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Addressing the biggest challenges to PV Operations

Market Trends and Outlook
Solar PV Asset Management & O&M market outlook, 2019-2024
  • What are the key industry trends - who is investing, secondary market involvement and how will this impact the overall market
  • What are the trending operating costs for asset owners and how can these costs be controlled
  • What are the targeted returns for investors, and how can this maximise the profitability of your Asset Management and O&M strategy

3megawatt Moderater: Edmee Kelsey CEO 3-Megawatt

Megawatt-X Laurent Segalen Managing Partner Megawatt-X

Lightsource BP Kareen Boutonnat COO Lightsource BP

WiseEnergy Abid Kazim CEO WiseEnergy

Horus Capital Rodolfo Bigolin Managing Partner Horus Capital

More speakers to be confirmed

The future of the evolving PV market
  • Short and long term installation outlook for Europe
  • The falling cost of PV O&M
  • Likely CAPEX developments, and technological changes
  • Market challenges and the growing storage market

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Jenny Chase Manager of Solar Insight Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Where to allocate resources: Subsidy free vs Operational assets
  • The cash flow forecasted: PPA vs ROC/FiT
  • Lifetime of the project: Old assets vs new assets
  • Performance forecast: Data logged vs simulated values
  • OM and AM costs: Classic high fees vs new low OPEX
  • Operational strategy - The transition to increasingly output

Solrac Moderater: Carlos Javier Maestro Technical Director Solrac


SolracLorena CicirielloHead of Debt FinancingNextEnergy Capital


Bluefield Partners LLP Francesco Girardi Senior Director Bluefield Partners LLP

Esparity Solar James Sibony CEOEsparity Solar 

Managing Solar PV Costs
Quality assurance asset management
  • With more competition entering the market, dissect the latest quality O&M is and how it has evolved in recent years with competition growth
  • Explore innovative solutions, such as re-soiling, that ensures quality without raising costs
  • Quality in the contract, what to include to ensure O&M is done to a high standard and costs are controlled

ReneSola Antonio Alcaro Head of UK Portfolio ReneSola

Alectris Constantinos Peonides Director Alectris

John Laing Asset Management Joe Miletic Head of Solar Asset Management John Laing Asset Management

PPAs for the European Market
  • How to optimise both Financial and Physical PPAs
  • Understand regulations and adapt to the current market conditions to learn best practice when it comes to technical due diligence
  • Making the case for PPA contracts that are in favour of the asset owner
  • Gain insight into developing and negotiating bankable contracts

RES Martin Scharrer Head of Legal Encavis AG

Exclusive case study into AR coating of PV Assets
  • Case study from Enerparc’s large scale retrofit coating project alongside DSM
  • Cost-benefit analysis results - letting you know whether coating modules from aged assets is a cost-effective method to boost output

Enerparc Armin Scherl Head of System Engineering Enerparc

DSM Paolo Tusa Commercial Director DSM

Revamping distressed assets to a bankable standard
  • How to determine an asset is distressed, costing your portfolio and reducing output
  • How to manage and capitalise on assets that are under-performing outside the EPC warranty
  • Case study into how to optimise the revenues of this asset

Innova Capital Simone Mandica Senior Technical Manager Innova Capital

  • Understand what aspects of Asset Management would most benefit from industry standards
  • Gain insight into standardising O&M, to easing portfolio management and reducing inefficiencies
  • How to apply a standardised approach to achieve operational excellence

Sonnedix Juan Fernandez Head of Asset Management Spain Sonnedix

Assessing and Managing Asset Risk
  • Explore best practices for risk assessment and how this can help with overall returns
  • New solutions to mitigate risk on your individual projects
  • How to tackle risk in large scale portfolios, especially when incorporating storage or consolidating assets

Glennmont Partners Jordi Francesch Head of Asset Management Glennmont Partners

Disruptive technologies
Technologies changing PV operations - Panel Discussion
  • What technologies are investors looking at to improve their O&M
  • Industry investors and tech experts share examples on where to allocate resources and which investments are cutting costs for Asset Owners

Viridian Solar Dr KT Tan Technical Director Viridian Solar

More speakers to be confirmed

Most Profitable Asset Management Strategies
What should be outsourced and what should be kept in-house?
  • An analysis of what services and aspects of O&M are more profitable when outsourced
  • Bringing services back in-house - what has proved to improve performance and boost output
  • Best practice in monitoring performance of both in-house and outsourced O&M

Bluefield Services Valerio Pelizzi Head of O&M Bluefield Services

Optimising your PV Portfolio
Delivering high returns for investors
  • “Investment-focused” Asset Management, focused on delivering high returns to investors
  • Identifying and optimising the hidden upsides
  • Controlling costs while ensuring optimal performance is achieved
  • Case study into achieving operational excellence across a large portfolio

MPC Capital David Delaire Managing Director MPC Capital

Technical O&M beyond traditional solar parks
  • Where Asset Managers expanding their portfolio into and what does this mean for O&M
  • How to best maintain a floating solar park
  • Tackling O&M in extreme climates and remote locations
  • Incorporating O&M into battery storage

ENcome Robin Hirschl Managing Director ENcome

Improving value from existing assets, examples
  • Repowering a site- centrals to string, timeline, costs, downtime associated with the project, challenges, performance improvement and payback on investment
  • Grid fixes- partial turndown schemes rather than full shut downs, installing voltage constraint panels to avoid outages, intertrip installations

PSH Operations Nicola Waters Managing Director PSH Operations

Repowering Large-Scale PV Systems with DC-Coupled Storage
  • Repowering with String Optimizers to improve performance and ROI
  • Lower cost PV+Storage using String Optimizers
  • Using String Optimizers to add DC-Coupled Storage to an existing system at a lower cost

Ampt LLC Levent Gun CEO Ampt LLC

Utilising Data and Analysing Performance
Best practice for monitoring and analysing data
  • Getting consistent data flow to ensure optimal performance
  • Smart processing of data to minimise downtime
  • Working closely with the supply chain for reporting relevant data
  • Using data analysis to adapting maintenance plans from ageing plants

Inaccess Moderator: Ionnis Grammatikakis UK Country Manager Inaccess

Aquila Capital Christian Ahrens Head of Solar Asset Management Aquila Capital

More speakers to be confirmed

Managing remote sites
  • Case study into effectively monitoring assets from remote locations
  • Look at current best practice for centralising management and how this helps with people management, communication lines and overall costs
  • See how to act upon information gathered to prevent extended downtime and boost output

Scatec Solar Pal Strom Senior VP Scatec Solar

Adding Energy Storage to your Asset
  • Understanding storage policy and regulation
  • Hear how to capitalise on the growing storage market, a business case
  • Understand the differences of the O&M contract: solar versus battery storage
  • Hear how to manage the difference in warranties between the PV cell and the storage system
  • Learn from first hand case studies

Everoze Moderater: Ragna Schmidt-Haupt Managing Partner Everoze

Foresight Group Eric Weemaels Senior Solar Project ManagerForesight Group

More speakers to be confirmed

If you are interested in PV Operations Europe please contact us:

Luke Brett

Luke Brett

Project Director
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7512

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7231 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 7231 (Canada)

Dovile Kantauskaite

Dovile Kantauskaite

Head of Delegate Registrations
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 4334 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 4334 (Canada)

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • Ampt, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

  • Belectric
  • DuPont
  • Fairfleet
  • Jinko


  • DSM
  • ENcome
  • Inaccess


  • Atonometrics
  • PadCon
  • Raptor Maps
  • sensehawk