PROGRAM /// DAY 2
18 October 2017
 
09:00 Welcoming words by chairman

Session 4 - Grid interconnection
09:10 Challenges of grid congestion and curtailment
  • • Current status of the multiple grid interconnections
  • • Grid congestion status and forecast for 2018
  • • Goals and efforts of the newly formed Coordinador Eléctrico Nacional
  • • Enhancing thermal plants flexibility to allow a bigger RE penetration
  • • The potential for battery storage to mitigate the issue
Session 5 - Operating PMGD: challenges and opportunities
10:00 Structural and operational characteristics of PMGD
  • • Challenges in creating an investment vehicle
  • • Typical O&M contracts and approach for PMGD plants
  • • Approaching PMGD at a portfolio-level
  • • Achievable economics of scale and OPEX reductions
  • • DG segments in other LATAM markets
10:50 AM COFFEE BREAK
Session 6 - Financial market dynamics
11:30 Regional overview and Chilean energy tender
  • • How does the Chilean tender system compare to other leading markets in LATAM
  • • Corporate PPAs as a viable alternative to the public tender
  • • Financing challenges and implications
12:10 Financial challenges under spot market dynamics
  • • Challenges in securing financing in a liberalized market
  • • Risk evaluation of cash-flow uncertainties
  • • Other challenges and risks of project bankability assessment
  • • The necessity of providing a safer framework for reduced risk in solar investment
12:50 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 Solar transactions and due diligence
  • • Secondary market activity in Latin America
  • • Identifying different types and structures of transactions
  • • Common mistakes in structuring and valuing a deal
  • • Key technical, legal and financial due diligence considerations
14:40 (Re)structuring strategies
  • • Overview of refinancing strategies
  • • Opportunities and risks of green loans
  • • Process of applying to green bonds
  • • Options to exit from solar projects
15:20 PM COFFEE BREAK
Session 7 - Future considerations
16:00 Strategies looking forward
  • • Anticipating the evolution of the Chilean grid and how to realize ‘24h solar’
  • • Potential of PV plants ancillary services for securing grid safety and reliability
  • • Sustainability of record-low solar PPAs in Chile
  • • Prospective O&M standardization
  • • Upcoming elections: expectations regarding renewable energy policy
17:00 CLOSING WORDS & NETWORK DRINKS
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
18 October 2017