Session 1 - An integrated future for SAM
09:00Welcoming words
09:20Beyond the solar boom: how to ensure durable performance for years to come?
  • • A perspective on the future: fast forward to 2030
  • • Key long-term performance considerations
  • • How solar is changing the paradigm in the Australian energy market
10:00A holistic view on Solar Asset Management
  • • Bankability for full lifetime of solar assets
  • • Key components of SAM process excellence
  • • How to future-proof solar assets and portfolios by taking technological and financial systemic innovations into account
10:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK
Session 2 - Impact of the development phase on O&M / AM
11:15EPC & system design implications for long-term performance
  • • Plant commissioning and handover: why owners should be proactive
  • • Impact of build quality on OPEX: common design and installation shortcomings
  • • Learnings from other RE
12:00Key considerations for OPEX modeling
  • • Selection criteria for O&M service providers and the assessment of hidden risks
  • • Framing the scope of a contract: vital KPIs and variables
  • • Rationale for in-house versus outsourced O&M services
12:30 LUNCH & NETWORKING BREAK
Session 3 - Performance monitoring
14:00Assessing PV Plant Performance
  • • Dealing with the uncertainty associated with solar irradiation databases
  • • Impact of high temperatures and irradiation levels on components
  • • KPI framework design: how to effectively monitor at different levels
14:45Utilising Performance Engineering
  • • Understanding performance engineering work and its benefits
  • • Moving from reactive to predictive maintenance
  • • Challenges in translating data to actionable information
15:15 PM NETWORKING BREAK
Session 4 - O&M considerations
16:00Maintenance issues in the Australian context and beyond
  • • Soiling and cleaning strategies: dealing with remote and desert conditions
  • • Best O&M practices for solar trackers
16:45Data-driven O&M optimisation
  • • Challenges related to training and costs of labour
  • • Benefits of digitalisation on OPEX and labour cost optimisation
  • • Response time issues due to remoteness
17:15 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER
Please note: This programme is under construction and serves as a first indication of the conference set-up. No rights can be derived from this information.