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Power & Renewables Conference: Europe

April 25 - June 30

In-Person & Virtual Sessions

On-Demand

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About the Conference

Forces of change: Transitioning towards price stability, resilience, and increased investment returns

Did you miss the Power & Renewables Conference?

On-demand tickets are now available to purchase! Access the content from the sessions that took place on April 25 & 26

During the conference, we heard from Wood Mackenzie experts and industry guest speakers from Barclays Investment Bank, DNV Energy Systems, E.ON Innovation, Fluence Energy, Iberdrola, Rabobank, Sonnedix, Quinbrook and more.

Agenda highlights include:

  • The Perfect Storm - Why 2022 Will Be a Pivotal Year For European Power And Renewables
  • Can ‘Fit for 55’ and the European Green Deal Deliver
  • EU’s Sustainable Taxonomy Debate
  • Critical Renewable Technology Innovation is Reaching Scale
  • Building Grid Flexibility
  • Redefining The Impact of The Wider ‘Energy Transition’ Movement for European Renewables Themselves
  • And more...
 

What you missed at the Power & Renewables Conference

Highlights from the in-person day on April 26, 2022

Event Overview

The 2022 European energy market is on a tightrope that is both fragile and dynamic with a mix of dangerously volatile energy prices, fears of 'greenflation' and rising geopolitical risks. Especially with Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that will make Europe even more reliant on Russian gas and with nuclear closures and maintenance problems, 2022 presents a defining moment for the European renewables sector.

At the root of the problem is still the intermittent nature of renewable sources such as solar and wind energy. So, how can the renewables sector respond to offer a more flexible and attractive alternative?

Wood Mackenzie is presenting our latest market insights, and in addition, gathering key renewable figures from across Europe to share their views on the industry. During the sessions, we will examine the best business models, regulatory challenges, new technology and fresh investment strategies. 

 

In Partnership With:

European Association for Storage of Energy

German American Chambers of Commerce

 

Hydrogen Conference

Are you interested in Hydrogen? 

On-demand tickets are now available to purchase! Access the content from the sessions that took place on April 27 & 28. NEW Hydrogen Conference - Defining the Path Towards Low-Carbon Hydrogen’s Commercial Scalability. The Hydrogen Conference will take place at the same venue as the Power & Renewables Conference in London.

Join Wood Mackenzie’s hydrogen team and leading experts from power and natural gas utilities, oil & gas majors, investment entities, technology innovators and hydrogen end-users as we explore the low-carbon hydrogen economy, the role of low-carbon hydrogen in decarbonisation, scaling up green hydrogen, when does blue hydrogen make sense and why, assessing green ammonia’s economic viability and more!

Day 1: Wednesday, April 27 - In-Person and Virtual Sessions
Day 2: Thursday, April 28 - Virtual Sessions

Highlighted Speakers

Hear from speakers from top renewable developers and utilities, transmission operators, national and European energy regulatory bodies, investment entities, and technology providers.

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Agenda

8:45 AM

8:45 AM - 2:15 PM

On Demand

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Day One Host

Murray Douglas

Head EMEARC Markets and Transitions

Wood Mackenzie

9:10 AM

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Wood Mackenzie Keynote: European Power - On The Critical Path To Net Zero

Peter Osbaldstone,

Research Director, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

9:40 AM

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Keynote Fireside Chat | Green Grids and European Cross-Border Transmission: Where is the Opportunity over the Next 10 Years?

Dan Eager

Principal Analyst, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Gerald Kaendler

Chair, System Development Committee

ENTSO-E

10:10 AM

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM

INDUSTRY CASE STUDY: STORAGE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Lars Stephan

Policy and Market Development Manager

Fluence Energy

Murray Douglas

Head EMEARC Markets and Transitions

Wood Mackenzie

10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Break

11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

WOOD MACKENZIE SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION & PANEL DISCUSSION

Soren Lassen

Head of Offshore Wind Research

Wood Mackenzie

Francesco Vanni

Head of the Renewables

DNV Energy Systems – UK & Ireland

Haras Najib

Consultant at VDMA Power Systems

VDMA e. V.

11:50 AM

11:50 AM - 12:35 PM

Wood Mackenzie Presentation and Panel Discussion : Grid Asset Integration and Key Factors Driving Storage Development and Adoption in Europe: How Can Companies Participate?

Anna Darmani

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Michael Lippert

Director Innovation and Solutions for Energy

Saft

Patrick Clerens

Secretary General

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)

Santiago Bañales

Managing Director of Innovation Middle East (ME)

Iberdrola

12:35 PM

12:35 PM - 1:15 PM

Wood Mackenzie Panel Discussion | Mapping Out the Future for Solar in the European Landscape

Daniel Tipping

Research Analyst, ETP Research – EMEAR

Wood Mackenzie

Christina Forsingdal

Director

Blackrock

Charles Lesser

Partner, Head of U.K.

Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory

1:15 PM

1:15 PM - 1:20 PM

Closing Remarks

Murray Douglas

Head EMEARC Markets and Transitions

Wood Mackenzie

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome and Opening by Chair

Tim Welton

Head of EMEARC P&R Research

Wood Mackenzie

9:05 AM

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

Wood Mackenzie Ukraine Impact Fireside Chat: Reflections on the Impact on European Energy Markets

Simon Flowers

Chairman, Chief Analyst, Author of The Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Erik Mielke

SVP Global Head of Corporate Research

Wood Mackenzie

9:35 AM

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM

Wood Mackenzie Keynote: Accelerating Renewables, Limiting Costs and Mitigating Energy Dependency – The Implications of REPowerEU for European Power

Peter Osbaldstone,

Research Director, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

10:05 AM

10:05 AM - 10:40 AM

Keynote Panel Discussion: New Roadmap for 2030: How do We Ensure Finance Can Fuel Ever Increasing Power Market Decarbonisation Ambitions?

Rory McCarthy

Principal Consultant - Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Thomas Fureder

Managing Director

Barclays Investment Bank

Arnaud Cereze

Director Corporate Finance Utilities & Renewables

ING Wholesale Banking

10:40 AM

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Networking Break

11:10 AM

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM

Fireside Chat: EU’s Sustainable Taxonomy Debate and Lack of Flex: Is Taxonomy Labelling the Solution To Ensure Security Of Supply?

