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Power and Renewables Conference: Europe

April 27 - April 28

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CET

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Laying out the foundation of the European Green Deal

As European and national energy regulators, utilities, solar and wind developers and institutional and private investors lay out the foundations of unprecedented efforts to decarbonise Europe’s energy matrix, Wood Mackenzie will gather protagonists of the European energy industry to understand the implications of this revolutionary wave of investments as the region focuses on battling COVID-19 and economic recovery.

This event will cover questions such as what does the European Green Deal mean for solar, wind and storage development across the continent? What emerging clean energy technologies will be winners in the new decade? Will green hydrogen deliver on its potential and how quickly can electrolyser technology scale and become commercially available? 

All sessions will be recorded and made available to view on-demand after the event. 

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Connect with the top renewable developers and utilities, as well as transmission operators, national and European energy regulatory bodies, investment entities, and technology providers.

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Agenda

10:00 AM

CET

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Wood Mackenzie Research Keynote: Defining the Ambition, Priorities and Principal Components of Decarbonisation Through the 2020s

Peter Osbaldstone

Research Director, Europe Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

10:30 AM

CET

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote Interview with the European Commission

Tim Welton

Head of Power & Renewables Research, EMEARC

Wood Mackenzie

Yolanda García Mezquita

Deputy Head of Unit, Interinstitutional and Member States, DG Energy

European Commission

11:00 AM

CET

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Panel: Redefining European Energy Market Designs in High Renewable Penetration Scenarios – What to Expect from National Regulators in the Next Decade

Dr. Annegret Groebel

Director of International Relations

BNetzA

Dan Eager

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Dan Monzani

Director for Energy Security, Networks and Markets

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

11:30 AM

CET

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:1 Meetings / Wood Mackenzie Sales Show & Tell

12:00 PM

CET

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Panel: The Innovation Factor – How Efficiency Gains in Solar Technology Components Can Bridge the Gap for Diminished Project Returns

Ravi Manghani

Global Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Chris Buckland

Technical Director

Lightsource BP

David Sharratt

Vice President, International Business

Array Technologies

12:30 PM

CET

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Case Study: Building Grid Flexibility

Rory McCarthy

Senior Research Manager, European Power

Wood Mackenzie

Jeroen Verbeeck

Senior Sales and Sourcing Manager

Centrica Business Solutions

12:50 PM

CET

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM

Panel: Defining the Main Bottlenecks to Achieving 2030 Emission Reduction Targets – How to Overcome Barriers Related to Planning, Permitting and T&D Constraints for Renewables

Hugh Brennan

Managing Director

Hive Energy

Catrin Jung

Head of Offshore Wind

Vattenfall

Peter Tornberg

Head of Development and Acquisitions

OX2

Darius Snieckus

Editor-in-Chief

Recharge

1:30 PM

CET

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel: What the European Green Deal Means for Carbon Pricing and Markets

Adam Berman

European Policy Director

IETA

Amy Bowe

Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie

Hans Bergman

Head of Unit for ETS Policy Development

European Commission

2:00 PM

CET

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Closing Interview: From Possibility to Inevitability - The Role of Green Hydrogen in Transforming the European Energy Sector

Ben Gallagher

Subject Matter Expert, Carbon & Emerging Technology

Wood Mackenzie

Graham Cooley

CEO

ITM Power

2:30 PM

CET

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Interactive Breakout hosted by Centrica Business Solutions

10:00 AM

CET

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Wood Mackenzie Research Spotlight: Next-Stage Decarbonisation – Key Success Enablers and Primary Drivers of Change

Rory McCarthy

Senior Research Manager, European Power

Wood Mackenzie

Dan Eager

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Tom Heggarty

Principal Analyst, Energy Transition

Wood Mackenzie

10:40 AM

CET

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

Panel: How the European Green Deal Will Shape Renewable Project Finance in the Next Decade

David Díaz

Chief Financial Officer

X-Elio

Prashant Khorana

Principal Consultant, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Christiane Kuti

