Carol is a Director within the European Project Finance team of Rabobank, one of the leading banks in project finance globally. The energy transition is one of the core pillars of Rabobank's ambition and the bank has been project financing renewable energy assets for over 20 years with a current global commitment of c. EUR 5bln distributed over 20 countries.
Carol is responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of renewable energy transactions (battery storage, offshore wind, solar PV, onshore wind) across Europe, including complex holdco and/or portfolio structures and financing on the basis of corporate PPAs and/or merchant revenues. Most recently, Carol has been involved in financial advisory for offshore wind in the Netherlands and has led the negotiation and execution of the financing for several large-scale solar PV portfolios in the Netherlands, Denmark and Italy. In respect of battery storage specifically, Carol recently closed financings for a stand-alone battery in France and two stand-alone battery portfolios in the UK.
Before joining Rabobank, Carol was responsible for debt advisory within Philips Capital and prior to that spent the first years of her career within structured metals and energy finance at ING. Carol holds a Master in Business Computer Science from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
02:25 pm - 03:30 pm
Financing Utility-Scale Storage: Where is Equity Heading Next, and Where Does Debt Belong?
There is plenty of equity available for financing grid-scale storage across Europe. Projects no longer need to adapt their commercial models to accommodate debt. This panel session examines which national markets are particularly exciting for equity investors, and which revenue streams and project maturities can justify the use of leverage.