24th June 2019

The Ukrainian Renewables Forum

The Energy Institute, London

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In late April much-anticipated legislation was passed, which will see Ukraine move to an auction model from the green tariff. Hear the views of key officials, legislators, investors and developers at the Forum

Introduction

Ukraine’s renewables sector is attracting unprecedented levels of investment in large-scale projects with major domestic business groups being joined by international strategic investors from Norway, Canada, the UK and Spain, amongst others.

With a planned switch next year from the green tariff to an auction-based quota system, there is a sense that the timing for investment in the sector is right, as Ukraine looks to raise the share of renewables in its energy mix to the ambitious levels outlined in its National Energy Strategy.

The Ukrainian Renewables Forum in London has been convened to bring together current renewables project developers in Ukraine, both local and international, with leading renewables financiers, advisors and project sponsors from the UK, Europe and North America.

Topics, which be addressed by an expert panel include:

  • Ukrainian renewables in a global and European context and investor appetite for Ukrainian renewables projects
  • An overview of the significant growth of renewables capacity. What are the most reliable forecasts for future growth?
  • How the crossover from the green tariff to auctions will work and how they will establish clear and transparent market rules.
  • Practicalities and procedures for the purchase of quotas via auction
  • The appetite of major financial institutions for Ukrainian renewable projects. How do lenders view the bankability and risks?
  • Accessing international credit and debt markets to finance investment in Renewable Energy Sources

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join all the leading project developers, officials and stakeholders, together with their international counterparts, for a unique insight into one of Europe’s fastest growing renewables markets.

Programme

  • 08:30   Registration and coffee

  • 09:30   Session 1: Setting The Scene: The Growth Of Renewables In The Ukrainian Power Generation Mix

    • Progress report on the pace of Ukraine’s renewable energy development within the framework of international obligations and the National Energy Strategy and next steps to achieve renewable energy goals
    • An overview of the significant growth of renewables capacity. What are the most reliable forecasts for future growth?
    • The position of renewables in the new liberalised electricity market
    • How the crossover from the green tariff to auctions will work and how they will establish clear and transparent market rules.
    • Practicalities and procedures for the purchase of quotas via auction
    • The role of the new guaranteed buyer and the execution of power purchase agreements

     

  • 11:00   Morning refreshments

  • 11:30   Session 2: Case Studies And Market Analysis From The Leading Renewables Developers Operating In Ukraine

    • Case studies of projects in development and the pipeline for future projects from leading international and domestic developers
    • What feedback have developers had from lenders and suppliers regarding current and future projects and how are developers adapting their strategies towards site selection and financing options
    • An overview of developing renewables projects in Ukraine: planning, construction, commissioning though to full build-out / operations
    • Does the political environment impact investment decisions? Risk management and financial models
    • Best approaches to receiving technical and permitting documentation, grid connection design and adjustment, development and commissioning of first stage. Access to the grid and the availability of transmission connection capacity.
    • Deal structuring, tenders for equipment and EPC and funding arrangements.
    • Focus on environmental protection and Corporate Social Responsibility. Working with local communities
  • 13:00   Lunch

  • 14:15   Session 3: Appraising The Financing Options For Developing Renewables Projects In Ukraine

    • The appetite of major financial institutions for Ukrainian renewable projects. How do lenders view the bankability and risks?
    • Accessing international credit and debt markets to finance investment in Renewable Energy Sources
    • Latest investments in renewables and current criteria for project financing
    • Impact of the sovereign rating and macroeconomic environment on finance-raising
    • Green bonds as a means to finance the pipeline of renewable projects in the country
    • The role of the IFIs in driving the growth of the sector
    • Export credit agencies and their role in facilitating financing from external credit markets
  • 15:45   Afternoon refreshments

  • 16:15   Session 4: Panel Discussion - Ukraine In A Global Context. Competing For Developers And Projects

    • Ukrainian renewables in a global and European context and investor appetite for Ukrainian renewables projects
    • Overview of renewables potential and what the implications are for other energy sources in the mix
    • Drawing on the auction model in other countries and lessons learned. Will it provide stability, predictability and a sufficiently quick ROI?
    • Finance experts’ views on the best structures to finance and deliver projects
    • Where do the next opportunities lie? The outlook for introducing the latest innovations, such as floating solar farms, as well as offshore wind and hydro
    • Biogas and biomass – harnessing the opportunities for this major agricultural producer

     

  • 17:30   Evening reception

Speakers

Yuliya Kovaliv

Head,
Office of National Investment Council of Ukraine

Olga Bielkova

Deputy Head, Fuel & Energy Committee,
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Mykhaylo Blyznyuk

Deputy Minister of Energy & Coal Industry of Ukraine

Joar Viken

Chief Executive Officer,
NBT

Philipp Leckebusch

Chief Executive Officer,
DTEK Renewables

Sergiy Savchuk

Head,
State Agency for Energy Efficiency & Energy Saving of Ukraine

Dr Nina Skorupska

Chief Executive,
UK Renewable Energy Association

Terje Pilskog

Executive Vice President, Project Development & Project Finance,
Scatec Solar

Narek Harutyunyan

Founder & CEO,
Rengy Development

Vitaliy Radchenko

Partner,
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Evgen Variagin

Chief Executive Officer,
Solar Chernobyl

Roman Matkiwsky

Director, Energy & Infrastructure,
Black Sea Trade & Development Bank

Oleksiy Feliv

Managing Partner,
INTEGRITES

Mats Lundin

Director, Celynx AG /
Chairman of the Board, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency

Ruslan Bozhko

Managing Partner,
Astra Capital Group

Mykhailo Bechkalo

Deputy Director,
UkraineInvest

Alper Tuncer

Managing Partner, Emsolt Investments /
Board Member, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency

Cecilia L’Ecluse

Solar Analyst, Europe,
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Peter Gish

Co-Founder & Principal,
Ukraine Power Resources

Benjamin Fischer

Area Sales Manager, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Central Asia,
Fronius International

Teimour Bagirov

Independent Member of the Supervisory Board,
UKRGASBANK

Andrea Viaro

Head, Technical Service & Product Management,
JinkoSolar

Yuriy Katser

Director, Head of Legal Services,
KPMG Ukraine

Sergey Makhin

Portfolio Manager,
VR Capital Group

Jason Pellmar

Regional Manager, Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova,
International Finance Corporation

Joel Baranowski

Senior Counsel,
EBRD

Daragh Duffy

Project Developer,
Khmelnitsky Bio Power Plant

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