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PROGRAM /// DAY 2
10 November 2016

SESSION 5 | UTILITIES AND SOLAR

09:15 - 09:30 Welcome words by chairman

09:30 - 10:30 Utilities and Solar: finally a perfect marriage?

  • Comparing the ‘solar strategy’ of two leading European utilities
  • Main challenges for integrating solar into existing power portfolios
  • What experience from other energy sources can be applied to managing PV plants?

PAUL MINJAUW
MANAGING DIRECTOR SOLAR /// ENECO
10:30 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 6A | PV O&M STANDARDIZATION & INNOVATION

11:15 The need for PV O&M standardization
  • Rationale behind the new PV O&M standardization guideline
  • To what extent can we as an industry set a quality benchmark for PV O&M?
  • Concrete examples from the O&M best practice guidelines
IOANNIS-THOMAS THEOLOGITIS
SR TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR /// SOLAR POWER EUROPE
11:45 Pushing further innovation of the Solar O&M Model
  • Challenges of providing services to a geographically dispersed portfolio
  • Innovative O&M business models
  • Ideas on further reducing O&M fees while maintaining a healthy business
STEFAN TORRI
CEO /// STERN ENERGY

SESSION 6B | POST-SUBSIDY BUSINESS MODELS & ASSET MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

11:15 The Post-FIT reality: promising business models and financing schemes
  • How can PV still be feasible from a financial perspective today
  • Common barriers and problems in a post FIT era across European markets
  • Legislation outlook and potential future impact on profitability of different models
RICCARDO BATTISTI
SR. PROJECT MANAGER /// AMBIENTE ITALIA
11:45 Innovating PV asset management
  • The need for managing solar plants as "businesses" instead of "just plants"
  • Benefits of innovative interactions between AM and O&M contractors
  • The service provider as a source of expansion, research and innovation
MARIA SABELLA
GENERAL MANAGER /// WISEENERGY ITALIA
12:15 - 13:30 LUNCH BREAK
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SESSION 7A | BATTERY STORAGE & ENERGY TRADING

13:30 Case study on large scale solar + battery storage
  • Real reduction of imbalance between actual and forecasted power output
  • Implications of adding batteries to a solar plant/portfolio
  • Grid services that can be provided with the storage facility
  • The effect of battery integration on O&M
DAN TAYLOR
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// CAMBORNE CAPITAL
CIRO SCOGNAMIGLIO
REGULATORY & BUSINESS MARKET MANAGER /// NEC ENERGY SOLUTIONS
14:15 Energy trading: tendencies, batteries and where Europe is heading
  • Main trends in short term energy trading regulations across Europe
  • Batteries: what does the business case look like in terms of revenue drivers and financing?
  • PPA structures: ensuring an efficient and flexible route to market
ALEXANDER RYBKA
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT TEAM /// DANSKE COMMODITIES

SESSION 7B | O&M CONTRACT TRENDS AND DIVERSIFICATION

13:30 Analysis of O&M contract prices & future trends
  • O&M contract price comparison across European solar markets
  • Evolving contracts: from PR levels to availability
  • Impact of portfolio expansions and diversifications on contracts
PIETRO RADOIA
SR ANALYST, SOLAR INSIGHT /// BLOOMBERG
14:00 KPI's in solar contracts
  • Reflection on the most important KPI's for PV assets
  • Different ways to calculate different kinds of KPI's
  • Common pitfalls and misconceptions in contracts
  • New and most effective ways to incentivize service providers
JAMES PAGONIS
DIRECTOR /// POWERHUB
HUMBERTO ROCA
CO-FOUNDER & COO /// GREEN POWER MONITOR
GUIDO GALEOTTI
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS
CARLOS REY
SR. PORTFOLIO MANAGER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR /// FORESIGHT
15:00 - 15:45 PM COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 8 | LOOKING AHEAD: WHAT WILL FUTURE BRING FOR THE EUROPEAN SOLAR MARKET?

15:45 What will future bring for the European solar market?

  • Key trends to watch and participate in for over the coming 5 years
  • Evolving market players and services that will make a difference
  • How to be prepared for the upcoming challenges
EDMEE KELSEY
CEO /// 3MEGAWATT
TOBIAS BITTKAU
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BAYWA RE
LUC DE MARLIAVE
PUBLIC RELATIONS /// TOTAL
ALISON FINCH
CMO /// HUAWEI
16:45 - 17:00 CLOSING REMARKS
17:00 - 18:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
10 November 2016

*Please note that this is the draft program which can be subject to changes and modifications.