Tomas Kåberger

Chair of Executive Board, Professor of Industrial Energy Policy Chalmers University of Technology

Renewable Energy Institute

Jakob Thomä

Managing Director

2° Investing Initiative

David Papp

Head of Sustainable Finance Policy Division

Central Bank of Hungary

Elizabeth Baxter

Director of Project Finance

Sonnedix

11:50 AM

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM

Wood Mackenzie Panel Discussion: How to Attract Investors and Lenders: The Multi-trillion-dollar Question

Steven Knell

Vice President and Head Power & Renewables Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Joe Rippon

Sizewell C Financing Programme Manager

EDF Energy

Andrew Doyle

Executive Director, Power & Renewables, Project Finance, EMEA

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Stefan Hogewoning

Director Project Finance, Global Wholesale Products Clients

Rabobank

12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: NEW INITIATIVES ATTRACTING FUNDING

Luis Arturo Hernández Salmerón

Head of Energy Communities and Networks

E.ON Innovation

Tim Welton

Head of EMEARC P&R Research

Wood Mackenzie

1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote Presentation: A European Gas Market in Transition

Mauro Chavez Rodriguez

Research Director Gas & LNG markets

Wood Mackenzie

2:30 PM

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Wood Mackenzie Fireside Chat | How and Where to Invest: Securing Investment, Building Resilience and Reducing Risk for Partners

Anthony Doherty

Chief Investment Officer

NTR plc

Allan Baker

MD, Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance

Société Générale

Jordi Francesch

Head of Asset Management, Director

Glennmont Partners

Steven Knell

Vice President and Head Power & Renewables Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

3:10 PM

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM

Spotlight Panel Session M&A and JV Trends: Assessing Appetite and Investment Opportunities in Renewables

Rosalind Smith-Maxwell

Vice President

Quinbrook

Simon Monk

Principal – Structured & Asset Origination

EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG

Cristina Rotariu

Director, Renewable Energy

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH

Daniel Liu

Principal Analyst, Power and Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

3:40 PM

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Wood Mackenzie Presentation: Renewable Capture Prices: Commercial Innovation, Merchant Projects and Key Ways to De-risk the Market

Jingjie Yang

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

4:30 PM

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

WOOD MACKENZIE ROUNDUP DISCUSSION: LESSONS FROM TODAY

Tim Welton

Head of EMEARC P&R Research

Wood Mackenzie

Steven Knell

Vice President and Head Power & Renewables Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Peter Osbaldstone,

Research Director, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

4:50 PM

4:50 PM - 6:20 PM

Networking Drinks

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In-Person Day - Venue Details & Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy

One Moorgate Place
Chartered Accountants' Hall,
1 Moorgate Pl, London EC2R 6EA
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Networking Space

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Wood Mackenzie Event Health & Safety Guidelines/Policies*

Wood Mackenzie is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all event participants. Our decisions and preventive measures will be guided by the requirements and recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the UK Government. We are working with One Moorgate Place on implementing preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 at the conference. Preventive measures include: 

  • Attestation of vaccination from all Wood Mackenzie employees and event attendees
  • Masks are strongly encouraged by all event participants at all times
  • Enhanced sanitisation of meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Extra venue space to allow for social distancing in meeting space
  • Hand sanitising stations throughout the meeting and exhibit spaces
  • Masks and testing kits will be available if needed

The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among the event organiser, venues and every participant. All participants are expected to adhere to and abide by the safety precautions Wood Mackenzie is implementing to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 
 
As part of your responsibilities, you should not attend the event if you: 

  • are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior, have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • have traveled to any high COVID-risk area in the last 10 days
  • believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. 
  • have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment. 

Conference attendees should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are asked to contact the Events Team at conferences@verisk.com if they experience symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 days after the event. Should any positive cases be reported, Wood Mackenzie will communicate this information to all registered participants. Any private health or personal data received will be treated as confidential. 
 
Please note that by checking the box during the online registration process, you agree to adhere to the precautions and policies above and understand that you are knowingly and freely assuming all risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, by attending this event. You understand that refusal to adhere to these policies and abide by these precautions may result in immediate removal from the event and cancellation of the registration, without receiving a refund. 

 *All Wood Mackenzie policies are subject to change. Should changes be made, a notification will be sent to all registered attendees.      

Why Attend

  • Take stock of the Dynamic and Critical changes in green energy across all of Europe: WoodMac’s Deep Dive Analysis Combined with Perspectives from the Protagonists of the Industry examines the impact of soaring gas prices, political instability and the impact on the renewables industry.
  • The comprehensive agenda will combine our latest forecasts and fresh insights on Europe’s emerging net-zero energy market with contributions from the top renewable developers and utilities, as well as transmission operators, national and European energy regulatory bodies, investment entities and technology providers.
  • This year includes a special focus on Policy, Risk, Innovation and An Investors View on European Clean Energy: Take part in a strategic, political, policy-led and technical European overview on how renewables can grasp this moment to evolve over the next decade.
  • Event content will focus on storage, grid transmission, market design, raising capital and changes in policies explored on both macro and micro levels to discover the impact for large-scale renewable development across Europe.
  • Network with Wood Mackenzie research and consulting experts as well as industry peers as we go back to networking and engaging in-person again in London.

Who should attend?

Day One: Virtual Sessions
Large-scale solar developers, large-scale onshore & offshore wind developers, large-scale energy storage developers, utilities, TSOs, European Commission and national energy regulators, investment banks, solar/wind/energy storage technology providers

Day Two: In-Person and Virtual Sessions
Investment banks, large-scale solar developers, large-scale onshore & offshore wind developers, energy storage developers, renewable asset management companies and owners, institutional investors, IPPs, energy buyers and energy traders

Agenda themes

The Perfect Storm: Why 2022 Will Be a Pivotal Year For European Power And Renewables

Can ‘Fit for 55’ and the European Green Deal Deliver: Modelling a Net Zero Economy: How Will It Be Financed and What Does It Means for the Power Sector Across Europe?

EU’s Sustainable Taxonomy Debate: Current Status and Future Framework for Investors, Private Sector and Financial Markets

Critical Renewable Technology Innovation is Reaching Scale: How Will This Affect Large-Scale Solar, Onshore Wind and Offshore Wind?
How to Attract Investors and Lenders: The Multi-trillion-dollar Question

Building Grid Flexibility: Incentivizing Long-Duration Energy Storage and Capacity Markets, and Cross-Border Transmission

Redefining The Impact of The Wider ‘Energy Transition’ Movement for European Renewables Themselves: How Will this ‘New’ Industry Adopt and Adapt to Market Transition?

Renewable Capture Prices Are Crucial for Energy Transition: As More Wind And Solar Assets Become Exposed To Price Volatility Risk

Next-Generation Technologies for Solar and Wind Technology: What Is the Next Phase in LCOE Reduction?

Grid Asset Integration and Key Factors Driving Storage Development and Adoption in Europe: How Can Companies Participate?

