PROGRAM /// DAY 1
17 October 2017
 
09:00 Welcoming words by chairman

Session 1 - Solar Energy in Latin America
09:10 Solar market updates in Chile and Latin America
  • • Current installed capacity in Chile and its surrounding markets
  • • Expected capacity growth for 2017-18 in the region
  • • Expectations on the upcoming power tender in Chile
  • • Trends and outlook for key Latin American markets
10:00 Reflection on Renewable Energy Policies across LATAM
  • • Support mechanisms in place for Renewable Energy development
  • • Solar Energy Roadmaps for the coming decades
  • • Reflection on current efforts and potential reforms
10:40 AM COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 - Solar Plant Performance
11:20 Performance of operational PV plants
  • • Methods for performance measurement on plant and portfolio level
  • • Real versus predicted operational performance of PV plants across Latin America
  • • Defining and measuring plant availability
  • • Impact of plant design on PV plant performance
  • • Methods for ensuring performance and yield
12:00 Impact of Chilean conditions
  • • Dealing with uncertainty associated with solar irradiation databases
  • • Impact of high temperatures and irradiation levels on components
  • • Insights into performance and degradation of components in Chile
  • • Opportunities for adapting PV technology to extreme conditions
12:40 AM LUNCH BREAK
Session 3 - O&M and Asset Management
14:00 Framing the scope of O&M and Asset Management
  • • Scope of AM and potential overlaps with O&M in Latam
  • • Trends and rationale for in-house vs outsourcing of O&M and AM
  • • Dealing with the current lack of O&M standards
  • • Challenges owners and investors face with service providers and vice-versa
14:40 PM COFFEE BREAK
15:20 Key maintenance activities in the Chilean context
  • • How to measure soiling of panels and the impact on their longevity
  • • Cleaning strategies with low to no access to water
  • • Impact of cleaning methods on PR and availability
  • • Dealing with seismic conditions and high altitudes
  • • The potential added value of drones and other technologies
  • • OPEX and labour cost optimization
16:20 Data analytics for performance assessment and optimization
  • • How to transform raw data into effective performance indicators
  • • Methods to evaluate quality and accuracy of data
  • • Translating data into O&M decision making
  • • Forecasting strategies for measuring output and returns
17:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
17 October 2017