Michael has 20 years of experience in international energy trading, origination and portfolio management. He has structured and negotiated renewable energy PPAs of more than 3,000 MW across Europe and managed and optimised associated long-term price risks.
Prior to co-founding Pexapark, Michael spent 14 years at Axpo Trading, with the last 3 years as a Member of the Management Board. Michael was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company, providing strategic advice to the banking and private equity sector.
Michael holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland.
Michael is committed to promote transparency and help renewable energy reach true scale in post-subsidy markets.
TWO CONCURRENT SESSIONS, ONE FOCUSED ON UTILITY PPAS AND ONE FOCUSED ON CORPORATE PPAS
This session will allow the audience to select from two break out rooms, both focused on the PPA market: either corporate, or utility. Speakers will then delve into their respective area of expertise before opening the session to the audience for discussion during the final 30 minutes.
SPEAKERS ON THE CORPORATE PPA PANEL:
Moderator: Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, Solar Energy UK
Harald Överholm, CEO, Alight
Anna Timoshina, PPA Sales Manager for Europe, Lightsource bp
Phil Dominy, Director, Power & Utilities, Ernst & Young LLP
Filippo Checcucci, Head of PPA unit – Renewables, Naturgy
Thaddeus Dell, Solar Project Lead at Southern Water, Southern Water
SPEAKERS ON THE UTILITY PPA PANEL:
Moderator: Jo Wilkinson, Head of Event Content, Solar Media
Michael Waldner, CEO, Pexapark
Dr. Steffen Hundt, Co-Founder, Think RE
Monika Paplaczyk, Investment Director, Thrive Renewables
Alexandre Soroko, Head of PPA Advisory, Greensolver
Fernando de Juan Astray, Head of Origination, Structured and Long Term Products, Axpo Iberia