What you will learn:
With investments in the offshore wind sector set to increase, this course will be your path to understand offshore wind financing mechanisms. You will examine how investors and potential lenders look at the sector and in what ways they can be expected to contribute. You will also explore the unique characteristics of financing offshore wind in the U.S. to make projects viable, financeable, and bankable. The course will also study the similarities and differences to onshore wind financing and what key lessons we can learn from Europe and U.S.
Who should attend?
- Individuals and government professionals who want to learn more about offshore wind project financing and how financiers evaluate project risk
- Professionals who are involved in onshore renewable energy project development and financing and want to learn about how offshore wind will be similar and different
9. Financing mechanisms
9.1 Debt v Equity
9.2 Players within project financing
9.3 Financing timeline
9.4 Evaluating risks for project financing
9.5 Similarities/differences to onshore wind financing
9.6 Key lessons learned (Europe and US)
Chris Elkinton, Senior Project Manager and Offshore Technical Lead
Dr. Chris Elkinton is a Project Manager and the Offshore Technical Lead on the Wind Independent Engineering team at DNV GL. Dr. Elkinton has more than 15 years of experience in offshore wind consulting on project feasibility and concept design, port readiness, due diligence, and market entry. Dr. Elkinton specializes in technical due diligence for onshore and offshore wind projects and has managed technical due diligence assignments in support of project financing for more than 4 GW of wind projects during the past five years. Last year alone, Dr. Elkinton and his colleagues provided technical due diligence to 85% of the onshore wind financing transactions in the US and 3.4 GW in offshore wind transactions globally. Dr. Elkinton joined DNV GL in 2007 and holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.