Past events

Power and Electricity Philippines 2018

May 23, 2018 - May 24, 2018 | Manila, Philippines

The Power and Electricity Philippines event will be helmed by over 200 speakers representing senior–level policy circles, government and regulatory bodies, industry heavyweights and financiers from across the region.

Across three days and six tracks there will be compelling discussion on the many challenging questions currently facing the market.

With 5,000+ industry players in attendance, this is a great opportunity to meet, network and develop partnerships with the government, leading utilities, power producers, project developers, investors and more in a single platform.

Visit the event website here.

Infrastructure Investment Series 2018

May 16, 2018 - May 16, 2018 | London, UK

Simmons & Simmons are hosting their 3rd event in a series of panel discussions titled Infrastructure Investment Series in association with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) on Wednesday 16 May 2018. The next session will focus on Clean Energy, including future investment strategies, key technologies, risks and geographies, and a group of leading participants from the sector will give their views on this.

These topical panel discussions are well attended by a range of investment/asset/fund managers, funds and individuals with an interest in alternative investment.   Mainstream’s Adam Bruce, Global Head of Corporate Affairs will represent the company.

Visit the Simmons & Simmons events page here for more information.

19th Annual European Renewable Energy Investors Council

May 15, 2018 - May 15, 2018 | London, UK

Renewable Energy Investors Council is a one of a kind, intimate networking event for seasoned renewable industry investors and financiers.

Paul Corrigan, Head of Mainstream Renewable Capital, the financing and investment arm of Mainstream Renewable Power will participate in a fireside chat talking about

  • what sources of capital are being targeted and why?
  • what are the deal terms
  • support from financing or tariffs?

Following the talk, Paul will participate in a debate with a leading project sponsor/equity provider and leading lender.

Visit the event website here.

Power and Electricity Vietnam 2018

April 10, 2018 - April 11, 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Helmed by more than 100 speakers representing the government, state-owned utilities, local & international developers, investors & financiers, as well as other industry heavyweights from both within Vietnam and beyond.

Across two days and three tracks, the event will conduct deep dives on many of the most challenging questions currently facing the market.

Alan Drew, Business Development Manager for SE Asia will be participating in the Plenary Session on Day 1 and Christopher Dorman, Development Manager, Vietnam will also be participating in the conference programme.  Visit the conference website here.

Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit 2018

March 28, 2018 - March 28, 2018 | Nha Trang, Vietnam

The Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit takes place in Nha Trang this year. Mainstream’s Development Manager, Christoper Dorman will participate in this event as follows:

Panel Discussion: Seizing the First Mover Advantage – How to Facilitate Collaboration?

Please contact Christopher Dorman directly if you wish to speak arrange to meet him at the event.

REFF Latin America

March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018 | Miami, USA

Launching in March 2018, REFF Latin America is set to become the business hub for the most senior financiers, developers, government officials, manufacturers and advisors in the regions’ renewable energy industry.
With ambitious targets set by governments, there are numerous exciting growth opportunities to invest in renewables across Latin America.

Mainstream Chile’s General Manager, Bart Doyle will participate in the exciting conference programme. More details will follow.

Visit the REFF LatAm conference website here.

Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference

January 29, 2018 - January 30, 2018 | Glasgow, Scotland

With over 5GW of installed capacity, the UK has more offshore wind than any other country in the world. 2017 has been a landmark year for Scotland’s offshore wind sector. Beatrice – one of the largest private infrastructure projects ever developed in Scotland – is under construction, while the world’s first floating wind farm, Statoil’s Hywind, is now a reality off the coast of Peterhead. With the publication of the Clean Growth Strategy, in particular, the renewed support for offshore wind deployment and innovation as well as the commitment to work with the industry on a Sector Deal, 2018 looks set to be another year of exciting and intense activity.  Visit the conference website here.

Dave Sweenie, Offshore Manager, Mainstream Renewable Power will participate in the session below:

Session Description:
Getting Steel in the Water – Project Updates

Get updates from projects building now in UK waters. Hear about developers’ experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, supply chain opportunities and their plans for the future.

John Robertson, Senior Manager E&I, Crown Estate Scotland

Mark Timmons, Senior Manager – Supply Chain Strategy, ScottishPower Renewables
Steven Wilson, Project Manager, SSE – Beatrice Offshore Windfarm
Oscar Diaz, Project Director, EDP Renewables – Moray Offshore Windfarm
Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, Vattenfall – European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC)
Allan MacAskill, Director – MacAskill Associates, Kincardine Offshore Windfarm.

SA Energy Storage 2017

November 28, 2017 - November 30, 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

A focused conference and exhibition covering policy, regulatory, economic, research, technology, business and application issues associated with Energy Storage, both as a disrupting and an enabling technology with the theme:

“Showcasing energy storage technologies and applications as an enabling and disruptive technology.”

Raymond Takuba from our SA team will be attending the conference, email Raymond here in advance of the event.

View conference agenda here.

Future of Energy Summit Shanghai

November 28, 2017 - November 29, 2017 | Shanghai, China

Perspective is the ultimate advantage; it reveals what others don’t see. In a world of true believers, in one form of energy or another, we place our faith in the power of data and reason. To light the path to a cleaner, more diversified energy economy. Because wherever turbines turn we know what they really generate is opportunity.

Mainstream’s Chris Dorman – Development Manager for our Vietnam market will participate in the conference programme focusing on opportunities and challenges in Vietnam’s power market.

To arrange to meet with Chris at the event, email him here.

Visit the conference website here.


Women in Infrastructure Forum

November 21, 2017 - November 22, 2017 | London, UK

Join over 100 influential investors, fund managers and advisors for the Women in Infrastructure Forum, in London on 21-22 November, to debate the latest issues affecting the industry and discuss strategies for increasing diversity in the asset class.

Mainstream’s Corporate Finance Manager, Aoife McMahon will participate in the conference programme as follows:

The impact of disruptive technologies on infrastructure

  • What sectors are most exposed to disruption?
  • The energy transition: How are new technologies driving changes in the energy sector?
  • What technologies are presenting the biggest opportunities? And the greatest threats?

Olivia Steedman, Managing Director, Greenfield Investments & Value Creation, OTPP
Tara Davies, Managing Director and Head of European Infrastructure, KKR
Lucy Symons-Jones
, Technology Strategist and Public Policy Specialist, BT 

Visit the conference website here for further information.


Power and Electricity World Vietnam 2017

October 10, 2017 - October 11, 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

The Power & Electricity World Vietnam, organized by the Terrapinn Pty Ltd will take place from 10th October to 11th October 2017 at the Melia Hanoi in Hanoi. This is the inaugural Power & Electricity World Vietnam conference that will host around 400 policy-makers, regulators and industry personnel.

Mainstream’s Development Manager for Vietnam, Chris Dorman will participate on a panel as below on 11th October.  To meet with Chris at the event, email here.

Beyond uncertainties – Overcoming bottlenecks in developing utility scale wind projects in Vietnam

  • Overcoming bottlenecks in developing utility scale wind projects in Vietnam
  • Experiences from project developers in rolling out wind projects in other countries
  • Overcoming regulatory and financing bottlenecks
  • Project financing and development strategies
  • Structuring offtake agreements
  • Working with local partners

Vist the conference website here.

