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Ground Breaking 2021 Agenda

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The timezone of this agenda is CET (Central Europe Time)

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  • Day One: May 5
  • Day Two: May 6
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Day One: May 5

09:00 – 09:05 (5 mins)

Opening Remarks: Introduction to PV Operations Europe 2021

  • Learn how to use and navigate through our premium platform
  • Hear about some of the upcoming sessions and exciting parts of the event to come
  • Discover what else will be on offer during the event

Reuters Events Emily Domange Director of Solar Reuters Events

09:05 – 09:45 (40 mins)

The Future of O&M and Asset Management for Solar PV

  • Understand how O&M and asset management is changing within the European Market
  • Discuss the current standard quality and role of a O&M provider
  • Explore the ways in which the Solar PV industry is adapting to have more integrated and digitalized O&M and Asset Management.

Enerparc Stefan Mueller COO Enerparc

Quintas Energy Declan O'Halloran Managing Director Quintas Energy

Alectris Constantinos Peonides Commercial Director Alectris

Guidehouse Moderator: Pritil Gunjan Associate Director Guidehouse

09:45 – 10:00 (15 mins)

A Novel Solution for Repairing Damaged PV Backsheets On-site

  • Discover evidence from DuPont field surveys showing how panels are exposed to premature degradation, affecting the backsheet component and which type of degradation represents serious concerns, potentially affecting the electrical integrity of the panel and resulting in operational safety issues
  • Understand the urgent O&M corrective action and by default, the replacement of the panels affected and discuss a novel backsheet repair solution, robust enough to be also executed on-site. 
  • Explore the backsheet repair solution to durably restore the electrical protection of the PV panels, at a fraction of the panel replacement cost, with minimal operational disruption to the plant.

DuPont Tedlar® Dr Stephan Padlewski Regional Marketing Leader, EMEA DuPont Tedlar®

10:00 – 10:15 (15 mins)

Networking Break

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10:15 – 10:30 (15 mins)

Double Use of Soil in Ground Mounted PV - Developing and Operational Aspects

  • Understand the advantages for solar ground mounted PV plants
  • Discover the technical requirement (digital and construction aspects)
  • Hear from a selection of Case studies and success stories

Aventron Antonio Alcaro Project Developer and Asset Manager Aventron

10:30 – 11:00 (30 mins)

Standardising O&M Contracts and Service Models

  • Understand the pros and cons of different O&M service models, such as full-service, multi-contract and self-service.
  • Dissect the latest quality O&M is and how it has evolved in recent years with competition growth.
  • What elements of O&M can be standardised and what are the key benefits of this?

PSH Operations Nicola Waters Managing Director PSH Operations

Lightsource BP Andrew Dean Head of Global Solar Performance and Monitoring Lightsource BP

Belectric Matthew King Manager, Global Commercial Operations Belectric

BloombergNEF Moderator: Jenny Chase Head of Solar Analysis BloombergNEF

11:00 – 11:20 (20 mins)

Networking Break

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11:20 – 11:50 (30 mins)

Create a Portfolio from a Diverse Range of Assets

  • Understand how to efficiently bring acquired assets with different technologies together into one portfolio
  • Understand the technologies and solutions available for managing a diverse portfolio
  • Discover way to centralizing operations to prevent downtime and boost output

Obton Robin Hirschl Technical Director Obton

Clere Saul Lazzarini Operations Manager Clere

3megawatt Edmee Kelsey CEO 3megawatt

BloombergNEF Moderator: Jenny Chase Head of Solar Analysis BloombergNEF

11:50 – 12:05 (15 mins)

Accomplish the Optimization of Solar Assets by Daily Operations

  • Understand the importance of delivering knowledge services which highlight the key to anticipate, identify and proactively address issues that asset owners and operators face for the first time
  • Discover the importance of advanced data analytics and how it can help cost reduction and improve the plant performance
  • Learn from case study examples of how to best accomplish the optimization of solar assets

WiseEnergy Jose Pascoal Head of Technical Operations WiseEnergy

12:05 – 12:45 (40 mins)

Managing Newly Developed Assets

  • Understand the main difficulties with managing newly developed assets
  • Explore the different strategies required for different asset types
  • Use data capture and analysis to drive overall performance optimization

Glennmont Partners Jordi Francesch Head of Asset Management Glennmont Partners

Aventron Antonio Alcaro Project Developer and Asset Manager Aventron

KGAL Oliver Kurz Technical Asset Manager KGAL

Sonnedix Juan Fernandez Global Head of Asset Management Sonnedix

Solrac Ltd Moderator: Davide Orio Technical Manager Solrac Ltd

12:45 – 13:00 (15 mins)

Networking Break

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13:00 – 14:00 (60 mins)

Speaker Q&A: Speaker Greenroom

Join our one-hour interactive speaker greenroom, where all of our speakers from day 1 will be available to answer any of your questions.

