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Kim Keats-Martínez


Kim started his career in economic consulting at London Economics in 1995 and joined the new London office of ICF International in 2000. Joined IPA Energy + Water Economics (now known as IPA Advisory ) in 2007 developing and leading the transaction team based in London until the end of 2014 when he relocated full time to Madrid. Joined K4K Training & Advisory S.L. in March 2015 launching its advisory business and EKON since October 2015.

His primary focus on the preparation of market studies to support and inform financing, refinancing, IPOs and M&A of power, fuel and water desalination projects in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the Americas covering both conventional and renewable generation technologies on behalf of major international project developers, financiers and fuel suppliers. Much of this has relied on his expertise in preparing bespoke models to forecast prices, dispatch and capacity expansion. Over the past 23 years, Kim has supported the successful completion of 72GW of conventional and renewable power projects and 726MIGD of water desalination projects with a transaction value of USD44 billion, including 15GW in Spain since 2018. Partner at K4K (international focus) and EKON (focused on Spain and Portugal).

Kim was a partner of the Electricity Policy Research Group at the University of Cambridge (UK) and still contributes to industry periodicals, conferences and workshops. Kim holds a Masters in Economics (with distinction) from the University of London and is bilingual English-Spanish.

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