European Renewable Energy Project Finance Summit (European REPF Summit)

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Feb 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 08, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 20, 2012
Early Registration Date: Dec 16, 2011
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7–8 February 2012
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, the Netherlands

European Renewable Energy Project Finance Summit

Latest innovative approaches to make your RE project successful,lucrative and eco-friendly


There is no doubt that renewables is becoming the most substantial sector of energy industry. European countries are facing important tasks related to energy issues and the emerging CEE countries have also focused on developing their renewable energy sectors. Wind, solar, hydro, biomass, geothermal as well as lately developed waste-to-energy projects are providing great opportunities for developers and investors.

Financing of alternative energy projects have gained the attention of important market players, among them private companies, public sectors, governments and international financial institutions. Financing mechanisms are supported by technologies development and are moving side by side in order to create potentially strong and competitive markets.

The European Renewable Energy Project Finance Summit will gather under one roof renewable energy experts, decision makers, investment professionals, private equity managers as well as government officials and other specialists in the field. These outstanding people will provide a valuable information and insight into the market tendencies, financial and technological peculiarities of the industry. Both private and public sector will take advantage of building new relationships as well as hearing from prominent industry leaders.

Speaker Panel

Conference Chairman – Partner, Traficon
Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine

President, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), Germany
Chairman of the Board, PannErgy, Hungary
Chairman, Association of Producers of Ecological Energy, Bulgaria
CEO, Environmental Investment Partners, Poland
Vice President, Mezzanine Corporate Finance, Austria
General Director, Department of Energy, Ministry of Economy, Romania
Chief Financial Officer, C-Power, Belgium
Managing Director, Ofgem E-Serve, UK
Co-Founder and Business Development Director, Topell Energy BV, the Netherlands
Managing Director & Head of Project Finance, Credit Agricole, UK
Head of Risk Management Markets & Finance, Vattenfall, Germany
Director, Nomura Code, UK
Head of Project Development, Solar Millennium, Germany
Business Development Manager, UniCredit Leasing, Italy
R&D International Relations Manager, CENE
(National Renewable Energy Centre), Spain
Senior Banker, EBRD – speaker to be announced
Senior Banker, EIB – speaker to be announced

Key Benefits of Attending

Follow the latest regulatory developments in European renewable energy market.
Realize financing criteria and investment opportunities.
Develop priorities of funding and evaluate new opportunities in different segments of green energy industry.
Outline key challenges of technology and ICT role in green projects.
Evaluate different types and models of renewable energy project financing.
Achieve your investment`s pay off by deep understanding of national support schemes and government incentives.
Analyse the PPP potential in green project implementation.
Learn about market experts forecasts and expectations.

Who Will You Meet

Chief Executive Officers
Chief Financial Officers

Presidents, VPs, Managing Partners, Managing Directors, Directors, General Managers, Executive Managers, Heads of projects, Team Leaders
Heads of:
Renewable Energy, Energy Origination Europe, Investment, Sales and Purchase, Risk Management, Finance, Climate Change and Environment, Business Development, Technology Production, Grid and Technology Development, Construction, Transmission, ICT and IT, Senior Bankers, Regulatory Bodies, Government officials, IFI Representatives

Day One: Tuesday, 7 February 2012

8:30 Registration and morning coffee

9:00 Opening address from Chairman

Energy Policy and Regulatory Framework. Key Aspects and Main Considerations in Financing a Green Project

9:10 RE market, latest developments and considerations
• Renewable energy – a central point of Europe’s industrial activity
• General overview of the industry. Latest developments and market tendencies
• Current and future investment hubs of the Europe`s renewable energy development
• Targets to reach and measures to take – what are regulators, financiers and industry experts saying

9:50 Facilitating the paradigm shift – towards a truly sustainable energy supply in Europe
• The Renewables Directives: From Action Plans to Implementation
• The Next Steps: Binding 2030-Targets or Investment Insecurity?
• The Energy Roadmap 2050: Paving or blocking the way for renewables?
President, European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF), Germany

10:30 Networking morning coffee break

11:00 Case Study: Growing Economies Provide Growing Opportunities. Geothermal Projects in Hungary: Strategies for Initial Assessment, Construction and Project Management
• Geothermal potential in Hungary and strategic utilization
• Geological assessment: strategies for effective interpretation of geothermal potentials
• The economics of geothermal project development: understanding the costs
• Analysis of the latest developments
Chairman of the Board, PannErgy, Hungary

