Clean Energy Summit
8:30 AM08:30

Clean Energy Summit

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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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11:00 AM11:00

Clean Energy Roundtable: The Business of Clean Transportation

TD Gallery at Clemson University
International Center for Automotive Research
5 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

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As South Carolina's ONLY clean energy business alliance, SCCEBA is committed to working toward a 25% increase in clean transportation in our state by the year 2025.  Achieving this goal will require change in all sectors of transportation: personal, commercial and mass transit.  Join us at one of our country's preeminent centers for automotive research to hear directly from business leaders engaged daily in The Business of Clean Transportation!

Our Clean Energy Roundtables fill-up fast!
Be sure to register today to reserve your place at the table.


Lunch is provided  •  This is a FREE event

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Carolina's Energy Bootcamp
7:30 AM07:30

Carolina's Energy Bootcamp

Energy Bootcamp, an intensive, daylong condensation of the energy industry education component of our leadership development programs. The Energy Bootcamp is designed for those needing a quick and thorough understanding of how the Carolina energy economy works. You’ll follow along and make notes in your own course workbook containing every chart, figure and diagram the instructor presents and including a glossary of the common terms, acronyms and terminology used in the industry, which you’ll keep for reference for the rest of your career.

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Distributed Energy Risk Management Seminar
7:30 AM07:30

Distributed Energy Risk Management Seminar

As the distributed energy industry matures and is viewed as another established energy sector, expectations for its performance and the related risks change. Power purchase prices and government incentives are decreasing, prompting changes in capitalization and increasing risk. Long term project management and accountability has become a significant focus; again evolving processes and increasing risk. Local governments are now expressing concern regarding legacy facility responsibility and decommissioning; increasing risk.

  • These risks can be managed with innovations in capital structuring, tax credit management, insurance, and legal processes which you can learn from these experts:
  • Capital Structures to Manage Distributed Generation Risks – Clayton Summers, Senior Vice President for Renewable Energy Finance, United Community Bank
  • Managing Distributed Generation Project Tax Credit Value – Jonathan Gross, Director of Business Development, Monarch Private Capital
  • Insurance Structures to Manage Distributed Generation Risks – Jessica Medlin, Vice President, ECM Solutions
  • Legal Structures to Manage Distributed Generation Risks –  - Larry Ostema, Partner and Co-chair Nelson Mullins Energy Industry Group
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Business Roundtable
11:30 AM11:30

Business Roundtable

111 Lott Court
West Columbia, SC 29169

More than ever, South Carolina's energy future is a subject of conversation around our state. From kitchen tables to ball fields to board rooms, people are asking good questions and offering new ideas about energy.  

Join civic and business leaders at SCCEBA's first 2018 Business Roundtable to learn more about our vision for these critical components of our state's energy future:

- Clean Transportation
- Power Generation
- Energy Efficiency
- Clean Energy Economic Expansion

What will each of these look like in 2025?  What is needed to advance these goals? And, most importantly,  How can you and your company contribute to and benefit from them? We look forward to your input!

The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA) is a private, non-profit organization of clean energy business and industry leaders dedicated to growing SC's clean energy economy. 

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11:30 AM11:30

C-PACE Business Roundtable

Registration is Open and FREE

AGAPE Conference Center
1624 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

In partnership with Sustainable Real Estate Solutions, Inc. (SRS), SCCEBA is hosting a roundtable regarding Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy.  

Brian McCarter, CEO of SRS, an industry leader in administering C-PACE programs nationwide from California to Connecticut, will highlight the basics of C-PACE and how this innovative financing mechanism is helping commercial building owners across the US finance clean energy upgrades to improve their building stock and save on energy costs.  Watch a video of Brian talking about his experience implementing C-PACE.

Attendees will learn about national C-PACE Market Trends, Best Practices and Right Structuring for successful C-PACE programs including examples of first generation to second generation program structures to enable repeatable & scalable processes, program structures that are proven to work on the ground, and key structural and operational components to position SC C-PACE Programs for success.


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