Better Finance Structures and Risk Mitigation: What is Needed to Speed Up P&R Development in Europe?

Peter Osbaldstone,

Research Director, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Peter is a research director with more than a decade’s experience in European power and renewables markets. Peter joined Wood Mackenzie in 2007 as a senior power markets analyst, before moving into a role as product manager for our European Gas & Power Service. He took up the role of research director in 2015. Before joining the business, Peter was at National Grid in the UK, leading the production of long-term power generation and energy demand analysis. He has also held market forecasting, transmission network planning and commercial roles in the UK gas industry. Education MSc, Energy and Environmental Technology & Economics, City University, London.

Soren Lassen

Head of Offshore Wind Research

Wood Mackenzie

Søren heads up Wood Mackenzie's offshore wind research. He tracks, analyses and forecasts value chain dynamics, technological advancements and policy developments across the global offshore wind industry. Søren has also supported key stakeholders across the offshore wind value chain through advisory projects, workshops, conferences and presentations. Søren holds MSc in International Business and BSc in Economics and Business Administration degrees from the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences.

Anna Darmani

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Anna is a lead analyst on our Global Energy Storage team, focused on the European, Middle East and African storage markets. She joined Wood Mackenzie in 2021, bringing more than seven years of energy industry experience. Earlier in her career, Anna worked at EIT InnoEnergy, developing innovation and technology roadmaps and contributing to several EU research and advisory projects. She was one of the founding members of the European Battery Alliance. Anna holds a PhD in Industrial Economics and Management from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology/Polytechnical University of Madrid, and MSc in Financial Engineering from the University of Science and Culture, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tehran.

Daniel Tipping

Research Analyst, ETP Research – EMEAR

Wood Mackenzie

Rory McCarthy

Principal Consultant - Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Rory is a senior research manager with our European Power practice. He supports the research and consulting function as a subject matter expert in energy storage and system flexibility. Rory has more than eight years of experience in the energy space, along with a previous career in software systems and deployment. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie he worked at an early-stage tech firm, developing grid-scale front-of and behind-the-meter storage projects. Before this he worked at Ofgem, the UK energy regulator, focusing on policy and regulation for the grid edge and storage. Education MSc, Environmental Technology & Energy Policy, Imperial College BSc, Computation, University of Manchester.

Dan Eager

Principal Analyst, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Matt Black

Chief Operating Officer

Solivus

Matt is a Director of the Solar Trade Association, chair of its Large Scale Solar Working Group and acts as an adviser to a number of developers, investors and asset managers in the clean energy sector. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Solivus, a start-up providing energy solutions to large buildings and residential home owners using next-generation thin-film solar technology. Over the past 8 years he has been a leading investor in the UK solar sector. He previously headed Armstrong Capital’s clean energy investment team and at Foresight Group led origination and acquisitions of over £400m of energy projects, building one of Europe’s largest solar portfolios and making investments into some of the first utility scale battery storage facilities in the UK.

Rosalind Smith-Maxwell

Vice President

Quinbrook

Rosalind has 10 years’ experience in M&A and investment in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors, with a focus on UK and Europe. She has advised on more than 4.5GW of completed renewable energy power transactions including offshore and onshore wind, solar and biomass technologies. Her clean technology expertise includes ‘behind the meter’ storage and battery manufacture technologies. Rosalind holds a B.Sc in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh and a Graduate Diploma in Law. She was called to the Bar in 2009, and was awarded the Jules Thorn scholarship by Middle Temple.

Barbara Macedo dos Santos

Research Associate, Energy Transition Practice

Wood Mackenzie

Bárbara has joined Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice team in 2021 as a cross-technology Research Associate. Her work focus on the assessment of market dynamics for wind and solar technologies in Southern Europe – notability in the Balkans and Greece – and on the development of PPA markets in Europe. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Bárbara has worked with energy policy in a Consulting firm in Munich. Bárbara holds a Post-Graduate degree on Energy and Climate from University of Antwerp, as well as an MBA on Finance and a Bachelors Degree on International Affairs from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets.

Stephane Tetot

Investment Director

BlackRock Infrastructure

Stephane Tetot, Director, is a Portfolio Manager with BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power platform which currently manages close to $5bn across more than 150 wind and solar projects across 4 continents. Stephane is responsible for originating, executing and managing renewable power investment opportunities in Europe.

Tomas Kåberger

Chair of Executive Board, Professor of Industrial Energy Policy Chalmers University of Technology

Renewable Energy Institute

Dr Tomas Kåberger is professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg in Sweden, where he also serves and Director of the Energy Area of Advance. Since 2011 he spend part of his time in Japan as executive board chair of Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and of the Swedish Association of Energy Economists. Industrially, professor Kåberger has held leading positions in companies working with automotive biofuels, combustion technology, solar- and wind-energy. Currently he serves as a non-executive director of Vattenfall as well as on boards or advisory boards of some other companies. He has been on the boards of several national and international industrial federations in renewable energy. He was appointed by the Swedish government to the Energy Commission that provided the final review of the electricity re-regulation introducing competition in 1995, and several other committees on energy issues. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Director General of the Swedish National Energy Agency. From 2007-2011 he was a member of a task force of China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development elaborating on a Low Carbon Industrialization Strategy för China. From 2008-20018 he was visiting professor at Zhejiang University. From 2016 hes serves as senior advisor to GEIDCO in Beijing. During 2011-2012 he headed the Swedish delegation to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, and served as vice chairman of the IRENA Council during 2012.

Thomas Fureder

Managing Director

Barclays Investment Bank

Thomas joined Barclays in 2009 in the EMEA Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team and has more than 25 years of investment banking work experience with Barclays, Citi and CA Investmentbank. He holds a Masters degree in Technical Mathematics from Vienna University of Technology and is a CFA charterholder. Thomas is leading Barclays’ coverage of a number of large European utilities and advises on European M&A and capital raises in the sector including various projects in the gas transmission and distribution segment. Over the last two years he has also initiated a dialogue with developers and project companies on debt and equity capital raises in the hydrogen space. Selected Recent Transactions Advisor to Swisslife and Gelsenwasser on the acquisition of Infrareal (2021) Advisor to RWE on a €2bn primary equity offering (2020) Advisor to Verbund on the acquisition of a 51% stake in GCA from OMV (2020) Advisor to Fortum on their acquisition of stakes in Uniper (2017, 2019) Advisor to a consortium of ACP, OMERS and AXA on their acquisition of 49.99% in SFR FttH (2019) Advisor to EDF on the sale of a minority stake of their UK Wind Portfolio (2018) Advisor to RWE and EnBW on the sale of Hungarian power plant Matrai (2018) Advisor to VNG on acquisition of 16.5% stake in EUGAL via their subsidiary Ontras (2017)

