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09:00 Welcome words by chairman

MARCEL LANGONE /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Marcel Langone is Project Manager in Solar Asset Management team at Solarplaza, with a particular focus on Latin American and Japanese PV markets. As a sustainable energy professional, he has experience in building physics and renewable energy systems. Marcel holds a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lisbon, having completed part of his studies at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands.
MARCEL LANGONE
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
Session 1 - Opening session
09:15 Japanese PV market and regulation updates
  • • Revised FiT rates and related solar regulations
  • • Takeaways from the first solar auction
  • • Strategies to further increase the solar market competitiveness
  • • METI’s vision on the role of solar in meeting Japan’s 2030 energy targets

DAISUKE SEKI /// DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY DIVISION - METI
Mr Daisuke Seki is the Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Policy Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Prior he was Deputy Director of Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau and Defense Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense.
He graduated Kyoto University in 2004.
DAISUKE SEKI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY DIVISION /// METI
10:00 Asian PV markets overview
  • • Current installed capacity in key Asian markets
  • • Japanese success stories abroad
  • • 2018 and beyond for Solar PV in the region
IZUMI KAIZUKA /// RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER - RTS CORP
Ms Izumi Kaizuka is the manager of Research Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. She has been Japan’s representative of Task 1, IEA PVPS since 2003 and one of the authors of IEA PVPS Trends Report. She has been conducting various research projects as a PV market and industry analyst for METI and other government organizations, research institutes and PV companies in Japan and overseas. She also regularly writes articles on PV market for professional magazines.
IZUMI KAIZUKA
RESEARCH DIVISION MANAGER /// RTS CORP
10:30 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

Session 2A | Plant Performance

11:15 Insights into asset performance and inspection
  • • Current methodologies and trends for plant inspection
  • • Root causes for loss, failure and accelerated degradation
  • • When to consider repowering
  • MARTIN MESMER /// FOUNDER - M2PV
    Martin designed several large power plants for Pacifico Energy and GSSG Solar in Japan. He has 24 years of experience in the PV industry, including PV System design and optimization, power plant development, components design and technology evaluation, negotiating with suppliers and training engineers.
    He started his solar career analyzing the first HIT cells manufactured at Sanyo Solar in Hirakata. He served as a technical advisor to Intel Capital for photovoltaic investments, built the US PV engineering team for Siemens, and developed E.On’s PV engineering division in San Francisco. He oversaw the technical design, negotiation, and implementation of over 240 MW of PV plants in Japan for leading IPPs.
    Martin pushed for 1500V before it was fashionable both in the US and in Japan.
    MODERATOR
    MARTIN MESMER
    FOUNDER /// M2PV
    SHIGEKI KONDO /// COUNTRY DIRECTOR - AMPT JAPAN
    Shigeki Kondo is a technology executive in all aspect of the PV sector for 35 years. His experience includes manufacturing of solar modules at Kyocera Corporation, system designing of solar houses at Sekisui Corporation, R&D of high-efficiency solar cells as well as designing of mega-solar system at JX Energy Corporation.
    Based on extensive experience, he is now working at Ampt LLC to provide solutions to improve the total efficiency of PV system to customers.
    SHIGEKI KONDO
    COUNTRY DIRECTOR /// AMPT JAPAN
    KOTARO NAKAGAWA /// SALES MANAGER - STÄUBLI
    Kotaro Nakagawa joined, in 2017, Stäubli Electrical Connectors (formerly Multi-Contact) which is part of the Stäubli Group, a technology leader and pioneer in the fields of electrical and fluid connectors, robotics and textile machinery since its foundation in 1892. In 1996, Stäubli introduced the first industrial photovoltaic connector (MC3) followed by the original MC4 in 2002, setting the industry standard ever since. With over 200 GW photovoltaic capacity (almost 50% of the global cumulative capacity) connected with Stäubli’s PV connectors, the company has proven to be a bankable partner with its high quality and reliability of its product. Before joining Stäubli, Kotaro Nakagawa was working as Sales Associate for a trading company, specialized in electrical components. While dealing with the requirement of customers in the energy field, he could experience the various functional failures they are facing and focused on their concerns on how to optimize and maintain the product performance, reliability and the life time of their system. While facing today’s fast and strong development of the renewable energy field, his current role as Sales Manager for Japan is to bring awareness and advices to our Japanese customers on how to build a reliable installation while having the best return of investment (small components, big impacts).
