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Currents

A podcast about project finance, renewable energy & more

Meet our new host, Todd Alexander

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Please join us in welcoming Todd Alexander to the Currents team.

You may remember Todd from a previous episode, 2017 Renewable Energy Outlook, where he gave a close-to-correct prediction about this year’s World Series winner, audio below. Continue reading “Meet our new host, Todd Alexander”

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Ep28: The M&A Landscape

Ted BrandtTodd Alexander discusses the M&A landscape, macro trends in the market, valuations, assumptions, natural owners and more with industry veteran Ted Brandt of Marathon Capital.

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Ep27: Representations and Warranties Insurance

MattHeinzJoin us as Matt Heinz, Senior Managing Director at Aon Transaction Solutions, unpacks representations and warranties insurance, a product that is now considered an essential tool in closing deals. We will discuss the market-driven pricing of policies, buyer’s and seller’s advantages, special considerations for the energy industry and more.

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Ep26: Tax Credit Insurance for Renewable Projects

Tax equity transactions have been a mainstay of financing renewable energy projects. While the general idea—using the tax benefits from renewable energy projects as a way to generate financing for their construction—is not very complicated, tax-equity participants are subject to a number of tax risks. These include the investment structure not being respected, the projects not qualifying for the projected tax benefits (including adjustments to the qualified basis) or the loss of tax benefits through recapture. Tax Insurance is a tool to manage these risks and was identified by the IRS in Rev. Proc. 2014-12 as a preferred vehicle for doing so over guarantees by transaction parties.

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Ep25: Energy Storage Drivers and Pitfalls, a Webinar with ICF

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Please join us for a webinar from Norton Rose Fulbright and ICF on energy storage. Our own Kat Gamache and Deanne Barrow are joined by Judah Rose and Shankar Chandramowli from ICF to discuss market drivers of storage adoption and potential risks and challenges.

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Ep24: Net Metering and Community Solar Update

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As the community solar market continues to expand, our associate Ana Vucetic joins us to provide an update on the market and takes us through important recent changes in net metering rules across several key states.

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Ep23: Solar Revenue Puts with Richard Matsui, KwH Analytics

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Richard Matsui, CEO of KwH Analytics, joins us to discuss the Solar Revenue Put, an innovative new financial product that may change the way solar projects are financed. While the solar industry faces the potential impact of tariffs, we explore how this product can reduce project costs. The first Solar Revenue Put was executed last month by developer Coronal Energy and structured by KwH Analytics.

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Ep22: Cost of Capital

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Please join us for a special episode featuring our 2018 Cost of Capital Webinar. Partner Keith Martin moderates and is joined by panelists John C.S. Anderson of Manulife/John Hancock, Jean-Pierre Boudrias of Goldman Sachs, Jack Cargas of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ralph Cho of Investec, and John Eber of J.P.Morgan.

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Ep21: Interview with a Wind Energy Pioneer: Jacob Susman of EDF Renewable Energy

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Jacob Susman has been investing and developing projects in renewable energy since 1999. He led OwnEnergy from inception to its sale to EDF Renewable Energy, where he is now VP, Head of Origination. In today’s episode, Jacob sits down with Todd to discuss what it takes to build a successful renewable energy startup and offers his insights on opportunities in today’s market.

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Ep20: Tax Changes Effects on Power and Infrastructure Transactions

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Join Keith Martin, David Gillespie and Michael Masri as they take you through over a dozen provisions in the recently enacted tax bill that will affect transactions in the power and broader infrastructure markets. This special episode was recorded live on December 19 starting with an overview of the changes followed by answering audience questions.

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