Sam Wilkinson is a Research Manager for the Solar and Energy Storage Research group at IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global). During his time working within the group, Sam has been responsible for researching the PV inverter market and the PV module and poly-silicon supply chain working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analysis on these markets. Sam has also been responsible for establishing primary research reports focusing on solar demand and policy, complementing IHS extensive research of the complete PV supply chain. Building on his experience in the solar research team, Sam established and now leads IHS Technology’s coverage of energy storage, covering a wide range of topics within this fast developing sector. Sam’s analysis and commentary is regularly published by leading PV and energy industry media and also the global press. He has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences. Before beginning his career at IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global), Sam worked as a Structural Engineer for one of Europe’s leading engineering firms. He graduated from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Engineering.
German Developments: Thriving in an Increasingly Competitive Solar Market
How are projects in Germany being developed?
Finding the right development approach and partners for greenfield development
Biggest challenges in developing new projects
AM Networking Break
Session II A
O&M: Industry Updates
O&M Scope for the Modern Power Plant
How are market dynamics affecting O&M?
New metrics and KPIs
Understanding the relationship changes between asset manager and O&M service provider
Inés Monroy (Global Business Development & Brand Manager) joined SENS - STEAG Solar Energy Solutions in 2020, a leading global service provider in the field of solar PV that develops, builds, operates and carries out maintenance of large scale plants and rooftop installations as well as offering services in the field of energy efficiency. Since 2005 she has developed her career in the solar PV sector in different companies of the value chain that operate in the manufacturing, distribution, transfer of technology (cells and modules), as well as the development, EPC and O&M of PV projects, including grid-tied, distributed energy generation, off-grid systems, and micro-grids, where she has held positions in business development, project development and project management in various different markets in Europe, Latinamerica and Asia-Pacific.
With over fifteen years of experience in the PV sector, my career began in 2007 as a solar module manufacturing Process Engineer spanning into the field of solar installation permitting, design, construction management, commissioning and subsequent supervision and control of solar assets. In 2012 I diversified my experience in the area of PV consulting supporting the development and management of net metering solar installations. The experience gained through 2014 allowed me to make the transition to the discipline of Asset Management covering the Technical and Commercial Asset Management scope of the discipline managing assets for a total of 200 MWp. Since joining Sonnedix, back in 2017, I have evolved into the role of Head of Asset Management for Spain being responsible for the overall performance and optimization of a 240 M€ revenue solar asset portfolio. I hold an Industrial Mechanical Engineer degree by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
New tasks that asset managers need to be aware of
The role of digitalization in asset management
Training and retaining asset managers for a constantly evolving role
Onboarding New Assets to Your Portfolio
Normalizing a portfolio with different assets of differing ages
Lunch Networking Break
Session III A
O&M: Practical Examples of Operational Success
Identifying Challenges in the O&M Space
Digital O&M Improvements: Case Studies
This session consists of 3 separate 15-minute sessions.
With a strong international background, Pierre-Marie has been managing projects and operations within corporates and start-ups in Europe, Africa and Asia. Pierre-Marie joined S4E in 2021 to lead the international expansion of the company’s Saas solution.
Having entered the world of renewable energies in 2008, Alexandre joined the IPP Apex Energies in 2014 to develop the company's engineering services. Focusing on innovation and digitalisation, Alexandre now heads several departments, including the development of ground power plants, innovation and operation.
Session III B
Insurance and Testing
Benchmarking New Component Selection Best Practices
Quality control and performance benchmarking
Finding the right components for your plant needs
Insurance Updates for the Solar Industry
Energy Trading and Its Operational Implications
Energy Trading and Its Operational Implications
The evolution of IPPS in the merchant market
Alligning operational strategies to cope with merchant possibilities
Unlocking new revenue streams and secure financing
PM Networking Break
Mergers and Acquisitions
M&A Updates, Facts, and Figures
Mergers & Acquisitions: Navigating the European Field
Isabel joined Glennmont in 2019 as an Investment Director focused on the fund's investment and development initiatives in Southern European countries. Having worked in the renewable energy industry for more than 10 years, Isabel brings worldwide experience in structunng project financing, M&A and exit transactions in renewable energy projects.Throughout her career, Isabel has been involved in all aspects of Investment, ranging from origination to deal execution and disposals, as well as overseeing the development of onshore wind projects from greenfield to operational stage. Before joining Glennmont, Isabel held senior investment positions in London and Madrid in project financing and M&A teams, most notably Acciona, EDF Renewables and Envision.Isabel holds an MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering and a Masters in Project Management from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, as well as completing an executive development programme from the IESE business school.
