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PROGRAM /// DAY 2
8 November 2017

Session 5

08:45 Opening by conference Chairman


09:00 Reflection: Recent Key trends in the O&M, AM and ownership landscape in Europe

  • • O&M price trends and dispersion throughout Europe
  • • Developments in contract scopes
  • • Modernization of KPIs and propositions
CEDRIC BREHAUT /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOLICHAMBA
Cedric Brehaut is an expert in the monitoring and operations & maintenance of PV systems with extensive experience in the solar industry and over thirteen years in Silicon Valley. After seven years spent developing, managing and marketing security software products, Cedric joined the solar industry in 2007 as a director of product management for SunEdison and was a key contributor to the development and growth of the company’s services business unit. During Cedric’s tenure, SunEdison created and launched a new suite of turnkey services for PV plants, including managed monitoring, operations & maintenance, billing, and asset management services. Cedric also acted as the business development leader for these products. In 2011, he established SoliChamba Consulting and began offering consulting services to various firms in the solar industry. Cedric authors the solar industry's most comprehensive reports on PV monitoring and operations & maintenance (O&M) markets, published by GTM Research: 'Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players’, 'Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management: Services, Markets and Competitors’, and ‘U.S. Distributed PV O&M and Asset Management'. Cedric also speaks at conferences and events around the globe, from Milan to San Francisco.
CEDRIC BREHAUT
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLICHAMBA

09:30 Improving the plant acquisition process

  • • Opportunities for a more systematic approach
  • • Chain of activities before and after acquisition
STEFAN TORRI /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - STERN ENERGY
Stefan, holds a degree in Business Administration at the University of Parma and has been a lecturer in numerous courses in programming and energy management. He consolidated its training by working as a consultant for strategic planning and development of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency systems for Enia SpA (now Iren) where he held the position of Director of Enia Solaris administration, a group company created to the development of large photovoltaic power plants and is responsible for the rational use of energy under law 10/91 (Energy Manager). Since 2005 he has been consultant of several companies for the development of energy efficiency projects and managing all formalities for the emissions trading legislation. Stefan was Lampogas SpA board member and is currently in the Board of Directors of Polish Solar Ltd based in London. Stefan is also Member of the Commission for Internationalization of Assorinnovabili. Commissione per l’Internazionalizzazione di Assorinnovabili.
STEFAN TORRI
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// STERN ENERGY

10:00 Status of the European PV secondary market

  • • Key markets and most active buyers and sellers
  • • Public equity investors: who are the top backers of the solar listed funds?
  • • A view into investors' targeted returns by market
PIETRO RADOIA /// SR ANALYST, SOLAR INSIGHT - BNEF
A short bio will follow soon...
PIETRO RADOIA
SR. ANALYST, SOLAR INSIGHT /// BNEF
AM BREAK

Session 6A | Data

11:15 Next level of Data Analysis
  • • Next level of Data Analysis
  • • Explaining data acquisition process
  • • Predictive maintenance
  • • Impact on productivity, cost and decision making
  • • Benchmarking

  • CHRISTOS GEORGOPOULOS /// CEO - INACCESS
    Christos is the chief executive officer and one of the co-founders of Inaccess. He develops company’s business strategy, manages business development and pursues partnerships with strategic technology vendors and key customers. He was previously working with Lucent Technologies in residential networks, multiprotocol gateways and gigabit switching. He participates in a number of associations and standardization bodies. Christos holds a diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a PhD in Integrated Broadband Networks.
    CHRISTOS GEORGOPOULOS
    CEO /// INACCESS
    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
12:00 Optimizing Quality of Environmental Data
  • • Economic impact of measurement uncertainty
  • • How to different technologies relate to cloud coverage
  • • How satellite data and ground data are complimentary
  • • Dust detection and data interpretation for cleaning strategies

  • MARCEL SURI /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOLARGIS
    Marcel Suri is an expert in solar resource modelling and performance assessment of photovoltaic solar power plants. He has received PhD in geography and geoinformation science, and is co-author of more than 100 scientific publications. Marcel Suri is one of authors of the decision support online system PVGIS, which notably contributed to development of photovoltaics in Europe in a last decade. Marcel Suri is managing director of GeoModel Solar. The company operates online system SolarGIS, which includes global solar resource data, meteorological data and software for planning, monitoring and forecasting of solar power generation. Marcel Suri consults developers and operators of solar power plants, investors, banks, and governmental institutions. He managed a number of R&D projects, and is active in the definition and market implementation of standards, which are introducing better transparency and increase efficiency in solar energy. In electricity utilities sector he is active in grid-integration studies related to solar photovoltaics.
    MARCEL SURI
    MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLARGIS
    JOOP MES /// HEAD OF THE R&D DEPARTMENT - KIPP & ZONEN
    Joop Mes is head of the R&D department at Kipp & Zonen. He attained his PhD in laser physics and has over 20 years of experience in optics and spectroscopy. Since 2007 he has worked in the field of solar radiometry, being responsible for instrument development and radiometric calibrations.
    JOOP MES
    HEAD OF THE R&D DEPARTMENT /// KIPP & ZONEN

Session 6B | Yield enhancement

11:15 Owner/Investor perspective: Process, legal and ROI considerations related to yield enhancements
  • • Key drivers for repowering and re-engineering
  • • Commercial and legal negotiation aspects (difference between markets)
  • • Elements that shape the decision making process
  • • Reflection on financial impact

