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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
09:15 Keynote speech - The road to a sustainable energy society: Going 100% renewable by 2050

TETSUNARI IIDA /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ISEP
Tetsunari Iida is a leading authority on Renewable Energy, and a “Social Innovator” who has introduced Ecological Initiatives as Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), a Non-profit and Independent Research Institute. As a Committee Member for METI and MoE, he has proposed Nuclear-free energy policies, as well as Community-based RE Projects in Japan as Secretary-General of the Japan Community Power Association.
He played a central role as co-chair of the executive committee for the “1st World Community Power Conference” which was held in Fukushima city on November 3-4, 2016. The conference was the product of the joint efforts of ISEP, the Japan Community Power Association and the World Wind Energy Association. At the conference, Iida received the World Wind Energy Honorary Award 2016 for extraordinary personal achievements for his promotion of community power.
TETSUNARI IIDA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// ISEP
Session 5 - PV Secondary Market
09:45 Lessons learned in the Japanese PV Secondary Market
  • • Overview of the secondary market in Japan
  • • Selecting the right opportunities and counterparties
  • • Key success factors and common mistakes
DAVID LITT /// PROFESSOR - KEIO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
David Litt is a Professor at Keio University Law School, where he teaches international business, comparative law and public policy-related subjects. His research interests focus on corporate law, corporate governance, and energy law and policy. David serves as co-chair of the Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and acts as an adviser to or director of several privately held Japanese companies. From 2012 to early 2015, he co-founded and co-managed a business that developed projects under Japan’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) for renewable energy. He previously served as a partner of the law firms of O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Morrison & Foerster LLP. David was co-head of MoFo’s investment fund formation practice, and was recognized by various industry publications as a leading lawyer in the corporate/M&A and investment fund areas. David served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School.
MODERATOR
DAVID LITT
PROFESSOR /// KEIO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
NAOAKI EGUCHI /// BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP HEAD - BAKER & MCKENZIE
Naoaki Eguchi is head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice Group in Tokyo, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Banking & Finance Group steering committee. He has been recognized for his work on Goldman Sachs’ TOB of Universal Studios Japan, which was named the Debt Market Deal of the Year at the 2010 ALB Law Awards. Mr. Eguchi has written articles for numerous publications, including “Japanese PFI/PPP entering a new stage” for Euromoney, and organized and participated in various seminars, including the Nikkei Seminar in 2010.
NAOAKI EGUCHI
BANKING & FINANCE PRACTICE GROUP HEAD /// BAKER & MCKENZIE
TETSUFUMI MIYAKE /// JOINT GENERAL MANAGER - SHINSEI BANK
Bio coming soon...
TETSUFUMI MIYAKE
JOINT GENERAL MANAGER /// SHINSEI BANK
KIYOSHI DOI /// EXECUTIVE OFFICER - JAPAN RENEWABLE ENERGY (JRE)
Kiyoshi Doi is head of development as Director of the Business Development Division at JRE, where he is responsible for the origination, development, execution and financing of various renewable energy sectors, including PV projects. Kiyoshi joined JRE in 2014 from Sumitomo Corporation, where he was responsible for the evaluation and management of global power projects, including renewable energy.
KIYOSHI DOI
EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// JAPAN RENEWABLE ENERGY (JRE)
KAZUO WAKAYAMA /// CHIEF EXECUTIVE - JASIA
Mr. Wakayama worked for Itochu Corporation, Daiwa Securities, Mitsui-Sumitomo Insurance (MS&AD) and was stationed in Tokyo, London and USA. Since the beginning of 1990’s emergence of asset securitization technique, he pioneered in developments of securitization /collaterization of various types of assets as well as insurance risks. In 1999, he planned and organized the foundation of American Appraisal Japan, Japan’s first independent multidisciplinary asset valuation company, as a joint venture between Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and American Appraisal Associates, then the world largest and oldest appraisal company, and managed various valuation/appraisal assignments. In 2010, he organized the foundation of JaSIA in coalition with ASA (American Society of Appraisers) to introduce ASA’s non-real property valuation education and international accreditation system into Japan. From 2013, he teaches Risk Management & Finance at Graduate School of Management of Kyoto University and also serves as a board member of JAAM (Japan Society of Asset Management). BA from ICU(International Christian University) and MBA from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.
