Solar Power Generation USA 2012

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30 January– 2 February 2012

Las Vegas, United States

Where the Utility and Solar Sectors meet to do business

Winner at the 2011 Conference Awards of Best American conference, Solar Power Generation USA has established its position as a leading event for those involved in utility scale solar power projects in the US.

With over 350 attendees, a sold out exhibition hall, a faculty of over 60 speakers, an unprecedented number of utility representatives plus keynote addresses from leaders of the renewable energy sector Senator Harry Reid & Steve Black, Solar Power Generation 2011 was a high level information gathering and networking event considered a must attend for those serious about the industry.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Bobby Hollis, Executive, Renewable Energy, NV Energy
  • Carmine A. Tilghman, Director – Renewable Energy Resources, UniSource Energy
  • Greg Munro, Chief Executive Officer, La Plata Electric Association
  • Jesse Gronner, Managing Director, Business Development, Iberdrola Renewables
  • Martha Symko-Davies, Research Senior Supervisor, NREL & Director, CPV Consortium
  • Wayne Miller, Vice President, Engineering, Greenvolts
  • Felicia Bellows, Senior Vice President of Development, Torresol
  • Sheldon Kimber, Director, Project Finance, Recurrent Energy
  • Natalie Jackson, Vice President, Project & Structured Finance, Brightsource Energy
  • Brad Miekle, President, Silverado Power
  • Seth Israel, Vice President, Site Acquisitions and Permitting, Recurrent Energy
  • Lex Heslin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Beautiful Earth Group
  • Mark E. Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eurus Energy America
  • Senior Representatives, Nevada Office & California Offices, Bureau of Land Management
  • Charlie Kuffner, Principal, Clean Power Group
  • Joe Brotherton, National O&M Sales Manager, Advanced Energy
  • Senior Representative, America Electric Technologies
  • Todd Alexander, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke
  • Charlie Ricker, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Brightsource Energy
  • Martin Hermann, Chief Executive Officer, 8minutenergy
  • Senior Representative, Power One
  • Senior Representative, REC Solar
  • Nathaniel Bullard, Lead Analyst, North American Solar, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Senior Representative, Siemens

Key reasons to attend:

  1. Meet more utilities than at any other solar conference: The return of the utility VIP pass scheme supported by the Edison Electric Institute
  2. The best networking opportunities: New roundtable sessions connect you face to face with key players tackling the topics you want to address
  3. Gain PPAs, permits, grid connection & finance for utility scale solar projects: The expert speaking faculty of utilities, grid operators, investors explain how to make your project stand out
  4. 2011-2012’s most exciting project developments revealed: Hear the inside story on projects that have taken that next big step forward and how the developers achieved this
  5. Push down costs and increase the efficiency of utility scale PV in one day: The world’s leading developers discuss plant design, module & BOS selection and managing construction timelines
  6. CSP focus day- accelerate the technology’s position in the US energy market: How to optimise and improve the bankability of CSP projects and communicate their value proposition
  7. Drive CPV towards commercialization and PPAs: Technology advances and pioneering large scale projects attracting serious interest from utilities and investors
  8. NEW operations and maintenance session: As more plants come into operation discover how to run them at maximum capacity and prolong their lifespan
  9. Gain recognition at the industry selected Solar Power Generation Awards : Position your company as a leader in the field and differentiate yourself from the competition
  10. Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament : An informal way to build relationships whilst donating to the excellent charity Solar Aid
  11. Training opportunities for those new to the market: A full week of activities includes Green Power Academy Training Courses to get you and your colleagues up to speed on market developments
  12. Exhibit at the previously SOLD OUT exhibition: After hitting max capacity for the past 2 years, prime spots in the 2012 exhibition hall are already selling fast!

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