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Program /// Day 1
24 June 2015
Program /// Day 2
25 June 2015
 

08:00 | Registration and coffee

09:00 | Opening by Conference Chairman

SESSION 1 - MARKET STATUS AND COMPARISON
 

9:15 | PV in the Japanese electricity market 

> Current status of the Japanese Electricity market
> Current status and future prospect of regulation related to renewables
> The role and adoption of PV in the current energy mix
> Vision for the market going forward 

HIROAKI TAKIGUCHI
DIRECTOR LCS PR OFFICE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

09:45 | The state of PV in the APAC region
> Key differences between market characteristics
> Short-mid term outlook for major APAC PV markets
> Incentives for focus on quality and performance maximization
> Opportunities for Japanese companies to expand to other markets

10:15 | Networking break

TAKEHIRO KAWAHARA
RENEWABLE ENERGY ANALYST /// BLOOMBERG
SESSION 2 - UNDERSTANDING PV PLANT PERFORMANCE & RISK
 

11:00 | PV plant performance and risks
> Different approaches to measure and define performance
> Key risk factors that influence mega solar plant returns
> Maximum attainable yields and performance ratios in Japan
> Geographic and segment specific characteristics
> Establishing realistic yield and revenue predictions
> Benchmarking long term performance and degradation based on European experiences

FRED MARTIN
TEAM LEADER /// TÜV RHEINLAND
 

11:40 | Minimizing failure rates and loss during the operational phase of a PV plant
> Ensuring quality of modules and other key components
> Internal long term statistics on failure rates of modules by manufacturer
> Minimizing risks across the different lifetime phases of a plant

12:15 | Networking lunch

TSUYOSHI SHIODA
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT /// MITSUI CHEMICALS
SESSION 3 - PV MONITORING & DATA MANAGEMENT
 

13:30 | Monitoring PV plants and portfolios
> Different types of monitoring solutions available 
> Technical inputs required for realistic yield and revenue predictions
> Considerations related to monitoring on different detail levels (central vs string level)
> How monitoring can support effective O&M
> How to ensure quality, reliability and traceability of aggregated data

ARUP BARAT
VP PRODUCT MANAGEMENT & MARKETING /// DRAKER

14:00 | Discussion: Irradiation data in yield predictions
> The differences between data sources: NEDO vs Meteonorm 7 vs NASA vs SolarGIS
> Benchmarking data sources with data from operational facilities
> The pitfalls of utilizing irradiation data to project yields and revenue
> Project experiences with re-assessing calculations using actual data

MARCEL SURI
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// GEOMODEL SOLAR
LUKE JOHNSON
CEO /// SUNPULSE
JORGE DE MIGUEL
COUNTRY MANAGER /// VECTOR CUATRO
 

14:45 | Networking break

SESSION 4 - OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE OF PV PLANTS AND PORTFOLIOS
 

15:30 | PV plant Operations & Maintenance

> Comparing maintenance strategies: preventative, reactive, proactive
> Bare minimum required for inspections and maintenance
> Considerations related to soiling, snow and landscaping
> Scheduling outages and minimizing downtime of a plant
> Key characteristics for O&M of a PV plant vs a portfolio

DAVID VALLEJO MUNOZ
HEAD OF JAPANESE OFFICE /// SOLARIG
 

16:00 | Asset Management of PV plants and portfolios

> The role and relevance of the Asset Manager
> Experiences with supervision of O&M and other service providers
> Dealing with warranties, insurance claims and spare parts
> Priorities for standardization within a growing mega solar portfolio
> Considerations related to in-house vs outsourced Asset Management

MIGUEL PÉREZ IGLESIA
ASSET MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR /// VECTOR CUATRO
 

16:30 | Investor, Lender and Developer perspectives
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for measuring financial performance of mega solar plants
> Expectations based on experience with other energy or infrastructure investments
> Priorities for risk mitigation from an investment perspective
> Comparison of interests and perspectives

TETSUFUMI MIYAKE
DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER /// SHINSEI BANK
KENJI KAWADO
REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR /// SHIZEN ENERGY
HANS VAN DER SANDE
DIRECTOR STRUCTURED PRODUCTS GROUP - DEUTSCHE BANK

17:10 | Closing words and remarks

17:15 | Networking drinks reception

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

19:00 | Networking dinner for sponsors, speakers and dinner registrants, sponsored by:

Program /// Day 1
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