KAZUO WAKAYAMA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE /// JASIA
10:30 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

Session 6A | Data Management

11:15 Data acquisition and analytics: the investor - service provider dialogue
  • • KPI standardization and modernization
  • • Expectations on monitoring systems from the asset owner perspective
  • • Turning data into actionable information
KOSTIS TZANAKAKIS /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Konstantinos works as a project manager Solar Asset Management in Solarplaza, focusing on the European and the US markets. He is a sustainable energy professional with experience in evaluation of energy systems, business plan development and stakeholder engagement. Graduate of the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands having acquired a PDEng in Smart Energy Buildings & Cities and a MSc in Sustainable Energy Technology and also holds a Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece.
MODERATOR
KOSTIS TZANAKAKIS
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
YASUSHI ISHII /// GENERAL MANAGER DATA SOLUTION DEPARTMENT - SB ENERGY
In 2012 Yasushi joined SB Energy Corp. and was in charge of negotiations with landowners for mega solar projects in the business development dept. He became the general manager of the business planning dept. in 2014 and also became the general manager of business promotion dept. in 2015.
Currently he is responsible for data management and analysis of operational power plants at the newly established Data Solution Department.
YASUSHI ISHII
GENERAL MANAGER DATA SOLUTION DEPARTMENT /// SB ENERGY
YOSHITAKA SANTOKI /// REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR - METEOCONTROL JAPAN CORPORATION
Yoshitaka Santoki is Representative Director at meteocontrol Japan Corporation. He graduated in Law from Surugadai University in 1994. Before joining meteocontrol in early 2017, Mr. Yoshitaka has held manager positions at TOMEN DEVICE CORPORATION and Infineon Technologies AG and C-level positions at Suntech Power Japan Corporation.
YOSHITAKA SANTOKI
REPRESENTATIVE DIRECTOR /// METEOCONTROL JAPAN CORPORATION
11:55 Yield estimation models: reducing ROI uncertainty
  • • Modeling solar production: analysis and uncertainty distribution techniques
  • • Simulation variables depending on plant size
  • • De-risking snow occurrence with typical models
  • • Framing data for efficient operations
LUKE JOHNSON /// CEO - MYSOLAR
Luke is a Solar Engineer with over 16 years' experience in the solar industry in six countries. He has lived and worked in Japanese Solar industry continuously since 2008.
He started as a research engineer for the diffusion process in solar cell manufacturing at Q-cells AG in Germany and process quality control in solar module manufacturing at Suntech. He then worked on silicon solar cell degradation research at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Luke then focused on the solar market in Japan with solar module third party laboratory testing, calibration and certification at TÜV Rheinland Japan. In this time he was the lead project engineer that focused on tougher than International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards for solar module testing, measurement and performance. This led to designing and running the world's first combined sequential testing for solar modules called 'Long-term Sequential' testing. Kyocera Corporation first adopted this in 2010. Luke holds a Masters of Philosophy in Engineering (Solar Cell Research) from the ANU and a Bachelor of Engineering in Photovoltaics & Solar Energy (hons) from the University of New South Wales.
Luke is currently the of CEO of Mysolar K.K. and before that Sunpulse K.K. that has completed over 4,000 MW of design and due-diligence on solar plants in Japan. He has published 15 research publications on solar irradiance datasets, solar module reliability and design, outdoor and accelerated testing and snow and yield calculation methodologies in Japan. His current research preoccupations include long-term outdoor exposure of solar modules and solar module degradation, solar project yield estimation and global solar and financial market interaction.
LUKE JOHNSON
CEO /// MYSOLAR
12:20 Redefining visual inspections through aerial data for asset managers
  • • Aerial data making its way into enterprise workflows
  • • Role of machine learning and artificial intelligence in site inspections
  • • Case studies: How aerial data enables digitalization and better decision making
VISHAL PUNAMIYA /// CEO - SITEMARK
Vishal Punamiya is the CEO of DroneGrid. He brings over 13 years of corporate experience of managing regional or global IT organizations in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA where he has deployed innovative and market disruptive solutions. He is passionate about connecting new technologies to mainstream applications that address real business needs. DroneGrid’s platform redefines how enterprises deploy drones, gather, analyze and manage aerial data across single or multiple sites. DroneGrid's platform is used by EPCs, O&Ms, Investors and Energy Producers in 18+ countries.
