16-17 November 2021 | Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

Christian Schnell

dr Christian Schnell

Christian Schnell advises on developments, acquisitions, disposals, EPCs, PPAs and heat supply agreements in the renewable energy sector in Poland and CEE. Christian has a varied client base, advising direct investors, renewable energy and infrastructure funds, private equity and private debt, international developers and financial institutions in respect of development, construction and operational projects.

For more than two decades now Christian has been leading transactions on numerous energy projects and has broad experience of premium support schemes, but also non-subsidy renewable energy projects, mainly onshore wind and ground-mounted solar PV projects. He has a profound knowledge about energy markets, strategic market forecasts and sector integration technologies. Christian has also longstanding experience with offshore project development and advises since many years on heat investments and heat supply contracts. Christian is an author of over 100 publications about the energy market and is regularly consulted by sector associations, think tanks and governmental institutions.

16 Nov 2021
 - 10:15 CET

In the June 2021 round of renewable auctions, Solar PV bidders picked up around 2.2GW of capacity, the country’s Energy Regulatory Office (URE) announced. The initial auction for projects, with a capacity larger than 1MW, will result in the development of PV plants with a combined capacity of more than 1.2GW. In this session we will assess some of the questions which emerged from these results.

  • Recent auction review: winning bids, prices, and locations
  • With more auctions on the horizon, do recent events become a barometer that set government expectations?
  • The impact of low bids – will they affect PPA prices, and do they set artificially low expectations of what the industry can deliver?
  • How to prepare for an auction
  • How can developers work effectively with suppliers and partners to deliver projects?