SolarWakeup Live! Chicago - Solar Dealmaker Series

Join us for a special one-day solar dealmaking, learning and networking event in Chicago hosted by SolarWakeup and the Midwest Solar Expo on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

As Illinois makes a strong bid to become a Midwest leader in solar, SolarWakeup Live! is taking to the streets of Chicago to help installers, developers, financiers and all other interested solar parties figure out just what the Long Term Renewable Procurement Plan - approved by the state's PUC last month - means for them.

Hear what some of the country's top experts think of the Plan, as it's known to locals, and where you should be making your investments as solar starts to take off in the Land of Lincoln. Sign up today to reserve your spot - tickets are going fast!

Key event highlights:

  • Interactive executive interviews and panel discussions
  • Speed networking and dealmaker meeting rooms
  • Developer and investor match-making and introductions
  • Policy experts breaking down the regulations



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast
08:00  to  09:00 v Atrium

Have some breakfast while you chat with some of the top people in the solar and clean energy industry.

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: An implementer’s vision – developing the State’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan
09:00  to  09:45
Anthony Star. Director. Illinois Power Agency.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Making of the RPS bill - what happened in the room that wrote the $2.5 billion policy
10:00  to  10:45
Brad Klein. Senior Attorney. Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC).
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Coffee Break and Introductions
10:45  to  11:15
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM: Distributed Generation & Community solar -- the details of the adjustable block
11:15  to  12:00
Madeleine Klein. Man. Director, Policy & Market Strategy. ENGIE.
Wayne Pfisterer. President. Pfister Energy.
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Networking grab-n-go lunch
12:00  to  12:45
12:45 - 1:00 PM: SolarWakeup Solar Sentiment Survey, where does solar stand in Q3?
12:45  to  13:00
Yann Brandt. Managing Editor. SolarWakeup.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM: Residential market - value proposition and market segments
13:00  to  13:45
Amy Heart. Director, Public Policy. Sunrun.
Cameron Bernhardt. Account Manager. SRECTrade.
1:45 PM -2:15 PM Business Introductions
13:45  to  14:15
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM: Early stage development opportunities - building the pipeline
14:15  to  15:00
Jon Carson. Managing Partner. Trajectory Energy Partners.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Networking Break
15:00  to  15:30
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM: Large scale solar development in Illinois, learning from Midwest markets
15:30  to  16:15
Adam Rasken. Director of Origination. True Green Capital.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM: How Solar Can Shape Low-Income Communities: Electricity and Workforce Development Under Illinois' New Procurement Plan
16:15  to  17:00
Becky Stanfield. Senior Director. Vote Solar.
Sean Gallagher. VP of State Affairs. SEIA.
Tony Clifford. Chief Development Officer. Standard Solar.
Rev. Brian Sauder. Executive Director. Faith in Place.
Eya Louis. Contractor Development Coordinator. Elevate Energy.
Frank Andorka. Senior Correspondent. SolarWakeup.



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Starts: 8:00 AM 2018
Ends: 5:00 PM 2018
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