Industry thought leaders and innovators speaking include

If you would like to offer your expertise at the 2017 summit as a speaker please contact Diana Dropol on +44 (0)207 375 7528 or email: diana@newenergyupdate.com

2017 speaker-line up includes:

  • Valerio Pelizzi
    Canadian Solar
    Valerio Pelizzi Director of Asset Management
    Canadian Solar
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    Speaker Bio Coming Soon.

  • Stefan Mueller
    Enerparc
    Stefan Mueller Co-Founder and COO
    Enerparc
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  • Giles Clark
    Primrose Solar
    Giles Clark CEO
    Primrose Solar
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    Giles is CEO of Primrose Solar which acquired and built 253 MWp of utility scale solar projects in the UK. Primrose sold it's UK assets to long-term institutional investors in 2016 and is currently providing assets management services. Before Primrose Giles was CFO and Founder at Sunray Renewables which developed a portfolio of 1.2 GW of projects in southern Europe and which was acquired by Sunpower in 2010. Giles has worked at board level in a number of other solar businesses and elsewhere

  • Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier
    RES France
    Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier Director of Operations
    RES France
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  • Nacim Ladjouze
    Sonnedix
    Nacim Ladjouze Head of Asset Management - France
    Sonnedix
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  • Jordi Lopez Francesch
    Glennmont Partners
    Jordi Lopez Francesch VP of Asset Management
    Glennmont Partners
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  • Geoff Hoffheinz
    Glenmont Partners
    Geoff Hoffheinz Technical Manager
    Glenmont Partners
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  • Edmee Kelsey
    3megawatt logo
    Edmee Kelsey CEO
    3Megawatt
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    Edmée Kelsey brings a wealth of solar asset management expertise to her role as founder and CEO of 3megawatt. 3megawatt provides solar asset management software designed to support asset owners with managing their solar portfolio risks and asset managers with reducing their asset management costs. As former CFO of Main Street Power, she closed project financing for over 100 of distributed solar PV projects and was responsible for the asset management of those solar assets. As a former VP at the investment bank JP Morgan and managing director of a clean energy corporate finance advisory firm, she gained a deep understanding of the requirements of project finance providers and sponsors, funds and investors. Her background as a founder and CEO of a venture-backed telecom service provider brings utility billing, asset tracking and O&M service ticketing experience.

  • Jochen Schwill
    Next Kraftwerke
    Jochen Schwill CEO
    Next Kraftwerke
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  • Jyoti Roy
    Bluefield
    Jyoti Roy Associate Director - Engineering and Project Operation
    Bluefield
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  • Francesco Girardi
    Bluefield
    Francesco Girardi Managing Director
    Bluefield
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  • Fabrice Tencaramadon
    EDF Energies Nouvelles
    Fabrice Tencaramadon International Project Manager
    EDF Energies Nouvelles
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  • Stefano Salerno
    Amaranto Global Asset Management
    Stefano Salerno COO
    Amaranto Global Asset Management
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  • Christian Ahrens
    Aquila Capital
    Christian Ahrens Head of Asset Management Solar
    Aquila Capital
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  • Prashant Khorana
    MAKE Consult
    Prashant Khorana MAKE Consult
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    Prashant develops analytical frameworks, models and forecasts for power generation technologies with a key focus on solar. He leverages financing expertise in gas, solar and HVAC markets to provide technology and market forecasts as well as analysis of asset owner strategies, global policies, and project finance trends. From an O&M standpoint – Prashant works with asset owners across the globe and assists with pre-investment decision validations and O&M budgeting. Prior to joining MAKE, Prashant worked in corporate planning and finance for Just Energy (US/Canada/UK markets). Prashant holds a degree in mathematical finance and a MBA from HEC Paris; he works out of our office in Aarhus, Denmark.

  • Nicolas Gourvitch
    Green Giraffe
    Nicolas Gourvitch Director
    Green Giraffe
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    Nicolas Gourvitch is a founder and Director at Green Giraffe, a financial advisory boutique specialised in renewables, with 60 employees over 4 offices in Europe.