Anthony Doherty

Chief Investment Officer

NTR plc

Anthony originally joined NTR in 2006 and has held executive management roles in renewable power generation and bioenergy businesses across the NTR group. Anthony leads the investment team with over 15 years’ experience originating, developing and executing €1.75 billion of wind, solar, energy storage and bioenergy transactions across Europe and North America. Anthony has managed investment, financing, portfolio management and investment realisation programmes in renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure assets, including NTR's monetisation of its UK recycling platform and US wind assets. In addition to successfully completing transactions, Anthony has extensive greenfield development experience and has managed development and operational teams across Europe and North America. Anthony was previously Development Director of Biffa plc, the leading UK listed environmental services business, and prior to joining NTR, worked in leadership positions for an international technology company in a private equity investment portfolio, and in corporate development for CRH plc. Anthony began his career with Andersen. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Accountancy from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Jordi Francesch

Head of Asset Management, Director

Glennmont Partners

Jordi joined Glennmont Partners in 2011 and he is the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Asset Management of the firm. Jordi is also a board member of BNZ. He has more than 19 years’ experience in the energy sector, 13 of which spent in renewables, specifically in renewable energy development, operation, maintenance, due diligence, advisory and asset management. Before joining Glennmont, Jordi spent 10 years at Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second largest independent energy company. Jordi leads his team providing strategic direction to the portfolio; leading on any material contractual challenges, assisting with acquisitions and their incorporation into the portfolio, sitting on most of the project company boards, overseeing governance for the wholly owned projects and regularly reporting to the management committees and non-executive board. Jordi holds BAs in Finance and Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Catalonia, Spain) and an MSc in Environmental Economics from University of London

Allan Baker

MD, Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance

Société Générale

Allan has worked at Societe Generale for eight years and has been involved in the power sector for more than 30 years, initially as an engineer and then in finance. During his career he has advised on and/or financed power projects in Europe, MENA, the US and Asia, and in sectors ranging from green-field renewable energy, through gas and coal, to the acquisition of large international power portfolios. Allan has extensive experience in the clean energy sector, including recently taking a leading role in the offshore wind sector. Most recently he has acted as Financial Advisor to a floating wind project, Dudgeon (400MW) and London Array (630MW) in the UK and the successful Borssele III&IV bid (700MW) in the Netherlands. He also advised an Asian client on the successful acquisition of an equity stake in a 900MW offshore wind development in Europe. In addition to his advisory assignments, Allan has been involved in arranging debt for several EUR1bn+ offshore wind projects in Europe. In the wider clean energy sector, Allan has also played a leading role in carbon capture & storage field having advised on White Rose, Teesside Industrial CCS and Donn Valley projects in the UK, as well as serving on the UK Government’s original CCS Forum and leading the commercial section of the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force. Allan has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.

Jakob Thomä

Managing Director

2° Investing Initiative

Jakob Thomä is one of the leading global experts on sustainable finance and long-term risks. He co-founded the 2° Investing Initiative network in New York and Berlin and serves as Executive Director of 2° Investing Initiative Deutschland. Jakob led the development of the first methodology in the world to measure the alignment of financial portfolios with climate goals (PACTA). PACTA remains the most widely used alignment methodology in the world, endorsed by a number of governments and financial supervisors to track financial sector alignment. Over 1,000 organizations have used PACTA to conduct portfolio tests to date. In 2020, Jakob launched the 1in1000 research programme designed to integrate complex and long-term risks into financial supervision and decision-making. As part of the programme, Jakob authored the first COVID-19 stress-test scenarios, informing the regulatory response of supervisors in Europe and the United States to the crisis. His work has also informed the climate stress-test scenario design of major central banks and financial supervisors. Jakob is Special Research Fellow to the Japanese Financial Services Agency, and previously served as Academic Advisor to the Bank of England and EIOPA. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers. Jakob is also Senior Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he teaches a Green Finance course.

Joe Rippon

Sizewell C Financing Programme Manager

EDF Energy

Joe Rippon is an experienced energy professional with a background in financing, economics, and commercial strategy. Joe is currently the Financing Programme Manager for the Sizewell C project, a proposed new nuclear power station in Suffolk which would provide electricity to meet 7% of UK demand. He is developing a new funding model for nuclear through consultation with government and is also focussed on investor engagement for the project.

Steven Knell

Vice President and Head Power & Renewables Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Steven is a Vice President and Head of Wood Mackenzie’s Power & Renewables Consulting division for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Caspian markets. In this capacity he leads a dedicated group of electricity market-focussed consultants whose core competencies fall into the following categories: - Transaction support, with a focus on buy- and sell-side commercial due diligence for wind, solar and gas-fired generation assets.  - Power and renewables commercial advisory, including emerging market entry and business environment assessments.  - Research indexation in support of securities and exchange-traded funds specifically. - Hydrogen and power-to-X strategies.  Upstream emissions management and carbon offset credit origination Steven has a track record for delivering solutions to clients across the energy industry. His recent engagements have included projects for asset managers and investment banks, international and national oil companies as well as utilities and corporates working across the renewable value chain. Steven has more than 20 years' experience in the energy industry, having served in different roles in both the public and private sectors. His primary focus over those years has been on helping corporates and financials respond to the regulatory and reputational risks and opportunities associated with climate change policy. The resulting subject matter expertise on global and national climate change regulations, carbon markets and carbon taxes, GHG emissions forecasting and energy transition strategy allow Steve to support Wood Mackenzie’s wider research and consulting on the Energy Transition.  He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex, where his dissertation focussed on climate change politics and energy economics. He also holds a Masters of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA Hons degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury.  Beyond his consulting responsibilities, Steven is actively engaged in Wood Mackenzie’s Diversity and Inclusion Programme and Neurodiversity Networks. Steven works out of Wood Mackenzie’s London office.

David Papp

Head of Sustainable Finance Policy Division

Central Bank of Hungary

David has worked in the Sustainable Finance division of the Central Bank of Hungary since August 2020, now heading up the team. Prior to this, David worked for FMO Development Bank and Oikocredit in the Netherlands. Prior to his career in the financial sector he was a researcher for the Amsterdam Institute for International Development. He holds degrees from Corvinus University in Budapest and Masters Degree in International Business (CEMS) and Economics at VU Amsterdam.

