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Baringa Energy Events

Join us for the next energy event in your region, meet with leaders from the Energy, Water and Resources sector, hear from those who have shaped the sector and those who are about to change the energy industry, explore the latest innovations and discuss potential use cases.

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Upcoming events

Future Energy Leaders Forum | London (UK)

28 March 2019

At our next Future Energy Leaders event, on Thursday 28 March, we will welcome Sara Bell, Founder and CEO of Tempus Energy, who will speak about energy system innovation.

We also welcome Ian Peters, who held numerous leadership positions in energy and financial services throughout his career. Ian will be speaking with David Hatcher about his career, and the developments he has seen in the sector.

Please let us know if you would like to join us: FutureEnergyleaders@baringa.com.

Operational Excellence and Digitalisation in Trading | Düsseldorf (Germany)

2 April 2019

Join us for Baringa's fireside chat on Operational Excellence and Digitalisation in Trading.

This is a networking and thought leader event to discuss the hot topics of Process Excellence and Automation as well as the implications of implementing Algorithmic Trading strategies. Hear from very experienced peers, explore latest innovations and discuss potential use cases while making new connections.

Please let us know if you would like to join by emailing enquiries@baringa.com

 

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | New York (USA)

22 May 2019

Where to Invest in 2019 is a global series of events in collaboration with Energy Estate and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The transformation of the energy sector is dynamic, all-encompassing and presents investors with many opportunities…and challenges. Our Where to Invest in Energy series is designed to give you a unique perspective on local and global energy markets.

We will be discussing:

  • The 10 investment predictions and why
  • The next big markets globally for solar, onshore wind and offshore wind
  • The options for “green firming”
  • Moving from single investments to diversified portfolios
  • Merchant risk – lessons learned from global markets
  • Behind-the-meter opportunities and ESCOs
  • Hydrogen eco-system – is 2019 too soon to invest?

Please let us know if you would like to join by emailing enquiries@baringa.com

Past events

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | Melbourne (Australia)

7 March 2019

Where to Invest in 2019 is a global series of events in collaboration with Energy Estate and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The transformation of the energy sector is dynamic, all-encompassing and presents investors with many opportunities…and challenges. Our Where to Invest in Energy series is designed to give you a unique perspective on local and global energy markets.

We will be discussing:

  • The 10 investment predictions and why
  • The next big markets globally for solar, onshore wind and offshore wind
  • The options for “green firming”
  • Moving from single investments to diversified portfolios
  • Merchant risk – lessons learned from global markets
  • Behind-the-meter opportunities and ESCOs
  • Hydrogen eco-system – is 2019 too soon to invest?

Please let us know if you would like to join by emailing enquiries@baringa.com.

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | Sydney (Australia)

5 March 2019

Where to Invest in 2019 is a global series of events in collaboration with Energy Estate and Norton Rose Fulbright.

The transformation of the energy sector is dynamic, all-encompassing and presents investors with many opportunities…and challenges. Our Where to Invest in Energy series is designed to give you a unique perspective on local and global energy markets.

We will be discussing:

  • The 10 investment predictions and why
  • The next big markets globally for solar, onshore wind and offshore wind
  • The options for “green firming”
  • Moving from single investments to diversified portfolios
  • Merchant risk – lessons learned from global markets
  • Behind-the-meter opportunities and ESCOs
  • Hydrogen eco-system – is 2019 too soon to invest?

Please let us know if you would like to join by emailing enquiries@baringa.com

Where and How to Invest in Energy in 2019 | London (UK)

16 January 2019

Together with Norton Rose Fulbright and Energy Estate we explore investment opportunities in Energy for the coming year.

We are expecting debates and contributions on topics such as moving from single tech investments to diversified portfolios, offshore wind in APAC, and investment opportunities in Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam; the decline of firming power; the importance of quality of power; merchant Risk – how and where to offset against a portfolio; connecting capital projects and customers; hydrogen fuel cells; the role of large energy users, and behind-the-meter.  

Future Energy Leaders Forum | London (UK)

6 November 2018

This second event in the series was dedicated to digital innovation.

We welcomed Jo Cox, Commercial Director, Centrica Connected Home (Hive) who spoke with David Hatcher, Senior Partner at Baringa, and took us on Hive’s start-up journey: the company’s aspiration is to bring technology and excitement into energy. Five years after launch, Hive now has over 1.5m customers who use the family of smart products and services. This success is down to the fact that Centrica spotted early on that technology would allow consumers to control their home energy management, an aspect they had very little influence over in the past. This, and the fact that smart technology has completely changed consumer behaviour presented a huge opportunity. Jo also emphasised the importance of gaining consumers’ trust and how established organisations have a huge advantage over start-ups in this field. As speed of innovation increases and resource limitations create boundaries for what can be done within an organisation, strong partnerships and ecosystems are key. Jo’s conclusion “The key is not what you sell but how it all links together.”

David Ferguson, Head of Digital Innovation, EDF shared his thoughts on the impact the ‘next wave’ of digital technologies will have on the energy sector, and illustrated this with AI-augmented engineers, digital twins that help prepare for engineering tasks, and neural networks and deep learning technologies that allow EDF to create an inventory of a power station with the push of a button. He explained how ‘unapologetically technology-driven organisations’ embed innovation in their organisations: they learn how to master the technology and then seek possible applications and use cases. David’s outlook into the future was that humans need to work out how to work alongside automation and technology, and leverage it for those tasks where technology has an advantage. We must however concentrate on, and perfect those tasks where we have an advantage over technology, such as collaboration and creativity.

 

Future Energy Leaders Forum | London (UK)

5 June 2018

Blockchain was at the centre of our inaugural event, and we welcomed Jojo Hubbart, COO of Electron.

She revealed a side of blockchain technology that we may not have seen before and outlined the technology’s collaboration potential across the energy sector. Given the increasingly fragmented nature of our market, this collaboration requires a coordination of data frameworks, an alignment on new market rules, a shared vision of maximising the flexibility inherent in new energy assets – and just as importantly, we need to map out the journey to get there.

Tony Cocker, former Chief Executive and Chairman of E.ON, took us on a journey through the ‘three timescales of change’ that he had observed in the industry: the 90’s characterised by privatisations, energy liberalisation, massive cost reductions, vertical integration, and the liberalisation of the residential retail markets; followed by a decade of M&A activity, opening of European markets, and energy policy being driven by carbon emission targets. Our current decade has brought customer-first thinking, digital technologies, and a maturing and decline of cost of solar and battery technology. No doubt, the next decade will continue to be challenging - and rewarding.