26-27 June 2019, Sydney
26-27 June 2019, Sydney
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.
150+ attendees, high-level decision makers in the value chain from service providers to asset managers and investors.
A combination of high-level knowledge sharing and networking, complemented with thought-leading informational resources in the pre-trajectory.
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.|
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.|
O&M SALES MANAGER /// CANADIAN SOLAR
|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.
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.|
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.|
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.|
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".
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PHOTON ENERGY
|Session 1 /// An integrated future for SAM||
• 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||
• Key considerations for OPEX modeling
|Session 3 /// Performance monitoring||
• Utilising Performance Engineering
|Session 4 /// O&M considerations||
• Data-driven O&M optimisation
|Session 5 /// Connection & storage considerations||
• Predicting Curtailment
• Coupling Battery Storage
|Session 6 /// The energy buyer’s perspective||
• The case for merchant solar
|Session 7 /// Long-term performance management||
• Repowering & revamping
|Session 8 /// Solar Asset Management outlook|
|Closing Words & Networking Drinks|
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.
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.
For more information, please contact us directly:
Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910
For programme matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:
+31 10 302 79 07
For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:
Jens van der Laan
+31 10 302 7910
For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:
Irene Rodríquez Martín
+31 10 3027912