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Financing Wind
Inside Investment

For the people powering the renewables revolution.

10 December 2020

9 AM – 5 pm GMT

A conference for leading global wind investors.

Following the success of our fully-digital Financing Wind North America 2020, we're excited to announce an entirely new one-day event - Financing Wind Inside Investment, broadcast live from our own purpose-built studio on December 10th 2020.

This exclusive live-studio event will be fully supported by our digital networking platform and will include a series of globally-focused panel discussions which will, for the very first time, bring together leaders from European, American and Asian wind energy to share insight and analyse what we can learn from each other.

This fully-digital event will be the perfect chance for you to look back at 2020 and ahead to the next five years.

This will include discussions about the future policy landscape, Covid’s impact on investors’ portfolios and the energy transition, and much more.

In conjunction with the event, we will be also launching the first edition of Tamarindo Group’s Green Fund Power List - looking at the 100 most influential people managing funds that invest in wind, solar and storage projects worldwide.

Spaces are limited - so register now to qualify for a spot!

Speakers

Nicky MacLeod
Nicky MacLeod
Principal Consultant
Taylor Hopkinson
Kunal Patel
Kunal Patel
VP, Head of Partnerships & Structured Solutions
Ørsted Offshore Wind
Guillermo Martínez-Navas
Guillermo Martínez-Navas
Co-Head of Offshore Wind, Asia Pacific
Green Investment Group
Martin Torres
Martin Torres
Managing Director
BlackRock
Jim Trousdale
Jim Trousdale
Chief Financial Officer
Apex Clean Energy
Isaac Vaz
Isaac Vaz
Director, Infrastructure Equity
Aviva Investors
Sophie Dingenen
Sophie Dingenen
Head of Energy & Utilities, the Netherlands & Co-Head of the International Renewables Group
Bird & Bird
Sam Tasker
Sam Tasker
VP of Sales, North America
WindESCo
Michael Van der Heijden
Michael Van der Heijden
Managing Director
Amsterdam Capital Partners
Sandhya Ganapathy
Sandhya Ganapathy
Corporate Head of Investments and M&A
EDP Renewables
Sean Whittaker
Sean Whittaker
Principal Renewable Energy Specialist
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Evgenia Golysheva
Evgenia Golysheva
Engineering Manager
ONYX InSight
Doreen Abeysundra
Doreen Abeysundra
Senior Originator, Sales and Originations
Vattenfall AB
Gill Howard Larsen
Gill Howard Larsen
Director
UL
Mo Dua
Mo Dua
Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
WindESCo
Kasper Dalsten
Kasper Dalsten
Senior Director, Commercial Management Global Development
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Matthias Voss
Matthias Voss
Managing Partner - Tokyo & Seoul
Allen & Overy
Eli Katz
Eli Katz
Partner
Latham & Watkins
Juliet Davenport
Juliet Davenport
CEO & Founder
Good Energy
Luca Pedretti
Luca Pedretti
COO & Co-Founder
Pexapark
Fergus Costello
Fergus Costello
Head of Market Intelligence - Offshore Business Development
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Chakradhar Byreddy, PhD
Chakradhar Byreddy, PhD
Director, Renewables, Asia Pacific
UL
Julian Harland
Julian Harland
Sales Director
EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions
in conjuction with the green fund power list

The fund managers leading the global shift to renewables

The 100 most influential people managing funds that invest in wind, solar and storage projects worldwide.

Launching December 10th.

Agenda

Organiser's welcome

  • Adam Barber, Managing Director, Tamarindo Group
3.00AM - 3.10AM
CST
9:00 AM – 9:10 aM
GMT

Headline Sponsor’s welcome

Guest Speaker:
  • Gill Howard Larsen - Director, UL
3:10 AM – 3:20 AM
CST
9:10 AM – 9:20 AM
GMT

Interview with Mo Dua, WindESCo

CST
9:20am - 9:30am
GMT

Will APAC lead wind investments by 2030?

40 min. panel discussion + 10 min. Q&A

This session will look at opportunities and challenges for wind investors in the APAC region in the next ten years.

  • Which types of investors are driving the growth of wind in Asia-Pacific?
  • What will be the major trends in cross-border wind investment until 2025?
  • How easy is it for European and North American investors to thrive in APAC?
  • How big an impact do you expect China’s 2060 commitment to have on wind?
  • Do you expect Chinese manufacturers to provide global competition to Europeans?
  • Which are the most exciting offshore wind markets in APAC over the next five years?
  • Do you expect APAC companies to play a leading role in technologies, such as energy storage, that will drive the future growth of the wind market?
  • Do you expect Covid-19 to have long-term impacts on wind in APAC?

Speakers:
  • Kunal Patel - VP, Head  of Partnerships & Structured Solutions, Ørsted  Offshore Wind
  • Chakradhar Byreddy, PhD - Director,  Renewables, Asia Pacific, UL
  • Matthias Voss - Managing  Partner, Allen  & Overy
  • Guillermo Martínez-Navas - Co-Head of Offshore Wind, Asia Pacific, Green Investment Group
3.30AM - 4.10AM
CST
9.30AM - 10.20AM
GMT

Networking break forum - APAC focus

  • Onshore wind - Repowering : Is it viable in some regions and what are the bottlenecks?
  • How grid availability is affecting penetration of onshore wind
  • Offshore wind - local content requirements, will it drive down costs or increase ?

Hosted by:
  • Chakradhar Byreddy, PhD, Director, Renewables, Asia Pacific, UL
4.20am - 5.00am
CST
10:20 AM – 10.50 AM
GMT

Networking break forum - APAC focus: Offshore wind and LiDAR with EOLOS

  • What challenges do offshore wind developers and their potential investors face at the pre-construction phase?
  • How does a floating LiDAR campaign bring value to a developer and their local stakeholders in APAC?
  • Insights into a APAC case study – Korea.

