Harrogate Lecture: Renewable Energy
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Registration from 12.15, lunch from 12.30, lecture start 1pm to finish at 2pm.
The need for the world to significantly reduce use of and reliance upon fossil fuel is relatively well known and understood. The key means of achieving this goal is the use of renewable energy technologies to produce power. The timescales which most of the world are working to means that, as a consequence, the increase in the level of production and development of the renewable energy equipment required is significant. The corollary which emerges from that increase in pace is that of a wide range of quality and reliability of what is always a significant financial investment for our renewable energy clients. As with all machinery – not all manufacturers are equal but nearly all will claim to be the best. For our clients the uncertainty is compounded by manufacturers vulnerable to financial failure and the intransigence of governments which may vary of cut feed subsidies and feed in tariffs seemingly at a moments notice.
The presentation will provide an overview of the technologies in play, the challenges in the building and operation of the technology and in turn how that may influence the level of cover available for those risks.
By the end of the presentation delegates will have a broad understanding of:
- major renewable energy technologies
- relative difference in operational risk between technologies
- key considerations in insuring renewable energy risks
Neville Green is the Underwriting Manager for Allianz Engineering Construction and Power for all of their regions outside of London. Apart from the first 6 months of his working life which were spent at a burglar alarm company, the remaining 38 years in the industry have been spent working for major Engineering and Construction insurers across a number of roles in development, claims and underwriting. Never happy until he understands what exactly makes a machine work, he is also passionate about passing on knowledge to others.
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