August 8 - 10, 2017

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Speaker Bio

Robert Edwards

Partner and Co-Head Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Rob Edwards is a Partner and Co-Head of the Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. Rob collaborates with attorneys across the Firm to bring innovative structuring and financing solutions to technology, developer and finance companies operating across the clean energy and traditional energy sectors. Rob is a recognized leader and domain expert in energy storage. In 2015 Rob was selected as one of 20 clean energy professionals nation wide to participate in the National Renewable Energy Lab's EnergyExecs Program. Rob has served as the Chairman of the Energy Storage North America Confernce for the last two years. Rob counsels developers, technology companies, financiers, private equity and utilities involved in deploying energy storage systems. Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Rob was a banker with the JP Morgan Global Commodities Group in NYC. Rob worked with clients in structuring financial and physical hedges in the power, oil and natural gas sectors and on structuring project financed deals. He advised the GCG Senior Management Team on energy policy developments in Washington, DC and how the same would impact U.S. and global commodities markets. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Rob served as the Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, a senior Presidential appointee from 2009-2011. During this time, Rob was one of the leaders at the DOE responsible for the deployment of more than $35 billion in Recovery Funds into the clean energy sector. Prior to his government service Rob practiced as a Partner on the Global Projects Team of two AM Law 100 firms where he advised IPP developers and utilities on a wide variety fo energy projects including inside the fence projects, M&A deals for power generating facilities and electric sector restructuring in Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.