CONFERENCE

Financing Energy Transition

MAY 23, 2024

LONDON

About this event

Embark on a transformative journey at the inaugural Financing Energy Transition conference in 2024 – where innovation meets investment in the dynamic landscape of sustainable energy. 

Join industry leaders, financial experts, and visionaries at this groundbreaking event, as we navigate the pathways of financing the future of energy. 

Uncover cutting-edge insights, explore strategic investment opportunities, and engage in thought-provoking discussions that will shape the trajectory of the energy transition. 

From green finance to innovative investment models, Financing Energy Transition is your gateway to understanding and driving change in the global energy sector.

 

Connect with leaders in the field

Established for well over a decade, our active community comprises many of the most influential developers, investors and key players, operating within the global clean energy and renewables market.

Agenda

Capitalising on a decade of success, Financing Energy Transition is the natural evolution of our Financing Wind conference, enabling attendees to better reflect on their key focus for 2024 and beyond. The agenda will incorporate the 3 key financing themes of wind and solar, storage, and green hydrogen.

08:00 Networking breakfast

08:50 Welcome 

 

Financing wind & solar

09:00 Who is winning – Goldilocks or the Bears?
Stephen Jennings, Head of Energy, Structured Finance EMEA, MUFG

 

09:20 PANEL: Financing and investment trends in 2024
Recent studies show that renewable energy sources are expected to provide up to 50% of global power generation by 2030, and up to 85% by 2050. Solar is expected to be the biggest contributor of renewable energy, followed by wind energy. Where do investors see the biggest opportunities now, in Europe and globally? How are these trends expected to change in the next six years, as we approach 2030?

Moderator:
Natasha Luther-Jones, Partner, Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector and International Co-Head, Sustainability & ESG, DLA Piper

Speakers:
Jonathan Cole, CEO, Corio
Suresh Bhaskar, Managing Director of Renewables in UK & Ireland, ENGIE
Lucy Heintz, Partner, Head of Energy Infrastructure, Actis
Joost Samsom, Partner, Voltiq

 

10:05 PANEL: Funding and capital for supply chain growth
Supply chain bottlenecks and supply chain fragility have become hot topics in the offshore wind industry, and governments globally are taking steps to attract green industry supply chain investments and localise supply chains. The panel will explore where the UK stands in this race, the sources of finance available for new supply chain investment, and whether existing funding frameworks and policy levers are delivering growth at the right pace.

Moderator:
Tim Pick MBE, Chair, Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

Speakers include:
Nathalie Haller, Director, UK Infrastructure Bank
Nicola Higgins, Offshore Wind Programme Director, DESNZ

 

10:45 Networking break

 

Financing energy storage

11:15 Balancing opportunity and risk in the global BESS market
With BESS growing to become an integral part of renewable energy portfolios globally, what are the key ‘elephant in the room’ risks and issues that need to be addressed? While there is no shortage of capacity to underwrite battery projects, how comfortable is the insurance market really with BESS technology? In the absence of a ‘track record’, what can project developers do to build trust with the financial community? What can be learnt from experience in offshore wind about managing the pace of innovation? And from solar about exposure to unmodelled risks?

Fraser McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer, GCube Insurance

 

11:25 PANEL: Investors’ outlook – 2024 and beyond
650GW of energy storage capacity is expected to be deployed globally by 2030. China is currently the largest energy storage market in the world, while the IRA has injected new hope in the sector in the US. What’s investors’ appetite in Europe? Which countries are the most promising? Which trends are set to shape investment decisions in the next six years? And what role is co-location going to play in those decisions?

Moderated by:
John Leonti, Partner, Troutman Pepper LLP

Speakers include:
James Mills, Managing Director, Adaptogen Capital and Director, Varco Energy
Rutwij Hoshing, Investment Manager, Gore Street Capital
Fraser McLachlan, Chief Executive Officer, GCube Insurance

 

12:10 FIRESIDE CHAT: What is needed to bolster revenue from energy storage assets?
With some more traditional battery storage revenue streams becoming less profitable, new approaches to battery storage revenue-stacking need to be explored. How will the energy storage revenue landscape evolve? What is the outlook for contracted / non-contracted revenues and how will this impact on energy storage financing? How can technology be used in new ways to ensure battery storage assets’ performance is optimised?

 

12:40 Networking lunch

 

Financing green hydrogen

13:40 Industry Headline Sponsor’s welcome

14:00 PANEL: How to accelerate financing for green hydrogen projects
What steps do we need to take for the green hydrogen economy to become a reality? What financing structures and funding models would be needed to support the rapid scaling and deployment of green hydrogen technologies?

Moderated by:
Senior representative, Wood PLC

Speakers include:
Emily Sykes, Director, Energy Transition Fund, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Lisa McDermott, Managing Director – Renewables and Energy Transition Project Financing Lead, ABN AMRO

 

14:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Securing hydrogen offtakers: challenges and solutions 
Where is the demand for green hydrogen offtake agreements? What is stopping industries from adopting green hydrogen? What bottlenecks do they face and what solutions can developers provide?

Speakers include:
Andrew Doyle, Executive Director, MUFG

 

15:15  Networking break

 

Enabling the energy transition

15:45 KEYNOTE: Delivering the energy transition
Zoisa North-Bond, CEO, Octopus Energy Generation

 

16:05 PANEL: To what extent will co-location drive the energy transition?
Co-location of different technologies is touted as the future of bankability, but is it that simple? What will funding options look like for hybrid projects? How will asset co-location shape collaboration and partnerships? What are the risks?

Moderator:
Lamé Verre, Head Of Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability, SSE Energy Customer Solutions

Speakers include:
Tomás Loureiro, Head of Innovation Intel, EDP
Florian Hock, Senior Director, Origination Energy Europe, NORD/LB

16:50 Closing remarks

17:00 Conference ends

Event Info

Directions

The event will be held at Millennium Conference Centre, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 4LH.

London Underground

The South Kensington and the Earl’s Court are the closest stations to the Millennium Conference Centre.

National Rail

Rail services in the UK are run by a set of private train operating companies. Your point of departure will determine the best service to take and at what station your train will arrive into London.

Eurostar operates regular train services from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International. For bookings or more information please visit eurostar.com/uk-en

Rail tickets can be booked via the following links — tickets are usually released 12 weeks from date of travel: nationalrail.co.uk and thetrainline.com

Air travel

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London City Airport

Gatwick Airport

Heathrow Airport

Stansted Airport

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Driving and parking

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel has an underground parking lot available 24/7.

Please note: The parking bays may be best suitable for medium/small vehicles due to the structural design of the car park. Car park is not supervised, and parking is at the customer’s risk.

Car Park Tariff

0-2 hours £15.00

2-4 hours £20.00

4-6 hours £30.00

6-12 hours £40.00

12-24 hours or overnight £50.00

Accommodation

We have partnered with Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington to offer our delegates discounted hotel rooms. Click here to book your accommodation until the 22nd of April using the discount code: TAMA220524

Carefully read the hotel’s T&Cs before booking your room.

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