CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
21 OCTOBER
Day 2

08:00 - Registration and coffee

09:15- Welcome back & Opening remarks

PV PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE
SESSION 6

09:30 | Managing a portfolio of ~1 GW of residential, commercial and utility scale plants

  • How to deal with a 50% portfolio growth in one year
  • Recruiting and building a high performance O&M team in a short timespan
  • The challenge of different O&M requirements and strategies within the portfolio
  • Effectively managing PV data of 150+ sites ranging from 4kw to 35MW
MARK TURNER
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR /// LIGHTSOURCE
GIAN LUCA BRUNO
DIRECTOR OPERATION & MAINTENANCE /// SOLARIG

10:00 | Managing a portfolio of plants distributed all over Europe

  • Determining a successful and efficient strategy for maintenance services
  • Lessons learned from 10 years continuous management of a portfolio of utility-scale and commercial plants
  • Dealing with different monitoring systems and SCADA tools
  • Complying with different stakeholders, regulations and interests across different countries


10:30 - Networking break - Sponsored by Lightsource
 

MONITORING & DATA MANAGEMENT
SESSION 7A

11:15 | Monitoring and data analysis best practices
  • Untapped opportunities for learning from long term data
  • Optimizing detection of defective modules and other components
  • How monitoring can improve effectiveness of predictive maintenance
  • Preparing data needed for project valuations
CHRISTOPH NEUFINK
HEAD OF SERVICE /// SKYTRON ENERGY

11:45 | The future of solar information management
  • Trends in obtaining performance and yield data
  • What is needed to increase accuracy and transparency into plant performance
  • Experiences in retrofitting monitoring systems
  • The evolution of non-traditional/non-technical metrics of performance
  • Promising innovations in monitoring and asset management platforms
  • What does the platform of the future look like?
ETIENNE LECOMPTE
CEO /// POWERHUB
ISMAEL RAI VAZQUEZ
HEAD OF O&M ENGINEERING/// LIGHTSOURCE RE
CONTRACTS & COVERAGES IN THE OPERATIONAL PHASE
SESSION 7B

11:15 | The future of PV contracts
  • How are requirements of asset owners for service providers evolving
  • Pitfalls in the technical parts of service contracts
  • Reflecting on KPI and guarantees in current O&M contracts
  • Correctly incentivizing the O&M provider
  • Experiences with full service contracts vs basic contracts with additional services
CARSTEN STEINHAUER
PARTNER /// MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY
FRANCESCO GIRARDI
DIR. ENGINEERING & PROJ. OPS. /// BLUEFIELD PARTNERS

11:50 | Insurance of PV assets
  • Which insurance coverages are increasingly finding diffusion in the European market
  • Insurance of theft and related losses
  • To what extent can irradiation be perceived as risk
  • The potential and limitations of further standardization of insurance (processes)
  • Lessons from insurance companies big data
  • The most frequently occurring and impactful perils based on 5 years of PV insurance experience
GIAN LUCA MIGLIORINI
GLOBAL SPECIALTY LINES MANAGER /// RSA
MARCELLO PAGANI
PARTNER /// BROKER STUDIO

12:30 | Lunch break

 

HEALTH & SAFETY
SESSION 8A

13:45| Complying with Health & Safety in the UK
  • Overview of Health & Safety regulation for PV plants in UK
  • Responsibilities and obligations of the different project stakeholders
  • Impact and consequences of not meeting requirements
  • Case study for UK PV plant in different phases
WILLIAM SILVERSTONE
FOUNDER & CEO /// SILVERSTONE GREEN ENERGY
BATTERY STORAGE
SESSION 8B

13:45 | How to make the battery storage business case profitable in Europe
  • Regulation for battery storage across Europe
  • Different scenarios and related profitability of storage
  • Determining the energy trading strategy: day/night vs frequency regulation vs grid balancing
  • Opportunities for retroactive application of batteries in existing PV plants
  • Experience with battery storage (pilot) projects so far
  • O&M of battery storage systems
BO PALMGREN
DIRECTOR, HEAD OF INTRADAY /// DANSKE COMMODITIES
BENJAMIN SCHOTT
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SONNENBATTERIE GMBH
MICHAEL ZELLER
HEAD CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT - YOUNICOS
TAX RESTRUCTURING
SESSION 9A

14:25 | Opportunities for tax restructuring of Italian PV plants and UE funding for energy sector Current opportunities for fiscal optimization of PV plants in Italy
  • Current opportunities for fiscal optimization of PV plants in Italy
  • Regulatory scenario and related benefits
  • Existing measures to reduce taxes and improve cash flows
  • UE funding opportunities 2014-2020
GIUSEPPE CAPRIUOLO
STRATEGIC BUSINESS CONSULTANT /// SOUL S.R.L.
INNOVATIVE FINANCING MODELS FOR COMPONENT RETROFITS
SESSION 9B

14:25 | Evaluating the shared-revenue funding models for component retrofit strategy
  • Examples of such models from the Energy Efficiency market
  • Modelled case study for a 700kw PV plant
  • Benefits for different stakeholders
  • Potential, pitfalls and drawbacks of this concept
ELEONORA DENNA
PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER /// OMRON
STEFANO INDIGENTI
CEO, FINERGY

 

14:50 - Networking break - Sponsored by Solarig
 

THE STEPS AHEAD FOR PV ASSET MANAGEMENT
SESSION 10

15:30 | Learning from other industries

  • O&M and Asset Management in Telecom and Wind Energy
  • What principles from other industries can be applied to PV
  • What should be priorities for implementation of other industry best practices and standardization 
ROBERT CLOVER
CLEAN ENERGY PRACTICE /// FTI CONSULTING
CHRISTOS GEORGOPOULOS
CEO, INACCESS
 

16:10 | Leading visions towards the future

  • Key priorities for standardization and development of best practices
  • Influencing and meeting evolving requirements from asset owners
  • How do vehicles like Yieldco's impact the requirements for management of assets
  • What should be the ground rules for PV O&M and Asset Management
  • How is the solar landscape expected to chance further and how to adjust to this
  • How management of PV plants can impact the evolution of PV into a trusted, material source of energy
JORDI FRANCESCH
HEAD OF ASSET MANAGEMENT /// GLENNMONT PARTNERS
JUAN MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ
DIRECTOR OF ASSET MANAGEMENT EMEA /// SUNEDISON
MICHELLE RASCHER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// RAISING POWER GMBH

17:00 | Closing words & Networking drinks

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