Currents show


Summary: Currents is a podcast published by Norton Rose Fulbright that features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance. The podcast is hosted by associate Chadron Edwards, who interviews key business leaders and policy makers to investigate important trends affecting the energy and infrastructure space.

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 Ep26: Tax Credit Insurance for Renewable Projects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:57

Tax equity transactions have been a mainstay of financing renewable energy projects. While the general idea—using the tax benefits from renewable energy projects as a way to generate financing for their construction—is not very complicated, tax-equity participants are subject to a number of tax risks. We speak with Daniel Schoenberg, Senior Managing Director at Aon Transaction Solutions to learn exactly what is tax credit insurance and how it is used in the renewable space.

 Ep25: Energy Storage Drivers & Pitfalls, a Webinar with ICF | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:42

Please join us for a webinar from Norton Rose Fulbright and ICF on energy storage. Our own Kat Gamache and Deanne Barrow are joined by Judah Rose and Shankar Chandramowli from ICF to discuss market drivers of storage adoption and potential risks and challenges.

 Ep24: Net Metering and Community Solar Update | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:23

As the community solar market continues to expand, our associate Ana Vucetic joins us to provide an update on the market and takes us through important recent changes in net metering rules across several key states.

 Ep23: Solar Revenue Puts with Richard Matsui, KwH Analytics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:03

Richard Matsui, CEO of KwH Analytics, joins us to discuss the Solar Revenue Put, an innovative new financial product that may change the way many solar projects are financed. While the solar industry faces the potential impact of tariffs, we explore how this product can reduce project costs.

 Ep22: Cost of Capital | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:23

Please join us for a special episode featuring our 2018 Cost of Capital webinar. Partner Keith Martin moderates and is joined by panelists John C.S. Anderson of Manulife/John Hancock, Jean-Pierre Boudrias of Goldman Sachs, Jack Cargas of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ralph Cho of Investec, and John Eber of J.P.Morgan.

 Ep21: Interview with a Wind Energy Pioneer: Jacob Susman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:42

Jacob Susman has been investing and developing projects in renewable energy since 1999. He led OwnEnergy from inception to its sale to EDF Renewable Energy, where he is now VP, Head of Origination. In today's episode, Jacob sits down with Todd to discuss what it takes to build a successful renewable energy startup and offers his insights on opportunities in today's market.

 Ep20: Tax Changes Affects on Transactions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:23

Join Keith Martin, David Gillespie and Michael Masri as they take you through over a dozen provisions in the recently enacted tax bill that will affect transactions in the power and broader infrastructure markets. This special episode was recorded live on December 19 starting with an overview of the changes followed by answering audience questions. 

 Tax Bill's Impact on the US Power Market | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:09

A massive tax-cut tax bill that is in the final stages in Congress has significant consequences for the US power industry, especially renewable energy companies. Keith Martin, partner in the Washington office, joins us to discuss the implications.

 Ep18: Mexico Power Auctions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:31

Dramatic change is underway in Mexico's power sector. Clean energy auctions awarding long-term power purchase agreements have been a great success so far. The results of the third and most recent auction were announced in November, bringing some of the lowest prices for renewable energy in the world. We're joined by Raquel Bierzwinsky, partner in the New York and Mexico City offices, to discuss the auction and the reform of the Mexican renewables sector more broadly.

 Ep17: Back-leverage Loans: Trends and Issues | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:55

Back-leverage loans have become the primary way to raise debt for tax equity-funded renewable energy projects in the US. Today, we're joined by Ralph Cho and Mike Pantelogianis, Co-Heads of Power and Infrastructure Finance, North America at Investec, to discuss the state of the back-leverage loan market.

 Ep16: Renewable Energy Hedges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:02

To kick off Season 2 of Currents, we've invited Rob Eberhardt, partner in New York, to discuss financial hedges for renewable energy projects. Rob helped to develop an innovative new wind power hedge last year that attracted considerable attention in the market.

 Ep15: Cross-border Energy M&A Transactions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:40

Mergers and acquisitions activity in the energy sector is on the rise, and cross-border transactions are driving much of this activity. In today's episode, we talk to Marwan Azzi, from our New York office, who gives us an in-depth view of how these transactions work and shares his insight on market trends.

 Ep14: Political Risk Insurance: Industry Overview and Trends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:25

As political uncertainty continues to dominate the news, we take a closer look at political risk insurance: a valuable tool when developing projects in riskier emerging markets. Ken Hansen, partner in our Washington office, joins us to give a breakdown of the industry and major players, and discuss recent developments.

 Ep13: Spotlight on LNG-to-Power Projects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:02

The global LNG industry has seen remarkable growth in a short time. Noam Ayali and Brian Greene, partners in our Washington, DC office, fill us in on the market, how these projects are developed and financed, and some of the hurtles you might face.

 Ep12: WIFIA and the US Water Infrastructure Gap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:06

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, “WIFIA,” is a funding mechanism that was enacted to address the US water infrastructure gap. WIFIA aims to encourage private investment in public water infrastructure projects, and the EPA announced this week that it had received 43 letters of interest in its first round of solicitations. In this episode, we speak with Jake Falk, Counsel in our Washington, DC office, to discuss the WIFIA program.


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