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Wind O&M Europe 2019

Industry thought leaders and innovators speaking at next year's event

If you would like to offer your expertise at the 2019 conference as a speaker please contact Luke Brett on +44 (0)207 375 7512 or email: luke@newenergyupdate.com

 

Investors, Utilities, Asset Owners and Managers:

Lorena Ciciriello

Lorena Ciciriello

Head of Debt Financing
NextEnergy Capital
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Lorena has almost 20 years experience in financial services as a principal investor, asset manager and investment banker. Lorena joined NEC Group in 2018 as the Head of Debt Finance.

Between 2007 and 2015, she headed the renewable energy team at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporations where she positioned the bank as the global mandated leading arrangers of renewable energy. Her team originated and executed more than 40 transactions for a total asset value of US$13bn across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prior to SMBC, Lorena was head of the project finance team at Veolia Water Italy for five years from 2001. She was in charge of the development and asset management of IPP projects in the water sector supporting the successful awarding of a number of water management concessions and project financed a total value of circa US$5bn.

She worked as senior economist for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva and the Argentine Embassy in Rome from 1995 to 1999. During this time she lectured microeconomics at Link University in Rome.

Lorena Ciciriello was born in Argentina and educated in Europe. She received a BA (Hons) in Finance from the Hertfordshire University and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics Lorena is a Board Member of Next Energy Foundation and the founding trustee of the Skills for Life Trust.

Kareen Boutonnat

Kareen Boutonnat

Group COO
Lightsource BP
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Kareen is responsible for all operational and project execution at Lightsource globally. She has led the development and management of Lightsource’s expanding portfolio, successfully reaching significant milestones including the first company to reach 1GW installed capacity in the UK and securing the company’s position as the leading solar developer in Europe. Prior to Lightsource, Kareen worked for solar EPC company, Solar Century, and a number of successful US technology businesses including WebMethods and Sonic Software.

John O’Toole

John O’Toole

Technical Director
Gresham House
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Armin Scherl

Armin Scherl

Head of System Engineering
Enerparc
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Christian Ahrens

Christian Ahrens

Head of Solar Asset Management
Aquila Capital
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Abid Kazim

Abid Kazim

CEO
WiseEnergy
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Speaker bio coming soon.

David Delaire

David Delaire

Managing Director
MPC Capital
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David Delaire is Managing Director, at MPC Renewable Energies. He manages with a focus on supporting M&A activities and leading asset-related activities upon acquisition/financial close. Previously, he was Director of Asset Management at Natural Power, COO at Greensolver, CTO at Eolfi (a former Veolia company) and Operations Manager at General Electric. His track record includes the technical and commercial asset management of more than 450 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar and 820 MW of onshore wind assets. He has developed and established asset management platforms, resulting in robust growth across various markets. He has also served as a Director or Managing Director for several renewable energy assets in various parts of the world, including Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.

Jordi-Lopez-Francesch

Jordi Francesh

Chief Risk Officer
Glennmont Partners
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Juan Fernandez

Juan Fernandez

Head of Asset Management and Integration - Spain
Sonnedix
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Mr Fernandez is Head of Asset Management and Integration, Spain responsible for the operations of 214 MWp in the country as well as responsible for the definition and deployment of standardized AM processes across the organization. He holds a Ph. D, in Electrical Engineering by the University of California, San Diego and a Post-Doctoral Degree, Imperial College, London. Previously Mr. Fernandez held the position of Director of Asset Management EMEA at Sunedison from January 2013 through March 2017 where he was responsible for the management of over 500 MWp of assets across the region. A Certified Operational Excellence Green Belt, his experience in the PV sector spans over 16 years and covers a wide range of the sector value chain. Prior to Sunedison, Mr Fernandez was Technology Director, EMEA at BP Solar where he was responsible for PV cell and PV Module technology development as well as for new technology introduction into manufacturing following Six Sigma & Lean methodologies.

Pal Strom

Pal Strom

Senior VP, Head of O&M
Scatec Solar
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Francesco Girardi

Francesco Girardi

Senior Director
Bluefield Partners LLP
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Joe Miletic

Joe Miletic

Head of Solar Asset Management
John Laing Capital Management
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Joe Miletic joined John Laing Capital Management in December 2017 and is responsible for the operational performance of the JLEN solar portfolio. He previously worked for Armstrong Energy as Head of Engineering, managing performance and technical asset management of solar UK projects (200MWp) and involved in the operations of Indian assets (60MWp). He also worked for Sonnedix where he was responsible for technical reporting and performance analytics for an international portfolio of solar plants. Joe comes from a French energy and electrical engineering background (M.Eng ENSIP and MSc Mines Paristech).

