Solarplaza Summit | Baltics

Thursday 14 March 2024

Program


08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

45 min.

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09:15

Opening & Welcome by Solarplaza

presentation

15 min.

Celina Gundlach

Solarplaza

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Session 1

Overview of the Baltic PV Market

09:30

Get Up to Date With the Baltics PV Market

presentation

30 min.

The Baltic countries have accelerated rapidly in terms of deploying new PV capacity in the last few years, and tall countries have made strong commitments to renewable energy. This presentation will offer insights into the current state of the Baltic PV market, and provide valuable information for individuals and organizations interested in investing or operating in the Baltic utility scale solar solar energy sector.

Johan Lindahl

Becquerel Sweden

Session Topics:

What is hot in the market? 

Overview of ongoing and upcoming market trends

Status of projects and investments in the pipeline 

Overview of market split (Residential/C&I/Utility) 

Cost competitiveness of solar in the Baltics


10:00

Understanding the Permitting Landscape for Utility-Scale Project Development in the Baltic countries

panel

45 min.

This session will consist of a short presentation and a panel

Explore the evolving legal landscape impacting greenfield utility-scale PV plant permitting, gain insights into the latest rules and incentives, and understand the PV permitting process and timelines for a broader perspective on rolling out new solar projects in the Baltic states.

moderator

Vaidotas Puklevičius

Walless

Jelena Dilienė

National Energy Regulatory Council

Margarita Escobar

OECD

Tadas Navickas

Sunly

Paulius Zapolskis

TGS Baltic

Session Topics:
  • Exploring the impact of recent land law amendments on greenfield PV plant permitting 
  • Getting a clear picture of the latest rules and solar incentives 
  • Utility-scale PV permitting roadmap and timeline  

10:45

Morning Networking Break

At our conference last year, an impressive 93% of attendees were able to make valuable business connections. Don’t miss out!

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Session 2

Technological Innovations: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

11:30

Maximizing the Potential of Hybrid Assets in the Baltics

panel

35 min.

moderator

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza

Rytis Kėvelaitis

Energy Unlimited

Anna Rozīte

AJ Power Group

Vigars Kaktinieks

PurpleGreen

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12:05

Scaling Solar Projects in the Baltics with Storage and Efficient Technology Applications

panel

35 min.

While EPC companies influence the design, installation, and commissioning of solar PV projects, and play a critical role in ensuring that these projects are constructed on time, within budget, and up to the required quality standards. On the other side of the commissioning line, solar PV asset management has become increasingly important in the Baltics as the size and complexity of solar PV plants continue to grow. The industry has witnessed the emergence of innovative solutions that can help optimize plant performance and streamline operations, such as predictive maintenance, AI-based monitoring, and remote asset management tools. This session goes deeper into the interplay and connection between EPCs and Asset Management, highlighting how an asset manager’s mindset during the development and construction phases can make life a lot easier further down the line.

moderator

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza

Andrius Karazinas

Lithuanian Solar Energy Association (LSEA)

Jonas Vaišnys

Evecon

Edvardas Norkeliūnas

Fusebox

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12:40

Advancing the Baltic Energy Transition: Utility-Scale Battery Storage Systems

presentation

20 min.

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13:00

Networking Lunch

Our networking app makes it easy to schedule one-on-one meetings with any of the 150+ attendees and 15+ speakers!

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Session 3

Financing & Developing Large Scale PV Projects

14:30

Business Models for Rolling out Grid-Scale Storage in the Baltics

presentation

30 min.

Alexander Esser

Aurora Energy Research

Session Topics:
  • Revenue streams including frequency services and energy arbitrage
  • Investment scenarios across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

15:00

How to Successfully Secure Project Financing and Develop Utility-Scale PV projects

panel

45 min.

Solar PV financing has become increasingly important in the Baltics as more investors are looking to participate in the solar energy market. Several financing options are available, including financing products from commercial banks and new investment funds that specialize in renewable energy projects. However, attracting financing for large-scale solar projects requires careful planning and a comprehensive understanding of the risks involved. Understanding the key financing terms from banks and learning about recent M&A transactions can assist developers and investors in crafting successful financing proposals for solar projects.

moderator

Andrius Šimkus

Sorainen

Giedrius Rūškys

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Aistis Radavičius

Aura Power

Vytautas Žilys

Luminor Group

Arnoldas Gaudiesius

Swedbank

Session Topics:
  • Financing strategies from commercial banks to new up-and-coming investment funds
  • What makes a project attractive for financiers
  • Overview of recent M&A transactions
  • What are some of the financing terms from the banks
  • Are investors willing to commit to pure merchant projects?
  • Hedging short & long-term risks
     

15:45

Afternoon Networking Break

Whether you're looking to connect with professionals from a specific sector or want to build relationships across the entire solar PV value chain, our event offers a unique chance to engage with experts from across the industry.

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Session 4

Closing Keynote

16:30

Where is the Baltic Utility-Scale PV Market Headed Towards

presentation

20 min.

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16:50

Conference Wrap-Up

10 min.

Celina Gundlach

Solarplaza

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17:00

Networking Drinks

As you mingle and build your network, be sure to take a moment to enjoy a refreshing soft drink, glass of wine, or cold beer. There will be plenty of opportunities to connect with professionals from our global network, which includes countries such as Poland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands and many more!

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Celina Gundlach
Project Manager

For questions about the program and content of the event:

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Rosita Valuckyte
Business Developer

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Audrey Wolff
Project Coordinator

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