Solarplaza Summit | Balkans

Wednesday 7 December 2022

Pre-Conference Networking Dinner

18:30
Pre-Conference Networking Dinner
The Pre-Conference Networking Dinner will take place in Eateria Zagreb

Thursday 8 December 2022

Conference Program


09:00

Opening Conference

presentation

15 min.

Ramses Struijker Boudier

Solarplaza

Session Topics:
Session 1

Getting up to Date with PV in the Balkans

09:15

Setting the Right Pace for the Energy Transition in the Balkans

presentation

15 min.

Dr Julije Domac

Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia

Session Topics:
  • National ambitions and targets & the relation to international targets
  • Overview of government policies, incentives & schemes
  • Directions to find your way in the regulatory landscape
09:30

Taking Stock of the Progress so far and Mapping the Market Growth Ahead

presentation

20 min.

Dirk Buschle

Energy Community

Session Topics:
  • Historic growth and solar PV capacity additions
  • Major drivers and constraints of the Balkan PV markets
  • Forecasts for the years to come
  • Risers & stallers: which markets will rise to the front
09:50

Leading Strategies to Expand Solar PV Capacity in the Balkans

panel

40 min.

Vladimir Djurdjevic

University of Belgrade

Julius Ecke

Enervis Energy Advisors

Petar Mitrovic

Karanovic & Partners

Lorenc Gordani

Tirana Business University

Dragica Sekulic

Montenegrin Parliament

Session Topics:
  • The major regulations impacting current and new players in solar
  • How can we ensure a smooth and gradual transition from coal to renewables?
  • The ideal role of solar in the decarbonization process
10:30

Morning Networking Break

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Session 2

Ensuring Successful PV Project Development & Grid Connection

11:30

Identifying Key Trends and Opportunities from a Developer's Perspective

panel

40 min.

Erica Svetec

ZEZ Energy

Attila Menyhart

Electron Holding

Session Topics:
  • The key trends in residential, C&I and utility-scale solar
  • Main bottlenecks and challenges in regional project development
  • How can citizens become involved in promoting and producing renewable energy as prosumers?
12:10

Overcoming the Challenges of Strained Power Grids & the Role Storage Can Play

panel

30 min.

Presentation + Panel

Evangelos Gazis

Aurora Energy Research

Session Topics:
  • Are the grids ready to take on any new projects?
  • The impact of upcoming legislation on grid capacity
  • How batteries and energy storage can help solve grid connection challenges
12:40

Lunch Break

Session Topics:
Session 3

Financing & Structuring Solar Projects and Power Sales

14:00

Coupling Capital with Bankable Projects: The Financial Perspective

panel

40 min.

Vedrana Jelusic Kasic

Privredna banka Zagreb d. d.

Konstantinos Mastrogiannopoulos

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Session Topics:
  • How banks and financial institutions view solar PV in the Balkans
  • What determines foreign and international investment attractiveness?
  • Exploring the main capital pathways to support solar / renewables
14:40

Breaking Down the Components of a Coherent and Successful PPA Framework

panel

30 min.

Presentation + Panel

Miltiadis Zervas

Enervis Energy Advisors

Sasa Jovicic

Wolf Theiss

Branimir Beljan

Danske Commodities

Session Topics:
  • The benefits of PPAs, from an offtaker's perspective
  • How PPAs can help accelerate solar developments
15:10

Afternoon Networking Break

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Session 4

Operating Sustainable Solar Assets in a Volatile Power Market

16:10

Key Technologies and O&M Practices to Empower Sustained Solar Value Creation

panel

30 min.

Elena Rasheva

Evklips Energy

Session Topics:
  • Long-term perspective on O&M and asset management in the Balkans
  • Asset strategies to improve O&M efficiency
  • Examining potential cost benefits and risk assessment regarding module/inverter choice
  • Supply chain challenges
16:40

Navigating the potential and the future growth of solar PV in the Balkan region

panel

20 min.

Presentation + Panel

Victor Signes

Rystad Energy

Session Topics:
  • The position of solar PV in the Balkan energy landscape
  • What potential for solar PV in the region: competitiveness and profitability
  • Future market growth: what do the current pipeline, policies and auctions reveal?
17:00

Closing Words

presentation

15 min.

Ramses Struijker Boudier

Solarplaza

Session Topics:
17:15

Networking Drinks

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Ramses Struijker Boudier
Project Manager

For questions about the program and content of the event:

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Rosita Valuckyte
Business Developer

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Domenica Rodà
Project Coordinator

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