Member Q&A: Peter Bachmann, Scottish Equity Partners

Continuing our series of member Q&As, we spoke to Peter Bachmann of Scottish Equity Partners about his views on the industry.

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Member Q&A: Peter Bachmann, Scottish Equity Partners

Continuing in our series of member Q&As, we spoke to Peter Bachmann of Scottish Equity Partners about his views on the industry. If you'd like to be featured on our blog, email us at editorial@awordaboutwind.com.

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How long have you worked in renewables?

In renewables investing since 2007/08 and infrastructure investing since 2001.

In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?

Private equity fund management.

In which markets do you see the biggest opportunities at present?

The secondary market in wind, corporate PPAs in the onshore market and offshore wind.

What is the biggest challenge facing wind, and how would you solve it?

The removal of subsidies and the general drive to lowering of LCOE in the wind sector, and power sector generally, means it is very challenging to predict the long-term system price of power and therefore the revenue base for subsidy free wind farms.

One solution would be to implement a legally-binding and globally applicable carbon tax, as this would properly distribute the true cost of non-renewable generators and appropriately incentivise renewables.

What do you enjoy most about working in wind?

Investing in tangible assets which are a near perfect source of renewable energy and which also look pretty darn cool (in my opinion).

Why did you join A Word About Wind?

Heard it was the best source of wind sector specific news and that it holds great networking events. Both of which I’ve found to be very true.

Not yet a member of A Word About Wind? You can read more about our membership options here, or get in touch to enquire about membership.

Continuing in our series of member Q&As, we spoke to Peter Bachmann of Scottish Equity Partners about his views on the industry. If you'd like to be featured on our blog, email us at editorial@awordaboutwind.com.

MC_BishopHill2

How long have you worked in renewables?

In renewables investing since 2007/08 and infrastructure investing since 2001.

In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?

Private equity fund management.

In which markets do you see the biggest opportunities at present?

The secondary market in wind, corporate PPAs in the onshore market and offshore wind.

What is the biggest challenge facing wind, and how would you solve it?

The removal of subsidies and the general drive to lowering of LCOE in the wind sector, and power sector generally, means it is very challenging to predict the long-term system price of power and therefore the revenue base for subsidy free wind farms.

One solution would be to implement a legally-binding and globally applicable carbon tax, as this would properly distribute the true cost of non-renewable generators and appropriately incentivise renewables.

What do you enjoy most about working in wind?

Investing in tangible assets which are a near perfect source of renewable energy and which also look pretty darn cool (in my opinion).

Why did you join A Word About Wind?

Heard it was the best source of wind sector specific news and that it holds great networking events. Both of which I’ve found to be very true.

Not yet a member of A Word About Wind? You can read more about our membership options here, or get in touch to enquire about membership.

Continuing in our series of member Q&As, we spoke to Peter Bachmann of Scottish Equity Partners about his views on the industry. If you'd like to be featured on our blog, email us at editorial@awordaboutwind.com.

MC_BishopHill2

How long have you worked in renewables?

In renewables investing since 2007/08 and infrastructure investing since 2001.

In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?

Private equity fund management.

In which markets do you see the biggest opportunities at present?

The secondary market in wind, corporate PPAs in the onshore market and offshore wind.

What is the biggest challenge facing wind, and how would you solve it?

The removal of subsidies and the general drive to lowering of LCOE in the wind sector, and power sector generally, means it is very challenging to predict the long-term system price of power and therefore the revenue base for subsidy free wind farms.

One solution would be to implement a legally-binding and globally applicable carbon tax, as this would properly distribute the true cost of non-renewable generators and appropriately incentivise renewables.

What do you enjoy most about working in wind?

Investing in tangible assets which are a near perfect source of renewable energy and which also look pretty darn cool (in my opinion).

Why did you join A Word About Wind?

Heard it was the best source of wind sector specific news and that it holds great networking events. Both of which I’ve found to be very true.

Not yet a member of A Word About Wind? You can read more about our membership options here, or get in touch to enquire about membership.

Continuing in our series of member Q&As, we spoke to Peter Bachmann of Scottish Equity Partners about his views on the industry. If you'd like to be featured on our blog, email us at editorial@awordaboutwind.com.

MC_BishopHill2

How long have you worked in renewables?

In renewables investing since 2007/08 and infrastructure investing since 2001.

In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?

Private equity fund management.

In which markets do you see the biggest opportunities at present?

The secondary market in wind, corporate PPAs in the onshore market and offshore wind.

What is the biggest challenge facing wind, and how would you solve it?

The removal of subsidies and the general drive to lowering of LCOE in the wind sector, and power sector generally, means it is very challenging to predict the long-term system price of power and therefore the revenue base for subsidy free wind farms.

One solution would be to implement a legally-binding and globally applicable carbon tax, as this would properly distribute the true cost of non-renewable generators and appropriately incentivise renewables.

What do you enjoy most about working in wind?

Investing in tangible assets which are a near perfect source of renewable energy and which also look pretty darn cool (in my opinion).

Why did you join A Word About Wind?

Heard it was the best source of wind sector specific news and that it holds great networking events. Both of which I’ve found to be very true.

Not yet a member of A Word About Wind? You can read more about our membership options here, or get in touch to enquire about membership.

Continuing in our series of member Q&As, we spoke to Peter Bachmann of Scottish Equity Partners about his views on the industry. If you'd like to be featured on our blog, email us at editorial@awordaboutwind.com.

MC_BishopHill2

How long have you worked in renewables?

In renewables investing since 2007/08 and infrastructure investing since 2001.

In ten words or fewer, what does your firm do?

Private equity fund management.

In which markets do you see the biggest opportunities at present?

The secondary market in wind, corporate PPAs in the onshore market and offshore wind.

What is the biggest challenge facing wind, and how would you solve it?

The removal of subsidies and the general drive to lowering of LCOE in the wind sector, and power sector generally, means it is very challenging to predict the long-term system price of power and therefore the revenue base for subsidy free wind farms.

One solution would be to implement a legally-binding and globally applicable carbon tax, as this would properly distribute the true cost of non-renewable generators and appropriately incentivise renewables.

What do you enjoy most about working in wind?

Investing in tangible assets which are a near perfect source of renewable energy and which also look pretty darn cool (in my opinion).

Why did you join A Word About Wind?

Heard it was the best source of wind sector specific news and that it holds great networking events. Both of which I’ve found to be very true.

Not yet a member of A Word About Wind? You can read more about our membership options here, or get in touch to enquire about membership.

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