Programme Overview

08:45 - 09:20          Registration

09:20 - 10:50          A1: State of the Nation: a review of the UK PPA market

Latest trends in the UK PPA market and lessons learnt from sector leaders.

Our commitment to net zero is shared between individuals, business and government. As businesses and public bodies look at how to respond to this climate emergency, PPAs look set to grow rapidly. This session looks at progress so far and next steps.


  • Chris Hewett, CEO, Solar Trade Association 

  • Hugh McNeal, CEO, RenewableUK


  • Ana Barillas, Principle, Aurora

  • Susan Baker, Associate Director, Climate, Environment & Sustainability, techUK

  • Phil Dominy, Director: Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure, EY

  • Matthew Fell, Chief UK Policy Director, CBI

  • Natasha Luther-Jones, Partner and Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector, DLA Piper

  • Luca Pedretti, COO & Co-Founder of Pexapark AG, Pexapark


10:50 - 11:30          Break

11:30 - 12:45          A2: Corporate PPAs - new signings and sector progress update

New UK corporate PPA signings and latest developments

More and more businesses are signing PPAs as they look to deliver on their RE100 and wider sustainability commitments. The last year has seen high profile sign-ups to 100% renewable power.


  • Lars Meckenstock, Director Asset Commercialisation, RWE

  • TBC, Anglian Water 

B2: Table led discussions on Public Sector PPA's and other topics hosted by industry experts.

  • 1. EY - Experience in running public PPA competitive tender processes
    Phil Dominy, Director: Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure

  • 2. Laser - Public Sector Ownership of Renewable Assets
    Kane Stockwell, Low Carbon Contracting Lead

12:45 - 14:00          Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 15:15         A3: Public Sector PPAs and our Climate Emergency

More and more public bodies are responding to the climate emergency and looking afresh at how PPAs can help

 With more and more local authorities and other public bodes taking action on reducing their direct and indirect climate impacts, public sector PPAs and direct investment into renewables projects has emerged as a hot topic for 2020.


  • Nigel Hartnup, Director of Energy, Laser Energy

  • Jason Torrance, Policy Director, UK100

  • Carolyn McKenzie, Head of Sustainable Business & Communities, Kent County Council

  • Richard Murphy, Managing Director, TEC


B3: Table led discussions on Corporate PPA's and other topics hosted by industry experts. 

  • 1. EY - Experience in running private PPA competitive tender processes
    Phil DominyDirector: Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure

  • 2. ScottishPower - Delivering PPAs for all customers: bridging and aggregationTaylor McKenzie, Origination & Offtake Analyst

  • 3. Green Accelerator - Topic TBC
    Alastair Carrington


  • 4. RWE - Structured PPAs and potential benefits for corporates. Working with alternative pricing and volume structures. Peter Urlings, Energy Marketing Europe – Team Lead Energy Marketing Europe Tobias Beyer, Energy Marketing Europe – Structured PPAs & Origination

  • 5. Pexapark - What are the hindrances to corporate PPAs in GB and other European marketsRichard Boydell, Senior PPA Transaction Manager (Pexapark’s Advisory Team) 

  • 6. RE100 - What are the merits and drawbacks of onsite generation and purchasing REGOs?Aleksandra Klassen, Senior Impact Manager

  • 7. ​LightSource BP - What are the opportunities for innovation to optimise volume and price risk allocation in CPPAs?
    Zosia Riesner, Head of UK PPA

  • 8. Zeigo What is the role of technology and aggregation in unlocking access to renewable energy?Natasha Morgan, Head of Growth

  • 9. RES Topic TBC


15:15 - 15:45          Break and Networking

15:45 - 17:00          A4: International PPA developments

The UK is only one of a number of rapidly growing PPA markets. Here we compare and contrast to other leading European markets.


  • Juan Pablo Cerda, Founder & CEO, Zeigo

  • Caroline Gilpin, PPA Origination Manager, RES

  • Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, RE100

  • Zosia Riesner, Head of UK PPA, Lightsource BP

17:00 - 17:10          Conference Close and Thanks

17:15 - 18:30          Drinks Reception



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