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Solar Asset Management Australia


26-27 June 2019, Sydney

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Solar Asset Management Australia


26-27 June 2019, Sydney

The leading global conference focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios, now also in Australia!

The inaugural edition of Solar Asset Management Australia will mark the 21st installment of the global conference series organised by Solarplaza. Australia’s large-scale solar boom is imminent and here to stay, now is the time to look ahead at: how to maximise return on investment and optimise performance during the operational phase of solar plants? In order to achieve this, the conference is established at the intersection of asset owners & managers, investors, IPPs, utilities and O&M service providers.

What?

Immersive two-day programme on best practices in both technical and financial management of operational solar plants, presented from in-depth angles by 30+ experts from the field.

Who?

150+ attendees, high-level decision makers in the value chain from service providers to asset managers and investors.

How?

A combination of high-level knowledge sharing and networking, complemented with thought-leading informational resources in the pre-trajectory.

Webinar


Webinar


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PAST WEBINAR
Recapping the Australian Utility-scale Solar Market and O&M Best Practices for Optimum Performance
Thursday 21 March 2019 / 4-5 PM  Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

It is not a secret that the Australian solar market is growing by leaps and bounds; 81% of the top 35 operational projects were connected to the grid only in the year 2018. Now is the right time to take stock of how the market has developed, and plan ahead to ensure the long-term success and bankability of Australian solar projects.

As a preparation for the inaugural edition of Solar Asset Management Australia, we have joined forces with industry experts from Green Energy Markets and Canadian Solar to bring you a  session on the most pressing topics and challenges posed for utility-scale solar in Australia.

Join this webinar to discover:

  • State of the Australian solar market

  • Latest market and policy developments

  • Key challenges related to the environment: market, regulatory, geography

  • Learnings from O&M in other countries relevant to the Australian case

  • Important O&M considerations for maximum performance and ROI

TRISTAN EDIS /// DIRECTOR ANALYSIS & ADVISORY - GREEN ENERGY MARKETS
Tristan Edis has 13 years’ experience analysing energy and climate change policy issues and the associated markets, industries and technologies. He is one of Australia’s most prominent expert commentators on the renewable energy industry and climate change mitigation policy. His experience most recently was as the editor of Australia’s leading daily news and analysis website on the business and politics of climate change – Climate Spectator. This publication acted as the key reference source on market, policy and industry issues affecting the renewable energy sector in Australia.
TRISTAN EDIS
DIRECTOR ANALYSIS & ADVISORY /// GREEN ENERGY MARKETS
SIMON CHAU /// O&M SALES MANAGER - CANADIAN SOLAR
Simon is responsible for developing commercial relationships throughout Australia to expand the Canadian Solar O&M portfolio. Simon joined Canadian Solar in 2017 and has over 10 years experience in the Solar industry, having various senior sales and management roles in some of the industries largest global companies including; Sunedison and Flextronics. Simon has a BBus from Monash University, and is an accredited Nabers and Carbon Accounting auditor.
SIMON CHAU
O&M SALES MANAGER /// CANADIAN SOLAR

Speakers


Speakers


This is a sneak preview of the expert commentators that will be featured in the programme. More to follow soon!

JOHN GRIMES /// CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - SMART ENERGY COUNCIL
John Grimes was appointed as Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council in 2008.
John started his career as an officer in the Air Force and went on to found and grow a number of companies, including a startup company he took to a successful listing on the ASX with a market capitalisation in excess of $30m.
His most recent company was in the environmental sector employing over 25 people with operations in Australia, the US and the Middle East.
In his role as CEO of the Smart Energy Council he has grown the profile and influence of the organisation. John has a passion for the solar, storage and the smart energy industry. He is regularly called upon, by the media, to provide relevant and independent comment in these areas.
JOHN GRIMES
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// SMART ENERGY COUNCIL
DARREN DOCKING /// GENERAL MANAGER GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT - DOWNER
Darren is the General Manager Growth & Development for Downer responsible for the growing the reputation of Downer across the Renewable Energy and Power sectors, with a particular focus on Utility Scale Solar, Wind, Energy Storage and Power Systems. Darren was been working for Downer for 7 years, and 30 years in various operational and strategic roles in companies such as TXU Australia, Energy Australia, Energy Developments, Ergon Energy, Tenix and now Downer.
DARREN DOCKING
GENERAL MANAGER GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT /// DOWNER
MIKE RAND /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - BLUESHORE
Mike Rand is Managing Director of Blueshore, a leading renewable energy asset management services provider dedicated to the Australian renewable market, established in 2017. Mike has experience in the investment and management of over AUD1.2 billion of solar assets and was instrumental to the creation and IPO of the first and highest performing dedicated solar energy investment trust, listed on the London Stock Exchange main market. In addition to his role at Blueshore, Mike is a founder and Managing Partner of Bluefield Partners LLP and has also directed its affiliate asset management and operation & maintenance platforms, Bluefield Services Ltd and Bluefield Operations Ltd. Mike has worked in the renewable energy industry for over 15 years and in asset finance and management since 1999. He holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and has presented at numerous international renewable energy conferences.
MIKE RAND
MANAGING DIRECTOR - BLUESHORE
ALBA RUIZ LEON /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - INNOGY RENEWABLES
Alba Ruiz Leon, Managing Director of innogy Renewables Australia (Solar, Wind and Batteries) subsidiary company of RWE Germany.
Asset Management Certificate (IAM – Institute of Asset Management in UK) – ISO55001 professional
Engineers Australia Degree – Mechanical Engineer
Business Planning, Marketing and Finance Diploma – RMIT University, Melbourne
Majors in Industrial Management & Information Technologies - University of Navarra (TECNUN) Spain
Superior Industrial Engineer Electrical & Mechanical - University of Navarra (TECNUN) Spain
Other relevant experience: Managing Director at AMO Renewables, Asset Management Lead at Vestas, Asset Manager at Tilt Renewables, Power Practice Lead APAC/Africa at AUSENCO, Senior Asset Engineer at EnergyAustralia, Manager Operations at ACCIONA and Project Manager at the German Aerospace Center.
ALBA RUIZ LEON
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// INNOGY RENEWABLES
SIMON CHAU /// O&M SALES MANAGER - CANADIAN SOLAR AUSTRALIA
Simon Chau is the O&M Sales Manager for Canadian Solar Australia. Simon is responsible for developing commercial relationships throughout Australia to expand the Canadian Solar O&M portfolio. Simon joined Canadian Solar in 2017 and has over 10 years experience in the Solar industry, having various senior sales and management roles in some of the industries largest global companies including; Sunedison and Flextronics. Simon has a BBus from Monash University, and is an accredited Nabers and Carbon Accounting auditor.
SIMON CHAU
O&M SALES MANAGER /// CANADIAN SOLAR AUSTRALIA
MICHAEL GARTNER /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - PHOTON ENERGY
Michael is a renewable energy entrepreneur with an investment banking background. He co-founded Photon Energy Group a highly successful solar power company with over ten years of experience and integrated business model with over 80 employees and operations across the whole of Europe and Australia.

