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Agenda at a Glance for Future of Renewables

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  • Day 1 - December 8th
  • Day 2 - December 9th
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Day 1 - December 8th

09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

The Future of Renewables: A Renewable World Order to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The most influential energy executives gather to paint a picture of the future of renewables and chart a path for others to follow.

RES Ivor Catto CEO RES

Total Julien Pouget SVP - Renewables, Total

Engie Gwenaelle Avice-Huet CEO – North America & Global Renewable Business Line Engie

Northland Power Mike Crawley CEO Northland Power

Eversheds Sutherland Moderator: Michelle Davies International Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability Eversheds Sutherland

10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - Scaling-up global investment in renewables

Financiers discuss how funds will support the ever-growing renewables industry.

BlackRock Alternative Investments David Giordano Managing Director - Global Head of Renewable Power BlackRock Alternative Investments

Reuters Events Jon Harman Head of Renewable Energy Division Reuters Events

10:30 - 11:30 (60 mins)

Low power prices, & merchant risk. The ‘new normal’? - Maintaining profitability

Financiers and corporate buyers share emerging procurement innovations that are opening doors for the C&I sector.

Hannon Armstrong Marc Pangburn Managing Director Hannon Armstrong

Encavis Dierk Paskert CEO Encavis

ABN Amro Lisa McDermott Executive Director – Renewable Project Finance ABN Amro

Mckinsey & Company Moderator: Carlos de la Peña Partner Mckinsey & Company

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - The ‘Green Recovery’

Officials assess what the green recovery specifically means for the renewable energy industry.

Shell Elisabeth Brinton EVP New Energies Shell

KPMG Michael Hayes Global Head of Renewables KPMG

12:00 - 13:00 (60 mins)

The Global Road to Recovery: How will Renewable Energy Power the Economic Comeback?

Policymakers and heads of industry discuss how speeding up a green transformation will help economies recover faster and build resilience for the future

Ameresco Doran Hole Chief Financial Officer Ameresco

Mainstream Renewable Power Mary Quaney CEO Mainstream Renewable Power

Climate Policy Initiative Barbara Buchner Global Managing Director – Climate Finance Climate Policy Initiative

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners Ruth Kent Managing Partner & COO Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners

Eversheds Sutherland Moderator: Rob McNabb Partner Eversheds Sutherland

13:00 - 13:30 (30 mins)

Shaping the Future of Renewables in Emerging Economies

Officials outline what opportunities lie in developing markets and will drive renewables to a truly global scale.

World Bank Demetrios Papathanasiou Global Director for Energy and Extractives World Bank

13:30 - 14:30 (60 mins)

Preparing for COP26 - Setting the agenda now

Leaders come together to outline what topics must be the top of next years landmark summit

ScottishPower Renewables Lindsay McQuade CEO ScottishPower Renewables

World Energy Council Angela Wilkinson Secretary General & CEO World Energy Council

World Resources Institute Andrew Steer President and CEO World Resources Institute

United Nations Development Programme Achim Steiner Administrator United Nations Development Programme

REEEP Moderator: Magdalena Kouneva Director General REEEP

14:30 - 15:00 (30 mins)

Equinor and Offshore Wind in the Energy Transition

Details coming soon.

Equinor Pal Eitrheim EVP New Energy Solutions Equinor

OWC John MacAskill Group Director OWC

15:00 - 15:30 (30 mins)

Cost competitiveness of renewables and implications for the energy transition

  • Navigating the pandemic and transitioning to renewables
  • Assessing political and market risk in the UK market

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Jordan McNiven Director Global Power & Renewables Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Day 2 - December 9th

08:45 - 09:00 (15 mins)

In Conversation: Reuters and Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy*

Minister of Climate and Energy and Public Utilities Dan Jørgensen Minister of Climate and Energy and Public Utilities

Reuters Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen Denmark Bureau Chief Reuters

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.
09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

The next frontier for wind and solar

Leading developers and technology companies share their visions on the future of renewable energy’s two main pillars – wind and solar.

ReNew Power Sumant Sinha Chairman & Managing Director ReNew Power

House of Lords Lord Nicol Stephen Chairman Flotation Energy

First Solar Markus Gloeckler Co-CTO First Solar

Northland Power Wendy Franks EVP Strategy & Investment Management Northland Power

EIC Moderator: Stuart Broadley CEO EIC

10:00 - 10:30 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - A Year in Flux: How has the global renewable energy landscape changed?

The global renewable energy landscape changed? Top analysts provide a holistic overview of the global landscape

IEA Fatih Birol Executive Director IEA

10:30 - 11:30 (60 mins)

Renewable energy and electric vehicles: An unprecedented growth opportunity

Utilities, automakers, cities and EV charging providers define the future relationship between EV’s and renewable energy.

Volvo Car Corporation Martina Buchhauser Chief Procurement Officer Volvo Car Corporation

General Motors Dane Parker Chief Sustainability Officer General Motors

We Mean Business Coalition María Mendiluce CEO We Mean Business Coalition

Frost & Sullivan Moderator: Dr. Jose Serras-Pereira Consulting Director Frost & Sullivan

11:30 - 12:00 (30 mins)

Fireside chat - The future of hydrogen production and its role in renewable energy

The latest pioneers of hydrogen reveal the framework needed to make the global vision for a hydrogen economy a reality.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Darren Miller CEO Australian Renewable Energy Agency

Clean Energy Council Anna Freeman Director Energy Council Clean Energy Council

12:00 - 13:00 (60 mins)

Unlocking the hydrogen economy

Industry, investors, and statesman share the vision to unleash hydrogen as a catalyst for the energy transformation.

Uniper Andreas Schierenbeck CEO Uniper

Engie Michele Azalbert CEO - Hydrogen Business Unit Engie

Hydrogen Council Daryl Wilson Executive Director Hydrogen Council

BEIS The RT Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP Minister of State BEIS

Vinson & Elkins Moderator: Eamon Nolan Partner Vinson & Elkins

13:00 - 13:30 (30 mins)

Re-modelling the utility business. Utilities of the future chart the path to net zero

The world’s largest utilities discuss what the utility of the future looks like and their role in the road to net zero

Duke Energy Renewables Chris Fallon President Duke Energy Renewables

Hydro-Quebec Sophie Brochu CEO Hydro-Quebec

Frost & Sullivan Jonathan Robinson Energy Director Frost & Sullivan

13:30 - 14:30 (60 mins)

The Grid: Accelerating the transformation.

Grid experts outline grid modernisation and the move to accommodate changing load shapes. Highlighting what can be repurposed and what must be remodelled.

Black Veatch Robert Wilhite Senior Vice President, Global Distributed Energy Black & Veatch

US Department of Energy Kevin Lynn Director - Grid Integration US Department of Energy

14:30 - 14:45 (15 mins)

Fireside chat - The Greenest Utility

Details coming soon.

Acciona Rafael Mateo CEO - Energy Acciona

Reuters Events Jon Harman Head of Renewable Energy Division Reuters Events

14:45 - 15:00 (30 mins)

Fireside Chat: Utility Transition

  • Navigating the pandemic and transitioning to renewables
  • Assessing political and market risk in the UK market

SSE Alistair Phillips-Davies CEO SSE

Reuters Events Luke Brett Project Director Reuters Events

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