IPFA Australia: Sydney: Frontiers in Renewable Energy in Australia (They’re Closer Than You Think)

Co-hosted by: Baker McKenzie and Investec

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Renewable energy in Australia has emerged from its dark ages into a renaissance period but one which is rapidly changing. This event will discuss some of the opportunities and challenges that are emerging, in particular: 
-    Energy storage
-    High renewable energy penetration 
-    Coping with a disappearing RET
-    Non-standard PPAs (shorter tenor, part merchant, sub-investment grade)
-    Grid Parity (who’ll get their first - solar or wind?)

As ACT Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell was the chief architect and driving force behind the ACT’s 100% renewable energy target through innovative programmes for the procurement of solar and wind power and battery storage.  He has now taken this passion for renewable energy and the environment to Victoria where he is the state’s Renewable Energy Advocate.  Simon will give an address touching on some of these opportunities and challenges.  A panel discussion involving developers, investors, lenders and lawyers in the renewables sector will follow with opportunities for questions and answers from attendees.

The full agenda is outlined below.

Registration 4.00pm

4.30pm Welcome & Introduction
Peter Mansfield, Infrastructure Finance & Investment, Investec

4.40pm Keynote Address
Simon Corbell, ex ACT Minister for the Environment and current Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate

5.10pm Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderated by: Peter Mansfield, Infrastructure Finance & Investment, Investec

Panellists: Damien Bonnamy, CFO, Neoen
Craig Wood, CEO, Vast Solar
Paul Curnow, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Simon Brooker, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Mark Clover Head of Renewable Energy, Project & Export Finance, ANZ

5.45pm Closing Remarks
Peter Mansfield, Infrastructure Finance & Investment, Investec

5.50pm IPFA Update
IPFA Australia Branch Council Members

6.00pm Networking drinks kindly hosted by Baker & McKenzie and Investec

For event enquirires, please contact Rachel Allen e: rallen@ipfa.org
For registration enquiries, please contact events@ipfa.org
April 5th, 2017 4:00 PM   to   7:00 PM
Museum of Sydney
Phillip St & Bridge Street