SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

September 25, 2007 13:44 ET

Opportunities in Renewable Wind Power to Be Detailed in Houston in November at Infocast Meeting

Industry Expanding at 25% Pace

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - The renewable wind power business is on a major growth trajectory, with a looming carbon regime and pending FERC action on transmission access adding impetus to the upward curve. Capitalizing on these market trends will be the focus of "Wind Power Development Tutorial," a major industry building event to be held November 28-30, 2007.

The tutorial will take place in Texas, the nation's largest and most dynamic wind market, and will offer experience-based insights and information that can be applied across the country by astute market players. The tutorial will analyze the latest developments, market opportunities, segments, models and barriers in wind, guiding participants through the finance, structuring and development process in a systematic, step-by-step fashion.

Up to the minute presentations by industry experts will explain:

    Wind power business models, deal structures and project financing

    Wind and project performance risk assessment

    Turbine selection and tips for negotiating turbine purchase agreements

    Permitting wind energy facilities

    Transmission access

    Pricing and negotiating power purchase agreements

    Estimating costs

    Designing a media and community relations strategy

    Structuring a project to maximize production tax credits (PTCs)

    Tools and techniques for asset valuation of wind plants

    Wind project finance, B loan debt and innovative financing vehicles

The pre-tutorial workshop "Impacts of CREZ on Transmission Build-out and Wind Power Opportunities in the Texas Market" will provide an in depth analysis of the impacts of CREZ on the market. Within Texas, there is now an estimated 25,000 to 28,000 megawatts of wind capacity up for grabs, with the Transmission Optimization Study, which will lay out the technical parameters for interconnection, due by January, 2008. This meeting will not only present methods for taking advantage of the opportunities within the state, but will also offer valuable information that can be used in the development of wind projects across the country.

For further information about the Wind Power Development Tutorial, please visit or call Jason Keehn at (818) 888-4445 ext. 43

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of tutorials and summits in wind power, solar power, ethanol, and biodiesel. Infocast events provide forums wherein industry players gather to learn, share their perspectives on the markets, establish relationships, network and conduct business.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jason Keehn
    (818) 888-4445 ext. 43