***This conference will take place in person.***
The imperative to reduce carbon emissions in order to follow a credible pathway towards net zero emissions by 2050 will require to finance and develop significant capacities for nuclear power generation in the coming years and decades. To facilitate this process, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland launched the NEA-IFNEC Financing Initiative in late 2020, and organised a series of joint webinars on conceptual and practical issues pertaining to nuclear new build financing. The Warsaw Conference on Nuclear Financing will conclude the series and bring together policymakers, finance industry representatives, and nuclear financing experts for in-person discussions in Warsaw, Poland.
Based on the insights developed during this initiative, the NEA has prepared a report entitled Financing New Nuclear Power Plants: Minimising the Cost of Capital by Optimising Risk Management which combines new work on the relationship between optimal risk allocation and nuclear financing in low-carbon energy systems. Key insights from the report will be discussed during the conference.
More information about the programme, speakers and practical details will be announced soon.
Session 1: Financing models for nuclear new build: lessons learnt from recent projects
This session will discuss a series of case studies on financing models for nuclear new build based on recent and ongoing projects. The key findings from these case studies will be the opportunity to discuss lessons learnt in terms of project governance, the role of government policy support measures, as well as risk allocation and mitigation strategies.
Session 2: Optimal risk allocation in a low-carbon world and what it means for nuclear finance: the NEA nuclear financing study
This session will focus on the presentation of the new NEA report entitled Financing New Nuclear Power Plants: Minimising the Cost of Capital by Optimising Risk Management, followed by a roundtable discussion with thought-leaders from academia on the key findings of the study.
Session 3: Leveraging public and private financing for nuclear new build projects
This session will discuss key challenges and opportunities for nuclear new build financing in OECD and NEA economies. This will include discussion on the respective roles of different sources of public and private financing as well as the importance of key policy frameworks, such as the role of ESG and taxonomies.
Session 4: Policy frameworks to enable investments in nuclear new build in Europe
This session will conclude the conference with a high-level discussion on the policy frameworks to enable investments in nuclear new build in Europe, both at the national and European Union levels.
The conference will be followed by a reception.
Interested participants are invited to join a sightseeing tour to the Royal Castle in Warsaw which will take place at 11:00 CET on 9 December.
With the support of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (Republic of Poland).
The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, plac Artura Zawiszy 1, 02-025 Warsaw, Poland.
Interested participants are invited to book their accommodation at preferential rates at the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel by 30 November 2022.
In case of any issues, please contact the reservations department by email citing the special price for the Ministry of Climate and Environment: firstname.lastname@example.org.