PROGRAM /// DAY 2
7 February 2020
 
SESSION 5
08:00 Registrations and Coffee
Collect your first coffee and business card
08:45 Words of welcome
Opening words by the organizers
  • Linda Broekhuizen
  • CIO Management Board
  • Linda Broekhuizen
  • CIO Management Board
  • FMO
Linda Broekhuizen started per 2014 as Chief Investment Officer in FMO’s Management Board. In this role, she is responsible for FMO’s total investment portfolio of EUR 9.0 billion. FMO is the Dutch development bank, investing since 1970 in the private sector in developing economies in Africa, Asia and Latin America. FMO creates access to a full range of high impact financial products and services, covering inter alia loans, private equity, blended finance and capacity development. FMO’s investments focus on three sectors: Financial Institutions, Energy and Agribusiness. FMO simultaneously targets financial returns and impact returns. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of FMO’s core business. FMO selected three SDGs as most relevant: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities and Climate Action. Moreover, FMO has fully integrated environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies into every aspect of its business. Through its subsidiary FMO Investment Management, institutional investors can get access to FMO’s expertise in responsible emerging market investing.
  • Edwin Koot
  • CEO
  • Edwin Koot
  • CEO
  • Solarplaza
Edwin founded Solarplaza company in 2004. He is a senior PV expert and started in the photovoltaic solar energy business in 1994. He has experience as a solar energy consultant and project developer in more than 200 PV projects. Edwin holds a Master’s degree in Chemical engineering and previously worked in the Chemical industry before starting his first consultancy company in PV in 1994.
09:00 Solar – just one piece of the puzzle
How does solar fit into a 100% clean energy system?
  • Wind - Hybridization of solar and wind, the future of every project?
  • Water – How does hydro complement the energy mix?
  • Demand - Energy efficiency, the key to success?
09:30 Harnessing the wind
Creating currents of electricity and hope

10:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION 6
11:30 Putting solar into perspective
From changing lives to changing systems
  • Michael Liebreich
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Michael Liebreich
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Liebreich Associates
Michael is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he provides advisory services and speaks on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development. He is also the Founder and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He is a member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment Advisory Board and a Visiting Professor at Imperial College\'s Energy Futures Lab and most recently joined Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) as a Senior Adviser.Michael is Founding Chairman of the Liebreich Foundation (Philanthropic) and Association EcoVillages, a Swiss charity focusing on sustainability of mountain regions. He has recently completed a charitable project building a solar power system to support a Neo-natal unit in Sierra Leone (www.projectbo.org).Michael has an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he won the Wyatt Prize for Engineering and the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics. Michael has an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. Michael has won lifetime achievement awards from BusinessGreen and the UK Renewable Energy Association and has been a two-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.Michael skied for Great Britain at the 1992 Albertville Olympics.
12:00 The shift towards 100% renewable energy systems - A cross-industry discussion
Where do we find synergies between clean energy resources?
  • Hybridization - Solar + Wind + Storage = Solution (?)
  • Storage – What if there’s neither wind nor sun?
  • The end goal - Is 100% really possible?
  • Moderator
  • Michael Liebreich
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Michael Liebreich
  • Chairman & CEO
  • Liebreich Associates
Michael is Chairman and CEO of Liebreich Associates, through which he provides advisory services and speaks on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development. He is also the Founder and Senior Contributor to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. He is a member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Capital Investment Advisory Board and a Visiting Professor at Imperial College\'s Energy Futures Lab and most recently joined Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) as a Senior Adviser.Michael is Founding Chairman of the Liebreich Foundation (Philanthropic) and Association EcoVillages, a Swiss charity focusing on sustainability of mountain regions. He has recently completed a charitable project building a solar power system to support a Neo-natal unit in Sierra Leone (www.projectbo.org).Michael has an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he won the Wyatt Prize for Engineering and the Ricardo Prize for Thermodynamics. Michael has an MBA from Harvard, where he was a Harkness Fellow and Baker Scholar. Michael has won lifetime achievement awards from BusinessGreen and the UK Renewable Energy Association and has been a two-time finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.Michael skied for Great Britain at the 1992 Albertville Olympics.
  • Jeremy Leggett
  • Founder & Director
  • Jeremy Leggett
  • Founder & Director
  • Solarcentury
Social entrepreneur Jeremy, author of The Energy of Nations, The Carbon War and Half Gone, is founder and non-executive chairman of Solarcentury and founder and chairman of SolarAid, an African solar lighting charity set up with Solarcentury profits. Described by the Observer as \'Britain\'s most respected green energy boss,\' he writes and blogs for the Guardian, the Financial Times, and Sublime Magazine. He was the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership on Climate Change, a CNN Principal Voice, and Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards. He is on the associate faculties, lecturing in business and environment, at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and St Gallen.

13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

Workshop A
14:30 Corporate off-take agreements
What are the key considerations for corporate off-take agreements in emerging markets?
  • Structures – What are the various structures available?
  • Perspectives – Insights from a funder, a developer and a legal perspective
  • Interaction – Speed dating and roundtable discussions
Workshop B
14:30 Energy Storage
How to deal with the complexity of an energy storage project?
  • Technologies – What are the available technologies and when are they suitable?
  • Markets – Regional market sizes, -drivers and developments
  • Economics – What are the various cost influencers?
Workshop C
14:30 Digitization, Decentralization & Democratization
How to prepare for a new energy reality?
  • Strengths and opportunities – How to fully utilize your assets and market position of your business?
  • Weaknesses and threats – How to tweak your proposition and deal with emerging competitors?

17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS

 
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
7 February 2020