Renewable Energy Pavilion

Renewable Energy MarkNew in 2021, NAPE Summit will include another avenue to connect, reconnect and make deals happen: The Renewable Energy Pavilion! This dedicated space on the expo floor is for sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who work in renewables or are interested in learning more about sustainable energy opportunities.

The REP will host education sessions featuring speakers from E&P companies and renewable energy companies as well as provide signature NAPE networking opportunities and educational materials in the pavilion. REP sessions are approved for 1.5 AAPL CEUs (0.5 CEU per speaker session).

Read Director of NAPE Le'Ann Callihan's article on this new expansion.

 

Interested in joining the Renewable Energy Pavilion?

We offer a variety of sponsorships, booth sizes and advertising opportunities that are designed to put your company in front of the right people. Whether you’re interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, advertising — or all three — talk to us today at exhibit@napeexpo.com.

 

REP SCHEDULE

REP sessions are approved for 1.5 AAPL CEUs (0.5 CEU per speaker session).

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
REP Session: Finance & Investment
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
REP Session: Market Trends & Outlook
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
REP Session: Technology Innovation
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
REP Prospect Previews
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Early Cocktail Reception

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021

9:30 am – 11:30 am
REP Networking Brunch

Schedule subject to change.

REP SPEAKERS

Alok Garg

Alok Garg

Head & Managing Director, Renewables & Asset Finance, Wells Fargo Bank

Finance & Investment

Renewable Energy: A Banker’s Perspective

Renewables dominate new generation capacity addition in the United States. Wind and solar have become increasingly cost competitive with traditional generation fuel sources like gas and coal, even excluding tax subsidies. However, financing renewables assets is complex and requires unique skill sets from developers. The developers need to be mindful of the key risks that these transactions represent and attributes of a bankable structure. If the transaction is structured appropriately, there is significant appetite from debt investors to put capital to work.

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Alok Garg has 20 years of experience in power, renewables and project finance and leads Wells Fargo Energy Group’s efforts in the Renewables & Asset Finance space. He started the Renewables Corporate & Investment Banking business at Wells Fargo in 2014 building it into an industry leading team. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Scotiabank focused on leveraged and project finance transactions. He started his career as an Associate at Enron Corp where he worked on commodity structuring, M&A and principal investment transactions.

He received an MBA from Georgetown University, Washington DC where he was a Dean’s Scholar with full scholarship. He has a B.A. Honors in economics from University of Delhi and is a CFA charter holder.

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Mike Sloan

Mike Sloan

Chief Strategy Officer, Synergetic

Market Trends & Outlook

Renewable Energy Market Outlook: Abundant Opportunity

Wind and solar power have demonstrated consistent long-term cost reductions that have greatly expanded their geography for deployment. A fact many landmen already know: America’s best wind and solar resources happen to be in the same places as the best oil and gas — from the Bakken to the Permian. But increasing new energy sources that vary with the weather strains electric grid operations rooted in existing power plants fueled by coal, nuclear and natural gas. Battery energy storage — the next technology wave just beginning to arrive throughout electric grids and in electric vehicles — will revolutionize electricity supply. Greater decarbonization, however, will require bigger ideas rooted in fuels that are not weather dependent. The most buzz attracting of these — Green Hydrogen — will offer truly abundant opportunities for traditional oil patch workers like geologists, drillers and pipefitters.

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Mike Sloan is a Texas-based renewable energy consultant assisting energy companies and governments globally with development of power projects using wind, solar, and bioenergy. After completing Mechanical Engineering degrees from Notre Dame and UT Austin, Mike started his career as a clean energy “pioneer” long before utility-scale wind or solar had come to Texas, assisting some of the world’s largest renewable energy development companies with prospective projects in the Western U.S., Hawaii, Europe and Africa.

Serving in various volunteer capacities focused on energy and economic development for Texas Governors Richards, Bush and Perry, Mike achieved national recognition for his leadership role in the development of Texas’ highly acclaimed “energy policy” for renewable energy development and proactive electric transmission (the $7 billion CREZ transmission plan enabled $40 billion in new wind and solar). During his tenure managing The Wind Coalition trade association, Texas became America’s #1 wind power state (wind capacity increased 200-fold) and regarded as a “best practices” model for the nation. Since 2015, Mike has primarily worked with solar, storage and infrastructure development in North America, the Caribbean and Africa.

Mike is an advocate for foster kids, a lousy fisherman, and still a pioneer – living in an 1850’s frontier house outside San Antonio, built by a Tejano soldier who had fought at the Alamo to help earn Texas’ freedom.

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Yoann Hispa

Yoann Hispa

Director, CEO, and Co-Founder, LandGate

Technology Innovation

Technology Innovation in Renewable Energy

The renewable energy land grab has begun. The market size for land energy resources is estimated at $4 trillion/year. Capital expenditures for solar energy alone are expected to grow to over $20 billion in 2022. Many lucrative opportunities for energy investors and developers are shadowed by traditional slow and costly methods to source and value deals. Being at the forefront of new technologies is imperative for investors to garner profitable deals and leads. Learn how you can find great deals ready to close, screen leads in seconds and run engineering studies in minutes with revolutionary technology for solar and wind energy. Access unique comp data for all types of energy deals, available capacity at transmission lines and substations and full engineering studies constantly updated for 170 million parcels in the U.S. You will learn the tools to evaluate faster, buy smarter and lower your costs.

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Yoann Hispa is CEO and co-founder of LandGate. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of Engineering of Ruspetro, and President of Optimix Energy Corp that worked for Private Equities and Investors in their oil and gas evaluations, acquisitions, divestitures, and drilling operations. Yoann has 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry mainly with Operators in various technical roles from Geoscientist to Reservoir Engineer. While at Anadarko Petroleum Corp, he worked on most of the Unconventional US Onshore assets, in International Exploration, and as Technical Team Lead of Wattenberg's development.

Yoann holds an Executive MBA from the University of Colorado, an MS in Petroleum Eng. from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Geomechanics from the University of Birmingham (UK), an MSc in Civil Engineering from ESTP (Paris, France), and a BS equivalent in Math/Physics. Yoann speaks English, French, Spanish, and Czech fluently.

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