Regulatory Financial Updates for Renewable Energy in North Carolina

Aug 22 2014


North Carolina has rapidly emerged as a national leader in the growth of installed renewable energy capacity during the past five years. Accompanying this growth is an increasingly robust collection of Utility Commission rulings, clarifications on the particulars of financial and tax incentives, an expanding marketplace for non-power assets derived from renewable energy projects, and an ever-more complex decision-making environment for potential project developers or owners.

This workshop will provide attorneys, accountants, project developers, and other interested stakeholders with an introduction to these regulatory and legal precedents including a review of recent decisions at the federal and state level affecting renewable energy projects, a basic understanding of the nuances regarding financial and tax incentives, an overview of pending and developing issues (e.g., environmental policy, REC markets, energy markets, etc.), and insight into how these emerging trends may affect project value and risk into the future.

Course Objectives:

1. Participants will gain an understanding of how recent regulatory decisions impact renewable energy project development, structure, and value.

2. Participants will learn about available state and federal financial incentives for renewable energy projects and the interaction among these incentives.

3. Participants will gain an understanding of how market developments such as green pricing rates, portfolio standard laws, voluntary REC market growth, limits on greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental policy regulations, and energy price changes may impact the value of renewable energy projects.

4. Participants will be able to apply this knowledge of regulatory decisions, financial incentives, and market developments to project decision making in order to minimize risk while maximizing bottom-line results.

Who Should Attend?  Attorneys, accountants, energy and finance industry executives/professionals, government officials, and other renewable energy development stakeholders.

Cost: $250*   (includes lunch)
*Early Registration Cost: $200 - Register by close of business day August 1 to receive discount
Students in UNC system cost: $200**
**Student Early Registration Cost: $175

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Room 127 in the College of Education Building. Park at College Street Parking Deck directly across from building (Parking attendant will allow you into deck). See map below.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 6 LU, 6 PDH, 6 CPE Credits, 6 General hours NC CLE
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


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