PROGRAM /// DAY 1
23 October 2018
 

Session 1

09:00 Opening by conference Chairman


09:15 Keynote Opening: What is next for solar in Europe


10:00 Oil and gas giants looking once more beyond petroleum

  • • Drivers for this tectonic shift
  • • Skills and synergies they seek in order to compete in a different energy market
  • • Future outlook and impact on the industry
10:30 AM BREAK

Session 2A | Performance Analytics

11:15 Predictive maintenance using physical modelling
  • • The shortcomings of neural networks approach
  • • How to reach 100% availability
  • • Understanding the various approaches
11:45 Intelligent monitoring for preventive O&M
12:15 Unlocking the potential power of solar
  • • How is it calculated and implemented into an industry scale solar PV portfolio?
  • • KPI responsibilities per actor
  • • Learnings from wind applied to solar
JONAS CORNÉ /// FOUNDER & CEO - GREENBYTE
Jonas Corné is a pioneer in the evolving field of wind and solar power data performance analytics. As founder and CEO of Greenbyte - Jonas has been part of building state of the art analytic capabilities in the Breeze and Bright, wind and solar PV management platform in close collaboration with industry leaders.
JONAS CORNÉ
FOUNDER & CEO /// GREENBYTE

Session 2B | Asset Management

11:15 Solar Projects risk management and mitigation
  • • Best practices for risk assessment
  • • Asset owners’ expectations on risk mitigation solutions
  • • Key elements to de-risking projects
JORDI FRANCESCH /// HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT - GLENNMONT PARTNERS
Energy infrastructure management professional with strong leadership as well as analytical and quantitive skills. Experience in development of strategic direction and planning, portfolio execution, value focused management of programs, appraisal and reporting as well as governance, risk, and assurance, well experienced in working under uncertainty with complex and changing regulatory environment. Head of asset management of two Clean energy private equity funds responsible for corporate management, financial management of contractual obligations, negotiations, related assurance and value focused delivery of business plans. Overall, significant insight in management and project controls of large energy projects and in-depth, energy industry knowledge - gained at leading international companies in the last 12 years. Extensive international career across Europe, with global interactions and experience in the upstream, downstream, alternative energy and Corporate Centre.
JORDI FRANCESCH
HEAD ASSET MANAGEMENT /// GLENNMONT PARTNERS
12:00 Effective warranty claims for existing and new assets
  • • Reviewing and evaluating insurance options
  • • Navigating the complexity of negotiation opportunities
  • • Where should owners focus their mitigation strategies to ensure production and ROI
JULIA MOSER /// GREEN TECH SOLUTIONS - MUNICH RE
A short bio will follow soon...
JULIA MOSER
GREEN TECH SOLUTIONS /// MUNICH RE

Session 2C | Market Updates

11:15 Northern and Central EU key market updates
  • • Germany: Cautious growth and repowering boom
  • • Netherlands: on their way to reach the 2020 14% RE target
  • • French competition mounting
  • • UK: Signs of life
12:00 Southern EU key market updates
  • • Spain and Portugal lead the way in EU subsidy-free future
  • • Italy: Approaching 20 GW of cumulative solar capacity. What are the key drivers?
  • • The reboot of the Greek market
SOTIRIS KAPELLOS /// OPERATION & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - ELPE RENEWABLES
Dr S.Kapellos is a graduate of the Chemical Department of the University of Athens (UOA), Greece (1986). In 1991 he received his PhD on the field of Physical Chemistry from the same Institution. The research was a collaboration between UOA and the Michigan State University (MSU) Physical Chemistry Teams. In 1993 he was hired by BP Hellas SA as Chemist in the Perama Lubricants and Fuels Quality Control Chemical Laboratory. Since then he had the opportunity to be positioned at various managerial posts within the BP Hellas Organization: Quality, Health, Safety and Environment, Human Resources, Customer Services, Pricing and Credit. In 2004 he moves to Northern Greece as Retail Fuels District Manager North.

