Stirling Habbitts is based in the London office of the renewable financial advisory firm Green Giraffe. Before joining Green Giraffe, Stirling worked in the project finance teams of ING, UniCredit and Triodos Bank in Amsterdam and London, in infrastructure and power project finance focused on renewable energy. Stirling’s experience covers most types of renewable energy (solar wind, energy storage, et), and includes related energy infrastructure such as electric vehicle (EV) charging, distribution networks and smart meters. Stirling was instrumental in arranging the finance for the national roll-out of EV chargers at UK supermarket change Tesco. Stirling started his career with KPMG in Sydney, and holds masters degrees in mechanical engineering and environmental engineering and sustainable infrastructure from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
As investment in charge points grows, a crucial question for both investors and those purchasing infrastructure is when they become bankable assets, allowing businesses to obtain finance from banks. In this session we will look at the obstacles to charge points becoming bankable, as well as how charge points becoming bankable could accelerate rollout.