Commercial Acceleration of Solar Energy in Silicon Valley (CASE-SV)
Workshop 3: Commercial Solar Project Contracting and Procurement
Thursday, October 30, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will feature Donald Simon, an attorney and partner at Wendel, Rosen, Black, & Dean, the first law firm to be certified a green business. He co-founded the firm’s Green Business Practice Group, and serves as general counsel to California Solar Energy Industry Association, Build It Green, Northern California Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and Efficiency First. Donald will discuss his experience advising business clients in the Bay Area on renewable energy contracts and related business issues.
This will be followed by an instruction by Ben Foster, Senior VP at Optony, on how to navigate the procurement process, including solar vendor proposal evaluation and contract term negotiation. Ben has extensive experience developing and releasing Requests for Proposals for leading organizations, and negotiating contracts to maximize the financial and energy savings from commercial-scale solar projects.
Supported in part by the US Department of Energy, CASE-SV provides no cost, independent support to qualifying energy customers for solar site assessments, education on technical and financing options, streamlined procurement and contractual processes, and opportunities for public recognition. Following the webinar, the CASE-SV team will follow up with registrants to provide individual consultation.