James Sibony

James Sibony

CEO
Esparity Solar
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James has an extensive track record in the solar sector having been responsible for development, construction, financing and M&A on more than 1GW of projects globally. He has 25 years of experience in renewable energy and financial markets. James is a main Board Director of Australian solar developer ESCO Pacific. He is also a founding partner of Lennox Partners in London.

Simone Mandica

Simone Mandica

Senior Technical Manager
Innova Capital
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Simone is the Senior Technical Manager of Innova Capital, where he focuses on asset acquisition due diligence and asset operational yield optimisation. Together with his team, he manages all aspects of the operational performance of Innova Capital portfolio. Having previously worked at Renesola and Mott MacDonald, Simone has 10 years' experience in the PV industry.

Innova Capital is a growing private equity business whose core areas of operations are renewable energy, property development and planning services. Innova Capital operates a successful and growing PV asset management business and its main activities are: financial and commercial transaction support; advice on and raising debt finance; financial due diligence; financial management and financial modelling; technical due diligence, asset optimisation and management of O&M activities.

Antonio Alcaro

Antonio Alcaro

UK Portfolio Manager
ReneSola Ltd
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier

Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier

Director of Operations
RES France
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Speaker bio coming soon.

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Jan Muller

Technical Director
Solarcentury
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Laurent Segalen

Laurent Segalen

Managing Partner
Megawatt-X
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Laurent Segalen is a franco-british financier with more than 20 years experience in managing and trading Environmental Assets, first within large institutions like Nomura, Natixis and pwc, then as co-founder of Megawatt-X, now the world's largest platform to transact wind farms and solar parks. Since 2013, Megawatt-X has listed more than 135 projects (2/3 solar - 1/3 wind) for a total amount above 11GW.

Laurent is the co-creator of the Podcast - Redefining Energy:

ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/redefining-energy/id1439197083

STITCHER
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/laurent-segalen/redefining-energy

SPREAKER
https://www.spreaker.com/episode/15975671

Bart Dujczynski

Bart Dujczynski

CIO of Ver-Rev
and Founder of Proventus Renewables
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18+ years power investment experience. Currently Co-Founder Ver-Rev Fund a Special Situation Fund active in Onshore Wind/PV, Board Member Romo Wind (wind performance optimizer), Board Advisor Saule Technologies (perovskite PV cells via ink jet printing), Senior Affiliate FTI Consulting (in-house Clean Tech industry expert), Wind Farm SPV Board Member Stage Capital, Co-Founder of BBM Offshore Poland (Polish Offshore Wind transaction & development specialist) and Founder of Proventus Renewables Ltd targeting On/Off-shore and PV investment strategies with global investors.

Previous Experience

  • CFO at Polenergia SA (listed IPP), during time of restructuring, cost cutting, operation optimisations & strategic diversification incl. M&A, special situation debt/equity strategies most notably the sale of 50% of Polenergia’s 1.2GW projects to Equinor in April 2018;
  • Investment Director at Kulczyk Investments;
  • Distressed Debt at Oaktree Capital Management;
  • Corporate Finance at Rothschild and PwC;
  • MBA Chicago Booth Business School, ACA Chartered Accountant ICAEW, LLB King’s College London.
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Eric Weemaels

Senior Project Manager
Foresight Group
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Martin Scharrer

Martin Scharrer

Head of Legal
Encavis AG
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Guy Auger

Guy Auger

CEO
Greensolver
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Rodolfo Bigolin

Rodolfo Bigolin

Managing Partner
Horus Capital
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Rodolfo is a Partner in Horus and the co-founder of the Suncore Energy development platform. He began his career in the renewables field in 2008, developing and constructing PV projects across Italy, before going on to hold senior roles for both US and Chinese solar manufacturers.

He subsequently joined Hideal Partners as Business Development Manager where he worked on several infrastructure M&A transactions across Europe. He then moved to NextEnegy Capital as Vice President where he lead the set-up of the private equity fund ‘NextPower II’ which raised €150 M.

He is also a Director at Armstrong Energy Global, an investment vehicle dedicated to investing in the Indian solar market.

 

O&Ms, Industry Experts and Service Providers:

Jenny Chase

Jenny Chase

Manager of Solar Insight
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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Jenny Chase has lead Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s global Solar Insight Service since it was founded in 2006, and has conducted or overseen its subscription research since then.

