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LA CAMARA RENEWABLE ENERGY CONFERENCE

SPAIN AND AUSTRALIA:

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES

TOWARDS A GREEN FUTURE

3 SEPTEMBER 2015

NSW DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY

LEVEL 47, MLC CENTRE, 19 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY, 2000

Spain is a leader in the world’s most advanced renewable energy technologies and

innovation. At this conference, La Camara is pleased to bring together experts in the

fields who will give their insights into sustainable energy development in Australia,

the market conditions, the regulatory outlook, the financial environment and new

technological innovations.

There are exciting times ahead for the renewable energy industry in Australia following

the ratification of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by the Australian Parliament.

At this conference speakers and panellists will share their insights from their unique

perspectives as policy makers, developers, retailers and financiers into the current

opportunities and challenges faced by the industry as well as those that lie ahead.

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8.30 am Breakfast and registration

9.00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Paul Curnow, Partner, Environmental Markets, Baker & McKenzie

Sylvia Fernandez, President, La Camara

Official Opening

H.E. Mr Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain to Australia, Embassy of Spain

Amy Kean, Renewable Energy Advocate, NSW Department of Industry

9.30 am Session 1

Presentation by Dr Joel Gilmore, Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, EY:

Energy market analysis and the role of renewable energy

• What are the drivers in the demand of electricity in Australia? What are the trends in the supply

and demand for electricity in the different states?

• The role of renewable energy in the evolution of the electricity market. How will the RET impact

the future electricity mix?

• What role will storage technology play?

• Changes in the industry after 2020. The effect of agreement on the target and how the industry

will continue after 2020.

Q&A

10.00 am Session 2

Panel discussion chaired by Kobad Bhavnagri, Head of Australia, Bloomberg New Energy

Finance:

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• The Government’s role in renewable energy development.

• The strategy of Government beyond the 2020 RET.

• What are the plans for Australia’s climate change policy going forward?

Panel 1:

• Mark Williamson, Executive General Manager, Clean Energy Regulator

Panel 2:

• Ben Ferguson,Director, State Energy Market Development, Victorian Department

of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, VIC

• Amy Kean, Renewable Energy Advocate, Department of Industry, NSW

• Phil Richardson, A/General Manager, Energy Consumer and Pricing,

Department of Energy and Water Supply, QLD

• Catherine Way, Industry Development Manager, Renewables SA,

Department of State Development, SA

Q&A

10.55 am Coffee Break

11.15 am Session 3

Presentation by Greg Bourne, Chairman, ARENA:

• ARENA’s perspective on the future of the renewable energy industry in Australia.

• ARENA’s priorities for innovation to ensure the success of renewables in the long term.

• Discussion regarding the acceleration of the uptake of renewable energy in Australia:

by reference, to successful projects.

Q&A

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11.35 am Session 4

Presentation by Charles Davis, Head of Energy and Renewables Project Finance, CBA:

Financing of renewable energy projects

• Different financing structures for renewable energy projects based on a projected revenue

model.

• The perspective of financial institutions in financing renewable energy projects and challenges

for the financing of new projects.

Q&A

11.55 am Session 5

Panel discussion chaired by Paul Curnow, Partner, Environmental Markets,

Baker & McKenzie:

• Different approaches to structured financing for renewal energy projects under PPA,

Feed-in Tariff and merchant risk scenarios.

• Current requirements of financial institutions: exploring alternative financing models.

• The role of the CEFC and how it interacts with project investors.

Panellists

• Iván Butragueño, Structured Finance, Elecnor

• Charles Davis, Head of Energy and Renewables Project Finance, CBA

• Warwick Forster, Energy Markets Manager, Union Fenosa Wind Australia

• Ludovic Theau, Executive Director, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Q&A

12.35 pm Lunch Break

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1.40 pm Session 6

Outlook from The Hon Mark Butler MP , Shadow Minister for Environment,

Climate Change and Water

Q&A

2.05 pm Session 7

Panel discussion chaired by Professor Kenneth Baldwin, Director, ANU Energy Change

Institute and ANU Public Policy Fellow, The Australian National University

• Innovation as the main driver to improve the competitiveness and application of renewable

energy in Australia.

• Prospects for commercialisation of utility-scale storage systems.

