Investment in renewable energy in Australia compared to the rest of the world

  • Session Topic

Investment in renewable energy in Australia compared to the rest of the world

3 Oct 2018, 11:20 AM - 12:40 PM

Room 220
English (Australia)

Chair: Koovashni Reddy, Founder and Managing Director, CleanGen Projects


Global investment in renewables – lessons for Australia

Dmitry Danilovich, Head of Clean Energy, KPMG

Transactional activity in the global renewable energy sector has increased every year since 2010 and continues to climb.  Countries with a stable regulatory landscape and continuous development plans for renewables have shown the most investment activity.  Wind, hydropower and solar PV are the sub-sectors attracting more investor interest.   However, the increasing interest of investors in renewable energy assets is pushing up prices – valuations are expected to rise over the next several years.

KPMG has conducted a study “Great expectations: Deal making in the renewable energy sector” based on a global survey of investors in renewable energy which covered 200 senior executives around the world.  The presentation will discuss the key findings of this study, contrast the global trends with the situation in Australia, and comment on the key lessons learned from the international experience.  


Financing utilty-scale renewables in the Australian market

Andrew Smith, Global Head of Energy, National Australia Bank

Andrew will present on the domestic project finance debt market including key challenges and opportunities for lenders.


Comparing energy venture capital investing in Australia with the US and China

Mark Bonnar, Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

Details coming soon


The challenges to making new generation investment decisions

Sam Magee, Head of Commercial, EnergyAustralia

Over the next 25 years significant investment will be required in new dispatchable generation to ensure the reliability of Australia’s energy system as the country’s existing coal fleet is decommissioned.  To support the transition to a reliable, affordable and cleaner system EnergyAustralia is evaluating development opportunities including pumped hydro in South Australia and gas-fired generation in New South Wales.  

These projects require significant financial investments and can take up to four years to enter commercial operation, from initial analysis, planning and through to construction.  To make such commitments project proponents need confidence in the business case assumptions that form the foundation of the investment decision.  This presentation will discuss some of the factors that that can enhance and undermine a developer’s confidence in a volatile regulatory and pricing environment.


  • Koovashni Reddy


    Founder and Managing Director

    CleanGen Projects

    Koovashni is a passionate environmental entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the Australian energy markets and funds management.  She is...

  • Dmitry Danilovich


    Head of Clean Energy


    Dmitry Danilovich is the Head of Clean Energy for KPMG in Australia.  He brings over 20 years of experience in the Australian energy sector.   ...

  • Andrew Smith


    Global Head of Energy

    National Australia Bank

    Andrew is NAB’s Global Head of Energy. His team originates, structures and executes transactions in the energy sector across the Australian, European...

  • Mark Bonnar


    Managing Director

    Southern Cross Venture Partners

    Dr Mark Bonnar is a veteran venture capital investor. Over the last decade Mark has become internationally recognised as a leader in distributed...

  • Sam Magee


    Head of Commercial


    EnergyAustralia is one of the country’s leading energy retailers, with around 1.7 million customers and a generation portfolio comprising some 5,000...

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