  • Speak directly with our best speakers and companies, to find out more about their companies and technical strategies.
14:00 – 15:00 (60 mins)

The Future of Asset Management Roundtable

  • Join a live interactive session with industry leaders and peers to look at the ways in which Asset Management is being integrated into companies.
  • Understand the different technologies and data solutions which are taking shape to digitalise this part of the industry and operational assets
  • Use this time to learn from other industry players and to network in an informal and fun way

Day Two: May 6

09:00 – 09:05 (5 mins)

Opening Remarks

  • Learn how to use and navigate through our premium platform
  • Hear about some of the upcoming sessions and exciting parts of the event to come
  • Discover what else will be on offer during the event

Reuters Events Emily Domange Director of Solar Reuters Events

09:05 – 09:45 (40 mins)

Solar + Storage, a Viable Future

  • Understand what funding, insurance and contractual mechanisms and structures can be used to project finance a solar + storage project.
  • Understand how to incorporate solar + storage into your assets.
  • The lessons learnt from Solar and Storage project development.

Agere Infrastructure Verena Batschkus Executive Partner Agere Infrastructure

Wattcrop Ypatios Moysiadia Managing Partner Wattcrop

Marsh JLT Specialty Tim Foulger Account Executive Marsh JLT Specialty

Guidehouse Moderator: Roberto Rodriguez Labastida Senior Research Analyst Guidehouse

09:45 – 10:00 (15 mins)

Implementing Solar Storage into Assets

  • Learn from Case study examples on how where storage improves solar production.
  • Understand how to incorporate solar + storage to your assets for a smooth integration.
  • Explore how Solar+Storage technology will aid in your PPA agreements to ensure energy production.

Ampt, LLC Valerio Pelizzi Regional Sales Manager, EMEA Ampt, LLC

10:00 – 10:15 (15 mins)

Networking Break

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10:15 – 10:45 (30 mins)

Manage and Optimize Your Asset’s Revenue Over a Lifetime

  • Explore the costs trends and projects over an asset’s lifetime.
  • Understand the asset life cycles (30+ years) and how to adopt a long-term planning approach.
  • Learn how to ensure that project remail profitable over their lifetime.

WiseEnergy Rebecca Carter Global Managing Director WiseEnergy

Jinko Solar EU Roberto Murgioni Head of Technical Services and Product Management Jinko Solar EU

Toucan Energy Sheeraz Naqvi Contracts Manager Toucan Energy

Brinckmann Moderator: Carsten Brinck Managing Partner Brinckmann

10:45 – 11:00 (15 mins)

Adopting a Life Cycle Approach to Asset Management, from Concept Stage Through to Operation

  • Understand both the technical and financial performance of renewable energy assets
  • Learn how both areas can be maximized through the lifestyle approach
  • Evaluate how this approach can be implemented from concept stage through to operations

Low Carbon Aiden Donnellan Technical Asset Manager Low Carbon

11:00 – 11:15 (15 mins)

Networking Break

  • Use our tailored 1-1 match making services and messaging tools to create new business contacts, interact with existing clients and industry friends.
11:15 – 11:55 (40 mins)

Routes to Performance Optimization and Profitability

  • Explore the viable options for profitability in solar PV
  • Learn about the KPIs that are used in the most successful performance models and how are they evaluated
  • Understand which new technologies and data tools can help ensure performance optimization on your plant

foresight Group Joe Miletic Senior Porfolio Manager, Portfolio lead for Solar foresight Group

Raptor Maps Nikhil Vadhavkar CEO & Co-founder Raptor Maps

Greentech Jorn Carstensen Managing Director Greentech

Inaccess Christos Georgopoulos CEO Inaccess

Solrac Ltd Moderator: Davide Orio Technical Manager Solrac Ltd

11:55 – 12:10 (15 mins)

Repowering and Revamping Strategies and Case Studies

  • Explore the repowering strategies for existing and distressed plants
  • Learn how to boost the financial output of power plants with key component replacements
  • Understand options of different repowering scenarios for PV modules and inverters

BayWa r.e. Hannes Langenhan Senior Expert PV Revamping/ Repowering BayWa r.e.

12:10 – 12:40 (30 mins)

Renegotiating PPAs and Subsidy Free Solar Models

  • Understand the implications of a subside free model
  • Learn the best ways to deliver a subsidy free project
  • Learn how to renegotiate your PPA agreements

Low Carbon Soren Peterson Head of Power Sales Low Carbon

Encavis Martin Scharrer Head of PPA origination Encavis

Brinckmann Moderator: Carsten Brinck Managing Partner Brinckmann

12:40 – 12:55 (15 mins)

PV sector challenges: New technical risk management tools

  • Case and insurance claim studies from the field and from the lab
  • Risk management tools
  • A comprehensive technical rating system for PV power plants

Exxergy Thomas Sauer CEO Exxergy

12:55 – 13:55 (60 mins)

Speaker Q&A Greenroom

Join our one-hour interactive speaker greenroom, where all of our speakers from day 2 will be available to answer any of your questions.

  • Speak directly with our best speakers and companies, to find out more about their companies and technical strategies.
13:55 – 14:55 (60 mins)

The Future of O&M Roundtable

  • Join a live interactive session with industry leaders and peers to look at the ways in which O&M is being integrated into companies.
  • Understand the different technologies and data solutions which are taking shape to digitalise this part of the industry and operational assets
  • Use this time to learn from other industry players and to network in an informal and fun way

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