2021 AgendA

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Onshore

09:00
 - 09:45 BST (UTC +01:00)

This session will look at what to expect in the second half of 2021. 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

10:00
 - 10:45 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

This panel will take a look at changing ownership profiles within the sector. As we see a rise in oil and gas companies interested in renewables, what impact will these larger companies have on the sector? Is wind becoming more of a game for larger players?

11:00
 - 11:45 BST (UTC +01:00)
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?
12:00
 - 13:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

As portfolios scale up, and the technology mix becomes more complex – perhaps with batteries included, perhaps with more software and increasingly complex data, this session looks at the next level of asset management and how to manage a mixed portfolio across a wide selection of jurisdictions and how to really increase returns.

  • How are companies dealing with huge portfolios of assets as they age?
  • With 345 MW of projects being repowered in 2020, how are companies dealing with this growing trend?
  • What is the best way to ensure your data is telling you something meaningful?
  • Are operators getting access to enough data from vendors?
13:00
 - 14:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Networking
14:00
 - 14:45 BST (UTC +01:00)
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?
  • Can investors and lenders meet the need of this new market?
  • How will lenders and investors meet the demands of assessing the risk in a new market of hardware suppliers?
  • Is there a need for a support mechanism?
  • Negotiating an offtake agreement – do large industrials represent an untapped cPPA market?
15:00
 - 15:45 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion

A full assessment of the hottest locations for development will be made in this panel where we look at where the industry is going next. Which markets are under-developed but up-and-coming? And, crucially, where are investors looking for opportunity?

16:00
 - 17:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Panel Discussion
17:00
 - 18:00 BST (UTC +01:00)
Networking