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Panel: Making Rain: Financing Sustainability Around the Globe

Session: Wednesday, February 11 @ 9:30

Matt Cheney is the founder and CEO of CleanPath Ventures LLC, a global independent clean power producer and development/finance platform.  Prior to CleanPath, Mr. Cheney was the founder and CEO of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures LLC, the United States-based subsidiary of Fotowatio S.A., a Spanish based global solar power developer.

In 2004, Mr. Cheney founded and managed MMA Renewable Ventures, the first and largest solar IPP and tax equity syndicator in the U.S.  MMA Renewable Ventures focused on the development, ownership and operation of a multi-million dollar portfolio of large and distributed scale solar, wind, biomass and energy efficiency project investments, and was the first independent syndicator of Solar Tax Equity funds in the US. MMA RV syndicated 5five separate funds totaling over $1 BN in investment capital by 2009, all during Mr. Cheney’s tenure.  MMA Renewable Ventures was merged with Fotowatio S.A. in 2010, and then merged with SunEdison in 2011.

Prior to MMA RV, Mr. Cheney was the CEO of NUON Renewable Ventures USA, LLC, while he served as Director of North American Business Development for NUON NV, a Dutch multi-utility based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.   In that role, he developed and implemented NUON’s North American renewable energy investment strategy while managing U.S. mergers and acquisition strategies as a member of NUON’s global M&A team.   Mr. Cheney himself took NUON Renewable Ventures private in 2004 under the name of Renewable Ventures LLC.

Mr. Cheney has more than twenty-five years in the fields of civil engineering, energy, and environment, including experience with the U.S. Agency for International Development in South America, the National Rural electric Co-op Association’s International programs, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Utility PhotoVoltaic Group, now the Solar Electric Power Association.  He holds a Master Degree from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a BS Degree from the American University, both in Washington D.C.  


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