6th Annual Oxford Energy Day

October 2, 2017 - October 2, 2017 | Oxford, UK

Adam Bruce, Global Head of Corporate Affairs will participate in the 6th Annual Oxford Energy Day on 02 October 2017 in an afternoon session focused on barriers.

Energy use in non-OECD countries is expected to increase by some 50% from 2015 to 2035, compounded of a 25 % increase per capita and 20% due to rising population*. The per capita increase in non-OECD countries is providing energy services that are lifting billions out of poverty, and underwriting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. How this increase is achieved, and whether it can be sustainably accelerated, is not only of interest for OECD countries, but also for the rest of the world for two reasons. First, because of its impact on climate change (by 2035 some two-thirds of global energy consumption will be in non-OECD countries). Second, because countries which currently have relatively little energy infrastructure have opportunities to develop new models for providing energy (e.g. on a mainly localised basis) which may provide lessons for others

Visit this link for more information.


2nd Annual Argentinian Renewable Energy Congress

October 2, 2017 - October 5, 2017 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Spanning 4 content-rich days, AIREC 2017 will bring together project financiers, winners from RenovAR 1 and RenovAR 1.5, government, and the entire renewable energy value chain. Meet, network and learn with local and international thought-leaders to pioneer the renewable energy movement which is taking Argentina by storm.

Business Development Manager, Juan Walker will participate in the conference programme – to meet with Juan at the event, email this link.


Future of Energy Summit London

September 18, 2017 - September 19, 2017 | London, UK

Perspective is the ultimate advantage; it reveals what others don’t see. In a world of true believers, in one form of energy or another, we place our faith in the power of data and reason. To light the path to a cleaner, more diversified energy economy. Because wherever turbines turn we know what they really generate is opportunity.

Paul Corrigan – Head of Corporate Finance will attend this key event.  To arrange to meet with Paul at the event, email him here.

For more information about the Summit, visit the website here.

Digital Transformation Forum

June 9, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | Oxford, UK

Mainstream’s Mark Kane – Global Process & Enterprise Architect, Information Services will be presenting on the topic of ‘Sustainable Digital Transformation’ on 09 June.

Event website here.

Africa Energy Forum Denmark

June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2017, Copenhagen will host the 19th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF). The AEF is the global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors bringing together 75% of Africa’s energy ministries, utilities and regulators to meet and do business with power investors from around the world.

Mainstream have confirmed their sponsorship of this key event.

Adam Treki, Commercial Manager, will participate on the Panel Discussion ‘Country Focus: South Africa’ on Wednesday, 07 June.  Schedule to meet our colleauges before the event by emailing

TXF Venice 2017 – The Global Borrowers’ Summit

June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | Venice, Italy

In 2016, TXF Rome played host to over 700 guests and 130 speakers from more than 300 companies and 50 countries around the world.

Now on the 7-9 June 2017, TXF are rolling out the red carpet for TXF Venice 2017. Over 1,000 of the leading financiers will attend the TXF Media export, agency and project finance event.

Mainstream’s Adrian Swift who leads Mainstream’s DFI and export credit financing activities with a specific focus on African projects is will speak at the event:

Africa: Competition for Well-Structured Projects Heats up 
African governments are making efforts to attract private capital to energy and infrastructure projects, but sovereign financings still present temptations.

  • Tweaking and improving the African IPP template: What do recent deals in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana show?
  • To what extent can Morocco’s and South Africa’s successes influence their neighbours?
  • Opportunities for oil and gas export projects in Western, and now increasingly Eastern Africa?
  • Are we working towards a usable and replicable template for transport finance in Africa?
  • As Asian ECAs stake out their ground in the region, and DFIs continue to be instrumental in funding projects, where do commercial banks and European investors fit in?
  • What will the continued impact on China be going forward?

FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit 

May 24, 2017 - May 24, 2017 | London, UK

-Rethinking Energy for an Era of Disruption

James McGinnis, Chief Executive Officer for Mainstream Renewable Capital – the financing and investment arm of Mainstream has agreed to participate as a guest speaker at the forthcoming FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit taking place at InterContinental London Park Lane on 24 May, 2017.

He will join the session of the Summit entitled Investors Panel:  Can you make money in renewables? which has been scheduled from approximately 3:15pm.   View the conference website here.


Power & Electricity World Philippines

May 24, 2017 - May 25, 2017 | Manila, Philippines

Across the two days and three tracks this event conducts deep dives on many of the most challenging questions currently facing the market.

The event will be attended by more than 5,000 industry players with over 100 speakers representing senior-level policy circles, government and regulatory bodies, industry heavy weights and financiers from across the region.

Mainstream’s colleagues including Ray Rysbergen, Country Manager for our Manila office will attend.  Should you wish to meet with Ray at the event, please email him here.

View the conference website here.

All-Energy Scotland

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | Glasgow, Scotland

All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, is taking place on 10th & 11th May 2017 in Glasgow. Since its launch in 2001, All-Energy has provided the industry suppliers, experts and thought-leaders from the renewable energy supply chain the opportunity to connect with new customers, increase their sales opportunities and expand business networks in this fast-changing marketplace.

The free-to-attend annual conference and exhibition brings together the UK’s largest group of buyers from the bioenergy, solar, offshore and onshore wind, hydropower and wave & tidal sectors, as well as those involved in energy storage, heat, low carbon transport and sustainable cities solutions.

David Sweenie, Offshore Manager – Scotland at Mainstream Renewable Power will participate in the Offshore Wind 2 session focused on supply chain.  The session is Wednesday the 10th of May from 14:00-15:30.  He will also participate in our ‘Meet the Buyer’ Share Fare earlier that day.

Further information on the event is here.

Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit 2017

May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit 2017 is the  platform to understand key development trends of renewable energy and other sources of clean energy in Vietnam.  The inaugural Vietnam Renewable Energy Summit presents key investment and development opportunities in Vietnam’s emerging renewable and other clean energy sectors. The event is dedicated to provide a premium dealmaking and networking platform for governments, offtakers, sponsors, financiers and other key stakeholders keen to participate in Vietnam’s clean energy sector. .

Mainstream’s colleagues, Chris Dorman – Development Manager and Bui Vinh Thang – Development Executive will attend the event in Hanoi.

Chris Dorman will also participate on 10 May – Panel Discussion: ‘The Role of Renewable Energy in Vietnam’s Energy Mix – Solar, Wind, Hydro, and Other Sources of Renewable Energy.

Visit the Summit website here.


May 8, 2017 - May 12, 2017 | Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico’s largest clean energy marketplace is set to return in 2017, with MIREC WEEK taking place from 8-12 May in Mexico City. After two successful rounds of electricity auctions, a commercial and industrial (C&I) market rapidly moving towards clean energy certificates (CELs) and a potentially exciting residential sector, Mexico’s clean energy future looks brighter than ever.

MIREC WEEK 2017 will feature new potential customers from C&I energy users, international investors and global pension funds.We are also introducing two entirely new streams on grid and storage and investment, as well as a host of new features, including ahuge cocktail party, a new mobile partnering app and the first ever Clean Energy Innovation Challenge.

