CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
21 OCTOBER
Day 2

08:00 - Registration and coffee

09:00 - Opening by conference chairman

SESSION 1
SESSION 1

09:15 - Opening Keynote

  • Can we already see Solar as an asset class?
  • The attractiveness of PV evolving compared to alternative investments
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09:40 - Managing a portfolio distributed over +3 countries in Europe

  • Specific challenges that come with a portfolio spread out over a continent
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10:30 - Networking break, sponsored by
 

SESSION 6A
GRID DEVELOPMENTS THAT (WILL) IMPACT PV PLANT OPERATIONS AND REVENUES
SESSION 6B
OPTIONS FOR REFINANCING AND RESTRUCTURING PV ASSETS

11:20 - Grid developments and issues across Europe 

  • The impact of large scale PV penetration on distribution grids
  • Solutions available to enhance distribution grid hosting capacity
  • Barriers towards the implementation of such solutions
  • Outlook on possible future requirements for PV generators
Manoël Rekinger /// Senior Advisor - EPIA

11:20 - Dealing with the new situation: options for refinancing and restructuring of debt

  • Impact scenarios of Spalma Incentivi regulation 
  • Conditions for restructuring on asset level vs portfolio level
  • Options for refinancing: traditional refinancing vs (mini)bonds 
Arturo Sferruzza /// Partner - Norton Rose Fullbright

Piero Seracca-Guerrieri /// Senior Advisor - Green Advisory

11:50 - Resulting challenges and opportunities for PV asset owners and grid operators (panel discussion)

  • Different cases of operating PV plants and plants to be connected
  • The impact for PV operators of electricity injection curtailment, obligatory retrofits and providing services to grid operators
  • Lessons that can be learned from large scale PV storage pilot projects
Andrea Bertolaso /// O&M Service Manager - FIAMM Energy Storage Solutions

Fabio Bassi /// Electrical System Engineering and Management Analyst - Terna Group

Riccardo Lama /// Head of Grid Planning & Support - ENEL Distribuzione

Paolo Michele Sonvilla /// Project Manager - eclareon, PV Grid Project

Andrea Sivini /// Solution Centre Manager - Schneider Electric

11:45 - The way forward: applying the right solutions (panel and plenary discussion)

  • Understanding priorities of banks in restructuring debt of PV assets in Italy
  • What can banks offer, what should be the expectations of sponsors
  • Perspective of asset owners: which are the right solutions in specific situations
Federico Giannandrea /// Partner & Head of Italian office - Foresight Group

Marco Martorana /// Energy Asset Manager, Italian RES portfolio - Unicredit Leasing

Nicola Porcari /// Head of Infrastructure - UBI Banca

Aldo Beolchini /// Managing Partner & CFO - Next Energy Capital

 

12:40 - Lunch break, sponsored by

SESSION 7
LEGAL O&M AND ASSET MANAGEMENT TOPICS

14:00 - Real production based contracts: opportunities, challenges and concrete case

  • Impact and consequences for investor, bank, asset manager and service provider
  • Opportunities and investor mindset change from a legal perspective
  • Benefits, opportunities and risks of implementing a kWh based contract
Mirko Giro /// Head of Business Unit Service - Solon SpA

14:30 - Experiences with legal issues during the operational phase (panel discussion)

  • The most occurring O&M-related warranty and insurance claims
  • Dealing with massive retrofits or product failures related to manufacturing faults
  • Mitigating supplier insolvency risks
  • Enforcing obligations on the O&M provider
  • Risks and benefits of all inclusive contracts versus tailor made agreements
  • Coordinating the O&M and AM contract with the involved stakeholders
Michael Haerig /// Head of Industry Practice Power & Utility - Marsh

Marcello Pagani /// Partner - BrokerStudio

Eugenio Tranchino /// Head of Italy - Watson, Farley & Williams

Mirko Giro /// Head of Business Unit Service - Solon SpA

15:10 - Networking break

SESSION 8
O&M AND ASSET MANAGEMENT OUTLOOK FOR EUROPE

15:50 - European market characteristics and trends in the context of global developments

  • MW-scale O&M market size and developments forecast for the next five years
  • Main characteristics and trends in major O&M markets globally
  • The future of PV O&M and Asset Management: parallels with other industries
Cedric Brehaut /// Managing Director - Solichamba

16:10 - Leading visions on O&M and AM developments (panel and plenary discussion)

  • Looking ahead: short and long-term O&M and Asset Management opportunities in Europe
  • Reasonable budgeting strategies for spare part replacement
  • Promising strategies to differentiate and innovate service offering
  • How standardisation in O&M and AM service offerings can be applied effectively
  • Addressing country-specific challenges
  • Parallels that can be drawn with other energy sources
  • Expectations of developments in O&M costs and service offerings
  • The effect of big investors (pension funds, insurance companies) starting to invest in solar
Juan M. Fernández /// Director Asset Management EMEA - SunEdison

Carlo Zorzoli /// Vice President O&M Hydro, Wind and Solar - Enel Green Power Italy

Francesc Filiberto /// Head of Service Sales Europe - SMA

Carlos Rey /// Senior Portfolio Manager - Foresight Group

Mark Turner /// Director of Operation - Lightsource Renewable Energy

17:15 - Networking drinks and end of event

PROGRAMME - DAY 2