Lord Mayor’s Lecture – Getting Real about Renewable Energy

February 15, 2016 - February 15, 2016 | Dublin, Ireland


Founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power, Eddie O’Connor will speak about the increasing urgency to cap emissions of carbon dioxide in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Renewable energy, which is already significantly cheaper than new coal plant in many markets, will enable the transition to a global, low carbon economy at no extra cost than continued reliance on fossil fuels. In light of the Paris Climate deal where nearly 200 nations signed an end of the fossil fuel era, O’Connor will address why China and Europe should work together to devise a global emissions trading scheme.

Free to attend. Book here.


European Renewable Energy Project Finance Conference

February 25, 2016 - February 26, 2016 | London, UK

At the kind invitation of the organisers, Paul Corrigan, Mainstream’s Head of Corporate Finance will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, 25 February at The European Renewable Energy Project Finance Conference.

The conference will unite senior financiers, investors and clean energy executives from across Europe, covering a wide range of renewables and clean energy technologies, with a particular focus on European project financing, venture capital, financing bigger/smaller projects, equity financing, emerging commercial technologies, renewable power generation, and established technologies.

Funding Project Equity – The Developer’s perspective on how to maximise value:

  • Use of Hold Co. Equity vs 3rd party options
  • A Build and Hold / IPP Model vs asset disposals
  • Emerging markets vs mature
  • Changing dynamics / the impact of Yield Cos.

To get in touch with Paul before or during the event please email him directly.

Euromoney/IJGlobal’s Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum

March 14, 2016 - March 16, 2016 | Miami, US

IJGlobal and Euromoney Seminars are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum on March 14th & 15th 2016 at the Ritz Carlton South Beach in Miami.

Mainstream Chile’s General Manager, Bart Doyle has been invited to speak at this highly regarded event. . The session I had in mind for his participation is the following:

How has Chile succeeded in developing such a strong renewable energy market?

  • Is Chile moving from a merchant power market to a PPA power market? How would this impact the financing of future renewables projects?
  • Are banks more willing to take on merchant risk?
  • What are the challenges involved in signing long-term PPAs with Chilean mines? What financing is available for these PPAs?

13th Annual European Renewables Energy Investors Forum

April 27, 2016 - April 28, 2016 | St. Andrew's, Scotland

The 13th Annual European Renewables Energy Investors Forum takes place on 27 & 28 April 2016 at The Old Course Hotel, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Mainstream’s Group Finance Director, Terry Ryan will participate on the panel discussion on 27 April:

Developers’ C-Suite panel: What are the top strategic priorities in today’s competitive landscape?

  • How are developers experiencing high liquidity in the market?
  • Examining the effect of a buyers’ market on deal structures going forward
  • What steps can be taken to reduce costs and move towards a subsidy-free business model?

Visit the event website.

New Energy Update South Africa 2016

June 8, 2016 - June 9, 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

CSP Today South Africa, PV Insider South Africa and Wind Energy Update South Africa conferences are co-locating for 2016 to form New Energy Update South Africa, enabling a day of plenary sessions delving deep into cross-industry renewable generation topics such as regulation and finance, before splitting into three technology-specific tracks. As such, New Energy Update South Africa will be the focal point for the Sub-Saharan African renewables industry, bringing together 300+ leading investors, government officials, developers and EPCs to discuss the present and future of the market.

Our Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor will participate in the event providing a key-note address.  He will be joined by other industry leaders including: Department of Energy, IPP Office, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Environmental Affairs, Eskom, NamPower, Embassy of Spain, Development Bank of South Africa, Rand Merchant Bank, PWC, Nedbank Capital, and Barclays.