Financing Wind Annual Conference

For the people creating the future of global wind.

MAY 25, 2023


About this event

Financing Wind is wind energy’s premier conference. We bring together the top clean energy financiers and investors and give them the network that they need to build better, more profitable, more sustainable, renewable energy projects.

Financing Wind will return to London in Spring with an extraordinary content-packed agenda and highly focused networking opportunities!


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08:00 – Networking Breakfast

08:50 – Organiser’s Welcome

08:55  – Co-headline Sponsor’s Welcome

09:02 – Co-headline Sponsor’s Welcome

09:10 – Panel Discussion

Onshore Wind – The global context

Moderator – John Leonti, Partner, Troutman Pepper LLP

  • Permitting challenges are a drag on development. Will this be solved?
  • Wind developers struggle to absorb higher turbine costs. What is the impact?
  • Broader impacts of inflation. What impact does it have through the value chain?
  • Independent developers disappear due to consolidation. Does this harm wind?
  • Renewables versus fossil fuels. Is the energy price crisis helping or hindering wind?


10:00 – WindTech Presentation

Leveraging Data to Understand New Technology Risk

  • As new and larger turbines are developed, it’s vital to understand how these new technologies will impact the short and long term performance of your projects.
  • Leverage industry data and learnings to understand what technology will perform best on your project by looking at contractual availability and loss factors.


10:15 – Networking Coffee Break

11:00  – Panel Discussion

Offshore wind – Expansion across Europe

Moderator – Jérôme Guillet, Managing Director, SNOW

  • Chinese OEMs in Europe (MingYang, Goldwind etc.): Is offshore the gateway?
  • European sub-markets: North Sea, Baltic, Celtic Sea / Irish Atlantic, Mediterranean. What are the new dynamics? Does this help companies diversify within Europe? Where are the hot markets?
  • European offshore wind supply chain: Is inflation compounding existing challenges?


11:45 – Panel Discussion

Floating wind – State of the market

Moderator – William Cleverly, CEO, OWC

  • How close are we to bankability for floating wind markets?
  • Moving from pilot projects to commercialised floating wind farms
  • Which are the hottest floating wind markets in Europe and globally?


  • Clément Weber, Managing Director, Green Giraffe Advisory
  • Virginia Ruiz Abacete, Senior Director, New Market Development, Copenhagen Offshore Partners
  • Georgios Kalpias, Vice President, Global Banking & Markets, HSBC

12:30 – Keynote Interview

12:50 – Networking Lunch Break

13:50 – Fireside Chat

Project Finance – Focus on inflation and interest rates

Moderator – Arne Urlau, Vice President, Energy Infrastructure Partners AG

  • What impact is inflation having on the way projects are financed?
  • Are high energy prices helping investors in renewables schemes?
  • Are demands for more PPA flexibility affecting project finance?
  • Is investor interest in wind strong? Are there enough projects?


  • Natasha Luther-Jones, Partner, International Head of Sustainability and ESG & Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector, DLA Piper
  • Niels Jakeman, Head of Energy Origination Europe, NORD/LB

14:20 – Panel Discussion

Competition in the Equity Market

Moderator – Georg Kerschensteiner, Director – Renewable Energy Transactions, Allianz Capital Partners

  • What assets are financial companies, institutions and pension funds looking at?
  • Are problems with permitting restricting the availability of attractive projects?
  • How are the strategies of equity investors evolving in the fast-moving market?
  • Are project valuations changing after the ebullience of 2020 and 2021?


  • Guilherme Carvalho, European Renewables Commercial Leader, GE Energy Financial Services
  • Peter Highmore, Managing Director and Co-Head of Partnerships and M&A, Ørsted
  • Barry Lynch, Partner & Head of Operations, Energy Infrastructure, Actis

15:05 – Networking Tea Break

15:50 – Keynote Interview

16:05 – Panel Discussion

Over the line: Securing FID for green hydrogen projects

Moderator – Stirling Habbitts, Director Business Development, Source Galileo

  • Why are only 10% of green hydrogen projects securing FID?
  • What can be learned from projects that have secured FID?
  • What legislative and regulatory support could support green hydrogen project developers to secure FID?
  • What makes an investable project?


16:55 – Closing Remarks

17:00 – Event Ends

Event information


The event will be held at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY.

London Underground

The Charing Cross Station and the Embankment Station, both part of the Northern Line, are the closest stations to 8 Northumberland Avenue.

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

Rail tickets:

Rail tickets can be booked via the following links — tickets are usually released 12 weeks from date of travel and booking early can save you money: and

Air travel

To find out more about bookings and flight times, please click on the relevant links for your chosen airport:

London City Airport

Gatwick Airport

Heathrow Airport

Stansted Airport

Luton Airport

Southend Airport

Driving and parking

Q-Park Trafalgar is an underground car park just 5 min walk from 8 Northumberland Avenue.

We recommend pre-booking online before your arrival.


We have partnered with 4-star hotel Club Quarters Hotel Trafalgar Square. Click here to book your discounted rooms or call the reservations team on +44 (0)20 7451 5800 / +1 203 905 2100. Quote Tamarindo or use the discount code: BFPRET

Alternatively, you may find nearby hotels here.

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