Managing merchant risk

Breakfast session in Amsterdam

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Thijs Smudde Thijs Smudde
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Managing merchant risk

Event Information

  • Where:

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Venue:

    Che Buono (WTC Amsterdam), Strawinskylaan 77, 1077 XW Amsterdam

  • Attend: Register


The landscape for investing in energy projects has changed radically in recent years. The players, the technologies, the market forces have all evolved considerably. Accordingly, it is more challenging and more crucial to accurately determine the risk associated with investing in a particular energy project. 

Initially, governments used subsidies to stimulate investment and kick-start the transition to renewables. The adoption of renewables has grown, maturing technologies and increasing economies of scale have dramatically cut the cost of installing renewable energy projects. Governments are now looking to reduce or even eliminate renewable energy subsidies. Subsidy-free bids indicates that the average cost per unit of energy for (some) renewable technologies is approaching average wholesale market price levels.

What are the most important market drivers and sensitivities? How to manage merchant risk? Are long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) the best frameworks to mitigate merchant risk? 

Following previously organized energy breakfast events, in this session DNV GL, with contributions from ING and Bird & Bird, will guide you through the most important aspects of merchant risk. Of course, there is plenty of room for questions and interaction with experts.


  • Steven Evans from ING (Director Structured Finance Power and Renewables) elaborates, from a financial perspective, on ways how to deal with the increased market exposure, and still capable of investing in energy projects.
  • Sophie Dingenen from Bird & Bird (Corporate & Projects Partner) will, from a legal perspective, elaborate on the application of (Corporate) Power Purchase Agreements, and advantages and pitfalls.
  • Rob van Gerwen from DNV GL (Senior Consultant Energy Markets & Technology) will present, from DNV GL's latest paper, the impact on the development of electricity prices of growing share of renewables in the energy mix. How does this affect the bankability of your projects?

We offer you this platform where various stakeholders with interests in the energy industry will meet and share insights and best practices. We have invited a small and select group of people - for optimal interaction - coming from the finance industry, from utilities and of course project developers. There will be plenty of room for discussion and networking over coffee in a relaxed setting. 

Don't hesitate and register for our exclusive breakfast event today! Please register at your earliest convenience, as space is limited. This event is free of charge (we appreciate a notification if you are not able to join after signing in).


Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 08:00 - 10:15.

Che Buono (WTC Amsterdam)
Strawinskylaan 77
1077 XW Amsterdam

We look forward to meeting you.