Energy Project Finance: Energy Decision-Making Using Financial Data

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Join WCEE, AE2C and SAIS for this lunchtime seminar as Jenny Hou, a General Partner at SunEnergi Capital, provides an overview of the energy project finance decision-making process and offers insight as to why some energy projects are successful while others are not.

Please note that this is a Lunch & Learn (i.e. brown-bag) event.  Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch.  Beverages and cookies will be provided, courtesy of SAIS.

Our Speaker:

Jenny Hou, is an economic and financial advisor with 17 years of experience in financial risk management, restructuring electricity wholesale markets in the US, Ontario, Canada, and Singapore, as well as financial analysis of structured finance, and business strategy in the energy industry and financial sectors. Currently, she is leading SunEnergi Capital LLC, where she focuses on structuring project and venture specific deals or brokering capital for project-specific Series A and Series B equity financing.  Jenny also provides financial risk analysis and due diligence services to firms in the energy and banking industries. Previously, Jenny served as a financial advisor to the US Department of Energy on loan guarantee due diligence for the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program, which included review and approval for a TESLA project loan. Between 2006 and 2012, she led the specialists’ team to assist several large financial institutions including Fannie Mae, US Treasury/Troubled Assets Relief Program and State Street to comply with BASEL II/Economic Capital from regulation under OCC and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

In 2011, Ms. Hou helped found Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce (AE2C), a 501c(3) non-profit leading Asian American organization at the intersection of energy, environment and commercial matters in the United States and Asia.  Jenny serves as the Treasurer and a Board Member and represents AE2C in interactions with the US Dept of Energy, American Petroleum Institute, Edison Electric Institute and energy companies.

Ms. Hou holds a BS from Peking University with honors, a MS in regional economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a MS in management science and engineering from Stanford University.


Kenney Auditorium Johns Hopkins SAIS Nitze Building,
1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC

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