Optimize PV performance and revenue with the latest business critical insights

The experts speaking at PV O&M USA have extensive experience in the market, and exclusive knowledge of the O&M workings of their industry-leading companies – if you want to grow your O&M strategy, improve your knowledge and get the most out of your PV plants, this is the conference for you!

Conference Day 1 - Thursday November 2, 2017

  •   Track Room 1 - Sierra Ballroom Track Room 2 - Cascade Ballroom
    9.00am-9.25am
    (Keynote) Critical PV market trends, policy uncertainty & the post-ITC strategy outlook
     
    • Hear from critical C-Level perspectives at leading PV Plant Utility, IPP, Developer, OEMs, EPCs & ISPs as they pitch their concerns, insights and assessments of imminent changes and trends in the PV sector
    • Evaluate key market drivers, trends and policy changes and post-ITC strategies that’ll impact on and influence the growth of PV installations regionally, nationally and globally
    • Discover how major PV stakeholders are already working to prepare for intense PV market growth, supply chain consolidation and advanced grid integration to make the most of the projected intensity of PV market growth
      Larry Barr, EVP Operations & Maintenance, EDF Renewable Energy  
    9.25am-9.50am
    (Keynote) Achieving the highest long-term PV project values
     
    • Learn to quickly identify and plan for the common strategic pitfalls and challenges of PV plant ownership
    • Understand how closer integration between financial and physical asset management will unlock greater efficiencies in your operational planning
    • Gain crucial insights that’ll allow you to better communicate the impact of OPEX decisions on long term production values
      Laura Stern, President, Nautilus Solar  
    9.50am-10.15am
    Turn the tables on forecasted PV market stress to deliver on major growth opportunities
     
    • Assess the impact of sustained solar industry growth on traditional Utility and C&I business models
    • Identify and understand critical marketplace inefficiencies and consumer level resilience’s that require resolution in tandem with rising solar adoption
    • Explore opportunities to rework traditional PV business models that promote horizontal structures, urgent technological innovation and supply chain disruption
      JP Dolphin, Manager Data Analytics, Pacific Gas & Electric  
    10.15pm-11.00pm
    Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
      Track Room 1 - Sierra Ballroom Track Room 2 - Cascade Ballroom
    11.00am-11.30am
    3rd party contracting of O&M vs. self-performance
    (Panel) Innovate to optimize labor costs & secure remote site safety
    • Evaluate cost-benefit appraisals of at what project scale you need to pursue long-term fully wrapped service packages, warranty extensions or develop internal capabilities
    • Understand the merits of each approach towards reducing the risk profile of your projects to major stakeholders
    • Compare and debate the diverse perspectives and experiences of self-performing utilities, IPPs, and 3rd parties to ensure you leave better able to make critical operational decisions correctly at the project front-end
    • Discuss where operators are finding the highest labor costs in a typical O&M scope and the optimization initiatives they have already deployed and learned lessons from
    • Connect the dots between plant safety and training investment and critical plant HSE standards to ensure your business understands the real-time dollar value of going beyond mere ‘HSE compliance’ and evaluate best practice on site staffing levels per the number of MWs you have installed
    • Discuss why major utilities have opted for onsite, centralized resources or contracted staffing for each site type they operate to ensure that your remote site management plan takes advantage of the leading-edge strategies already in place across the industry
      Jeff Wehner, VP Operations, Duke Energy
    Matt Murphy, VP Fleet Management, Greenbacker Group LLC
    Rue Phillips, CEO, 365 Pronto
    Jason Smith, President & COO, CalCom Solar
    Mike Butler, Director Solar Operations, Duke Energy
    Ian Steele, Solar Division Manager, World Wind & Solar
    Mike Loeser, Director of Operations, Strata Solar
    11.30am-12.00pm
    Service Contracts; the good, the bad and the beautiful
    Site management essentials; from soiling to vegetation management
    • Learn how to accurately determine and define a project scope, guarantees and backstops so that contract monitoring is far easier to manage
    • Discuss what it takes to develop excellent inter-organizational relationships with your O&M provider or asset manager to ensure quick response times and faster failure resolution where possible
    • Evaluate the state of PV contract guarantees; does availability suffice or should we look to judge market competitiveness based on AEP guarantees instead?
    • Get attuned to the science of site development and knowing how to set the correct soiling or vegetation management from the start to significantly reduce man-hour spend
    • Evaluate the latest cost-benefit analysis of proactive, preventative and reactive site maintenance approaches and key lessons learned
    • Examine effective long term planning measures that will allow you the space to innovate in equipment and planning to find the best land management strategy for your business
      Leigh Zazone, Director PV Plant Performance, 8minutenergy Renewables LLC
    Carter Atlamazoglou, Director Corporate Finance & Restructuring, FTI Consulting
    Ian Steele, Solar Division Manager, World Wind & Solar
    Matt Murphy, VP Fleet Management, Greenbacker Group LLC
    12.00pm-12.30pm
    O&M budget estimation & performance optimization
    Get ahead of the curve - deliver on the benefits of automation & technology
    • Participate in an exclusive owner’s workshop that identifies the key steps you must follow to improve your O&M budget estimation work well before plant build and COD
    • Evaluate critical owner operator perspectives showcasing margins of error and the steps you take to reduce budget errors long term
    • Understand how to apply the learnings of major owners to your business when operating plants and accounting for major unforeseen O&M costs that are more common/expensive than you currently believe
    • Examine what more can be done to automate plant operations, inspection and maintenance in order to trim major plant labor costs where possible
    • Hear from major automation innovators as they showcase exclusive cost-benefit data from revolutionary module cleaning, vegetation management, inspections, monitoring and more
    • Take the chance to hold key technology vendors to account on their word as revamped and interactive sessions allow you to fact check claims, review analytical data and build important connections with operator peers
    12.30pm-2.00pm
    Networking Lunch & Exhibition
    2.00pm-2.30pm
    End of the road; warranty claims, management & expiration
     