Michael is an adaptable and strategic leader. He is a lateral thinker passionate about creating a better future for our children, encouraging innovation and thrives for continuous improvement. "Just because that is the way we have always done it doesn't mean that is the way we have to do it".
MICHAEL GARTNER
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PHOTON ENERGY
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Programme


Programme


Programme Outline

Day 1

Session 1 /// An integrated future for SAM
• Welcoming words
• The aftermath of the solar boom: how to ensure durable performance for years to come?
• A holistic view on Solar Asset Management
Session 2 /// Impact of the development phase on O&M / AM
• EPC & system design implications for long-term performance
• Key considerations for OPEX modeling
Session 3 /// Performance monitoring
• Assessing PV Plant Performance
• Utilising Performance Engineering
Session 4 /// O&M considerations
• Maintenance issues in the Australian context and beyond
• Data-driven O&M optimisation
Networking Drinks
Networking Dinner

Day 2

Session 5 /// Connection & storage considerations
• Welcoming words
• Predicting Curtailment
• Coupling Battery Storage
Session 6 /// The energy buyer’s perspective
• Leveraging (corporate) PPAs
• The case for merchant solar
Session 7 /// Long-term performance management
• De-risking operating assets
• Repowering & revamping
Session 8 /// Solar Asset Management outlook
• SAM strategies for growth
Closing Words & Networking Drinks

Learn more about the programme:

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Resources


Resources


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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


We are delighted to present the sponsors and partners who have already confirmed their presence at Solar Asset Management Australia. Interested in cooperating?

The international 2-day event will involve 150+ high-level decision-makers from the local and international market.

A wide range of opportunities is available to build and promote your brand to a diverse, yet focused group of high level international and local stakeholders including investors, financiers, project developers, EPC’s IPP’s and manufacturers.

Options include:

  • Tailor-made branding and networking focused packages

  • Facilitation of 1-on-1 meetings with key stakeholders

  • Visibility through both on and offline international marketing campaign

  • Possibility to have speaking involvement through a presentation or panel discussion

  • Possibility to host or moderate a round-table discussion or lunch table during the conference

  • Unparalleled access to unique networking opportunities with a targeted group

Sponsor and exhibiting spaces are limited, so be sure to reach out in time. For more information, please contact Jens van der Laan.

Account Manager

For more information, please contact us directly:

Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910

jens@solarplaza.com

DIAMOND SPONSORS
 
 
GOLD SPONSORS
NETWORKING SPONSORS
 
EXHIBITION SPONSOR
 
BRANDING SPONSOR
 
ORGANIZING PARTNER
MEDIA PARTNER
 
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Track Record


Track Record


Solar Asset Management North America

Solarplaza has been organising events since 2004, hosting over 100 events in over more than 30 countries. Within that line-up, the Solar Asset Management conference series is a global range of events fully dedicated to Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management and all other technical and financial topics in the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. 

With highly successful editions in North America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018), Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Asia(2015, 2016, 2017,2018) and Latin America (2016, 2017), the series is establishing an important position around the world, following the maturation of international solar markets.

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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza 

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"TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORLD BY ACCELERATING THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

Contact us

For programme matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Project Manager
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Lisette Buist
+31 10 302 79 07
lisette@solarplaza.com

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Account Manager
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Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910

jens@solarplaza.com

For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

Marketeer

Irene Rodríquez Martín
+31 10 3027912
irene@solarplaza.com