Programme Overview


 08.30 - 09.20
 Arrivals, Registration & Networking

09.20 - 10.50

  • Welcome Address : 
    • Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation 
  • Introduction: The RE-SourceUK Event & Hub
    • Aleksandra Klassen, Business Development Manager, Solar Trade Association
    • Emma Pinchbeck, Deputy Chief Executive, RenewableUK 
    • Presentation: The State of the UK Renewables PPA Market
      • Helen DewhurstCorporate Sustainability AssociateBloomberg New Energy Finance

    • Panel Debate:

    - Will the UK’s net-zero legislation and green economy ambitions encourage a substantial roll-out of new solar and wind projects?
    - What impact does the removal of subsidies have on the PPA market?
    - How does the UK regulatory framework differ from other European jurisdictions?
    - Will uncertainty over Brexit and broad regulatory changes (Targeted Charging Review and RIIO2) affect corporate investment?
    - What are the main barriers for public sector bodies to procure clean, low cost power? 

    • James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinesGreen (Chair)
    • Constant Alarcon, RE100 Campaign ManagerThe Climate Group
    • Helen Dewhurst, Corporate Sustainability Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    • Tim Warham, Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    • Natasha Luther-Jones, Global Co-Chair of Energy and Natural Resources, DLA Piper
    • Alana Kühne, Head of Corporate PPA, Ørsted

     10.50 - 11.20

     COFFEE and Networking
    • British Corporate Spotlight
      • Robert Williams, General Manager, Procurement, British Telecom
    • Procuring Large-Scale Solar PPAs
      • Ross Grier, Managing Director UK, NextEnergy Capital
    • Procuring Wind PPAs
      • Daniela Fitzpatrick, Origination & Offtake Manager, ScottishPower Renewables     
    • Creating More Value from Power: 
      • Joe McDonald, Vice President of Sales, Limejump
    • Panel Debate:

    - Will corporate PPAs drive the UK subsidy-free renewables market?
    - What are the main barriers to entry?
    - How will the corporate market change in response to the entrance of utilities and investors willing to ‘go merchant’?
    - Are baseload PPAs becoming more popular?
    - Choosing between physical and virtual PPAs
    - Will the new European Corporate PPA standardised contract speed up negotiations?
    - What is the trajectory for multi-tech and/or multi-buyer projects in the UK? 

    • Tomas Tuominen, European PPA Lead, Green Investment Group (Chair)

    • Graeme Brownlie, Senior Procurement Manager, Vodafone
    • Ian Hunter, Managing Director Support Services UK&I, RES

    • Nick Williams, Head of Origination, Erova Energy
    • Robert Williams, General Manager, Procurement, British Telecom
     13.00 - 14.15
     Lunch  & Networking
     14.15 - 15.00
    • City of London:
      • Phil Dominy, Director, Corporate Finance - Energy & Infrastructure, EY
      • Natalie Evans, Responsible Procurement Manager, City of London
    • EDF Renewables
      • Mark Vyvyan-Robinson, Director of Development and Investments, EDF Renewables UK
    • Macquarie Group:
      • Matt Van Staden, Business Development Manager, Macquarie Corporate and Asset Finance

      • Tomas Tuominen, European PPA Lead, Green Investment Group

    • Public Sector Energy Procurement & Management:
      • Andy MorganHead of Energy Management,  LASER Energy
    • Panel Debate:

    - Will growing social pressure and the ‘Climate Emergencies’ movement accelerate renewables procurement?
    - What challenges do councils and other public sector bodies face when deciding to switch to clean, low cost power?
    - The role of additionality and REGOs in zero carbon energy economies – How do they differ?  Which have the greatest climate impact?
    - Are current procurement frameworks adequate for direct sourcing?
    - How to mitigate counterparty risk in public sector PPAs? 

    • Rachel Cary, Policy and Programmes Manager - Zero Carbon, Greater London Authority (Chair)
    • Andy MorganHead of Energy Management,  LASER Energy
    • Tim Dixon, Wholesale Team Lead, Cornwall Insight

    • Mark Henderson, Chief Investment Officer, GRIDSERVE

    • Tom Matthews, Head of Origination and Technical propositions, Good Energy
    Closing Remarks
    • Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, Solar Trade Association (STA)

     16.30 - 18.30

    Networking Drinks Reception at DLA Piper