Jamie Houssian

Elemental Energy
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Jamie is responsible for discovering new business and investment opportunities and setting the strategic direction of Elemental Energy, one of Canada’s leading privately held renewable energy developers.  Jamie has been in the renewable energy business since 2009. He has worked at Elemental performing a variety of roles since 2010 and worked at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital before that. His first career was in the film business, where he was President and Co-Founder of The Collective Films, an award-winning documentary and commercial film production company.

He is also on the Board of the Pembina Institute and The Houssian Foundation.

Jamie has a MBA from the University of British Columbia and a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


08 Oct
 - 11:15 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Panel Discussion

Merchant models aren’t new so what can we learn from the past? This session will look at how developers are focusing on more in-depth due diligence to achieve financial close.

We will assess:

  • How should sponsors change their approach to fundraising for a merchant project Vs a project with a long-term PPA or incentivized remuneration?
  • Have bankability criteria changed?
  • Have key merchant / PPA markets in Europe changed as a result of Covid19?
  • From a cost of capital perspective, do you need an institutional investor? What’s their appetite for merchant projects?
  • Financial tools to hedge risk
  • How much will the merchant tail be worth?