    KOTARO NAKAGAWA
    SALES MANAGER /// STÄUBLI
    SEBASTIAN PETRETSCHEK /// VICE GENERAL MANAGER - TÜV RHEINLAND
    Sebastian Petretschek holds a degree in Technology Management from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and has spent parts of his studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
    Sebastian has been active in solar photovoltaic business since 2009 and has been acting as Independent Engineer for investors, lenders and insurances in Europe, South America, Middle East, South Africa, India and various countries in Asia including Japan, China, Thailand and others. He has conducted numerous technical due diligence reviews - including yield as well as EPC and O&M contract assessments - and has performed construction and operation monitoring services. Further, Sebastian is a specialist for quality assurance along the value chain of PV components, particularly PV modules.
    Sebastian is heading TÜV Rheinland’s PV Power Plant business in Asia and is the Director of the Global Technical Competence Center for PV Power Plants.
    SEBASTIAN PETRETSCHEK
    VICE GENERAL MANAGER /// TÜV RHEINLAND
12:00 EPC and Project Development impact on plant performance and O&M
  • • Impact of topographical variances in plant performance and maintenance
  • • Requirements on racking
  • • Plant commissioning and handover: considerations from the O&M provider perspective
  • • Common design and installation shortcomings
MARTIN MESMER /// FOUNDER - M2PV
Martin designed several large power plants for Pacifico Energy and GSSG Solar in Japan. He has 24 years of experience in the PV industry, including PV System design and optimization, power plant development, components design and technology evaluation, negotiating with suppliers and training engineers.
He started his solar career analyzing the first HIT cells manufactured at Sanyo Solar in Hirakata. He served as a technical advisor to Intel Capital for photovoltaic investments, built the US PV engineering team for Siemens, and developed E.On’s PV engineering division in San Francisco. He oversaw the technical design, negotiation, and implementation of over 240 MW of PV plants in Japan for leading IPPs.
Martin pushed for 1500V before it was fashionable both in the US and in Japan.
MODERATOR
MARTIN MESMER
FOUNDER /// M2PV
LUCIAN LIU /// O&M MANAGER - SAFERAY
A short bio will follow soon...
LUCIAN LIU
O&M MANAGER /// SAFERAY
MARCO ALVES /// CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER - MTX SOLAR
Marco has eighteen years of international experience in the management of assets, and operation and maintenance throughout various industries, including seven years in the solar industry.
He has been paving his career path towards full asset management services since beginning his career with ABB, integrating its full-service team for industrial assets.
Following this, Marco worked at Transdev-Veolia, focused on business and asset management for Light Rail networks in Europe.
In 2010 he became founder and global Head of Martifer Solar´s O&M and Service Business, driving the strategic direction while leading a team of more than 100 employees, where he became Executive Committee Member as the representative of O&M and, accumulated with the responsibility of leading the EPC global business in 2015, until leaving the company in 2017. Martifer Solar operated in more than 20 countries as a global reputed Developer, EPC turnkey provider and one of the most relevant O&M Global Service providers for Solar assets.
In 2018 he co-founded and integrated as General Manger the company MTX Solar - a provider of innovative solutions and services for the players of the solar industry, with own competences for the whole chain of value of Solar, present in two continents.
Marco received his MSC in Electrical Engineering and completed an Executive MBA in Management from University of Porto Business School/IE Madrid. He speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish, with a working proficiency in the French language.
MARCO ALVES
CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER /// MTX SOLAR

Session 2B | Asset Management

11:15 Asset Management in Japan
  • • Scope of responsibilities of an asset manager
  • • Selecting the right tools for asset management
  • • In-sourcing/outsourcing considerations
  • • Reporting and interaction with banks and sponsors
  • SEIYA SUGITA /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JAPAN - VECTOR CUATRO
    Prior to joining Vector Cuatro he was Manager of Solar Department in TUV Rheinland Japan.
