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PAST WEBINAR
Asset Operations in Australia: How To Monitor and Steer Solar Plant Performance
Tuesday 21 May 2019 / 4-5 PM  AEST / 8-9 AM CEST

BEATRIZ TORIBIO LOPEZ ///ASSET MANAGEMENT SERVICES, SENIOR MANAGER - BLUESHORE
Beatriz has over 6 years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Her experience covers several areas including monitoring systems, contract and site management, and operations supervision for medium scale solar sites. Within Blueshore, Beatriz has led site analysis on over 1GW of projects including onsite inspection and defect identification for over 250MW of plants. Prior to working for Blueshore, Beatriz was a founding employee of Bluefield Services where she played an instrumental role in the build out of the business including the development of its systems and procedures. Prior to working with Bluefield Services Ltd, Beatriz gained experience in electrical supply chain management at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), including the specification of electrical equipment for supply to high voltage substations and photovoltaic projects, along with management of Quality, and Health and Safety processes. Beatriz studied a Master’s in Industrial Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, specializing in electronics and process automation, followed by an electrical engineering intensification at Katholieke Leuven University, supplemented by a Master’s in Renewable Energies, Universidad San Pablo CEU, and a postgraduate degree on business practices at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Blueshore website
BEATRIZ TORIBIO LOPEZ
ASSET MANAGEMENT SERVICES, SENIOR MANAGER /// BLUESHORE
DAVID DIXON ///SENIOR ANALYST, AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLES - RYSTAD ENERGY
David Dixon has an undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering, with a Masters of Photovoltaic Engineering from the University of New South Wales. David has 6 years’ experience in the energy (upstream and solar) industry, with Shell, Woodside and Solgen Energy. David’s roles have included production technologist at Shell working on the development of the Prelude and Concerto wells supplying gas to Prelude’s floating LNG, completions engineer on key Australian oil and gas projects, including Browse, Enfield and Pluto, and engineer at Solgen working on commercial solar. David works as a Renewables Analyst covering the Australian Market and is based in Rystad’s Sydney office.
Rystad Energy website
DAVID DIXON
SENIOR ANALYST, AUSTRALIAN RENEWABLES /// RYSTAD ENERGY
GEORGE KONSTANTOULAKIS ///CTO - INACCESS
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Inaccess website
GEORGE KONSTANTOULAKIS
CTO /// INACCESS

Solar is lucrative business with high potential return on investment. However, there are some key differences between managing solar assets and managing financial assets. Solar assets entail a layer of complexity with physical and technical moving parts, which have a direct impact on yield and hence the ROI. So, how do you monitor and manage a solar asset to ensure maximum performance over the entirety of the system’s lifetime?

In preparation for the inaugural edition of the Solar Asset Management Australia conference, we have joined forces with industry experts from Rystad Energy, Blueshore and Inaccess to bring you an insightful session on the asset management side of utility-scale solar projects in Australia.

Topics discussed:

  • Who are the key developers and owners in the Australian solar market?

  • Which factors are most important in managing solar assets?

  • What are the key issues facing solar asset managers in Australia?

  • How to use monitoring systems to ensure strong performance?

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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.

In 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

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