Gianluca joined NextEnergy Capital in early 2008 and he is currently responsible of the international development platform of the NextEnergy Group (Starlight). Previously he headed NextPower II, a private equity fund which was successfully exited at the end of 2021 after having invested €232 million in operating solar PV assets in Italy. Gianluca has almost 15 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, spread across different areas, from the development to the financing, construction and then technical, administrative, financial, accounting and fiscal management of solar PV assets in various jurisdictions. Previously, he worked in the investment banking industry for 6 years, across different financial institutions (Calyon, Mediobanca, Dresdner Kleinwort and lastly Morgan Stanley) and countries (Italy and UK), gaining an extensive expertise in the energy and infrastructure sector, having worked on several landmark M&A and capital market transactions closed both in Italy and abroad.
Acquiring projects that fit your portfolio
M&A pitfalls and challenges
Lessons learned from successful project acquisition
Filinto is Managing Director and Head of NextPower III, the international investment fund of NextEnergy Capital. With 15 years of international experience in the renewables sector including positions such as Investment Officer at Smartenergy, Head of Europe at Martifer Solar, Western Europe Coordinator at Gamesa, Business Development Manager for Union Fenosa and Enel Green Power. Filinto has a strong track record in Origination, structuring and transaction, both Wind and Solar PV, and development management of significant portfolio of projects.
Luca Matrone is a seasoned manager with more than 23 years of corporate finance experience in the global energy space.
Since 2017 he is the Head of Energy in the Global Corporate department of Intesa Sanpaolo, responsible for the coverage of approximately 400 companies operating worldwide.
Luca was formerly the Head of Energy in the M&A team of Banca IMI, the investment banking arm of Intesa Sanpaolo group, that he joined in 2000.
He serves as Vice-Chair in the Environment and Energy committee of the Business at OECD.
Luca graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in 1998.
How is revenue hedging changing investor perception?
How is CAPEX volatility and supply chain constraints affecting funding?
Technological diversification and its implications on sustainable investing
Adam Loucks is the Vice President, Repowering/Revamping at Sonnedix. Adam joined Sonnedix in 2015 and has focused on the Engineering and Construction of PV and PV + Storage projects prior to leading the Repowering Program. Adam has over 12 years of experience in the global PV and PV + Storage sector, working on projects across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. During these years, he has been involved in all stages of the project lifecycle, from origination to construction and operation, working with lenders, sponsors, and EPC’s directly. Prior to Sonnedix, Adam has developed his career in various technical roles in which he originated, designed, and constructed PV and microgrid projects throughout the Caribbean and LATAM regions.
Massimiliano Pili has been working in the energy sector since 2000 with more than 12 years of experience in renewable energy overseeing the construction and operation of solar projects in Italy, Spain, Chile, Japan and Netherlands.Currently, he is Head of Engineering and Construction in Encavis, leading the construction of 500MWp of solar plants in Spain, after the successful completion of 106MWp in the Netherlands in 2018. He is also managing director of Encavis Technical Services GmbH, the in-house O&M service provider of the Encavis group.
Stanislas Van Der Vaeren is one of Sitemark’s founders. He started as Product Manager where he was responsible for the product road map.In 2020, Stanislas transitioned to Customer Innovation Manager to bridge the gap between the customer insights and the product team to help create long term strategies that fit within our fast-changing market.
Approaching plant building holistically
EPC pitfalls that will affect operations in the future
Digitization of the EPC phase
Session VI B
Securing Revenue Streams
PPA Sourcing in the Current Power Market
New trends in PPA contracting
Changes in operations due to changes in PPA trends
Asset Management’s Role in ESG Compliance
Storage Asset Management
Storage Asset Management
Aligning the expectations of manufacturers, asset owners, and investors
Storage Maintenance: Charging and Discharging best practices
Taking O&M into account: Is storage its own asset class?
Case Study Review: Successful storage operations
The Future Role of the European Solar Industry
End of Conference
Closing and Networking Drinks
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