Senior Director

Fitch Ratings

Lisa McDermott

Director, Project Finance

ABN Amro Bank

11:20 AM

CET

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

Fireside Chat: Towards a Single Energy Market - Furthering Renewable Integration Across Europe Through Enhanced Transnational Interconnection Infrastructure

Dimitrios Chaniotis

Chair, System Development Committee

ENTSO-E

Rory McCarthy

Senior Research Manager, European Power

Wood Mackenzie

11:50 AM

CET

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Panel: Making Real-Time Decisions – The Future of Power Trading in Europe

Victor Laurent

Head of Power Solutions

Wood Mackenzie

Clément Bouilloux

Intraday Power Trader

DXT Commodities

Stefan De Weger

Lead Trader, Intraday

Northpool

Andreas Hoff

Product Manager

Trayport

12:20 PM

CET

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM

1:1 Meetings / Wood Mackenzie Sales Show & Tell

12:50 PM

CET

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM

Panel: How Offshore Wind Technology Innovations Will Impact Project Economics Over the Next Decade

Søren Lassen

Head of Offshore Wind Research

Wood Mackenzie

Grzegorz Gorski

COO

Ocean Winds

Ricardo Rocha

Offshore Wind Technical Director

BayWa r.e.

1:20 PM

CET

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM

Panel: Defining Energy Storage's Growth Trajectory in Europe

Anna Darmani

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage, Europe

Wood Mackenzie

Bo Nomark

Industrial Strategy Executive

EIT InnoEnergy

1:50 PM

CET

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Closing Roundtable: What the UK’s 2030 ICE Phaseout Means for Its Power Sector

Massimo Resta

Partner

Zouk Capital

Russell Fowler

Senior Manager, Transportation Decarbonisation

National Grid

Neil Madgwick

Head of Connections Service Delivery

UK Power Networks

Fei Wang

Principal Analyst, Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

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The first event of 2021 covering the European Green Deal and the implications of this revolutionary public investment package

The European Green Deal

2021 will be a record year for renewable auctions across Europe, with a total of 45 GW in the auction pipeline. Past European tenders have seen an average award rate of 70% and Wood Mackenzie expects similar achievements in 2021, totaling 30GW of solar and wind developed. The UK, Spain, Poland, and Germany posed as the markets that will see more growth throughout the year.

Tremendous growth across the region has been accelerated by the 2020 budget approval for the European Green Deal, which will mobilize over €1 trillion in funds and that has now mandated by law that all Member States must achieve a 55% GHG emission reduction by 2030 on 1990 levels.

Agenda themes

How the European Green Deal Will Reshape the Energy Mix, How Will It Be Financed and What It Means for the Power Sector Across Europe

Defining Renewable Development Across Europe Over the Next Decade: How the Bloc’s Revised 2030 Decarbonisation Targets Will Affect Large-Scale Solar, Onshore Wind and Offshore Wind

Building Grid Flexibility: Incentivising Long-Duration Energy Storage and Capacity Markets, and Other Flexibility Mechanisms

Assessing the UK’s ICE Phaseout by 2030: How the EV Revolution Will Impact the Power Sector

Redefining European Energy Market Designs in High Penetration Scenarios for Solar and Onshore and Offshore Wind to Mitigate Price Canibalisation

The Role of Green Hydrogen in Europe’s 2030 50-55% Emission Reduction by 2030: Forecasted Plant Development, Investment and Use Cases

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

Towards a Single Energy Market: Furthering Renewable Integration Across Europe Through Enhanced Transnational Interconnection Infrastructure

WoodMac Expertise

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Each day will include an exclusive presentation from Wood Mackenzie subject matter experts on achieving decarbonization goals through the 2020s.

 

Top-tier Speakers

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Connect with the top renewable developers and utilities, as well as transmission operators, national and European energy regulatory bodies, investment entities, and technology providers.

