European Renewable Energy: A Journey from the Perfect Energy Storm to a Place in the Sun?

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Panel Discussion

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

6:30 PM – 8 PM (GMT+0)

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REGISTRATION: 18:00 - 18:30

Bayes Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
LG001 (Lower ground floor)

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK

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Europe’s clean energy industry has seen unprecedented growth during recent years primarily driven by increased capital flows, efficient market environment, the volatile energy price landscape and supporting policies coupled with ambitious targets. The current energy crisis could be another pivotal moment for the industry, as governments prioritise energy security and affordability, while setting their net zero targets.

At our latest event, we are endeavouring to shed light on the outlook of Renewable Energy in Europe, through market trends, investments, policies, hurdles and opportunities.

Join us for an insightful session with a distinguished panel of experts, where we will discuss:

● The outlook for renewable energy technologies in key European markets
● The impact of the current energy crisis and the opportunities emerging for renewables
● The key role renewables can play in Europe’s energy security
● Investment climate and trends in the clean energy space
● The effect of supporting policies, national and international emission reduction targets

Ypatios Moysiadis, Managing Partner at Wattcrop
Mark Henderson, Chief Investment Officer at Gridserve Sustainable Energy
Will Hitchcock, CEO of Above

Menelaos Vakalopoulos, Derivatives Products Analyst at EDF Trading

This event is organised by the Greek Energy Forum (GEF) in collaboration with the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance at Bayes Business School.
Food Provided (20:00 - 21:00 - Networking and drinks)


Bayes Business School, 106 Bunhill Row
LG001 (Lower ground floor)

106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ, UK


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Will Hitchcock


Will Hitchcock is the founder and CEO of Above, a global solar software and data analytics company. Having brought the first aerial condition monitoring services to the solar industry in 2016, where he pioneered the use of drones and AI, Above now works with over 100 customers throughout the world and is operating in 24 countries. Above is driving the digitalisation agenda within the utility-scale solar industry through helping customers use technology to increase plant performance, manage risk and reduce cost. 

He is the Chairman of the Solar Energy UK Utility-Scale Technical Working Group. The group focuses on establishing and advancing technology, operations and best practices across the industry.

Will has extensive knowledge of the solar industry, previously a Director at leading EPC, where he led the construction of 150MW of ground-mounted solar. He is also the founder of the UKs first community owned solar generator, Green Energy Nayland, for which he is still a Director. Will holds an BEng in Aeronautical Engineering.

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Ypatios Moysiadis


Sixteen years of broad and versatile working experience with the EU, Regional and local Authorities, Large Corporations and SMEs.

Management, Risk and BPR Consultant with deep understanding of business needs processes and issues (Procurement, Supply Chain, Production, Quality, Marketing and Sales) with a success track record of deliverables and measurable results. Large Contract and Bid Manager experienced with the EU, National & Local Governments tenders and contracts.

Renewable Energy and Sustainability Enthusiast, devoted on bridging sustainable innovation and technologies with practical needs. Able to guide and help authorities and organisations on establishing sustainable policies, interpret European & National legislation in a simple and meaningful way, identify the barriers and the opportunities and disseminate knowledge to every organisational level.

Successful track record of Green Related Project Development and Project Management varying from EU and National Projects to Renewable Energy Investments & Installations (micro-generation to large scale installations of Solar PV, Wind, Biomass) within UK and other European Countries.

Striving to create open minded working environments, eager to tackle changes consistently with optimism and firm belief in people and their abilities. Ground breaking Thinker always on the look-out for improvement possibilities that thrives on highly rated challenges and diversified tasks.

Other Specialities: Business Coaching & Mentoring, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Brand / Product Design & Development, People Training & Management, Innovation Management, SMEs & Startups


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Mark Henderson

Gridserve Sustainable Energy

A former investment banker, who has advised on, structured and financed over £5 billion and 8,000MW of infrastructure energy projects. Previously Mark established the project finance power and renewable energy team at Investec and the solar investment fund at Greencoat Capital. Also chair of the board of trustees and the investment committee for Pure Leapfrog, a community energy charity that provides funding for low carbon, high social impact projects.