VISHAL PUNAMIYA
CEO /// SITEMARK

Session 6B | Asset valuation and insurance

11:15 Valuation and risk assessment of solar assets
  • • Solar valuation in Japan: current shortcomings in the value of underlying assets and risk assessment
  • • Modelling asset performance based on limited historical data
  • MASAAKI YAMAMICHI /// SENIOR CONSULTANT RESEARCH & ANALYSIS DIVISION - RTS CORPORATION K.K
    Mr. Masaaki Yamamichi is the Senior Consultant of Research Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. He is actively working as the WG409 convener of PV-OMC, IECRE established in 2014 by IEC to provide more confidence in bankability of Renewable Energy projects including PV by certifying conformance to relevant IEC standards. WG409 focus on Quality Management system in manufacturing of PV module and BOS component, installation, and O&M of PV plant. He was one of the organizers of PVQAT, an international forum organized by AIST and NREL in 2012 to coordinate global R&D efforts in the area of PV system reliability studies to contribute to IEC TC82 standard development with current participation of 400+ experts around the world, and served as a steering committee member until 2017.
    MODERATOR
    MASAAKI YAMAMICHI
    SENIOR CONSULTANT RESEARCH & ANALYSIS DIVISION /// RTS CORPORATION
    HIROSHI MATSUKAWA /// SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT - MOTT MCDONALD
    Dr. Hiroshi Matsukawa is the Senior Renewable Energy Consultant at Mott MacDonald Japan (MMJ), in charge of technical advisory work for Japanese market to supporting PV plant investors and lenders. He managed several hundred MW solar projects for a large number of private companies. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald Japan, he worked for RTS Corporation where he engaged in various research projects on PV for the government, agencies and organizations and manufacturers in Japan and overseas. He studies and analyzes technical developments and trends of the PV market. He graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with PhD in electrical engineering in 2005.
    HIROSHI MATSUKAWA
    SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT /// MOTT MCDONALD
    AKIHIRO MORIMOTO /// GENERAL DIRECTOR - CO2O
    Akihiro Morimoto has engaged in the construction, power supply and civil engineering work for a while. Then he joined the Kansai electric power company as a new company formation leader on 2001. While being in charge of property management of real estate since 2005, Akihiro Morimoto started an after support maintenance business for world’s largest module company. He is now driving O&M business of CO2O forward Japanese PV market.
    AKIHIRO MORIMOTO
    GENERAL DIRECTOR /// CO2O
    MARTIN STEIN /// DIRECTOR - AMP
    Mr. Martin Stein graduated from Durham University and Cambridge University. After working in acquisition finance for ING Bank in London, he joined Shinsei Bank’s acquisition finance team in Tokyo in 2007. Following the introduction of the FIT program 5 years ago, he worked extensively for Shinsei Bank on energy project finance in Japan. Since 2017 he has been with Amp, a global clean energy developer and investor, based in Tokyo, working on acquisitions and development of clean energy assets in Japan.
    MARTIN STEIN
    DIRECTOR /// AMP
12:05 Risk mitigation and protection strategies
  • • Interaction between insurance and component warranties
  • • Asset owners' expectations on risk mitigation solutions
  • • Latest trends and services in insurance solutions
  • MASAAKI YAMAMICHI /// SENIOR CONSULTANT RESEARCH & ANALYSIS DIVISION - RTS CORPORATION K.K
    Mr. Masaaki Yamamichi is the Senior Consultant of Research Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. He is actively working as the WG409 convener of PV-OMC, IECRE established in 2014 by IEC to provide more confidence in bankability of Renewable Energy projects including PV by certifying conformance to relevant IEC standards. WG409 focus on Quality Management system in manufacturing of PV module and BOS component, installation, and O&M of PV plant. He was one of the organizers of PVQAT, an international forum organized by AIST and NREL in 2012 to coordinate global R&D efforts in the area of PV system reliability studies to contribute to IEC TC82 standard development with current participation of 400+ experts around the world, and served as a steering committee member until 2017.
