THE PROGRAMME

5 NOVEMBER

Registrations and coffee

Room: auditorium

Welcome speech:

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

Michael Schmela

Executive Advisor and Head of Market Intelligence, SolarPower Europe



Keynote speech:

Ditte Juul Jørgensen

Director General for Energy, DG Energy, European Commission

Room: auditorium

The European solar market is expected to grow very strong this year and add around 20 GW, that’s more than any other power generation technology. The panel will discuss the following questions: Why solar needs to play a much larger role in Europe as soon as possible? What’s needed to provide rapid and sustainable growth of low-cost solar power in Europe? What’s the role energy storage has to play to support solar’s growth today and tomorrow?


Input presentation:

Markus Höhner

Founder and CEO, EuPD Research and Hoehner Research & Consulting Group

Moderator:

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

Panel:

Eva Chamizo Llatas

President, EASE

Laurent Schmitt

General Secretary, ENTSO-E

Markus Höhner

Founder and CEO, EuPD Research and Hoehner Research & Consulting Group

Matthias Taft

Chairman of Management Board, BayWa r.e.

Adri Pols

Vice President Global Business Development, Sonnen

With a little help from some friends: digitalisation & artificial intelligence – choosing the right tools to manage a distributed solar-powered Europe


Room: auditorium


IOT, big data and analytics are revolutionising the energy sector. For solar, digitalisation holds the promise of a smarter energy system, supporting the penetration of distributed solar and opening the door to innovative & high-added value business models.

 

Input presentation:

 

Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL – Energy

Keynote Speaker:

 

Hariram Subramanian

CTO Fusion solar solutions, Huawei

Moderator:

 

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Marianne Boust

Director Energy Transition, Cap Gemini Invent

Panel:

 

Frauke Thies

Executive Director, smartEN

Hariram Subramanian

CTO Fusion solar solutions, Huawei

First Solar Mitarbeiterportrait (10.04.19) in Frankfurt am Main
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Stefan Degener

Managing Director / Vice President Business Development Europe & Africa, First Solar

Leonardo Botti

Global Head of Product Management, ABB

Ditlev Engel

CEO, DNV GL- Energy on the panel

Ticket to ride: solar mobility – Digital solar & storage’s role in the transport sector transformation


Room: Sylva


Digital & storage hold the key to a solar-powered mobility. But are we talking only EV’s ? This sessions explores the challenges of solar mobility across different transport modes – boats, trains, planes – and brings forward the experience from leading actors across Europe.

 

Input presentation:

 

Paul Van Hemeldonck

Project Manager & Electrical Engineer, Agoria Solar Team

Christelle Verstraeten

Presentation of the Solar Mobility report, Senior Director for European Policy, Chargepoint

Moderator:

 

Naomi Chevillard

Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Panel:

 

Christelle Verstraeten

Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Amit Larom

VP & Regional General Manager Western Europe, SolarEdge Technologies

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Geert De Cock

Electricity & Energy manager, Transport & Environment

Fathi Tlatli

Global Automotive Sector President, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation (CSI)

Paul Van Hemeldonck

Project Manager & Electrical Engineer, Agoria Solar Team

Come together: sector coupling – How digital solar & storage will change the energy sector beyond power, bridging 2020 to 2030 and towards a carbon neutral Europe in 2050

 

Room: auditorium

This session will look at the potential of sector coupling, the integration of the various energy consumption sectors with the energy sector.

 

Input presentation:

 

Christian Breyer

Professor, LUT University

Moderator:

 

Aurélie Beauvais

Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Panel:

 

Christian Breyer

Professor, LUT University

Kristina Haverkamp

Managing Director, DENA

Thomas Ringer

Head of Solutions and Product Management Team, Fronius International

Florian Ermacora

Head of Wholesale Markets; electricity and gas, European Commission

We can work it out: blockchain & solar – What comes after the initial hype?

 

Room: Sylva

In this session, participants will learn how various companies across the globe are using the Energy Web Chain—the open-source blockchain developed by Energy Web Foundation (EWF)—to deploy state-of-the-art solutions for renewable energy and electric vehicle markets. Panelists will showcase their respective company’s digital, blockchain-based solutions, then discuss the business value these solutions unlock and the
near-term opportunities and challenges.
Learning objectives:

•Observe how different companies across the globe are using blockchain technology to build innovative types of digital solutions for renewable energy, electric vehicle, and other distributed energy resource markets—using the specific example of Energy Web Origin.

•Understand the business value that these solutions are unlocking for these companies and their customers.

•Evaluate the near-term opportunities and challenges for developing and rolling out new solutions like those showcased for customers.

