Program /// Day 1
2 June 2016

Program /// Day 1


09:00 | Conference opening & welcome by conference chairman - Stefano Cruccu /// Sr. Project Manager - Solarplaza


Session 1. Opening keynote

09:15 | Regulation that impacts the Japanese Solar market

  • Explanation of current FIT levels and solar-related regulation
  • Latest updates on curtailment rules
  • Requirements for O&M, monitoring and reporting
  • What can be expected from the auction mechanism for FIT?
  • How METI sees the role of solar in Japan’s future electricity mix
MASUO KUREMURA
DEPUTY DIR. OF NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY DIV. AGENCY /// MINISTRY OF THE ECONOMY, TRADE & INDUSTRY

10:00 - 10:45 | Networking break

Session 2. Understanding solar plant performance in Japan

10:45 | Insights about the performance of operational solar plants and components

  • Common performance levels for different types of plants in different areas
  • Factors impacting plant performance
  • Examples and impact of design mistakes
GERALD WOTRUBA
REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR /// ADLER SOLAR WORKS KK

11:30 | Priorities for risk mitigation

  • What should be top of the list for the bank and the investor?        
  • Key priorities for the asset manager and O&M provider
MARTIN STEIN
SENIOR MANAGER /// SHINSEI BANK
TAKURO SASAO
SENIOR VP /// GE ENERGY FINANCIAL SERVICES
TSUYOSHI SHIODA
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT /// MITSUI CHEMICALS

12:15 | Networking lunch

Session 3. O&M and Asset Management in Japan

 14:00 | Defining Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance

  • Common misunderstandings in the solar market
  • Definitions of O, M and AM based on worldwide experience
  • Comparison of O, M and AM with other markets
CHANVIBOL SOK
ASSET MANAGER /// PACIFICO ENERGY KK
MATÍAS GALLEGO
TECHNICAL MANAGER (GLOBAL TEAM) /// VECTOR CUATRO
SHOGO KISHI
HEAD OF O&M BUSINESS /// ALECTRIS JAPAN

14:45 | Cost-benefit analysis for O&M

  • Quantifying the value of O&M vs ‘No O&M’
  • O&M rationale behind in-house vs outsourcing of O&M
  • Training and certification required for O&M personnel
DAVID VALLEJO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SOLARIG
JAVIER PÉREZ
O&M BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// SOLARIG
 

15:15 | Networking break

16:00 | O&M practices beyond site services

  • The role of Operations in a holistic approach for long term optimal performance
  • Challenges in overseeing multiple, local maintenance teams
  • How control room monitoring enables performance engineering
MASATO KOMIYA
O&M JAPAN MANAGER /// FIRST SOLAR JAPAN G.K.

16:30 | Specific operating conditions for solar plants in Japan

  • Challenges of operating on hilly or mountainous terrain
  • How to bring down costs of grading and deal with landslides
  • O&M considerations for floating solar plants
  • Main differences between O&M for megasolar vs distributed generation (DG ) 
  • How will the DG rooftop segment develop over the coming years
Moderator
IZUMI KAIZUKA
RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER /// RTS CORP
TAKASHI KATSUBE
VICE PRESIDENT OF SMARTPV JAPAN DEPARTMENT /// HUAWEI JAPAN
TAKEHIRO KAWAHARA
RENEWABLE ENERGY ANALYST /// BLOOMBERG
TAKUYA SHIMIZU
PRESIDENT & TECHNICAL OFFICER /// RYOSHIN MAINTENANCE SERVICE
JAVIER PÉREZ
O&M BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// SOLARIG
 

17:30 | Networking drinks
19:00 | Conference networking dinner

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Program /// Day 1
2 June 2016