    • With critical component suppliers out of business, market consolidation rampant and technology obsolescence rife, ensure you get the latest insights on how to approach warranty resolution
    • Examine the key areas where PV product warranties can be tweaked, terminology standardized and transparency assured to secure the warranty strategy you need to ensure long term security for your business and projects, cradle-to-grave
    • Gain transformational lessons learned from renewable operators that have successfully transitioned post-warranty, to ensure that you don’t force yourself to extend any warranty unnecessarily
      Matt Murphy, VP Fleet Management, Greenbacker Group LLC  
    2.30pm-3.00pm
    Be prepared for inverter end of life
     
    • If your inverter products are no longer supported, understand at what point you need to cut your losses and retrofit
    • Take advantage of critical product life expectancy data to better understand your inverter failure/ repair options ready for any unexpected eventuality
    • Evaluate the core arguments at the centre of the major ‘central inverters vs. string inverter’ debate and learn which model will reap your projects the most benefit; dependent on scope, scale and revenue goals
      Bates Marshall, VP & General Manager, Huawei  
    3.00pm-3.30pm
    Ensure product quality to reduce failure risks
     
    • Learn from critical data that benchmarks the quality and performance of key products to better understand their impact on your overall O&M strategy
    • Discover how to ensure that your procurement strategy is stable, efficient and can still take advantage of aggressive market cost reduction without compromising on site performance, product integrity or safety
    • Examine the nuances of materials science, manufacturing quality and design life when you develop or retrofit projects to increase site value through the deployment of tier 1 or premium products
    3.30pm-4.00pm
    Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
    4.00pm-4.30pm
    (Keynote) Digitization of Large PV Fields
     
    • Where are we at and where are, we going?
    • Need to react quickly to advanced concepts and ‘vision costing’ of everything right down to the inverter level
    • Traditional operating models and plant designs are outdated and unsustainable – how data proves this
    4.30pm-5.00pm
    Real Time Data & Decision Making
     
