Solarplaza Summit | Spain

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Wednesday 6 July 2022


Pre-Conference Networking Event

The Networking Dinner will take place in Vincci Via 66 Hotel

The Networking Event will take place in Vincci Via 66 Hotel

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Thursday 7 July 2022


Simultaneous translation will be available throughout the conference


Arrival & Registration


30 min.

Session Topics:

Session I

Demystifying Spanish Solar Investments


Conference Kick-Off


10 min.

Why invest in Spanish solar, conference goals and networking opportunities

Lorena Nieuwenhoven


Session Topics:


Top 5 Strategies for Solar Development in Spain


20 min.

Get up to speed with the Spanish solar market

Rafael Benjumea

UNEF - Spanish Photovoltaic Union

Session Topics:
  • Solar in numbers
  • 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)


Beyond PPAs: New Upcoming Financing Schemes


40 min.

As renewable energy markets grow in complexity, so do the financing strategies available.


Christina Rentell

Aurora Energy Research

Alba Fernández Rivera


Luis Villar Pérez

Greenward Partners

Miguel Marroquin

Our New Energy

Session Topics:
  • What is the standard for PPAs in Spain
  • Financing strategies from commercial banks to new up and coming investment funds
  • Managing more merchant risk in new financing schemes
  • What trends to expect in the Spanish PPA market


Morning Networking Break

Session Topics:

Session II

Your Guide to Solar Development and Regulation


Do You Know the Rules of the Game? Regulatory Session


40 min.

Solar development and management in Spain is largely dependent on the rules and regulation that define the playing field for the renewable energy market. Knowing the intricacies of the regulatory landscape is essential to your success in this country.

Josefin Berg

S&P Global Commodity Insights

David Diez

Watson Farley & Williams

Alfredo Fernández Agras

Everwood Capital

Federico de la Hoz


Session Topics:
  • Regulatory changes to expect in 2022 and beyond
  • Expected auctions and competition for connection to nodes in the network ('concursos de capacidad')
  • Overview of the evolution of the regulation for solar in Spain
  • Current challenges and how to overcome them


Every Roof Counts: Self-Consumption Panel


30 min.


Ricardo Cortés Lastra

UNEF - Spanish Photovoltaic Union

Lorenzo Font

Soto Solar

Laura Feijoo

Ecooo Revolución Solar

Isabel Reija

Barter Energy

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Lessons Learned From Solar Development Experts


40 min.

Exclusive insight into the best practices and lessons learned from seasoned solar developers in Spain.


Laura Ojea


Florian Edler

Enerparc AG

Estefanía Orellana


Fernando Roger

Lightsource bp

Juanjo Álvarez

BayWa r.e.

Session Topics:
  • Navigating licensing and permitting processes
  • What regions in Spain show the most solar promise
  • It takes a village: working with local communities and municipalities
  • Market saturation
  • From greenfield projects to managing your assets


Networking Lunch

Session Topics:

Session IIIA

Solar Innovation


Betting on the Bankability of Batteries


30 min.

Including batteries in the business model for renewables is essential to prepare for the expected growth and continuous management of intermittent power sources as they can stabilize grid congestion problems as well as help manage the curtailment of solar energy. Is the Spanish renewable market set to kick-start its battery market?

Yann Dumont


Andrés Hernando Ros


Session Topics:
  • What are the current bankability pitfalls in storage development?
  • What does the Spanish regulation allow and what changes can be expected
  • Storage & Spanish energy auctions
  • Monetising grid services
  • How many MW & investment will lead to a relevant storage market in Spain


Case Study: The First Green Hydrogen Project in Spain


30 min.

What are the business models available for solar professionals with regards to this new technology? Learn from the pioneers of green hydrogen in Spain as Enagás presents the first industrial operational green hydrogen project in Spain.

María Jaén Caparrós

Enagás S.A.

Session Topics:
  • Mapping the real value and projects that are set to kick-off the Spanish green hydrogen industry
  • What is the business case for solar professionals with regards to green hydrogen
  • Integration with new stakeholders (i.e the gas industry)
  • Who are the offtakers

Session IIIB



Structuring PPAs – How to Identify Opportunities, Create Benchmarks, and Compare Solutions


60 min.

This workshop is powered by Our New Energy
When it comes to securing fruitful PPAs, structuring is key. Want to find out more?

Miguel Marroquin

Our New Energy

Session Topics:

The structuring of PPAs is the cornerstone of a successful PPA transaction. Here, optimal PPA choice is identified, benchmarks are made, and the solution is compared against other options. It is where decisions are made for the first time based on. It’s where decisions are made for the first time. BUT! These decisions are often based on internal belief systems, risk aversion, utility function, and market intelligence – not concrete data”. says Miguel Marroquín.

With almost 5GW of transacted PPA negotiations, Our New Energy is one of Europe’s leading energy advisories. Miguel Marroquín, Managing Director of Our New Energy, will conduct this interactive and Q&A-intensive session at the Solarplaza event in Madrid on June 7th. He will share his views and insights, and answer questions on how to structure PPAs.

Don’t miss this chance to address your PPA doubts and take away new knowledge and inspiration. Open to all event participants.


Afternoon Networking Break & Speed Dating Exercise

Session Topics:

Session IV

Scaling Solar Sustainably


The Pandemic and the War: What does this Mean for the Electricity Market?


20 min.

Understanding the forces that affect electricity prices in Iberia is essential to have a holistic view of the industry and to make forecasts of what is to come. Global events such as the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine directly impact the electricity market which in turn affects the paradigms under which all energy professionals work.

Kim Keats Martínez


Session Topics:
  • Relating global events to energy market impact
  • Hedging prices and buying from the future
  • Market/price forecast
  • Cashflow issue for energy retailers
  • Windfall taxes and prices
  • The (in)elasticity of demand


Boots on the Ground: All About the Construction Phase of your Project


30 min.

Join this session to find out what are the main challenges in the EPC phase of your solar project and, most importantly, how to overcome these challenges.

Héctor de Lama Gutiérrez

UNEF - Spanish Photovoltaic Union

Inés Monroy

SENS / Iqony

Gianluca Biscotti

BFP Group

Session Topics:
  • Managing quick decision making under pressure
  • Building your dream project to avoid future operational nightmares
  • Stakeholder management: balancing the needs of your investor, IPP or asset owner while facing the reality of those with boots on the ground


ESG: Ensuring a Sustainable Energy Transition in Spain


20 min.


Lorena Nieuwenhoven


Helena Fernández


José Ángel Pérez

ABO Wind

Alejandro Labanda


Héctor Sánchez


Session Topics:
  • Overview of UNEF's 'sello de excelencia en sostenibilidad'
  • End-of-lifecycle management and recycling
  • Community engagement
  • Strategies and innovations in sustainable solar development
  • Costs and benefits of ESG integration


Conference Wrap-Up


0 min.

Highlights, takeaways and looking forward to Solarplaza Summit Spain 2023

Lorena Nieuwenhoven


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Networking Bites & Drinks

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Project Manager

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