    Seiya has been working for PV industry for more than 14 years and has experience in both sales and technical in PV business.
    Seiya lived in Chicago, USA for 5 years and is a bilingual in Japanese and English.
    Currently he is dealing with Japanese lenders mainly Mega Banks and Japanese investors and is leading business development Japan team as a BD Manager.
    MODERATOR
    SEIYA SUGITA
    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JAPAN /// VECTOR CUATRO
    YUJIRO HIRAYAMA /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - OCTAVE JAPAN
    Yujiro Hirayama is responsible for asset management of renewable energy projects at Octave Japan. Yujiro was formerly the Deputy General Manager at Development Bank of Japan where he oversaw a team that managed a portfolio of real estate, railroad, and construction assets. Previously he held positions with MBIA Insurance Corporation and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., located in New York and Tokyo, respectively. Yujiro earned his BA in Law from Keio University (Tokyo); studied political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; studied law and economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany); and received his MBA from Thunderbird. He is fluent in Japanese and English, and conversational in German.
    YUJIRO HIRAYAMA
    MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OCTAVE JAPAN
    YOSHIYASU SUMI /// COUNTRY MANAGER & DIRECTOR ASSET MANAGEMENT - GSSG SOLAR
    Yoshiyasu Sumi manages GSSG Solar Tokyo office and has developed the local asset management capabilities of the company in Japan. Prior to joining GSSG, he has been involved in various investments and lending transactions including project development, asset management, deal sourcing / arrangement, debt syndication / securitization, deal structuring, transaction management, reporting and valuations for real estate and solar investments.
    YOSHIYASU SUMI
    COUNTRY MANAGER & DIRECTOR ASSET MANAGEMENT /// GSSG SOLAR
    TAMENOBU GOJO /// HEAD PROJECT FINANCE - SMTB
    A short bio will follow soon...
    TAMENOBU GOJO
    HEAD PROJECT FINANCE /// SMTB
12:00 Scaling a solar portfolio
  • • Fundamental differences between ‘portfolio level thinking’ and ‘asset level thinking
  • • Structuring O&M contracts throughout a portfolio: requirements and variables
  • • Facing effectively challenges with warranty claims
  • • Lessons learned about structuring a growing IPP
  • MATÍAS GALLEGO /// HEAD OF TECHNICAL ASSET MANAGEMENT, GLOBAL TEAM - VECTOR CUATRO
    Gallego holds a degree in Physics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Postgraduate in Physics of Complex Systems at the Universidad de Madrid. Matías Gallego has previous experience in R&D, engineering, counseling and consulting solar PV Projects. He has been involved at several levels in the development, design, implementation and maintenance of solar energy projects. From 2006 to 2009 he has developed his professional career in Isofoton, where he has held positions in the R & D, Construction of Facilities and Aftersales. From 2009 to the beginning of 2011 he has served as Technical Director of Isofoton Italy.
    In 2011 he joined Langley Renewables, prior to the merger within Vector Cuatro group. He currently serves as Technical Manager for asset management services rendered by the Group worldwide.
    MODERATOR
    MATÍAS GALLEGO
    HEAD OF TECHNICAL ASSET MANAGEMENT - GLOBAL TEAM /// VECTOR CUATRO
    KAZUHISA YURITA /// SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - ORIX
    Kazuhisa Yurita graduated in Economics by the Doshisha University. Over the 9 years of experience within the PV industry, he has worked both in the upstream (trading raw material: Si-wafer & production equipment for PV module) and in the downstream (developing & investment in solar plants, operation) of the solar sector. He joined ORIX Corp in 2013 where he focuses on the revision of contracts with O&M and EPC service providers and on the restructuring of internal portfolio management.
