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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
09:00 - 10:30 Corporate PPAs: the new business model?

Room: Hall F

Apple, Facebook, Google, Norsk Hydro, Dutch Railways, and British Telecommunications have all announced long-term contracts to procure green electricity from renewable energy projects in Europe. Corporate power purchase agreements (PPA) today finance 1.2GW of wind capacity in Europe. This session will look at what potential lies in this nascent market and what role industrial players can play in bringing new and additional capacity online.

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Learning objectives

  • What can we learn from the experience in the early adopter markets such as the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway?
  • What special challenges do corporates face and what incentives are needed to lower the market entry barriers?
  • What are the implications on a European scale for the future of wind energy deployment?
This session will be chaired by:
Ruth Kent, CFO Europe & Head of Power Marketing, Brookfield Renewable, Ireland

Marc Oman
EU Energy Lead, Global Infrastructure, Google, France
Google’s Search for Renewable Energy  

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Tom Kiernan
CEO, American Wind Energy Association, United States

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Robert Williams
General Manager, Procurement - Utilities, Power & Cooling, BT - British Telecommunications PLC, United Kingdom

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Lucien Wiegers
Director, Head of Asset & Portfolio Management, Eneco, The Netherlands

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Christian Schulz
Head of Utilities, Power & Renewables, ING Wholesale Banking, Germany

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