Don’t miss this great opportunity to build your renewable energy arsenal and network with peers and experts. See the Clean Energy Means Business: An Energy Buyers’ Summit, presented by ANB Bank, E Light, and Sunshare agenda below.
Tuesday, November 12
Summit Registration Opens
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Workshop
The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) will be running a workshop and sharing a state of the market update. The workshop will focus on the basics of renewable energy procurement at scale, including building internal support for clean energy at your organization, the transaction mechanics of PPAs and Green Tariff structures, and techniques to avoid common mistakes and manage risk. This will be a dynamic workshop with plenty of audience participation, so come prepared to learn from your peers and share your own experiences.
Wednesday, November 13
Summit Registration Opens
8:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Exhibit Area Open
Breakfast & Networking
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:05 – 9:40 a.m.
Keynote: Healing the Person, Healing the Planet: Why Sustainability Makes Sense in the Health Care Sector
Benjamin Anderson, Vice President of Rural Health and Hospitals, Colorado Hospital Association
9:40-9:45 a.m. 2019 Solar and Storage Friendly Communities Awards
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
The National Western Center: New Energy for a Historic Site
Learn how this redevelopment will preserve historic buildings, connect the site to the South Platte River, and potentially create one of the largest campuses in the state to be powered by renewable energy
Noah Eckert, Development Director, Community Energy, Inc
Jocelyn Hittle, Senior Director, Denver Programs and Sustainability, Colorado State University
Laura Rip, Energy Project Manager, Jacobs
Tyler Smith, Area Manager - Community and Local Government Affairs, Xcel Energy
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break & Networking
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Community Solar: Enabling a Consumer Revolution
Bob Lynn, Senior Vice President Energy & Commercial Lending, ANB Bank
John Romero, General Manager of Distribution, Collection and Treatment, Colorado Springs Utilities
David Amster-Olszewski, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, SunShare
Jocelyn Durkay, Policy Analyst, Colorado Energy Office
Overcoming Credit Hurdles & Financing Challenges
Learn how to hit your renewable targets
Alex Blackmer, Chief Executive Officer, Solaris Energy
John Bringenberg, District Development, Petros PACE Finance
Kevin Morse, Vice President, Lever Energy Capital
Emily Masters, Relationship Manager, Cleantech Group, Wells Fargo
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Networking
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
How Solar and Storage can Help the Extraction Industries Achieve their Financial and Environmental Goals
Hear from the oil, gas and mining industries in this vital discussion
Mike Aire, P.E., Corporate Director of Energy & Environment, Newmont Mining
Ali Weaver, Senior Project Development Manager, Silicon Ranch Corporation (U.S. solar platform for Shell)
John Benton, Product Manager, Caerus Oil and Gas LLC
Dhruv Patel, Vice President, Engineering Procurement & Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Thomas Koch Blank, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
Better Call ‘Sol’? Navigating Legal Issues on the Road to Procuring Solar and Storage
Rochelle Rabeler-Griffiths, Attorney, Holland & Hart LLP
Michelle Zimmerman, Head of US Development, Lightrock Power
Corrina Kumpe, VP, General Counsel, Director of Policy, SunShare
Roger Freeman, Attorney, Roger Freeman LLC
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Renewable Energy in the Public Sector: Successful Case Studies from Local Governments, School Districts and Housing Authorities
Find out best practices from the public sector
Ryan McCaw, Sustainability and Grant Programs Manager, Metro West Housing Solutions
Dara Ward, Product Developer, Xcel Energy (Formerly St. Vrain Valley School District)
Shaun Laughlin, Head of US Strategic Development, Standard Solar
The Honorable Alice Madden, Former House Majority Leader, Colorado House of Representatives
Overcoming the Landlord/Tenant Dilemma to Procure Renewable Energy
How to solve a problem that has plagued the industry since its formation
Eliot Abel, Director of Commercial Project Development, Namaste Solar
Adam Knoff, Associate Director, Solar Investments, Unico Properties LLC
Katrina Managan, Climate Smart Buildings Team Lead, City and County of Denver
Sean Ribble, Director, Greenworks Lending
4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Case Studies of Unique and Innovative Projects
Hear stories that encapsulate the forefront of our industry to help you ideate the future
Ian Skor, Chief Executive Officer, Sandbox Solar, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Uchanski and Colorado State University
Tony Boniface, President/Owner, Independent Power Systems, in collaboration with Boulder Commons
Diane Dandineau, Chief Executive Officer, IPower Alliance, in collaboration with Ehrlich Toyota
Kacie Peters, Director of Business Development, Pivot Energy, in collaboration with commercial entities
Taylor Henderson, Chief Energizing Officer, Outshine Energy
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Wrap Up Networking Reception
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