    • Know how leading owners are managing to amass and structure ‘big data’ in such a way that it can be easily accessed and analyzed for positive decision making
    • Compare the experiences of owners who have managed to successfully integrate analytical and prognostic solutions to manage to optimize the long-term performance of their plants
    • Understand the steps owners have taken to build and equip the analytics experts required to process and monetize data streams efficiently for in-field teams
      Sanjay Strestha, Lead Performance Engineer, SOLV  
    5.00pm-5.30pm
    (Panel) SCADA, data analytics & optimized asset management
     
    • Review the very latest cases where utilities, IPPs and developers have deployed data to make positive O&M or asset management decisions instead of simply fire fighting
    • Evaluate the constraints of using advanced o
    • r smart analytics in workload prioritization and performance optimization when you’re working to achieve even the smallest % margins of energy increase
      Mike Butler, Director Solar Operations, Duke Energy
    Andrew Griffiths, VP Asset Management, Recurrent Energy
    Chad Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, Radian Generation
    Didier Thevenard, Senior Manager PV System Analytics, Canadian Solar
     
    5.00pm-5.30pm
    Networking Drinks Reception & Exhibition

Conference Day 2 - Friday November 3, 2017

  •   Track Room 1 - Sierra Ballroom
    9.00am-9.30am
    CAPEX vs. OPEX the real Impact of long term investment & decision making
    • Assess the unique perspectives of major owners that have evolved long-term decision making as core principals in the plant design or budget setting phases
    • Discuss the impact of a downward trend in O&M costs on PV product or service innovation to better prepare your business for the moment O&M costs decline maxes out
    • Target the optimization of LCOE rather than numbers when you learn how to create contracts and incentive structures that continually get the most out of plants
    9.30am-10.00am
    (Panel) Break down silos and design to operate
    • Successful design starts at the design phase, not COD; ensure you understand how to facilitate involving the O&M or Asset Management perspectives at the front end to identify and address common plant design errors or simple yet expensive oversights
    • Assess key design considerations such as access to spare parts, plant layout and analyse with cost benefits the impact of design stage refinements on the cost of plant operations 2, 5, 7 years down the line or later
    • Work with operators, developers, EPCs and ISPs to identify new areas for O&M optimization at the design phase in an innovative new plant design networking workshop led by major utilities
      Billy Watts, General manager, Mortenson
    10.00pm-10.30pm
    Transition from COD to successful O&M management
    • Gain critical insights from leading operators as they deliver the latest case studies analysing lessons learned from transitioning out of COD and towards an efficient self-performance operating strategy
    • Discover the major pitfalls and how to avoid them to ensure that any handover is as smooth as possible and offers the least possible risk to your budget
    • Evaluate forward-thinking on the drivers of 'self-performance' and get your business ready to make the most of greater supply chain competition
    10.30am-11.00am
    Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
    11.00am-11.30am
    Exploring revenue opportunities in PV and energy storage integration projects
    New for 2017; Inverter & Module Technical Workshops & Peer Networking
    • Understand how the key drivers of grid modernization, mandates and transmission resilience will all affect your plans to upscale PV investment through 2020 and beyond
    • Learn how to model the complex revenue streams offered by energy storage integration to take advantage of, and not be hindered by, major trends and developments in grid modernization
    • Details coming soon.
      Leigh Zazone, Director PV Plant Performance, 8minutenergy Renewables LLC  
    11.30am-12.00pm
    Gain essential insights from early PV & storage integration projects
    New for 2017; Inverter & Module Technical Workshops & Peer Networking (continued)
    • Go beyond 'interest' and examine actual use cases for energy storage technology within today's renewable portfolios
    • Evaluate the unique and valuable experiences of those who have been there and understand what more utilities can do to enhance the storage business case for solar and bring overall costs down
    • Understand how pioneers are working to deploy advanced control platforms to ensure that storage is utilized optimal opportunities from day one
    • Details coming soon.
    12.00pm-12.30pm
    Design to store - Explore critical trends and planning considerations for future storage integration
    New for 2017; Inverter & Module Technical Workshops & Peer Networking (continued)
    • Current trends in PV design make it hard to integrate storage as a retrofit option - so learn how to prepare your next project to accommodate
    • Examine how to bring together a global supply chain effectively to ensure early revenue is not lost on development mistakes
    • Leverage the latest developer insights and learned best practices in making a success of PV & storage integration
    • Details coming soon.
      Amine Alami, VP Asset Management, RES Group  
    12.30pm-1.30pm
    Networking Lunch & Exhibition
    1.30pm-2.00pm
    How should a renewables control centre actually work?
    • Review the work that leading PV operators are undertaking to transform portfolio management through dedicated centralized resources
    • Examine critical case study evidence to show how efficient systems have allowed operators to react quickly to operational, market or unforeseen challenges and avoid expensive curtailments, power losses or energy security
      Jeffrey Wehner, VP Operations, Duke Energy  
    2.00pm-2.30pm
    Long term risk management & insurance
    • Learn to more accurately quantify unforeseen generation losses due to plant downtime and examine the range of risk transfer opportunities available when self-performing
    • Leverage exclusive insurer perspectives to explore the critical do's and don'ts of long term resource risk and its potential impact on your portfolio
    2.30pm-3.00pm
    Ensuring sustainable business in solar beyond the ITC
    • Current PPA pricing, supported by ITCs is very attractive so learn how can you add a lot more capacity effectively
    • Discuss what are / will be the top 3 obstacles to creating a sustainable industry past the ITC; determine whether O&M levers enough to make this a reality
    • Evaluate whether the industry needs to substantially change our approach to O&M to create a sustainable industry past the ITC - if so where and if not, why not?
      Carter Atmalazoglou, Director Finance & Corporate Restructuring, FTI Consulting  
    3.00pm
    Conference Summary & Event Close