Our CEO for Mexico, Peter Eschenbach will be speaking at the event on Wednesday 10 May @12.15hrs:

Mexico’s Wind Industry: The Latest Energy Auctions – Financing Projects and a Pipeline of 10GW to 2020

  • Determining the financial aspects of the energy auctions, including tariffs and pricing
  • Reviewing Mexico’s wind project pipeline over the next decade
  • Reconciling the length of debt repayments with length of contracts and payment terms
  • Identifying the procedures and requirements for project financing in Mexico’s wind power sector
  • Establishing PPAs, determining bankability and critical guidelines for project due diligence

To meet with Peter at MIREC WEEK, email:

Chile Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum 2017

May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017 | Santiago, Chile

One of the most attractive markets in Latin America, Chile holds enormous potential for investors in the infrastructure and energy space. With significant and growing demand for energy to support economic development and the need for infrastructure build-out in Santiago and across Chile’s regions, the pipeline for projects is promising. Both the current Government and future contenders in next year’s election are placing special focus on these sectors.

In May, the IJGlobal Chilean Infrastructure & Energy Finance Forum will provide a venue for high-level debate on the upcoming pipeline of projects and how they will be funded. Encouraging the development and investment in renewable and alternative energy solutions will be addressed, as well as discussing sophisticated solutions to financing infrastructure development, from roads to social infrastructure. Click here for the conference website.

Bart Doyle, General Manager for Mainstream Chile will participate on the panel:

11.30 Dissecting Chile’s ERNC boom

  • Lessons learned from the previous energy auction. What can be expected from the next auction?
  • How has the composition of the Chilean power market evolved following recent auctions and who are the new players in the market?
  • Perspectives on awarded PPPs and project bankability
  • A look at M&A activity in the Chilean renewables sector
  • Is there a future for merchant and partially merchant solar in Chile?

If you would like to meet with Bart during the conference, please email:

Ai CEO Infrastructure Project Developers’ Summit

May 3, 2017 - May 3, 2017 | Durban, South Africa

The Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit, held in association with Africa50, is an annual CEO gathering of Africa’s top project developers, co-developers, infrastructure investors, PPP project preparation facilities, PPP Units and infrastructure policy makers to promote the industry, forge partnerships and advance critical projects.

16:00-16:50 CEO Dialogue: Project Development as the Key Driver for Infrastructure Investment

Moody’s research confirms that Africa has the lowest project finance default rate of all regions around the world, so why do perceived project development risks still slow Africa’s infrastructure development? CEOs in this session will discuss the benefits of project development being recognized as a formal project stage with its own risk and reward matrix. Panelists will highlight innovative structures to convert project development risk into financial risk, so that project development and project developers can attract investment from venture capital and institutional investors.

Keynote Chair: Hubert Danso, CEO, Africa investor

  • Eddie O’Connor, CEO, Mainstream Renewable Power
  • Eugene Zuchenko, CEO, Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association
  • Nicholas Firzli, President, World Pensions Council
  • Bruno Bensasson, CEO Africa, ENGIE SA
  • Thierry Deau, CEO, Meridiam

The European Renewable Energy Investors Council

April 27, 2017 - April 28, 2017 | St. Andrew's, Scotland

The agenda for this year’s European Renewable Energy Investors Council has been designed to generate substantive, interactive discussion among all participants.

A curated table plan will direct delegates and speakers to circular tables, allowing focused conversations after each presentation and panel.
These conversations will elaborate on the topics addressed on stage and enable all participants to express their views, contributing to the discussions that will shape the industry.

Adam Bruce, Global Head of Corporate Affairs will participate in the programme:

April 28th – Day 2 / Oxford style debate
The motion: This House believes that the current pace and cost of deployment of renewable energy is sufficient to enable us to meet our Paris Agreement obligations The debate will be preceded by a vote to determine the audience’s opinions on this current and divisive motion. Two teams (one for the motion, and one against) will then have the opportunity to argue their case and contest their opposition’s claims. After the audience has had a chance to ask it’s questions, each side will provide their closing remarks before a second vote when the winner of the debate will announced.

If you would like to make contact with Adam Bruce before the event, please email

Power and Electricity World Vietnam 2018

April 10, 2017 - April 11, 2017 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Helmed by more than 60 speakers representing the government, state-owned energy companies, private sector players, industry heavyweights and financiers from both within Vietnam and beyond, we bring you the insights that really matter.

Across two days, and a pre-conference workshop day, we conduct deep dives on many of the most challenging questions currently facing the market.

Mainstream’s Chris Dorman will once again participate in this leading event.  Visit the website here.

Clean Energy Summit Ghana

April 4, 2017 - April 5, 2017 | Accra, Ghana

Clean Energy Summit Africa is designed for project owners large and small to meet and win new business. Incorporating the 3rd annual Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa conference, the event will put solar at its core with breakouts sessions designed for pico to utility scale projects. Major financiers and investors, innovative micro-grid operators and large energy users will attend to see how Africa’s power landscape is maturing. Government representatives are also invited to contribute to the debate by outlining policy to support universal access to power.


  • How have the NPP changed confidence in the market?
  • Whereabouts in Ghana could we see the first investments and deals?
  • Status of the Grid • How will we work with ECG and VRA moving forwards?
  • Who’s providing the capital?
  • Land access

ELEQTRA | Richard Avery, Regional Manager, West Africa
ACCESS POWER | Karim Megherbi, Director – Origination – Africa & Central Asia
ADA SOLAR ENERGY | Henrik M. Christensen, Chairman
MAINSTREAM RENEWABLE POWER | Liam Leahy – Development Manager, Africa

Conference website here.




Global Summit Berlin – Renewable Energy Forum 2017

March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017 | Berlin, Germany

Join top-level renewable energy infrastructure fund managers and industry strategists to examine the energy landscape and opportunities it provides.  Despite uncertain market conditions and concerns over government policies, deal-making in the renewable energy area is intensifying as the sector evolves. Learn about the deals that are emerging in this maturing sector and hear from these dealmakers as they share their expertise on how they are successful.

Mainstream Renewable Capital‘s Chief Executive Officer, Jim McGinnis will be participating on the panel disucssion ‘Fund, Direct or Platform: What structures are being used to deploy capital’.  Mainstream Renewable Capital is the financing and investment arm of Mainstream Renewable Power.

To meet with Jim or any of the team in Berlin, email:

For more on the event, click here.

11th Annual Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum

March 13, 2017 - March 14, 2017 | Miami, USA

Connect with developers to finance large scale energy and infrastructure projects.

The 11th Annual Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum will bring together the entire project and infrastructure financing value chain to one networking platform.  Key industry experts, including Daniel Canales – Commercial Manager for Mainstream Chile will provide insights following the company’s success where Mainstream was one of the leading beneficiaries in what was the most competitive and biggest electricity tender in the country’s history.  Click here to read more about the event.

Mainstream was one of the leading beneficiaries in what was the most competitive and biggest electricity tender in the country’s history

Daniel will participate in the programme on Tuesday 14 March:

Chile: Financing one of Latin America’s strongest renewables markets

  • PPAs with mining companies as offtakers: What financing is available for these projects and what are the main challenges involved?
  • How comfortable are banks in financing merchant power projects? Is merchant risk still an issue?
  • What alternatives to merchant power can be developed to attract a greater presence of international investors?
  • Are ultra-low spot prices in parts of the country likely to create problems for sponsors looking for financing for new power plants?
  • Key conclusions from Chile’s latest power auction

Should you wish to meet with Daniel at the event, please email:

Growing Economies Latin America Energy Forum

March 9, 2017 - March 10, 2017 | Washington DC, USA

The Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum will bring some of the most exciting Latin American economies to a high level investors gathering in Washington, D.C. from 9-10 March 2017.

