Renewable Energy Seminar & Teleconference Series

Welcome to the monthly Renewable Energy Seminar and Teleconference Series brought to you by the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) in collaboration with the Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee of the American Bar Association SEER Section and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

These monthly seminars provide an opportunity to network and discuss the subject matter with renewable energy lawyers, federal and state policy makers, and business experts.

The programming is open to ACORE members, ABA members, BNEF subscribers and all those involved in aspects of law, policy, business, or financing in the renewable energy or distributed generation fields.

Our Next Seminar & Teleconference

Leveraging Tax Equity: the Latest on the Department of Treasury’s new PTC Guidance

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On May 2, the IRS released much anticipated guidance on how it will administer the five year extension of the PTC (IRS guidance on the ITC extension will be released later).  The multi-year extensions of the PTC and ITC have provided the wind and solar energy sectors with stable, long-term policy and can help accelerate an already expanding market. However, details in IRS implementation and the availability of enough competitively priced tax equity are critical to monetizing the tax incentives and expanding deployment. How will the PTC extension be implemented?  Will there be enough cost-competitive tax equity to optimize these important incentives? Could the lack of tax equity slow market growth? Additionally, how will the scheduled step downs of the credits affect the tax equity markets in the coming years? Leaders in renewable energy finance and development will discuss these and other issues.

Q & A Submission:
Q & A both on the teleconference and live at the host firm sites, will follow the speakers' presentations. Please email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Call Times:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Central
10:00 am - 11:30 am Mountain
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific
8:00 am - 9:30 am Alaskan

Greg Wetstone, President & CEO, ACORE

Keith Martin, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Darren Van't Hof
, Director of Renewable Energy Investments, US Bank
Jeff Weiss, Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Distributed Sun

Teleconference Series Chairs:
Sarah A.W. FittsDebevoise & Plimpton LLP
Roger D. Stark, Stark Energy Consulting LLC
Gene GurevichSecuring America's Future Energy
Matthew J. Frank, Murphy Desmond S.C.
Grant Rauscher, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP