New regulations have caused several major utilities to announce the closing of older coal-fired power plants. Incentives for renewable energy will be less robust when the Section 1603 grants program expires. And while investment in natural gas production is surging, the economy overall is limping.

In this challenging environment, join Ballard Spahr for its 9th Annual Wall Street Energy Briefing, where leaders and innovators from around the nation will convene to discuss recent developments in the energy sector. A special keynote speaker is former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.

The format for this popular event combines in-depth panel discussions with highly focused “snapshot” briefings. The result is an informative and lively conversation on the most pressing energy issues of the day.

Briefing Topics

Keynote: Energy Policy Chaos – How Does it Affect Energy Investments?

In-depth panels include:

What's Next for Renewables in a Post-1603 World?  

  • Carl Weatherly-White, K Road Power
  • Stephen Tracy, Novogradac & Company LLP
  • Thomas Plagemann, First Solar, Inc
  • Ted Brandt, Marathon Capital LLC

Buying and Selling Assets - Where is the Value?

  • Diana Drysdale, PSEG Solar
  • Gaetan Frotte, NRG Energy
  • Herb Magid, Energy Investors Funds
  • Steve Herman, Energy Capital Partners

Are We in a Generational Shift for Power Generation? Is it a Crisis or an Opportunity?   

  • Maria Gulluni, ISO New England
  • Elliot Roseman, ICF International
  • Doug Egan, Competitive Power Ventures
  • Michael Schwartz, New Wave Energy Capital Partners LLC

Snapshot briefings will cover:

  • The tantalizing REIT structure: Does it provide value for transmission and renewable energy development/ ownership?
  • An interview with Andy Redinger, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • From the Capital City: What's happening in Congress and at the regulatory agencies?
  • The latest on the shale gas juggernaut


1:00 PM - 1:15 PM | Registration and Welcome
1:15 PM - 5:45 PM | Briefing
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM | Cocktail Reception 

The briefing will also be broadcast live via videoconference in each of Ballard Spahr's 13 offices, from 1:15 p.m. to
5:45 p.m. ET.