The meeting will address trends and opportunities for power development in the national and regional power markets, focusing on countries’ policy and strategy to engage investors, regional energy cooperation, renewable and gas-to-power development, distributed generation, new energy technologies and financing solutions.

With the participation of Ministries of Energy, Regulators, Heads of Utilities, Buyers, Influencers, Technology Providers, Developers, Financiers and Donor Organisations as speakers and participants, the meeting is designed to hasten the pace of power development and anticipate the trends for the region’s energy future.

Mainstream’s Commercial Manager for Chile, Daniel Canales will attend this conference.  To meet with Daniel at the event, email

Mexico Windpower

March 1, 2017 - March 2, 2017 | Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico Windpower 2017 is in its sixth year and has emerged as the most important international business summit of renewable energies in Mexico.

To date the investment made in wind farms totals over 6 billion USD with more than 1,400 wind turbines operating in the country and it is estimated that there will be investments of more than 12 billion USD between 2015 and 2018.

Meet our team attending Mexico Windpower by emailing

Algeria Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investment Conference

March 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017 | Algiers, Algeria

The Algeria Renewable Energy & Power Infrastructure Investment Conference 2017 will take place in Algiers on 1 March 2017. Algeria has announced its plan to install up to 22 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The country aims to generate 27% of its energy needs from renewables by this time, mainly through the developments of solar and wind technologies. Biomass and geothermal energies will be further addressed as well.  The proposed conference will present an updated outlook on the regulatory framework for the sector and include the following topics.

  • Insight into Algeria green energy plans
  • Algeria clean energy technologies and power generation mix
  • Financing, investment opportunities and partnerships
  • Power infrastructure and electricity transmission.

Our Business Development Manager for Africa, Linda Thompson will attend the event.  To meet with Linda, please email:

GIIN Investor Forum

December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The GIIN Investor Forum is the landmark event for anyone involved in impact investment or interested to engage with the industry.

Discover how impact investing is scaling up in emerging markets and talk with our colleague from Mainstream Renewable Capital, Jim McGinnis (CEO) to find out why the likes of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the International Finance Corporation has invested in us.

To meet either colleague in Amsterdam, click here.

Click here to review the conference website.


Africa Energy Forum – Off the Grid

December 6, 2016 - December 8, 2016 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid will focus on project opportunities for mini and off grid technology providers working in Africa’s energy space.

The summit will bring together ministries of energy, rural electrification agencies, philanthropic business foundations, banks, regulatory bodies, multilateral organisations and off grid businesses to discuss topical issues concerning rolling out off grid projects across Africa.

Mainstream’s Liam Leahy, Development Manager – Africa will participate in the panel discussion – Thursday 08 December at 0900hrs :

‘The Game Changer: Energy Storage Off Grid and Mini Grid Solutions.’

To arrange a meeting with Liam in Dar es Salaam next week email here.

IIF Energy & Renewables

November 23, 2016 - November 23, 2016 | London, UK

Meeting Europe’s energy investment needs in a competitive market.

InfraNews sixth annual Infrastructure Investors Forum (IIF) Energy & Renewables conference will bring together a diverse range of utilities, renewable energy developers, renewable energy infrastructure funds, generalist infrastructure funds, institutional investors, lenders, policy makers and specialist advisory firms.

IIF Energy & Renewables includes thought-provoking panel discussions and keynote presentations from industry leaders, together with must-attend networking opportunities and a wrap-up drinks reception.

Mainstream’s Head of Corporate Finance, Paul Corrigan will be attending and contributing to the panel discussion:

PANEL: Adapting to subsidy auctions and expectations to reduce renewables costs
“The days of securing fixed feed-in tariffs for clean energy are over. Developers and investors backing projects in Europe are having to get used to competitive tender and auction systems for new renewables projects. Participating in these tenders is time consuming and costly, and most of them require projects to have secured all permits needed to build the asset. This can cost up to GBP 50m for some of the biggest renewables projects, making it risky for utilities and developers and their co-investors to get a project ready for a tender they don’t know whether they’ll win. They could be subject government U-turns like when Denmark this year unexpectedly cancelled its near-shore wind tender just before final bids were due. This raises questions around which types of companies are best equipped to participating in tenders and whether their ways of raising development capital for projects will change in the future. Financial investors tend to commit to projects after the conclusion of a tender or auction, but the question is whether investors will be forced to take more risks and get involved in earlier stages of a project’s life time in the future to help secure big-ticket renewables projects.

Tenders also show that the industry is pushing hard to reduce costs of all renewables technologies, with recent solar and onshore wind tenders as well as the first Dutch offshore wind tender clearing at record-low prices. Turbine and panel makers as well as the wider supply chain play a crucial role in driving this cost reduction and this panel will discuss some recent initiatives to make this happen and what this means for utilities and financial investors in renewables.

This panel will bring together developers, investors and lenders to discuss how market participants can make the most of competitive subsidy processes and how expected cost reductions will impact the outlook for Europe’s greenfield renewables pipeline. They will also discuss alternative options for attractive renewables investment outside competitive tenders and subsidy auctions.”

The Transformation of Clean Energy Markets

November 22, 2016 - November 22, 2016 | London, UK

FTI Consulting will host a panel discussion at their offices in London featuring a number of hi-level clean energy industry players. Mainstream’s Paul Corrigan, Head of Corporate Finance will participate in Panel One ‘Retroactivity and How to Protect your Investments’ alongside Terra Firma and Greentech Energy Systems.

The Desert Energy Leadership Summit

November 9, 2016 - November 10, 2016 | Dubai, UAE

Enabling and accelerating market transition

Taking place under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, the Desert Energy Leadership Summit is a unique, invitation-only event for the top 250 leaders and decision makers in the MENA Renewables Sector.

Mainstream’s CEO, Onshore – Torben Andersen will be participating in this Summit which will look at overcoming practical hurdles to developing and accelerating renewables in the MENA region and Turkey.  To meet with Torben at the event, please email

Visit the conference website here.

Windaba 2016

November 2, 2016 - November 4, 2016 | Cape Town, South Africa

Windaba Conference and Exhibition is Africa’s Premier Wind Energy conference. This 6th annual event is once again brought  by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The Mainstream team will be present to participate in the discussions and are one of the sponsors during the event.

To arrange to meet with the team in advance of the event, please email

Africa Renewable Energy Forum

November 2, 2016 - November 4, 2016 | Marrakech, Morocco

Held under the umbrella of the UN COP22 Climate Change Conference, the Africa Renewable Energy Forum aims to utilise the outcomes of COP21 and COP22 as a springboard to continued investment and Africa’s growth; it will also strategically create a COP22 legacy for Africa as the annual leading renewable energy gathering of governments, energy, environment and finance ministries, national utilities, regulators and rural electrification agencies across the continent, along with DFIs and private sector investors.

