013 legislative session, Minnesota approved changes in statute to create solar gardens for Xcel customers, and required the creation of a value of solar tariff rate. Now that the program details are being finalized by the MN PUC, find out how the business model works, and the good and challenging aspects of shared solar.

Family Office Investing: Dartmouth Solar Family Office Case Study
Thomas C. Havens, Partner, Day Pitney LLP - Introduction
Cliff Chapman, Managing Partner, Syncarpha Solar - Case Study


Family offices are increasingly attracted to the investment profile of solar assets, but often struggle to understand the risks and mitigants for these types of deals. Cliff Chapman, Managing Partner of Syncarpha Solar, will discuss the commercial and regulatory aspects of structuring of this deal with a family office investor.

New Transmission: The Competition for Investment
William T. Baker, Jr., Of Counsel, Day Pitney LLP - Introduction
Macdara ("Mac") Nash, VP - Business Development/Transactions, National Grid - Case Study

In early 2013, National Grid, which is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world with regulated activities in the UK and Northeast US, made a $40 Million equity investment in Clean Line Energy. Clean Line Energy's business model is to develop long distance, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission projects to move renewable energy to market. Mac Nash will provide insights on Clean Line Energy's efforts and National Grid's investment.

For more information about this event, please contact Scott Beach or Dave Doot.