About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

In a world of increasing energy demands, carbon capture and storage (CCS) plays a vital role in reducing energy emissions from fossil fuels. Carbon capture and storage is the generic term for a number of technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from static sites and transports them to a permanent geological storage site, thereby removing emissions. While carbon capture and storage offers huge opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, it must be implemented in a safe manner ensuring that any plant in operation is safe for workers and the general public.

Focusing on Asia, this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) will seek to explore the risks, opportunities and developments in the Carbon Capture and Storage markets. The analysis of policy and technical aspects of CCS will arm delegates with the knowledge to effectively explore and implement CCS projects in this region.

This VILT will provide an introduction to the concepts of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and its potential contribution in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It will also examine the key elements in the extensive value chain that will be created by CCS projects by identifying the key players and participants. It will also provide the delegates with its potential commercial considerations as well.

The course will also provide attendees with key references and essential reading.

This course is intended for technical and non-technical professionals with an interest in carbon capture and storage, as well as project and commercial managers who would like to gain an insight into the opportunities and risks involved when dealing with the entire chain of CCS.

The following professionals from utility companies, coal producers, coal technologies companies, environmental consultancies, regulators, financial institutions and governments will find this training course useful:

  • Corporate and Strategic Planning Executives Energy Research & Development Executives Process Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Legal and Contract Executives
  • Executives in Emissions and Clean Air/Environment Initiatives Energy Infrastructure Developers and Project Managers
  • Coal Mining and Technology Executives Asset Management and Risk Managers Community and Governmental Affairs
  • New investment or capital funding executives

Christian Erich Grütte is an independent financial advisor with some 20 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector.

Since six years, he has successfully delivered energy finance training to hundreds of executives from more than 80 countries in some 100 seminars in across the world. Additionally, he serves as a lecturer in the IESE Business School and the Renewable Energy Finance Studies Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Delegates come from leading financial institutions, industrial corporations and governments such as e.g. IFC, FMO, GIZ, IFU, Obviam, KfW, HBOR, European Investment Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, African Finance Corporation, JBIC, Industrial Development Corporation, Banco Santander, Enel, E.ON, Vattenfall, Endesa, Eskom, Total, Sumitomo, Gamesa, Siemens, Akka Enerji, Akzo Nobel, BP, Shell, Abengoa, Energomontaza, Mitsubishi, SgurrEnergy, PwC, Investec, RES, Globeleq, Aldwych, The Crown Estate, Coca-Cola, Procter&Gamble, Pacific Gas & Electric, Omrom, OFGEM, Munich Re, AES, Alstom, Schneider Electric, Aveng Group, Air Liquide, NEPRA, Saudi Aramco, King Saud University, Swicorp, Qatar Petroleum, K.A. CARE.

Some of the topics delivered include Independent Power Projects, Project Finance, Power Purchase Agreements Renewable Technologies & Economics, Financial Analysis & Structuring, Risk Mitigation, Loan Term Sheets Elements, Government Tenders and Policy Incentives, Electricity Market Structures & Liberalization, Electricity Pricing, Project Transactions & Valuations, Innovative Renewable Business Models. Due to his versatile experience and personality, he has the ability to quickly relate to and leverage different cultural and professional backgrounds of delegates. His objective is not only to train passionately on fascinating energy finance topics, but to deliver a seminar experience, where delegates weave together as a group of persons and exchange not merely business cards, but ideas to spur business beyond.

He started out his career in a leading North European Strategy Consultancy, where he made substantial contributions to build the energy practice within the firm. He developed and implemented innovative distributions concepts for utility clients to face the competitive challenges of the newly liberalized German electricity market.

In 2002, anticipating the tectonic shifts to arrive in the energy sector by renewables, he decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector. In the following years, he supported world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors, such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMV, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assemble project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets. Based on this work his clients were able to realize their investment strategy via the acquisition of local partners, greenfield and operating wind, solar, biomass, geothermal or hydro projects with pipelines of many thousands MW capacity.

He also became a recommended speaker at leading international energy conferences on topics of market attractiveness and investment drivers for renewables. He formed part of the Working Group ‘Financing the Energy Turnaround’ in Frankfurt and was one of the first members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.

Since ten years, he focuses on the particular challenges of power projects in emerging markets, such as Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Georgia, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa or Pakistan. He flags risks to international investors coming from regulatory environment, grid connection and competitors. Developers are supported to raise equity, mitigates risks via the creation of international project consortia and achieve project finance bankability with domestic and international lenders.

He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Berlin and is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and German and conversational in French.