Mainstream’s Head of Development for Africa, Linda Thompson will be participating in the conference programme:

Friday 04 November: 11.00 to 12.15 / The Crucial Contribution of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) in Sub Saharan Africa

  • Lessons from five key countries Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda
  • How will competitive procurement process speed up development?
  • Clear and conducive energy sector policies, structures and regulatory environment
  • Financial viability of the public utilities as the off-takers

To meet Linda at this key event, please email

BNEF – The Future of Energy Summit, APAC

November 1, 2016 - November 3, 2016 | Shanghai, China

Since its inception in 2008, the Future of Energy Summit has featured a unique convergence of the old and the new – traditional players and advanced-energy leaders. It continues to create an environment for making new connections, and serves as a forum to discuss the critical energy issues of today and the next decade.

The Global Summit is held in New York City with two regional Summits in London and Shanghai.

Our colleagues, Alan Drew – Business Development Manager Middle East & Asia Pacific and Jun Wang – Vice President, International Investor Relations will both be attending the Shanghai event next month.  To meet with our colleagues, please email

GWEC’s Financing Wind in Argentina

October 25, 2016 - October 25, 2016 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first auction under Argentina’s innovative renewables program -RenovAR- has proved far more attractive than expected, with bids submitted for more than six times the 1000 MW of capacity that will be sold. This shows a surprising and positive confidence in the nascent Argentine market.

GWEC’s interactive seminar will inform you of the latest market developments, financial models and solutions available and facilitate meetings between key developers, manufacturers, government officials and more.

Participating at this key event is Mainstream’s New Business Manager, Juan Guillermo Walker.  To meet with Juan at this event please email


October 17, 2016 - October 20, 2016 | Santiago, Chile

CIREC WEEK is taking place from 17-20 October 2016 with over 600 senior level attendees coming together at Casa Piedra- Santiago, Chile, all with the aim of driving the marketplace forward.

CIREC has been designed to provide you with the best insights into coping with an evolving market, while offering the knowledge and a platform to build business relationships and make effective commercial decisions for future project development.

Mainstream Chile colleagues will be attending this key event.  If you would like to arrange to meet with one of our representatives, email

RenewableUK Renewables Marketplace

October 12, 2016 - October 13, 2016 | Liverpool, UK

Renewables Marketplace 2016 for wind and marine energy, is an exclusive, targeted event, focussed on creative networking solutions and access to real-time information and intelligence.

Mainstream’s Environment Manager, Rosie Scurr will be attending the event – if you would like to meet with Rosie, please email

BNEF London

October 10, 2016 - October 12, 2016 | London, UK

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has held ‘The Future of Energy Summit’ events since 2008.  Since its inception, it has featured a unique convergence of the old and new – traditional players and advanced energy leaders.  In London, this October, over 400 key decision-makers will convene to discuss current and future energy opportunities.

Mainstream’s Founder and CEO, Eddie O’Connor will be participating in the plenary session focussing on African energy opportunities while Paul Corrigan, Head of Corporate Finance will join a lively break-out lunch ‘Where will be the next clean energy hit of Sub-Saharan Africa.’

For more infomration on the event click here, if you would like to meet with Eddie or Paul at the event, please email

WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

September 27, 2016 - September 30, 2016 | Hamburg, Germany

The global on and offshore expo in Hamburg is the world’s leading expo for wind energy and will act as a unique meeting point and will bring together the major players in the wind industry and related sectors. 

The theme of the WindEurope Summit 2016 is “Making transition work”. The summit will feature over 45 conference sessions tailored to improve the understanding of the megatrends that are shaping the sector in Europe and beyond.

Mainstream’s Head of Procurement and Engineering Technical Services, Patrick Warren and Procurement Manager, Barry O’Donnell will be attending the full event.

Event website.

REFF Europe

September 22, 2016 - September 23, 2016 | Dublin, Ireland

The REFF Europe series arrives in Dublin this Autumn.  REFF Europe provides the hottest industry debates, financial forecasts from industry leaders, and insights into the future of the market.

REFF Europe is always a key networking event and Mainstream’s Head of Corporate Finance, Paul Corrigan will attend this leading event.

Renewable Energy World Asia

September 20, 2016 - September 22, 2016 | Seoul, Korea

Renewable Energy World Asia has grown year-on-year to become a leading exhibition and conference for the Asian renewable and alternative energy industry.   It is part of the ‘Asia Power Week’ conference which incorporates three shows with over 8,300 attendees.

The conference has become the major annual platform for the industry to discuss topics and issues of the day and is regularly contributed to with keynote speeches, in its joint keynote session with POWER-GEN Asia, from Government Ministers and Governors of the region’s utility companies.

Mainstream will have delegates attending the event and if you would like to meet with a member of the team, please email Niamh to facilitate this.

Visit the event website here.

Climate Week NYC

September 19, 2016 - September 25, 2016 | New York, USA

The Climate Group will convene the eighth Climate Week NYC in September 2016. Climate Week NYC brings together influential global figures – and new voices – from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition.

Our team will be attending events during that week, if you would to meet with a member of the team, please contact Niamh to organise this.


Expo Energía

August 25, 2016 - August 25, 2016 | Santiago, Chile

ExpoEnergía 2016 is attended by entrepreneurs, executives and professionals as well as the managers of operations, and development projects.  The mining, energy and companies are also well represented.

Our colleague, Alejandro Rojas will attend the event – if you would like to meet with Alejandro, email him here.

Visit the event website here.

Acción Productivity and Sustentability Encounter

August 23, 2016 - August 23, 2016 | Santiago, Chile

Mainstream is a member of ‘Acción Empresas’ – a network of companies that aims to contribute to sustainable development.   A number of Mainstream employees from the development, construction and operations teams will participate in this event looking at our interactions with communities at all stages through the project lifecycle.

More information is available here.

6th LatAm Power Summit

August 10, 2016 - August 11, 2016 | Santiago, Chile

The 6th BNamericas Power Generation Summit will analyze shifting energy policies and regulations across the region.  It will focus on the ample business opportunities in the sector, such as the new political reality in Argentina, where subsidies and rate controls are being lifted; the changes that continue to come about as a result of Mexico’s landmark energy reform; and Chile’s electric power thirst and its growing bet on renewables.

Visit the event website here.


The 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum

June 21, 2016 - June 24, 2016 | London, UK

Mainstream are proud sponsors of the 18th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 22-24 June in London at The O2 Continental hotel.

AEF has established itself as the international marketplace where governments and power utilities of Africa unite with the energy industry to focus on delivering power infrastructure projects across Africa. All the players in the industry are in the same place at the same time.  Over 1800 industry stakeholders are expected to attend in June 2016 including; government representatives, utilities, financial investors, power technology providers, power developers, EPC contractors and more.

With massive demand for power in Africa and international investors keen to fund power projects, this is the most established African power event that African governments and private sector attend year on year. To be added to the mailing list for this meeting, please email

Mainstream will have a delegation from our business development and finance teams attending.  Our stand is located in the main aisle, stand number 85.

Founder and Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor will deliver a keynote address on Thursday 24th June at 0910 hours.

Should you wish to schedule a meeting with any members of our delegation, please email us.

Visit the AEF website here for more information.

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.

Energy and Mines Summit, Chile

May 17, 2016 - May 18, 2016 | Santiago, Chile

Mainstream are proud sponsors of the Energy and Mines Summit in Santiago, Chile . The event will  provide an opportunity for our team to meet the key energy decision-makers in the mining community who are actively looking for alternative energy solutions.

