With their rapid cost decrease, renewable electricity technologies (particularly wind and solar) have become an indispensable solution for energy-intensive industrials looking to reduce operational expenses and carbon emissions. In addition to the purchase certificates, industrials are willing to take a step further and procure electricity from additional capacities to fully control their procurement from specific projects, either directly on their consumption sites or through the grid.
Designing and structuring a financially viable asset to operate in the long term is a complex process in which industrials can benefit from the support of Independent Power Producers (IPP). This webinar will explore the characteristics and benefits of this model, navigating through different configurations (including onsite and offsite PPAs) and addressing the specificities of market regulations.
Gustavo Fernandes, Head of International Development, Voltalia
As International Development Director of Voltalia, Gustavo Fernandes has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, working in Europe, Africa, Middle-East and the Americas. At Voltalia, he manages a team of 25+ responsible for expanding the Development & IPP businesses (solar, wind, storage and hydro plants) into key markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Gustavo has extensive experience in negotiating power purchase and offtake agreements with large industrials, mostly in Mining and Materials.
Conrad Purcell, Partner, Energy & Utilities, Bird&Bird
As a projects partner in our Energy & Utilities sector group in London, Conrad Purcell advises funders, sponsors and governments in the financing, development, acquisition and disposal of energy and infrastructure projects. Specialising in structuring, drafting and negotiating finance and security documents, he also offers expertise in commercial agreements such as construction, operation, maintenance and management contracts, joint venture and shareholder agreements, and power purchase and offtake agreements. He helps clients carry out due diligence when acquiring and disposing of projects with existing finance arrangements and when calculating the impact of regulation and policy on their energy and infrastructure projects.