1-2 February 2023 | Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London UK    #SFIEurope


Aldo Beolchini

Managing Partner & CIO
NextEnergy Capital

Aldo joined NextEnergy Capital in February 2008 initially as Chief Financial Officer and developed the firm’s extensive experience in designing and executing innovative financing and investment structures. He then took on the role of Chief Investment Officer, leading and co-ordinating all investment and development activities of the Firm.  Prior to this, he spent almost ten years at Morgan Stanley, lastly as a vice president in the London Investment Banking Department, and served as Lieutenant Officer at the Academy of Guardia di Finanza corps in Italy. Aldo is Chairman of the investment committees of NextEnergy Solar Fund, NextPower III and Starlight, as well as a Trustee of the NextEnergy Foundation.

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Keynote Panel Discussion
Energy Security, Supply Chain Constraints and the Energy Transition

Within the EU, cumulative capacity has risen from 104GW to 162GW over the past three years. That is equivalent to an annual growth rate of 15%, but the next four years of additions could fall short in several key EU countries.

IEA estimates show around $975bn was invested into power in 2022 (as of late June 2022) but this represents an under-investment compared to the $1.2tn needed to achieve governments’ carbon reduction policies and pales next to the $2tn needed to reach net zero. We’ve seen larger funds being gathered and global fund managers moving renewables up their list of priorities. In this session, we will hear from some of the largest fund managers about how they think we can scale up investment needed to hit net zero.

  • How can the renewables industry rise to meet demand for energy and REPower EU targets?
  • How will the cost of raw materials and their availability affect the economics of solar and storage moving forward?
  • Which key raw materials might be subject to shortages?
  • Will limits on the global supply chain put the march to net zero at risk?
  • What investors and governments could do next to ensure a stable transition
  • Network capacity, curtailment, bottlenecks and delays - developing a solid plan to deal with these issues
, Head of the Power Sector Unit for the World Energy Outlook (WEO)
, International Energy Agency (IEA)
, Managing Partner / CEO
, Glennmont Partners
, Managing Partner & CIO
, NextEnergy Capital

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