|08:00 – 09:00||
Registration and networking breakfast
|09:00 – 09:05||
|09:05 – 09:20||
EVs: a global outlook
|09:20 – 10:30||
Panel – Evolving business models for EV infrastructure
In the burgeoning EV charging market, a wide range of technology offerings have emerged: slower chargers for homes and businesses, rapid chargers for supermarkets and other destinations, and ultra-fast chargers on motorway networks and at service stations. Yet at the same time, business models are still relatively nascent, ranging from equipment sales to the provision of charging services for a fee. And all this is occurring at a time when new companies are entering the market.
Moderator: Jon McNair, Head of Analysis, inspiratia
|10:30 – 11:15||
|11:15 – 11:30||
|11:30 – 12:30||
Panel – Funding EV infrastructure
2018 was a breakthrough year in the EV charging sector. A host of energy companies made significant inroads in the space – including E.ON, Innogy, Vattenfall, Total and BP. Meanwhile, deals by the likes of Meridiam, Zouk, CPPIB and GIC proved there is a role for financial investors. The sector will require billions of dollars of investment in the medium-term – but what kind of funding strategy is best suited to the sector and how will it change over time as the market matures?
Moderator: Andrew Leedom, Senior Associate, inspiratia
|12:30 – 13:30||
|13:30 – 14:00||
Q&A – V2G
|14:00 – 15:15||
Panel – Creating a decentralised grid
Electricity is no longer the preserve of large utilities. In 2019, electricity can be generated – and stored – on a domestic and commercial scale. But what does the rise of these ‘prosumers’ mean for the wider system? And how can the grid cope with the demand from EVs?
Moderator: Marco Dell’Aquila, Chairman, inspiratia/Johns Hopkins University
|15:15 – 15:45||
|15:45 – 16:55||
Panel – Battery storage
The rapid buildout of renewable energy has brought into sharp focus the vital role of battery storage in an increasingly intermittent system. The asset class is evolving at pace and, in the absence of contracted revenues, many owners are pursuing merchant business models. Today, not only is low-risk infrastructure-type equity capital actively chasing battery deals, so too is debt. But in an ever-changing energy industry, how can investors make money while also avoiding oversaturating the market?
Moderator: Alex Blackburne, Head of Renewables, inspiratia
|16:55 – 17:00||