Izzet Bensusan is a Managing Partner & Founder of Captona . He brings several years of expertise in investing, transacting and managing power assets in the emerging sectors of Wind, Solar, Hydro, Biomass, Storage and other new energy sectors.
At Captona, he has built a strong team with deep sector understanding, internal technical and asset management capabilities, and investment expertise across multiple technologies. This integrated, multi-disciplinary approach has allowed Captona to be a more effective operator and selective investor of development and operating-stage assets in the power generation and energy infrastructure sectors.
Prior to Captona, he founded Karbone, an award-winning financial services company focused on renewable and traditional energy markets. Since inception over a decade ago, Karbone has serviced utilities, energy developers, institutional investors, and investment firms via its Banking Capital Advisory, Brokerage and Research divisions.
He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA/MA from Brandeis University.
This session will show solar and storage developers and asset owners how to make money in merchant markets. We will discuss a step-by-step guide as to what developers need to collect to get a merchant project financed, we will look at the kind of data you need to collect, how to model energy prices in the future, what you need to understand in a given market, the risk of the black swan and how financiers are dealing with merchant projects.