International Renewable Energy Forum – 2018

6th and 7th of September in Vienna, Austria

Topics Dicussed


New European Climate and Energy Framework 2030


Insights on Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (Corporate PPA)


Market and Industry Trends in Renewable Energy and Emerging Markets


Best Practices in the field of offshore wind projects


Solar Financing Trends


Processing Waste into Clean Energy while Achieving 95% Municipal Waste Recycling


Climate Investments in Europe after Brexit


Access to finance for green investments


Project financing of renewable energy with and without long term price security


Find out the newest alternative financing tools


Renewable Energy Investment in Europe in Biomass

Thank You To All Our Speakers

Anna Chmielewska

European Bank

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Anna Chmielewska is the associate director and principal banker of the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development

Anna Bio
Main focus on Power, Energy specialization in energy and infrastructure, investments, and structured finance.

Sophie Dingenen

Bird & Bird

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Sophie Dingenen is part of Advocaat solicitor, for Netherlands, England, and Wales

Sophie Bio
Corporate & Projects Partner, Global Steering Committee Member Energy & Utilities, Co-Head of the International Renewables Group

Dr. Komendantova

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Senior Research Scholar, Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Program

Komendantova Bio
Dr. Komendantova is a coordinating participation of IIASA in the project ‘MENA Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories Energy for sustainable development

Andreas Gunst

DLA Piper

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Andreas is a England & Wales qualified Solicitor and Partner at DLA Piper

Andreas Bio

 Andreas is an energy, projects and finance practitioner qualified in England & Wales. His practice involves advising on renewable electricity generation projects, on corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) and renewables support schemes, and on the trade of renewable attribute certificates, such as GoOs, I-RECs and RECs. Most recently Andreas has advised on the establishment of the I-REC system and on the development of a market standard CPPA.”

Ranjan Moulik

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Ranjan Moulik is the Global Head of Power for Natixis

Ranjan Bio
Experienced project/export & acquisition finance professional with over 20 years of experience in conventional power, renewables (including CSP and offshore wind), infrastructure and transport.
Michael Sorger
CEER Sustainable Development Work Stream
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Michael Sorge is the Co-Chair of CEER Sustainable Development Work Stream

Hans Bio
MICHAEL SORGER is the Co-Chair of CEER Sustainable Development Work Stream Senior Expert – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency department
work priorities:
Market integration of renewables
Support of renewables – technical and economic aspects
Project management and preparation – green electricity report

Gregory Wilcox

OrbisTech, LLC
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Gregory Wilcox is the Director of OrbisTech, LLC

Gregory Bio

Hein Tonnaer

Clifford Chance

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Involved in all major project financing in renewables

Hein Bio
Hein Tonnaer specialises in project finance (with a focus on renewable energy) Mandates include all the major project financings in renewable energy (Borssele, Luchterduinen, NOP Agrowind, Gemini, three large onshore windfarms in Sweden and Westermeerwind) Hein also advised on the first umbrella project financing of 9 onshore windfarms for Eurus Energy Europe and is also involved in a number of PPP projects.

Rosario Piazzese

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Rosario Piazzese is the Vice President of International Federation of Green & Global ICT

Rosario Bio
A member of the anti-fraud association ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) working on standards for sustainable ICT and ICT Strategies

Allan Baker

Société Générale
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Alan Baker is the Managing Director, Global Head of Power

Allan Bio

Alan Baker has financed power projects in Europe, US, and Asia, green-field renewable energy, through gas and Clean energy sector, leading role in offshore wind sector and a Financial Advisor to a floating wind project.

Yaroslav Petrov

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Yaroslav is the Co-Chair of the Fuel & Energy Committee at European Business Association

Yaroslav Bio

Yaroslav focuses on energy law projects (oil & gas, electricity, renewable energy, and energy efficiency) as well as dispute resolution (international arbitration, and commercial litigation)

Hubert Fechner
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
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Hubert Fechner is the Head of Master Renewable Urban Energy Systems
Director of Renewable Energy

Hubert Bio
  • Study of electrical engineering / energy technology 
  • Study Environmental Management at the DU Krems (MAS)
  • Studies in Organizational Development at the University of Klagenfurt, IFF (MSc)

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The Event took place at Mercure Wien Westbahnhof which is centrally located and just a few steps away from the railway station Westbhanhof 

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