 

Interactive Sessions

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Each day will include a breakout session to connect directly with other attendees, Wood Mackenzie analysts, and exhibitors. Here you can ask questions and in-depth discussions on topics presented throughout the day

 

Dr. Annegret Groebel

Director of International Relations

BNetzA

Dr Annegret Groebel is a Director of International Relations at the German Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA). Dr Groebel has worked for BNetzA since 1998. She has been CEER President since January 2019 and was a Vice President of CEER since 2012. She also chairs the CEER Market Integrity and Transparency (MIT) Working Group since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Dr Groebel has a PhD in Economics from the University of Mannheim, a M.A. (Master of European Administrative Management) from FH Bund (Bruehl) and a Diploma in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. She has an excellent knowledge of the European regulatory framework for electronic communications and as well as the regulatory framework for the internal energy market. She has experience in advising public authorities on regulatory reform and sector specific regulation and is actively involved in the work of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) as well as the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) and the IRG Rail. Apart from her professional duties, she has also been lecturing for a considerable time on different subjects in economics, finance, social policy, trade policy and European Integration, as well as on the regulatory framework in the German and European telecommunications and energy markets at different universities and vocational training academies in Germany, the FSR in Italy, and Switzerland. Dr Groebel is the author of various publications in the field of telecommunications and energy regulation.

David Díaz

Chief Financial Officer

X-Elio

David Díaz is the CFO of X-Elio, a leading global renewable energy developer and operator, owned by KKR and Brookfield. He joined X-Elio in 2019. Between 2002 and 2018, prior to joining X-Elio, he worked at the Abertis Group where he held several key executive positions (Director of Strategy and M&A, Managing Director of America’s Toll Roads and CEO of Arteris, the Brazilian Toll Road JV between Abertis and Brookfield). Between 1992 and 2001 he worked at “La Caixa” Group.

Adam Berman

European Policy Director

IETA

Amy Bowe

Head of Carbon Research

Wood Mackenzie

Amy has nearly two decades of experience covering the energy industry, with a strong focus on climate risk and strategy. As head of our Carbon Research practice, she is responsible for developing new carbon-related products and offerings with a consistent approach to climate-related analysis across all sectors and value chains. Prior to moving into her current role, Amy spent eight years with our Consulting team, where she originated and co-led the development of our Carbon Benchmarking initiative. She also led the team’s broader carbon offering, including energy transition strategy development, lifecycle emissions analysis of portfolios and investments and scenario analysis for purposes of TCFD disclosure. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Amy spent four years at Hess Corp., where she conducted long-term supply and demand analyses of oil, gas, and broader primary energy trends, and helped to develop the company’s climate change strategy. Amy has also worked as an analyst for PIRA Energy, PFC Energy and Ziff Brothers Investments. Amy holds an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Communication, French and Political Science from the University of Arizona.

Dimitrios Chaniotis

Chair, System Development Committee

ENTSO-E

Dimitrios Chaniotis is currently working as Senior Advisor to the Director of Power System Economics at RTE and since May 2018 is holding the office of Chairman of the System Development Committee at ENTSO-E. He has previously held the position of Project Director at RTE in charge of the establishment and building of its technical campus in Lyon France. He started his career in the R&D department at EDF in 2001 and subsequently at RTE in 2003 as a research engineer. He has since held positions within RTE working on transmission allocation mechanisms, management control, and R&D. Between 2009 and 2013 he served as head of the System Development section at ENTSO-E. Dimitrios Chaniotis holds a PhD and a MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA), a License in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), and a MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore). He speaks Greek, French, and English.

Rory McCarthy

Senior Research Manager, European Power

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. Rory holds an MSc in Environmental Technology & Energy Policy from Imperial College and a BSc in Computation from the University of Manchester.

Ravi Manghani

Global Head of Solar

Wood Mackenzie

Ravi is the head of solar research at Wood Mackenzie, where he focuses on solar-plus-storage, solar integration on the grid and related power markets issues. Prior to his current role, he was the head of our energy storage research practice and covered global storage markets and value chain analysis. As an industry expert, Ravi has been quoted in various publications including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, National Public Radio, BBC, Christian Science Monitor, Wired, and Verge. He has over 10 years of experience in renewables as a consultant, analyst and engineer. Ravi holds a Master of International Business degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.

