Webinar Series: Financing for Community Wind and Community Energy Projects
Windustry is pleased to announce a four-part webinar series at no charge that will provide attendees with vital information regarding Community Wind and Community Energy project financing in the new policy environment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The ARRA has created new opportunities for business structure, finance and ownership of renewable energy projects with incentives such as the Section 1603 Grant in lieu of tax credits.
As legal, accounting, tax, and business advisers sort through these new programs, it is important that Community Wind projects have access to the information to understand their impact and design their business models to leverage these and other incentives. Windustry and its partners present this webinar series free of charge to provide this up-to-date information analysis and expertise about the many new incentives that will be instrumental in getting Community Wind and Community Energy projects into service.
Please join us for our first webinar in the series, entitled:
PTC, ITC or Cash Grant:
Where should a community wind developer begin?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
2:00 p.m. eastern / 1:00 p.m. central /11:00 a.m. western
During this webinar, participants will learn about:
- The opportunities relating to each incentive as outlined in the ARRA
- What it takes to get a U.S. Treasury Cash Grant in lieu of tax credits, including:
- How to access the funds
- How and when to get project costs certified
- What to expect in the application process
- What the requirements are for submission
Lisa Daniels, Windustry
Jim Duffy, Nixon Peabody LLP
Forrest David Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP
Matt Ferguson, Reznick Group
Julie Newland, Reznick Group
Kevin Schulte, Sustainable Energy Developments
Kevin Schulte is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a co-founder of SED. Schulte is also responsible for the Business Development group which includes sales, marketing, public relations, policy and technology selection as well as providing technical guidance and project financing expertise to all projects. He has concentrated chiefly on designing economically viable decentralized wind turbine installations through regulatory analyses and advancement, innovative financial modeling, public education and turbine selection.
Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming topics in this webinar series:
- Structuring Community Wind Projects: Piecing Together the Financial Aspects
- U.S. Dept. of Energy Loan Guarantee, U.S. Dept of Agriculture Farm Bill and other Federal Programs
- New Business Models for Community Wind and Community Renewable Projects
In-kind sponsorship of this webinar is provided by National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Nixon Peabody LLP, Reznick Group, and Sustainable Energy Developments (SED).