5 DECEMBER 2017
BMW Welt, Am Olympiapark 1, Munich | ROOM: BMW Business Centre – Room 1

08.00 – 08.30

Registration, Coffee & Networking

08.30 – 08.35 Opening Words
Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe
08.35 – 08.45 Digital Solar & Storage: Why Now & How? Our Vision
Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe
CHANGING SOLAR ENERGY MARKETS: WHAT’S THE IMPACT OF DIGITALISATION AND STORAGE
08.45 – 09.00 The Future of Utilities in a Smart Energy Sector
Riccardo Amoroso, Head of Innovation and Product Lab, Enel X
09.00 – 09.15 Digitalisation & Solar Report: The Market Opportunities of Digital Solar 
Prof. Dr Ing. Bernd Engel, Representative of the Board for Grid Integration, SMA Solar Technology AG
09.15 – 10.15

Energy Goes Digital – What Are the Implications for Solar Companies?

Moderator: Hanne May, Head of Energy Communications, Edelmanergo

Panelists:
Michiel van Schalkwijk, VP of International Sales, SolarWatt
Gregor Novak, CEO, SunContract
Vanessa Miler-Fels, Renewable Energy & Sustainability Strategist, Microsoft
Stuart Brannigan, Managing Director, Solar Solutions (AEG)
Nils Kockmann, Head of Online, Sales & Delivery Plattform for PV & Battery, E.ON

10.1510.30 Top 5 European Solar, Storage & Digitalisation Market Trends for 2017 and Beyond
Saif Islam, Research Consultant and Senior Analyst, EuPD Research
10.30 – 10.45 Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and Markets to 2030
Juan Pablo Ralon Fonseca, Associate Professional Renewable Costs and Performance, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

10.45 – 11.15

COFFEE BREAK AND 1:1 NETWORKING

EMERGING SOLAR, STORAGE AND DIGITALISATION PROJECTS: BUSINESS MODELS AND SOURCES OF FINANCING BEING DEPLOYED IN EUROPE
11.15 – 11.30 Innovations for Solar, Storage and Digitalisation
Kelly Lin, Sr. Regional Director Europe, BYD
11.30 – 11.45  Peer-to-Peer Trading and Virtual Power Plant Services
Jean-Baptiste Cornefert, Managing Director, sonnen E-services
11.45 – 12.30

Financing Solutions for Developers and Other Stakeholders – How to Drive Deployment in Europe?

What finance wants to see from large-scale storage projects.
Length and type of ancillary service contracts required to provide investor confidence.
Retrofitting storage on utility-scale solar sites – a safer investment?
What are the financing needs of digital and storage start-ups

Moderator: James Adams, Managing Director, Alexa Capital 

Panelists:
Dr Hermann Rothfuchs, Partner, Bird & Bird
Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment Leader EMEA, Eaton
Timmy Köhler, Associate Vice President, Energy Storage Infrastructure, SUSI Partners AG
Liam McEneaney, Assistant Underwriter – Renewable energy, AXIS Capital
Dr Philip Comberg, Board Member, NuBryte

12.30 – 13.30

BUSINESS LUNCH AND 1:1 NETWORKING

13.30 – 13.45 Packaging Dozens of Services into One Contract (And One App?): O&M, Residual Power Supply,  Aggregation and Finance
Tim Naylor, Director Europe, Envision Digital, EMEA
13.45 – 14.00 Software Eco-Systems Enabling Digitalising of Solar & Storage in our Energy System
Carlos Guerrero, Team manager of Grids & Markets, 3E
THE ROLE OF UTILITIES IN AN ENERGY SYSTEM BASED ON FLEXIBLE RENEWABLES, STORAGE & DIGITALISATION
14.00 – 14.15 Exclusive Expert Insights: Implementing and Monetising Solar & Storage Applications 
Marianne Boust, Manager Energy & Utilities, Capgemini
14.15 – 14.30 How Could Blockchain Technology Affect Solar Power Generation and the Energy System? 
Luc Graré, CEO, toomuch.energy  
14.30 – 14.45 Digital O&M: Optimising Management of Utility – Scale Solar Plants  
Massimiliano Pili, Country Manager, Alectris 

14.45 – 15.15

COFFEE BREAK AND 1:1 NETWORKING

SOLAR VISION: LONG TERM PERSPECTIVE FOR SOLAR, STORAGE AND COMPLEMENTARY TECHNOLOGIES
15.15 – 15.30 

Grid Architecture Today and Tomorrow – The Role of Solar, Storage and Digitalisation 
Mathilde Lallemand, Strategy & Communications Advisor, ENTSO-E

15.30 – 16.15

The Future of the Energy Sector Driven by Flexible Power Generation, Storage and Digitalisation in Europe  

Where does the European energy industry head in 2017 and beyond?
Defining an action plan for sustainable and smart solar & storage deployment in Europe.
Smart energy security: could storage and digitalisation solve security of supply concerns?

Moderator: Bruce Douglas, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe

Panelists:
Dr Juergen Reinert, COO/CTO, SMA
Dr Benedikt Ortmann, CEO, BayWa r.e.
Dr Andreas Schröter, Executive Vice President, DNV GL – Energy
Dr Frank Amend, Head of Battery & Hybrid Power Systems, Innogy

16.15 – 16.30

Concluding Remarks & Grand Roundup of Conference
Bruce Douglas, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe

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