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Agenda Overview

Pre-Conference: Monday, April 8, 2019

7:00PM Pre-council drinks and dinner

Day 1: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

8:30AM Registration and refreshments
9:00AM Welcome address: IJ Global
Jon Whiteaker, Editor, IJGlobal
9:15AM Keynote address: Towards zero-subsidised and the normalisation of renewables
Professor Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy, University of Oxford
10:15AM State of play in the market – opportunities and trends driving pipeline and investment in renewable energy assets
  • Investment volumes required to achieve clean energy policy objectives
  • Who will fund the energy transition?
  • Prioritising new technologies
  • Managing political risks
  • Where are the new deals coming from and when can we expect them to reach market?
  • How is the competitive landscape changing?
  • How can investors and developers co-operate to ensure success of subsidy free projects?
Moderator: Joost Bergsma, CEO and Managing Partner, Glennmont Partners
Alasdair Grainger, Head of Commercial and Investor Relations, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Javier Jimenez, Santander
Edward Northam, Head, UK Green Investment Group
11:15AM Refreshment break
11:45AM Assuming merchant risk
  • Is the emergence of fully merchant renewable power projects inevitable in Europe?
  • How can merchant risk be managed?
  • Who is best placed to fund (equity and debt) on a merchant basis?
  • How deep is the corporate PPA market in Europe?
Moderator: John Deacon, Partner, Orrick
Paul McCartie, Chief Investment Officer, LightsourceBP
Ian Berry, Head of Infrastructure Equity, Aviva Investors
Erhan Yildiz, Senior Investment Manager, John Laing
12:45PM Lunch
1:45PM Special guest address: Exploring the interplay between carbon markets and renewable finance to accelerate commitments for a climate-neutral Europe
Dirk Forrister, CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
2:15PM Asset optimisation and life extension
  • Strategic decision to lengthen asset life
  • Emerging technologies
  • Proven examples of asset optimisation
Ian Hunter, Managing Director, UK Support Services, RES
Abid Kazim, Managing Director, Investment Committee Member, NextEnergy Capital
Matt Setchell, Head of Octopus Energy Investments, Octopus Investments
James Samworth, Partner, Greencoat Capital
3:15PM Refreshment break
3:45PM The evolution of clean technology
  • How does sustainability fit within a renewables investor’s investment universe?
  • What new technologies can best drive sustainability and therefore decarbonisation?
  • How are cities integrating renewables into smart city plans?
  • The evolution of energy storage
  • Each panellist will sell their vision of a future decarbonised energy landscape and the audience will vote on most likely outcome!
Moderator: Peter Bachmann, Director, ECF, Scottish Equity Partners
Ben Guest, Fund Manager, Gresham House
Mark Henderson, Chief Investment Officer, GridServe
Kai Rintala, Managing Director, Energy, Taaleri Energia Funds Management
Alex O'Cinneide, CEO, Gore Street Capital
4:45PM Chairman’s summary and closing remarks