Conference Day 1 - Thursday November 2, 2017

  •   Track Room 1 - Sierra Ballroom Track Room 2 - Cascade Ballroom
    9.00am-9.25am
    (Keynote) Critical PV market trends, policy uncertainty & the post-ITC strategy outlook
     
    • Hear from critical C-Level perspectives at leading PV Plant Utility, IPP, Developer, OEMs, EPCs & ISPs as they pitch their concerns, insights and assessments of imminent changes and trends in the PV sector
    • Evaluate key market drivers, trends and policy changes and post-ITC strategies that’ll impact on and influence the growth of PV installations regionally, nationally and globally
    • Discover how major PV stakeholders are already working to prepare for intense PV market growth, supply chain consolidation and advanced grid integration to make the most of the projected intensity of PV market growth
      Larry Barr, EVP Operations & Maintenance, EDF Renewable Energy  
    9.25am-9.50am
    (Keynote) Achieving the highest long-term PV project values
     
    • Learn to quickly identify and plan for the common strategic pitfalls and challenges of PV plant ownership
    • Understand how closer integration between financial and physical asset management will unlock greater efficiencies in your operational planning
    • Gain crucial insights that’ll allow you to better communicate the impact of OPEX decisions on long term production values
      Laura Stern, President, Nautilus Solar  
    9.50am-10.15am
    Turn the tables on forecasted PV market stress to deliver on major growth opportunities
     
