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Keynote Panel: Solar + Storage: Long Term Investment, Immediate Reimbursement, or Waste of Capital?

  • Understand how your operating costs can be minimised by Solar + Storage
  • View company cost reductions that have incorporated solar storage
  • What PV audit & retrofit/replacement cost strategies work when introducing BESS into an existing facility? What areas of the existing array do you target?

BlackRock Rael McNally Director of Real Assets BlackRock

Keynote Panel: Learn how to make your portfolio attractive for acquisition

  • Understand what will make your PV assets stand out
  • Learn what portfolio buyers look for when searching for portfolios
  • How to implement these learned changes into a facility with the current Investors blessing?

Ameresco Christian Dick Senior Director, Project Development Ameresco

Hecate Energy LLC Holly Christie General Council Hecate Energy LLC

Cubico Sustainable Investment Lance Jordan Senior Vice President Cubico Sustainable Investment

Keynote Panel: End-of-Life Management

  • How to recycle old inverters, modules, and equipment
  • Life after death strategy

Keynote Presentation: Maximise asset profitability amongst ITC Tax Credit Change

  • Understand the ITC tax credit changes and how it will affect you
  • How to retain growth and optimise profit on your plant
  • Explore the increasing impact of solar on state-wide reliability
  • Find out the regulatory update and legislative outlook for the upcoming session

Keynote Panel: Translating KPIs into Lost Revenue

  • Learn about the KPIs that are used in the most successful performance models and how are they evaluated
  • Understand how prioritization and tracking lost revenue play a huge part in improving your performance ratio
  • Discover the latest news on standardizing KPI measurement to have more clarity over how performance carries across different assets

Southern Power Tyler Cromey Senior Engineer Southern Power

Excelsior Energy Captial Chris Frantz Managing Director Excelsior Energy Captial

Duke Energy Dustin Wambeke Director Duke Energy

Keynote Presentation: Adopt an accurate financial costing model and forecasting strategy

  • Learn how accurate cost forecast your project
  • Understand how accurate cost models will help reduce cost uncertainties
  • Increase project value through new cost models


Repowering your plant: Overcoming the Technical and Commercial

  • Understand the best strategies to repower your plant effectively
  • Understand how repowering will affect warranties

Protecting your portfolio: The Business Case for Cyber Security

  • Understand how to best protect your business from cyber-attacks
  • What disaster recovery plans can be put in place?
  • What can & should DG Portfolio Owner/Operators & O&M Providers do now to lower risk?
  • What strategic efficiency opportunities exist for DG when incorporating Cyber Security best practices?

Syncarpha Capital Frank Sforza Director of Technical Asset Management Syncarpha Capital

Panel: Which is the best operational model: O&M independence, sub-contracting, or a combination

  • Case-study of O&M independent plants, how does their performance compare?
  • Which aspects should still be contacted out?

Southern Power Lynsey Tibbs Solar Operations Project Manager Southern Power

Liberty Power Ian MacRobbie Vice President of Operations Liberty Power

Inverter O&M strategies for more reliable assets

  • What are the strategies you used to optimize the maintenance process on inverters, from contracts to maintenance routines, and what has performed best in the last 5 years?
  • Understand how your inverter O&M model can help you increase your overall reliability

Isotrol Dave Sailor Vice President, Strategic Partnership Isotrol

Optimizing the Performance of your Portfolio

  • Hear a leading IPP’s perspective on the challenges, both financial and technically, in managing a large portfolio of solar assets
  • First-hand examples of optimization methods to boost output

Vegetation Management: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  • Understand the best technology on the market to maintain plant vegetation
  • Remote vegetation management
  • Case study examples

NREL Robin Burton Research Analyst, Markets & Policy Analysis NREL

NREL Jordan Macknick Energy Engineer and Environmental Analyst NREL

PV standardization: Legend or a myth?

  • How can the standardisation of O&M, and equipment such as modules and invertors be achieved?

Coronal Energy Vania Mesrob Vice President, Asset Management Coronal Energy

Duke Energy Joshua Rogers Director Solar Operations Duke Energy

Cut costs not Quality: How to reduce costs whilst maintaining performance

  • Understand how to cut O&M costs without reducing quality
  • Apply high quality products and maintenance during construction will result in reduced costs during operations
  • How does new technology effect maintenance risks?

Enel Green Power Davide Grandi Solar Technical Support Manager Enel Green Power

Longroad Energy Jeremy Law Vice President Commercial Asset Management Longroad Energy

Reduce your O&M costs by applying proactive and predictive maintenance

  • Insights on new technologies and best practices associated with predictive maintenance
  • Learn about condition-based monitoring techniques.

Cypress Creek Renewables Julien Glover Control Center Manager Cypress Creek Renewables


How can maximise performance with bifacial modules

  • How will bifacial panels takeover the market
  • Understand how winter weather restrictions can be overcome with bifacial panels
  • Find out about the latest ways to track performance improvement and the different degradation rates
  • Discover how long-term degradation modules are evolving and how that could influence a performance bump

Portfolio performance analysis

  • How to analyse your portfolio
  • Should all assets have a standardized performance analysis
  • How to compare existing IE to site realities, create a “on-the-run” analysis & incorporate into performance reporting without devaluing the asset?

How to effectively execute bringing solar storage to your site

  • Case studies of how solar storage has successful been added to sites
  • Lessons learnt with incorporating solar storage into your portfolios
  • Maintenance practices for Battery Storage, will Solar technicians need additional training, or even view these as 2 separate roles?
  • How do we mitigate risks without understanding or having training?

EDF Renewables Lee Conor Distributed Solutions Solar + Storage, Senior Asset Manager EDF Renewables

Optimizing PPAs

  • Successful PPA agreement models

Allow new technologies to reduce your O&M costs

  • What new technologies are there in the PV industry?
  • Understand the technology that can help with your O&M

Managing Portfolios remotely

  • How to best remotely manage your diverse portfolio

Lessons learnt for repowering plants

  • Case study from a successful plant repowering
  • Making the most out of warranties

Spare part strategies

  • Predictive analytics repairs parts strategy; equipment warranty expiration and extensions and repowering options
  • Best techniques for spare part strategies

Asset management software platforms

  • What technology is available can help you manage a wide range of assets

3megawatt Edmee Kelsey CEO 3megawatt

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Training, Attracting and Retaining: Delivering a World Class Team of Technicians

  • Understand how to invest in better training opportunities for your workforce
  • Master the art of retaining your highly trained workforce

Invenergy Brad Purtell Director services business development Invenergy

Duke Energy Joshua Rogers Director Solar Operations Duke Energy

Engaging the Supply Chain and Adapting to the Local Climate

  • How to build a US based localised PV supply Chain
  • How to enter the EOM market

Bureau Veritas Jeremy Erndt Director Bureau Veritas

Commercial Solar Services Available

  • Discussing the three different types of O&M Services for Commercial Solar
  • Case Study examples of best practices in Commercial solar services
  • New tools that are being developed.

Commercial Solar Guy John Weaver Energy Consultant Commercial Solar Guy

Implement Aerothermology into your portfolio

  • Understand how Aerial Solar Inspections can optimise your assets
  • Use Data analytics to revolutionise your asset management

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