  • ALEXANDER RIETZ /// PORTFOLIO MANAGER - KGAL
    Alexander joined KGAL in 2013 and is a portfolio manager of a European photovoltaic fund as well as the latest KGAL ESPF 4 renewables fund, which achieved its first closing end of June 2017 with EUR 255mn in commitments.
    Prior to KGAL Alexander worked for Siemens in energy technology strategy, as business manager in an international renewable energy joint venture and spend six years on venture and growth capital financings in the industrial and energy sectors. Before Siemens Alexander worked in South Africa in power sector consultancy as well as South African startup financing.
    Alexander received his master of business administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
    ALEXANDER RIETZ
    PORTFOLIO MANAGER /// KGAL
    MATTEO RICCIERI /// COO - RTR ENERGY
    Matteo was appointed COO in 2016. He joined RTR since the start of its activities in 2011 as Asset Manager. Prior to joining, he was Head of Project Development in BpSolar, a branch of Bp plc, where he authorized and built several utility-scale PV projects backed by international investors. Matteo’s previous role was Business Development Manager for wind and hydro energy in Bp.
    MATTEO RICCIERI
    COO /// RTR ENERGY
12:00 Repowering: Successful technical case studies
  • • Repowering vs Revamping vs Re-engineering
  • • In depth cases: approach and evaluation
  • • How to apply ROI-driven (re)engineering

  • GERALD WOTRUBA /// SENIOR CONSULTANT - ADLER SOLAR
    Gerald Wotruba is currently Senior Consultant at ADLER Solar Services GmbH. During the last three years, he was responsible for establishing the JV company ADLER Solar Works Co. Ltd. as Representative Director in Japan. Before this, Gerald was Managing Director of BEC Engineering GmbH, which offered a range of over 50 innovative services related to the industry of renewable energies. Overall, Gerald has managed many international projects - including in Spain, Japan and Italy - and been involved in several scientific publications. Gerald holds a diploma in Electrical Engineering since 2004.
    GERALD WOTRUBA
    SENIOR CONSULTANT /// ADLER SOLAR

Session 6C | Markets

11:15 The role of institutional investors in the European PV market
12:00 More information will follow soon...
12:45 LUNCH BREAK

Session 7A

14:00 Life after the warranty period(s)
  • • Life expectancy of components in different environments
  • • Different strategies on dealing with post-warranty components
  • • The sense of in-house inverter service capabilities

  • FRANCISCO GARCIA /// BUSINESS DEVELOPER IBERICA AREA - GILDEMEISTER
    Francisco is the Head of Business Development for the Iberica area at GILDEMEISTER energy solutions. As one of the most experienced companies in the renewable energies industry with more than 8,000 installations worldwide and 500 MW under O&M in Europe, GILDEMEISTER is your partner for development, planning, turn-key construction and operation & maintenance of solar systems.
    Francisco has 11 years of experience in the Solar Industry in Spain, France and the UK. Previously, he has worked as an O&M Business Development Manager for Lightsource, adding 150 MW third party O&M business to their Portfolio in the UK. He has served within the solar industry in a number of different roles, ranging from solar development and EPC services to O&M service for more than 300 MW of Ground and Rooftop Solar Systems in Europe. In addition to this, he has provided a substantial consultancy management for a number of Companies such as IBC Solar, Green Power Partners and the business turnaround specialist David Rubin & Partners.
    Francisco has a degree in Physics by the University of Granada, Master in Renewable Energy and the Energy Market by the EOI in Madrid and EMBA by the IESE Business School in Barcelona.
    FRANCISCO GARCIA
    BUSINESS DEVELOPER IBERICA AREA /// GILDEMEISTER
14:45 (Innovation in) Security and safety issues on utility scale plants
  • • Theft etc.
  • • Innovation in
  • • How security relates to insurance
  • • Safety requirements across different markets

Session 7B

14:00 Long term O&M strategies
  • • Data on component life expectancy
  • • Experiences with warranty claims and manufacturer bankability
  • • Spare part management strategies
  • • How to deal with discontinued products and bankrupt manufacturers
14:45 Analyzing aging assets
  • • Production profile and yield details for plants older than 8 years
  • • Most common breakdowns
  • • Comparison between markets
  • • Key lessons learned

Session 7C | Markets

14:00 Revived or New Solar markets in Europe
  • • France: What to expect from the tender mechanism?
  • • The Netherlands: from a residential to a serious utility scale market?
  • • Turkey: Finally really taking off?
  • • Market figures and outlooks
  • • Tenders

  • THÉO BARALLON /// ASSOCIATE - FINERGREEN
    Théo joined Finergreen back in early 2015, two years after the creation of the company. Finergreen is a financial advisory boutique specialized in the renewable energies, with offices in Paris, Abidjan and Rome.
    While the office in Paris is addressing a mature market with activities such as M&A, project finance and strategic advisory, the Italian office is for now focused on the M&A practice given the characteristics of the market.
    As an associate, Théo has been working on every types of services offered to our clients. From 2017, Théo has also been involved in the Italian development, conducting solar transactions with the help of the local Managing Partner.
    Théo holds an engineering degree as well as a MSc in Entrepreneurship. He worked before Finergreen for companies such as Airbus and CA-CIB.
    THÉO BARALLON
    ASSOCIATE /// FINERGREEN
14:45 More information will follow soon...
15:30 PM BREAK

Session 8

16:00 Closing keynote / discussion


16:45 END OF CONFERENCE & NETWORKING DRINKS
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
8 November 2017

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