Renewable Energy Series – Developing the RFP

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Aired on 9/18/2014 – The last in SSF’s 8 part series on Renewable Energy on Institutional Property, this session focused on Energy efficiency and renewable energy contracting, which is a new art for many government and institutional entities. Whether a direct purchase or in a third-party owned and operated public private partnership, procuring these highly valuable cost reduction systems requires new ways to navigate legal, regulatory and functional challenges. Our panel of contract and finance experts from federal and state agencies, finance organizations and higher education discussed their RFP process to provide insight into what has worked well and provisions to avoid.

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Scott Provinse, Director of Government Programs for SunEdison, will moderate the session.  Scott has actively negotiated all of SunEdison’s DOE/NREL PPAs, DOL PPAs, Navy and Air Force PPAs, as well as SunEdison’s GSA efforts, including its 1.1MW PV Plant at the Denver Federal Center.  Scott is currently working with the Navy, Air Force and Army, among others, on innovative programs to provide cost effective solar energy to federal clients.  Scott speaks regularly on renewable energy and the federal market.

The panel includes:

John Riley is the Associate Vice President for University Business Services and is responsible for facilitating instruction, research, and community support through procurement, material management, environmental health and safety, auxiliary business services, business systems applications, and risk and readiness management. John leads the University’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations.

Harry Clark is Chair of Orrick’s International Trade & Compliance Group. He advises major companies and industry associations on a variety of international trade and investment rules. Mr. Clark has deep experience in areas such as CFIUS/Exon-Florio examinations of foreign investment, military and “dual use” export control regulations (ITAR/EAR), economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules, anti-boycott requirements and defense industrial security requirements.