Simon Monk

Principal – Structured & Asset Origination

EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG

Simon focusses on mid to longer term origination and trading at EnBW. As Principal of Structured & Asset origination, Simon works across European power and commodity markets covering all forms of renewable power, flexibility and transition technologies including storage, gas/LNG and hydrogen. Prior to working with EnBW Simon spent his career in a range of corporate, investment and finance industry roles. Simon started his career in energy project finance and progressed onto becoming a utility and infrastructure M&A banker with UBS before focussing on the power and wider energy sector

Tim Welton

Head of EMEARC P&R Research

Wood Mackenzie

Tim joined the Power and Renewables Research team in 2019, leading the team responsible for Wood Mackenzie’s power markets, modelling, wind and solar research offerings in the region, as part of Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice. Tim joined Wood Mackenzie in 2007 as an analyst in the LNG research team, Tim subsequently led the European Gas & Power research team and was responsible for the delivery of regional market analysis feeding into Wood Mackenzie’s suite of gas, power and energy market offerings. Tim has extensive experience in developing new research offerings covering LNG corporate analysis and European gas & power markets. From 2016 to 2019, Tim worked in Wood Mackenzie’s consulting team as Regional Consulting Group Manager for EMEARC - focusing on staffing, recruitment, learning & development, monitoring performance against key KPI’s and driving the development of the regional consulting practice in line with its commercial and strategic goals. Prior to joining Woodmac Tim spent over 4 years at National Grid in a variety of regulatory, commercial and project delivery roles across its gas and electricity businesses. Tim has a first class degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Michael Lippert

Director Innovation and Solutions for Energy

Saft

Michael Lippert is currently in charge of product and market strategy for Saft’s Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Business Unit at the company’s headquarters near Paris. He is also Vice-President of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) and Chairman of the Governing Board of “Batteries Europe” as well as “Batteries European Partnership Association”, all in Brussels. Michael is holding a degree in European Business Studies in France and Germany and has been working for more than 30 years in different international sales and marketing positions at Saft for Railway, Traction and Stationary markets. He has played a major role in establishing Saft’s market position in Li-ion battery technology for renewable energy and smart grids since 2010. In parallel he contributed to the development of EASE since its foundation in 2011. In October 2019, he was elected Chairman of the Governing Board of European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) for Batteries, which is driving and coordinating R&I activities at EU level, and since then also accepted to chair the related Partnership Association founded in December 2020.

Patrick Clerens

Secretary General

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE)

Mr Clerens studied law at the University of Saarbrücken and the University of Mainz. Since 1996, he has worked as a consultant for a private company specialising in European Affairs in Brussels. In his capacity as Brussels Representative of different European associations, he has been involved in the climate and energy field since 2003. He has managed the EASE office in Brussels as Secretary General since its establishment in September 2011. Since then, EASE has grown from the initial 13 founding members to over 40.

Santiago Bañales

Managing Director of Innovation Middle East (ME)

Iberdrola

Santiago Bañales is Managing Director of Iberdrola Innovation Middle East (ME), Iberdrola’s global development center of digital solutions for the energy industry, since 2016. He has 25 years of energy industry experience fulfilling executive roles in R&D, Engineering, Product Development, Management Consulting, M&A and General Management. During the development of his career he has experienced a wide breadth of business environments in an international setting, being part of or doing business with state-owned (Electricité de France) and private utilities (Endesa, Iberdrola), management consulting firms (Kearney), private equities and family-owned manufacturing businesses (Ormazabal). Previous to his current role Santiago was CEO of Ormazabal Current, a global smart grids product manufacturing with facilities in US, Switzerland and Spain. Santiago holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy form the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT – (Fulbright Fellow) and a Dual Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is a published author and has been involved in graduate and executive education for more than 15 years. He is also an INSEAD-certified International Board Director, having held executive and non-executive Board Directorships positions in several energy industry associations, startups and universities.

Murray Douglas

Head EMEARC Markets and Transitions

Wood Mackenzie

As Head of EMEARC Markets & Transitions, Murray leads analysis on the scale and pace of change through the energy transition. This includes working across our energy verticals to develop an integrated view of energy markets. He brings more than 16 years of experience working in a variety of roles spanning the full breadth of the energy value chain. Prior to his current role, Murray was Research Director for the European gas research team, responsible for analysing all aspects of the gas market to develop Wood Mackenzie’s supply, demand and price outlooks. In this role he was regularly sought out to speak at industry-leading events. Murray has also held positions leading Wood Mackenzie’s Global Supply and Modelling Research team, and the Energy Markets Research team. These teams were responsible for developing the company’s long-term oil and gas supply outlooks, and global inter-fuel analysis. Prior to joining the Energy Markets team, Murray spent over five years covering the LNG industry. He focused on the analysis and assessment of LNG markets, liquefaction projects and shipping, relocating to Houston to establish Wood Mackenzie’s LNG practice in North America. In addition, Murray has worked on a variety of consultancy projects advising on corporate strategy, resource monetisation, market fundamentals, project financing, asset valuations, opportunity screening and competitor intelligence.

Cristina Rotariu

Director, Renewable Energy

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH

Francesco Vanni

Head of the Renewables

DNV Energy Systems – UK & Ireland

Francesco Vanni is a Principal Engineer and Head of the Renewables department and DNV Energy Systems – UK & Ireland, a group of 80 engineers delivering expert technical advice to developers, owners, operators, investors and lenders in the renewable energy and electrification space. He joined GL Garrad Hassan, now part of DNV, in 2011. As a control algorithm designer first and data analyst later he has been involved in many commercial and research projects in the areas of onshore and offshore wind, both fixed and floating, tidal energy and solar PV, as well as in the delivery of internal and external training. His previous experience is in control of gas turbine engines for the aerospace sector and in academic research on autonomous vehicles. He holds an MSc in Aeronautics from Politecnico di Milano and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from IST Lisbon. Francesco is a chartered member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Senior Member of the IEEE

Simon Flowers

Chairman, Chief Analyst, Author of The Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Every week in The Edge, our Chairman and Chief Analyst Simon Flowers shares his take on the natural resources industry's biggest stories, how they are likely to evolve and what that means for your business. Sign up here. About Simon Simon has a long history with Wood Mackenzie. He first joined the company in 1983, as a North-West Europe upstream analyst, later moving to Sydney to become an equity analyst covering the Australian oil, gas and mining sectors. On returning to the UK in 1992, Simon was a No.1 ranked oil analyst with NatWest Markets after which he took on the role of MD and Head of Pan European Utilities Research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. There he worked with the boards of many utility companies and was involved in most of the major European privatisations, including Enel, EdF and GdF. Simon re-joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience across a breadth of commodities and sectors including oil and gas, utilities and mining. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to occupy the role of Chief Analyst and Chairman, which sees him produce high-value content and thematic research. Simon’s views on the issues shaping the energy world are regularly sought by industry leaders as well as international media.

