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Day two

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11 October, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:30

Welcome & opening

  • Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe
  • Joan MacNaughton, Chair, The Climate Group
  • Marco Mensink, Director General, European Chemical Industry (Cefic)
9:30 – 09:50

Fire-side chat with Google

    Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Co-founder, Energy Post

  • Gary Demasi, Global Director of Data Center Energy and Location Strategy, Google
09:50 – 10:50

How to scale renewable sourcing in Europe?

Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Co-founder, Energy Post

  • Gary Demasi, Global Director of Data Center Energy and Location Strategy, Google
  • Felix Zhang, Group Executive Director, Envision
  • Morten Dyrholm, VP, Global Public Affairs, Vestas
  • Javier Vaquerizo, Head of Commercial Office, Enel Green Power
  • Matthieu Hue, CEO UK, EDF Energy Renewables
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break & press conference
11:20 – 12:50

Introduction to corporate sourcing

Part 1 – ABCs of corporate sourcing of renewable energy

Input presentation: Michael Rudd, Partner, and Sophie Dingenen, Partner, Bird&Bird

Panellists:

  • Vanessa Miler-Fels, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Strategist, Microsoft
  • Joost Sandberg, Renewable Energy Development Manager, AkzoNobel
  • Karol Gobczynski, Climate and Energy manager, IKEA Group
  • Shalini Ramanathan, Vice President Origination – US Development, RES Americas

Part 2 – Challenges to corporate sourcing of renewable energy

Input presentation: Sven Goethals, Sales Manager, Commercial and Industrial, International Key-Accounts, Power Purchase Agreements, BayWa RE

Panellists:

  • Kirsten Barnhoorn, Strategic Partner Director, ENECO
  • Edouard Neviaski, CEO, Global Energy Management, ENGIE
  • Angelika Möbius, Senior Manager Strategic Partnerships, First Solar
  • Juan Manuel Banez, European Manager of Government Relations, Mars Inc
  • Jean-Pierre Riche, CEO, ORYGEEN – Energy performance & sustainability
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00

Thematic breakout sessions

1) Economic innovation and risk mitigation: How can corporate renewable PPAs improve the economic and financial viability of a project?

Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General and Spokesperson, Terrawatt Initiative

Panellists:

  • Stuart Brown, Head Origination Weather & Energy EMEA and APAC, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Uli Suedhoff, Director of Business Development, GE Renewable Energy
  • Stéphane Dubos, Executive Director – Power & Renewables, Natixis
  • Richard Braakenburg, Director Onshore Renewables, UK Green Investment Bank

2) Market design and market integration: How do corporate renewable PPAs fit with the wider electricity market?

Moderator: Andrew Hedges, Consultant, Norton Rose Fulbright

Stage 1 panellists:

  • Tor-Ove Horstad, Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Energy, Norsk Hydro
  • Mariana Heinrich, Manager, Climate & Energy, WBCSD
  • Stuart Donnelly, Solutions Consultancy Director, Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Service

Stage 2 panellists:

  • Christian Essers, Director of Energy Procurement, Wacker Chemie AG
  • Dominik Seebach, Senior Researcher – Energy & Climate, Oeko-Instit

3) Energy procurement: How to ensure additionality?

Moderator: Weero Kosters, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Panellists:

  • Lars Meckenstock, Director of Asset Commercialization, E.ON Climate & Renewables
  • Michelle McClafferty, Chief Information Officer and Head of Commercial for Europe, Brookfield Renewables
  • Jared W. Braslawsky, Secretary-General, RECS International
  • Joris Rademakers, Chief Investment Officer, Velocita Energy Developments

 

15:00 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:15 Summary of main challenges and solutions emerging from the three breakout sessions
16:15 – 17:00

What if European business was powered by renewables?

Moderator: Phil Dominy, Assistant Director, Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure, Ernst & Young

Panellists:

  • Marina Bylinsky, Manager: Environmental Strategy & Intermodality, ACI Europe
  • Barbara Zuiderwijk, Renewable Energy Financial Advisors, Green Giraffe
  • Stéphane Dubos, Executive Director – Power & Renewables, Natixis
  • Alvaro Dorado Baselga, Vice President of Energy Europe, Alcoa
17:00

Closing remarks

  • Mechthild Worsdorfer, Director, Renewables, research and innovation, energy efficiency, European Commission
  • Sami Andoura, Team Leader, European Political Strategy Centre
  • Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe
17:00 – 18:00 Networking drinks

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