PROGRAM /// DAY 2
29 September 2016

Session 4 - Operating PMGD: A Different Game

STEFANO CRUCCU
SR PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA

09:10 /// Conference opening & welcome

09:15 /// Structuring, interconnection and early operation

  • Lessons learned thus far with the interconnection process
  • Economics of PMGD and the resulting pressure on plant OPEX
  • Typical O&M contracts and an approach for PMGD plants
  • Financing’s impact on priorities and operations
  • Difference between decision-making at asset-level vs. portfolio-level
  • Factors that determine efficiency within an operating solar portfolio
  • Achievable economics of scale and OPEX reductions
MODERATOR
RODOLFO A. ESQUIVEL
CORPORATE FINANCE PARTNER /// EY
THOMAS STETTER
CEO & CO-OWNER /// SOVENTIX CHILE
XAVIER CUGAT DALMACIO
BUSINESS DEV. MANAGER /// QENERGY VENTURES
ANDRÉS VELÀSQUEZ
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// EFESOLAR

10:20 /// Networking Break

Session 5 - Operational Threats Facing PV Plant Returns

11:00 /// Grid congestion and curtailment until SING-SIC interconnection

  • Quantifying current impact of grid congestion and curtailment of financial returns
  • Different approaches to limit impact of curtailment
  • Approaches to dealing with spot market prices dropping to $0/MWh
  • Potential value and the feasibility of battery storage and other technologies
  • How will SING-SIC interconnection solve these issues?
JAVIER CONTRERAS
PARTNER /// AMERIS CAPITAL
FERNANDO ALVAREZ-BOLADO
VICE PRESIDENT /// ETRION
RODRIGO SAEZ
CEO /// ENORCHILE

11:45 /// Realizing adequate returns based on PPAs or spot market value

  • Main challenges experienced so far with public, regulated, and private PPAs
  • PPA bankability considerations of lenders
  • Lessons learned with key elements such as reporting, invoicing, and billing
HUGH RUDNICK
PARTNER & DIRECTOR /// SYSTEP
CARLOS LÓPEZ RABADÁN
PROJECT FINANCE CHILE /// BBVA
JUAN LAGO
HEAD PROJECT FINANCE ENERGY /// BANCO SECURITY
NICOLAS SADON
REGIONAL DIRECTOR SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA /// SOLAIREDIRECT

12:30 /// Networking lunch

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Session 6 - Solar Plant Transactions

14:00 /// Secondary market for solar plants

  • Secondary market activity expectations in the short term
  • Typical secondary market transactions for solar assets
  • Opportunities resulting from distressed assets on the market
  • Comparison with more mature regions like Europe and North America
OLIVIER POTART
PARTNER /// ANTUKO
MODERATOR
FRANC GÓMEZ-LANDERO
CONSULTING MANAGER /// ANTUKO
BRIAN GREENE
PROJECT FINANCE ASSOCIATE /// CHADBOURNE & PARKE LLP
LUIS MEERSOHN
DIRECTOR ASSET MANAGEMENT /// PATTERN ENERGY
MIGUEL PÉREZ
COO ASSET MANAGEMENT /// VECTOR CUATRO

14:30 /// Assessing a potential investment

  • Legal, financial and technical due diligence involved in plant acquisition
  • Key challenges in determining the value of a solar plant
  • Limiting the risks resulting from too little operational data
  • Differences in operational risks between different forms of technologies

15:15 /// Networking break

Session 7 - Strategies for the Future

16:00 /// Strategies for the future

  • Anticipating the evolution of the Chilean grid
  • Opportunities resulting from the interconnection between Chile and other countries
  • The need and opportunity to focus on OPEX earlier in the development phase
  • Dealing with current lack of standards and limited O&M experience
  • Innovative technologies that will impact solar plant operations
  • Defining key ingredients for successful O&M and AM strategies in Latin America
SEBASTIAN FALKENBERG
GENERAL MANAGER /// ENGIE LAB LATAM
ALEXANDER BOYATT
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC GROWTH /// EDF RS
DANIEL ROSENDE
GENERAL MANAGER /// SMA, SOUTH AMERICA
PAOLA HARTUNG
REGULATORY MANAGER /// ENEL GREEN POWER

17:00 /// Closing words and networking drinks


PROGRAM /// DAY 2
29 September 2016