Hugh Brennan

Managing Director

Hive Energy

Joining Hive Energy in 2013, Hugh is responsible for overseeing the solar developer's UK operations and sourcing new green opportunities in the country. He has led development for the UK’s largest subsidy-free solar park, Cleve Hill. Hugh counts on 25 years international experience in operations and business development in a wide range of corporate environments.

Tim Welton

Head of Power & Renewables Research, EMEARC

Wood Mackenzie

Tim leads of Wood Mackenzie's power and renewables research team for the EMEARC region, part of Wood Mackenzie's Energy Transition Practice. Tim has 14 years of energy industry experience focused on LNG and European gas markets. Tim joined Wood Mackenzie in 2007 as an analyst in the LNG research team, covering LNG regasification and import markets in Europe, Latin America and India. He subsequently managed the European Gas and Power Research team, and led the development of our European Energy Service and the LNG Corporate Service, before moving into his current role at the start of 2016. At the start of his career, Tim spent four years working for National Grid. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc. in Economics.

Dan Eager

Principal Analyst, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Dan joined Wood Mackenzie in 2018 as specialist in power market investment and dispatch modelling. His focus is on developing Wood Mackenzie’s European Power Hourly Dispatch Model. He also contributes regularly to European market insight reports.​ He has over seven years’ experience in consulting covering policy, regulation, market modelling and provision of advisory services to public and private sector participants in the power sector.​ Dan joined from Energy Markets and Regulatory Consultants (EMRC) where he was Managing Consultant and worked on several consultancy projects.​ In the UK, he was senior modeller on a wholesale electricity least-cost dispatch model delivered to the Scottish Government. He has also provided modelling of correlated fuel commodity prices for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now BEIS).​ Dan holds a PhD in Dynamic Modelling of Generation Capacity Investment in Electricity Markets with High Wind Penetration from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He also holds a MSc in Operational Research, University of Edinburgh, UK and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Sussex, UK.

Ben Gallagher

Subject Matter Expert, Carbon & Emerging Technology

Wood Mackenzie

Ben is a subject-matter expert in carbon and emerging technology for Wood Mackenzie's Energy Transition Practice. His focus includes the hydrogen economy, carbon capture and storage and direct air capture, among other technologies. Prior to this role, Ben was a senior solar analyst with Wood Mackenzie specializing in PV systems and balance-of-system components. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Ben worked in China and the U.S. in cleantech manufacturing and for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in international environmental policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Tom Heggarty

Principal Analyst, Energy Transition

Wood Mackenzie

Tom is a senior analyst for Wood Mackenzie’s Power and Renewables team and leads our coverage on global downstream solar PV markets. Tom previously served as a Research Manager for our Energy Markets research product, before moving his focus to solar PV. He also spent three years modelling electricity markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Tom joined Wood Mackenzie in 2011 after completing his MA in Mathematics degree at the University of Edinburgh.

Søren 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.

Catrin Jung

Head of Offshore Wind

Vattenfall

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. Peter received an MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology & Economics from City University, London.

Graham Cooley

CEO

ITM Power

Dr Graham Cooley has been a director of ITM Power plc since June 2009. Graham joined ITM Power as CEO in 2009. Before that Graham was Business Development Manager in National Power plc and spent 11 years in the power industry developing energy storage and generation technologies. Before joining ITM Power Graham was CEO of Sensortec Ltd, founding CEO of Metalysis Ltd, a spin out of Cambridge University and founding CEO of Antenova Ltd.

Hans Bergman

Head of Unit for ETS Policy Development

European Commission

Hans Bergman has been Head of Unit in DG Climate Action in charge of benchmarking, free allocation and competitiveness issues since December 2010. He started working on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in DG Environment/Climate Action in 2007. Before that he worked at DG Competition dealing state aid cases and antitrust cases in the electricity market. He joined the European Commission’s DG Environment in 1995. Before that he worked at the Swedish Ministry of Environment from 1992 after working for a few years in the private sector. He graduated from Stockholm School of Economics in 1987.

