In 2014, changing support mechanisms in North America, Europe and Australia caused new development and construction to stutter, impacting significantly on investor confidence.
Simultaneously, the wind industry continued a high-profile migration into emerging markets around the globe. This opened up new opportunities, while, conversely, exposing developers and investors to unique financial risks.
In this climate, it was imperative that the sector find smart ways to finance new schemes. That’s why we brought together 80+ of wind’s top professionals to talk through how the industry can approach these challenges.
For a complete overview, see our event programme:
Global Power & Utilities Corporate Finance Leader, Ernst & Young
Managing Director, Direct Investment, Green Investment Bank
Co-Founder & Corporate Finance Director, Mainstream Renewable Power
Director Onshore & M&A, EDF Energy Renewables
Head of Infrastructure, Aviva Investors
Managing Director, Greencoat Capital
Energy Investment Consultant
Director, Global Business Development, Vestas
Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council
Managing Director, Green Giraffe Energy Bankers
Such as Ian Berry, Head of Infrastructure, Aviva Investors and Matthieu Hue, Director Onshore & M&A, EDF Energy Renewables
Such as: how can project risk be reduced? What are the key elements that policymakers need to address? At what point in the evolution of an emerging market should you invest?
From companies like Aviva, HSBC and the Crown Estate.
The 2014 programme looked at the political and economic forces impacting wind, and asked how investment projects can best be structured to minimise the associated risks.