Energy is a major operational cost and strategic focus for the global mining sector. The competitiveness and growth of mining is being challenged by rising energy costs and power supply disruptions. With energy accounting for at least 20 to 40% of operational costs and production being curtailed due to power shortages, mines across the world are looking to renewables to drive affordable and secure power solutions for grid-tied and remote operations.

Conference website

Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Development and Investment Road Show 2016

May 9, 2016 - May 10, 2016 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Africa investor and the IFC will host the upcoming Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Development and Investment Road Show 2016 in Johannesburg on 9th and 10th May.

This Summit will gather Africa’s top project developers, project financiers, construction co-developer infrastructure investors, PPP project preparation facilities, PPP Units and infrastructure policy makers to forge partnerships and advance critical projects.

Colin FitzRandolph, Commercial Manager and Linda Thompson, Senior Development Manager will represent Mainstream at this key event.


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.

Carrera Solar Atacama

April 21, 2016 - April 26, 2016 | Iquique, Chile

Mainstream Chile are sponsors of this exciting event which is the first solar powered car competition in Latin America.  The competitition runs over five days from 21 to 26 April 1016 and starts in in the city of Iquique powering on towards Calama, Antofagasta and Chañaral covering 2300 km for category Evolution and 750 km for hybrid.

These vehicles are environmentally friendly because they have an external solar charging station and their capacity is for up to two people.

Power and Electricity World Africa 2016

March 15, 2016 - March 16, 2016 | Johannesburg, South Africa

One of Africa’s largest power & energy shows, Power & Electricity will be held in Johannesburg during 15 – 16 March 2016.

It is an annual forum where industry professional come and learn how to develop sustainable, clean and bankable world class energy generation projects throughout the African continent.

Mainstream’s Development Executive, Enelge Gildenhuys will be attending the event.  Please contact Enelge in advance of the event to schedule a meeting.

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?

European Renewable Energy Project Finance Conference

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

paulcPaul 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.  View the conference website here.

Solaire Expo Moroc 2016

February 23, 2016 - February 25, 2016 | Casablanca, Morocco

The ‘Solaire Expo Moroc 2016’  conference distinguishes itself by its commitment to the development of solar energy and energy efficiency in Morocco and Africa. The agenda features a series of conferences and roundtables, which bring together public and private sectors, professionals and researchers of various nationalities.  It will provide insights into the potential business opportunities in the field of solar energy and energy efficiency in Morocco and Africa.

Mainstream’s Development Project Manager, George Janho will attend the event representing the company.  Email George to schedule a meeting at the event.

GTR Trade Finance Week

February 16, 2016 - February 16, 2016 | Dubai, UAE

GTR Mena Trade Finance Week returns to Dubai for its 13th year, continuing its long standing in the Middle East as the must-attend
annual event for the region’s trade finance community.

Barry Lynch, Managing Director, Onshore Procurement, Construction & Operations is participating in the session on Tuesday, 16th:

“Surveying the project landscape across the MENA region”

Moderator: Morten Sørensen, Senior Director, Head of Large Corporates, EKF

The MENA region is undergoing a process of economic regeneration when it comes to projects. Falling oil prices cast doubts over large-scale projects such as Dubai Expo 2020 and Qatar 2022, while countries such as Egypt look to boost their traditional income sources through various high profile infrastructure initiatives. This session will consider the various challenges provided, including:

  • Are more companies looking for finance lines as a result of regional expansion plans? Is this likely to lead to demand for more construction projects, new equipment and additional transport infrastructure?
  • Highlighting opportunities from a developer/contractor perspective: How can you get involved in projects in sectors such as renewable energy?
  • What is the demand for Ministry of Finance guarantees or power purchase agreements? Is there sufficient appetite for risk sharing and how do the legal frameworks differ?
  • To what extent are local banks able to support projects in need of hard currency? Is the market increasingly looking to external financing sources when it comes to purchasing assets? What of potential currency risk when it comes to repayment?
  • How can ECAs, banks and DFIs work together more closely to address project financing gaps? Are governments now getting more involved, what are their spending plans?
  • Can you better protect supply chains through investment in infrastructure? How are projects good news for supply chains?

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.


Powering Africa: Summit

January 27, 2016 - January 29, 2016 | Washington DC, USA

The Powering Africa: Summit will showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the continent, engaging principle decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased.

President Obama’s Power Africa initiative has helped map the way for project investment, giving a platform to global investment funds and the role they can play in driving forward the development of Africa’s power sector.

This year’s Summit will focus on the successes of the private sector including America’s private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and America’s power house family wealth funds.

Mainstream’s Commercial Manager, Bernard Kiernan will attend the event.

Energy and Mines

January 27, 2016 - January 29, 2016 | London, UK

Renewables for Mines: Driving Competitive Prices, Energy Security and Low-Carbon  Solutions for Mining Operators

The competitiveness and growth of the global mining sector is being squeezed by rising energy costs and power supply disruptions. With energy accounting for 20 to 40% of operational costs, energy savings has become a critical focus for mines, particularly in today’s challenging business environment.

Mainstream’s Daniel Canales will be attending this timely conference to meet the mining community and will be available over the duration of the conference to meet with executives to discuss affordable and reliable power.


Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference

January 26, 2016 - January 26, 2016 | Glasgow, Scotland

Scottish Renewables leads and informs the debate on how the growth of renewable energy can help sustainably heat and power Scotland’s homes and businesses.

Andy Kinsella, Mainstream’s Group Chief Operating Officer will be participating at this key event on the Plenary session on Tuesday 26th.

Join us for the inaugural session of Scottish Renewables’ Offshore Wind Conference 2016 and hear from our industry leaders on the future of the UK’s offshore wind industry.

Visit the event website.

World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

January 19, 2016 - January 21, 2016 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technology. This is where government leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors come together to experience the latest developments in future energy.

Mainstream’s Chief Operating Officer for Onshore developments, Torben Andersen will be attending the event.



The 2nd Global African Investment Summit

December 1, 2015 - December 2, 2015 | London

Following on from last years successful first Global African Investment Summit, Lekela Power, our JV with Actis is sponsoring this 2nd TGAIS event.  It is taking place in London and will be attended by Mainstream colleagues, Bernard Kiernan, Commercial Manager and Claire Nelson, Corporate Affairs Manager.  The event is a hi-level summit features a number of global leaders from Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda and more.  It will attract over 1,000 qualified global investors, including family offices, sovereign wealth funds, international DFIs, ultra high net worth individuals and pension funds.  This will be Africa’s premier investment summit for the power, agriculture, financial services, capital markets, oil and gas and critical infrastructure sectors.

Congreso – VII versión Bienal Internacional 2015: futuros desafíos para el sector eléctrico chileno

November 23, 2015 - November 24, 2015 | | Santiago, Chile

Organizado por Comité Chileno del Cigre este evento se discutirán

  • Ordenamiento territorial
  • Impacto de la incorporación creciente de las ERNC en la matriz
  • Nuevas tecnologías: operación, equipamiento, predicción de la operación, seguridad y calidad de suministro
  • Gestión sustentable de instalaciones existentes.

Para más información email

AIX: Power and Renewables 2015

November 19, 2015 - November 20, 2015 | | London, UK

The fifth meeting in the Africa Investment Exchange series, AIX: Power & Renewables brings together a high-level audience from the private and public sectors to discuss the challenges facing investors, examine innovative structures emerging from deals along the electricity value chain and draw together recommendations for the future of the sector.