The team, with backup from Bloomberg's international resources, conducts regular and rigorous price surveys across the PV value chain, detailed and timely analysis of policy and its implications for the solar sector, and extensive technology and economic analysis of PV and solar thermal electricity generation. Jenny has been the lead author and editor on over 40 issues of BNEF’s quarterly PV Market Outlook, which draws together updates and output of proprietary models to give a detailed account of demand, supply, price, margins and investment activity in the PV industry.

She holds a BA in Physical Sciences and an MSci in Physics from the University of Cambridge, England.

Ragna-Schmidt-Haupt

Ragna Schmidt-Haupt

Managing Partner
Everoze Partners Ltd
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Ragna is a partner of Everoze, a technical and commercial energy consultancy specialising in renewables, storage and aspects of wider energy flexibility. With ~15 years of experience Ragna has gained a strong background in finance and strategy consulting across renewables technologies, with an emphasis on Solar PV. She has worked across a wide range of international markets, including a significant stint based in Singapore, leading a team of technical and strategy consultants focused on mobilising investment in Asian markets. Ragna is based in Germany, strengthening the Everoze offering to the investment community across the European markets for renewables, energy storage and flexibility.

Edmee Kelsey

Edmee Kelsey

CEO
3megawatt
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Carlos Javier Sarasa Maestro

Carlos Javier Sarasa Maestro

Technical Director
Solrac
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Carlos Javier has been focused the last 10 years designing, constructing and researching PV markets, on both the technical and financial side. He has over 12 years in Engineering, negotiation and strategic sales, with in excess of £550m in deals originated and/or delivered across Spain, United Kingdom and Italy on clean energy. Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, executive MBA and finishing PhD are the academic education. He has designed and built more than 500 MW in his professional life in ground mount.

Ioannis Grammatikakis

Ioannis Grammatikakis

Senior Product Manager
Inaccess
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Robin Hirschl

Robin Hirschl

Managing Director
ENcome
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Dr. Robin Hirschl studied physics in Vienna, Austria, and Lyon, France, and holds a PhD in Computational Materials Science from Vienna University. He started his career at Booz Allen Hamilton (today Strategy&), joining the European Utilities Team, where he lead energy projects throughout Europe as Senior Project Manager. Since 2007 he has held management positions at Kioto Photovoltaics and KPV Solar, before co founding ENcome Energy Performance, offering professional technical services to PV power plants across

Europe and Australia. He acts as Managing Director since June 2012. From 2014 until 2017 he was also member of the Supervisory Board of Kioto Clear Energy AG.

Constantinos Peonides

Constantinos Peonides

Senior Director
Alectris
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Speaker bio coming soon.

Valerio Pelizzi

Valerio Pelizzi

Head of O&M
Bluefield Services
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Valerio Pelizzi is an experienced professional working in the Solar industry for the last 10 years. Graduated in Electrical Engineering, his skillset spans across Business Development, Development, EPC, Asset Management and O&M, not only in the Solar PV industry but also on Solar Thermal, Biomass and Bioenergy. Currently is the Head of O&M in Bluefield Operations and member of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Committee within the Engineering Board in Rome.

Dr KT Tan

Dr KT Tan

Technical Director
Viridian Solar
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Alexander Engelfried

Alexander Engelfried

CBDO and Co-Founder
FairFleet
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Nicola Waters

Nicola Waters

Managing Director
PSH Operations
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Levent Gun

CEO
Ampt LLC
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Paolo Tusa

Paolo Tusa

Commercial Manager
DSM
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Mr. Paolo Tusa is in charge of the go-to-market strategy and commercial relationships in Europe regarding DSM’s Advanced Solar Anti Reflective Coating for Aftermarket and Endurance Backsheets. He has over 13 years of working experience, with nine years in the solar business, having worked across the value chain. Specifically, he has developed solar parks, undertaken due diligence for project acquisitions, worked in sales of PV modules, and introduced new technologies such as solar cell optimizers and a new DC/AC converter concept. Paolo graduated in Mechanical Engineering, has a Master’s in photovoltaic technology, and also has an executive MBA. He is passionate about innovative, high-tech products and services.

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Barry Bennett

Head of O&M
Belectric
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Speaker bio coming soon.

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
Email: luke@newenergyupdate.com

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7231 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 7231 (Canada)
Email: andre@newenergyupdate.com

Dovile Kantauskaite

Dovile Kantauskaite

Head of Delegate Registrations
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 4334 (Global)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 4334 (Canada)
Email: dovile@fc-bi.com

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • Ampt, LLC

Bronze Sponsors

  • Belectric
  • DuPont
  • Fairfleet
  • Jinko

Sponsors

  • DSM
  • ENcome
  • Inaccess

Exhibitors

  • Atonometrics
  • PadCon
  • Raptor Maps
  • sensehawk