Mauro Chavez Rodriguez

Research Director Gas & LNG markets

Wood Mackenzie

Mauro has more than 12 years of experience in Latin American energy markets, with a focus on the region’s natural gas and LNG industry. As part of his role, Mauro advises companies at executive level, as well as being a regular speaker at international industry conferences. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Mauro was a visiting researcher at the Imperial College London, the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research in Portugal and the Center on Energy and Environmental Economics in Brazil. He has also worked in the Ministry of Mines and Energy and National Environmental Fund in Peru. Mauro is also a reviewer of the Energy Policy Journal, Energy (Oxford) and Energy Strategy Reviews.

Haras Najib

Consultant at VDMA Power Systems

VDMA e. V.

Responsible for: • pre-competitive joint research of wind turbine manufacturers • the VDMA Working Group Wind Industry WindEurope: Chairman of the Task Force Dismantling and Decommissioning of Wind Turbines

Luis Arturo Hernández Salmerón

Head of Energy Communities and Networks

E.ON Innovation

Luis Hernández is a specialist in the area of citizen energy communities and energy network optimization of thermal and electricity networks. He started his career at E.ON in 2013 and is currently heading the innovation team for “Energy Communities and Networks”. Based on his wide knowledge range in business, regulations and technical topics in the energy industry, Luis is driving forward-thinking projects across Europe.

Erik Mielke

SVP Global Head of Corporate Research

Wood Mackenzie

Erik leads our Corporate Research, leading data-driven analysis and insight into companies’ strategies, performance and outlook, across the energy and natural resources sectors. Erik brings more than 25 years of energy industry research and corporate management experience to his role. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he was VP Business Development and Commercial at Buried Hill Energy. He was also previously a managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, leading emerging markets energy and US oil and gas research, and a research fellow with Belfer Center’s Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at Harvard.

Gerald Kaendler

Chair, System Development Committee

ENTSO-E

Gerald Kaendler has been actively engaged in ENTSO-E since 2009. In July 2021 he started his term as Chair of the System Development Committee (SDC). Before he led the Working Group “System Design Strategy”. Gerald Kaendler was responsible for the Working Group “European Planning Standards & Connection Codes” from 2009-2016. With strong stakeholder engagement this Working Group developed the Connection Codes which become European law subsequently. Gerald Kaendler is Director Asset Management at Amprion. Amprion is an independent privately owned Transmission System Operator in Germany, its grid supplying 29 million customers and being connected to 6 countries.

Lars Stephan

Policy and Market Development Manager

Fluence Energy

Lars is a part of Fluence’s Growth Team in the EMEA region. He is responsible for policy and regulatory efforts on the EU level and throughout the EMEA region and supports the market and business development in Central Europe. Lars also leads the policy and market development for the TSO segment in the EMEA region, working with grid operators, regulators and policy makers to establish energy storage as grid assets to improve utilisation and increase the operational reliability of power grids. Before joining Fluence, Lars worked for 8 years at Aggreko and Younicos (acquisition in 2017) on storage policy and market development globally, with a specific focus on storage-renewable hybrid assets. During this time, he participated in setting a 1GW storage target within Aggreko’s company strategy. Before joining the clean energy sector, Lars worked at the political communication think tank ProDialog, and as a communication specialist for the European Parliament. Lars holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and a Master of Arts Degree in European Studies from the University of Twente. He further holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in European Studies and a Master of Science Degree in European Studies from the Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität Münster.

Arnaud Cereze

Director Corporate Finance Utilities & Renewables

ING Wholesale Banking

Arnaud joined the Utilities & Renewables M&A team at ING Bank in 2011. He has advised on large number of transactions for large Utilities and infrastructure clients across the whole energy value chain from generation to supply. Focussed on the energy transition, he has long dating experience in renewables with recent involvement in transactions in storage (battery technology) and electric mobility (charging infrastructure...). He is also responsible for the M&A coverage in France. Arnaud has an MBA degree from ESSEC Business School (“Grande Ecole programme”) and a Master degree from Paris Law University. He is also a graduate from the Paris Bar school and a qualified solicitor under French Law.

Elizabeth Baxter

Director of Project Finance

Sonnedix

Elizabeth Baxter is Director of Project Finance at Sonnedix, a global solar independent power producer backed by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. She leads the origination and execution of financings for solar power projects in the UK and Europe. Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of POWERful Women, an organisation working to advance gender balance and inclusion in the UK energy sector. Before joining Sonnedix, Elizabeth was a Principal Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she financed almost a billion euros of power and energy projects and companies in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa over eleven years. Prior to EBRD, Elizabeth was a financial associate at Biossence Ltd, a UK waste to energy developer. She began her career in investment management at Lehman Brothers in New York. She has a Bachelor in Economics and International Studies from Yale College and a Masters in Management and Strategy from the London School of Economics.

Christina Forsingdal

Director

Blackrock

Flor Lucia De la Cruz

Senior Research Analyst, Hydrogen & Emerging Technologies

Wood Mackenzie

Flor is a subject matter expert in hydrogen and emerging technologies, working for our Energy Transition Practice. She models hydrogen markets, tracks deployments, policy, investments and technology trends, and analyses the adoption of hydrogen in industrial processes. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Flor led the innovation team at IDOM and developed low carbon and circular economy projects. She also worked as a process engineer at IDOM on gas projects in Brazil, Colombia, Poland and Morocco. Flor worked as a researcher for the Strano Research Group while studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Education BSc Chemical-Biological Engineering, MIT

Bridget van Dorsten

Hydrogen Research Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Bridget is a hydrogen-focused research analyst within Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Practice. They have expertise in cost modelling and developing market forecasts for emerging hydrogen technologies. Before Wood Mackenzie, Bridget was a consultant with Power Advocate specialising in hydrogen asset modelling, strategic sourcing and category management for energy utilities in North America. Prior to PowerAdvocate, they worked at AirLiquide France in their hydrogen operations division and FirstElement Fuel in the US. Education BS Energy Engineering, Brown University

David Brown

Director, Energy Transition Service

Wood Mackenzie

David is the Americas lead for our Markets and Transition group, part of the broader Energy Transition Practice at Wood Mackenzie. He began his career with Wood Mackenzie in 2011 as an analyst covering European markets. From 2014-2016, he was posted in Wood Mackenzie's Beijing office where he led the integration of our China energy research across 20+ analysts. He presented regularly on China’s energy sector, gas and LNG markets. Leveraging his global experience across multiple areas of the energy industry, David transitioned to Wood Mackenzie’s Houston office in 2016. He is a key author of Wood Mackenzie’s Energy Transition Outlook, Accelerated Energy Transition and 2-Degree Scenarios. He regularly advises strategy groups, company leadership teams, and sustainability teams on major long-term questions facing energy markets. David received a Masters of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Peter Findlay

