Day Partners - WindEurope Offshore 2019

Day Partners

Day 2 Partner – CIP

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) is a fund management company focused on energy infrastructure including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and energy-from-waste, transmission and distribution, and other energy assets like reserve capacity and storage. CIP has approximately 110 employees. CIP and its projects have offices in Copenhagen, New York, Tokyo, London and Utrecht.

CIP manages five funds and has EUR ~7.5bn under management. CI I and CI A have PensionDanmark as founding- and sole investor, while CI II has 19 Danish and international institutional investors and CI III has 42 institutional investors from the Nordics, Continental Europe, the UK, Israel, Asia, Australia, and multi-lateral organizations e.g. EIB. The most recent fund, CI New Markets Fund I, reached its first close in May 2019 with USD 0.7bn in commitments from four cornerstone investors.

CIP was founded in 2012 by senior executives from the energy industry in cooperation with Pension Denmark.

See our sessions (Wednesday 27 November)

Day 3 Partner – ABB

Niklas Persson

Managing Director, Grid Integration Business Line, Power Grids business

Enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid that will benefit everyone.

Grounded on a broad experience and global footprint, ABB is a key-enabler for the wind and offshore wind industry, connecting renewable plants to the grid. ABB is a technology leader with solutions to generate, connect, monitor, control, operate and trade renewable power, as well as to maintain and optimize the assets during their lifetime with ABB AbilityTM digital technologies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has fi ve customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, Power Grids and Robotics & Discrete Automation. The Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020.

Niklas Persson has headed the Grid Integration Business Line since July 2019. Grid Integration incorporates the integrated systems, solutions and services of the Power Grids business in the DC and AC fields, including HVDC, Substations, FACTS, Offshore Wind Connections, Semiconductors and Power Consulting, and associated solutions for utility and industrial grid applications, as well as e‑transportation solutions.

Niklas joined ABB in 1997 as an area sales manager for high voltage products in the Middle East. Since then Niklas has held various senior management positions with global responsibility at ABB. He has extensive experience of leading global marketing and sales organizations for various high voltage products.

Before becoming managing director of Grid Integration, Niklas was head of ABB’s high voltage direct current (HVDC) business, which delivers power link megaprojects worldwide, often worth hundreds of million of dollars to ABB alone. Before that Niklas was head of two Global Product Groups for High Voltage Products.

Niklas is a Swedish citizen. He has worked extensively over many years in all regions of the world. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Örebro University, Sweden, and numerous diplomas in leadership, management and operational excellence. Niklas is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

See our sessions (Thursday 28 November)