Prashant Khorana

Principal Consultant, Power & Renewables

Wood Mackenzie

Within his role as principal consultant, Prashant advises global utilities, IPPs, PE funds and other asset owners on technology neutral (onshore wind, offshore wind, solar PV, energy storage) and market neutral strategies. Prashant leverages financing expertise in global markets - power, solar, distributed generation and HVAC - to provide technology and market forecasts, as well as an analysis of asset owner strategies, global policies and project finance trends. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Prashant worked in corporate planning and finance for Just Energy. Prashant holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada and an MBA from HEC Paris. Prashant works out of Wood Mackenzie’s office in Aarhus, Denmark.

Victor Laurent

Head of Power Solutions

Wood Mackenzie

Victor is a Senior Power Product Manager with a decade’s experience in European power and renewables markets. Victor joined Wood Mackenzie in 2020 following the acquisition of Genscape where he managed Power Solutions for Short-Term Power. Before joining the business, Victor was a trader at Vattenfall. He started as a fundamental analyst on the cross-commodity desk (Co2, gas, coal, power), forecasting prices moves on the forward curve. He quickly took on the role of cross-commodity trader, building his proprietary strategy; he later developed the algorithmic trading division of the power desk. Victor holds a MSc in Asset Management & Trading from Paris Dauphine University and a MSc in International Management/CEMS from Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University

Clément Bouilloux

Intraday Power Trader

DXT Commodities

Peter Tornberg

Head of Development and Acquisitions

OX2

Peter Tornberg counts on over 12 years of wind power experience. Prior to joining OX2, he was the Global Head of Onshore and Offshore Wind Development at Vattenfall, as well as an officer in the reserve in the Royal Swedish Navy. Peter holds an MSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Linköping.

Grzegorz Gorski

COO

Ocean Winds

Grzegorz Gorski, COO of OW Ocean WINDS, has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and has taken part in a number of executive education management programs at INSEAD and LBS. He is a lecturer at Politechnika Slaska, (Silesian Technical University) and was founder and CEO of CITEC Ltd, which he later sold to Tractebel, where he stayed for eight years. He later became the CEO of Electrabel Polska for six years. In 2012 he was appointed to Head Energy Operations in Central and Eastern Europe at GDF Suez. Grzegorz was appointed Executive Vice-President of Innovation, Marketing and New Business at ENGIE in 2014. In 2017 he became Managing Director of Centralized Power Generation at ENGIE where he was responsible for the fleet management of +100GW of renewable and thermal power assets globally as well as capital allocation.

Massimo Resta

Partner

Zouk Capital

Massimo joined Zouk in 2009 and is a Partner in the Infrastructure team. Massimo has over 20 years’ experience in the banking, management consultancy and engineering sectors. At Zouk, he is responsible for the sourcing and execution of clean infrastructure projects. Massimo led the investment in Zouk’s Italian solar portfolio on zSol, from investment through to construction, operation and successful exit. He has also led the investment in Green Hedge Energy UK ltd., a UK developer of utility-scale energy storage projects, and participated in structuring and financing the UK zSol portfolio and Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd. Massimo strongly believes in the need to ‘change the way we do things’ to leave a better world to our children, which is why he joined Zouk 10 years ago. Before joining Zouk, Massimo worked for 4 years with the Infrastructure and Energy Finance team at Citi in London, advising on multi-billion-pound project finance transactions across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Massimo had previously worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, as researcher in The Structural Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Milano and served as a Lieutenant in the Italian Military. Massimo enjoys drawing, classic literature and vintage film. He holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School of NY and an MS Cum Laude in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Anna Darmani

Lead Analyst, Energy Storage, Europe

Wood Mackenzie

Anna Darmani is a lead analyst with the Global Energy Storage team at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, where she focuses on the Europe, Middle East, and Africa storage markets. She previously worked at EIT InnoEnergy, developing innovation and technology roadmaps and contributing to several EU research and advisory projects. She was one of the European Battery Alliance founding members, working directly with the European Commission. Anna has over seven years of experience in the energy industry and a previous career as senior project control and planner. Anna holds a doctorate in Industrial Economics and Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Science and Culture, and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tehran.

