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Clean Energy Project Development and Finance

This case study-oriented course will focus on the critical skills needed to evaluate, develop, finance (on a non-recourse basis), and complete standalone energy and infrastructure projects. The primary course materials will be documents from several representative projects - e.g. wind and carbon capture - covering key areas including market and feasibility studies, environmental permitting and regulatory decisions, financial disclosure from bank and bond transactions, and construction, input, and offtake contracts. Documents from executed transactions are highly customized. By taking a forensic approach, looking at several different deals, we can learn how project developers, financiers, and lawyers work to get deals over the finish line that meet the demands of the market, the requirements of the law, and (sometimes) broader societal goals. Elements used in grading: Participation 50% Projects/Papers 50%. Case and Problem Discussion. All + waitlist must attend. Absences impact grade. Cross-listed with Graduate School of Business (GSBGEN 335).

2014-2015 Winter
01/05/2015 - 03/09/2015 Mon 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM at GSB Bass 321
Notes: Cross-listed with Graduate School of Business (GSBGEN 335). Meets at GSB - Bass 321.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Dan Reicher
Jeffrey Brown
David B. Rogers