Paris | Power & Renewables Briefing 2023

The drive to net zero

Energy policy is evolving in response to market dynamics in a range of areas including short-term emergency response, fundamental power market reform, support for renewable supply chain and broader policy support to drive progress towards net zero targets. In addition, the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) landscape is changing as industry players also respond to market changes with shifts in their route-to-market strategies. So, what conditions are critical for the deployment of key technologies in the drive to net zero? Join our experts as they dive into the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

During the in-person briefing, Wood Mackenzie will discuss:

  • The European power markets through crisis and reform
  • PPA market dynamics
  • EU response to The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), flagship legislation focused on accelerating decarbonisation in the US
  • Hydrogen in Europe: from here, there and everywhere?


  • Peter Osbaldstone, Research Director, European Power
  • Daniel Tipping, Research Analyst, European Solar
  • Daniel Liu, Head of Commercial Performance, Power and Renewables Assets
  • Murray Douglas, Head of Hydrogen Research





Registration and refreshments 


Welcome and opening presentation with Q&A

Europe Power Markets Through Crisis and Reform 

  • Winter 2022/23: energy crisis, what energy crisis? 
  • Emergency measures and enduring reforms, where does one end and the other begin?
  • Market outlook: rising to the challenge 
  • Critial enables of the transition in power


Second presentation with Q&A

PPA market dynamics 

  • PPAs in 2022  
  • Emerging Contracting Trends
  • PPA market outlook - where will we see growth in PPA volumes?


Networking break with refreshments


Third presentation with Q&A 

EU response to IRA

  • Manufacturing capacity situation vs imported equipment
  • What will EU's response to IRA mean for renewables supply chain in Europe?
  • Expected cost stack of EU manufacturing vs. typical cost of import
  • Who are the potential winners from an EU "IRA deal"?
  • Deployment challenges



Final presentation and closing remarks

Hydrogen in Europe: from here, there and everywhere? 

  • Policies in and beyond Europe shaping the hydrogen landscape 
  • The hydrogen trilemma – balancing security, sustainability and affordability 
  • Delivering the project pipeline – the shift towards project execution 






End of event


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