PROGRAM /// DAY 1
28 September 2016

Session 1 – The Big Picture

STEFANO CRUCCU
SR PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA

09:10 /// Conference opening & welcome

09:20 /// Panel discussion: Regional helicopter view and updates on the Chilean market

  • Current installed capacity in Chile and its surrounding markets
  • Changes that resulted from system operator reforms
  • New auctions, the new transmission law, and their impact on PPA management
  • Expectations and outlook for key Latin American markets
MODERATOR
STEFANO CRUCCU
SR PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
FERNANDO CUBILLOS
PARTNER /// ANTUKO
ANA VERENA LIMA
SOUTH AMERICA ANALYST /// BNEF
DANIEL SALAZAR J.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// CDEC SING

10:15 /// Networking break

Session 2 - PV Plant Performance and Risk

MARK HARRIS
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT /// SMBC
VITOR RODRIGUES
REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA /// TÜV RHEINLAND
GONZALO LÓPEZ
MANAGING PARTNER /// ADTERRA

10:45 /// Priorities for operational risk mitigation

  • Priorities for owners, financiers, and developers
  • Lessons learned thus far with operational solar plants
  • Applying obtained experience with other operating RE assets
  • Limiting uncertainty despite lack of long-term weather data

11:30 /// Insights into solar plant performance in Latam

  • Comparing of actual vs predicted performance for PV project in various parts of Chile
  • Factors that impact PV plant performance
  • Ways to optimize cleaning schedules
  • Insights in component failures and impact
  • Impact of design mistakes and some key examples
JACK ATKINSON-WILLES
PROJECT ENGINEER /// 350RENEWABLES

12:10 /// Networking lunch

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Session 3 - O&M and Asset Management in Latin America

14:00 /// Defining operations, maintenance, and asset management

  • Defining scope of work and responsibilities based on worldwide experience
  • Common misunderstandings and potential conflicts of interest related to different roles
  • Comparison of Chilean situation with that of other markets
NICOLAS ROSSEL
O&M CUSTOMER ACCOUNT MANAGER /// EDF RS

14:30 /// Approaches for key maintenance activities in Chile

  • Consideration of dust and desert conditions
  • Handling cleaning with low to no water access
  • Landscaping and grass cutting
  • Dealing with seismic conditions and high altitude
FRED CHEN
DIVISION MANAGER /// UKC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
IÑIGO MALO DE MOLINA
HEAD OF ANDEAN REGION /// SOLARPACK

15:10 /// Networking break

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15:45 /// Operations of solar plants

  • Experiences with effectiveness of central-level vs. string-levelinverters and monitoring
  • Challenges of overseeing multiple local maintenance teams
  • Challenges and pitfalls of obtaining operational data
  • Dealing with lack of universal standards and O&M experience
  • Experiences with stakeholder management, including utility and grid operators
JAVIER PEREZ
O&M BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// SOLARIG
LESLIE TAN
GENERAL MANAGER LATIN AMERICA /// HUAWEI

16:15 /// Data analytics and performance engineering

  • Methods to improve quality of operational data
  • Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance
  • Understanding performance engineering work and its benefits
  • Challenges in translating data into actionable information
ANDRÉS UMAÑA
EXECUTIVE MANAGER /// BD4BS
VASSILIS NELLAS
CO-FOUNDER /// INACCESS
JOSEP BERENGUERAS
LATAM REGIONAL MANAGER /// GREENPOWERMONITOR

17:00 /// Networking drinks

19:00 /// Networking dinner


PROGRAM /// DAY 1
28 September 2016