    MODERATOR
    MASAAKI YAMAMICHI
    SENIOR CONSULTANT RESEARCH & ANALYSIS DIVISION /// RTS CORPORATION
    CHANBIVOL SOK /// ASSET MANAGER - PACIFICO ENERGY
    Mr. Chanvibol Sok Asset Manager at Pacifico Energy K.K In this position he is responsible for project monitoring, reporting, claim management and contract management for Pacifico's operational solar portfolio. Before joining Pacifico, Mr. Sok worked as accountant/financial analyst at IBM. He holds an MBA from Hitotsubashi University.
    CHANBIVOL SOK
    ASSET MANAGER /// PACIFICO ENERGY
    JAN NAPIORKOWSKI /// VP RENEWABLE ENERGY - ARIEL RE (ARGO GROUP)
    In 2009, Jan launched the first long term performance guarantee insurance product for the solar industry and since was leading the market in providing bespoke performance guarantee and synthetic PPA solutions to the Clean Energy sectors, primarily focusing on solar, battery storage, fuel cells, biomass and waste to energy and syngas risks.
    Jan is heading the global Clean Energy practice at Ariel Re, a Lloyd’s of London Syndicate which a year ago merged with Argo Group (NYSE: AGII). Jan’s primary focus is on the Japanese and Chinese markets, he is based in Hong Kong since 2010 where he was previously heading Munich Re’s Asian Renewable Energy team until 2015.

    Jan is a trained theoretical physicist and holds a MBA in Insurance and Risk Management.
    JAN NAPIORKOWSKI
    VP RENEWABLE ENERGY /// ARIEL RE (ARGO GROUP)
12:45 - 14:00 LUNCH BREAK

Session 7A | Grid and Storage

14:00 Essential Reliability Services from Large Utility-Scale PV Plants
  • • Grid stability: PV plants as part of the solution
  • • Demonstration project on reliability services: voltage support, frequency response and system balancing
MAHESH MORJARIA /// VP PV SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT - FIRST SOLAR
Dr. Mahesh Morjaria leads the R&D effort in PV systems technologies for utility-scale solar plants. Over the past seven years, he has established himself as a leading expert in the area of solar generation and in addressing key challenges associated with integrating utility-scale solar plants into the power grid. Dr. Morjaria previously worked at GE for over twenty years where he held various leadership positions including a significant role in expanding the wind energy business. His academic credits include B.Tech from IIT Bombay and M.S. & Ph.D. from Cornell University.
MAHESH MORJARIA
VP PV SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT /// FIRST SOLAR
14:15 The Japanese grid
  • • Insights into the bidding scheme for grid connection
  • • Common challenges with grid connection
  • • Assessing financial risk of unlimited curtailment
  • • Grid evolution: smart grids and Virtual Power Plants
  • HIROSHI MATSUKAWA /// SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT - MOTT MCDONALD
    Dr. Hiroshi Matsukawa is the Senior Renewable Energy Consultant at Mott MacDonald Japan (MMJ), in charge of technical advisory work for Japanese market to supporting PV plant investors and lenders. He managed several hundred MW solar projects for a large number of private companies. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald Japan, he worked for RTS Corporation where he engaged in various research projects on PV for the government, agencies and organizations and manufacturers in Japan and overseas. He studies and analyzes technical developments and trends of the PV market. He graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with PhD in electrical engineering in 2005.
    MODERATOR
    HIROSHI MATSUKAWA
    SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT /// MOTT MCDONALD
    KOKI YOSHINO /// EXECUTIVE OFFICER CORPORATE STRATEGY - JAPAN RENEWABLE ENERGY
    Koki Yoshino is head of corporate strategy at Japan Renewable Energy (JRE). He has arranged over 40 billion yen accumulative investment to JRE from its shareholders, Goldman Sachs and GIC. Before he joined JRE in 2015, he worked as a turnaround manager in Japan Airlines, McDonalds Japan and Yamagiwa. He also worked for the Ministry of the Environment and Roland Berger before he started his career as a turnaround manager. He earned his MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2002 and his LLB from Kyoto University in 1997.
