Dana Allen Sands
Energy & Infastructure Partners
Dana Allen Sands
Ms. Sands is a partner at Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP). EIP, a women and minority owned firm, was formed in 2011 to bring solar projects to HBCU’s - historically black colleges and universities. In addition to EIP’s HBCU’s projects, Ms. Sands led the EIP team which formed a joint venture with Sundurance Solar’s parent company. Sundurance is a New Jersey based solar developer that developed and built more than 70 MW of solar projects in seven states. Ms. Sands, a specialist in securitizations, has also structured PACE financings and wind securitizations. In addition, she is responsibility for setting up a solar “program” for several developers, whereby a single investor agrees to buy all of a developer’s projects at a pre-negotiated rate. Investors who negotiated to be the sole backers include Duke Renewable Energy, Con Edison Solar, Sun Edison, NRG, NextEra and Starwood. Before joining EIP, for five years Ms. Sands was a Senior Director of Renewable Energy Acquistions for Alinda Capital, a $7 billion infrastructure and energy fund based in Connecticut. While there, she led the fund’s investment priority in solar energy, working on utility scale solar projects across the country, including such high profile projects as Solar Reserve and Bright Source (Ivanpah). Prior to Alinda, Ms. Sands led the private placement group in California for Salomon Smith Barney/ City, where she specialized in clean tech investments. Ms. Sands began her investment banking career with ten years’ electric utility experience at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Sands, a CPA, has a Masters of Science and an a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University.
Tuesday, September 25
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM