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Solar Asset Management LATAM


17 & 18 October 2017 - Santiago de Chile

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Solar Asset Management LATAM


17 & 18 October 2017 - Santiago de Chile

Latin America's leading conference dedicated to optimization of the operational phase of PV plants and portfolios

On 17-18 October 2017, we'll host the second edition of Solar Asset Management LATAM, a conference and networking platform fully dedicated to operational solar PV portfolios and all asset management and O&M related topics tied to them. It will be our 13th Solar Asset Management conference worldwide and our 12th event in the Latin American region.

Key characteristics

The only conference in Latam to focus on all technical and financial topics relevant to the operational phase of PV assets

30+ expert speakers sharing their vision, expertise and experience

200+ attendees, representing the value chain from service provider to asset manager and investor

10+ sponsors and exhibitors profiling themselves and their leading products/services


Simultaneous translation offered throughout the event

Global Significance
 

'SAM LATAM' is the 13th conference in an international line of Solar Asset Management conferences with established annual editions in Europe, North America & Asia.

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Webinar


Webinar


Webinar /// 
Opportunities in the Chilean solar market & comparison with other LATAM markets

Tuesday 25 July 2017 /// 15:30 CEST /// 09:30 GMT-4 (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)


As a prelude to Solar Asset Management LATAM (17-18 October 2017), we hosted a complimentary webinar in collaboration with GTM Research and Antuko. During this webinar GTM Research Solar Analyst Manan Parikh and Antuko’s Head of Market Modelling Ignacio Mena went in-depth on the various high-potential business models for solar development in Latin America - amongst them the attractive stabilized price segment (PMGD) in Chile. They also addressed some of the main challenges for solar development, such as grid interconnection issues and financing hurdles.

  • High-potential business models in LATAM
    (public auctions, spot market, corporate PPAs, DG incentives)

  • Overview of models in place in key LATAM markets

  • Main challenges for solar development in Chile
    (grid interconnection, financing)

  • Attractiveness of the stabilized price segment (PMGD)

MANAN PARIKH /// ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS - GTM RESEARCH
Manan Parikh is a Solar Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream markets with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to GTM, his work has been extensively research based, centering upon alternative fuels infrastructure development and Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) policy models for the Schatz Energy Research Center and UC Berkeley in Northern California. In California, he was also an ambassador to start-up teams within the Clean Tech Open accelerator as well as a consultant to DOE SunShot Catalyst Award winner, PVComplete. In Washington, DC he worked on biomass policy at the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as the DC-based Clean Energy Leadership Institute in its inaugural class.
MANAN PARIKH
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH
IGNACIO MENA /// ASSOCIATE & HEAD OF MARKET MODELLING - ANTUKO
Industrial Civil Engineer specialized on Electricity from P.U. Católica and postgraduate in “Economic dispatch coordination in hydro-thermic power systems and NCRE integration” from U. de Chile. Ignacio is responsible for Antuko’s market modelling and price projection activity where he advises both internal and external clients strategic decisions regarding PPA contracts, project transactions and structured financing. Prior to joining Antuko, Ignacio worked for 2 years as a consultant for Electricity Markets at Systep, where he executed various technical and economic studies regarding the energy sector.
IGNACIO MENA
ASSOCIATE & HEAD OF MARKET MODELLING /// ANTUKO
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Speakers


Speakers


CHRISTIAN SANTANA /// HEAD RE DIVISION - MINISTERIO DE ENERGÍA CHILE
Christian Santana is a Civil Mechanical Engineer from the University of Chile and has extensive experience in non-conventional renewable energies (NCRE) and air pollution. From 2002 to 2010, at the National Energy Commission first and then the Ministry of Energy, he contributed to all implementation stages for NCRE development in Chile, including the regulatory framework design for NCRE and PMGD integration in the Chilean electricity market, the definition of instruments to promote private investment in NCRE projects, and the generation of information to guide investments and policies in the field. In the past, he worked for 9 years in the National Environment Commission, designing and implementing regulations for air pollution control in the Metropolitan Region and other cities in Chile.
Since March 2014, he is the Head of Division of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy.
CHRISTIAN SANTANA
HEAD RE DIVISION - MINISTERIO DE ENERGÍA CHILE
JUAN CARLOS ARANEDA /// TRANSMISSION PLANNING MANAGER - COORDINADOR ELÉCTRICO NACIONAL
Juan Carlos Araneda is Electrical Engineer from the Technical University Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile (1983) and has a Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester (2002).
Araneda has extensive experience in the electricity sector. For the last 30 years, he has worked in the electricity distributor Chilquinta, the power generation company Colbún and the transmission company Transelec. Moreover, he has been a teacher in several academic institutions.
Currently, Juan Carlos is Transmission Planning Manager at the National Electricity Coordination Unit (Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional).
He is also Senior Member of IEEE, member of CIGRE and President of the Chilean Committee. He has participated in the international Review Committee C1 (System Development and Economics).
JUAN CARLOS ARANEDA
TRANSMISSION PLANNING MANAGER - COORDINADOR ELÉCTRICO NACIONAL
MARK HARRIS /// ASSISTANT VP - SMBC
Mark Harris is responsible for SMBC's project finance business in Chile. In this capacity, Mark has raised financing for over $4Bn worth of power, infrastructure and mining assets in Chile, and provides advisory in bringing equity to local assets. On the solar side, Mark has closed on 4 utility scale solar financings in Chile in the last two years, including the latest one in June 2017 as Financial Advisor to a 100MW solar project in the SING. Prior to relocating to Chile, Mark worked in the Project Finance team for SMBC in New York covering the LatAm region, and for the Energy team at BBVA covering North America. Mark holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
MARK HARRIS
ASSISTANT VP - SMBC
VALENTIN ALBINET /// PARTNER - ANTUKO
Master’s degree of INSA Lyon, Specialized Master in New Energy Management of AMPT Lille. Worked 2 years as Research Engineer in Lille L2EP Laboratory to develop methods and solutions for optimization of renewable energy production and consumption. Specialist in Smart Grid and Energy Management with knowledge of modelling electrical transmission grid, renewable energy and storage systems.
VALENTIN ALBINET
PARTNER - ANTUKO
SEBASTIAN FALKENBERG /// GENERAL MANAGER - LABORELEC CHILE
Sebastian Falkenberg started at Laborelec in 2006 working for the Industrial Applications department after his Master in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
He has executed Energy audits for the industry throughout Belgium, Germany and France.
Since 2007, he has become active in the field of solar energy, taking part in the technical support activities for ENGIE Department of Research and Technology, in order to actively support ENGIE’s Solar activities and strategy.
He was involved in the development and on site for the construction of the Belgian Antarctic Research station “Princesse Elisabeth”, inaugurated in 2008.
In 2011, he was based part-time in Germany to set up an office in Wuppertal and deploy energy-efficiency services in Germany.
From 2010-2013 he worked as Project Manager for the development of a CSP plant in Chile.
In 2014 he has set up ENGIE Lab LATAM, ENGIE’s first R&D facility in Latin America of which he is its current acting General Manager.
He is fluent in German, French, Dutch, Spanish and English and proficient in Italian and Catalan.
SEBASTIAN FALKENBERG
GENERAL MANAGER - LABORELEC CHILE
ANA VERENA LIMA /// SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST - BNEF
Ana Verena Lima is the South America lead analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets, looking at policy and regulation, clean energy financing, strategies and future trends for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, among others. Ana Verena previously worked at Itau BBA, looking at project finance for Brazilian power projects. She graduated from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) with a BS in Industrial Engineering.
ANA VERENA LIMA
SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST - BNEF
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Program


Program


PROGRAM DAY 1
Session 1 - Solar Energy in Latin America
Session 2 - Solar Plant Performance
Session 3 - O&M and Asset Management
PROGRAM DAY 2
Session 4 - Grid interconnection
Session 5 - Operating PMGD: challenges and opportunities
Session 6 - Financial market dynamics
Session 7 - Future considerations
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Latest Content


Latest Content



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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


SPONSOR & PARTNERSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

The conference and exhibition 'Solar Asset Management LATAM' offers plenty of opportunities to build and promote your brand towards a specific audience of asset managers, O&M providers, portfolio managers, IPP's, project developers, investors and utilities. 
Through on- and offline brand visibility, exhibition space including the possibility to distribute company materials, one-on-one meetings and a limited number of places on stage you will be able to shape thinking and communicate the expertise and unique selling points of your company within the O&M chain.

Furthermore, you will benefit from a global and local promotional campaign leading up to the event, with visibility in e-mailings to a database of 50,000+ international solar industry professionals. 

Sponsor and exhibiting spaces are limited, so make sure you reach out in time.

For more information, please contact Hugo Uijlenbroek through hugo@solarplaza.com.

 
CONTACT

The conference and exhibition 'Solar Asset Management LATAM' is a unique, yearly event that offers plenty of opportunities to build and promote your brand towards a focused target group.
For more information, please contact us directly:

 

Hugo Uijlenbroek
+31 10 302 7910
hugo@solarplaza.com

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NETWORKING SPONSORS

SUPPORTING PARTNER

 

CONTENT PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

 
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Registration


Registration


Registration - Solar Asset Management LATAM

17-18 October 2017 /// Santiago de Chile

Click the button below to register and join over 200 other attendees at Solar Asset LATAM (17-18 October 2017, Santiago de Chile). Please feel free to get in touch with us directly at registrations@solarplaza.com, in case of any issues or questions regarding registration.
We look forward to meeting you in Chile!

Very Early Bird PricesEarly Bird PricesRegular PricesAt-the-Door Prices
Until 28 July 2017Until 15 September 2017Until 16 October 201717-18 October 2017
1-day ticket595 US$725 US$795 US$855 US$
2-day ticket895 US$1095 US$1195 US$1295 US$
Networking dinner75 US$
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Track Record


Track Record


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 90 events in over 30 countries. This line-up included 9 previous events in Latin American markets - including Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica & Mexico - and 9 previous events specifically focused on Solar Operations & Maintenance and Solar Asset Management all around the world.

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2016 Edition


28 & 29 September 2016 - Santiago de Chile

2016 Edition


28 & 29 September 2016 - Santiago de Chile

We look back at a very successful first edition of Solar Asset Management Latam, which took place on 28-29 September 2016 in Santiago de Chile. The conference, with over 30 speakers and more than 150 attendees, was rated with an 8.5/10 by the participants.



“The event is clearly focused on relevance. Very well channeled speakers towards the relevant matters avoiding publicitary plug-ins and very comfortable networking setting for relationship building beyond card exchange.”
- Consultancy Manager /// Antuko

“Excellent conference sharing best O&M practices.”
-Director Service Dev. & Service Sales /// SMA

“Essential for the maturation of the LatAm solar market.”
- Customer Account Manager /// EDF Renewable Services

“An excellent opportunity to meet others working within the market and discuss the key challenges facing it.”
- Project Engineer /// 350 Renewables

A selection of participating companies - Click here to see more!

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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


"Empowering professionals in solar business development by building the most valuable solar PV network"

This mission lies at the core of Solarplaza, a private company based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) that aims to inspire, connect and activate the global solar PV industry.

Solarplaza was founded in 2004 by Edwin Koot, a senior PV expert working in photovoltaic solar energy since 1994. Over the course of twelve years, Solarplaza has built a network of trusted friends and personal contacts all over the world.

Solarplaza organizes international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With a track-record spanning 5 continents, 30+ countries, 42 cities and a total of over 90 events, Solarplaza is a pioneering industry inspirer. 

The company’s home base, www.solarplaza.com, is an independent platform for knowledge and insights, supported by the (free) daily solar industry newsletter, SUN.

  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 90+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 50.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK


For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Marcel Langone
+31 10 302 7903
marcel@solarplaza.com

 

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, approach:

Hugo Uijlenbroek
+31 10 302 7910
hugo@solarplaza.com

 

For inquiries on (media) partnerships opportunities, reach out to:

Kasper Bout
+31 10 3027912
kasper@solarplaza.com