    KAZUHISA YURITA
    SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// ORIX
    EDMÉE KELSEY /// CEO - 3MEGAWATT
    Edmee Kelsey brings a wealth of solar asset management expertise to her role as founder and CEO of 3megawatt. 3megawatt provides solar asset management software designed to support asset owners with managing their solar portfolio risks and asset managers with reducing their asset management costs. As former CFO of Main Street Power, she closed project financing for over 100 of distributed solar PV projects and was responsible for the asset management of those solar assets. As a former VP at the investment bank JP Morgan and managing director of a clean energy corporate finance advisory firm, she gained a deep understanding of the requirements of project finance providers and sponsors, funds and investors. Her background as a founder and CEO of a venture-backed telecom service provider brings utility billing, asset tracking and O&M service ticketing experience.
    EDMÉE KELSEY
    CEO /// 3MEGAWATT
    DAVID VALLEJO /// MANAGING DIRECTOR APAC - SOLARIG
    David Vallejo Muñoz has 11 year-experience in the Solar Business Worldwide and heading Solarig Japan from 2012 to 2017. Achievements in Japan: (a) Development: > 40MW (b) EPC: 16,5MW built, EPC 22MW secured and other 25 MW per next year (c) O&M: 320MW contracted. Was leading the Japanese O&M third party service offering international standards as PR and availability warranties. Nowadays, leading the expansion to the business to other APAC areas as well as Australia, ASEAN area among others.
    He was heading business of Solarig in Italy with >70 MW design, development, constructed and operative by Solarig subsidiaries. He is a member of the Solarig Steering Committee since 2009 involved in all the business development and strategic company decisions. He is an entrepreneur spirit owning solar investments and advisory for some startups. Graduated in 2015 in the Executive MBA Instituto de Empresa (IE), top 10% performance. Fluently in English, Italian and Spanish. Regularly trail runner and travel devotee, achieved full marathon under 3h40min.
    DAVID VALLEJO
    MANAGING DIRECTOR APAC /// SOLARIG
12:45 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
12:45 - 13:05 NETWORKING ACTIVITY (ROOM B)
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Session 3A | Operations and Maintenance

14:00 O&M framework in Japan
  • • A helicopter view on maintenance guidelines
  • • Role and responsibilities of the electrical chief engineer
  • • Case studies on common troubleshooting
  • • Operating on mountainous and snowy terrains requirements and best practices
  • SHIGEKI KONDO /// COUNTRY DIRECTOR - AMPT JAPAN
    Shigeki Kondo is a technology executive in all aspect of the PV sector for 35 years. His experience includes manufacturing of solar modules at Kyocera Corporation, system designing of solar houses at Sekisui Corporation, R&D of high-efficiency solar cells as well as designing of mega-solar system at JX Energy Corporation.
    Based on extensive experience, he is now working at Ampt LLC to provide solutions to improve the total efficiency of PV system to customers.
    MODERATOR
    SHIGEKI KONDO
    COUNTRY DIRECTOR /// AMPT JAPAN
    TAKAHIRO WATANABE /// GENERAL MANAGER TECHNICAL & OPERATION DEPARTMENT - ADLER SOLAR WORKS
    Mr. Watanabe has gained experiences in PV industry from sales, design to project management. As the person in charge responsible for the market first PV system collective estimation site in Japan, he has engaged onto consumer protection and healthy industry improvement from malicious sales at the time.
    Currently as General Manager of Technical and Operation Department of Adler Solar Works, a leading maintenance and consulting company of PV system, he is involving into quality inspection of solar modules, technical due diligence of plants as well as plant O&M business.
    TAKAHIRO WATANABE
    GENERAL MANAGER TECHNICAL & OPERATION DEPARTMENT /// ADLER SOLAR WORKS
    SHINSUKE WATANABE /// HEAD O&M - TRINA SOLAR
    Mr. Shinsuke Watanabe is Head of O&M for Trina Solar Japan Energy since September 2017, where he was responsible for the set-up of the O&M department.
    Mr. Watanabe has more than 4 years experience as Head of O&M for Solar PV plants in Japan, having previously developed and lead the O&M team for SunEdison. During this period, Mr. Watanabe managed activities in other regional markets such as Malaysia and Thailand. He was in charge of 40 MWdc in Japan, 35 MWc in Malaysia and 100 MWc in Thailand.
