2021 AgendA

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08:00
 - 08:50 GMT
Networking

Take this opportunity to collect your badge, grab a coffee and some snacks and see who's in the room. In-person networking is back! So don't miss this chance to catch up with peers old and new.

09:00
 - 09:20 GMT
Presentation
, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
09:20
 - 09:40 GMT
Presentation

The Contract for Difference (CfD) was established seven years ago to provide low carbon generators with both revenue and regime stability. LCCC is the experienced counterparty the CfD, maintains investor confidence and minimises costs to consumers.  Neil McDermott, CEO, Low Carbon Contracts Company will discuss the vital role the CfD has in the UK achieving its net zero ambition, the importance of the CfD to the investor community and share some insights into the future benefits and applications of the CfD. 

, CEO
, Low Carbon Contracts Company
09:40
 - 10:30 GMT
Panel Discussion

This session will look at what to expect in 2022. We analyse major projects announced, upcoming tenders and how the sector is closing the gap between where we are now and executing ambitious installation targets set by international governments

, Partner, Global Sector Head, Energy
, Pinsent Masons LLP
, Managing Partner / CEO
, Glennmont Partners
, CEO
, Octopus Generation
, Chief Development Officer, Europe
, Brookfield Renewable Power
, Partner
, Greencoat Capital
10:30
 - 11:00 GMT
Networking
11:00
 - 11:20 GMT
Presentation
  • Reflection on the recent significant events and their impact on curve and short-term trading
  • What will traders need to do to address this level of volatility?
  • Look to the future with Algobots
, Product Director, Energy Portfolio
, Brady Technologies
11:20
 - 12:00 GMT
Panel Discussion

As subsidies wane across Europe, there is a need for generators to look at their routes to market and much has been said of the merchant model but are investors ready to take on the risk of merchant projects?

  • What’s the cost of capital for these deals going to look like?
  • Which risks are acceptable as you approach a merchant project and which need to be hedged?
  • What hedging mechanisms are in the market?
  • Is the cPPA market deep enough to protect the bottom line?
, Principal Associate
, Gowling WLG
, Managing Director, PE/Infrastructure
, Impax Asset Management
, Investment Director
, InfraRed Capital Partners
, Head of PPA and Sustainability Solutions
, EDF
, Product Director, Energy Portfolio
, Brady Technologies
12:00
 - 12:40 GMT
Panel Discussion

This session is a chance to discuss the future of power sales as companies move away from subsidised projects and reduce reliance on PPAs, towards trading energy. We will discuss how companies can navigate these waters as power prices fluctuate, what hedging mechanisms exist and how nimble and responsive you need to be to succeed.

, Partner, International Head of Sustainability and ESG & Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector
, DLA Piper
, Managing Director
, Squeaky Clean Energy Limited
, Head Renewables Project Finance Europe
, Rabobank
, Senior Investment Manager
, Octopus
, Principal of Structured & Asset Origination
, EnBW
, Head of European Power
, Shell Energy Europe
12:40
 - 14:00 GMT
Networking
14:00
 - 14:50 GMT
Panel Discussion

This panel will look at changing ownership profiles within the sector. As we see a rise in investment funds with ambitious ESG targets and oil and gas companies interested in renewables, what impact will these players have on the sector? Is wind becoming more of a game for larger players? How are current asset owners planning for the future and what looks attractive from an acquisition perspective?

  • What trends emerged in 2021 – a move towards acquiring development platforms or pipeline?
  • What kind of assets are buyers looking for to compliment existing portfolios?
  • How are pipelines or projects being valued? What’s changed in 2021?
  • How big an impact has the onus on ESG had on fundraising?
, Founder
, RealPort
, Director
, Denham Capital
, Senior Managing Director & Head of European Investment Banking
, Marathon Capital
, VP, Head of Partnerships & Corporate M&A
, Ørsted
, Global Manager for Due Diligence
, K2 Management
, Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance
, Société Générale
, Chief Investment Officer
, NTR plc
14:50
 - 15:30 GMT
Panel Discussion

Green hydrogen will be the missing piece of the decarbonisation puzzle when it comes to renewable energy and floating wind represents the next stage of the wind industry's growth. Combined, these two energy sources could enable net zero ambitions and this panel will explore a UK-based project in development from different perspectives in the value chain.

, Project Director
, ERM Dolphyn
, Project Director
, Simply Blue Energy
, Director
, Green Giraffe
15:30
 - 16:00 GMT
Networking
16:00
 - 16:40 GMT
Panel Discussion

Green hydrogen offers a huge opportunity to decarbonise heavy industry and to promote growth in the wind sector but to deliver on the promise, there are barriers to overcome. This session will uncover lender and investor appetite in the market, how the cost of equipment is changing, where governments are fostering local industries and what the offtake market for hydrogen looks like.

  • Turning the hype into reality – how close are we to developing a green hydrogen market, powered by wind, at scale?
  • What are the costs likely to look like (electrolyser capital cost, wind cost)?
  • What do investors and lenders need to see to meet the need of this new market?
  • How will lenders and investors assess the risk in a new market of hardware suppliers?
  • How will manufacturers scale to a GW market?
  • Is there a need for a support mechanism?
, Head of New Technologies, Energy, Corporate Finance
, ING
, Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Research
, Rystad Energy
, Senior Consultant, Hydrogen
, AFRY
, Managing Director
, Barclays Investment Bank
, Hydrogen Regulatory and Subsidy Expert
, RWE
16:40
 - 17:20 GMT
Panel Discussion
, Director, Infrastructure
, RBC Capital Markets
, Founder
, Ion Ventures
, Vice President
, Quinbrook
, Managing Director
, Gresham House New Energy
17:20
 - 19:00 GMT
Networking

Join us at the end of day one for a round or two of drinks and catch up with attendees at the event. We've missed in-person networking and look forward to seeing you there!