Principal Analyst, CCUS

Wood Mackenzie

Andrew Doyle

Executive Director, Power & Renewables, Project Finance, EMEA

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Andrew joined MUFG in March 2011 following the acquisition of a US $5bn project finance portfolio from RBS. Andrew has over 15 years of project finance experience covering large thermal power and renewables projects across the UK and Europe, Middle East IWPPs & IWPs and offshore wind transmission projects. Andrew has experience of taking leading roles in transactions having acted as Documentation Bank on Sweihan PV project in Abu Dhabi (the 2nd largest solar PV project globally). In addition, Andrew acted in the same capacity for the Fadhili CHP project and the Shuqaiq 3 IWP project in Saudi Arabia and the Sharqiyah IWP project in Oman. Andrew has significant experience in European thermal IPPs including acting as Documentation and Co-ordination Bank on the Kilpilahti CHP project in Finland, the T-Power CCGT project in Belgium and the merchant financings for Severn Power and Rugeley projects. In 2009, Andrew was seconded to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”), where he provided advice to Ministers on the impact of the credit crunch on energy financing.While at DECC, Andrew was instrumental in the development of a newIntermediated Lending Scheme for Onshore Wind projects between the EIB and major commercial lenders. Andrew recently led the publication of MUFG’s LowCarbon series, examining the potential in new markets and technologies, including hydrogen, battery storage, interconnector, amongst others. Andrew isa member of the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Hydrogen Advisory Council.

Rishab Shrestha

analyst

Wood Mackenzie

ishab is a senior analyst focused on Asia-Pacific power markets, with a particular interest in renewable market dynamics. His work includes power modeling and forecasting project economics of various generation technologies. He also leads the solar market research for the region. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Rishab worked as a solar market analyst at GTM Research & MAKE Consulting. At MAKE, he helped the company kick start its solar research product offerings. He also has experience working with cleantech start-ups in the UK and India. Education MSc, Sustainable Energy Futures, Imperial College London

Stefan Hogewoning

Director Project Finance, Global Wholesale Products Clients

Rabobank

Stefan is a Director in the European Renewable Energy Project Finance team at Rabobank. Since joining Rabobank in 2020 he has successfully originated, structured and financed projects across Europe using various renewable technologies (such as onshore wind in the Nordics, Solar-PV in the UK and a rooftop solar-PV portfolio in the Netherlands). Within the Rabobank project finance team, Stefan has a specific focus on merchant and (corporate) PPA-backed projects across Europe. Prior to working at Rabobank, Stefan worked at Dutch renewable energy developer Eneco for eight years and worked on developing and financing multiple offshore wind projects (such as Blauwwind and Norther). Stefan holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Daniel Liu

Principal Analyst, Power and Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Daniel is responsible for wind and PV Operations & Maintenance research in Europe and Asia-Pacific. His particular expertise is in operations strategy, OPEX, digital technology and asset management. He joined Wood Mackenzie in 2018 after completing an MBA at London Business School, where he chaired the school’s Energy Conference in 2017. Daniel previously worked as an operations project manager overseeing key maintenance and upgrade campaigns, production improvements, and data management for a fleet of 800 wind turbines in Europe and North America. He also has experience in renewables project financing, having worked on the buy-side for two boutique investment firms. Education MBA, Finance, London Business School MEng, Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales BEng, Materials Engineering, University of New South Wales

Charles Lesser

Partner, Head of U.K.

Apricum - The Cleantech Advisory

Charles Lesser is an energy corporate financier, focused on Apricum’s transaction advisory mandates. He helps companies navigate the energy transition across energy storage, e-mobility, digital energy and merchant risk. Charles has over 20 years’ experience in energy investment banking. With an outstanding record of achievement, he has advised public and private companies from start-up to FTSE100 on capital raising, M&A, A&D and strategic transactions, and has been recognized with numerous industry awards. Before joining Apricum, Charles was the managing director and head of natural resources at Panmure Gordon, a British investment bank. He spent seven years at Macquarie Group first as managing director, European midcap equities, and then as head of European energy banking. Prior to that he held the role of board director and European managing director at Tristone Capital, an international energy boutique acquired by Macquarie. He spent the first 9 years of his career in energy at UBS’ investment bank.

Dan Shreve

Global Head of Energy Storage

Wood Mackenzie

Dan brings 20 years of experience within the power and renewables sector to his current role as Global Head of Energy Storage. Dan’s leads a research team responsible for delivering strategic market intelligence spanning both commercial and technical issues impacting energy storage’s role within the energy transition. Dan is a recognized authority on the decarbonization of power markets and global renewable energy sector. In his senior roles, Dan has provided strategic decision support to client executive teams and government entities at the most senior level and is a frequent contributor to major industry periodicals. Dan came to Wood Mackenzie in 2017 via acquisition, transitioning from his role as a Managing Partner at MAKE, a global wind energy advisory, to the Global Head of Wind Energy. Here, Dan transformed the company’s economic modelling of power generation assets, successfully integrating Wood Mackenzie’s unrivalled analysis of commodity markets worldwide with the deep technical expertise of research teams from MAKE and GTM. Dan has worked in a range of engineering and commercial leadership roles, including GE Renewables as the Strategy Product & Marketing leader for wind and as a Corporate Strat Education: Dan graduated as a mechanical engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and subsequently graduated from the US Naval Nuclear Operations Office Program where he served as a civilian staff instructor for three years. Dan also has an MBA from the University of New York.egy Analyst at hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power.

Jingjie Yang

Senior Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Jingjie is a senior analyst focusing on EMEARC power markets, with a particular interest in demand flexibilities and renewable industry dynamics. Her work includes power market modelling and price forecasting of various European regions, and the short-term vs long-term analysis of different markets. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Jingjie did her PhD degree at the University of Edinburgh, working on power system optimisation and economic dispatch towards net-zero goals for the GB market. She also has experience working with utility companies – EDF and State Grid Corporation of China. Jingjie has a first-class equivalent degree in Power Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Simon Flowers

Chairman, Chief Analyst, Author of The Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Every week in The Edge, our Chairman and Chief Analyst Simon Flowers shares his take on the natural resources industry's biggest stories, how they are likely to evolve and what that means for your business. Sign up here. About Simon Simon has a long history with Wood Mackenzie. He first joined the company in 1983, as a North-West Europe upstream analyst, later moving to Sydney to become an equity analyst covering the Australian oil, gas and mining sectors. On returning to the UK in 1992, Simon was a No.1 ranked oil analyst with NatWest Markets after which he took on the role of MD and Head of Pan European Utilities Research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. There he worked with the boards of many utility companies and was involved in most of the major European privatisations, including Enel, EdF and GdF. Simon re-joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience across a breadth of commodities and sectors including oil and gas, utilities and mining. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to occupy the role of Chief Analyst and Chairman, which sees him produce high-value content and thematic research. Simon’s views on the issues shaping the energy world are regularly sought by industry leaders as well as international media.

