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Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009 - Saturday, February 14, 2009
06:00 am London - 06:00 am London

Tim Callahan will be moderating a panel discussion titled "Strategic Wind Developers Perspective on Wind Financing and Development" at the Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2009. The summit will take place from February 12 - 13, 2009 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA.

The topic of the panel discussion will include:

Strategic wind developers, whether US or foreign owned, have seen phenomenal growth in the wind sector in the recent past and have been well poised to contribute to much of this growth. Although these strategic wind developers have the resources to do it all (from securing long-term turbine supply agreements to financing projects with their own balance sheet), this panel will share their perspectives on the future of the sector in light of the recent credit crisis and the new government, their views on the tax equity markets and the future of the PTC, their plans for the North American market, and their thoughts on emerging constraints and challenges to developing wind farms.

  • What is the expected impact of the credit crisis and the recent state of the economy on the electric wind farm sector?

  • Although the number of tax equity players has diminished recently, should we expect a resurgence in the number of such players in the near future?

  • What should the wind sector expect from the current Congress and Presidential administration?

  • Have tax equity investors expected returns diminished the strategic developers plans for future development?

  • Has the PTC outlasted its usefulness in financing projects? If so, what governmental or related programs would be better suited for financing projects and expanding the pool ofinvestors and lenders?

  • What growth do strategic developers anticipate in the wind sector during 2009 and 2010? What are the major impediments to any such growth?

  • What is the current view as to the market for wind turbines and the future for long-term supply agreements?

  • Do strategic developers expect the market to shift from a focus on greenfield development to the acquisition of operating wind farms?

  • What constraints and challenges do developers currently face and what do they anticipate for the future?

  • Have certain restraints to development (such as transmission limitations) eased and/or do developers expect the same to ease in the near future?

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