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PROGRAM /// DAY 1
24 May 2018
 
09:00 Welcome words by chairman

Session 1 - Opening session
09:15 Japanese PV market and regulation updates

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
10:30 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

Session 2A | Operations & Maintenance

11:15 O&M framework in Japan
  • • Maintenance and inspection guidelines overview
  • • Role and responsibilities of the electrical chief engineer
  • • Operating on mountainous and snowy terrains requirements and best practices
12:00 Taking a step back: EPC and Project Development impact on O&M
  • • Keeping grading costs to a bare minimum
  • • Requirements on racking
  • • How plant design affect O&M activities

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
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 with structuring a growing IPP
12:45 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

Session 3A | Distributed Generation and Floating Solar

14:00 C&I rooftop solar and solar sharing
  • • Drivers and risks for C&I models
  • • Facing the increasing complexity and diversity of operating assets
  • • Addressing the key challenges of O&M
14:45 A rising niche: floatovoltaics
  • • Best practices for system design
  • • Insights into system performance and degradation
  • • O&M specifics

Session 3B | FIT-scheme and bidding system

14:00 Transition to subsidy-free solar
  • • Transition from FIT to other schemes - worldwide experience
  • • CAPEX and OPEX trends internationally and the Japanese case
  • • Investors appetite evolution and perceived risks
14:45 First Japanese tender
  • • Reflection on tender structure and results
  • • Expectations for the upcoming tenders
15:30 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
Session 4 - PV market maturity
16:15 Accelerating the learning curve of the Japanese PV market
  • • Current trends on international mature PV markets
  • • Status of O&M and AM automatization in Japan
  • • How can service providers in Japan innovate
  • • Aligning expectations between owners and service providers
17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
24 May 2018