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Contracting mis-steps are common to any medium or large infrastructure projects, yet there are some specific to renewable energy projects and related technologies, business models , and policies. By identifying these issues early and thinking about how they play out in contract negotiations, stakeholders can tee up a successful project that is transaction cost-efficient while they avoid “tying their shoelaces together.”
 
This course will examine issues that are relevant to developing and financing a renewable energy project and that ultimately need to be solved via contracting arrangements including Project Economics, Cost / Risk Allocation, Parties, Land, Financing, Energy Regulation and Policy Incentives and Technology and other Regulatory Issues. For each of these topics, the instructors will frame relevant issues, highlight and examine pitfalls that cause cost overruns and delays or that stop a project in its tracks and then to consider proactive steps to set up a successful project. The course includes conceptual discussions, analysis of contractual arrangements and/or mapping out of deal structures.
 
This webinar series will discuss solutions and strategies for solving frequency issues associated with renewable energy integration at high penetration levels.
Series Topics:
  • Update on FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Frequency Response
  • Renewable Energy Integration in ERCOT: Grid Code Requirements and Frequency Regulation
  • The Role of Battery Energy Storage for Frequency Response 
No one wakes up in the morning planning on responding to an emergency on their pipeline system. However, emergencies can and will occur. It is not a matter of if, but rather when you will be faced with having to respond. In today’s world the expectations on the part of stakeholders such as regulatory officials, the public, and emergency responders are that pipeline operators have effective plans, well trained employees and the ability to effectively manage an incident.
This series dives into:
•The Incident Command System and how pipeline operators can use it to effectively manage an emergency and work with public sector responders
•Expectations of stakeholders related to the effectiveness of emergency response programs
•The need for effective, coherent and usable emergency plans that employees are trained in and can implement quickly when an emergency occurs
•Exercises that realistically test the effectiveness of plans and employee training and provide actionable results
•A philosophy that is routed in the foundation of a cyclical approach to emergency management
 
Western Energy Markets with Nodal Markets Workshop :: September 14-15, 2017 :: Denver, CO
Major changes are happening in the world of wholesale electricity markets in the western U.S. There is the growing Western Energy Imbalance Market along with potentially expanding CAISO and SPP footprints. Market participants now have multiple options to consider as the playing field and economics are changing. This seminar will provide an overview of SPP, as the front runner for many large western utilities, and then compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks of different markets that many western power generators, transmission companies and market participants have to choose from as western wholesale power markets emerge and evolve. In addition, there is an optional half day workshop that will discuss Nodal Markets for Congestion Revenue Rights.