QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021 - Speakers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU5VcIQbEag&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg; Claude Begle - SymbioSwiss (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 19:18; As a former Member of the Swiss Parliament National Council and the Foreign Policy Commission. Dr. Begle is a politician with a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. With extensive experience in public policy, regulatory aspects, and PPPs Dr. Begle Leads numerous high-profile initiatives in energy efficiency and projects with positive environmental and social impact. In his speech, Dr. Béglé will address the question of the supply of green energy as a part of the SDG pluri-disciplinary approach. He will stress the need for bondage between the various goals, as well as between R&D, innovation and venture capital.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXM1Ydq0Z-Q&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=3; Nicole Vermeulen - Shell (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 18:24; Nicole has over 15 years of commercial and international experience in different parts of the energy sector, such as Utilities, Renewables (solar and wind), and Oil & Gas. She has delivered projects (up to 2bln USD) in challenging and complex environments, including acquisition & integration projects. Currently, she is the supply chain manager of green hydrogen in Shell and responsible for the contracting and procurement of one of the largest planned green hydrogen plants worldwide. With its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner Shell is initiating a myriad of green energy projects and initiatives across the whole value chain. Nicole provides us with an overview of different technologies in hydrogen production, information on where the hydrogen market is heading, and why Green Hydrogen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQVuEowTVRU&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=9; Stephen Crolius - President of Ammonia Energy Association (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 17:54; Stephen has 35 years of experience as a business strategy professional at the Boston Consulting Group. He served as a senior staff member at the Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative from 2006 to 2013.
Mr. Crolius is President and Co-Founder of Carbon-Neutral Consulting and President of the Ammonia Energy Association. He is also Co-Director of the Vehicle-to-Grid EV School Bus Initiative.. Carbon-Neutral Consulting provides business strategy counsel to companies who are addressing opportunities and challenges related to the energy transition. The firm's expertise is centered on electricity and hydrogen (and relevant derivatives) as key constituents of a sustainable energy economy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v0gvcVmYYs&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=6; Kiran Jethwa - Managing Partner at Fumase (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 22:19; Kiran Jethwa is the Managing Partner of Fumase LLC. & Fumase (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Kiran is an active supporter of innovative business models that incorporate economic, social & environmental Triple Bottom Line strategies.
A serial entrepreneur and a veteran marketing professional with over 20+ years of experience in the high-tech and renewable energy industry. Kiran has also contributed as the investor chair for California and a mentor in "Cleantech Open" - the largest clean technology competition in the USA & globally. His company, Fumase, is an Asset Management & Asset Development company based out of USA & Malaysia with a focus on Renewable Energy, Water & Waste sectors, and geographic focus on South East Asia & Indian Sub-Continent.
Kiran will cover the following topics:
- Typical investor evaluation of projects
- ESG Integration - Quadruple Bottom Line Model
- A holistic approach to Green Energy Projects
- Multiple uses of land
- Challenges of developing Green Hydrogen projects.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMSJls-ypKA&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=3; Vincent Bakker - Entoria Energy (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 23:08; Vincent Bakker has 12 years of energy investment experience. Starting his career at Royal Dutch Shell, he worked in Netherlands, Kazakhstan and Singapore in large M&A, complex capital projects and government negotiations. He has co-founded Asia’s first renewable energy investment platform. He heads the finance function at Entoria Energy, an international renewable energy developer. He regularly speaks at industry events and mentors renewable energy startups.
Vincent will discuss:
- The IRR challenge – can renewables be profitable with ever-lower prices
- Increasing panel prices yet ever-lower power auctions are eating away profits
- Where will the yield improvement in solar come from
- Renewable project economics, drivers and where the yield improvements will come from.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrtAjj5-Owc&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=5; Angela Melkonian - Scatec (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 20:02; Angela is an experienced professional in the Renewable Energy Industry in the MENAWA market. She is currently a Senior Project Development Manager for MENAWA region at Scatec, where she has contributed to the winning of a 300MW project in Tunisia and 525MW solar BOO in Iraq. Scatec is a Norwegian company and leading renewable power producer with almost $25bln market capitalization. As a long-term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns, and operates solar, wind, and hydropower plants and storage solutions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szpCuE236Ck&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=4; Niyazi Mete Saraçoğlu - Meridiam (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 21:30; Mete has joined Meridiam in 2013, since then he has worked in the development and financial structuring of numerous infrastructure projects in Europe and Africa, particularly in renewable energy, healthcare, and transport sectors. He is currently based in Dakar, Senegal as Senior Vice-President of Development for West Africa. Meridiam is a global investor and asset manager specialized in developing, financing, and managing long-term public infrastructure projects with $18 billion of assets under management.
Mete will talk about:
- Investor's perspective for developers and initiators of green energy projects in emerging markets
- What level of maturity most professional investors would expect to see in a project presented to consider investing time and resources
- What would be the right time in the development phase to start approaching professional developers and investors
- Key bankability elements to be aware of the absence of which would jeopardize the financing of a project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPkI27UtI0Y&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=8; Hamza Al Jefri - Masdar, Sharjah Waste to Energy Company (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 16:51; Hamza has spent nearly a decade in the clean energy sector, exclusively leading and working on innovative and landmark projects in the UAE. He was previously seconded by Masdar to another pioneering project taking up the position of a Project Manager at Abu Dhabi Carbon Capture Company – Al Reyadah. There, he supported the execution of the world's first iron and steel carbon capture project in Mussafah. Now Hamza is heading the Sharjah Waste to Energy Company. With almost $20bln combined value invested in global projects and 10.7 GW of installed and under development gross capacity, Masdar is developing & deploying commercial-scale renewable energy projects, leading sustainable urban development & advancing clean-tech innovation worldwide.
Hamza will talk about:
- Development of Sharjah Waste to Energy Project as the first commercial IPP project in the GCC Region
- Practical lessons learned from investing in and building waste to energy projects - what works, what doesn't
- Challenges in development and construction of Waste to Energy Projects
- Strategies to de-risk your Waste to Energy Project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkHUA6Mp5Uc&list=PLXPrt3M2RwpSYcHJy9963pyNEeBLIr_Yg&index=7; Mikhail Nikomarov - Bushveld Energy (QPQ Green Energy Summit 2021); 16:51; Over 15 years of international business experience in energy and finance, including as CEO and co-founder of Bushveld Energy since 2015. Seven years with McKinsey & Company in Moscow and Johannesburg, advising national governments, utilities, and manufacturers on growth strategy and policy and leading operational turnarounds in the energy sector. Three years as Portfolio Manager at Sovereign Bank, USA (now Santander Bank). Chairman of the Board, South African Energy Storage Association. Chair, Energy Storage Committee, Vanitec (the global association of vanadium producers). Bushveld Energy aims to transform Africa by addressing the continent's greatest obstacle to faster growth and industrialization: reliable electricity supply. By providing distributed, utility-scale energy storage solutions and finally harnessing Africa's near-unlimited renewable energy potential.
Mikhail will talk about:
- Global trends in stationary energy storage
- Overview of energy storage market
- Trend towards long-duration applications
- Spike in investment and M&A into energy storage
- Growing interest in non-lithium based storge technologies
- Role(s) for hydrogen in energy storage.