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#REINVEST2018 Programme: Session Details


Friday 5 October, 2018 1200 - 1330 IST HALL 4B Session Coordinators

Technical Session: Financing Challenges

Mr K S Popli
C&MD, IREDA
E: cmd@ireda.in
T: +91 9899222277
Ms Kuhoo Saxena
E: kuhoo.saxena@cii.in
T: +91 9871933272

Energy security, exploitation of available clean energy potential, meeting sustainable development goals and reducing dependence on fossil fuels are some of the objectives that have driven major developing economies to transform the business as usual economy to a more sustainable economy.  However, access and availability of suitable financing options has remained a major challenge. 

The price / kWh for RE has fallen across the global in last few years and has reached grid parity in many geographies.  However, this has not been able to address all the challenges in financing RE.  As the penetration of RE increases globally, various new threats and challenges are posed in financing the technology. Therefore, the objective of this session will be to discuss the challenges and risks associated with renewable energy sector and their possible mitigation measures to facilitate the smooth development of the RE sector.

Discussion Points

  • What challenges do investors face while investing in renewables globally?
  • What is the policy support required for better flow of investments.
  • What are the cost effective mechanisms which can be provided to central and state governments to ensure better flow of investment for renewables in India.
  • What are the innovative financial solutions to overcome the barriers to financing renewables in the Indian context.
  • With constantly falling prices for RE, what financing challenges bankers face.

Panel Format
Welcome Address
Moderated Panel Discussion
Audience Q&A
Concluding Remarks
 

Angus McCrone

Angus McCrone

Chief Editor
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Ashok Haldia

Ashok Haldia

Former Managing Director
PTC India Financial Services Ltd

Bruce Hogg

Bruce Hogg

Head, Power & Renewables
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

David Rasquinha

David Rasquinha

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Export-Import Bank of India

Douglass Sims

Douglass Sims

Director and Senior Advisor, Green Finance Center
Natural Resources Defense Council

Michael Eckhart

Michael Eckhart

Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Fina
Citigroup, Inc.

Pradeep Monga

Pradeep Monga

Deputy Executive Secretary
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Sean Kidney

Sean Kidney

Chief Executive Officer
Climate Bonds Initiative

Sindoor Mittal

Sindoor Mittal

Vice Chairperson
AVAADA Group

Tomas Kåberger

Tomas Kåberger

Executive Board Chairman
Renewable Energy Institute