Panellists

• James Harding, Head of Business Development, Abengoa

• Wes Stein, Solar Research Leader, Energy Flagship, CSIRO

• Dan Sturrock, Transactions and Business Development, ARENA

• Stephen Thompson, Service Group Manager Infrastructure Advisory, GHD

Q&A

2.45 pm Coffee Break

3.05 pm Outlook from Alberto Cerdán, Senior Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Spain

3.20 pm Session 8

Case Study by Andrea Fontana, Country Manager, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures:

• Moree Solar Farm

Q&A

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Presentation by Giovanni Polizzi, Business Development Manager Energy, Indra:

• Indra’s new technologies in the renewable energy sector and how they increase efficiency.

Q&A

4.00 pm Closing Remarks by Sean Rush, Partner, Banking & Finance, Baker & McKenzie

4.10 pm Networking Drinks

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SPEAKERS

Professor Kenneth Baldwin | Director, Energy Change Institute | Australian National University

Professor Ken Baldwin is the Director of the Energy Change Institute at the ANU, and Deputy Director of the Research School of Physics

and Engineering. Since 2011 he was a member of the Project Steering Committee for the Australian Energy Technology Assessment (AETA)

produced by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE). Professor Baldwin is an inaugural ANU Public Policy Fellow, and

winner of the 2004 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science, for his role in initiating and championing

“Science meets Parliament”. In 2007, Professor Baldwin was awarded the W.H. Beattie Steele Medal, the highest honour of the Australian

Optical Society. In 2010 he was awarded the Barry Inglis Medal by the National Measurement Institute for excellence in precision

measurement. Professor Baldwin is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Optical Society of America

and the Australian Institute of Physics.

Kobad Bhavnagri | Head of Australia | Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Kobad Bhavnagri is the Head of Australia for Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s and developed the company’s economic modelling

expertise in solar PV and the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target.

Kobad has worked in the energy and finance industries since 2003 as an engineer, management consultant and analyst. He has an

academic background in engineering and environmental studies and specialises in energy economics, markets and policy.

Greg Bourne | Chairman | ARENA

Greg Bourne graduated with honours in chemistry at the University of Western Australia. With BP he spent 30+ years living and working in

the UK, Middle East, USA, Canada, Ireland, Brazil, China, Venezuela and Australia. For two years he was Special Adviser on Energy and

Transport to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He returned to Australia in 1999 as Regional President. He was CEO of WWF-Australia for

six years and later a non-executive director of Carnegie Wave Energy.

Greg is now Chair of the Board of ARENA, a young, dynamic organisation specifically tasked with helping to build the technical and

commercial infrastructure needed to capitalise on Australia’s renewable energy endowment. Its work is centred on building tomorrow’s

energy infrastructure and delivering a more diverse and affordable energy future for Australia. He was awarded the Centenary Medal

for services to the environment and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Western Australia for services to international business.

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The Hon Mark Butler MP | Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water

Mark was elected to Federal Parliament in 2007 representing the electorate of Port Adelaide. His career in Parliament has so far included;

Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Minister for Social Inclusion, Minister Assisting the Prime

Minister on Mental Health Reform, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Minister for Climate Change, Environment, Heritage and Water.

Mark is currently the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water.

Before entering Parliament, Mark worked for 15 years in the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU) including 11 years as State

Secretary and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for services to trade unionism.

In 1997, Mark was elected President of the ALP in South Australia, and was a Member of the ALP National Executive and National Executive

Committee from 2000 to 2014. He was elected National ALP President in 2015. He has also served as a member of several government and

private sector boards including the South Australian Social Inclusion Board and the SA Tourism Commission.

Iván Butragueño | Structured Finance | Elecnor

Iván is a Structured Finance executive in the engineering and construction firm Elecnor, where he is engaged in the analysis, structuring,

valuation, financing and execution of investments in infrastructure and energy projects, including natural gas pipelines, wind farms, solar

plants and transmission lines.

Iván joined Elecnor from COFIDES, the Spanish Development Finance Institution, where he was an investment manager responsible for

analyzing and structuring debt and equity participations in investment projects located in emerging countries, and where he was also an

investment committee member of EFP, one of the funds participated by COFIDES whose portfolio is located in Sub-Saharan Africa. His

career commenced at an Investment Banking firm where he collaborated on midmarket M&A deals and worked both at the New York

and Frankfurt offices. Iván holds the CFA professional designation and a B.A. (Hons) in European Business Studies from the University of

Portsmouth, and was a Madrid Chamber of Commerce scholar in the Czech Republic.

