Solarplaza Summit | Greece

Monday 14 November 2022

Pre-Conference Networking Dinner

19:00
Pre-Conference Networking Dinner
The Pre-Conference Networking Dinner will take place in KUZINA Restaurant Athens

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Conference Program


09:30

Opening words by the chair(wo)man

presentation

10 min.

Session Topics:
Session I

The trends & opportunities shaping the Greek PV market

09:40

Why now is the time to transition towards a green (energy) economy

presentation

20 min.

Session Topics:

• What's needed to reach urgent global climate goals?
• Key takeaways from the revised ''National Energy and Climate Plan: Roadmap to 2030''
• Global developments impacting the Greek energy market
• Greece's potential position as a (grid) connector for connecting Africa and Europe

10:00

Trends shaping the Greek solar market outlook

presentation

20 min.

Stelios Psomas

HELAPCO - Hellenic Association of PV Companies

Session Topics:

• How does the Greek solar market compare to global progress and expectations?
• Will Greece become a European energy storage hub?
• Dissecting the volatile dynamics of electricity prices

10:20

Project Developer Roundtable: Identifying key market opportunities

panel

30 min.

Ypatios Moysiadis

Wattcrop

Inés Monroy

SENS (STEAG Solar Energy Solutions)

Stamatis Vournelis

Aquila Clean Energy

Session Topics:

• Energy storage: the opportunities arising from the 3GW storage target for 2030
• C&I/rooftops: the potential of new netmetering policies in boosting C&I and small scale solar PV
• The growth potential in the Secondary Market
• From market opportunity to profitable business case

10:50

Morning Networking Break

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Session Topics:
Session II

Solutions to the challenges that hold back PV market acceleration

11:30

What does a future-proof regulatory framework look like in terms of licenses and bidding schemes?

presentation

20 min.

Session Topics:

• A breakdown of what the new regulatory framework for renewable, hybrid and storage licensing entails
• The opportunities and challenges related to reducing licensing time from 5 years to 14 months
• Will the new framework increase the availability grid space for renewables and allow for net metering?
• Supporting renewables with new 2.27 billion RES tendering scheme/new bidding system                                            

11:50

Investor Roundtable: Overcoming the hurdles in Greece’s investment climate

panel

35 min.

moderator

Virginia Murray

Watson Farley & Williams

Gianluca Boccanera

NextEnergy Capital

Session Topics:

• Effectively managing land acquisition, project licensing and site leasing
• Dealing with the crucial factor of local stakeholder acceptance
• Capitalizing on new applications of solar: learnings from abroad

12:25

Solving grid congestion: Initiatives from network operators and the market itself

panel

35 min.

moderator

Ypatios Moysiadis

Wattcrop

Vassilis Zorbas

Entricity

Session Topics:

• An overview of the most recent grid developments and challenges
• The potential impact of the longest undersea cable on Greek grid capacity
• How feasible are the current plans and innovations that aim to solve the congestion?
• The supportive roles that smart grid solutions like demand response management and priorities for grid connections can play in creating flexibility
• Debating privatization of the grid, a solution or not?

13:00

Networking Lunch

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Session Topics:
Session III

Impactful financial & technical developments that are changing the game

14:30

The evolving Greek PPA market and emergence of green PPAs

presentation

20 min.

Evangelos Gazis

Aurora Energy Research

Session Topics:
  • Inventory of the current and expected (inter)national market developments
  • Analyzing PPA supply and demand dynamics
  • The impact of volatile electricity prices on the Greek PPA market
  • Latest insights into corporate PPAs, long-term PPAs and green PPAs 
  • Examples of PPA structures and price benchmarks
14:50

Fireside chat: How solar developers can support companies in reaching Sustainable Development Goals

panel

20 min.

Costas Baslis

HERON

Session Topics:

• The role solar developers can play in reducing corporates' energy supply costs while achieving Sustainable Development Goals
• Energy producer and corporate offtaker talk PPAs: Key Success Factors for cooperation and contracts

15:10

Utility-scale solar PV: Moving from big to biggest

panel

20 min.

Dimitris Varlamis

JinkoSolar

Takis Sarris

juwi Hellas SA

Dimitris Varveris

Eurocom

Katherine Poseidon

Voltalia

Session Topics:
  • Insights derived from developing Europe's largest bifacial solar power plant at Kozani
  • The value of an efficient customs and logistics approach in realizing large scale solar parks
  • How to meet the changing investors' needs on time and at the lowest possible risks?
  • The importance of technical innovation in Solar PV
15:30

Correlating PV-technology with bankability

presentation

15 min.

Vitor Rodrigues

LONGi

Session Topics:
  • Where are we now: the state of PV-technology
  • Technology roadmap for the coming years, what to expect in terms of efficiency and future yields
  • Drivers to technological innovation
  • How to ensure the product and project’s bankability?
15:45

Afternoon Networking Break

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Session Topics:
Session IV

Looking ahead: visions on the Greek solar future

16:30

A developer's perspective on the future of Greece's solar market

presentation

15 min.

Session Topics:
16:45

What does the future of PV hold for Greece?

panel

30 min.

Dr Sotiris Kapellos

ELPE Renewables

Yannis Vougiouklakis

PwC

Session Topics:
  • Life after subsidies/tender schemes - future revenue models
  • Merchant development and price volatility 
17:15

Closing Networking Drinks

Session Topics:

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Celina Gundlach
Project Manager

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Yasmine Ay
Business Developer

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Jessica Medina
Project Coordinator

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