    SHINSUKE WATANABE
    HEAD O&M /// TRINA SOLAR
14:40 Low voltage C&I solar
  • • Drivers and risks for C&I models
  • • What is in the O&M menu for small scale solar and economic rationale
  • • O&M trends in the segment
REX ZHANG /// PRODUCT MANAGER - HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN K.K
Rex Zhang is Product Manager at Huawei Technologies Japan K.K. Before joining Huawei, Rex worked for 10 years on communication equipment development and manufacturing (smartphones, routers etc.).
Currently, Rex concentrates on the integration of PV electronics and communication technologies providing smart and efficient PV O&M site solutions.
REX ZHANG
PRODUCT MANAGER /// HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES JAPAN K.K
15:05 A rising niche: floatovoltaics
  • • Insights into system performance and degradation
  • • O&M specifics: what changes from ground-mounted PV plants
  • • Predicting the evolution of floatovoltaics: opportunities and threats
HAJIME MORI /// PRESIDENT - CIEL TERRE JAPAN
A short bio will follow soon...
HAJIME MORI
PRESIDENT /// CIEL TERRE JAPAN

Session 3B | Investment Funds

14:00 Private funds strategy in solar investment
  • • Structure and experience of existing solar funds
  • • Rationale for diversifying investment opportunities
  • • Best practices on effectively managing a fund
  • TAKASHI MATSUMOTO /// PARTNER TRANSACTION ADVISORY GROUP - KPMG
    Takashi Matsumoto is Partner of the Transaction Advisory Group at KPMG Tax Corporation Japan. Following introduction of the FIT regime in 2012, Takashi was one of the first tax professionals to advise on the solar industry. Takashi has been providing tax advisory services with particular focus on M&A / reorganizations related to various sectors, advising clients on tax structures. He has also specialized in the provision of post-transaction bookkeeping, entity administration and tax compliance for entities involved in the tax structuring and M&A transactions. Takashi previously worked for Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. before he joined KPMG in 2001.
    MODERATOR
    TAKASHI MATSUMOTO
    PARTNER TRANSACTION ADVISORY GROUP /// KPMG
    HAYATO SHIMURA /// HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT - SPARX ASSET TRUST & MANAGEMENT
    A short bio will follow soon...
    HAYATO SHIMURA
    HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT /// SPARX ASSET TRUST & MANAGEMENT
    SATOSHI MUKOYAMA /// DIRECTOR - MARUNOUCHI INFRASTRUCTURE
    Satoshi Mukoyama is Director of Marunouchi Infrastructure, which is Mitsubishi Corporation's 100% subsidiary that launched Japan's first diversified infrastructure fund in 2017. Satoshi is leading Marunouchi Infrastructure's investment activities and also playing a key role in its fundraising. Previously, he worked on a variety of infrastructure transactions globally, and also acted as a business development professional creating multiple Mitsubishi-sponsored funds and platforms in infrastructure investment. He started his career in Mitsubishi’s real estate investment and fund management business. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from the University of Tokyo. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.
    SATOSHI MUKOYAMA
    DIRECTOR /// MARUNOUCHI INFRASTRUCTURE
14:45 Listing solar funds in the infrastructure market
  • • Process and structure of listed funds
  • • Risk and return characteristics of infrastructure assets
  • TAKASHI MATSUMOTO /// PARTNER TRANSACTION ADVISORY GROUP - KPMG
    Takashi Matsumoto is Partner of the Transaction Advisory Group at KPMG Tax Corporation Japan. Following introduction of the FIT regime in 2012, Takashi was one of the first tax professionals to advise on the solar industry. Takashi has been providing tax advisory services with particular focus on M&A / reorganizations related to various sectors, advising clients on tax structures. He has also specialized in the provision of post-transaction bookkeeping, entity administration and tax compliance for entities involved in the tax structuring and M&A transactions. Takashi previously worked for Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. before he joined KPMG in 2001.
