Solarplaza Summit | Nordics

Wednesday 2 October 2024

18:00

Pre-Conference Networking Event

Thursday 3 October 2024

Program


08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

45 min.

Session Topics:

09:15

Opening & Welcome by Solarplaza

15 min.

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza

Anna Werner

Svensk Solenergi

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Session 1

The Current State of the Nordics PV & BESS Market

09:30

Standing Strong Despite Duck Curves, Negative Spot Prices and Shrinking Capture Rates: The Future of The Nordics PV & Storage Market

presentation

30 min.

A bird’s eye view of Scandinavia's solar energy landscape, which will make inventory of the latest market trends, ongoing projects, and upcoming investments. Gain insights into the market's division among residential, commercial & industrial, and utility sectors. Learn how the cost competitiveness of solar energy will enable a sustainable future.

Johan Lindahl

IEA PVPS

Session Topics:
  • What is happening in the market?
  • Overview of ongoing and upcoming market trends
  • Summary of merchant prices and exposure
  • Status of projects and investments in the pipeline
  • Overview of market segmentation (Residential/C&I/Utility)
  • Cost competitiveness of solar in the Nordics

10:00

Denmark's Energinet (TSO) Flexibility Strategies and Long Term Outlook to Meet Transmission Demand

presentation

30 min.

Morten Pindstrup

Energinet

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10:30

Morning Networking Break

95% of the attendees of last year’s Solarplaza Summit Nordics said they made a valuable business connection. Use this break to kickstart your networking!

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Session 2:

The Nordics Utility-Scale PV & BESS Investment Landscape

11:15

What Makes a Utility-Scale PV & BESS Project in the Nordics Attractive For Lenders and Investors?

presentation

20 min.

New investments in the Scandinavian solar market are being announced at an increasing pace. Learn about the available financing options, including financing products from commercial banks and new investment funds that specialize in renewable energy projects. Join this session to better understand the key financing terms from banks and the main risks involved, and to learn about recent M&A transactions.

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11:35

Leading Global Infrastructure Investor EQT's Outlook on PV & Storage Investments in the Nordics vs Rest of the World

presentation

20 min.

Zacharias Karlsen

EQT Partners

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11:55

From Development to Offtake: How should a Utility-Scale Bankable Project Be Structured?

panel

50 min.

moderator

Nicola Kopij Zanin

Solarplaza

Christoffer Adrian

DNB

Andreas Ditlev Duckert

Obton

Mark Augustenborg Ødum

Better Energy

Emma Sandblad

SEB

Session Topics:
  • What makes a project attractive for investors
  • Can merchant projects still be financed?
  • Financing strategies from commercial banks to new up-and-coming investment funds
  • Overview of recent M&A transactions
  • How to effectively structure a joint venture or co-development agreement
  • Preferred business models for investors
  • Price expectations for greenfield and RtB projects

12:45

Networking Lunch Break

Our networking app makes it easy to schedule one-on-one meetings with any of the 200+ attendees and 20+ speakers!

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Session 3A:

The Nordics Utility-Scale Storage Market

14:00

Business Models for Grid-Scale Batteries In The Nordics: Can Investors & Developers Reach An Adequate ROI?

presentation

30 min.

Large-scale battery energy storage systems will be crucial for the next stage of renewable energy market growth. But how do you successfully build a business case for a BESS? This session will give some main pointers and examples.

Anders Samuelsson

Aurora Energy Research

Session Topics:
  • Revenue streams including frequency services and energy arbitrage
  • Investment scenarios for storage across the Nordics
  • Estimated profitability of assets with BESS

14:30

Everyone Loves Flexibiliy. Is There a Future for Standalone PV Projects Without Storage?

panel

45 min.

As the industry faces grid capacity challenges, energy storage projects can make critical contributions towards safeguarding the reliability of the power grid and enabling more RE capacity. This session focuses on this aspect and potential, providing concrete examples and business cases.

Nikolaj Hoff

Nordic Solar

Harald Overholm

Alight

Session Topics:
  • The role of BESS in mitigating grid congestion challenges
  • The relationship between BESS owner and grid operator
  • Other applications aimed at relieving the grid

Session 3B:

The Nordics PPA Market

14:00

Monetizing on the Nordics PPA & Energy Trading Markets: Hedging Price Cannibalization and Capture Rates

presentation

30 min.

Mikkel Kring

Our New Energy

Session Topics:
  • Who will be the risk taker in capture rates?
  • Contractual risks and considerations
  • How to negotiate and meet the offtaker's needs?
  • Tips when drafting and negotiating PPAs
  • How to decide which type of PPA to adopt

14:30

How to Structure a Solid PPA Contract in the Nordics As and Capture More Value Compared to Baseload Prices?

panel

45 min.

moderator

Mikkel Kring

Our New Energy

Session Topics:
  • Navigating contractual risks
  • Types of PPAs and Respective Risks & Advantages
  • Pros & Cons of different types of contracts

15:15

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 4A

Innovations in Technology: Effective PV Solutions to Optimize Your LCOE

16:00

Smart Component Choice: How to Lower Your Project's LCOE & Boost Productivity

presentation

20 min.

During this presentation, you will acquire knowledge about the latest module technologies and how they can be applied to different solar applications, such as rooftop installations and utility-scale projects. We will cover topics such as module efficiency, durability, and reliability. By learning about the best practices for selecting the right module technology for a specific project, participants will gain a competitive edge in their work.

Session Topics:
  • Latest advancements in Solar module technology
  • Innovative modules in diverse solar applications
  • Key attributes of module efficiency 
  • Best practices for selecting the ideal module technology and power output

16:20

Optimizing the Technical Performance of Your PV & BESS Projects

panel

40 min.

Scandinavia is home to a rapidly growing fleet of solar plants. How can solar asset owners and managers ensure the continued performance and financial health of their plants? Join this session to learn about asset upgrades, component choices, digitalization, revamping, repowering, and successful asset management overall.

Session Topics:
  • How can existing assets be upgraded in terms of new applications to improve efficiency?
  • Analysing the choice of components aimed at increasing installed capacity and annual production
  • Overview and price comparison of the latest technologies on the market available for asset managers
  • Next step in operations digitalization
  • Business model optimization with module revamping and repowering
  • Managing underperformance in your solar asset
  • Spotting the leaks: where are your hidden losses?
  • Over/Under estimating factors: what's the impact on your plant?

Session 4B

Best practices in asset management for your utility-scale PV plant

16:00

When to Plan Procurement and What Inverters Should You Conisder for Your Utility-Scale PV Project

presentation

20 min.

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16:20

Optimizing the Design of Your Utility-Scale PV Plant: How to Maximize Yield Production and Enhance Project Profitability

presentation

20 min.

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17:00

Closing Keynote: Why the Nordics PV & BESS Market Will Lead in Europe

20 min.

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17:20

Closing Remarks

10 min.

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17:30

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. While solar PV experts from Denmark, Sweden, Finland & Norway represented approximately 75% of our attendees last year, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with professionals from our global network, which includes countries such as Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and many more.

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Marco Pestana
Project Manager

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Tor Jörgensen
Business Developer

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Domenica Rodà
Project Coordinator

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