    Nicolas heads Green Giraffe’s solar department, where he has been involved in the financing of close to 1GW. Nicolas has also worked on the financial structuring of several offshore wind projects, including Gode Wind II (Germany, 252 MW) and Capewind (USA, 468 MW).

  • Carlos Rey Micolau
    Foresight Group
    Carlos Rey Micolau Senior Portfolio Manager
    Foresight Group
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  • Guy Auger
    Greensolver
    Guy Auger CEO
    Greensolver
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  • Steven Xuereb
    PI-Berlin
    Steven Xuereb Head of Business Unit PV-Systems
    PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin
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    Steven Xuereb is a renewable energy professional that has spent his entire career since 2000 in both the wind and solar industries. In his current role as the Head of Business Unit PV Systems at Photovoltaik Institut Berlin, he is responsible for delivering engineering services for PV power plants from the development phase through operation. Before joining PI Berlin, Steven spent 7 years in the project development business as a Contracts Manager and Senior Development Manager for wind and solar projects in North America, Latin America, Europe and South Africa. Steven is a trained mechanical engineer and has a Master's of Science in Renewable Energy from the Universities of Oldenburg and Kassel.

  • Cyril Hinz
    PI Berlin
    Cyril Hinz M.Sc. Project manager of Business Unit PV Systems
    PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin
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    Cyril Hinz studied Renewable Energies at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin and completed his degree in 2016 with a Master of Science. From 2013 until graduation he worked as a part-time student at the PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG, supporting research & development projects, field measurements as well as module analysis in the laboratory. Following his graduation, Mr. Hinz has begun working at PI-Berlin as a project engineer and research associate within the PV Systems department with a specialization in ‘Regeneration of Potential-induced Degradation’

Previous PV Asset Management and O&M speakers included:

PORTFOLIO OWNERS

Francesco Girardi
Francesco Girardi
Director of Operations
Bluefield
Bluefield
Carlos Rey Micolau
Carlos Rey Micolau
Senior Portfolio Manager
Foresight Group
Foresight Group
Geoff Hoffheinz
Geoff Hoffheinz
Technical Manager
Glennmont Partners
Glennmont Partners
Thomas Laumont
Thomas Laumont
Head of PV Investments 
KGAL
KGAL
Rodolfo Bigolin
Rodolfo Bigolin
Vice President
NextEnergy
NextEnergy
Christian D’Alessio
Christian D’Alessio
Operating Manager
Plenium Partners
Plenium Partners

DEVELOPERS

Stefan Mueller
Stefan Mueller
COO
Enerparc
Enerparc
Stefan Degener
Stefan Degener
Director O&M EMEA
First Solar
First Solar
Mark Turner
Mark Turner
Operations Director
Lightsource
Lightsource
Nicola Waters
Nicola Waters
COO
Primrose solar
Primrose solar

ASSET MANAGERS

Christian Ahrens
Christian Ahrens
Portfolio Manager
Alceda
Alceda
Guy Auger
Guy Auger
CEO
Greensolver
Greensolver
Abid Kazim
Abid Kazim
Managing Director
Wise Energy
Wise Energy

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS

Michael Ploechl
Michael Ploechl
Head of O&M Business
SMA
SMA
Klaus-Dieter Schenk
Klaus-Dieter Schenk
Director of O&M
Solon
Solon
Dr Mischa Paterna
Dr Mischa Paterna
CEO
Suncycle
Suncycle

MONITORING

Edmée Kelsey
Edmée Kelsey
CEO
3Megawatt
3Megawatt
John Lochner
John Lochner
Vice President of Corporate Development
Locus Energy
Locus Energy

CONSULTANTS

Nicolas Gourvitch
Nicolas Gourvitch
Director
Green Giraffe
Green Giraffe
Claus Mattheis
Claus Mattheis
General Manager
InSolPark
InSolPark
soon
Steve Gain
Head of Asset Management 
OST Energy
OST Energy