11:40 Case Study: Current Situation in the RE Sector in Bulgaria
• Main statistic figures in Bulgarian RE sector
• Regulatory considerations and legislative updates
• Current issues in the sector
• Perspectives for future development
Chairman, Association of Producers of Ecological Energy, Bulgaria

12:20 Interactive Discussion Panel: Europe’s Renewable Energy Investment: Meeting the Long – Term Goals
• Investment climate Europe is offering for potential RE investors
• Providing a stable investment climate. Improvements to be done as Europe is about to hit its clean energy targets
• Factors determining the price of the final product. How prices per KW influence the type and volume of investment
• Increasing renewable energy investments. Smart financing allowing states, consumers and developers to benefit
• Developing investment opportunities for commercial banks and private sector

13:00 Networking lunch

14:00 International Financial Institutions, Financial Donors and their role as fund providers
• Financial criteria, expectations, structure of financing, due diligence and result-oriented approach
• Priorities of funding in 2012
• Applying for supporting funds. Preparing, planning and marketing the project
• Developing partnership. Cooperation with energy supporting agencies

Wind, Solar, Hydro, Biomass…..Identifying New Opportunities for Investors and Developers

14:40 Case Study: Lessons Learned for a Large Scale Project Financing in Offshore Wind
• Thorntonbank project presentation
• Challenges and business case
• Risk mitigation strategy
• Project finance vs Corporate financing
• Financing structure presentation
• Added value of multilaterals (EIB, Euler Hermes and EKF)
Chief Financial Officer, C-Power, Belgium

15:20 Networking afternoon coffee break

15:50 Case Study: Investing in Renewable Energy Technology
• The technology R&D needs identified by the SET plan
• Major drivers of developments – cost reduction and increasing efficiency and reliability
• The role of research centres in the European RES development – the European Energy Research Alliance
• Research infrastructures and projects paving the way for market entrance
R&D International Relations Manager, CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre), Spain

16:30 Investment in GB offshore transmission networks
• A new regulatory regime
• The investment opportunity
• Competitive tendering
• Progress to date and next steps
Managing Director, Ofgem E-Serve, UK

17:10 End of Day One

Day Two: Wednesday, 8 February 2012

8:30 Morning coffee

Developing a Successful Financial Model for Renewable Energy Projects

9:00 Role of bank in financing a renewable energy project
• Overview of Project Finance loan market
• Impact of Eurozone volatility on market
• Bank appetite for renewable energy
• What do banks need? How much risk will they take?
Managing Director & Head of Project Finance, Credit Agricole, UK

9:40 Mezzanine capital – economic equity as enabler and multiplier
• The benefits of mezzanine capital
• Debt – mezzanine capital - equity
• Mezzanine capital in RE project financing
Vice President, Mezzanine Corporate Finance, Austria

10:20 Networking morning coffee break

10:50 Risk Management in renewables projects
• ERM-Framework
• Project Risk management framework
• Methods and tools for risk assessments
• Special challenges in renewables
Head of Risk Management Markets & Finance, Vattenfall, Germany

11:30 Public Private Partnership in renewable energy sector
• Sharing goals, capital, benefits and risks
• Creating benefits for public / private investors and consumers
• The role of government in PPP projects. Business for the ”sake of cities` benefits”
• The role of private initiatives, readiness and competence to enter in PPP projects

12:10 Interactive Discussion Panel: Introducing the PPP Concept in RE Sector
• The understanding of PPP and how it can be applied to RE
• Estimating new challenges, costs and liabilities related to PPP projects
• Risk factor in PPP. Its identification and correct allocation between the parties
• Factors determining and affecting the price for the final product. Benefits for producers and end users

12:50 Networking lunch

14:00 Waste to Energy projects – on the way to sustainable future
• New attractive opportunity for private sector, technology developers and service providers
• Factors which make a waste-to-energy facility financially attractive
• Economic feasibility of waste-to-energy projects
• Financial drivers and incentives for the waste-to-energy plants market in Europe

14:40 Renewables creating new opportunities for private equity
• Focusing on later stage projects and short-term investment returns
• Raising funds and creating opportunities for enhanced returns
• Omitting financial, currency, political and regulatory risks
• Private equity finance in emerging markets

15:20 Networking afternoon coffee break

16:00 Interactive Discussion Panel: Shaping the Future Model of Support. Expectations and Preferences
• What makes energy market deregulated and do we have to fight against it
• Determining the role of nuclear in clean energy future
• Pools of capital – a future platform for making clean energy cheaper
• Making energy financial solutions compatible with public needs and development strategies

17:00 Closing remarks from Chairman and farewell

End of Summit


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