Thomas Fureder

Managing Director

Barclays Investment Bank

Thomas joined Barclays in 2009 in the EMEA Power, Utilities & Infrastructure team and has more than 25 years of investment banking work experience with Barclays, Citi and CA Investmentbank. He holds a Masters degree in Technical Mathematics from Vienna University of Technology and is a CFA charterholder. Thomas is leading Barclays’ coverage of a number of large European utilities and advises on European M&A and capital raises in the sector including various projects in the gas transmission and distribution segment. Over the last two years he has also initiated a dialogue with developers and project companies on debt and equity capital raises in the hydrogen space. Selected Recent Transactions Advisor to Swisslife and Gelsenwasser on the acquisition of Infrareal (2021) Advisor to RWE on a €2bn primary equity offering (2020) Advisor to Verbund on the acquisition of a 51% stake in GCA from OMV (2020) Advisor to Fortum on their acquisition of stakes in Uniper (2017, 2019) Advisor to a consortium of ACP, OMERS and AXA on their acquisition of 49.99% in SFR FttH (2019) Advisor to EDF on the sale of a minority stake of their UK Wind Portfolio (2018) Advisor to RWE and EnBW on the sale of Hungarian power plant Matrai (2018) Advisor to VNG on acquisition of 16.5% stake in EUGAL via their subsidiary Ontras (2017)

Cristina Rotariu

Director, Renewable Energy

Allianz Capital Partners GmbH

Tomas Kåberger

Chair of Executive Board, Professor of Industrial Energy Policy Chalmers University of Technology

Renewable Energy Institute

Dr Tomas Kåberger is professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg in Sweden, where he also serves and Director of the Energy Area of Advance. Since 2011 he spend part of his time in Japan as executive board chair of Renewable Energy Institute in Tokyo. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and of the Swedish Association of Energy Economists. Industrially, professor Kåberger has held leading positions in companies working with automotive biofuels, combustion technology, solar- and wind-energy. Currently he serves as a non-executive director of Vattenfall as well as on boards or advisory boards of some other companies. He has been on the boards of several national and international industrial federations in renewable energy. He was appointed by the Swedish government to the Energy Commission that provided the final review of the electricity re-regulation introducing competition in 1995, and several other committees on energy issues. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Director General of the Swedish National Energy Agency. From 2007-2011 he was a member of a task force of China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development elaborating on a Low Carbon Industrialization Strategy för China. From 2008-20018 he was visiting professor at Zhejiang University. From 2016 hes serves as senior advisor to GEIDCO in Beijing. During 2011-2012 he headed the Swedish delegation to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, and served as vice chairman of the IRENA Council during 2012.

Mauro Chavez Rodriguez

Research Director Gas & LNG markets

Wood Mackenzie

Mauro has more than 12 years of experience in Latin American energy markets, with a focus on the region’s natural gas and LNG industry. As part of his role, Mauro advises companies at executive level, as well as being a regular speaker at international industry conferences. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Mauro was a visiting researcher at the Imperial College London, the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research in Portugal and the Center on Energy and Environmental Economics in Brazil. He has also worked in the Ministry of Mines and Energy and National Environmental Fund in Peru. Mauro is also a reviewer of the Energy Policy Journal, Energy (Oxford) and Energy Strategy Reviews.

Rosalind Smith-Maxwell

Vice President

Quinbrook

Rosalind has 10 years’ experience in M&A and investment in the renewable energy and clean technology sectors, with a focus on UK and Europe. She has advised on more than 4.5GW of completed renewable energy power transactions including offshore and onshore wind, solar and biomass technologies. Her clean technology expertise includes ‘behind the meter’ storage and battery manufacture technologies. Rosalind holds a B.Sc in Genetics from the University of Edinburgh and a Graduate Diploma in Law. She was called to the Bar in 2009, and was awarded the Jules Thorn scholarship by Middle Temple.

Allan Baker

MD, Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance

Société Générale

Allan has worked at Societe Generale for eight years and has been involved in the power sector for more than 30 years, initially as an engineer and then in finance. During his career he has advised on and/or financed power projects in Europe, MENA, the US and Asia, and in sectors ranging from green-field renewable energy, through gas and coal, to the acquisition of large international power portfolios. Allan has extensive experience in the clean energy sector, including recently taking a leading role in the offshore wind sector. Most recently he has acted as Financial Advisor to a floating wind project, Dudgeon (400MW) and London Array (630MW) in the UK and the successful Borssele III&IV bid (700MW) in the Netherlands. He also advised an Asian client on the successful acquisition of an equity stake in a 900MW offshore wind development in Europe. In addition to his advisory assignments, Allan has been involved in arranging debt for several EUR1bn+ offshore wind projects in Europe. In the wider clean energy sector, Allan has also played a leading role in carbon capture & storage field having advised on White Rose, Teesside Industrial CCS and Donn Valley projects in the UK, as well as serving on the UK Government’s original CCS Forum and leading the commercial section of the CCS Cost Reduction Task Force. Allan has a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer.

Santiago Bañales

Managing Director of Innovation Middle East (ME)

Iberdrola

Santiago Bañales is Managing Director of Iberdrola Innovation Middle East (ME), Iberdrola’s global development center of digital solutions for the energy industry, since 2016. He has 25 years of energy industry experience fulfilling executive roles in R&D, Engineering, Product Development, Management Consulting, M&A and General Management. During the development of his career he has experienced a wide breadth of business environments in an international setting, being part of or doing business with state-owned (Electricité de France) and private utilities (Endesa, Iberdrola), management consulting firms (Kearney), private equities and family-owned manufacturing businesses (Ormazabal). Previous to his current role Santiago was CEO of Ormazabal Current, a global smart grids product manufacturing with facilities in US, Switzerland and Spain. Santiago holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy form the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT – (Fulbright Fellow) and a Dual Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is a published author and has been involved in graduate and executive education for more than 15 years. He is also an INSEAD-certified International Board Director, having held executive and non-executive Board Directorships positions in several energy industry associations, startups and universities.

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