Previous Energy Storage experts, speaking included:

Tabish Khan
Tabish Khan
Regulatory Manager
British Gas
British Gas
soon
Julian Leslie
Electricity Customer Services Manager
National Grid
National Grid
Riccardo Amoroso
Riccardo Amoroso
Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer
Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power
Joachim Gruber
Joachim Gruber
Senior Manager
EnBW AG
EnBW AG
Michael Kranhold
Michael Kranhold
Director Customer Management/Grid Settlement
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
James Tedd
James Tedd
Project Manager, Emerging Energy Technologies
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Eliano Russo
Eliano Russo
Vice President Energy Storage
E.ON SE
E.ON SE
soon
John Fitzgerald
Chief Engineer, Sustainable Energy Solutions
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch
Philip Bale
Philip Bale
Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer
Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution
soon
Yoav Zingher
Co-Founder & CEO
KiWi Power
KiWi Power
soon
Alexis Steverlynck Ellrichshausen
New Business Incubation Program Manager
GDF SUEZ Energy International
GDF SUEZ Energy International
soon
Lars Stephan
Manager Regulatory and Government Relations
Younicos AG
Younicos AG
Sauro Mostarda
Sauro Mostarda
Head of Operations & Development
Solar Ventures
Solar Ventures
Mick Barlow
Mick Barlow
Applications Director
S&C Electric
S&C Electric
soon
Bernadino Ricci
Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Samsung SDI South Korea
Samsung SDI South Korea
Victor Sellwood
Victor Sellwood
Business Development Manager
Siemens PTI
Siemens PTI
Steve Mullins
Steve Mullins
Global Smart Energy Lead
PWC
PWC
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Lead Technologist
Energy Systems Innovate UK
Energy Systems Innovate UK
soon
Anthony Price
Director
Electricity Storage Network
Electricity Storage Network
soon
Asif Rafique
Managing Director
SUSI Partners AG
SUSI Partners AG
Craig Douglas
Craig Douglas
Associate
SET Ventures
SET Ventures
soon
Ian McDonald
Technical Director
Future Transport Systems
Future Transport Systems
Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen
Principal Associate
Eversheds LLP
Eversheds LLP
Chris Wright
Chris Wright
Co-founder & CTO
Moixa Techonology
Moixa Techonology
soon
Dr. David Blood
Market Manager EMEA
Parker Energy Grid-Tie Division(EGT)
Parker
soon
Robert Elrich
Executive Chairman
Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation
Thomas Grigoleit
Thomas Grigoleit
Director Renewable Energies & Resources
Germany Trade and Invest
Germany Trade and Invest

Previous PV Asset Management and O&M speakers included:

PORTFOLIO OWNERS

Francesco Girardi
Francesco Girardi
Director of Operations
Bluefield
Bluefield
Carlos Rey Micolau
Carlos Rey Micolau
Senior Portfolio Manager
Foresight Group
Foresight Group
Geoff Hoffheinz
Geoff Hoffheinz
Technical Manager
Glennmont Partners
Glennmont Partners
Thomas Laumont
Thomas Laumont
Head of PV Investments 
KGAL
KGAL
Rodolfo Bigolin
Rodolfo Bigolin
Vice President
NextEnergy
NextEnergy
Christian D’Alessio
Christian D’Alessio
Operating Manager
Plenium Partners
Plenium Partners

DEVELOPERS

Stefan Mueller
Stefan Mueller
COO
Enerparc
Enerparc
Stefan Degener
Stefan Degener
Director O&M EMEA
First Solar
First Solar
Mark Turner
Mark Turner
Operations Director
Lightsource
Lightsource
Nicola Waters
Nicola Waters
COO
Primrose solar
Primrose solar

ASSET MANAGERS

Christian Ahrens
Christian Ahrens
Portfolio Manager
Alceda
Alceda
Guy Auger
Guy Auger
CEO
Greensolver
Greensolver
Abid Kazim
Abid Kazim
Managing Director
Wise Energy
Wise Energy

OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS

Michael Ploechl
Michael Ploechl
Head of O&M Business
SMA
SMA
Klaus-Dieter Schenk
Klaus-Dieter Schenk
Director of O&M
Solon
Solon
Dr Mischa Paterna
Dr Mischa Paterna
CEO
Suncycle
Suncycle

MONITORING

Edmée Kelsey
Edmée Kelsey
CEO
3Megawatt
3Megawatt
John Lochner
John Lochner
Vice President of Corporate Development
Locus Energy
Locus Energy

CONSULTANTS

Nicolas Gourvitch
Nicolas Gourvitch
Director
Green Giraffe
Green Giraffe
Claus Mattheis
Claus Mattheis
General Manager
InSolPark
InSolPark
soon
Steve Gain
Head of Asset Management 
OST Energy
OST Energy

Previous Energy Storage experts, speaking included:

Tabish Khan
Tabish Khan
Regulatory Manager
British Gas
British Gas
soon
Julian Leslie
Electricity Customer Services Manager
National Grid
National Grid
Riccardo Amoroso
Riccardo Amoroso
Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer
Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power
Joachim Gruber
Joachim Gruber
Senior Manager
EnBW AG
EnBW AG
Michael Kranhold
Michael Kranhold
Director Customer Management/Grid Settlement
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
James Tedd
James Tedd
Project Manager, Emerging Energy Technologies
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Eliano Russo
Eliano Russo
Vice President Energy Storage
E.ON SE
E.ON SE
soon
John Fitzgerald
Chief Engineer, Sustainable Energy Solutions
Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch
Philip Bale
Philip Bale
Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer
Western Power Distribution
Western Power Distribution
soon
Yoav Zingher
Co-Founder & CEO
KiWi Power
KiWi Power
soon
Alexis Steverlynck Ellrichshausen
New Business Incubation Program Manager
GDF SUEZ Energy International
GDF SUEZ Energy International
soon
Lars Stephan
Manager Regulatory and Government Relations
Younicos AG
Younicos AG
Sauro Mostarda
Sauro Mostarda
Head of Operations & Development
Solar Ventures
Solar Ventures
Mick Barlow
Mick Barlow
Applications Director
S&C Electric
S&C Electric
soon
Bernadino Ricci
Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Samsung SDI South Korea
Samsung SDI South Korea
Victor Sellwood
Victor Sellwood
Business Development Manager
Siemens PTI
Siemens PTI
Steve Mullins
Steve Mullins
Global Smart Energy Lead
PWC
PWC
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Lead Technologist
Energy Systems Innovate UK
Energy Systems Innovate UK
soon
Anthony Price
Director
Electricity Storage Network
Electricity Storage Network
soon
Asif Rafique
Managing Director
SUSI Partners AG
SUSI Partners AG
Craig Douglas
Craig Douglas
Associate
SET Ventures
SET Ventures
soon
Ian McDonald
Technical Director
Future Transport Systems
Future Transport Systems
Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen
Principal Associate
Eversheds LLP
Eversheds LLP
Chris Wright
Chris Wright
Co-founder & CTO
Moixa Techonology
Moixa Techonology
soon
Dr. David Blood
Market Manager EMEA
Parker Energy Grid-Tie Division(EGT)
Parker
soon
Robert Elrich
Executive Chairman
Arotech Corporation
Arotech Corporation
Thomas Grigoleit
Thomas Grigoleit
Director Renewable Energies & Resources
Germany Trade and Invest
Germany Trade and Invest

If you are interested in PV Asset Management and O&M, Europe please contact us:

Diana Dropol

Diana Dropol

Project Director
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7528
Email: diana@newenergyupdate.com

Ben French

Ben French

Business Development Lead - Europe
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 422 4305
Email: ben@newenergyupdate.com

Past Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsor

  • Suncycle

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  • IBC Solar
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