Energy development & water finance are the fastest growing areas of development finance nationwide. From new production facilities and renewable energy source development to the retrofitting and renovation of existing infrastructure to support efficient energy & water projects, this finance has become a driving force in the economic development community.
CDFA’s Intro Energy & Water Finance Course explores the wide range of tools available for financing energy & water projects, including bonds, tax credits, revolving loan funds, grant programs, and more. This course will cover how new energy production/generation, energy efficiency, retrofitting and support programs are used throughout the country to encourage investment in large and small projects alike.
The Intro Energy & Water Finance Course begins with an overview of the complex energy development industry and introduces attendees to the terminology and technology driving this movement. We’ll then examine the entire spectrum of energy financing solutions from bonds to revolving loan funds and innovative incentive programs available to businesses, home owners, development professionals, investors, and government entities.
Day two of the Intro Energy & Water Finance Course will focus on financing water infrastructure development. Because water financing has become one of the critical financing needs in the development finance industry, speakers will explore programs and resources available through the federal government to support water infrastructure development. This course is essential for public leaders, economic development professionals, financial experts, and anyone working to address energy development challenges.
It qualifies for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us in Minneapolis, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.
The schedule for CDFA Summer School is outlined below. Click on the course name to learn more about the topic and agenda:
CDFA Summer School: Course Schedule
|By attending, you will:
- Gain knowledge and insight into the complex energy and water financing industries
- Learn about the application of state and federal finance programs for energy and water infrastructure
- Interact with leading development finance professionals from around the country
- Review best practices and case studies that can be implemented in your community
- Gain a greater understanding of the partnership opportunities for energy and water development
||You will learn through:
- Real life case studies
- Presentations from industry experts
|Topics covered include:
- Energy and water industry overviews
- Legal and regulatory considerations
- Understanding various financing programs for EE/RE and water sustainability initiatives
- Tax-exempt and taxable bonds for energy and water development
- Loan programs
- Tax credits and other incentive programs supporting energy and water infrastructure
- Innovative approaches and case studies
||Who should attend?
- Bond issuers
- Economic development professionals
- Community development professionals
- Broker, dealers and underwriters
- Elected officials
- Government and nonprofit finance officers
- Corporate trustees
- Legal counsel
- Commercial bankers
Agenda will be announced soon. Please check back frequently for more updates.
CDFA Summer School will be held at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Located in the Gateway District, this hotel is at the center of downtown Minneapolis' most exciting new neighborhood.
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
>>>Reserve Your Room
CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $199.00 (plus tax) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). A select number of hotel rooms are available from August 7-12, 2017 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before July 13, 2017. This rate is not guaranteed if reservations are made after the cut-off date or if the hotel is sold-out. Please reserve your room early. For individual reservations call 612-375-1700 and reference CDFA Summer School.
CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. These courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us in Minneapolis, MN or CDFA Summer School, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.
Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by PFM and submit your application today.
Register before July 14, 2017 for Early-Bird Rates.
When you register for three courses during CDFA Summer School, you will receive a $200 discount off the total registration fee.
The registration fee for each course is displayed below. Click the Register button to view the total fees and discounts available for CDFA Summer School.
|Early-Bird Registration||Standard Registration|