IPFA Europe: Antwerp: Challenges in Renewable Energy
2016 was a groundbreaking year for the Benelux renewable energy sector. Investors have not stopped finding their ways into greenfield renewable energy projects. Ample liquidity and new entrants unremittingly put pressure on pricing and financing terms. As elsewhere in Europe, the offshore wind sector has been setting the pace, with two closings in Belgium and the successful Borssele 1, 2, 3 and 4 tenders in the Netherlands.
2016 might at the same time be a tipoff that the landscape of renewable energy is fundamentally changing.
In Belgium, the public debate on the level of support for renewables has found new grounds and with Borssele, the Dutch government irrevocably introduced a tender system replacing the much-valued feed-in tariff / green-certificate systems.
The IPFA forum will focus on the future challenges in the broader renewable energy sector, with distinct speakers from both industry and advisory.
The agenda is outlined below.
4.00pm Welcome by the Hosts
Bartel Puelinckx, CEO, KBC Securities
4.10pm Renewable Energy - A Financial Adviser’s View on Debt, Equity, Off-Shore Wind and the latest Results of the Danish and Dutch Tenders
Clément Weber, Green Giraffe
4.45pm Views on the Future of the Off-Shore Wind Energy Market in Belgium and in Europe
Wim Biesemans, General Manager, Deme Concessions
5.20pm The Regulatory Aspects of Off-Shore Wind Energy at National and European Level
Thomas Chellingsworth, Lawyer, Loyens & Loeff
5.55 pm Q&A Session
6.15pm IPFA Update
Didier De Vliegher, Chairman, IPFA Belgium
6.20pm Closing Remarks
Umberto Arts, Managing Director Origination, KBC Securities
6.25pm Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by KBC
Public Parking Facilities: Parking Meir, Parking Groenplaats