Webinar Programme: Green Finance sponsored by Red Rock Power Limited

Date Tuesday 7 September 2021    

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Red Rock Power Limited is an investor, owner, operator and developer of renewable energy projects based in Edinburgh. We are passionate about supporting the green economic recovery and our Governments’ net zero ambitions. As we continue to expand into other technologies and the wider European market, the UK onshore wind industry remains a key focus and central to our growth plans moving forward. We currently own the Afton operational wind farm and Benbrack wind farm development, both in the South West of Scotland, as well as 50% of the Överturingen operational wind farm in Central Sweden. We appreciate the value in building strong partnerships and look forward to meeting other likeminded companies who may be interested in working with us. 

Time 10:00 - 11:00 BST    
Location Virtual  - Zoom     
Social Media #RUKOnshore21    

 

programme
10:00 - 11:00
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Chair

Simon Robinson, Head of Investments, Red Rock Power Limited

Simon joined Red Rock Power as the Head of Investments in February 2021, tasked with building momentum in the company’s expansion plans and growing its existing European renewable energy portfolio. He brings over 20 years of M&A and corporate finance experience and has been a renewable energy sector specialist since 2007, working for the likes of Carlyle’s Renewable & Sustainable Energy Fund and running his own corporate finance advisory business, Snell Bridge, for 6 years.

 

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 Panellist    

Matthew Clayton, Managing  Director, Thrive Renewables

Thrive Renewables is a renewable energy investment company with a mission to power the transition to a sustainable energy future by helping people meaningfully connect with clean energy projects. Matthew joined the team in 2006 and is responsible for the full-time management of Thrive Renewables plc, making a significant contribution to its 15-fold growth during this time. Prior to this, he worked as part of the small team which established Camco International – one of the world’s leading carbon trading companies.

 

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Panellist

Giles Dearden, Director of Due Diligence and acting Managing Director, Natural Power France 

Giles has been involved in the renewable energy industry at Natural Power for over 20 years. His current role as Director of Due Diligence focuses on Natural Power's provision of comprehensive vendor, buyer, lender & investor due diligence services & market insight on sites & portfolios across the globe for institutional & private investors and banks. His specialist knowledge covers development and investment strategy for renewable projects and portfolios throughout the UK and overseas, including cost optimisation and focus on commercial returns. He provides extensive due diligence consultancy for client equity & debt funders, sellers and purchasers for project financing and acquisition of sites and also provides bespoke agency services for sale of wind-farm sites and portfolios. For the past four months, Giles has also been managing Natural Power France where his knowledge and understanding of the European market has been effectively deployed to give new strategic direction to the French team. 

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Panellist

Clare Foster, Project Finance Partner and Head of Clean Energy, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Clare is Head of Clean Energy at law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn and also leads our project finance practice.  Clare is a dual qualified project finance lawyer and has been involved in the energy sector since the early renewable projects of the mid-1990s. Clare advises a variety of clients on UK projects spanning the energy sector (including onshore, offshore and floating wind, biomass, energy efficiency, tidal, hydro, small-scale renewables and heat) and leads the team on most clean energy transactions. A commissioner for the Edinburgh Climate Commission, Clare is also on the Board of RenewableUK.

 

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Tim Palmer, Head of Renewables & Transition, UK Export Finance

 

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