Conrad Phaf

Senior Principal

Conrad Phaf is a Senior Principal at Renewable Power Capital Ltd., leading the origination, acquisition and asset management of renewable power projects across Europe.

Conrad has more than 12 years of relevant industry experience, and a track record of transactions worth over €2bn in the energy transition and infrastructure sector. He worked on a diverse range of technologies across Europe including wind, solar, waste-to-energy, biomass, hydro and storage.

Prior to joining RPC, Conrad spent several years at energy transition investment funds SUSI Partners and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, as well as at renewables developer European Energy and transaction advisory firm KPMG Corporate Finance. Conrad is a CFA Charterholder and has a double degree in Financial Management and Strategic Management from Tilburg University.

What’s your role at RPC?

I’m a Senior Principal, this means I am responsible for originating and executing equity investments. 

What’s a typical working day for you?

It varies, but usually it includes a few calls to discuss the renewables market with consultants, developers, utilities, etc., as well as discussing ways to collaborate. When working on transactions, I will be reviewing various documentation including legal contracts and due diligence reports, as well as drafting investment committee materials describing the transactions. 

What have you found during your time at RPC?

RPC started relatively small in 2020 but is growing swiftly, allowing it to make a significant impact in the energy transition.

What’s your proudest career moment?

My proudest moment in RPC so far was closing a substantial solar development portfolio in Spain.

What do you do in your spare time?

I spend most of my free time catching up with friends and family, as well travelling.

Where’s your favourite place in Europe?

I lived in Copenhagen for approximately 5 years and found it to be a wonderful city, especially in the summer.

What’s your favourite clean technology and why?

Cost efficient energy storage. It is the missing piece of the puzzle in the energy transition and will enable the other technologies to accelerate.