How Could Tax Reform, Executive Order Affect Renewable Energy Financing

Tax reform and changes to federal clean energy policy could significantly affect those who work with the renewable energy investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC). Hundreds of industry practitioners will gather in San Francisco in early May to discuss potential tax and policy reform and to consider next steps.

The Novogradac 2017 Financing Renewable Energy Tax Credits Conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, May 4-5, will spotlight the future of the renewable energy sector under certain legislative and policy proposals. Other trending topics include the debt and equity markets, the depth of the current investor pool, investor pricing trends and the latest on innovative financing structures and vehicles.

In addition, Novogradac will offer a pre-conference Project Finance Primer on May 3. The overview will outline the ITC and PTC programs, the state of the market, and tax equity transactions. There will also be an advanced financial modeling tutorial. Registration for the project finance primer is separate from the conference registration.

“Structuring and executing on successful renewable energy projects financed with the ITC and PTC is highly dependent on having an informed and nuanced understanding of the tax equity and debt market conditions and the potential policy changes coming out of Washington, D.C.,” said Stephen Tracy, CPA, conference chairman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s San Francisco office. “As always, attendees of the Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference can expect expert analysis and practical insights that can help them better anticipate and appreciate market risks, challenges and opportunities.”

The conference comes in the wake of efforts by Republican congressional leaders and the White House to enact tax reform and lower the corporate…

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