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Please join us at:
Infocast's Solar Finance & Investment Summit
20 Mar - 22 Mar 2018
Omni La Costa  Carlsbad, CA

Join us for our pre-conference workshop:

Pick up all the information needed to build a solid understanding of the solar + storage market— both front-of- the meter and behind-the- meter. Find out the latest on solar + storage technology, policy, business models, project economics, financing and the business development outlook.

20 Mar. 2018 | 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM


We would love to speak with you about your project and how our solar energy services can help.  Fill out the form below and we will contact you to set up a convenient time.

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7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 AM Chairman’s Welcome
8:45 – 9:30AM Storage Technology Overview: Existing and Emerging
  • Types and Relevant Applications for Each
  • Benefits and Challenges of Each
  • Cost: CapEx
  • Operational Considerations
Maurice Johnson, Business Development Engineer, UL LLC

9:30 – 10:15 AM Solar+Storage Technical Due Diligence
  • Technical Risk/Prevalence of Installations
  • System Design Integration Best Practices
  • Economics: OpEx
  • Operational Considerations (Lifetime)
John Doty, Senior Solar Engineer, AWS Truepower, a UL Company

10:15 – 10:45 AM Networking Break
10:45 – 11:30 AM Solar+Storage Policy
  • Environmental
  • Jurisdictional
  • Upcoming Policy Changes (National, Regional)
Robert Fleishman, Senior of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP

11:30 – 12:15 PM
Business Models and Finance-ability: From the Project Level
  • Integrated Energy-Storage Systems
  • Revenue Stream from Project vs. Storage
  • Utility or Customer Side? (Front of Meter or Behind Meter)
  • Models for OpEx (major maintenance reserves)
  • Storage Dispatch Strategies
  • Energy Modeling Considerations
Moderator: Sr Representative, AWS Truepower, a UL Company
Woody Rubin, President, AES
Daniel Dedrick, Senior Manager, Technology and Product, NRG
Fred Zelaya, Director, Project Finance, MUFG Union Bank
Simms Duncan, VP Structured Finance, Ensync Energy Systems

Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director, Fluence – a Siemens and AES Company

12:15-1:40PM Group Luncheon
1:45 – 2:30 PM
Business Models and Finance-ability: Technology Advances
  • What new battery technologies are coming
  • Integration challenges
  • Role of the control systems
Moderator: Sr Representative, AWS Truepower, a UL Company
William Golove, Vice President, Business Development, Amber Kinetics
John Berdner, VP of Regulatory and Policy Strategy, Enphase Energy
Farid Dibachi, Founder and CEO, JLM Energy, Inc.
Robert Wright, Manager, Distributed Resources Program Management, Southern California Edison

2:30 – 3:10 PM      
Storage Safety & Standards
Maurice Johnson, Business Development Engineer, UL LLC
3:10 – 3:40 PM Networking Break
3:45– 5:00 PM Solar+Storage Case Studies from Different Perspectives
An open discussion on the successes and challenges of financing and operating Solar+Storage projects

Moderator: Julie McLaughlin, Independent Consultant
Michael Baker, Vice President of Solar Technology, Cypress Creek Renewables
Anne Torricelli, Director Storage Solutions, North America, Trina Solar
Ken Ragsdale, Principal, Market Design and Development, ERCOT
5:00PM Chairman’s Closing Remarks


Use code: 1803104 for 15% off your workshop and conference registration


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