Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero

As the world moves to net-zero, the energy transition is considered one of the biggest investment opportunities of the century.

Join institutional investors, fund managers, utility firms, project developers, investment banks and more to focus on investment opportunities in renewables and the energy transition.

Key themes include:

  • Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero
  • What does the significant increase in PPA prices mean for investors?
  • Investor perspectives: can energy outperform other strategies during inflationary periods?
  • The role of gas in the energy transition

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Explore the role of gas in the energy transition, find out what the significant increase in PPA prices mean for investors and so much more.

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Best practice in sustainability to improve investment strategy

Driving global connectivity through investing in innovation

The private infrastructure industry’s annual general meeting

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Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero

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Strengthen your market credibility, put your brand in front of your key target markets and meet your investment and business goals. Sponsorship gives you:

  • VIP access
  • Thought-leadership opportunities
  • High-profile branding
  • And much more …

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Day 1
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Agenda

Energy Transition Forum - Thursday 23 March 2023 - Thursday 23rd

Energy Transition Forum 2023
08:00 - 08:45

Investor council breakfast & welcome

08:45 - 08:50

Introduction from Infrastructure Investor

08:50 - 09:00

Welcome from the chair

Lawrence Slade
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Lawrence Slade

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

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09:00 - 09:40

Investing in energy: price, security, and the transition to net zero

Ann Louise Stranne Petersen, Patricia Rodrigues Jenner, Damian Darragh, Clémence Watremez, Michael Bonte-Friedheim
  • What has changed in the last 12 months for investors?
  • How to encourage more capital to be invested in net zero ahead of 2050
  • Where are opportunities in investing in grid resilience?
  • How to deal with supply chain issues? Rise of execution risk

Moderator: Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen, Senior Reporter, PEI Group

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Ann Louise Stranne Petersen

Senior Reporter, PEI Group

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Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Boards LGAS/AER plc and Investment Committees , GLIL Infrastructure

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Damian Darragh

Fund Partner, I Squared Capital

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Clémence Watremez

Financial Associate, Cordiant Capital

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Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner and Group CEO, NextEnergy Group

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09:40 - 10:20

What does the significant increase in power prices imply?

Zak Bentley, Gerard Reid
  • Signs that increased prices are dampening demand
  • Getting PPAs done in a more challenging environment
  • Are managers/developers asking PPA counterparties to take on more risk?
  • Impact from windfall taxes and price caps to returns and what are managers assuming?

Moderator: Zak Bentley, Senior Reporter, Infrastructure Investor

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Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

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Gerard Reid

Co-founder and Partner, Alexa Capital

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10:20 - 11:00

Battery storage: if not now then when for infrastructure managers

Nic DiLoretta, Laurent Segalen , Marek Wolek
  • What is the future market potential for storage?
  • Considering the developing risk/return model compared to other strategies
  • What’s required to justify long-term investments?
  • Viable technologies beyond lithium & cobalt
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Nic DiLoretta

Managing Director, Head of Real Assets, Aksia

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Laurent Segalen

Managing Partner, Megawatt-X

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Marek Wolek

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Fluence

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking with Infrastructure Debt and Investor Council attendees

Energy Transition Forum 2023
11:30 - 12:10

Investor perspectives: can energy outperform other strategies during inflationary periods?

So Yeun Lim, Hans Fredrik Forssman, John Anderson, Matt Saverin, Alex Koriath
  • How are renewable assets performing currently?
  • How will increasing interest rates impact returns in energy compared to other strategies across private markets?
  • Will valuations of assets take a hit? Have discount rates started to reflect market movement?
  • To what extent have investors views on transition fuels been impacted by the European energy crisis?
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So Yeun Lim

Global Head of Infrastructure Research, Willis Towers Watson

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Hans Fredrik Forssman

Senior Investment Manager, Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co

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John Anderson Manulife

John Anderson

Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife

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Matt Saverin

Director, UTIMCO

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Alex Koriath

Head of European Pension Practice, Regional Head of Germany, Cambridge Associates

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12:10 - 12:40

Why investing in energy efficiency is gaining momentum

Jane Bowes, Alexander Hunzinger, Jonathan Maxwell, Shane Swords
  • Outlining the extent of the opportunity
  • Learnings from early energy efficiency funds of the last decade
  • The challenges of prioritising efficiency within existing assets
  • Comparing investment strategies across different markets

Moderator: Jane Bowes, Managing Director, Threadmark

 

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Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark LLP

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Alexander Hunzinger

Head Credit Investments, SUSI Partners

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Jonathan Maxwell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Capital

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Shane Swords

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations - NextEnergy Capital

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12:40 - 13:00

PEI Data Presentation

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch with Infrastructure Debt and Investor Council attendees

Energy Transition Forum 2023
14:00 - 14:40

How much of an opportunity is carbon capture or storage for infrastructure investment?