    • Assess the impact of sustained solar industry growth on traditional Utility and C&I business models
    • Identify and understand critical marketplace inefficiencies and consumer level resilience’s that require resolution in tandem with rising solar adoption
    • Explore opportunities to rework traditional PV business models that promote horizontal structures, urgent technological innovation and supply chain disruption
      JP Dolphin, Manager Data Analytics, Pacific Gas & Electric  
    10.15pm-11.00pm
    Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
      Track Room 1 - Sierra Ballroom Track Room 2 - Cascade Ballroom
    11.00am-11.30am
    3rd party contracting of O&M vs. self-performance
    (Panel) Innovate to optimize labor costs & secure remote site safety
    • Evaluate cost-benefit appraisals of at what project scale you need to pursue long-term fully wrapped service packages, warranty extensions or develop internal capabilities
    • Understand the merits of each approach towards reducing the risk profile of your projects to major stakeholders
    • Compare and debate the diverse perspectives and experiences of self-performing utilities, IPPs, and 3rd parties to ensure you leave better able to make critical operational decisions correctly at the project front-end
    • Discuss where operators are finding the highest labor costs in a typical O&M scope and the optimization initiatives they have already deployed and learned lessons from
    • Connect the dots between plant safety and training investment and critical plant HSE standards to ensure your business understands the real-time dollar value of going beyond mere ‘HSE compliance’ and evaluate best practice on site staffing levels per the number of MWs you have installed
    • Discuss why major utilities have opted for onsite, centralized resources or contracted staffing for each site type they operate to ensure that your remote site management plan takes advantage of the leading-edge strategies already in place across the industry
      Jeff Wehner, VP Operations, Duke Energy
    Matt Murphy, VP Fleet Management, Greenbacker Group LLC
    Rue Phillips, CEO, 365 Pronto
    Jason Smith, President & COO, CalCom Solar
    Mike Butler, Director Solar Operations, Duke Energy
    Ian Steele, Solar Division Manager, World Wind & Solar
    Mike Loeser, Director of Operations, Strata Solar
    11.30am-12.00pm
    Service Contracts; the good, the bad and the beautiful
    Site management essentials; from soiling to vegetation management
    • Learn how to accurately determine and define a project scope, guarantees and backstops so that contract monitoring is far easier to manage
    • Discuss what it takes to develop excellent inter-organizational relationships with your O&M provider or asset manager to ensure quick response times and faster failure resolution where possible
    • Evaluate the state of PV contract guarantees; does availability suffice or should we look to judge market competitiveness based on AEP guarantees instead?
    • Get attuned to the science of site development and knowing how to set the correct soiling or vegetation management from the start to significantly reduce man-hour spend
    • Evaluate the latest cost-benefit analysis of proactive, preventative and reactive site maintenance approaches and key lessons learned
    • Examine effective long term planning measures that will allow you the space to innovate in equipment and planning to find the best land management strategy for your business
      Leigh Zazone, Director PV Plant Performance, 8minutenergy Renewables LLC
    Carter Atlamazoglou, Director Corporate Finance & Restructuring, FTI Consulting
    Ian Steele, Solar Division Manager, World Wind & Solar
    Matt Murphy, VP Fleet Management, Greenbacker Group LLC
    12.00pm-12.30pm
    O&M budget estimation & performance optimization
    Get ahead of the curve - deliver on the benefits of automation & technology
    • Participate in an exclusive owner’s workshop that identifies the key steps you must follow to improve your O&M budget estimation work well before plant build and COD
    • Evaluate critical owner operator perspectives showcasing margins of error and the steps you take to reduce budget errors long term
    • Understand how to apply the learnings of major owners to your business when operating plants and accounting for major unforeseen O&M costs that are more common/expensive than you currently believe
    • Examine what more can be done to automate plant operations, inspection and maintenance in order to trim major plant labor costs where possible
    • Hear from major automation innovators as they showcase exclusive cost-benefit data from revolutionary module cleaning, vegetation management, inspections, monitoring and more
    • Take the chance to hold key technology vendors to account on their word as revamped and interactive sessions allow you to fact check claims, review analytical data and build important connections with operator peers
    12.30pm-2.00pm
    Networking Lunch & Exhibition
    2.00pm-2.30pm
    End of the road; warranty claims, management & expiration
     
    • With critical component suppliers out of business, market consolidation rampant and technology obsolescence rife, ensure you get the latest insights on how to approach warranty resolution
    • Examine the key areas where PV product warranties can be tweaked, terminology standardized and transparency assured to secure the warranty strategy you need to ensure long term security for your business and projects, cradle-to-grave
    • Gain transformational lessons learned from renewable operators that have successfully transitioned post-warranty, to ensure that you don’t force yourself to extend any warranty unnecessarily
      Matt Murphy, VP Fleet Management, Greenbacker Group LLC  
    2.30pm-3.00pm
    Be prepared for inverter end of life
     