Our colleague, Commercial Manager, Bernard Kiernan will be attending this event.  If you would like to meet with Bernard, please contact him by email to schedule.

Atacama MIN 2015

November 10, 2015 - November 10, 2015 | | Copiapo, Chile

The ‘Atacama Mining and Development: Exploring business opportunities in a complex period’ event explores both the mining and energy sectors in Northern Chile.  Mainstream Renewable Power Chile are one of the key sponsors at this event and look forward to exploring the exciting opportunities in Northern Chile.  Visit the event website here.

Mainstream Chile will have a number of representatives at the event.  To meet at the event, please contact

Windaba 2015, Cape Town

November 4, 2015 - November 5, 2015 | | Cape Town, South Africa

Windaba is the official South African wind industry event organised jointly by GWEC and South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).  This  year, in it’s 5th year, the theme is ‘Powering the Winds of Change’.

Mainstream are sponsors of this key industry event again this year and a number of our team will be represented at this event including our CEO, Eddie O’Connor who will be providing a key-note address.

If you would like to contact a member of our team before the event, please email


October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015 | | Santiago, Chile

CIREC WEEK is the leading renewable energy event in Chile, bringing together 500+ of the regions influencers, leaders and decision makers.

Mainstream Chile’s CEO, Bart Doyle will partipate in the discussion ‘Adopting best practices from leading renewable energy projects’ on October 28 at 1020am (Room 1).

Also participating in the event our Commercial Manager, Daniel Canales will participate in the wind stream ‘Maintaining profitability through the strategic operations and management of projects and plants’.

Conference website.



Developing and Operating Further Offshore Wind Farms

October 20, 2015 - October 21, 2015 | | London, UK

Mainstream's Bernard Casey, Head of Offshore Engineering

This specialised offshore event will bring together key industry leaders in offshore aimed at driving down costs in construction and operational phases aswell as how to optimise other areas including turbine downtime whilst increasing availability, assessing the best mix to improve O&M access and activities and more.

Mainstream’s Head of Offshore Engineering, Bernard Casey will participate at this Forum on Tuesday 20 October @1100hrs where he will provide a presentation on ‘Optimising Development Phase Activities to Successfully Drive Costs Down in the Construction and Operational Phases’.

  • Close to shore vs far from shore: searching for optimum logistics solutions.
  • Step-by-step guideline: development and execution of the transport, installation and commissioning phases.
  • Adjusting the offshore logistics concept to further offshore wind farms and adapting it to the changing requirements of stakeholders.

For more information about this event visit: www.

OSIsoft EMEA Users Conference

October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015 | | Prague, Czech Republic

Alan McCarthy - Generation Systems Manager

Mainstream’s Generation Systems Manager, Alan McCarthy will present at this specialised event.  His area of expertise focuses on the PI System.   Mainstream Renewable Power generates over 330 MW of power in 4 continents.  In 2012, the PI System was installed in the first wind farm.

This presentation starts at 14:40 PM – 15:10 PM on Wednesday 14th:

‘The PI System for Wind Farm Operational Intelligence & Management’.

  • The central role the PI System plays in a day-to-day wind farm operations management, Business Intelligence tool (real-time visuals, data analysis, notifications, forecasting and reporting tools).
  • Integration with complimentary systems, primarily CMMS (Maintenance Management System) – Asset Framework structure, auto creation of work orders from PI Notifications and PI Analytics, and energy analysis via PI ODBC.
  • Investor and internal confidence – PI System visualization available via company SharePoint site, demonstrating the ability to quickly show asset owners/investors of detailed monitoring of assets.

BNEF London

October 12, 2015 - October 13, 2015 | | London, UK

‘The Future of Energy Summit 2015’  conversation continues later this year with two regional events; London (October) and Shanghai (November).  Summit organisers Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) take this unique forum to London to focus on exploring the shifting forces in the energy system and their impact as well as examining unique regional approaches to tackling issues that will drive the industry forward.

Mainstream’s Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Adam Bruce will attend the event and participate in the MENA session on Day 2 – Adam’s role will talk to the exciting markets for power-project development in the region, the risks in this region and the impact of market conditions on power-project development in the region.

Visit the conference website.


October 6, 2015 - October 8, 2015 | | Liverpool, UK

The RenewableUK Annual Conference and Exhibition 2015 is in its 37th year running and will be attended by up to 3,500 industry representatives from both onshore and offshore sectors.

A Mainstream delegation will attend the event – if you would like to meet with a member of the team at the event, email

UK-wide Infrastructure Investment Conference

September 15, 2015 - September 16, 2015 | | London, UK

Mainstream’s Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Adam Bruce will participate in the panel discussion on September 15, at 1530hrs to discuss:

‘Opportunities in Offshore Wind Infrastructure: Gathering Momentum

  • Government’s commitment beyond 2020
  • Supply chain matters: finding an appetite and optimizing contracts in certain uncertainty
  • Reducing technical and commercial risks
  • Making projects investment friendly.’

Other participants include: Declan Burke, Deputy Director, CfD Design & Governance, Department of Energy and Climate Change Rob Hastings, Director of Energy and Infrastructure, The Crown Estate; Jonathan Cole, Managing Director, Offshore, ScottishPower Renewables; and Ole Kjems Sørensen, Vice President, Head of Commercial Transactions & Market Development, DONG Energy.

2nd African Energy and Mines Summit , Johannesburg

July 1, 2015 - July 2, 2015 |

The challenge for secure and affordable power is leading mines across Africa to assess and pursue renewable energy options to supplement grid power or off-set diesel consumption. Over the last 12 months, several African mines have issued requests for proposals for renewable energy projects and others are now in the feasibility stages to map out the business case for alternative energy solutions. The market for renewables for mines in SA is being driven by the significant power disruptions, energy price hikes and overwhelming need for additional energy that many mines are experiencing.

Meet Mainstream’s, Hein Reyneke at this event to discuss how Mainstream can work with you to find ways to supply you with clean, competitive, stable renewable power.

Africa Energy Forum, Dubai

June 8, 2015 - June 11, 2015 | Dubai, UAE

Lekela Power, the new joint venture partnership between Mainstream and Actis set to deliver 1GW into operation in the next five years is sponsoring AEF15.  Participating in two panel discussions across the programme, Chris Matthews will participate in the ‘Country Focus – Ghana’ on Wednesday 10 June at 5pm.  Lekela’s CEO, Chris Antonopoulos will participate in the session, ‘Country Focus – Egypt’ on Thursday 11 at 10am.

If you would like to discuss any business opportunities in advance of the event, or to schedule a meeting in Dubai, email  Chris Matthews or Chris Antonopoulos.

To view the full conference website click here.

Datacloud Global Congress, Monaco

June 3, 2015 - June 4, 2015 |

Europe’s largest datacentre cloud congress and exhibition is being held in Monaco this year.  Mainstream’s, VP Global Customer Relationships, Matt Boss will participate in the Energy Theatre on 04 June at 0950hrs in the panel discussion ‘How will European energy support future datacentre and cloud demand’.  Visit the event website here.  Also, for more background infomration on the internet going green, read the Greenpeace report ‘Clicking Green‘.