Russell Fowler

Senior Manager, Transportation Decarbonisation

National Grid

Russell is the Senior Manager looking at National Grid’s role in transport decarbonisation – from rapid EV charging to synthetic fuels for aviation. In previous roles at National Grid, E.ON and RWE Russell: led the analysis for RIIO-2, National Grid ESO’s first price control, helping the ESO to be able to operate the system carbon free by 2025; led the production of the Future Energy Scenarios, electricity demand and was part of the Electricity Market Reform project setting up the first low carbon capacity and security of supply auctions. Russell also holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Birmingham.

Stefan De Weger

Lead Trader, Intraday

Northpool

Neil Madgwick

Head of Connections Service Delivery

UK Power Networks

Dan Monzani

Director for Energy Security, Networks and Markets

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Dan Monzani is the Director for energy security, networks and markets at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In this role, Dan is the senior official responsible for advice and analysis across the gas and electricity systems. This including leading on energy security, including the capacity market, continued effective operation of the gas and electricity systems as we leave the EU, and ending coal generation by 2025; gas and electricity networks, including the development of smart systems, new markets for flexibility and the integration of electric vehicles into the system; and energy markets, including the retail energy price cap and working with Ofgem to review the options for the future retail market. Dan has had a number of previous senior roles in energy and infrastructure in BEIS, DECC and the Cabinet Office. Before that, Dan worked on welfare, pensions reform and social policy. Dan has an MBA from London Business School and degrees from Magdalen College Oxford and University College London.

Ricardo Rocha

Offshore Wind Technical Director

BayWa r.e.

Ricardo is an Engineer Geologist with over sixteen years of technical management and consulting experience in the field of geosciences applied to engineering, both onshore and offshore. Particularly in the Offshore Wind Industry, Ricardo gained experience in the full life cycle, of both Fixed bottom and Floating projects, having been involved in the tender preparation, development, consenting, construction, and operation of approximately 6.5 GW of Offshore Wind projects, in 9 Countries, across Europe, North-America and Asia

Christiane Kuti

Senior Director

Fitch Ratings

Jeroen Verbeeck

Senior Sales and Sourcing Manager

Centrica Business Solutions

Jeroen Verbeeck has 16 years of experience in the energy sector in commercial and business development roles. In 2010 Mr. Verbeeck incepted the first commercial demand response offer in Belgium together with a leading energy player in Belgium and REstore. Mr. Verbeeck is currently commercially responsible for battery project development within the Virtual Power Plant of Centrica Business Solutions International. His main goal is to unlock revenue streams by leveraging battery projects and making them viable as well as to identify ideal locations for investors in batteries.

Chris Buckland

Technical Director

Lightsource BP

Chris has over 25 years of international engineering and operational experience in high tech industries, having worked across Europe and Asia prior to joining the start-up team at Lightsource bp in 2010. Prior to joining Lightsource bp, Chris delivered in excess of 500MW of PV, covering the design and build of manufacturing and power plants, accessing new markets and industrialising PV technology. At Lightsource bp, Chris and his team have been responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the company’s developed solar, including PV plant design, build specification and testing, as well as operations and maintenance scope. The technical team, led by Chris, initially incubate all technology innovation activities, including floating solar, night-time solar services and green hydrogen activity with bp. In addition to this, Chris and his team monitor and confirm plant performance issues through both direct monitoring portals and indirect, energy generation meter reading

Fei Wang

Principal Analyst, Grid Edge

Wood Mackenzie

Fei Wang is a Principal Analyst with Wood Mackenzie specializing in customer energy management. Fei was previously a consultant in ICF's commercial energy practice, where she worked on assessing the impact of environmental regulations for commercial, government and nonprofit clients. Prior to that, Fei earned a Master of International Affairs degree with a concentration in energy and environment from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. During graduate school, Fei worked for the New York Power Authority. Fei holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Franklin & Marshall College.

David Sharratt

Vice President, International Business

Array Technologies

Darius Snieckus

Editor-in-Chief

Recharge

Darius Snieckus is Editor in Chief of Recharge, the global energy transition news and intelligence website and magazine, launched in 2009. He also hosts the Recharge Roundtables, a series of thought-leadership panels made up of many of the most influential executives in the wind, hydrogen, solar and wider energy transition industries, along with the annual Recharge Summit. Snieckus has written on energy for some 25 years, before Recharge serving on editorial staffs at leading oil & gas titles including Offshore Engineer, the Oil & Gas Journal and the Petroleum Economist.