    • If your inverter products are no longer supported, understand at what point you need to cut your losses and retrofit
    • Take advantage of critical product life expectancy data to better understand your inverter failure/ repair options ready for any unexpected eventuality
    • Evaluate the core arguments at the centre of the major ‘central inverters vs. string inverter’ debate and learn which model will reap your projects the most benefit; dependent on scope, scale and revenue goals
      Bates Marshall, VP & General Manager, Huawei  
    3.00pm-3.30pm
    Ensure product quality to reduce failure risks
     
    • Learn from critical data that benchmarks the quality and performance of key products to better understand their impact on your overall O&M strategy
    • Discover how to ensure that your procurement strategy is stable, efficient and can still take advantage of aggressive market cost reduction without compromising on site performance, product integrity or safety
    • Examine the nuances of materials science, manufacturing quality and design life when you develop or retrofit projects to increase site value through the deployment of tier 1 or premium products
    3.30pm-4.00pm
    Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
    4.00pm-4.30pm
    (Keynote) Digitization of Large PV Fields
     
    • Where are we at and where are, we going?
    • Need to react quickly to advanced concepts and ‘vision costing’ of everything right down to the inverter level
    • Traditional operating models and plant designs are outdated and unsustainable – how data proves this
    4.30pm-5.00pm
    Real Time Data & Decision Making
     
    • Know how leading owners are managing to amass and structure ‘big data’ in such a way that it can be easily accessed and analyzed for positive decision making
    • Compare the experiences of owners who have managed to successfully integrate analytical and prognostic solutions to manage to optimize the long-term performance of their plants
    • Understand the steps owners have taken to build and equip the analytics experts required to process and monetize data streams efficiently for in-field teams
      Sanjay Strestha, Lead Performance Engineer, SOLV  
    5.00pm-5.30pm
    (Panel) SCADA, data analytics & optimized asset management
     
    • Review the very latest cases where utilities, IPPs and developers have deployed data to make positive O&M or asset management decisions instead of simply fire fighting
    • Evaluate the constraints of using advanced o
    • r smart analytics in workload prioritization and performance optimization when you’re working to achieve even the smallest % margins of energy increase
      Mike Butler, Director Solar Operations, Duke Energy
    Andrew Griffiths, VP Asset Management, Recurrent Energy
    Chad Sachs, Chief Executive Officer, Radian Generation
    Didier Thevenard, Senior Manager PV System Analytics, Canadian Solar
     
    5.00pm-5.30pm
    Networking Drinks Reception & Exhibition
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Conference Day 2 - Friday November 3, 2017

