A podcast about project finance, renewable energy & more

Meet our new host, Todd Alexander


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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Ep24: Net Metering and Community Solar Update


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


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


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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Ep19: Tax Bill’s Impact on US Power Market


A massive tax-cut tax bill that is in the final stages in Congress has significant consequences for the US power industry, especially renewable energy companies. Keith Martin, partner in the Washington office, joins us to discuss the implications.

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Ep18: Mexico Power Auctions

Bierzwinsky_Raquel-BIODramatic change is underway in Mexico’s power sector. Clean energy auctions awarding long-term power purchase agreements have been a great success so far. The results of the third and most recent auction were announced in November, bringing some of the lowest prices for renewable energy in the world. We’re joined by Raquel Bierzwinsky, partner in the New York and Mexico City offices, to discuss the auction and the reform of the Mexican renewables sector more broadly.

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Ep17: Back-leverage Loans: Trends and Issues


Back-leverage loans have become the primary way to raise debt for tax equity-funded renewable energy projects in the US. Today, we’re joined by Ralph Cho and Michael Pantelogianis, Co-Heads of Power and Infrastructure Finance, North America at Investec, to discuss the state of the back-leverage loan market. Continue reading “Ep17: Back-leverage Loans: Trends and Issues”

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