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Currents is a podcast published by Norton Rose Fulbright that features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance. The podcast is hosted by partner Todd Alexander, who interviews key business leaders and policy makers to investigate important trends affecting the energy and infrastructure space.

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Currents is a podcast published by Norton Rose Fulbright that features in-depth discussions on the latest developments in project finance. The podcast is hosted by partner Todd Alexander, who interviews key business leaders and policy makers to investigate important trends affecting the energy and infrastructure space.

    Ep85: The Advantages of Surety Bonds

    Ep85: The Advantages of Surety Bonds

    Karl Choltus, SVP, national surety practice leader at Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC, joins us to discuss all things surety bonds. We discuss what a surety bond is, their traditional applications and competitive advantages, how similar a surety bond is to a guarantee, the target audience for a surety bond and much more.

    • 15 min
    Ep84: 2019 Review of Renewables

    Ep84: 2019 Review of Renewables

    Sue Wang, senior counsel in our Washington office, joins us to discuss the banner year that renewables had in 2019. We get into the different changes in step-down dates for tax credits, what types of projects people are interested in buying, how clients are mitigating political risk, the growth in storage paired with generating facilities and more.

    • 16 min
    Ep83: Cost of Capital: 2020 Outlook

    Ep83: Cost of Capital: 2020 Outlook

    It is the start of a new year. Many forecasters expect modest global growth this year, helped by favorable monetary policies by central banks, but with risk on the downside due to trade and geopolitical tensions. The US market remains awash in liquidity. Listen to a discussion led by Keith Martin, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, among John C.S. Anderson, global head of corporate finance and infrastructure at Manulife, Jean-Pierre Boudrias, managing director and head of project finance for North America at Goldman Sachs, Jack Cargas, managing director at Bank of America, Ralph Cho, co-head of the North American power and infrastructure group at Investec Bank plc, and Yale Henderson, managing director at J.P.Morgan, about what to expect in the year ahead for tax equity, bank and term loan B debt and project bonds.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep82: PPAs, Bankruptcy and Utilities, Oh My!

    Ep82: PPAs, Bankruptcy and Utilities, Oh My!

    Howard Seife, global head of financial restructuring and insolvency at Norton Rose Fulbright, joins us to discuss how power purchase agreements are affected by utility bankruptcies in the wake of the latest ruling by a US appeals court in the FirstEnergy Solutions bankruptcy. He covers what the FirstEnergy Solutions case, plus experience with the PG&E and other recent bankruptcies, suggest about when a PPA can be rejected, what project owners and creditors can do to protect themselves, and more.

    • 17 min
    Ep81: Distributed Solar Market Update

    Ep81: Distributed Solar Market Update

    Woody Rubin, president at AES Distributed Energy, joins us to discuss the distributed solar market. We talk about the market in general, the current abundance of capital, the balance between community and residential solar, AES’ recent success in Hawaii, changes he has seen in the energy storage market and more.

    • 18 min
    Ep80: kWh Analytics' Solar Lendscape: 2020 Update

    Ep80: kWh Analytics' Solar Lendscape: 2020 Update

    Richard Matsui, co-founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, is back to give us an update on their popular resource, the Solar Lendscape. We discuss how many banks are currently active in solar, what that means for the market and how many are lending in the community solar segment. From there we discuss the solar revenue put, trends in merchant risk and more.

    • 18 min

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