  •   Track Room 1 - Sierra Ballroom
    9.00am-9.30am
    CAPEX vs. OPEX the real Impact of long term investment & decision making
    • Assess the unique perspectives of major owners that have evolved long-term decision making as core principals in the plant design or budget setting phases
    • Discuss the impact of a downward trend in O&M costs on PV product or service innovation to better prepare your business for the moment O&M costs decline maxes out
    • Target the optimization of LCOE rather than numbers when you learn how to create contracts and incentive structures that continually get the most out of plants
    9.30am-10.00am
    (Panel) Break down silos and design to operate
    • Successful design starts at the design phase, not COD; ensure you understand how to facilitate involving the O&M or Asset Management perspectives at the front end to identify and address common plant design errors or simple yet expensive oversights
    • Assess key design considerations such as access to spare parts, plant layout and analyse with cost benefits the impact of design stage refinements on the cost of plant operations 2, 5, 7 years down the line or later
    • Work with operators, developers, EPCs and ISPs to identify new areas for O&M optimization at the design phase in an innovative new plant design networking workshop led by major utilities
      Billy Watts, General manager, Mortenson
    10.00pm-10.30pm
    Transition from COD to successful O&M management
    • Gain critical insights from leading operators as they deliver the latest case studies analysing lessons learned from transitioning out of COD and towards an efficient self-performance operating strategy
    • Discover the major pitfalls and how to avoid them to ensure that any handover is as smooth as possible and offers the least possible risk to your budget
    • Evaluate forward-thinking on the drivers of 'self-performance' and get your business ready to make the most of greater supply chain competition
    10.30am-11.00am
    Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition
    11.00am-11.30am
    Exploring revenue opportunities in PV and energy storage integration projects
    New for 2017; Inverter & Module Technical Workshops & Peer Networking
    • Understand how the key drivers of grid modernization, mandates and transmission resilience will all affect your plans to upscale PV investment through 2020 and beyond
    • Learn how to model the complex revenue streams offered by energy storage integration to take advantage of, and not be hindered by, major trends and developments in grid modernization
    • Details coming soon.
      Leigh Zazone, Director PV Plant Performance, 8minutenergy Renewables LLC  
    11.30am-12.00pm
    Gain essential insights from early PV & storage integration projects
    New for 2017; Inverter & Module Technical Workshops & Peer Networking (continued)
    • Go beyond 'interest' and examine actual use cases for energy storage technology within today's renewable portfolios
    • Evaluate the unique and valuable experiences of those who have been there and understand what more utilities can do to enhance the storage business case for solar and bring overall costs down
    • Understand how pioneers are working to deploy advanced control platforms to ensure that storage is utilized optimal opportunities from day one
    • Details coming soon.
    12.00pm-12.30pm
    Design to store - Explore critical trends and planning considerations for future storage integration
    New for 2017; Inverter & Module Technical Workshops & Peer Networking (continued)
    • Current trends in PV design make it hard to integrate storage as a retrofit option - so learn how to prepare your next project to accommodate
    • Examine how to bring together a global supply chain effectively to ensure early revenue is not lost on development mistakes
    • Leverage the latest developer insights and learned best practices in making a success of PV & storage integration
    • Details coming soon.
      Amine Alami, VP Asset Management, RES Group  
    12.30pm-1.30pm
    Networking Lunch & Exhibition
    1.30pm-2.00pm
    How should a renewables control centre actually work?
    • Review the work that leading PV operators are undertaking to transform portfolio management through dedicated centralized resources
    • Examine critical case study evidence to show how efficient systems have allowed operators to react quickly to operational, market or unforeseen challenges and avoid expensive curtailments, power losses or energy security
      Jeffrey Wehner, VP Operations, Duke Energy  
    2.00pm-2.30pm
    Long term risk management & insurance
    • Learn to more accurately quantify unforeseen generation losses due to plant downtime and examine the range of risk transfer opportunities available when self-performing
    • Leverage exclusive insurer perspectives to explore the critical do's and don'ts of long term resource risk and its potential impact on your portfolio
    2.30pm-3.00pm
    Ensuring sustainable business in solar beyond the ITC
    • Current PPA pricing, supported by ITCs is very attractive so learn how can you add a lot more capacity effectively
    • Discuss what are / will be the top 3 obstacles to creating a sustainable industry past the ITC; determine whether O&M levers enough to make this a reality
    • Evaluate whether the industry needs to substantially change our approach to O&M to create a sustainable industry past the ITC - if so where and if not, why not?
      Carter Atmalazoglou, Director Finance & Corporate Restructuring, FTI Consulting  
    3.00pm
    Conference Summary & Event Close

If you are interested in PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2017 please contact us:

Kerr Jeferies

Kerr Jeferies

Project Director PV USA
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7565
Email: kerr@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x4358 (US)
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Email: tobias@newenergyupdate.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • EDF Renewable Services

Bronze Sponsors

  • Also Energy
  • Mortenson
  • SOLV

Sponsors

  • Canadian Solar
  • Genscape
  • Huawei

Exhibitors

  • Alencon Systems LLC
  • Phoenix RS