Past webinar: Operational experience in Chile - Lessons learned for emerging markets in Latin America
Tuesday 3 October 2017 /// 4:30 PM CEST
As a pre-call to Solar Asset Management LATAM (17-18 October 2017), we organized this complimentary webinar in collaboration with our proud sponsors EDF Renewable Services and Blue Tree AM. During this webinar EDF Renewable Services’ Customer Account Manager Nicolás Rossel and Blue Tree AM’s Country Manager Chile Sergio San Martín presented an in-depth reflection on O&M and AM lessons learned from past years of operational experience in Chile and how can these be anticipated and applied to other emerging markets in Latin America. A short summary is provided below.
Interactions with Authorities and Grid Operators in emerging markets
Reflections on early to mid-stage O&M
O&M growing pains - takeaways from the Chilean market]
|NICOLAS ROSSEL /// O&M CUSTOMER ACCOUNT MANAGER - EDF RS|
|Nicolas Rossel serves as O&M Customer Account Manager for EDF Renewable Services where he is responsible for O&M business development in Chile as well as the broader LatAm market. Prior to his role at EDF RS Nicolas headed Sunspot Services, a business consulting firm dedicated to helping international renewable energy companies land in Chile. Nicolas has a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.|
O&M CUSTOMER ACCOUNT MANAGER - EDF RS
Asset Management scope of works
Outsourced vs in-house Asset Management
Interaction with the grid operator on the AM perspective
|SERGIO SAN MARTÍN /// COUNTRY MANAGER (CHILE) - BLUE TREE AM|
|Sergio San Martín is the country manager of Blue Tree Asset Management in Chile, where he is responsible for the South American market. Blue Tree provides asset management services to wind and PV power plants across Europe and Latam.
Over the last 10 years Sergio has been involved in a wide portfolio of renewable energy projects within the Latam region, both in commercial and leadership positions. Before joining Blue Tree he has held different roles at Vestas Wind Systems, Besalco Energía Renovable, Sunedison and TRITEC–Intervento.
Sergio has a bachelor’s degree in commercial engineering from Universidad de Concepción and a MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
SERGIO SAN MARTÍN
COUNTRY MANAGER (CHILE) - BLUE TREE AM
Past webinar: Optimizing PV assets performance through O&M and AM tools
Tuesday 26 September 2017
(RECORDINGS ARE AVAILABLE)
As a pre-call to Solar Asset Management LATAM (17-18 October 2017) we organized this complimentary webinar in collaboration with our proud sponsors meteocontrol and Powerhub. During this webinar, meteocontrol’s Managing Director Robert Pfatischer and Powerhub’s CEO Etienne Lecompte presented an in-depth reflection on O&M and AM tools for assets optimization. A short summary is provided below.
Different approaches to monitoring between small commercial, large commercial and utility-scale PV
Monitoring with a local SCADA system and comparison to remote monitoring
Case study: Chilean Energy Ministry PV project
|ROBERT PFATISCHER /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - METEOCONTROL|
|Pfatischer started his career in 1994 at IST EnergieCom, working as Project Engineer and moving up to shareholder. In 2002 he joined meteocontrol, starting as Department Manager, moving up to Director and eventually being appointed Managing Director of the company in 2010. meteocontrol is a technological leader and one of the most innovative service providers in the solar energy sector. The company has supported solar projects for more than 30 years, and develops and markets services and products in the energy and weather data management areas.|
MANAGING DIRECTOR - METEOCONTROL
Overview of the AM software marketplace for Solar
When is the best time to invest in software?
- Building vs Buying software – challenges and lessons learned.
|ETIENNE LECOMPTE /// CEO - POWERHUB|
|Etienne Lecompte is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in renewable energy, software development, and regulatory compliance. After founding and building Local Content Assurance Bureau (LCAB) into one of the most respected renewable energy compliance consultancy firms in Ontario, Canada, he started PowerHub. PowerHub is redefining asset management for the renewable energy industry. His vision is that managing portfolios of assets should be easy.
Etienne has worked on over 8 GW of wind and solar projects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and is continuing to actively participate in the growth of the renewable energy sector.
CEO - POWERHUB
Past 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.|
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.|
ASSOCIATE & HEAD OF MARKET MODELLING /// ANTUKO
Past webinar: Overcoming operational challenges in LatAm solar markets
9 August 2016 (recordings available)
Key trends in Chile and surrounding markets
What to expect for spot market prices, grid connections and PMGD?
Unique O&M and AM requirements in the LatAm market
The need for flexible servicing models to overcome operational challenges in LatAm
GENERAL MANAGER /// SMA, SOUTH AMERICA
DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER SERVICE /// SMA, AMERICA
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH