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German Renewables Summit 2019

Wednesday 12 June 2019
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Aurora was delighted to host the first German Renewables Summit on Wednesday 12 June in Berlin, where we gathered key decision makers from industry, investors, developers, and regulation to assess the future of renewables in Germany.

Sustained technology cost declines, rising power prices and competition have now allowed the economics of renewables to work without government support, indicated by zero bids and announcements of installations outside the EEG. This challenges today’s investment strategy, financing and commercialisation of wind and solar. During the event we discussed how the regulator can facilitate the transition to merchant renewables and the role of PPAs.

We believe that attendees left with fresh perspectives to inform their own strategy for the post-EEG era. In this focused, half day session, key topics were underlined by original analysis and forecasting by Aurora and perspectives from leading figures in industry, finance and scientific research.

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German Renewables Summit 2019 Speakers

Thomas Bareiß - Parliamentary Secretary of State, BMWi
Volker Malmen - Country Manager , Ørsted Germany
Marie-Luise Pörtner - Managing Director, BayWa r.e. Wind
Stefan Kapferer - Chairman , BDEW
Berthold Bonanni - Head of the Energy Unit, Commerzbank AG
Catrin Jung - Director Market Development, Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH
Benedikt Messner - Senior Vice President, Uniper Global Commodities
Thorsten Lenck - Projektleiter, Agora Energiewende



12.30 – Registration, light lunch & coffee

13.30 – 13.45: Welcome & Aurora insights: the transition to merchant renewables and the respective role of PPAs

13.45 – 14.10: Keynote: Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

14.10 – 14.20: Keynote: BDEW’s three pillar model – Stefan Kapferer, BDEW

14.20 – 15.15: Panel: Policies and best practices for the post-subsidy era in Germany

Speaker: Marie-Luise Pörtner, BayWa r.e., Stefan Kapferer, BDEW, Thorsten Lenck, Agora Energiewende, Volker Malmen, Ørsted

15.15 – 15.50: Coffee and networking break

15.50 – 16.45: Aurora Insight & Panel: Renewable PPAs – who can best manage the risk and what´s a fair value for PPAs?

Speaker: Catrin Jung, Vattenfall, Berthold Bonanni, Commerzbank, Maximilian Uibeleisen, Ashurst

16.45 – 18.15: Drinks reception and networking sponsored by First Solar

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