New Energy Investor Summit 2015

04 - 05 May 2015

Organised by: Energie Zukunft Schweiz
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland


Speed Dating: Projects, Power Plants and Investments

Wind, solar and hydro power plants play a bigger role in the production portfolio of utilities ever year. For institutional investors, direct or indirect investments in those assets are an attractive alternative in the current low interest rate environment. However, finding the appropriate investment opportunities in the current markets is challenging.

The Investor Summit brings top management from financially-strong investors together with their peers from project developers, providers of investment structures, and service providers. In half-hour meetings, potential partners clarify questions about collaborations, projects and investments in wind, solar and water technologies. The Investor Summit is organised by Swiss energy companies and has established itself as an influential event in the European energy sector

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On 5 May 2015 at 11.45 am, Rupert Wimmer (Originator, Weather & Energy, Swiss Re) will be talking about Swiss Re's contribution to make renewable energy projects feasible by reducing their earnings volatility with weather derivatives and production hedges.

To contact Rupert Wimmer directly click here.

Renewable energy @ Swiss Re

Weather conditions are the main and uncontrollable driver of earnings volatility for the renewable energy industry.

Hydroelectric power plants depend on precipitation, wind farms depend on adequate wind speeds, solar plants depend on irradiation in order to generate power. The construction of offshore wind farm projects requires benign wind/wave height conditions.

When it comes to project financing stabilizing these weather dependent cash flows becomes crucial. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers protection against all of the above examples of weather risk, locking in levels of power generation which allow lenders to provide favorable financing conditions.

Find out more about the impact of weather protection on your company's/project's risk-return profile and bank financing terms.

For additional information about Swiss Re's Corporate Solutions click here.