    KOKI YOSHINO
    EXECUTIVE OFFICER CORPORATE STRATEGY /// JAPAN RENEWABLE ENERGY
    KENTARO KATO /// SR. MANAGER - DELOITTE TOHMATSU CONSULTING LLC
    A short bio will follow soon...
    KENTARO KATO
    SR. MANAGER /// DELOITTE TOHMATSU CONSULTING LLC
14:50 Battery storage
  • • Opportunities for PV+storage and current status
  • • Market drivers and regulations that will impulse storage deployment
  • • Opening the black box: risk management and mitigation
  • • What role batteries play in the system’s O&M
  • HIROSHI MATSUKAWA /// SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT - MOTT MCDONALD
    Dr. Hiroshi Matsukawa is the Senior Renewable Energy Consultant at Mott MacDonald Japan (MMJ), in charge of technical advisory work for Japanese market to supporting PV plant investors and lenders. He managed several hundred MW solar projects for a large number of private companies. Prior to joining Mott MacDonald Japan, he worked for RTS Corporation where he engaged in various research projects on PV for the government, agencies and organizations and manufacturers in Japan and overseas. He studies and analyzes technical developments and trends of the PV market. He graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with PhD in electrical engineering in 2005.
    MODERATOR
    HIROSHI MATSUKAWA
    SENIOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSULTANT /// MOTT MCDONALD
    MICHIO MATSUDA /// HEAD RISK SOLUTIONS - MUNICH RE JAPAN
    Michio Matsuda is Head of Risk Solutions at Munich Re Japan Branch, where he is responsible for marketing of various innovative insurance solutions for renewable energy sector. Since 2011, he has arranged long term PV performance warranty insurance for manufacturer and project owner with more than 1 GWp capacity. He is also working on serial defects cover insurance for wind power sector. In order to enhance development of dispersed power generation, he is recently structuring long term battery performance insurance in cooperation with Japanese top notch engineers based upon Real Time Authentication Platform. He used to work for The Industrial Bank of Japan and graduated from The University of Tokyo.
    MICHIO MATSUDA
    HEAD RISK SOLUTIONS /// MUNICH RE JAPAN
    JUSTIN WU /// HEAD OF ASIA PACIFIC - BNEF
    Justin Wu is Head of Asia - Pacific at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the world’s leading provider of unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. Justin is in charge of all BNEF business activities in the region, which includes leading a team of over 25 analysts across 10 locations, who are in charge of producing and communicating research and analysis on some of the fastest growing energy markets in the world.
    Based in Hong Kong, Justin joined the company in 2007. He previously ran BNEF’s Wind Insight service, where he helped developed a number of research products and analysis tools to serve the global wind industry. Justin is a specialist in Chinese energy and environmental policy, US - China clean energy trade issues and electricity markets. He has been quoted extensively in international media and has testified before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on competitiveness and collaboration between the US and China on clean energy.
    Justin holds a MS in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a BS in International Politics and Economics from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
    JUSTIN WU
    HEAD OF ASIA PACIFIC /// BNEF

Session 7B | 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
  • 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
    YVONNE LIU /// ASSOCIATE SOLAR & DISTRIBUTED GENERATION - BNEF
    Yvonne Liu joined Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2015. She is in charge of research and analysis for solar market in China, with particular focus on policies and demand forecast, project financing and trading, project cost and return, as well as the overall market research to identify opportunities for Chinese PV companies. She had been invited by industrial associations, government entities and corporates to give presentations in and out of China.
    YVONNE LIU
    ASSOCIATE SOLAR & DISTRIBUTED GENERATION /// BNEF
    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.
    MARTIN MESMER
    FOUNDER /// M2PV
    WATARU HIGUCHI /// PARTNER - ANDERSON, MORI & TOMOTSUNE
    Wataru Higuchi is a partner of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, one of the largest law firms in Japan. Mr. Higuchi has been involved in a wide range of finance transactions from project finance to capital markets. Recently, he has been involved in various solar, wind and biomass power projects as well as listed infra-fund projects. In addition to his professional experience at AMT, Mr. Higuchi also worked for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (from October 2012 – September 2013) as a secondee, where he was in charge of making rules of the listed Infra-fund market. He graduated from Hitotsubashi university (LL.B.) in 2002 and Columbia Law School (LL.M) in 2011.
