European Utilities and Infrastructure Webinar Series

Autumn 2020

Join Moody’s Infrastructure Finance team and expert guest speakers as we discuss hot topics in a series of crisp 60 minute Autumn webinars. We will consider how well UK energy regulator, Ofgem, is balancing the needs of customers and creditors, the “jaws of death” in UK water, how UK energy networks will need to change, the cyber threat for utilities, the shift of oil and gas companies into the utilities space and the outlook for European toll roads and airports following the biggest shock the sector has seen in recent years.

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Upcoming Schedule

1
Oct
Moody’s Investors Service
Webinar
UK Energy Networks
06:00 EDT | 11:00 BST | 12:00 CEST
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60 mins

Doing things differently

Doing things differently

According to regulator Ofgem, energy networks will need to do things differently if we are to meet the challenge of net zero: to rewire the electricity system, to move away from natural gas (without carbon capture and storage), to operate and plan differently, and develop new approaches to provide energy and energy services to consumers – especially those that enable consumers to use less energy and to use it at different times.

Join Moody’s for a fireside chat with Phil Jones, Chief Executive of Northern Powergrid and Chair of the UK Energy Networks Association (ENA), on the challenges and opportunities for energy networks.

Topics include:

- What is a ‘smart, flexible energy system’ and what do electricity networks need to do?

- The future of gas

- Is the policy and regulatory framework fit for purpose?

- ESG – will networks continue to tick the boxes?

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8
Oct
Moody’s Investors Service
Webinar
UK Water
11:00 BST | 12:00 CEST
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60 mins

Running (out of) water; how will future customer needs be met?

Running (out of) water; how will future customer needs to be met?

Water supply will need to increase by around 24% between 2025 and 2050 if no action is taken to reduce consumption, according to the UK Environment Agency.  At the same time, the government has committed to reducing over-abstraction and returning water bodies to their natural state, a cause supported by many customers and stakeholders. A changing climate and a growing population are putting increasing pressure on an ever-diminishing resource – so what does the water sector, both companies and the regulator, need to do next?

Join Moody’s, Dr Luis Correia da Silva - Partner Oxera Consulting, Rachel Fletcher- CEO Ofwat, Peter Simpson - CEO Anglian Water and Moody’s analysts to discuss what is needed if the water sector is to continue to deliver for customers and avoid a supply crisis.

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14
Oct
Moody’s Investors Service
Webinar
European Electricity
09:00 EDT | 14:00 BST | 15:00 CEST
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60 mins

Europe’s electricity markets

Europe's electricity markets

The coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the energy transition globally. In Europe, national policies target the decarbonisation of the power sector through renewable growth and coal phase-out, whereas the EU’s recovery plan focuses on green and digital investments.

Join Moody’s analysts to discuss the outlook for Europe’s main electricity markets (France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, the Nordics and Poland) and the credit implications for utilities.

Topics include:

- Policy measures and the energy transition

- Impact of coronavirus on power demand: what is the road to recovery?

- Moody’s power price expectations

- What does this mean for credit quality?

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5
Nov
Moody’s Investors Service
Webinar
Cyber Risks to Electric Utilities
12:00 GMT | 13:00 CET
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60 mins

Keeping smart utilities safe

Keeping smart utilities safe

As utilities embrace digitalization and attackers become more sophisticated, the opportunity for infiltration and cyber-attack is growing. From major disruptions of critical infrastructure assets and services to identity theft that triggers regulatory action, cyber risk is becoming a key credit consideration but remains hard to assess from the outside.

Join Moody’s and Yosi Shneck, Head of Cyber entrepreneurship and business development at the Israel Electric Corp, to discuss

Topics include;

- What can we learn from IEC’s experience of cyber attacks?

- How can cyber risks be mitigated and damage minimised?

- Results of Moody’s cyber risk survey of global utilities

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12
Nov
Moody’s Investors Service
Webinar
European Energy
09:00 ET | 14:00 GMT | 15:00 CET
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60 mins

Will big oil eat utilities’ lunch?

Will big oil eat utilities' lunch?

European oil  & gas companies are accelerating their expansion into low-carbon  activities. Continuing investments by oil and gas companies will contribute  to reducing their carbon footprint and improving their ESG profile, in the  face of growing investor focus. Policy action and the evolution of customer  preferences also imply stronger long-term growth prospects for electricity  than for oil and gas.

Join Moody’s and Luca Passa - CFO of Endesa, to discuss oil & gas companies’ continuing  shift towards electricity and the implications for the utility and oil &  gas sectors.

Topics include;

- Will policy and electrification create enough room for all and underpin returns or will there inevitably be winners and losers?

- Which elements of the value chain will oil &gas companies target?

- The role of M&A

- What will it mean for credit quality?

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18
Nov
Moody's Analytics
Webinar
Strengthen your credit analysis
Using Moody's Creditview
10:00 ET | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 CET
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60 mins

Discover how Moody’s CreditView can improve your credit analysis by bringing together credit ratings, research and data from Moody’s Investors Service, as well as research, data and content from Moody’s Analytics. Presented by Moody’s Analytics.

The coronavirus pandemic will accelerate the energy transition globally. In Europe, national policies target the decarbonisation of the power sector through renewable growth and coal phase-out, whereas the EU’s recovery plan focuses on green and digital investments.

Join Moody’s analysts to discuss the outlook for Europe’s main electricity markets (France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, the Nordics and Poland) and the credit implications for utilities.

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19
Nov
Moody’s Investors Service
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European Airports and Airlines
10:00 ET | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 CET
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Demand for air travel has fallen very sharply following the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and the introduction of travel restrictions. The recovery in traffic has been limited and there are differences across geographies.

Recovery Prospects

Demand for air travel has fallen very sharply following the spread of the coronavirus outbreak and the introduction of travel restrictions. The recovery in traffic has been limited and there are differences across geographies. The outlook continues to be highly uncertain. 

 

Join Moody’s analysts to discuss:

- Recent airline passenger trends and traffic prospects

- Airport traffic performance across different geographies and key drivers of recovery

- Companies' response to navigate the crisis and the outlook for ratings

     
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25
Nov
Moody’s Investors Service
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European Toll Roads and Airports
10:00 ET | 15:00 GMT | 16:00 CET
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To compare and contrast the credit dynamics of these two sectors in an environment of COVID, Brexit, the green agenda, and evolving consumer preferences. Further details, including speakers, to be announced shortly.

The impact of Coronavirus – A tale of two industries

European toll roads and airports have been hit substantially by the Coronavirus pandemic and government responses to it, in particular lockdown measures. The two sectors have experienced markedly different levels of traffic, have differing abilities to manage costs, and face different influences on future traffic volumes when the health crises finally subsidies.

Join Moody’s analysts to explore the impact of these factors on the two sectors.

• Recent traffic trends and underlying dynamics for European toll roads and airports

• Key drivers by industry and jurisdiction

• Credit implications and the outlook for ratings

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