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Event Preview: GCube Offshore Wind Risk Seminar September 20th 2017

Posted on June 26, 2017

GCube is holding its fourth biennial Offshore Wind Risk Seminar at ZSL London Zoo on September 20th 2017, drawing together market leaders in risk management and renewable energy insurance from the UK and further afield. The event aims to encourage discussion and debate about the ways in which lessons learnt from the mature European offshore…

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Interview: Steve Scott, Duke Energy Renewables

Posted on June 26, 2017

Bird and bat strikes are an unfortunate consequence of wind energy development worldwide, posing a threat not only to avian populations, but also to the reputation and cost effective operation of wind farms. In the following interview, taken from Risky Business, Steve Scott, General Manager at Duke Energy Renewables, explores the legal and reputational ramifications…

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Interview with an Underwriter: Jonny Allen on the Offshore Wind Supply Chain

Posted on June 26, 2017

The UK offshore wind industry is surpassing all estimations as it continues to mature and could, according to a recent report, be could be worth up to £2.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030. We catch up with our Head of Offshore, Jonny Allen, for his view on the direction of the market.…

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Risky Business: Resource Risk Poses Greatest Threat to Onshore Wind Industry

Posted on June 26, 2017

Resource risk is now the most pressing threat faced by onshore wind farm developers, owners and operators globally, surpassing mechanical and electrical breakdown as the number one potential source of financial losses.…

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Welcome Note: Fraser McLachlan, June 2017

Posted on June 26, 2017

“Strong and stable.” Never have these two words carried less weight. In fact, during and in the aftermath of the recent UK election, they might as well have meant the exact opposite, as the buzzwords for a chaotic Conservative campaign.…

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Welcome Note: Fraser McLachlan

Posted on March 20, 2017

Morale hazard is a complex area for the global insurance industry. In simplistic terms, it refers to the idea that putting an insurance contract or another financial protection in place might cause the insured party to become indifferent to loss.…

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Interview: David Krsevan, Infigen

Posted on March 20, 2017

The decision to buy Weather Risk Transfer can be based on a number of different drivers, many of which will be tied to project or portfolio-specific concerns. In this interview, taken from GCube’s February report, Gone with the Wind, David Krsevan, Energy Markets Manager at Infigen, explores the factors behind the firm’s choice to purchase…

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Interview with an Underwriter: Rosa Van Reyk

Posted on March 20, 2017

On February 28th, GCube held its Onshore Wind Risk Seminar in London. The event provided a platform for leading risk managers from stakeholders including developers, utilities and independent power producers to discuss areas of concern in the onshore sector across a variety of markets. Underwriter Rosa Van Reyk reflects on some of the themes that…

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Event review: GCube Advisory Council March Meeting

Posted on March 20, 2017

GCube held its eleventh Advisory Council event in Newport Beach on the 8th and 9th of March, bringing together risk management and renewable energy insurance leaders from the US and further afield. The event allows for the exchange of ideas and experience in a confidential setting, and includes a number of presentations and break-out sessions…

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Where to Meet the GCube Team in 2017

Posted on March 20, 2017

GCube is always keen to set up in-person meetings with its Brokers and Insureds at key dates and events throughout the year. In 2017, the team will be in attendance and speaking at a number of international trade shows and conferences; please find an overview below.…

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