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11 October, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:40

Welcome & opening

  • James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe & Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • Antonio Tajani, President, European Parliament
  • Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Energy, Sweden
  • Marco Mensink, Director General, European Chemical Industry (Cefic)
9:40 – 10:00

Fire-side chat with Google

  • Michael Liebreich, Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Gary Demasi, Global Director of Data Center Energy and Location Strategy, Google
10:00 – 11:00

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
  • Eduardo González Solá, Origination Director, EDF Energies Nouvelles
  • Morten Dyrholm, VP, Global Public Affairs, Vestas
  • Javier Vaquerizo, Head of Commercial Office, Enel Green Power
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break & press conference
11:30 – 13:00

Introduction to corporate sourcing

Moderator: Joan MacNaughton, Chair, The Climate Group

Part 1 – ABCs of corporate sourcing of renewable energy

Input presentation: Lizzie Reid, Partner, Bird&Bird and Sophie Dingenen, Partner, Bird&Bird


  • Christian Schulz, Head of Structured Finance Utilities, Power & Renewables, ING
  • Joost Sandberg, Renewable Energy Development Manager, AkzoNobel
  • Karol Gobczynski, Climate and Energy manager, IKEA Group
  • Shalini Ramanathan, Vice President Origination – US Development, RES Americas
  • Diego Mora Navarro, Senior Global Lead Utilities & Renewable Energy, Heineken

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


  • Matthew Merfert, Senior Director, Business Development – Europe, First Solar
  • Kenneth Matthews, Sr. Manager, AWS Energy Strategy, Amazon Web Services
  • Tony Dunnage, Group Environmental Manager, Unilever
  • Kirsten Barnhoorn, Strategic Partner Director, ENECO
  • Edouard Neviaski, CEO, Global Energy Management, ENGIE
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30

Thematic breakout sessions

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

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


  • Mariana Heinrich, Manager, Climate & Energy, WBCSD
  • Ian Knight, Global Site Sustainability Manager, Mars
  • Anders Isaza, Chief Strategy Officer, GE
  • 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: Anne Lapierre, Partner and Head of Energy for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Norton Rose Fulbright

Stage 1 panellists:

  • Tor-Ove Horstad, Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Energy, Norsk Hydro
  • Nick Williams, Senior Structured Originator, Centrica

Stage 2 panellists:

  • Christian Essers, Director of Energy Procurement, Wacker Chemie AG
  • Thorsten Herdan, Director General of Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Dominik Seebach, Senior Researcher – Energy & Climate, Oeko-Instit

3) Energy procurement: How do corporate renewable PPAs fit in the current regulation and legal procurement scheme?

Moderator: Weero Kosters, Partner, Baker McKenzie


  • Lars Meckenstock, Director of Asset Commercialization, E.ON Climate & Renewables
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:15 Moderators’ summary of main challenges and solutions emerging from the three breakout sessions
16:15 – 17:00

What if European business was powered by renewables?


  • Antony Fell, Secretary General, EFM
  • Marina Bylinsky, Manager: Environmental Strategy & Intermodality, ACI Europe
17:00 – 17:15

Closing remarks

  • Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, European Commission
  • Markus Beyrer, Director General, BusinessEurope
  • Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe
17:15 – 18:00 Networking drinks

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