Novogradac & Company LLP to Host Renewable Energy Conference in Las Vegas

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Renewable Energy Professionals to Discuss the State of the Market and the Latest Financing Solutions

The renewable energy industry is preparing for a busy 2015 and 2016. The use of yield cos, securitizations and other financing structures has driven down the cost of capital for renewable energy projects to such a degree that more projects than ever are economically viable. In the background, potential tax reform, the expiration of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and the anticipated step-down of the investment tax credit (ITC) from 30 percent to 10 percent after 2016 all raise important questions about the future of renewable energy financing. The nation’s leading experts will discuss these opportunities and legislative dynamics at the annual Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference, April 23-24 at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas. The two-day conference will feature panels on the latest emerging trends, issues and hot topics including panels covering the current legislative landscape, yield cos, the debt markets, the tax equity market, investor plans for 2015, current and emerging tax and legal issues, in addition to a discussion on energy storage technologies.

“At the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference, panels of industry experts will address the relevant issues and topics driving activity in the renewable energy tax credit community today,” said Stephen Tracy, CPA, conference chairman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s San Francisco office. “The event is designed to provide conference participants with a rich educational experience coupled with a valuable networking opportunity-- further enriching the knowledge and contacts that experienced and first-time participants alike need to remain competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other renewable energy professionals, including active tax equity investors, project developers, lenders and many other industry participants during the networking breaks. Another popular networking opportunity will take place at a hosted cocktail reception on Thursday, April 23, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Additionally, a pre-conference workshop, Project Finance Advanced Primer, will be conducted on Wednesday, April 22, to complement attendees’ conference experience. This program is ideal for industry professionals looking for a refresher session and for project finance analysts currently modeling potential investments and/or current projects. Registration for the pre-conference workshop is separate and optional. An additional fee for this session applies.

The Financing Renewable Energy Conference is co-hosted by AON, U.S. Bank, Dentons, Nixon Peabody and Chadbourne. Sponsors are Ballard Spahr, Baker & McKenzie, Bryan Cave and the National Trust Community Investment Corporation.

Conference details and the complete conference agenda can be found at http://www.novoco.com/events/conferences/retc/2015/las_vegas/hotel.php

Novogradac began operations in 1989, and the allied group of Novogradac companies has since grown to more than 500 employees and partners with offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Long Beach, Calif.; the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Kansas City, Mo. and Seattle, Wash. metro areas; St. Louis, Mo., Boston, Mass.; Austin, Texas; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; New York, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; Chicago, Ill.; and Naples, Fla. Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted multifamily and affordable housing, community revitalization and rehabilitation of historic properties. Other areas of expertise include military base redevelopment, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

For more information about the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference, please contact Orlene Carpio at (415) 356-8043 or by email at Orlene.Carpio(at)novoco(dot)com.

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