Developing and Financing Renewable Energy Projects in SEA

Breakfast Talk
Asia, Energy/Infrastructure , Sustainability
 
Date and Time: 
08 Mar 2018
08:00 to 10:00
Thursday, 8 March, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00
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Address: 
Grand Hyatt Singapore, Gallery 1, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
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12 Feb 2018
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Opportunities and challenges in the development and financing of renewable energy projects in “Indo-Vietnam” and satellite South-east Asia market”

 

The transition to low carbon energy generation combined with the search for higher return have given a rising number of developers and investors a toehold in the region to fund Asian renewable energy markets.

 

Reported 10GW of expressed interest is racing for securing the new solar FIT announced by Vietnamese MOIT in 2017. Indonesia has resumed signing solar and mini hydro power purchase agreements while closing the financing of the second greenfield wind project end of last year.

 

Latest solar auction process in Thailand did not manage to attract much interest from international developers, whereas neighbouring Cambodia has financed the first ground-mounted solar project and across SEA niche rooftop solar segment becomes increasingly mainstream. Is “Indo-Vietnam” the new axe of development for the solar and wind sectors in SEA?

 

Are off-shore wind and rooftop PV solar the segments with the best growth potential? Please join us to discuss with a very experienced pool of speakers the opportunities and challenges in the development and financing of renewable energy projects in SEA.

 

 Energy 

About the moderator:

  • Philippe Wind, Director Energy, ACTIS CAPITAL PARTNERS

Philippe has been working in the utility sector in growth countries since 1990, in various roles within the value chain. He was drawn to Actis by the energy fund’s business model of responding to today’s increasing energy gap in high-growth economies.

Actis is one the largest investor in electricity and renewable in emerging markets with 5Bn usd invested in 25 countries, generating 18 GW including 8GW of wind and solar and providing electricity to 80 million people.

Born in France, Philippe’s first job was in India before moving to South East Asia and he has since spent most of his career working on projects in growth markets. He joined Actis in 2013 from McKinsey & Co where he was a Senior Expert for the infrastructure and utilities sectors. Before McKinsey, Philippe designed and built large projects at WorleyParsons in Singapore, following 18 years managing various utilities and developing international projects at Suez.

At Actis, Philippe focuses mainly on electricity businesses and large integrated utilities ( generation/transmission/distribution ) to improve performance and create value.

Philippe has a Master of Science (civil engineer) from Ecole Centrale and an MBA from ESSEC-Manheim.

 

About the Speakers:

  • Allard Nooy, Chief Executive Officer, INFRACO ASIA

Allard Nooy joined InfraCo Asia in mid-2013.  Allard has over 25 years of strategic executive leadership experience in the infrastructure sector in emerging markets in Asia. He has successfully led and acquired infrastructure, energy and environmental companies.

His previous roles include CEO of Jindal Aquasource (JITF Water Infrastructure Ltd) and Jindal Ecopolis (JITF Urban Infrastructure Ltd), in New Delhi, India; President Asia Pacific with Covanta Energy Corporation, the world’s largest Energy from Waste Company, in Shanghai, China; Regional Director Infrastructure Development and Director China with the Leighton Group in Asia, Australia’s largest engineering and contracting group, Regional Director Greater China at Thames Water International, the world’s third largest private water company, in Hong Kong SAR; and General Manager of Vermeer – Ballast Nedam, while based in Vietnam.

In addition to his full-time role at InfraCo Asia, Allard also lectures a Public Private Partnership Program at the Singapore Management University (SMU) and serves on the Board of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA). Allard holds a Bachelor of Science (Eng) in engineering management and an MBA in international business.

 

  • Olivier Duguet is the Chief Executive Officer of THE BLUE CIRCLE

Olivier is the CEO and co-founder of The Blue Circle. Prior to establishing The Blue Circle, he was the President of Nature Energies Photovoltaique between 2009 and 2011, which built a rooftop solar portfolio of 20MWp. Before that he founded Societe Francaise d’Eoliennes (SFE), the number one French wind IPP, in 2001. Here he held the position of CEO and Chairman until the time of exit in 2007 to the Italian utility company, Sorgenia Group. By this time the company had 125MW of wind projects and 20MW of hydro projects in operation and a total development pipeline of 1,000MW of wind projects in continental France and overseas territories.

Olivier holds a Master in Law from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and an MBA in Finance from Université Paris-Dauphine.

 
  • Samantha Campbell, Partner HOGAN LOVELLS LEE & LEE Singapore

Samantha is a partner in the Infrastructure, Energy and Resources Projects group at Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee in Singapore.

She has almost 20 years' experience in project and infrastructure finance and development in emerging and developing markets, across Europe, the ex-Soviet Union, Africa and Asia.  She has been resident in South- East Asia for almost 10 years and is also the co-managing partner of our Vietnam practice.

Samantha is known for delivering practical advice and completing complex cross border transactions against a backdrop of often vague or developing regulations in challenging jurisdictions in ASEAN, where she has worked on a number of first in type transactions, including in the renewable energy area. Her industry sector experience covers oil & gas and power, water and sanitation, expressways and other transport and logistics, as well as financial institutions.  

 

  • Lionel Steinitz, Chief Executive Officer, LYS ENERGY

Lionel Steinitz is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LYS Energy, a solar power producer (IPP) that builds, owns and operates solar PV Systems for commercial, industrial and public sites in the Asia Pacific region. 
In the last few years, he has been active in the renewable energy space through his own consultancy, advising governments, corporations and investors on project structuring, financial modelling, and renewable energy policy.

Prior to that, Lionel worked at ING Singapore as Director, Fixed Income Trading for G-10 with a portfolio over €100 million. He has over 10 years of experience as a derivatives trader and fixed income specialist.
Lionel has advised several governments and financial institutions and have overseen the development of over 250MWp of renewable energy projects across various technologies.

Lionel holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications and Artificial Intelligence from the Institut National des Telecommunications.

 

  •  Hugo Virag, Director of ASTRIS FINANCE

Mr. Hugo Virag has is Director of Astris Finance for Asia Pacific, a global and independent investment and project finance advisory group in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Before moving to Singapore in 2011, Hugo was senior manager of an infrastructure private equity fund sponsored by French Caisse des Depots et Consignations among other European financial institutions. Hugo started his career practicing law with M&A and project finance groups of international law firms. Hugo has 18-year of M&A & project finance experience, as principal, financial and legal advisor across Asia-Pacific and Europe.

His experience spans across real asset financing, with a specific focus on transportation, energy and renewable energy sectors currently advising international and regional developers in connection with the financing of several renewable energy projects in Asia, including Vietnam (wind and solar), regional (rooftop PV solar) and Japan (solar).

Hugo has received an MBA from the ESSEC & Mannheim Business Schools. He also graduated from the Law School of University of Virginia (USA). Hugo is the co-President of the Energy and Infrastructure Committee of the French Chamber of Commerce of Singapore. Astris is currently working as mandated financial advisor on a pipeline of deals across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, representing an aggregate investment in excess of USD 10 bn in a variety of sectors including renewable and conventional energy, transportation, environmental services, social infrastructure, and oil & gas.

 

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