  • To what extent is the Inflation Reduction Act a turning point for carbon capture?
  • Is it just a US play or is it global?
  • What is needed to make carbon capture investable?
  • Learnings from funds/investors already active in this nascent space
14:40 - 15:20

Where are managers/companies seeing opportunities in EV charging?

Laura Huomo, Willlem Jansonius, Maria Luisa Castro, Massimo Resta
  • How are business models evolving?
  • What are the challenges restricting the growth of the market
  • Considering the different technologies and where infrastructure managers fit
  • How investors are looking to software-based solutions

Moderator: Laura Huomo, Partner, Two Birds

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Laura Huomo

Partner, Head of Energy, Bird & Bird

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Willlem Jansonius

Partner and Head of CIF, DIF Capital Partners

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Maria Luisa Castro

Managing Director, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

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Massimo Resta

Partner, Zouk Capital

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15:20 - 16:00

The big debate: can hydrogen play a vital role in the energy transition?

Huw Williams, Dr. Mathias Bimberg, Jan Rosenow

This house believes hydrogen can play a vital role in the energy transition

Moderator: Huw Williams, Head Of Investor Relations at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

 

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Huw Williams

Head Investor Relations, BEIS

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Dr. Mathias Bimberg

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Prime Capital AG

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Jan Rosenow

Director of European Programmes, Regulatory Assistance Project

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16:00 - 16:10

Closing comments from the chair

16:10 - 16:10

Close of Energy Transition forum

John Anderson Manulife

John Anderson

Global Head Corporate Finance & Infrastructure, Manulife

John Anderson is a 30-year infrastructure investor, responsible for Manulife’s $10 billion infrastructure equity portfolio, and their $40 billon infrastructure debt portfolio. The Manulife life insurance companies are ranked as one of the largest inf… Read full bio

Zak Bentley

Americas Editor, Infrastructure Investor

Zak Bentley is Americas editor at Infrastructure Investor, based in New York. Zak joined Infrastructure Investor in London in 2016 from Centaur where he was a reporter at their Clean Energy Pipeline title. He now leads Infrastructure Investor’s cover… Read full bio

Dr. Mathias Bimberg

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Prime Capital AG

Holds a PhD in Corporate Finance (Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen). Joined Prime Capital in 2015. Prior positions at Ernst&Young WPG, Equita Management and Lincoln International. Responsible for Investment and Portfolio Management for infr… Read full bio

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

Founding Partner and Group CEO, NextEnergy Group

Founded NextEnergy Group (“NextEnergy”) in 2007. NextEnergy is one of the leading specialist international investment and asset managers focused on the solar sector. It has c.200 employees across multiple offices, including London, Milan, Hyderabad,… Read full bio

Jane Bowes

Managing Director, Threadmark LLP

Jane Bowes is a member of Threadmark’s European fund distribution team and Chair of the ESG Committee. Jane has almost two decades of capital raising experience and has worked on multiple infrastructure focused fundraises since joining Threadmark in… Read full bio

Maria Luisa Castro

Managing Director, Igneo Infrastructure Partners

Maria Luisa Castro is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. She is a member of the EDIF III Investment Committee. Maria currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies Forsea and Parkia. Prior to joining… Read full bio

Damian Darragh

Fund Partner, I Squared Capital

Damian is a Fund Partner at I Squared Capital, focused on the energy transition sector. Prior to joining I Squared Capital, Damian was the Executive Chairman of Conrad Energy, a Fund I and Fund II portfolio company of I Squared Capital. Conrad Energy… Read full bio

Nic DiLoretta

Managing Director, Head of Real Assets, Aksia

Nic has over 14 years of experience in alternative assets with a focus in real assets investments. He assists in the management of the teams responsible for sourcing, conducting due diligence, and evaluating investments for real assets primaries and… Read full bio

Hans Fredrik Forssman

Senior Investment Manager, Skandia Mutual Life Insurance Co

Hans Forssman has spent more than 30 years in the financial industry, within a wide variety of assets and strategies. Before joining the Skandia PEI team (Private Equity & Infrastructure) to head management of the infrastructure portfolio, he was… Read full bio

Kirsty Hamilton

Seconded Advisor - Investment, COP26 Energy Transition team

Kirsty Hamilton is completing a secondment to the COP26 Energy Transition Council team with a focus on conditions to mobilise capital for clean power scale up in emerging markets and developing economies. She set up one of the first initiatives to br… Read full bio

Alexander Hunzinger

Head Credit Investments, SUSI Partners

Alexander Hunzinger has been leading SUSI’s Credit Investments team since 2015 and has significantly contributed to the development and refinement of the firm’s asset-based credit financing solution tailored to energy efficiency and other energy tran… Read full bio

