NSW Energy Series: Future energy projects

NSW Energy Series: Future energy projects

NSW
Jun 21
In a tight economic environment, companies in the coal, gas and renewable sectors need to re-evaluate how to source finance and attract investment. Innovative financing solutions for future energy projects in the downstream and upstream of the energy supply chain will be essential.

Speakers

Alex Heath, Head of Economic Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia
Brett Redman, Chief Financial Officer, AGL Energy
Michael Thorpe, Managing Director, Infrastructure and Utilities, Commonwealth Bank

Event overview

The resources boom saw investment in the Australian resources sector rise to record levels, driven by strong commodity prices and Chinese demand, and facilitating a healthy project pipeline.

Funding for this investment overwhelmingly came from the profits generated by resources companies. External funding sources, such as new debt and equity issuance, played only a limited role.

In a tight economic environment, companies in the coal, gas and renewable sectors need to re-evaluate how to source finance and attract investment. Innovative financing solutions for future energy projects in the downstream and upstream of the energy supply chain will be essential.

This NSW Energy Series event will examine:

  • The shifts in energy supply and demand - what will drive investment feasibility;
  • How to raise capital, minimise risk and attract investment in today's economy;
  • Investment evaluation - what do banks look for when considering investment in the energy sector; and
  • What Government initiatives promote the flow of funds into renewable energy projects. 

Meet the speakers

Alex Heath
Head of Economic Analysis Department, Reserve Bank of Australia

Brett Redman
Chief Financial Officer, AGL Energy

Michael Thorpe
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Utilities, Commonwealth Bank

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