112 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 75 Ratings

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.

    Ep114: COVID-19's Effect on Utilities

    Ep114: COVID-19's Effect on Utilities

    Robert Mudge, principal at The Brattle Group, joins us to go over the company’s report on the impact COVID-19 is having on utilities. We go over how electric load has been affected, how effects vary among different types of utility customers, how they are expected to change over time and by region, the financial consequences for utilities, how states are responding, commodity pricing and more.

    • 22 min
    Ep113: Condition of the Tax Equity Market

    Ep113: Condition of the Tax Equity Market

    Many developers report trouble raising tax equity this year for renewable energy projects. This is the third in a series of calls since late March with different tax equity investors to test the current condition of the market. Keith Martin, partner in Washington, is joined by Robert Capps, managing director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Eric Cohen, group head – renewable energy finance at Fifth Third Bank, Eric Heintz, director of energy finance at M&T Bank, B. Scott McClain, executive vice president and managing director at First Horizon Bank and Yonette Chung McLean, managing director at RBC Capital Markets.

    • 48 min
    Ep112: Solar Risk Assessment Report 2020

    Ep112: Solar Risk Assessment Report 2020

    Richard Matsui, CEO and co-founder of kWh Analytics, and Dana Olson, solar segment leader at DNV GL, are back to discuss the second annual "Solar Risk Assessment" report in which they, along with industry experts from eight other companies, share their quantitative insights on solar production risk. We get into the trends that are being seen in the market, the underperformance that is being found, what is causing it and much more.

    • 29 min
    Ep111: Lessons Learned from PG&E's Bankruptcy

    Ep111: Lessons Learned from PG&E's Bankruptcy

    PG&E is on its way out of bankruptcy, and there are many lessons to learn from the largest American utility’s second trip through bankruptcy. We briefly cover the political and regulatory issues lurking in the background and then dive into the lessons learned from people who were affected by the bankruptcy, cover what they would do differently if it were to happen again, address how to price bankruptcy risk and discuss how the industry is approaching projects with PG&E offtake contracts and California in general. Jim Berger and Christy Rivera, partners with Norton Rose Fulbright, are joined by Kevin P. Malcarney, senior vice president and general counsel at Clearway Energy, Paul Pace, senior vice president and team leader at KeyBank, and Pascal Uttinger, managing director, project finance in the Americas, at MUFG.

    • 1 hr
    Ep110: Behind-the-Meter Storage

    Ep110: Behind-the-Meter Storage

    Brian Warshay, principal consultant, DER and energy storage at DNV GL, joins us to discuss opportunities in behind-the-meter storage. We get into how companies can make money in BTM solar and storage, how the projects are financed, how companies are changing their business models to adapt to the evolving market, additional entities that can get involved in BTM storage, how customer data can be used to increase value to energy providers and customers, what he is currently seeing in the community storage market and more.

    • 23 min
    Ep109: What's New in the Market

    Ep109: What's New in the Market

    Another economic stimulus bill is expected in August. A refundable tax credit proposal has gotten traction among Republicans. Tax equity is harder for many developers to find this year. A key motion being argued before a federal court in Washington this month could affect contest rights in tax equity deals. Keith Martin, partner in Washington, gives a lively half-hour update on what is new in the market.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Unhappy Daily user ,

Great insights

Best way for a quick update of the trends and issues in the energy business. Very nicely unpackaged by the very knowledgeable moderator.

wherestravis ,

Perfect for project finance professionals but poor audio quality

Finally found a way to efficiently keep current on PFI issues, from trustworthy industry experts. Love it, keep em coming!!

Also, I'd be happy to see these go a bit longer and deeper into the subject matter.

HOWEVER, if Norton Rose is reading this, PLEASE have an audio technician take a look at (1) the recording equipment and (2) the post processing. It's terribly "grainy" sound. The host and guests really need to be mic'd up appropriately, and the audio should be recorded/released in higher fidelity. It comes off as very amateurish and would only take a couple of minutes and <$100 to fix.

PFProfessional ,

Great source for project finance news

Excellent podcast for keeping up with current trends in project finance from a reputable source. Topics span energy and infrastructure, including renewables.

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