|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// DEG|
|DEG: More than finance
For almost 60 years DEG has been a reliable partner to private-sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. We provide our customers with tailor-made solutions, including financing, promotional programmes and advice tailored to individual needs. They can thus develop successfully and sustainably, while generating local added value and creating qualified jobs. With our portfolio of around EUR 8.4 billion in over 80 countries we’re one of the world’s largest private-sector development financiers.
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// PROPARCO|
|PROPARCO, AFD’s subsidiary dedicated to private investment, promotes private investment in emerging and developing countries in order to boost growth, promote sustainable development and reach the Millennium Development Goals. Its financing is tailored to the specific needs of investors in the productive sector, financial systems, infrastructure and private equity investment.|
|DIAMOND SPONSOR /// JINKO SOLAR|
|JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) is a global leader in the solar industry. JinkoSolar distributes its solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base worldwide. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 3.5 GW for silicon ingots and wafers, 3 GW for solar cells, and 6 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2016. JinkoSolar has over 15,000 employees across its 5 productions facilities in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces, China, Malaysia, Portugal and South Africa, 16 overseas subsidiaries: Singapore, Japan (2), India, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia and South Africa and 17 global sales offices: China (2), United Kingdom, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Costa Rica and Colombia.|
|Jinko Solar Website|
|REGISTRATION SPONSOR /// VOLTIQ|
|Voltiq raises equity and debt for its clients and partners, focusing exclusively on renewable energy and energy transmission projects. Main focus is on wind (on- and offshore), solar PV, and transmission, in Europe and in emerging markets. Voltiq has offices in The Netherlands, Spain and Panama City, and has executed more than 50 deals since 2009 covering 4,000 MW of wind capacity, 3,400 MW of solar PV, 300 MW of CSP, 240 MW biomass, and over 5,000 km of high voltage transmission. Voltiq secures maximum value creation for its clients in energy projects, arranging complex (international) financing structures. Voltiq has extensive networks with all leading financial institutions including commercial banks, multilaterals and development banks.|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// RISEN ENERGY|
|Risen Energy is a world leading Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products. We also provide total business solutions for residential, commercial and utility-scale power generation.
Risen Energy was founded in 1986 and was publicly listed in 2010. For more than thirty years we have been generating value for our customers around the globe.
Risen Energy's total Solar PV business solutions are among the most advanced and cost-effective in the industry. They are characterized by constant techno-commercial innovation, consummate quality and reliable support.
With local market presence and strong financial bankability status, we are committed to building strategic, mutually beneficial collaboration with our partners. In this way, together we can capitalize on the rising value of green energy.
|Risen Energy Website|
|GOLD SPONSOR /// DWF LLP|
|We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Led by Group CEO Andrew Leaitherland, we have 27 key locations and over 3,100 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations.
Our renewable energy expertise spans across the areas of solar, wind, wave and tidal, biomass, energy from waste, waste disposal and recycling, combined heat and power plants and hydro power and comprises of more than 50 specialists from across the firm. Our renewables team has worked on energy projects and their financing for many years across the world, giving us real experience in all aspects of the evolving renewables sector and renewable energy regulations.
|DWF LLP Website|
|EXHIBITION SPONSOR /// CLEAN HORIZON|
|Clean Horizon Consulting has been a consultancy specialized in energy storage since its inception in 2009. To this date, the company remains the only consulting firm in the world to be 100% dedicated to energy storage and acting both as a market specialist and as a technical consultant. With two offices (in Paris and Miami) and seven full-time staff entirely dedicated to energy storage and totaling 12 advanced degrees (including 3 PhDs), the company features an unprecedented concentration of skills in the nascent energy storage field.
In its market analysis work, Clean Horizon maintains an active database of over 1100 MW-level energy storage projects worldwide, has realized in-depth studies of geographies as varied as the Caribbean Island, Latin America, Chin, the USA, most European countries, South Korea, Australia and counting. Since 2009, Clean Horizon has delivered over 200 client engagements in energy storage, across the whole value chain as well as key energy storage geographies.
In its technical analysis work, Clean Horizon has been involved in the design of approximately 400 MWh of energy storage to date, working on project as diverse as hybrid mines in Africa, PV + storage in the French Islands as well as in Madagascar and nationwide storage deployment plans in Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Mauritius Island and the Republic of Seychelles, among others. Clean Horizon masters 2 key skills in realizing such analyses: on the one hand, its staff is trained to using power system analysis tools allowing static and dynamic grid studies. On the other hand, thanks to its proprietary CRE-STORE simulation tool, Clean Horizon possesses a unique capability in designing energy storage assets: CRE-STORE indeed allows Clean Horizon to test hundreds of potential configurations through realistic simulations in order to select the optimal configurations for each given context.
|Clean Horizon Website|
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// OEEB|
|OeEB: Funding tomorrow’s prosperity
Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG (OeEB) has been operating as the Development Bank of Austria since March 2008. It specialises in providing long-term finance for the implementation of private sector projects in developing countries which create sustainable development and better living conditions. Additionally, OeEB provides technical assistance to enhance the developmental impact of its projects.
Promoting clean energy and climate protection, as targeted in SDGs 7 and 13, is OeEB’s main strategic goal. More than 40% of OeEB’s project portfolio, which amounts to EUR 1.1 billion, is dedicated to climate-friendly projects in developing countries. This makes OeEB the largest Austrian provider of international climate financing.
|BRANDING SPONSOR /// AMEA|
|AMEA Power is a fast-growing developer, owner and operator of thermal and renewable power projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company has built a strong pipeline of approximately 7,000MW across technologies and at different stages of development in frontier and emerging markets. AMEA Power is led by a highly experienced international team with extensive and diversified experience in project development, finance and operations, and a successful track record in project execution.
AMEA Power is creating innovative and tailored solutions aimed at meeting the growing needs of key frontier and emerging markets. The AMEA Power team has also developed a deep understanding of the political and regulatory frameworks of target markets and is experienced in structuring projects to meet best-in-class industry standards in order to mitigate emerging market risks. Consequently, the AMEA Power team is uniquely positioned to deploy its resources, expertise and capital in a fast, efficient and responsible manner.
AMEA Power benefits from broad regional access and a strong business network of leading industry partners. Furthermore, the company enjoys privileged access to own capital and have developed long-term stable relationships with leading financial institutions, enabling it to promptly mobilize financing when needed.