Programme - Public Sector

#CleanEnergyExchange21

Topic: Clean Energy Exchange: Public Sector
Date: Wednesday 1 July 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 
Location: Virtual

This webinar will focus on the growth of clean energy in the public sector, tackling the challenges of today so we can pave the way to PPAs in the short-, medium- and long-term. Case studies and panellists will address:

  • What clean energy sourcing options are there for different public sector organisations
  • How to upskill and cross skill, building competencies and capacity to handle this more complex procurement
  • How to budget for it, considering long-term investment and gains
  • How to work in aggregate models which will help deliver scale and capacity to negotiate these contracts
  • Risk reduction and long-term pricing strategies
  • Public sector procurement challenges and engaging stakeholders

The virtual event will bring together leading providers of clean energy, their experience of multiple types of PPAs in the UK and Europe, and public sector organisations interested in learning more, to both influence their organisations and plan for the future.

01 July 2021: Public Sector
 10:00 

Welcome and Plenary  

 Chair: Chris Hewett, CEO, Solar Energy UK Chris Hewett

Chris has 25 years’ experience in advocacy, policy research, thought leadership and campaigning on a wide variety of sustainability, energy and environmental issues. He was Head of Climate Change for the Environment Agency, providing advice to Government on climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has worked for a number of leading NGOs & government agencies, including successful advocacy for the Green Investment Bank at Green Alliance, global aviation research for the Committee on Climate Change, and more recently leading policy and advocacy for the Finance Innovation Lab.
 Presenters:

Kane Stockwell,Low Carbon Contracting Lead, Laser Energy

 Kane has led on putting in place major public sector energy supply frameworks and managing large electricity and gas portfolios. His latest role see him putting in place compliant routes-to-market to procure low carbon energy and energy-related services. 

 

Levent Gurdenli, Partner, WeightmansLevent Gurdenli photo

Levent is a renewable energy and decarbonisation lawyer and a partner at the law firm Weightmans. Levent helps clients put renewable MWs onto the grid and regularly advises those seeking to procure or deliver renewable power under power purchase agreements.

Chris has 25 years’ experience in advocacy, policy research, thought leadership and campaigning on a wide variety of sustainability, energy and environmental issues. He was Head of Climate Change for the Environment Agency, providing advice to Government on climate change mitigation and adaptation. He has worked for a number of leading NGOs & government agencies, including successful advocacy for the Green Investment Bank at Green Alliance, global aviation research for the Committee on Climate Change, and more recently leading policy and advocacy for the Finance Innovation Lab.

 

David Natuzzi, Senior Technical Programme Manager Salix FinanceDavide Natuzzi photo

Davide is a former sustainability engineer and energy manager who has worked as a consultant in the sector for over 12 years, in Italy and in the UK. He is the senior technical programme manager in Salix Finance, and he is supporting publicbodies to decarbonise their heating system and apply energy efficiency projects through grant schemes.

 

Camille Wood,  Technical Support Officer, Salix Finance

Camille has 3 years’ experience working within the sustainability sector in both thCamille Wood photoe private and public setting, from energy monitoring through to sustainability strategy development. She is currently a Technical Support Officer at Salix Finance, supporting the decarbonisation of public sector buildings by assisting to implement energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects through government schemes.

  Panellists:

Taylor McKenzie, Origination & Offtake Manager, ScottishPower RenewablesTaylor McKenzie photo

Taylor started his career within ScottishPower Renewables where he built up expertise in renewable energy project development with a focus on technical and commercial analysis of innovative technologies to address cost reduction and new market development.  Now heading up the Origination & Offtake team Taylor is responsible for corporate PPAs and green hydrogen across the UK and Ireland with a focus on enabling investment into ScottishPower’s pipeline of onshore wind, solar PV and energy storage technologies.

 

Natasha Luther-Jones, Partner, DLA Piper

Natasha Luther-Jones is a partner, Global Co-chair of Energy and Natural Resources sector and International Co-Head of Sustainability and ESG at DLA Piper. She has over 20 years’ experience working on energy projects, primarily in the wind and solar sector and has advised on all types of corporate PPAs, be it for offtakers, generators or lenders. Natasha has been involved in corporate PPAs with high profile companies in the telecoms, IT and tech, professional and financial services, industrial, retail, chemical, beverage, consumer goods and public sectors. She advised City of London on their PPA to procure energy from a Dorset solar farm owned by Voltalia, EY on their first PPA outside the UK and AB InBev on a synthetic PPA with Lightsource BP as part of the UK’s biggest ever unsubsidised solar power deal.

 

Anthony Macdonald, Head of Origination, EDFAnthony MacDonald photo

Anthony has worked in a number of commercial roles at Total, Enron and RWE Trading before joining EDF Energy in 2012. At EDF Energy, Anthony led the development of the long-term PPA proposition before heading the I&C Structuring team for the Customers business. He joined EDF Renewables in 2018 as Head of Origination where he has delivered several corporate PPAs for unsubsidised wind and solar projects.

 

Juan Pablo Cerda, Founder & CEO, ZeigoJuan Pablo Cerda 2

Juan Pablo Cerda is the founder of a London-basd technology company at the forefront of renewable energy, Zeigo. He has 12 years’ experience working within the energy sector and international commodity trading markets as well as building and exiting businesses in the sector. Juan Pablo believes in disrupting corporate procurement of renewable energy to accelerate the green revolution and contribute towards a sustainable future. Juan Pablo is an ambitious entrepreneur with a vision to achieve a fully decarbonised energy system around the world sooner than 2050.

 

Jason Torrence, UK100

 

 

Q&A with Panellists 

11:30

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Why attend? 

  • To learn from successful case studies from the various players in the sector
  • To explore benefits of power purchase agreements including community investment and engagement, contract terms and prices, variable consumption volumes and more
  • To learn how EV charging stations are being linked to onsite generation, energy storage and renewable PPAs
  • To learn more about how to ensure regulatory compliance when it comes to reducing carbon emissions
  • To consider how to generate shareholder value, value for money, and improve brand when it comes to clean energy and the electrification of transport
  • To consider what you need to know before embarking on this journey


Are you interested in speaking at this event? Please contact the team