Director. Kim Keats Martínez is a director at EKON , overseeing market modelling initiatives. Kim started his career in economic consulting at London Economics in 1995 and joined the new London office of ICF International in 2000. Joined IPA Energy + Water Economics (now known as IPA Advisory ) in 2007 developing and leading the transaction team based in London until the end of 2014 when he relocated full time to Madrid. Joined K4K Training & Advisory S.L. in March 2015 launching its advisory business and EKON since October 2015. His primary focus on the preparation of market studies to support and inform financing, refinancing, IPOs and M&A of power, fuel and water desalination projects in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the Americas covering both conventional and renewable generation technologies on behalf of major international project developers, financiers and fuel suppliers. Much of this has relied on his expertise in preparing bespoke models to forecast prices, dispatch and capacity expansion. Over the past 14 years, Kim has supported the successful completion of 43GW and 496MIGD of capacity with a transaction value of more than USD29 billion. He has worked in Spain and Portugal since 1998 advising on a variety of thermal and renewables projects and for different clients. Last year he collaborated with EKON on a series of assignments looking at valuing the assets of EON’s portfolio in Iberia. Until recently, Kim was a partner of the Electricity Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge (UK) and still contributes to industry periodicals, conferences and workshops. Kim holds a Masters in Economics (with distinction) from the University of London and is bilingual English-Spanish.
We’re in the middle of a gas crisis which is forcing power prices up. Other factors such as extreme weather and high penetration of intermittent power in some markets are also having an impact on power prices. How might this play out in the long term and how should investors factor these into future project development? Are these a long-term trend and how much can they serve as an offset to higher CAPEX? This session will delve into: