WElink Energy’s Business Development Executive Juan Manual Presa today took part in the first panel session at DNV-GL’s conference, focusing on financing and developing energy projects in the new unsubsidised era in Spain and Portugal.
The energy sector in Spain and Portugal is entering a new phase for the positive development of renewables which is partly helped by policies such as Portugal’s 60-percent renewables share in its electricity production by 2020.
DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company and held this timely conference in the Spanish capital Madrid. The conference objective was to debate the financing of renewable energy projects (focused on wind and solar photovoltaic) in the current regulatory framework after the latest changes and Spanish renewable auctions. Key areas of analysis included discussions around the opportunities and risks from the financial point of view and the new business models according to the evolution of technology in the sector.
Juan offered WElink’s views on the financing structures that can be expected for projects subject to the current economic frameworks in Spain and Portugal, such as income volatility and market risk, and how WElink is leading the sector in unsubsidised renewable projects.
Panel members included:
- Juan Felipe Fernandez (Caixabank)
- Miguel angel Amores (Triodos Bank)
- Josep Montañes (Sabadell)
- Javier Puché (DNV GL)
- Maria García (BlackRock)
- Juan Manuel Presa (WElink Energy)
- Antonio Sa Costa (APREN – Asociación Portuguesa de Energias Renovables)