H.E Mr Manuel Cacho | Ambassador of Spain to Australia | Embassy of Spain

H.E Mr Manuel Cacho holds a Degree in Law as well as an International Studies Certificate from the Spanish Diplomatic School. The

Ambassador joined the Foreign Service in 1977 and served as Secretary at the Embassies of Spain in the Democratic Republic of Congo

(1977-1979), the Philippines (1979-1981) and Chile (1983-1986); and as Counsellor in the United Kingdom (1986-1990). Moreover, in

1995 was appointed Consul General of Spain in Jerusalem. He held the position of Deputy Director General at the Diplomatic Information

Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain from 1993 to 1995, and from 2005 to 2008 he was appointed

Spokesperson with the rank of Director General. H.E Mr Manuel Cacho has been Ambassador of Spain to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

(1998- 2001), the Syrian Arab Republic (2001-2005) and the Republic of Cuba (2008-2012). Back to Madrid in 2012, he was appointed

Secretary General for the Asian-Pacific Foundations, including the Spain-Australia Council Foundation, and from 2013 on, he served as

Ambassador on Special Mission for Spain’s successful Candidature to the UN Security Council 2015-2016.

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Alberto Cerdán | Senior Trade Commissioner | Embassy of Spain

Paul Curnow | Partner, Environmental Markets | Baker & McKenzie

Paul Curnow heads Baker & McKenzie’s Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Industry Focus Group. Paul is ranked as one of Australia’s foremost

energy lawyers and globally as a market leader in climate change.

He specialises in renewable energy, power and environmental project development and mergers & acquisition transactions. Paul’s key

focus is advising on all issues associated with the development and financing of renewable and clean energy projects and global carbon

and emissions trading markets.

He has worked for over 12 years on Australian and cross border transactions. He has particular experience advising European companies

on their renewable energy investments in Australia.

Charles Davis | Head of Energy and Renewables Project Finance | CBA

Since relocating to Australia 9 years ago, Charles has worked for CBA with a focus on energy and renewables. In this time he has worked

on numerous transactions including project, acquisition and corporate financings.

Prior to joining the Bank, Charles worked for ConocoPhillips in London for 10 years with roles in finance, business development, project

finance and origination / trading covering the energy and renewables sectors.

Charles is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science from Sheffield University, UK.

Ben Ferguson | Director, State Energy Market Development |

Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, VIC

Ben Ferguson is Director, State Energy Market Development at the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and

Resources. Ben manages a number of teams in the Energy Sector Development Branch of the Department, including the group responsible

for the development of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Policy Framework. Ben has worked at the Commonwealth and Victorian Treasury

Departments, including in Executive roles responsible for energy, water, resources and environment policy. He was also previously the

Senior Economist at the Business Council of Australia.

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Sylvia Fernandez | President | La Camara

Sylvia Fernandez was appointed President of La Camara in July 2014 after serving on the board since 2012. Sylvia is a partner in a

national law firm specialising in litigation and dispute resolution.

Andrea Fontana | Country Manager | Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

Andrea had been working in the renewable sector since 2005. He was formerly dedicated to Kyoto Protocol Clean Development

Mechanism renewable projects, mainly landfill gas, and then moved to solar sector. Andrea has gained significant experience by joining

FRV, an international development platform which has fully developed and commissioned more than half a Gigawatt of solar assets,

both PV and CSP between Europe, the US, Latin America, Middle East and Australia, including the 20MWac Royalla solar farm in

Canberra and the 56MWac Moree Solar Farm in northern NSW. Andrea had witnessed the impressive growth of Utility Scale PV and the

consolidation of the industry in Europe and in the US and since joining the FRV Australian branch as a Country Manager in 2011, Andrea

has been leading the company operations in Australia and Asia Pacific region.

Warwick Forster | Energy Markets Manager | Union Fenosa Wind Australia

Warwick Forster is the Energy Markets Manager at Union Fenosa Wind Australia, a wind farm developer owned by Spanish Utility, Gas

Natural Fenosa. He has eighteen years of experience in energy markets in Australia, covering both gas and electricity.

Whilst his recent role has been to find commercial opportunities for the development of wind farms, his prior experience has covered

generation, retail and trading for a number of Australian utilities including Babcock & Brown Power, Alinta, Aurora Energy, Energex,

Ergon and ACTEWAGL. He earned degrees in Engineering and Economics, from the Australian National University, and has a Masters in

Business Administration from La Trobe University.

