Janet Bail Besser, vp of policy and govt relations, New England Clean Energy Council; Paul N. Belval, Day Pitney LLP; Adam D. Wade, Foley Hoag LLP; Michael Ernst, dir regulatory affairs, Tetra Tech, Inc.
The speakers will review terms that are increasingly in the news: renewable energy; carbon footprints; energy security; economic development; solar panels; wind farms; tax credits; federal grants; portfolio standards; net metering; offshore wind; and SRECs. Practitioners have a need to learn more about these items and issues since they are in the plans and minds of many clients.
Only a few years have passed since Massachusetts took aggressive steps to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy through the Green Communities Act and other initiatives, but much has changed since then.
Attendees will learn what drives renewable generation deals, what financing structures work the best in the current regulatory environment, things to look for in typical project contracts, how to navigate interconnection agreements and what permitting pitfalls to avoid.