Andreas Hoff

Product Manager

Trayport

Lisa McDermott

Director, Project Finance

ABN Amro Bank

Lisa is an Executive Director within the Structured Debt team of ABN AMRO. This team focuses on infrastructure and renewables project financing. She has over 18 years’ experience in structured transactions in the Netherlands and London. In 2013 she joined ABN AMRO with a particular focus on renewables financing. Lisa started her career as a lawyer at Clifford Chance, specialising in tax, M&A and fund structuring. Since 2004, she has held a number of senior origination, structuring and management roles within various structured finance disciplines. Lisa holds a first class degree in Law and French from Queen’s University Belfast and is an English qualified solicitor.

Yolanda García Mezquita

Deputy Head of Unit, Interinstitutional and Member States, DG Energy

European Commission

Bo Nomark

Industrial Strategy Executive

EIT InnoEnergy

Dan Monzani

Director for Energy Security, Networks and Markets

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Dan Monzani is the Director for energy security, networks and markets at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). In this role, Dan is the senior official responsible for advice and analysis across the gas and electricity systems. This including leading on energy security, including the capacity market, continued effective operation of the gas and electricity systems as we leave the EU, and ending coal generation by 2025; gas and electricity networks, including the development of smart systems, new markets for flexibility and the integration of electric vehicles into the system; and energy markets, including the retail energy price cap and working with Ofgem to review the options for the future retail market. Dan has had a number of previous senior roles in energy and infrastructure in BEIS, DECC and the Cabinet Office. Before that, Dan worked on welfare, pensions reform and social policy. Dan has an MBA from London Business School and degrees from Magdalen College Oxford and University College London.

Catrin Jung

Head of Offshore Wind

Vattenfall

Grzegorz Gorski

COO

Ocean Winds

Grzegorz Gorski, COO of OW Ocean WINDS, has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and has taken part in a number of executive education management programs at INSEAD and LBS. He is a lecturer at Politechnika Slaska, (Silesian Technical University) and was founder and CEO of CITEC Ltd, which he later sold to Tractebel, where he stayed for eight years. He later became the CEO of Electrabel Polska for six years. In 2012 he was appointed to Head Energy Operations in Central and Eastern Europe at GDF Suez. Grzegorz was appointed Executive Vice-President of Innovation, Marketing and New Business at ENGIE in 2014. In 2017 he became Managing Director of Centralized Power Generation at ENGIE where he was responsible for the fleet management of +100GW of renewable and thermal power assets globally as well as capital allocation.

Hans Bergman

Head of Unit for ETS Policy Development

European Commission

Hans Bergman has been Head of Unit in DG Climate Action in charge of benchmarking, free allocation and competitiveness issues since December 2010. He started working on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in DG Environment/Climate Action in 2007. Before that he worked at DG Competition dealing state aid cases and antitrust cases in the electricity market. He joined the European Commission’s DG Environment in 1995. Before that he worked at the Swedish Ministry of Environment from 1992 after working for a few years in the private sector. He graduated from Stockholm School of Economics in 1987.

Dr. Annegret Groebel

Director of International Relations

BNetzA

Dr Annegret Groebel is a Director of International Relations at the German Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA). Dr Groebel has worked for BNetzA since 1998. She has been CEER President since January 2019 and was a Vice President of CEER since 2012. She also chairs the CEER Market Integrity and Transparency (MIT) Working Group since 2013. She is a member of the Board of Regulators of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Dr Groebel has a PhD in Economics from the University of Mannheim, a M.A. (Master of European Administrative Management) from FH Bund (Bruehl) and a Diploma in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. She has an excellent knowledge of the European regulatory framework for electronic communications and as well as the regulatory framework for the internal energy market. She has experience in advising public authorities on regulatory reform and sector specific regulation and is actively involved in the work of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) as well as the European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP) and the IRG Rail. Apart from her professional duties, she has also been lecturing for a considerable time on different subjects in economics, finance, social policy, trade policy and European Integration, as well as on the regulatory framework in the German and European telecommunications and energy markets at different universities and vocational training academies in Germany, the FSR in Italy, and Switzerland. Dr Groebel is the author of various publications in the field of telecommunications and energy regulation.

