Thursday 21 September 2023
Friday 22 September 2023
Why invest in Portuguese solar, conference goals and networking opportunities
Portugal boasts the highest solar irradiation in Europe, but size limitations, bureaucratic bottlenecks and labour/supply constraints impact the continuous growth of solar in the country. How are developers working to overcome these challenges and ensure the development of projects that are feasible, cost-effective, and complies with relevant regulations and permits?
Mónica Carneiro Pacheco
Aquila Clean Energy
In just a few years, Portuguese grid operators went from having less than 10GW in their pipeline of projects requesting grid capacity to over 250GW by the end of 2020. This influx of projects has overwhelmed the government who is also looking to increase the targets for solar in the NECP (national energy and climate plan). What will the future for solar licensing look like and what are the plans to overcome the current bottlenecks in order to reach these ambitious goals?
Pedro Godinho Matos
Morning Networking Break
The potential for solar energy projects encompasses more than just utility-scale applications. There is a vast potential for money savings for consumers who delve into the world of solar self-consumption. Join this session to get a better understanding of how the growth of the self-consumption market will impact the solar energy industry in Portugal. What are the projects that are being worked on by agencies such as ADENE and DGEG? What are the technologies available that support the scaling up of self-consumption?
Successful PPA transactions can serve as a powerful engine for solar energy investments in the country. Join this roundtable where the 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 Portuguese solar energy market.
Eduardo González Solá
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.
Carlos Novais Gonçalves
The growth of the PV and wind markets offers numerous advantages, but it also puts a strain on the electricity grid. The use of intermittent energy in an increasingly overloaded grid calls for solutions to ensure the renewable energy industry can continue to expand and meet the nation's energy requirements. Energy storage is one such solution. This session will explore the benefits and challenges of energy storage and its potential to drive the growth of the solar energy sector in Portugal.
Atomo Capital Partners
Aurora Energy Research
Capturing solar as an energy source is not limited to ground-mounted systems. Especially in countries such as Portugal where land is a valuable resource and there is an abundance of hydro systems, floating solar can serve as a solution to generate solar energy efficiently. Curious to hear about the intricacies of these business cases, the technologies, the different asset management challenges? Then dive deep into this session with us.
Isigenere - Isifloating
Afternoon Networking Break
Portugal aims to become a major exporter of Green Hydrogen. Join this session to find out what the applications of this technology are for stakeholders from the renewable energy sector. What are the opportunities backed up by the Portuguese roadmap for greener fuels? Are investors ready to finance these projects?
RBC Capital Markets
Eduardo Famini Silva
RBC Capital Markets
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