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

Asset Owners:

  • Valerio Pelizzi
    Canadian Solar
    Valerio Pelizzi Director of Asset Management
    Canadian Solar
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  • 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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  • Francesco Girardi
    Bluefield
    Francesco Girardi CEO
    Bluefield
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    Francesco Girardi is CEO of Bluefield Services Ltd and Senior Director of Engineering and Project Operations for Bluefield Partners LLP.

    He and his teams are based in London and Bristol. Francesco leads specialist solar PV engineering and asset management teams whose current responsibilities range from EPC and O&M contract negotiation to full scope asset management including overseeing contractors during all stages of construction, commissioning, testing acceptance and operation of the solar PV assets owned by Bluefield managed funds which account for 480MWp to date across 85 plants.

    Francesco has gained solid professional experience in multinational companies operating in the Renewable Energy Sources area where he assumed increasing responsibilities roles. Strong technical background combined with management skills acquired along the photovoltaic projects value chain from project development activities to assets sales through financing, construction, commissioning, asset management and operation of PV plants. He has proven experience and track record in start-up activities of NewCos operating in renewables, mainly photovoltaic. Prior than joining Bluefield, Francesco has worked in REC Group as REC Systems Italy Country Manager reaching 70+ MWp installed capacity, 26 ground and roof top sites; 24 plants in operation and maintenance. Francesco has also been a former Babcock & Brown Program Manager managing a pipeline of 170 MWp projects developed in Greece and 300+ MWp in Italy.

    Francesco has served as Managing Director of REC Systems Italy and of a number of Italy based solar energy asset companies. He also served as Board Director for one Greek based solar energy assets holding company.

    Francesco holds a MEng in Electronics Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bari.

  • Jyoti Roy
    Bluefield Services
    Jyoti Roy Associate Director - Engineering and Project Operation
    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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  • Carlos Rey Micolau
    Foresight Group
    Carlos Rey Micolau Senior Portfolio Manager
    Foresight Group
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  • Jochen Schwill
    Next Kraftwerke
    Jochen Schwill CEO
    Next Kraftwerke
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Content Package 2017

Asset Managers

  • Guy Auger
    Greensolver
    Guy Auger CEO
    Greensolver
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  • Edmee Kelsey
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    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.

Content Package 2017

O&M Providers

  • Tobias Bittkau
    BayWa r.e
    Tobias Bittkau Global Head of Operation Services
    BayWa r.e
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  • Robin Hirschl
    ENcome
    Robin Hirschl Managing Director
    ENcome
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  • Andreas Leimbach
    ENcome
    Andreas Leimbach Managing Director
    ENcome
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  • Vassilis Papaeconomou
    Alectris
    Vassilis Papaeconomou Managing Director
    Alectris
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Content Package 2017

PV Experts

  • Ingo Rehmann
    Greentech
    Ingo Rehmann Managing Director
    Greentech
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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’

  • 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.

Content Package 2017

Risk & Financial Advisors

  • Nicolas Gourvitch
    Green Giraffe
    Nicolas Gourvitch Director
    Green Giraffe
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    Nicolas supervises all solar activities within Green Giraffe and has worked on the financing of more than 500 MW of solar projects in Europe (PV, CSP, CPV), including Noor PV1 and Noor 3 in Morocco, Masaï (debt framework for a 180 MW wind and PV portfolio for Valeco) and Pioneer (the sale of the 47 MW solar PV portfolio by La Compagnie du Vent) in France. Nicolas has also supervised multiple equity transactions in France. Recent deals include Corellia (valuation of a 250 MW wind portfolio, 2016), Walkyrie (sale of 50 MW of onshore wind, 2015), Tramuntana (sale of 49% of 74 MW of onshore wind, 2015) and Neptune (mezzanine debt over a 100 MW solar/wind portfolio, 2015). He has also worked as senior manager on several assignments in the onshore and offshore wind sector in Europe, the USA and Africa.

    Before founding Green Giraffe, Nicolas spent 5 years at Dexia’s project finance head office, where he mainly focused on renewables transactions, including onshore and offshore wind farms, solar plants (including the Proark PV plant in Spain and the EUR 1 bn PV financing scheme Zelios for EDF EN)

    Nicolas, holds an MSc in Engineering from the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Paris.

  • Daniel Hoffmann
    InSolPark
    Daniel Hoffmann CEO
    InSolPark, Inc
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PV Module Manufacturers

  • Giovanni Landi
    JA Solar
    Giovanni Landi General Manager, International Project Development
    JA Solar
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PV Monitoring

  • Martin Schneider
    meteocontrol GmbH
    Martin Schneider Managing Director
    meteocontrol GmbH
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Drone Specialists

  • Christian Shuster
     
    Christian Shuster Co-founder and CEO
    ucair GmbH
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    Christian Shuster is Co-Founder and CEO of ucair GmbH, which envisions a world where not a single sun ray is wasted because of unmaintained solar cells. ucair utilizes the most recent developments in drones and sensors to make the inspection of photovoltaic plants easier, faster and more transparent for owners and operators. Being a platform and owning no drones, ucair uses a steadily growing drone pilot network of more than 40 pilots to match customers with inspection needs to a drone pilot nearby. The ucair service goes beyond mere matching, though, as it post-processes and analyzes the data gathered by the pilots together with a network of seasoned PV experts to deliver a high-quality and standardized report for the customer. Before co-founding ucair, Christian was part of a small team which designed and developed the innogy Innovation Hub, which aims to develop new business models for the utility sector. Prior to that, he worked in the strategy consulting area and co-founded a social business creating hundreds of jobs for South African female hand-crafters. Christian holds a Master’s degree in Banking & Finance from the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland and was studied in Johannesburg, South Africa and Trento, Italy.

Site Selection Consultants

  • Wolfgang Riedel
    Riedel Consulting GmbH
    Wolfgang Riedel Managing Partner
    Riedel Consulting GmbH
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    Wolfgang Riedel is the founder and managing partner of the Germany-based consultancy firm Riedel Consulting GmbH. The company’s focus is on site selection consulting to advise firms on their global expansion strategies.

    Out of 30 years of professional experience, Wolfgang has conducted site selection throughout many of the world's key investment markets in a wide range of industrial, mainly high-tech sectors for nearly 20 years. His project references encompass more than 40 countries on five continents, which includes a worldwide track record of around three hundred field technical due diligence assessments.

    Wolfgang has led site selection for the PV industry’s key players along the entire value chain. His PV assignments in 30 countries of the globe have extended from ingot, wafer, cell and module manufacturing to site selection for PV parks.

    Wolfgang holds a Diploma Degree in Physics from the University of Ulm, Germany.

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

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Bronze Sponsors

  • baywa
  • encome

Sponsor

  • DSM

Exhibitor

  • raycap

Past Sponsors & Exhibitors

  • Suncycle
  • Arotech Corporation
  • Conergy
  • IBC Solar
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Soluzione Solare