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

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Giovanni Terranova

Managing Partner
Bluefield
Giovanni Terranova

Giovanni Terranova is a founder and is one of the three managing partners. He is an energy finance specialist having worked in banking, advisory and private equity since 2000, with a particular focus on energy and renewables since 2005. Giovanni has participated in the funding of over £6.4 billion of energy transactions globally. He has been involved in over £1.3 billion of UK and European solar energy transactions at, and prior to founding, Bluefield. Giovanni’s previous responsibilities include investment director at Foresight Group, taking a leading role in the project financing of the solar energy portfolio for the Foresight European Solar Fund. Giovanni previously worked in the Energy Group at Fortis Bank where he focussed on renewable energies and was instrumental in establishing the Bank’s competence centre in solar energy. Giovanni has as MBA from Luiss School of Management, Rome, and an MSc in Power Engineering.

09:10
 - 09:50
Keynote Panel Discussion
COMMODITIES, CAPEX, CAPITAL & CONFIDENCE: HOW HAVE 2021 HEADWINDS AFFECTED THE INDUSTRY?

2021 saw global headwinds have a direct and expensive impact on the solar industry as supply chain constraints and materials prices rose dramatically. This has led to some project delays and investors re-working the economics in their projects. In this panel, we ask specifically what impact this has had on investor confidence.

  • Hindsight is 2021 but what have we learnt?
  • Volatility was everywhere in 2021 and we saw gas and oil prices rise alongside other key commodities and – crucially – equipment and services for projects, what is the long-term outlook and how have these changed project economics?
  • Are we ready if interest rates increase?
  • There is often talk about a “wave” of capital and we have seen the relationship shift between investor and developer – where is this wave headed and how can developers ensure ongoing access to capital?
  • Has the cost of capital or investor expectations changed?

Moderated By

, Partner
, EY
, CFO
, Sonnedix
, CIO
, Blue Elephant Energy
, Partner
, Everwood Capital
, Managing Partner & CIO
, NextEnergy Capital
, Managing Partner
, Bluefield