Wind Risk Management And Mitigation Conference

Forum Day 2: Thursday 5 February 2015
08:30

Registration And Morning Refreshments 

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks 

Miguel Morales , Vice President, Santander Global Banking and Markets  

09:15

Financial Keynote: How Has The Offshore Industry Changed The Financier’s Approach To Risk?

  • What risks have financiers been successful in minimising?
  • Assessing which risks represent a potential future threat to financing wind projects
  • How far does the offshore industry have to advance before its technology is perceived as safe an investment as onshore wind?
Miguel del Río , Vice President Project And Acquisition Finance, Santander Global Banking & Markets 

Project Finance

09:45

Offshore Wind: Developing And Building Investment Strategies

  • Insight into what the Green Investment Bank has achieved in the financing of projects in the UK offshore wind sector
  • How this work dovetails with the new £1 billion fund to acquire equity stakes in operational offshore projects 
  • What are the major challenges currently facing the financing market for offshore wind?
  • Analysing how the market could evolve by 2020 

Nick Gardiner,  Managing Director Offshore Wind, Green Investment Bank 

10:15

Networking Break And Morning Refreshments 

10:45

Joint Presentation: Early Evaluation Of Project Feasibility In Meeting Bank Requirements

  • Looking at risk involved in the construction and operation financing 
  • What are banks specifically looking for in a project?
  • Ensuring sufficient risk allocation and mitigation to avoid delays at the financing stage
  • How can you reach an agreement with banks without jeopardising the overall project success?

Amit Dewan, Managing Director, UniCredit Bank 

Roberto Castiglioni,  Investment Director,  Ingenious Clean Energy

11:40

Assessing The Impact Of Weather Risk On Cash Flow 

  • What does it mean to an investor if the wind study and the real yield do not match? 
  • What is the effect of wind volatility on the return? 

Thorsten Schulz,  Investment Manager,  Aravis

12:15

Networking Lunch 

13:15

Panel Discussion: From Pre-Construction To Decommissioning: Where Do Insurance, Contractors And Developers Stand?

  • Creating a synergy among stakeholders to achieve cost reduction across the board
  • Determining stakeholder involvement at every stage and roles during O&M activities  
  • Assessing offshore investment potential and how to widen the market capacity

Participants include:

Nick Williams , Power Originator, Centrica

Dan Gumsley,  Insurance Manager,  Vattenfall 

14:15

Networking Break And Afternoon Refreshments

14:45

Achieving Project Bankability Through Effective Financial Modelling

  • Insight into what banks typically require in a financial model to mitigate risk
  • How the project finance debt quantum is typically determined 
  • Scenarios and sensitivities for risk assessment
  • Due diligence and risk mitigation – model assurance 

Andy Hucknall, Director - Financial Model Assurance, BDO LLP

15:15

EPC Contracts And Liabilities Among Providers

  • What outcomes would an EPC model have on a project?
  • What is your redundancy in EPC contracts?
  • Analysing your equity structure
Kurt Thomsen, Head Of Global Sales, C-Wind 

15:45

Chair’s Closing Remarks

16:00

Close Of Forum 

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Venue

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One Drummond Gate

Victoria
London
SW1V 2QQ

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