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Dr Joel Gilmore | Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services | EY

Dr Joel Gilmore is a Senior Manager at EY, where he advises industry and government on transitioning the electricity sector to a low

emissions future. Joel has particular expertise in detailed technical and economic modelling of electricity systems, analysing policy and

market design options for the integration of renewable generation into the grid, and evaluating the role of emerging technologies in the

market. Recent projects have included modelling the costs and benefits of the Renewable Energy Target for the Clean Energy Council,

developing price forecasts for Australian electricity markets, and assisting the Colombian government to develop policies to support energy

efficiency. He has also participated in international working groups with other industry leaders on the future of electricity systems, and

contributed to several book chapters on related topics.

James Harding | Head of Business Development | Abengoa

James Harding is Head of Business Development in Australia for Abengoa Solar. Abengoa Solar is a world leader in concentrating solar

thermal energy technology, with more than 1.6GW of solar power capacity in operation, and 500MW under construction and late stage

development in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

James has 30 years’ experience in the international project business, having been involved with the development, financing and

implementation of major capital projects around the world. He is a director of the Australian Solar Thermal Energy Association, and most

recent chair of the Clean Energy Council’s concentrating solar thermal directorate.

Amy Kean | Renewable Energy Advocate |NSW Department of Industry

Amy Kean is Australia’s first Renewable Energy Advocate, a position established to support the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan.

The Advocate has been appointed to work closely with NSW communities and industry to facilitate the development and generation of

renewable energy. Amy has worked in the renewable energy industry for 15 years in policy and industry both nationally and internationally.

She has a deep understanding of policy, finance and the technology deployment.

Previously, she established the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in the region at the Clean Energy Council.

She has also worked at Pinpoint/ Mastercard, Hydro Tasmania, NSW SEDA and Accenture. Amy has a Bachelor of Science & Arts and

completing a Masters of Environmental Law. She is a fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership. Amy is a graduate of the Australian

Institute of Company Directors and on the board of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Amy has 2 young children, Laili and Ben.

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Giovanni Polizzi | Business Development Manager Energy | Indra

Giovanni holds an engineering degree and a post-graduate diploma in Renewable Energy Technology and another in Processes Innovation.

For the past 15 years, Giovanni has been leading several innovative technology projects to support distribution of electricity and gas and

power generation, in international energy companies as Enel, Enel Green Power, Cambridge Water and Gas, Endesa, Union Fenosa

Gas, Gas Natural Fenosa, in Europe and in Latin America. He is now responsible for the Energy Market Business Development in Indra in

Australia.

Phil Richardson | A/General Manager, Energy Consumer and Pricing | Department of Energy

and Water Supply, QLD

Phil is an economic policy advisor and senior executive with extensive public sector experience. In his current role Phil is responsible for

delivering key Queensland Government commitments around electricity pricing, consumer policy and renewable energy. In particular,

Phil is supporting an independent inquiry into a state-based renewable energy target and leading a renewable energy reverse auction.

Previously Phil was a Director of Economic Policy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and had earlier roles with Queensland

Treasury and the United Nations Development Programme. Phil has a master of public policy and is completing a master of economics and

finance from the University of Queensland.

Sean Rush | Partner, Banking & Finance | Baker & McKenzie

Sean is a seasoned practitioner with more than 20 years’ international experience in banking and finance, major projects, mergers and

acquisitions and private equity in emerging and developed markets. He is recognised for his strength in acquisition finance and project

finance, particularly in relation to renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

Sean is well connected in the finance industry and understands the needs of major projects to ensure they are bankable in the current

financing environment.

Sean is competent in Spanish and has advised various European and Latin American based multinationals on their investments and projects

in Australia and internationally.

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Wes Stein | Solar Research Leader, Energy Flagship | CSIRO

Wes Stein leads CSIRO’s Solar Group of 40 engineers and scientists, and established, and now manages, the National Solar Energy

Centre. He has developed and led over $50M of CSP projects for CSIRO over the last several years and has a key responsibility in setting

strategic direction. He is Australia’s member of the IEA SolarPACES Executive Committee. He has authored journal articles, book chapters

and co-edited a book on Advances in CSP, and is involved in a number of international scientific panels. He is a certified chartered

engineer and registered professional engineer in NSW, with a background in the power industry.

