SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

December 17, 2008 16:45 ET

Major Wind Power Project Developers and Financiers to Gather at Industry's Annual Deal-Making Event

The Industry Gathers to Discuss How to Finance Wind's Continued Growth Under the New Administration and Congress

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - The wind industry's annual gathering of power project developers, lenders, investors, and other key players, the annual "Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit," produced by Infocast, will be held in San Diego, CA, February 11-13, 2009.

The wind industry has once again shattered all records for new installed capacity, although against a backdrop of uncertainty as the credit markets tightened. The market is adjusting to the new realities of scarcer capital at higher prices and a realignment of asset values. But the fundamentals for wind remain strong and the industry continues to be the most dynamic driver for growth and innovation in the energy space. With the new Administration's promise of strong support for the renewable energy sector, 2009 is expected to bring more growth, more conservative deals, more creative financing, more asset sales and restructurings, and more twist and turns for the wind power market.

The annual Summit will bring together the wind industry's leading project developers, lenders, investors, and other key players to discuss developments in wind power finance and investment, as well as the various challenges and prospects for 2009 and beyond.

Topics will include:

       Strategic, Independent and Offshore Wind Developers' perspectives on
       the current market

       Investors discussing criteria for evaluating and investing in wind
       power projects and technology companies

       Lenders detailing terms and structures for project financing

       Utilities' insight into wind power project ownership

       Consolidation and M&A activities in 2009 and beyond

       IPO opportunities for wind developers

An in-depth technical workshop, "Buying and Selling Wind Power Assets," precedes the Summit. The workshop will provide the latest insights into valuing wind power assets, identifying potential hurdles to deals, negotiating deals, and structuring financing the transaction.

For further information about the annual Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, please visit www.infocastinc.com/wind09 or call Amy Tam at (818) 888-4445 ext. 13.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits in wind power, solar power, ethanol, and biodiesel. The Summits are leading events where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network, and conduct business.

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