Facts and figures from 2023 and outline of goals for 2024
Overview of main challenges and opportunities related to solar development in the region
What is hot in the market?
From Concept to Reality: Developing Solar Energy Projects
From the moment a new project is conceptualized, numerous challenges, questions and opportunities arise. Learn from the experts and find out the winning models for developing solar projects in the Balkan region.
Site selection and land use planning
Permitting, regulatory compliance, and environmental assessments
Finding the right development approach and partners for greenfield development
Biggest challenges in developing new projects
Morning Networking Break
The Foundations for a Successful PV Plant
Renewable Energy and the Grid: A Look into the Future
The Balkan region is facing several challenges in deploying renewable energy sources, including resource availability, resource access, resource location, security of supply and affordability. Join us as we discuss the need for a resilient grid with updated infrastructure, such as being open to storage and more renewables. This session explores measures to improve the efficiency of the existing grid and compare the status of various countries in the region.
Overview of the current procedures for acquiring more grid connections
Best practices for designing and implementing renewable energy projects to optimize grid connections
Future prediction models on grid availability and what this means for the industry
Prospects for regional integration in the energy sector
Grid connection and transmission infrastructure
The Solar Revolution: How to Invest and Finance Your Way to a Greener Future
The capital for solar development in the Balkans is there, but how to make sure that capital allocated to the right projects and what are the main deliberations financiers make when potentially investing in a project?
Scaling up energy investments in the Balkans
What is the risk appetite of banks and financiers
Case studies of projects that have already secured financing in the region
Financing strategies from commercial banks to new up and coming investment funds
Managing more merchant risk in new financing schemes
Winning Strategies for PPAs
Successful PPA transactions can serve as a powerful engine for solar energy investments in the country. And as renewable energy markets grow in complexity, so do the financing strategies available and PPA strategies.Join this roundtable where our speakers will share their perspective with the audience on how they assess PPAs. This session will cover key aspects of these agreements and their potential to drive the growth of the Balkan solar energy market.
What is the standard for PPAs in the region
What trends to expect
Contracting & Pricing Strategies
Best practices for designing and negotiating effective PPAs
Technology and Engineering
Innovations in Technology: What to Expect, Bankability and More
Technology has the ability to provide new opportunities and improvements to renewable energy development. Join this session to explore the frontrunning tech solutions that are innovating the Balkan solar market.
What are the main trends in the present vs the technology outlook in the coming years
Technologies that support the scaling of solar. Bi-facial modules, floating solar?
Main challenges with technology integration and how to avoid them
Reducing costs and supply chain constrains
Hybridization of Projects: Energy Storage and More
What are the options available to manage excess energy in a solar plant? In this session we outline why and when you should consider storage as an added value to your asset and the potential of integrating different technologies into one plant.
An overview of the status of storage deployment in Europe and in the region
The practicalities and technical considerations of adding a battery to your solar plant
What is the real RoI of coupling your solar plant with a storage system?
Maximise and stabilize your connection point
Real case study of ESS implementation
Regulatory framework and policies supporting energy storage integration in the Balkans
Afternoon Networking Break
Electricity Markets & Agrivoltaics
Harvesting the Sun: The Benefits and Challenges of Agri-PV for Solar Energy Development
Explore how combining agriculture with solar power generation can benefit renewable energy developers and farmers in the region. Learn about successful case studies, opportunities and challenges, as well as technical and regulatory considerations.
Overview of agrivoltaics and its benefits
Case studies of successful agrivoltaics projects in Europe
Technical and regulatory considerations for developers interested in implementing agrivoltaics in the Balkans
Energy Trading 101: Navigating an Increasingly Volatile Market
This is your chance to make the most of the wholesale power market. The increase of intermittent power such as wind and solar in the grid result in a more volatile energy market and a greater difficulty in price forecasting. Staying up to date on the best strategies to excel in the energy trading market is essential to avoid greater financial risks and to remain an active participant in the buying and selling of renewable electricity.
How to improve the forecasting of renewable energy production
Short-term vs long-term energy trading & peer-to-peer contracts
Trading electricity at the right time
Ancillary and balancing services. Can solar compete head-to-head with other generation technologies?
Price projections and outlook
Exploring energy derivatives as a way to hedge against market risks
Highlights and takeaways
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