Key Learning Objectives
- Gain an understanding of battery technology, industry developers and markets.
- Know which institutions are invested in and lending to the energy storage industry.
- Appreciate how battery storage regulations are designed and implemented.
- Compare how commercial electricity markets and publicly owned grids use battery storage.
- Interpret corporate offtake structures and the use of off-grid electricity supply and storage.
- Review opportunities in the developing debt market and established equity electricity storage markets.
- Study the financial structure of battery storage deals.
- Master financial models for battery electricity storage.
- Analyse the trajectory of the battery storage market in Asia-Pacific region.
About the Course
Electricity markets and power consumers are the same time hungry for renewable energy of all types but also required to ensure stability of supply. But the rapid advances in battery storage technology that are increasingly able to meet these requirements also bring financial challenges in their wake. Whilst making no assumptions as to prior knowledge of either the current state of battery technology or the market, this course provides a comprehensive explanation of how this emerging technology has already as a result produced a range of ground-breaking deals across a wide range of industries.
The course first investigates in detail the scale of this important new market, and the significance of regulation across multiple jurisdictions, and the role of battery storage in the electricity markets for which they are responsible. Delegates will also examine the emergence of off-grid power solutions, the drive to replace poles and wires and the challenges now facing the retail battery storage market.
Delegates then move on to study available investment and debt opportunities from valuation and credit risk perspectives respectively, developing an understanding of the metrics that matter. Next, delegates will evaluate the corporate and project financial structures, utilising both debt and equity, that now underpin individual battery storage deals. This understanding is then succeeded by group work on tailored financial models, from which delegates the relevant assumptions, cashflows, accounts and outputs to analyse the profitability and risks of battery storage deals.
Who Will Benefit
Battery storage provides the essential complement to renewable energy sources in achieving the energy transformation that this decade will bring. The course covers four interlocking industry segments: organisations that require the knowledge, financial expertise and experience to deliver battery storage profitably at a commercial scale, renewable energy developers themselves, companies and communities that will be using local grids and supply, and firms that are engaged in serving the retail battery storage market.
The course is therefore aimed at all of those who need to gain detailed understanding of the financial and economic aspects of battery storage and the market opportunities it offers across industry segments. These include project managers, engineers, technology specialists, developers and industry participants, as well as commercial and investment bankers, investors, accountants, economists, regulators, and those involved with renewable energy in the government sector.