Webinar Programme: Repowering UK

Wednesday, 23 June 2021  |  #RUKOnshore21




10:00 - 11:00

Repowering: The missing ingredient for net-zero?

  • CFD impact on the UK repowering market
  • What will shift investors’ perspectives from life-extension to repowering?
  • With many projects in the UK to stop receiving ROCs between 2027 – 2037; What technical assessments need to be made and by when to ensure timely repowering projects? 
  • Repowering and complimenting technologies
  • What lessons can be learnt from the European repowering market?

Ranjit Mene, Partner, Green Tech Investment Partners


Karen Ann Hutton, Head of Repowering, RES

RES is the world's largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission & distribution. At the forefront of the industry for almost 40 years, RES has delivered more than 21 GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 7 GW worldwide for a large client base. Understanding the unique needs of corporate clients, RES has secured 1.8 GW of power purchase agreements (PPAs) enabling access to energy at the lowest cost.  A graduate in Civil Engineering, Karen Anne joined RES in 2001 and has worked in a number of areas across the business including data analysis, new service implementation, asset optimisation, and continuous improvement.  Karen Anne works closely with the various divisions within RES, from development through to operations, to support clients in the UK and Ireland with their life-extension strategies and repowering projects.

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Jonathan Oguntona, Grid Connection Manager, BayWa r.e. UK Limited

Jonathan is has 12 years of experience working as an electrical engineer and grid connection specialist.  Jonathan has experience managing the delivery of grid connections work packages for onshore wind, offshore wind, large biomass, and battery energy storage projects across the UK and Ireland. He also has significant experience in power systems analysis specifically providing power quality grid compliance studies (P28 &Harmonics). Jonathan has advised and supported developers, investors, and other industry stakeholders on technical, commercial, and regulatory aspects of grid connection.

 Jonathan Oguntona

Finley Beck-Phelps, UK Development Director, Fred Olsen Renewables

Finley Beck-Phelps brings almost a decade of experience to Fred. Olsen Renewables (FORL). As UK Development Director, Fin has led the company through a period of significant growth – building a team that is experienced, trustworthy and passionate about the role that renewables will play in a net-zero future. FORL has been an integral part of Scotland’s renewable energy industry for over 20 years, generating over 500MW of onshore wind. Fin is taking the FORL team on a journey that will place communities at its core, build on previous successes and bring forward a pipeline of projects, spanning different technologies, across the country.

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 Richard Koiak, Head of Onshore Development, ScottishPower Renewables 

Richard was appointed as the Head of Onshore Development as part of ScottishPower Renewables’ ambitious growth plans which has included over the past 2 years submitting over 1.6GW of planning applications onshore across various renewable technologies. He has been involved in the Energy Industry for over 15 years working as a lawyer in private practice and both ScottishPower Energy Networks and ScottishPower Renewables before taking up a business focused role. Richard boasts an extensive knowledge of infrastructure and energy related developments along with practical experience of the leasing, acquisition and consenting process in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for both on and offshore renewable developments across various technologies.