Laura Huomo

Partner, Head of Energy, Bird & Bird

I am a partner in our Real estate & Infrastructure group in Helsinki, heading our Energy practice. In addition, I work with our Corporate and M&A Group with equity and debt related transactions. I have 20 years of experience working for both… Read full bio

Willlem Jansonius

Partner and Head of CIF, DIF Capital Partners

Willem joined DIF in 2016 and is the head of core + and economic infrastructure at DIF. He leads the global origination, investments and management of our DIF CIF funds. Willem has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and private equity… Read full bio

Alex Koriath

Head of European Pension Practice, Regional Head of Germany, Cambridge Associates

Alex is the Head of the European Pension Practice and the Regional Head of Germany. Based in the London office, Alex joined Cambridge Associates in 2014 and has more than 15 years of investment experience. Alex is responsible for Cambridge Associates… Read full bio

Jonathan Maxwell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Development Capital

Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in international finance, infrastructure and private equity and has overall responsibility for the Investment Manager’s investment activities. Jonathan has a 82 strong track record, having worked in infrastructu… Read full bio

So Yeun Lim

Global Head of Infrastructure Research, Willis Towers Watson

So Yeun is a Director at WTW. She joined WTW in 2008 and is based in the firm’s London office. As the Global Head of Infrastructure Research, and as part of the global Real Assets research team, So Yeun is responsible for identifying and investing in… Read full bio

Gerard Reid

Co-founder and Partner, Alexa Capital

Gerard Reid is a Co-founder and Partner at Alexa Capital. He is focused on assisting people and organizations in the energy and mobility areas who are struggling to understand and come to terms with the unpredictable and rapid change going on around… Read full bio

Massimo Resta

Partner, Zouk Capital

Massimo is a partner at Zouk Capital, a London-based private equity firm focussing on renewable energy, clean infrastructure and the energy transition. At Zouk, Massimo has been involved in transactions in the solar photovoltaic, waste-to-energy, sto… Read full bio

Patricia Rodrigues Jenner

Member of Boards LGAS/AER plc and Investment Committees , GLIL Infrastructure

Patricia is an experienced Non-Executive Board Director with a breadth of institutional investment experience across infrastructure, private equity and sustainability. Over the past two decades, Patricia has been an investment manager at Macquarie an… Read full bio

Jan Rosenow

Director of European Programmes, Regulatory Assistance Project

Dr Jan Rosenow is a Principal and Director of European Programmes at the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), a global team of highly-skilled energy experts advising policy makers across the world on clean energy. Jan has several board appointments i… Read full bio

Matt Saverin

Director, UTIMCO

Matt Saverin serves as Director of Real Return for UTIMCO, where he is responsible for real asset investments across real estate, natural resources, and infrastructure on a global basis. Matt also serves as Head of External Partnerships for UTIMCO Sc… Read full bio

Laurent Segalen

Managing Partner, Megawatt-X

Laurent Segalen is a franco-british clean energy investment banker. He is the founder of Megawatt-X, the London-based Energy transition meta-platform, which he currently heads. Megawatt-X has listed more than 15GW of Wind and Solar transactions over… Read full bio

Lawrence Slade

Chief Executive Officer, Global Infrastructure Investor Association

Lawrence Slade became Chief Executive Officer of the Global Infrastructure Investors Association (GIIA) in January 2020. GIIA represents investors with over US$1tn AUM. Prior to his role with GIIA Lawrence worked with Energy UK since 2011, becoming t… Read full bio

Ann Louise Stranne Petersen

Senior Reporter, PEI Group

Anne-Louise Petersen is senior reporter at Infrastructure Investor, based in London. Anne-Louise joined Infrastructure Investor in 2022 from ICIS where she reported on European energy markets. She now covers private infrastructure investments across… Read full bio

Shane Swords

Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations - NextEnergy Capital

Shane, with over 20 years’ experience, joined NextEnergy Capital in 2019. Shane and his team have just announced the first close for NextPower UK ESG (“NPUK ESG”) at £327 million, which is over 65% of NPUK ESG’s target of £500m. The fund has a hard c… Read full bio

Clémence Watremez

Financial Associate, Cordiant Capital

Clémence joined Cordiant Capital in September 2022, as an Associate in the Energy Transition team working on several energy transactions (development platform, renewable projects, storage, energy service providers, new technologies, transport electri… Read full bio

Huw Williams

Head Investor Relations, BEIS

Huw Williams heads Investor and Financial Stakeholder relations at BEIS (the UK Department for Energy and Business) and has been in the role for four years. His current major focus is on the finance for new nuclear in the UK, but he covers the range… Read full bio

Marek Wolek

SVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Fluence

In his leadership role at Fluence, Marek leads the Global Strategy and Partnerships team, providing in-depth industry and market insights to Fluence and its customers and partners. He is responsible for investments, M&A and capital raising activi… Read full bio