    MODERATOR
    TAKASHI MATSUMOTO
    PARTNER TRANSACTION ADVISORY GROUP /// KPMG
    MAMORU TAKAHASHI /// PRESIDENT & CEO - TAKARA ASSET MANAGEMENT
    Mr.Takahashi is President & CEO of Takara Asset Management since February 2018. He has been working as a real estate appraiser since 1996. In 2002, he joined Shinsei Bank as a silent partner overseeing the investment business. Mr. Takahashi joined Takara Leben in 2014 and was later transferred to Takara Asset Management with a task to introduce Takara Leben’s Solar facilities in the infrastructure fund market. Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund, Inc. is the first company that has been listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on June 2 2016. He is a Real Estat Transaction Specialist at JAREA (Japan Association of Real Estate Appraisars), where he is also a committee member.
    MAMORU TAKAHASHI
    PRESIDENT & CEO /// TAKARA ASSET MANAGEMENT
    TONY NAKAMURA /// DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER - CANADIAN SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT
    Tony Nakamura currently serves as Director & CIO at Canadian Solar Asset Management (CSAM) and he is responsible for asset acquisitions in and asset management of PV facilities in Japan. CSAM is an investment manager for Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) listed and traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange last October. CSIF has bought 15 PV facilities since its IPO under the asset management by CSAM. He joined CSAM in 2016 and prior to that, he has had working experience both in debt/equity originations at Yamaichi Securities and in investment management/client relationship at Millea Real-Estate-Risk Management, Ishin Hotel REIT Management, Tokio Marine Asset Management and International Healthway. Tony earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Hitotsubashi University in 1983 and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989.
    TONY NAKAMURA
    DIRECTOR & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER /// CANADIAN SOLAR ASSET MANAGEMENT
15:30 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
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Session 4 - PV market maturity
16:15 Accelerating the learning curve of the Japanese PV market
  • • Current trends in international mature PV markets
  • • Status of O&M and AM digitalization in Japan
  • • How can service providers in Japan innovate
  • • Aligning expectations between owners and service providers
MARCEL LANGONE /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Marcel Langone is Project Manager in Solar Asset Management team at Solarplaza, with a particular focus on Latin American and Japanese PV markets. As a sustainable energy professional, he has experience in building physics and renewable energy systems. Marcel holds a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the University of Lisbon, having completed part of his studies at Utrecht University, in the Netherlands.
MODERATOR
MARCEL LANGONE
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
KAZUHISA YURITA /// SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - ORIX
Kazuhisa Yurita graduated in Economics by the Doshisha University. Over the 9 years of experience within the PV industry, he has worked both in the upstream (trading raw material: Si-wafer & production equipment for PV module) and in the downstream (developing & investment in solar plants, operation) of the solar sector. He joined ORIX Corp in 2013 where he focuses on the revision of contracts with O&M and EPC service providers and on the restructuring of internal portfolio management.
KAZUHISA YURITA
SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// ORIX
JORGE DE MIGUEL /// JAPAN COUNTRY MANAGER - VECTOR CUATRO
Prior to joining Vector Cuatro he was Asia Business Development Manager at CPV Global.
Since joining Vector Cuatro he has been involved in the project development of over 200MW, over 1 GW of project due diligence, and the asset management of PV projects in Japan. Jorge has a deep understanding of the project development process in the Japanese market from a technical, financial, administrative and legal perspective.
Jorge is a Certified chief electrical engineer in Japan (電気主任技術者三種), is trilingual in Japanese, English and Spanish and heads Vector Cuatro’s operations in the country. Prior to joining Vector Cuatro he was Asia Business Development Manager at CPV Global.
JORGE DE MIGUEL
JAPAN COUNTRY MANAGER /// VECTOR CUATRO
JAMES PAGONIS /// DIRECTOR - POWERHUB
A recognized leader and experience solar energy expert, James has worked on hundreds of renewable energy projects across the globe. After being instrumental in developing, constructing and operating some of the first solar projects in Ontario, James is now actively engaged in simplifying asset management for the industry. James is one of the early drivers behind the development and launch of PowerHub: a simple, cloud-based Asset Management solution designed to help renewable energy asset owners manage their projects. He continues to be responsible for product development at PowerHub.
James holds a B.Sc. from Royal Roads University.
JAMES PAGONIS
DIRECTOR /// POWERHUB
17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
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19:00 NETWORKING DINNER