Agenda


Gain valuable insights into European renewables through expert content, industry-led discussions, 

and networking with the renewable energy development and finance community.


Agenda

10:30 - 11:00
GMT

Registration and Welcome Refreshments

11.00 - 11.10
GMT

NPM Data Presentation & Market Analysis

11.10 - 11.30
GMT

Keynote Presentation

11:30 - 12:30
GMT

Panel #1: Development landscape for clean energy projects

Developers across the GB market are grappling with grid connection offers now stretching into the 2030s, although there are initiatives underway by grid operators to bring these dates forward. Meanwhile, a sometimes-uneven planning environment across the country is creating a postcode lottery in terms of potential outcomes. 

Panellists will discuss:

    Pathways to clearing grid congestion with National Grid
    Planning experiences across the country
    Observations on NSIP framework for larger projects and potential reform

12.30 - 13.45
GMT

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:45
GMT

Panel #2: Route-to-market update

An extremely hot power price market just a couple of years ago has now softened considerably. PPA prices are accordingly also down in value, creating the conditions for a highly competitive CfD Allocation Round Six this year, both onshore and offshore.

Panellists will discuss:

    Impact of falling power prices on PPA appetite
    The state of the CfD auction framework
    The forecast for green hydrogen and its impact on offtake options

14.45 - 15.15
GMT

Networking Coffee Break

15.15 - 16.30
GMT

Panel #3: Capital markets outlook for renewables

Macroeconomic conditions continue to combine with lower revenues to create a markedly changed financing landscape compared with the past few years, both in terms of cost of debt as well as transaction structures. Options are opening up however, with developers now routinely able to find platform-level equity or tap into a burgeoning development loan offering from a select group of lenders. 

Panellists will discuss:

    Debt outlook for merchant solar and wind projects
    Obstacles and solutions to funding emerging battery energy storage markets
    Strategies developers are taking to growing their platforms

16.30 - 17.30
GMT

Networking Drinks