A podcast about project finance, renewable energy & more

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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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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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”

Ep16: Renewable Energy Hedges


To kick off Season 2 of Currents, we’ve invited Rob Eberhart, partner in New York, to discuss financial hedges for renewable energy projects. Rob helped to develop an innovative new wind power hedge last year that attracted considerable attention in the market.

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Ep15: Cross-Border Energy M&A Transactions


Mergers and acquisitions activity in the energy sector is on the rise, and cross-border transactions are driving much of this activity. In today’s episode, we talk to Marwan Azzi, from our New York office, who gives us an in-depth view of how these transactions work and shares his insight on market trends.

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Ep14: Political Risk Insurance: Industry Overview and Trends


As political uncertainty continues to dominate the news, we take a closer look at political risk insurance: a valuable tool when developing projects in riskier emerging markets. Ken Hansen, partner in our Washington office, joins us to give a breakdown of the industry and major players, and discuss recent developments.

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Ep13: Spotlight on LNG-to-Power Projects


The global LNG industry has seen remarkable growth in a short time. Noam Ayali and Brian Greene, partners in our Washington, DC office, fill us in on the market, how these projects are developed and financed, and some of the hurdles you might face.   Continue reading “Ep13: Spotlight on LNG-to-Power Projects”

Ep12: WIFIA and the US Water Infrastructure Gap


The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, “WIFIA,” is a funding mechanism that was enacted to address the US water infrastructure gap. WIFIA aims to encourage private investment in public water infrastructure projects, and the EPA announced last week that it had received 43 letters of interest in its first round of solicitations. In this episode, we speak with Jake Falk, Counsel in our Washington, DC office, to discuss the WIFIA program.

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