The Annual Power and Gas M&A Symposium, organized by the SNL Knowledge Center will take place from 18th February to the 19th February 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in Washington, US. The conference will cover areas like Contracted, A Broader Look At The Sector, Encompassing Non-Regulated Generation, Retail Energy Marketing And Other Related Businesses, Reveals A Steady Flow Of Deal Activity. M&A Continues To Be An Important Part Of Many Companies’ Strategies, And Pressure To Grow Has Never Been Greater.
Timings12:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Feb 17) (General)
08:15 AM - 05:30 PM (Feb 18) (General)
08:45 AM - 12:30 PM ( Feb 19) (General)View More
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Power & Energy
Editions17-19 Feb 2015 28th Edition
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Meghan GrabelGeneral Manager, Rates, Pricing, and Revenue at Arizona Public Service... Phoenix, United States
Schedule & Agenda
|Tue, 17 Feb||Registration Opens |
|Tue, 17 Feb||Program Begin Strategic Themes and Insights for the Power and Gas Industry |
Presented by: ScottMadden Industry leaders will share their perspectives on the strategic issues we confront in 2015 and engage the audience in discussing them. This interactive workshop will be based on the just-released ScottMadden Energy Industry Update highlighting the following topics:What are the top five strategic themes in the industry today?How Should We Integrate Renewables?What are the challenges, success factors and potential outcomes?What can we learn from Germany?New Business Models: What is Happening on the Ground?How are regulators helping to shape the new environment across different states?How are net metering issues being resolved?What is the value of solar u2013 and can we all agree on it?Enhancing the Customer Experience with New Products and ServicesHow are customersu2019 tastes and preferences changing?What do they want? How can we make relationships more sticky?How are utilities tailoring prices and what new services are they offering in response? How is it working?
|Wed, 18 Feb||Opening Keynote Address |
Audrey Zibelman ChairNew York State Public Service Commission
|Wed, 18 Feb||Views from the Top u2013 Key Challenges Facing the Industry |
How are companies changing their strategies in response to the changes affecting the industry? How is U.S. energy policy impacting companiesu2019 strategies?How can shareholder value be created in low growth environment?How can the potential cost impact of new infrastructure investment on consumers be mitigated?What role should new alternative sources of generation play?What are the implications of new markets for gas and electricity, such as electric and CNG powered vehicles?How can mergers and acquisitions be used to address strategic concerns in the new environment? Have the drivers of mergers and acquisitions changed?When do mergers create value? Are regulators more receptive today to the benefits of consolidation?
|Wed, 18 Feb||Investment Banking Overview |
What economic, financial and strategic factors are driving transactions today? How important is the ability to reduce costs and capture synergies?Are certain types of assets arguably undervalued?How important are geographic, regulatory, weather and fuel diversity?Are low interest rates and the ability to finance transactions with debt driving much of the activity?How important a factor is market structure?Is there a role for hybrid T&D and generation companies or is the hybrid model outmoded? Will investors continue to drive utilities to focus on regulated assets?What is the track record of value creation for the shareholders of acquiring companies
|Wed, 18 Feb||Luncheon and Luncheon Address |
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani PartnerBracewell & Giuliani LLP
|Wed, 18 Feb||Opportunities in Electric Transmission Assets |
How have FERC Order 1000 and the FERC ROE cases impacted investment in transmission?Why have joint ventures become popular in transmission? Is a partnership with the incumbent utility a de facto requirement to win a bid?How has the competitive bidding process for transmission worked so far?What is the outlook for acquisition and divestiture transactions in the transmission sector?Are we likely to see a number of new entrants in this space?
|Wed, 18 Feb||Capturing Value in Generation Transactions |
What is driving the continued high level of activity in generation transactions?How has intense competition for generation assets impacted deal terms?Who are the emerging market leaders in merchant generation?What is the role of financial buyers and infrastructure investors in the generation markets?How has the sustained low price of natural gas impacted valuations and transaction activity, and renewable generation development?How are developments in capacity markets affecting generation asset valuations?What is the secondary market for coal plants? What are the market implications of substantial coal retirements? How will the carbon rule affect valuations?What are the implications of the move by some hybrids to the pure utility model?
|Wed, 18 Feb||Investment Opportunities in the Midstream Sector and E&P Sectors |
Pipeline Integrity: how big is too big?End of the shale boom?When does it make sense for a regulated utility to include gas reserves in rate-base?LNG, liquids, infrastructureReversal of flows
|Thu, 19 Feb||The End of the Grid? The Future of the Regulated Utility Mode |
How is solar driving distributed generation? Are existing distributed solar companies of sufficient size and scale or will consolidation be required?What technological changes are necessary to accommodate substantial distributed generation?Is distributed generation economic for all customer classes?What regulatory policies are needed to harmonize distributed generation with a stable utility model? At what point does net metering require fundamental changes to regulation?Is reliability and energy security achievable without primary reliance on a central grid?Are stranded costs being appropriately factored into the costs of distributed generation?Will utilities acquire new energy companies to serve customers in new ways?
|Thu, 19 Feb||Alternative Structures: MLPs, Yieldcos and REITs |
What advantages do these entities have over conventional acquisition vehicles? What financial and governance risks do these structures pose to sponsors? How do these entities affect the achievement of scale and vertical integration?What new types of asset classes have been attracted to these structures? Will these entities be long term players in the market for electric and gas assets or are they destined to be u201cnicheu201d players whose advantage is limited to specific types of assets?How have these structures been impacted by the long-term low interest rate environment?Are some of these structures no longer as desirable as they once were?Why are some of the leading sponsors using these structures moving toward more conventional structures?
|Thu, 19 Feb||Where Will the Capital Come From |
How much capital is likely to be needed for new electric and gas infrastructure investment over the next decade?What are the most attractive investment opportunities for infrastructure funds vs. traditional regulated sources?What are the implications of market structure and region of the country on availability of capital for new assets?Why are we seeing increased private equity and infrastructure fund activity in the utility and gas space?How is fund raising affected by CFIUS and increased regulatory scrutiny upon foreign investors in infrastructure?
|Thu, 19 Feb||Program Concludes with buffet luncheon |
Visitor Ticket Price
|1795 USD||Attendee Registration|
|500 USD||additional registrant|
|2095 USD||main conference|