04/14/2011 11:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.
Clean Technology and Solar Energy
Morrison & Foerster LLP 425 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
The solar industry is entering a huge growth phase driven by the dramatic drop in photovoltaic costs and the development of new solar thermal technologies which promise low cost solutions with the potential for storage. However, many large development obstacles remain. E3 (Energy Environmental Economics) will provide an overview of the competitive landscape, including the reported and projected cost of solar technologies, utility valuation, transmission and interconnection risks, and trends at the regulatory and policy levels which drive solar investment. The talk will review the development opportunities and risks over the next five years. E3 constitutes the gold standard in energy and economics research and modeling. E3 represents renewable and emerging technology companies and their investors, regulatory and policy entities, and also has utility clients across the western U.S. and Canada.
Moderator:Theresa ChoOf Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Speaker: Amy Guy Wagner Senior Consultant E3
Ms. Wagner leads project work in E3’s emerging technology practice area with several of E3’s renewable development and IPP (independent power producers) clients, including BrightSource Energy, SunEdison, Solar Millennium, Alion, and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. Her work includes utility valuation, strategic siting, transmission risk assessment and investor support. Ms. Wagner also assisted Hawaiian Electric Company in their Feed-in Tariff proceeding and developed rates for small-scale wind, photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, and in-line hydro projects. Her prior experience includes project management and sustainable business development at HDR Inc., where she provided consulting services for local governments, renewable developers, businesses, and international organizations on a wide range of projects. Ms. Wagner earned her B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems at Stanford. She recently returned to Stanford and received a second M.S. in Management Science and Engineering with an energy policy and strategy focus.
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