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Agenda Overview

Day One: Thursday, April 27, 2017

8:30AM Registration & refreshments
9:00AM Welcoming address

Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

9:15AM UK and EU Policy Keynote: It’s 2022, and we can’t believe the time machine has worked. Before we run off to register the patent, we take a look at the state of the renewables market in 2022
  • What happened to the UK energy market after Brexit?
  • Which technologies made it, and which ones didn't?
  • What does debt pricing look like?
  • Is the project finance market as we know it still here?

- Presentation (25 minutes)

- Table Discussion (10 minutes)

- Q&A (25 minutes)

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Scottish Government
10:15AM Tariff prices: accurately evaluating risk and costs for renewables
  • Exactly how much has excess capital and increased competition impacted tariff bids in Europe?
  • How much has a lack of other Greenfield opportunities in Europe reduced offshore wind bids? Is future storage potential being priced into today’s tariffs?
  • How low can tariff prices for different technologies go in the next 12 months?

-Case for accurate pricing (15 minutes)

-Case for inaccurate pricing (15 minutes)

-Table Discussion (15 minutes)

-Feedback and debate (15 minutes)

Diego Biasi, Co-Founder & CEO, Quercus Investment Partners Limited
11:15AM Refreshment & networking break
11:45AM Renewable energy on demand: When will commercial energy storage be ready? How will energy storage disrupt conventional renewables markets?
  • Assessing the technological advances that will make energy storage financially viable
  • Where are the investment opportunities in this space?
  • What are the risks in the different storage methods?
  • How could project finance be adapted to the risk profile of energy storage development?

- Discussion (3 x 10 minute presentation)

- Table Discussion (15 minutes)

- Q&A (15 minutes)


Dan Taylor, Managing Director, Camborne Energy Storage
Felicity Jones, Partner, Everoze
Armin Sandhoevel, CIO Infrastructure Equity, Allianz Global Investors
12:45PM Lunch
2:00PM Debt pricing for renewables
  • Interactive session on what debt pricing various asset types, should be, are and will be achieving

Hosted by: Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJ Global

Clement Weber, Director, Green Giraffe
John Carey, Investment Director, IFM Investors
3:00PM Corporate as procurer: Evaluating the risks associated with utilities being replaced by tech companies as project procurers
• What can we learn from the first attempts by corporates to act as procurers of renewable power? • Should we expect an increase in corporate procurement and what impact might this have on the market? -Panel (30 minutes) -Table Discussion (15 minutes) -Q&A (15 minutes)
Elisabeth Blunsdon, Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
4:00PM Refreshment & networking break
4:30PM Renewable Investor Auction

A pipeline deal will be auctioned at the end of the day. Each table will present their bid submission and financing package for the deal. The audience will vote on the auction’s winner based on the viability of the submissions presented.

5:30PM Closing remarks and summary

Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

5:45PM Drinks reception
7:00PM Networking dinner

Day Two: Friday, April 28, 2017

8:45AM Morning refreshments
9:15AM Chairperson’s welcome

Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

9:20AM Technical brief: Structuring and financing of offshore wind
-Panel (30 minutes) -Table Discussion (15 minutes) -Q&A (15 minutes)
Ole Kjems Sørensen, Senior Vice President, Partnerships & Asset Management, and Member of the Executive Committee, DONG Energy Wind Power
Nick Gardiner, Head Of Offshore Wind, UK Green Investment Bank
Eilidh Mactaggart, Managing Director And Head Of European Infrastructure And Project Finance, Metlife Private Capital Investors
10:20AM Oxford style debate The motion: This house believes that current subsidy regimes are sufficient in meeting global emission reduction targets

The motion: This House believes that the current pace and cost of deployment of renewable energy is sufficient to enable us to meet our Paris Agreement obligations

The debate will be preceded by a vote to determine the audience’s opinions on this current and divisive motion. Two teams (one for the motion, and one against) will then have the opportunity to argue their case and contest their opposition’s claims. After the audience has had a chance to ask its questions, each side will provide their closing remarks before a second vote when the winner of the debate will announced.

Adam Bruce, Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Mainstream Renewable Power
11:20AM Refreshments & networking break
11:50AM New generation technology roundtables

Can technological advances help other generation technologies take a bigger share of the renewables market and make emergent technologies bankable? How are the more traditional forms of renewable energy adapting to these changes?

- Geothermal: Stuart Lawrie, CEO, GI Energy

-Biomass David Williams, Chief Executive, Eco2 Ltd

-Tidal Timothy J Cornelius, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantis Resources

-Floating offshore wind Rhodri James, Manager, Policy & Innovation, Carbon Trust

-Hydro Tom O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Renewable

-Subsidy-free technologies: Peter Bachmann, Director, Scottish Equity Partners

1:20PM Chairperson's summary and close of conference

Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal

1:35PM Lunch