David Díaz

Chief Financial Officer

X-Elio

David Díaz is the CFO of X-Elio, a leading global renewable energy developer and operator, owned by KKR and Brookfield. He joined X-Elio in 2019. Between 2002 and 2018, prior to joining X-Elio, he worked at the Abertis Group where he held several key executive positions (Director of Strategy and M&A, Managing Director of America’s Toll Roads and CEO of Arteris, the Brazilian Toll Road JV between Abertis and Brookfield). Between 1992 and 2001 he worked at “La Caixa” Group.

Chris Buckland

Technical Director

Lightsource BP

Chris has over 25 years of international engineering and operational experience in high tech industries, having worked across Europe and Asia prior to joining the start-up team at Lightsource bp in 2010. Prior to joining Lightsource bp, Chris delivered in excess of 500MW of PV, covering the design and build of manufacturing and power plants, accessing new markets and industrialising PV technology. At Lightsource bp, Chris and his team have been responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the company’s developed solar, including PV plant design, build specification and testing, as well as operations and maintenance scope. The technical team, led by Chris, initially incubate all technology innovation activities, including floating solar, night-time solar services and green hydrogen activity with bp. In addition to this, Chris and his team monitor and confirm plant performance issues through both direct monitoring portals and indirect, energy generation meter reading

Christiane Kuti

Senior Director

Fitch Ratings

Massimo Resta

Partner

Zouk Capital

Massimo joined Zouk in 2009 and is a Partner in the Infrastructure team. Massimo has over 20 years’ experience in the banking, management consultancy and engineering sectors. At Zouk, he is responsible for the sourcing and execution of clean infrastructure projects. Massimo led the investment in Zouk’s Italian solar portfolio on zSol, from investment through to construction, operation and successful exit. He has also led the investment in Green Hedge Energy UK ltd., a UK developer of utility-scale energy storage projects, and participated in structuring and financing the UK zSol portfolio and Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd. Massimo strongly believes in the need to ‘change the way we do things’ to leave a better world to our children, which is why he joined Zouk 10 years ago. Before joining Zouk, Massimo worked for 4 years with the Infrastructure and Energy Finance team at Citi in London, advising on multi-billion-pound project finance transactions across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Massimo had previously worked as a consultant at Bain & Company, as researcher in The Structural Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Milano and served as a Lieutenant in the Italian Military. Massimo enjoys drawing, classic literature and vintage film. He holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School of NY and an MS Cum Laude in Civil Engineering from Politecnico di Milano.

Centrica Business Solutions

Centrica Business Solutions operates across the UK and Ireland, Europe and North America and is at the forefront of the distributed energy market. With price predictability a thing of the past, increasing volatility of supply, and new energy technologies emerging, we provide energy expertise to help our customers become economically and environmentally sustainable. Through our acquisitions of market leading energy specialists ENER-G, Panoramic Power, REstore, Vista Solar, CES Energy and SmartWatt, we can provide the innovative thinking as well as the energy insights, optimisation and on-site generation solutions our customers need to achieve their goals.

https://www.centricabusinesssolutions.com/us/?utm_source=PR&utm_campaign=centrica_USA_PR

Energy UK

Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry with over 100 members spanning every aspect of the energy sector – from established FTSE 100 companies right through to new, growing suppliers and generators, which now make up over half of our membership. We represent the diverse nature of the UK’s energy industry with our members delivering over 80% of both the UK’s power generation and energy supply for the 28 million UK homes as well as businesses. The energy industry invests £13bn annually, delivers £31bn in gross value added on top of the £95bn in economic activity through its supply chain and interaction with other sectors, and supports 738,000 jobs in every corner of the country.

https://www.energy-uk.org.uk/

Array Technologies

Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability, and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry.

https://ir.arraytechinc.com/investor-relations