Solarplaza Summit Italy 2022

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Networking Activity

Guided Tour Castel Sant’Angelo

Wednesday 13 July 2022

Pre-Conference Networking Dinner

Pre-Conference Networking Dinner

The Pre-Conference Networking Dinner will take place in Navona Queen Rooftop

Thursday 14 July 2022

Conference Program

Simultaneous translation will be available throughout the conference
Arrival and Registration
Session Topics:
Opening & Welcome by Solarplaza & Sopowerful Foundation
Stefano Cruccu Sopowerful
Nicola Kopij Zanin Solarplaza
Session Topics:
Session I

Accelerating The Italian PV Market

Face the Challenges and Get Up to Speed With the Italian PV Market
Paolo Rocco Viscontini ITALIA SOLARE
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 Italy
How Are Public Institutions Supporting The Industry To Meet The 2030 RE Targets
Sara Di Mario Hazel New Energy
Ilaria Fontana Ministero della Transizione Ecologica
Gianni Pietro Girotto Senato della Repubblica
Session Topics:
  • The impact of the NRRP on solar development
  • The D.L. 17/2022: how the Solar Belt Initiative might boost the development of REs in Italy
  • How the DL Sostegni is posing a threat to renewables
  • The obstacles and brakes to a rapid and successful project development in Italy
  • Dealing with supply chain disruptions and price volatility
Networking Coffee Break
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Session II

Technical Considerations

The Importance of Integrated Planning of Renewables, Networks and Storage
Fabio Genoese Terna
Session Topics:
  • How and where is storage deployed
  • The step by step process for adding a battery to your solar plant
  • ROI and other key metrics for storage solutions
  • Maximising and stabilizing connection points
Repowering & Revamping of Dated Solar Plants
Nicola Kopij Zanin Solarplaza
Andrea Rovera WATTKRAFT
Dr. Amir José Daou Pulido Fluence
Session Topics:
  • How can existing assets be upgraded in order to improve efficiency
  • Analyzing the choice of components aimed at increasing istalled capacity and annual production
  • Overview and price comparison of latest technologies on the market avaialble for asset managers
Networking Lunch Break
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Session III

Project Development Overview in Italy

Developer Roundtable
Lorenzo Parola None
Giovanni Mascari Lightsource BP
Eleonora Petrarca Enel Green Power
Alessandra Toschi BayWa r.e.
Gianluca Biscotti BFP Group
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Networking Coffee Break
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Session IV

The Financial Ecosystem Around PV Projects

Financing and Boosting Bankability of Solar Projects in Italy
Alessandro Cohen Armon Capital Advisory
Luca Matrone Intesa Sanpaolo
Gianluca Boccanera NextEnergy Capital
Valerio Capizzi ING Bank N.V.
Raffaele Ciotta Glennmont Partners
Session Topics:
  • 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
The Italian PPA Market
Carlo Montella Orrick
Virginia Canazza MBS Consulting
Roberto Ferrari ENGIE Italia SPA
Filippo Stefanelli Acea Group
Amanda Niklaus Pexapark
Session Topics:
  • Defining the market: prices, volumes and industry leaders
  • Deep dive into short term and corporate PPAs
  • How to effectively hedge risk
  • Changes in power purchase agreement dynamics
Closing Remarks
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Networking Drinks
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Nicola Kopij Zanin
Project Manager

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Business Developer

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Project Coordinator

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