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

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

Enerparc Stefan Mueller Co-founder and board member Enerparc

Quintas Energy Declan O'Halloran Managing Director Quintas Energy

Alectris Constantinos Peonides Commercial Director Alectris

Standardising O&M contracts and service models

  • Understand the pros and cons of different O&M service models, such as full-service, multicontract and self-service
  • Discuss the latest quality O&M is and how it has evolved in recent years with competition growth
  • Learn about which elements of O&M can be standardised and what how this can benefit you

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

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

Managing newly developed assets

  • Understand the main difficulties with managing newly developed assets to ensure that you have the right solutions at hand
  • Explore the different strategies required for different asset types to minimize downtime, and boost yields within the first year
  • Use data capture and analysis to drive overall performance optimization and ensure profitability

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

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 to ensure productivity and profitability
  • Learn from case study's of Solar+Storage project developments, and how to introduce it to operational phases

Agere Infrastructure Verena Batschkus Executive Partner Agere Infrastructure

Ypatios Moysiadia Founder Energian

Manage and optimize your asset’s revenue over a lifetime

  • Explore the costs trends for projects over a life time to accurately forecast costs and manage cashflow
  • Understand the asset life cycles (30+ years) and how to adopt a long-term strategic approach to ensure productivity throughout
  • Learn how to ensure that project remains profitable over it's life time by investing at different moments throughout

Toucan Energy Sheeraz Naqvi Contracts Manager Toucan Energy

WiseEnergy Rebecca Carter Global Managing Director WiseEnergy

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

Routes to performance optimization and profitability

  • Explore the viable options for profitability in the solar PV market in order to ensure your assets thrive
  • Learn about the KPIs that are used in the most successful performance models and how are they evaluated to implement them into your portfolios
  • 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

Sonnedix Juan Fernandez Global Head of Asset Management Sonnedix

Renegotiating PPAs and subsidy free solar models

  • Understand the implications of a subside free model and how it prepare best for it
  • Learn the best ways to deliver a subsidy free project to ensure you maximize profit and reduce costs
  • Learn how to renegotiate your PPA agreements in order to get the best deal for your assets

Low Carbon Soren Peterson Head of Power Sales Low Carbon

Encavis Martin Scharrer Head of PPA origination Encavis

Presentations

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®

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

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

Repowering and Revamping Strategies - Overcoming Commercial and Technical Challenges

  • Explore the repowering strategies for existing and distressed plants
  • Learn how to extend asset life to ensure a robust productivity and profitability for the plant
  • Discuss the ins and outs of repowering a site from centrals to string, timeline, costs and downtime associated with the project and challenges.

Baywa.re Hannes Langenhan Senior Expert PV Revamping/ Repowering Baywa.re

A business case for Solar+Storage

  • 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.

Repowering Strategies - Overcoming Commercial and Technical Challenges

  • Explore the repowering strategies for existing and distressed plants
  • Learn how to extend asset life to ensure a robust productivity and profitability for the plant
  • Discuss the ins and outs of repowering a site  from centrals to string, timeline, costs and downtime associated with the project and challenges.

Routes to performance optimization and profitability

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

Incorporate preventative and predictive maintenance into your portfolio

  • Understand how O&M costs can be reduced through new maintenance improving technologies.
  • Learn about condition-based monitoring techniques and how to implement them into your plant.
  • Gain insights into the new technologies and best practices associated with predictive maintenance.

Digital and remote solar asset management

  • Learn the importance of having a digitalized asset management software
  • Understand the benefits to your assets in incorporating remote asset management tools
  • Explore how productivity and profitability can both be increase by implementing these technologies

Improving quality and reliability of your data

  • Understand the main difficulties with managing newly developed assets to ensure that you have the right solutions at hand.
  • Explore the different strategies required for different asset types to minimize downtime, and boost yields within the first year.
  • Use data capture and analysis to drive overall performance optimization and ensure profitability.

Portfolio Acquisition Strategies

  • Learn how to make your PV asset strand out when you’re trying to sell the plant
  • Understand what portfolio buyers are searching for when they are seeking out new assets
  • Gain understand on how to implement these changes into your own facility whist gaining current Investors approval

Optimizing corporate PPAs to reduce operational risk

  • Understand the risk as a seller when constructing a PPA agreement
  • Explore the key aspects of a successful PPA agreement model for both Utility scaled and smaller asset portfolios
  • Learn how to increase your ability to ensure you meet the PPA agreement within production

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