Sessions | WindEurope Electric City 2021


New approaches to financing wind's expansion

Offshore wind Onshore wind

When: Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 15:45 - 16:45
Where: Auditorium A11

Session description

We have to build a lot of new wind farms, both on- and offshore, and investment levels will have to be sustained at a high-level for the next decades.
Public funding and support schemes are currently available to support wind projects, but in the long run, we can’t take for granted that public support and auctions will cover all the capacity expansion required. Will PPAs and other mechanisms be sufficient to de-risk investments for increasingly merchant projects? Are new business models or policy instruments emerging?
How will carbon impact funding and investments in wind energy?
Furthermore, significant investments are required in grids and other technologies to ensure sufficient pipeline of viable projects. How can we ensure that enabling technologies are not left behind?
This session will look at the latest trends in wind energy financing and consider auction design & other incentives needed for sufficient investment in wind projects, and infrastructure and technology to facilitate the expansion of wind energy.

Session chair

Manon Brunel

Policy Officer - InvestEU and Green Deal Investment Plan, European Commission


Alessandro Boschi

Head of Renewable Energy Division, European Investment Bank

Daan vanAlem

Senior Manager of Project Finance, Northland Power

Grzegorz Zielinski

Director, Head of Energy Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Michael Hannibal

Partner, CIP

Ricardo Folgado

Chief Development Officer, Europe, Brookfield

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