    WATARU HIGUCHI
    PARTNER /// ANDERSON, MORI & TOMOTSUNE
14:50 The Japanese bidding system
  • • What went wrong ? Reflection on the first tender’s structure, requirements and results
  • • Expectations for the announced upcoming tenders in 2018 and predicted industry engagement
KOICHI SUGIBUCHI /// DEPUTY DIRECTOR PV BUSINESS CONSULTING DIVISION - RTS CORPORATION
Mr. Koichi Sugibuchi is a senior analyst of PV Business Consulting Division in RTS Corporation, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history based in Tokyo. Currently engaged mainly, research on PV technology and market, and technical consulting for PV companies. He has a career of more than 20 years as a PV expert engineer. Prior to his current position, in four domestic PV companies since 1996, he has been involved in research and development of solar cells and modules, manufacturing, customer support, system design and construction, evaluation of power generation and reliabilities, manufacturing technology consulting, project support etc.
KOICHI SUGIBUCHI
DEPUTY DIRECTOR PV BUSINESS CONSULTING DIVISION /// RTS CORPORATION
15:30 - 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
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Session 8 - Future considerations
16:15 Solar Integration in Japan: future grid & PV curtailment demonstration projects

NAOAKI FUKAZU /// PROJECT MANAGER R&D DEPARTMENT - TEPCO
Since 1997 Mr. Fukazu has engaged in research on electric power quality control of distribution system.
He was also involved in the development of SVR (Step Voltage Regulator) and SVC (Static Var Compensator) for power distribution.
After that, he worked as a member of CHAdeMO association and tackle the spread of quick chargers.
From 2016 he has been engaged in research on cooperation between renewable energy and existing electric power system, up to the present date.
NAOAKI FUKAZU
PROJECT MANAGER R&D DEPARTMENT /// TEPCO
16:45 The road ahead for solar in Japan: reinvention or game over
  • • What is the floor-tariff for solar in Japan
  • • Reshaping business models at lower tariffs
  • • Disruptive service models and technologies to watch for
  • • Where are current market trends leading the Japanese solar market in 3 years
MARCEL LANGONE /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
A short bio will follow soon...
MODERATOR
MARCEL LANGONE
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
MASAYUKI SAKAI /// CEO & FOUNDER - CO2O
Masayuki Sakai is the CEO and Founder of CO2O. He graduated from Waseda University and earned his MBA’s master degree in Globis management school.
He started the successful business of video picture’s industry in Mitsubishi Corporation’s subsidiary, and established Value Plus Inc. in 2006.
By facing the energy problems in developing Asian countries as a serial entrepreneur, Masayuki Sakai decided to get involved with renewable energy to solve the CO2 problem and he launched CO2O.
CO2O is the market leader of O&M in Japan. Their due diligence track record of Solar power plants reached over 366MW.
MASAYUKI SAKAI
CEO & FOUNDER /// CO2O
TORU INOUE /// HEAD STRUCTURED FINANCE - GOLDMAN SACHS
Toru Inoue is head of Infrastructure and Structured Finance within the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Japan, where he is responsible for both securitization and infrastructure financing. He arranged Japan’s first revenue bond (Ibaraki Prefecture Econ Frontier Revenue Trust) in 2011 and the first rated bond financing for mega solar power plants (JRE Mega Solar Project Bond Trust) in 2013. Toru joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 from Nikko Salmon Smith Barney, where he was the head of securitization. Prior to Nikko Salomon, he has held roles in real estate securitization, consulting and planning at Citibank, Arthur Andersen and Nomura Real Estate. Toru earned a Bachelor of Law from Keio University in 1989.
TORU INOUE
HEAD STRUCTURED FINANCE /// GOLDMAN SACHS
DAVID VALLEJO /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - SOLARIG JAPAN
A short bio will follow soon...
DAVID VALLEJO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// SOLARIG JAPAN
JUN KASAMATSU /// CEO - AMP
A short bio will follow soon...
JUN KASAMATSU
CEO /// AMP
17:30 CLOSING WORDS & NETWORKING DRINKS
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