Dan Sturrock | Transactions and Business Development | ARENA

Dan Sturrock is a senior member of the ARENA Transactions and Business Development team based in Sydney.

Prior to joining ARENA in 2013, Dan worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Macquarie Bank in a range of corporate finance roles with

a focus on renewable energy since 2007. Dan has worked on a range of projects and technologies in Australia and internationally and is

currently responsible for developing and implementing ARENA’s large-scale solar PV competitive funding round.

Ludovic Theau | Executive Director | Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Mr Theau has 25 years’ experience in large transactions involving infrastructure and a range of renewable energy projects, including solar.

At the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), Mr Theau has led the successful financing of a number of CEFC’s innovative renewable

energy projects, helping to develop the Corporation’s growing portfolio. Prior to the CEFC, Mr Theau has worked in Europe and Australia

in infrastructure finance, funds management, asset management, banking and investment banking, with Hastings Funds Management, BNP

Paribas, Macquarie Bank, Westpac and UBS.

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Stephen Thompson | Service Group Manager Infrastructure Advisory | GHD

Stephen heads’ up the national Infrastructure Advisory Group for one of Australia’s largest engineering consulting firms. Over the past 18

years Stephen has worked across all areas of the renewable power sector in infrastructure development for private equity firms, government

project facilitation and more recently as a consultant. In his current role Stephen works to reduce energy and carbon emissions for major

projects across Australia with specific focus on larger energy users. Stephen has played an ongoing advisory role to organisations such as

ARENA on technical due diligence for emerging technologies including Solar PV, Geothermal, Battery Storage and alternative generation

technologies.

Catherine Way | Industry Development Manager | RenewablesSA, South Australian Government

Catherine is the Industry Development Manager of RenewablesSA in the South Australian Government with responsibility for renewable

energy and carbon management investment. She has facilitated the passage through Parliament of new legislation to enable renewable

energy investment, the implementation of strong targets, and the introduction of a package of land-use planning reforms to support wind

energy development.

Catherine has previously worked in both the NGO and private sectors, notably for BHP Billiton on their Olympic Dam Expansion Project

where she provided technical assistance and policy advice in relation to sustainability aspects of the Olympic Dam Expansion project.

Mark Williamson | Executive General Manager | Clean Energy Regulator

Mr Williamson has extensive senior executive experience in the private sector and federal, state and local government. He previously

held a national commercial and technical position in an ASX 200 company and was Executive Director of the Queensland Environmental

Protection Agency, leading that agency’s regulatory operations across a diverse range of environmental legislation.

His qualifications are in applied science and postgraduate qualifications in management.

Mr Williamson is the Executive General Manager of the Scheme Entry and Entitlement Division, which administers elements of the Renewable

Energy Target and Emissions Reduction Fund.

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ABOUT THE TRADE COMMISSION OF SPAIN

The Trade Commission of the Embassy of Spain represents the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and its dedicated

export-promotion agency, ICEX in Australia.

The Trade Commission works to create awareness about the high quality of Spanish products and services and the

significant capabilities of its companies. They support Spanish exporting companies by providing a range of services

customised to individual company needs; facilitate investment attraction on behalf of ‘Invest in Spain’; offer in-depth

market insight and quality advice for Spanish companies wishing to establish themselves in the Australian market. They

collaborate closely with Australian government institutions to ensure strong bilateral trade and economic relationships.

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ABOUT LA CAMARA

La Camara, the Official Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is a Not-For-Profit association with a

national presence in Australia. La Camara facilitates and fosters the development of business relationships, within the

Spanish-Australian business communities. Officially recognised by the Spanish Government, La Camara has a strong

relationship with the Trade Commission of Spain, as well as with the Embassy.

ABOUT BAKER & McKENZIE

Baker & McKenzie is uniquely placed to provide potential investors with the legal support they need to achieve their

renewable energy objectives in Australia. Our team has unmatched knowledge and experience of the renewable energy

sector. With over 300 resident lawyers across three offices in Australia, we are among the largest firms in the market. We

have strong relationships with the Government, major investment banks, transaction services firms, regulatory agencies

and business organisations. We have been advising international clients on their investments and operations in Australia

for more than 50 years and have access to a global network of more than 77 offices in 47 countries.

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