In 2007 when BP Solar is established, Dr. S.Kapellos is appointed as the leader (CEO) of the new organization, in order to setup the new business.

In 2010 he moves to ELPE Renewables (100% owned by ELPE Group), developing and managing the Renewables portfolio of the Hellenic Petroleum Group. He currently holds the position of the Operation and Development Director of the company, being at the same time BoD member. Τhe current RES portfolio of ELPE Renewables is 130 MW of photovoltaic projects and 25 MW Biomass, of which 10 MW PV in operation and another 9 MW PV project under construction. A 6.8 MW wind park was acquired in 2013.

Dr.S.Kapellos has published several scientific articles in international magazines during his academic career. He has written a number of articles on subjects related to Safety, Hygiene and Environment and in the last years on Solar Technology and Energy Policy for newspapers, relevant magazines and e-media.

Since 2008, he has been an elected member of the board of the Hellenic (Greek) Association of PV companies (HELAPCO) and since April 2013 Chairman of the board of the Association.
SOTIRIS KAPELLOS
OPERATION & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR /// ELPE RENEWABLES
12:45 LUNCH BREAK
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Session 3A | Operation and Maintenance

14:00 Deciphering Environmental Data
  • • Economic impact of measurement uncertainty
  • • Using complimentary satellite and ground data

14:45 Soiling Strategies
  • • Mitigating the challenges of soiling measurements
  • • Key selection criteria for cleaning methods
  • • Game-changing technologies

Session 3B | Asset Management

14:00 Contracts Standardisation and Common Risk Management; latest insight across europe
  • • How can contract standardisation improve chances of investment and project bankability
  • • What is the current status of designing the common language and best practices for solar industry?
14:45 Balancing CAPEX and OPEX
  • • Improper reserve budgeting
  • • Impact of build quality on OPEX

Session 3C | Subsidy free solar

14:00 Solar Market Parity in Europe
  • • Market opportunities
  • • A look into the future. Merchant vs. PPAs
  • • The risk of cannibalizing revenues and driving down wholesale prices
14:45 Operating Unsubsidized Solar PV
  • • What changes in the interaction with the utility?
  • • Impact on yield, ROI and the business model
  • • The importance of accurate forecasting and information flow
HUMBERTO ROCA /// CO-FOUNDER & COO - GREENPOWERMONITOR
Humberto Roca is Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of GreenPowerMonitor which is part of DNV-GL group. With more than 10 years’ experience, Humberto Roca is an expert of market-leading integrated solutions for the management and maintenance of renewable energy installations and is also Country Manager UK where the company manages 2GW of its most of 15GW worldwide.
HUMBERTO ROCA
CO-FOUNDER & COO /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
15:45 PM BREAK

Session 4

16:15 Deployment of Solar PV Financing

  • • Trends in the lending market
  • • What sponsors and funds are looking for in project portfolios
  • • The rise of project bonds in refinancing and how the challenges of implementing them in other transactions
  • • Current debt market rates and terms
  • • Case studies of solar financing
DIOMIDIS DORKOFIKIS /// DIRECTOR - FORESIGHT GROUP
Diomidis Dorkofikis joined Foresight Group in 2009 and currently works as a Director in the Rome office covering Southern Europe. He has over nine years of experience. Diomidis is responsible for raising and deploying capital in the renewable energy infrastructure sector in Italy.
He has been key founding team member of ForVEI, a leading solar PV investment platform of ca. € 350.0 M value, that attracted investment capital from 5 different institutional investors and that in 2018 completed a full investment cycle by reaching an exit and delivering mid-teen returns.
He is currently primarily focused in leading Foresight’s activities in the infrastructure debt space structuring and arranging infrastructure Debt / project bond transactions across the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors for institutional investors.
Diomidis holds an MA in Corporate Finance from SDA Bocconi.
DIOMIDIS DORKOFIKIS
DIRECTOR /// FORESIGHT GROUP
17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
23 October 2018

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