Hosted by:
  • Julian Harland, Sales Director, EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions
4.20am - 5.00am
CST
10:20 AM – 10.50 AM
GMT

Live link-up with WindEurope's RE-Source 2020

Speakers:
  • Sophie Dingenen, Bird & Bird
  • Luca Pedretti, Pexapark
CST
11.00am - 11.30am
GMT

Investing in Europe: What role will wind play in Europe’s long-term decarbonisation strategy?

40 min. panel discussion + 10 min. Q&A

This session will look at the key investment trends for onshore and offshore wind in Europe, and whether the EU Green Deal will spark the level of investment needed to hit long-term climate targets.

  • Which types of investors are driving the growth of wind in Europe?
  • What impact do you expect the EU’s Green Deal have on wind investment?
  • Are countries doing enough to set a policy framework that helps wind’s growth?
  • How big a role will onshore and offshore wind play in wind’s growth in the 2020s?
  • What can we do to ensure Europe remains a powerhouse of turbine manufacturing?
  • Which do you see as the most exciting emerging wind markets in Europe?
  • Do you expect Covid-19 to have long-term impacts on wind in Europe?

Speakers:
  • Fergus  Costello - Head of  Market Intelligence - Offshore Business Development, Siemens  Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Juliet  Davenport - CEO & Founder, Good Energy
  • Michael  Van der Heijden - Managing  Director, Amsterdam  Capital Partners
  • Isaac Vaz - Director, Infrastructure Equities, Aviva Investors
5.30am - 6.10am
CST
11.30am - 12.20pm
GMT

Networking break forum - European focus

Hosted by:
  • Doreen Abeysundra - Senior Originator, Sales and Originations, Vattenfall

6.20am - 7.20am
CST
12.20pm - 12.50pm
GMT

Networking break forum - European focus

Hosted by:
  • Doreen Abeysundra - Senior Originator, Sales and Originations, Vattenfall
6.20am - 7.20am
CST
1.00pm - 1.30pm
GMT

Lunch break

7.20am - 7.50am
CST
1.20pm - 1.50pm
GMT

Investing in North America and policy landscape

40 min. panel discussion + 10 min. Q&A

This session will look at the prospects for onshore wind and offshore wind in the US following the recent US election.

  • Which types of investors are driving the growth of wind in North America?
  • Which North American onshore wind markets will be key destinations for investors?
  • What impact will the US election result have on wind investment up until 2025?
  • Would you expect to see another surprise extension of the production tax credit?
  • Are you confident in the prospects for growth in US offshore wind in the 2020s?
  • We have seen California establishing itself as an early leader in energy storage as a way to mitigate the impact of wildfires. Do you expect the country to emerge as a leader in the energy storage market globally? Will this support further growth in wind too?
  • Are we ever going to find solutions to the challenge of building transmission?
  • Do you expect Covid-19 to have long-term impacts on wind in North America?

Speakers:
  • Evgenia Golysheva - Engineering ManageR, ONYX InSight
  • Jim Trousdale - Chief Financial Officer, Apex  Clean Energy
  • Sandhya Ganapathy - Corporate  Head of Investments and M&A, EDP Renewables
  • Martin Torres - Managing Director, BlackRock
8.00am - 8.40am
CST
2.00pm - 2.50pm
GMT

Networking break forum - North American focus: The Role of US Federal Tax Policy in the Growth of Renewables

North American focus: The Role of US Federal Tax Policy in the Growth of Renewables

  • Is it a good idea? Is it still necessary?
  • Should the US move to a different subsidy regime?
  • Can renewables stand alone without subsidies?

Hosted by:
  • Hosted by Eli Katz, Partner, Latham & Watkins
8.50am - 9.50am
CST
2.50pm - 3.20pm
GMT

Networking break forum - North American focus

Hosted by:
  • Hosted by Sam Tasker - VP of Sales, North America, WindESCo

8.50am - 9.50am
CST
3.20pm - 3.50pm
GMT

Interview with Nicky MacLeod, Taylor Hopkinson

CST
15:50pm - 16:05pm
GMT

Global focus – who’s driving wind investment globally?

40 min. panel discussion + 10 min. Q&A

This session will be accessible to viewers in Europe, North America and Asia, and will look at the investors who are driving wind investment globally. Including institutional investors, corporates, IPPs, utilities, sovereign wealth funds. Wind is a global market and this will deal with global issues:

  • What impact has Covid-19 had on wind’s prospects in these key regions?
  • How will China’s 2060 net zero target affect wind investment globally?
  • Do you expect oil giants to have a huge impact on wind in the 2020s?
  • Will the emergence of new technologies - such as green hydrogen and energy storage – draw in new types of investors into wind?
  • Can firms with a wind-focused strategy thrive in such a multi-technology market?
  • What are the risks to the industry if they don’t continue to improve here?
  • Do investors take enough interest in O&M at wind farms? Do you expect this to change in the next 2 to 5 years?
  • What role do you foresee for artificial intelligence and machine learning in the global wind sector?

Speakers:
  • Kasper Dalsten - Senior Director, Head of Commercial Management for Global Development, Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Mo Dua - Founder  and CRO, WindESCo
  • Julian Harland - Sales Director, EOLOS Floating Lidar Solutions
  • Sean Whittaker - Principal  Renewable Energy Specialist, International Finance  Corporation (IFC)
10.05am - 10.55am
CST
4.05pm - 4.55pm
GMT

Closing remarks from A Word About Wind

10.55am - 11.00am
CST
4.55pm - 5.00pm
GMT

Registration

Registrations are now closed.

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