PACENation Summit
February 13 - 15
Denver, CO
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Join us in Denver to network, learn, and accelerate the growth of PACE financing

PACENation Summit 2017 will feature three days of content, 20+ interactive sessions, 40+ expert speakers, and many unique networking opportunities.

Last year, PACENation’s first annual Summit made waves in the PACE marketplace when it brought together almost 400 members of the PACE community for the first-ever national PACE gathering.

Since then, progress in PACE has been tremendous. Residential PACE financing surpassed $3 billion and recent policy developments have set the stage for even greater growth in 2017. Innovation in commercial PACE continued with a variety of new PACE products, strategies and programs developed by C-PACE programs and financiers. This is the story of PACE in 2016: new markets, new innovations, new policy and new programs.

The 2017 Summit will be an in-depth look into these topics and more. Don’t miss your chance to network and learn from top experts in PACE and make your mark in the PACE market: (register now.)

2017 Summit Themes

PACE 101

Join the PACE 101 workshop on day one, or attend sessions in the “PACE 101” track throughout the event.


Residential PACE

Learn more about the state of the residential PACE market, recent policy developments, best practices and next steps.

Commercial PACE

Dive deep into C-PACE project development, commercial solar, lender consent and more.


PACE innovations

Cutting edge developments in C-PACE and R-PACE: securitization, consumer protections, FHA’s guidance, PACE partnerships, and marketing strategies.


Standard registration
800.00 USD

Please consider joining PACENation as a member for $100 off registration! Join here.

Government & Nonprofit Registration
700.00 USD

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Member Registration
700.00 USD

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Member Government & Nonprofit Registration
600.00 USD

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Day 1
13 Feb 2017

PACE 101 Workshop

An introductory workshop on PACE for newcomers and practitioners alike. From legislation to project implementation, including best practices in legislation, local ordinances, program design, financing options, marketing to building owners, training of contractors, and much more.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Summit Reception

Day 2
14 Feb 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet

Plenary: The evolution of PACE in 2016 and future opportunities

PACE market leaders discuss the latest innovations in the world of PACE and their outlook for the future of the PACE industry.
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Networking Break

Legislation and Local Ordinances

Examine the important aspects and key components of PACE legislation and local ordinances, and the policy criteria that set the foundation for PACE programs successfully getting off the ground.

The Growth Outlook for PACE

Learn how the FHA guidance and standards, the FHFA position, and the nation’s energy goals are shaping the PACE marketplace.

PACENation’s Consumer Protection Standards

Residential PACE is flourishing. Learn about PACENation’s protection standards being adopted by the leading PACE programs, DOE’s recommended best practices, and the importance of setting baseline policies to guide the creation and operation of successful PACE programs.

Lender Consent

Learn top strategies for obtaining timely lender consent for your project.
11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Greg Kats

PACE Administration Models

Hear from successful Program Administrators from across the country and learn first hand about options for PACE program design, including Local Government Administration, State Level Administration, Independent PACE Providers, Multi-Jurisdictional Concepts, and more.

PACE for Commercial Real Estate Companies: Challenges and Opportunities

A discussion of the economics of PACE financing for Commercial Real Estate companies and a review of case studies on the implementation of C-PACE by property owners.

Scaling Success in Residential PACE Programs

Residential PACE programs are poised for tremendous growth across the country. Understand lessons learned from PACE providers and hear about key best practices and considerations as PACE is adopted and being considered in new states and communities.

PACE Securitization

Perspectives on working with credit rating agencies, investors and financial institutions, as well as green bond designations that have propelled the maturity of the PACE asset within the capital markets.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Networking Break

The Administrative Cost of PACE Financing

An overview of the various ways administrative cost of PACE financing is recovered under different jurisdictions, including legal, underwriting, program administration, trustee, collection, and other fees.

Advancing Solar through PACE

PACE programs present opportunities for growth in the solar market. Learn about new business partnerships between solar financiers/ installers and PACE providers and how the PACE platform continues to facilitate growth of distributed generation.

Understanding R-PACE in Real Estate Transactions

Explore mechanisms for handling PACE assessments in residential real estate transactions, including the refinancing and sale of homes. What are the opportunities, challenges, and tactics for PACEproviders, realtors, lenders, and homeowners.

Attracting Capital Investments

What interests institutional investors in PACE? What are their needs and what are the possible roadblocks? This session includes Venture Capital investors for individual PACE companies, Insurance companies funding under flow purchase agreements, and providers of tax-exempt financing.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

Local and State Policy Applications

Learn how policymakers and PACE providers are using PACE as a way to meet ambitious environmental, energy, and economic goals. This session will explore several case studies for how communities are applying PACE programs to meet a variety of policy objectives.

C-PACE Project Development Best Practices

Industry leaders discuss project development best practices from sourcing a project to financial closing and commissioning.

Contractor Engagement for R-PACE Programs

Contractors are the “face of PACE” to the residential customer. Hear from seasoned R-PACE program administrators and successful R-PACE contractors about contractor engagement, from training to successful marketing and other methods for continued successful relationships.

Building the Capital Stack with PACE

There are many ways to complement PACE when building a capital stack, such as grants, subsidies, tax-exempt PACE financing, incentives, tax increment financing and more.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

PACENation Outing and Cocktail Reception at the Grand Hyatt

Day 3
15 Feb 2017
8:00 am - 8:45 am

Breakfast Buffet

Plenary: The Data-Driven Case for R-PACE

R-PACE experts present the detailed case for R-PACE financing with data collected on PACE performance, consumer demographics, and market activity.
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

Accounting Treatment

Accounting treatment and tax implications of C-PACE financing. What are owners and their auditors saying?

Expanding Residential Access to Solar

Homeowner interest in using PACE for solar projects continues to grow. This panel will discuss best practices and options for using PACE for PPAs, leases, and solar purchases.

True Cost of PACE Debt vs. Traditional Loans

A detailed look at the true cost of corporate project financing, the weighted average cost of corporate capital and the allocated cost of project capital, versus the cost of PACE financing.

PACE Partnerships

PACE providers are increasingly partnering with other members of the clean energy sector on business development opportunities. Learn about how PACE providers are developing strategic partnerships with contractors, manufacturers, national accounts, and distributors to advance PACE market adoption.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch and Keynote Address: John Picard

Summit Conclusion

With David Gabrielson, Executive Director, PACENation.


Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Pl, Denver CO 80202

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Sponsor PACENation Summit 2017 to reach our large audience of PACE experts and interested customers. We offer a wide variety of sponsorship levels and a la carte sponsorship options.

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Steering Committee

Erin L. Deady, PA

Mansoor Ghori, Petros PACE Finance

Lain Gutierrez, DBRS

Charlene Heydinger, Texas PACE Authority

Abby Johnson, Abacus Property Solutions and Atlantic PACE

Michael Karlosky, Figtree Financing

Mike Lemyre, Ygrene Energy Fund

Nikki McQuaid, Ygrene Energy Fund

Sheridan Pauker, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Lynn Rasic, Renovate America

Chris S. Rau, Forest City

Genevieve R. Sherman, PACE Financial Servicing

William R. B. Springer, Morgan Lewis

Mike Wallander, Demeter Power

Alexander Winn, The Solar Foundation


PACE Leaders at the 2016 Summit

2016 Summit Image Gallery