Registration and Executive Breakfast
Sponsor’s Introduction - UL
Uncharted Waters: Key Investment Trends in European Wind
It has been more than a decade since the start of the last global financial crisis. Since then, wind has emerged as a mainstream asset class – but how healthy is Europe’s wind market and how well placed is it to cope with new crises? In this session, we plan to answer:
Networking Coffee Break
One-To-One: Corporate M&A Deals in Europe
Institutional investors and utilities continue to see corporate M&A deals as a way to expand in a challenging market. In this session we talk to an industry expert about the impact of corporate M&A deals on the business models of utilities; the future for private developers; and whether now is the right time to sell out to a larger institution.
Global Offshore: Sailing Safely in Choppy Waters
The emergence of new offshore wind markets in Asia, Europe and North America shows that the industry is global – but also that there are still hurdles as they seek to compete for investors’ attention. How much focus should investors put on established and emerging markets? And what are the key trends that will drive investment in each?
One to One: The Growth of Floating Wind
Over the last 12 months we’ve seen plenty of progress in the floating wind sector, including activity on new projects in Europe and new developments in emerging markets in Asia and the US. In this session, we will look at the latest changes and developments in the floating wind market as it races to commercial maturity.
Better Together: The Future for Hybrid Projects
Large wind turbine makers have been expanding into storage and solar, which is making hybrid projects far more common. In this session, we will discuss the future for hybrid projects; the most practical storage tech for wind farms; and the impact on returns.
Networking Coffee Break
Europe’s PPA Revolution: From the Nordics to Where
The growth of competitive tenders and the reduction in feed-in tariffs has left more project developers turning to corporate power deals as a way to take projects to financial close. In this session, we look at the growth and obstacles power purchase agreements in Europe.
European Wind Investment Awards
To continue the discussion, check out details for our inaugural European Wind Investment Awards, including ticket prices and nominations, at www.windawards.com.