Matt will be talking about;

a) how we work with customers to find ways to supply them with renewable power

b) why we’re seeing so many Power Purchase Agreements in the US

c) what some of the major datacentre players are doing with regard to renewables (Google, Apple, BT, Microsoft)

d) options for how datacentres can cost-effectively procure renewable power etc.

Colleagues, Matt Boss and Lesley O’Connor will both attend the Congress.  If you are interested to discuss how you can procure sustainable energy for your business or want any more information on greening your business, please contact Matt and Lesley to set-up a convenient meeting time.

Africa Investor Project Developer Summit, Cape Town

June 2, 2015 - June 2, 2015 |

This Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only event and will gather Africa’s top project developers on the Ai 200 Project Developers list. The Summit will also host the Ai Project Developer Awards, designed to recognise and reward excellence amongst Africa’s project developers to a pan-African and global infrastructure investment audience.

Mainstream is delighted to be nominated in Category Nine: Ai African Renewable Energy Project Developer of the Year.

Meet our colleagues, Linda Thompson and Colin FitzRandolph at these events.


Africa Future Energy Forum, Kenya

May 27, 2015 - May 28, 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya

Mainstream’s, Linda Thompson (Senior Development Manager Africa) will speak at the Africa Future Energy Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-28 May 2015.

Themed as Unlocking Africa’s Energy Potential, the Africa Future Energy Forum will bring together major stakeholders to discuss the policy, technology, and financing aspects.

If you would like to discuss any business opportunities with Mainstream at this event, please email Linda directly at

To view the full conference website click here.

Energy and Mines, Chile

May 6, 2015 - May 7, 2015 | Santiago, Chile

Mainstream Chile are co-sponsors of the Energy and Mines Summit in Santiago, Chile.  Our colleagues, Eduardo Novos ( and Daniel Canales ( will both be attending.

If you would like to meet with our colleagues at the event, please contact both directly.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

April 13, 2015 - April 15, 2015 | New York, USA

Mainstream’s Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor will be participating in a panel discussion on ‘Building in the unsubsidised market’ on Tuesday 14 April.

To view the conference website click here.

IWEA Annual Conference 2015 “Irish Wind Energy – Renewing Ireland’s Energy”

March 25, 2015 - March 26, 2015 | Dublin, Ireland

IWEA Annual Conference 2015 “Irish Wind Energy – Renewing Ireland’s Energy” take place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin on the 25th & 26th March. The IWEA Annual Conference 2015 will look at how we manage the risks and maximise the opportunities for Irish wind in the years ahead.

Six focused sessions over two days, will see high profile policy makers, industry leaders and energy specialists examine the following themes:
•               Irish Wind Energy: Renewing the Vision
•               Renewing Energy Systems
•               Policy, Certainty, Investment, Getting it right
•               Embracing Change: Shaping Ireland’s Future Energy (Panel session)
•               Market Change: Managing risks advancing opportunities
•               Planning Partnership

Mainstream’s Eoin McPartland,, and Heather Laurie,, will be attending this conference.

To view the conference website click here.

Scottish Renewables Annual Conference, Exhibition and Dinner

March 24, 2015 - March 25, 2015 | Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish Renewables Annual Conference is an excellent business platform for companies to meet, network and forge relationships with business leaders in the renewable energy sector. Mainstream’s, David Sweenie, Offshore Manager, will be attending this conference. If you would like to discuss any business opportunities with Mainstream at this event, please email David directly at  View full programme.


IPA – Power Scotland Conference

March 19, 2015 - March 19, 2015 | Scotland

Mainstream’s, Allan Kelly will attend the IPA Power Scotland Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. If you would like to discuss any business opportunities with Mainstream at this event, please email Allan directly at .

To view the conference website click here.

Oxford Energy Network

March 10, 2015 - March 10, 2015 |

Mainstream’s Chief Executive, Eddie O’Connor will present on ‘Grid and Supergrid – designing an electrical future’ as part of the Oxford Energy Series. The event will be held in the School of Geography and Environment Lecture theatre at 1700hrs.

For more details click here.

EWEA Offshore

March 10, 2015 - March 12, 2015 |

EWEA Offshore takes place in Copenhagen from 10 to 12 March 2015. This event will host a number of key sessions focussing on new industry developments and cost reductions. Click here to review the conference programme.

Mainstream’s Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Adam Bruce will be attending the event and representing Mainstream in the launch of the SEASTAR Alliance. The SEASTAR Alliance is an industry-driven offshore wind alliance of European excellence, strenthening regional cooperation between Member States. It will focus on: cost reduction, knowledge management and grid development. Click here for further information on the event.

Sustainable Brands London 2014

November 3, 2014 - November 7, 2014 | Lancaster hotel, London

Join the Mainstream team at the Sustainable Brands London 2014 conference and exhibition which takes place at the Lancaster hotel, London from 3 to 7 November.

This the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide.

Meet the Mainstream team and see how renewable energy is making global brands, such as IKEA, more sustainable. Learn about Mainstream’s proposition to sustainable brands;

Whether they want to buy renewable power or invest in renewable projects, Mainstream will develop and deliver the projects they need, from concept to construction.

And because renewable development is our business, we won’t expose companies to the risks of development. They can get on with their business while we get on with the renewables.

Learn more about Mainstream’s proposition to Sustainable Brands

Learn more about the Sustainable Brands London 2014 event 

IFT Energy and Water 2014

July 22, 2014 | Antofagasta, Chile

Jose Escobar,, Director of Corporate Affairs and Market Development at Mainstream Renewable Power will be speaking at this conference. Mainstream Renewable Power are also taking Gold sponsorship and will have an exhibition stand at this event.

To view conference website click here.

Renewables and Mining Summit 2014

June 23, 2014 | 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, 2196, South Africa

Chris Matthews,, Mining and New Business Manager at Mainstream Renewable Power will be attending this conference. Mainstream Renewable Power is also one of the main sponsors of the event.

To view the conference website click here.

Africa Energy Forum

June 18, 2014 | Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center Istanbul, Turkey.

Two of our colleagues, Bernard Kiernan and Chris Matthews, will both be attending this conference. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of the members of our team, please email


To view full conference website please click here.

Advanced Submarine Power Cable and Interconnection Forum

June 16, 2014 | Berlin, Germany

Mainstream’s Head of Technology, Joe Corbett will be presenting at this, the 3rd Annual Submarine Marine power cable event.  The title of his presentation: “Engineering the power system of the future”.  To view the conference website, click here.


Should you wish to meet with Joe at the event, please email him directly

GeoBusiness 2014

May 28, 2014 | London, UK

Dipaneeta Das,, GIS/CAD Specialist in Mainstream Renewable Power will be discussing ”Leveraging the value of digital cartography in survey planning for offshore wind farms” at this conference.


To view the full conference programme, click here.

AWEA Windpower 2014

May 5, 2014 - May 8, 2014 | Las Vegas, USA

Windpower2014 takes place in Las Vegas this year at the Nevada Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.  A number of  Mainstream delegates will be attending the event.


If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of the members of our team, please email

Wind Energy Summit South Africa 2014

April 9, 2014 | Cape Town, South Africa

Mike Mangnall,, Project Development Manager at Mainstream Renewable Power will be taking part in a panel session on day two of this Summit, “Learn from leading South African experts on how to minimise potential conflicts between wind energy and birds, and reduce future risks to your project.”

To view full conference programme click here.