Paris | Power & Renewables Briefing 2024

Decarbonising post-crisis markets

New renewable supply is entering systems where demand has been weakened by high prices, and integration challenges are of increased concern across Europe as a result. The shifting characteristics of decarbonising power markets require sustained investment in infrastructure and flexible resources, while the ambitions of energy policy dictate an increased pace of change.

Against this background, subject matter experts from our power markets, hydrogen, renewables, and energy storage teams present their thoughts on the continuing progress of transition. Our speakers will address evolving market dynamics, the commercial and technical enablers of accelerated change, and the key sensitivities that risk its delivery.

Following our briefing, we will be hosting a networking and drinks evening -  which we encourage delegates to attend. Come along for your chance to meet and talk to Wood Mackenzie experts on a one-on-one basis and meet other like minded industry stakeholders within a  social setting.

The full agenda including session presentations is as follows:

Time (CEST)




Session Lead


3:30pm - 4:00pm





4:00pm - 4:05pm




Steven Knell


4:05pm - 4:25pm


European power markets: a post-crisis assessment of trends, influences and uncertainties

  • Adjusting to lower power prices
  • Facilitating delivery of policy objectives – market reform in the spotlight
  • Rising to the challenge: enabling technologies and routes to market


Peter Osbaldstone 

Robin Molinier


4:45pm - 5:05pm


Over the line in 2030: what route-to-market strategies are driving onshore additions?

Zoe Grainge

Victoria Ortega


5:05pm - 5:15pm


Networking Break


5:15pm -5:35pm


Navigating batteries' contracted and merchant revenues in Europe

Peter Osbaldstone


5:35pm - 5:55pm

Hydrogen: avoiding another false dawn

  • Overcoming cost challenges and navigating the policy landscape

Murray Douglas

5:55pm - 6:10pm

Q&A session

Steven Knell

6:10pm onwards

Networking and social drinks




  • Steven Knell, VP Consulting
  • Peter Osbaldstone, Head of Long-Term Europe Power Research
  • Robin Molinier, Senior Research Analyst
  • Victoria Ortega, Associate, Solar, EMEA
  • Zoe Grainge, Principal Analyst, Onshore Wind, Emea
  • Murray Douglas, Head of Hydrogen Research



Hôtel Mercure Paris La Défense Grande Arche, 17/20 Esplanade Ch. De Gaulle, Rue des 3 Fontanot, 92000


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