 

Input presentation: Overview on the European Commission’s Work on Blockchain and Energy

 

Cristobal Irazoqui

Policy Officer Energy, European Commission

Moderator:

 

Meerim Ruslanova

Regulatory Analyst, Energy Web Foundation

Panel:

 

Loic Tilman

Head of Group Innovation, Elia Group

Ole Langniß

CEO & Co-Owner, Oli Systems

Thierry Mathieu

Co-Founder, TEO

Cristobal Irazoqui

Policy Officer Energy, European Commission

Room: auditorium

In this session, the finalists of our Digital Solar Start-up Award 2019 will present their business proposals to a jury, which will put the candidates to the test, after which the audience will pick the winner.

 

Keynote speech:

 

Mechthild Wörsdörfer

Director, IEA

Moderator:

 

Michael Schmela

Executive Advisor and Head of Market 

Intelligence, SolarPower Europe

Jury:

 

Laurent Mikolajczak

Cofounder, BeeFounders

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Natalie Samovich

Head of Research and Innovation, Enercoutim/AIOTI

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Signe Antvorskov Krag

Global Development Leader, IKEA

 

Stefan Müller

Co-Founder, Enerparc

Michael Schmela

Executive Advisor and Head of Market 

Intelligence, SolarPower Europe

Read more about the Restaurant here.

 

 

6 NOVEMBER

Registrations and coffee

The long & winding road: utility 4.0 – How to do business with pro & consumers in a digital solar world


Room: Auditorium

The session will discuss energy suppliers strategies to master the transformation to a digital and distributed clean energy world

 

Keynote speech:

 

Diego Díaz
Diego Díaz

Head of New Ventures & Technology Prospects, Iberdrola

Moderator:

 

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Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO, SolarPower Europe

Panel:

 

Vincent Minier
Vincent Minier

VP Global Energy Public Policy, Schneider Electric

Diego Díaz
Diego Díaz

Head of New Ventures & Technology Prospects, Iberdrola

Stefan Müller

Co-founder, Enerparc

Paul Kreutzkamp

CEO, Next Kraftwerke Benelux

Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets

Room: Sylva

In this session, we will launch a new report on “Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets”, which discusses the potential digital solar applications and business models in new and emerging markets, such as solar-based microgrids, demand forecasting, pay-as-you-go for solar and blockchain.

 

Moderator:

 

Merce Labordena

Senior Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Panel:

 

Jens Jæger

Policy & Business Development Manager (Asia), Alliance for Rural Electrification

Dirk Kaisers

Segment Leader Distributed Energy Management EMEA, EATON

Eveline Jansen

Outreach and Impact Manager, GOGLA

 
Pascal Wehrli

Senior Manager, Smart Energy Solutions, Envision Digital Europe

Eric Quiring

Public Affairs Specialist, SMA

Strawberry fields forever: How to enable true solar cities today


Room: Auditorium

How cities can be fully powered by distributed and centralised renewable energies today

 

Keynote speech:

 

Benoit Hellings

Vice Mayor, City of Brussels

Moderator:

 

Eckhart K. Gouras

Managing Director, pv magazine

Input Presentation – Renewables in Global Cities Report Preview

 

Rana Adib

Executive Secretary, REN 21

Panel:

 

Benoit Hellings

Vice Mayor, City of Brussels

Claire Roumet
Executive Director, Energy Cities

Eero Ailio
Adviser on Energy Transition and Local Governance, DG Energy, European Commission

Ray Pinto
Digital Transformation Policy Director 
DIGITALEUROPE
Signe Antvorskov Krag

Global Development Leader, IKEA

Rana Adib

Executive Secretary, REN21

Energy Storage for Corporates


Room: Sylva

This workshop aims at showcasing the potential and business value of onsite energy storage for corporates.

Recent technological developments and a steep decrease in costs have opened up large business opportunities for solar & storage. The economic and operational benefits of these solutions are manifold:

• Installing onsite storage systems create value that go beyond cost reduction – it can become a new revenue stream for the company.

• Thanks to smart controls and digitalisation, storage devices today can deliver several services simultaneously, including the provision of remunerative ancillary services to the grids.

 

The workshop will:

 

• Present and discuss case studies and best practices

• Raise awareness in state-of-the-art solar & storage solutions

• Exchange knowledge and experience

• Bring together technology providers and corporate buyers

• Discuss ways to accelerate the uptake of energy storage in the corporate sector

Learn more

 

Moderator:

 

Bruce Douglas

Deputy CEO and COO, SolarPower Europe / Coordinator, RE-Source Platform

Raffaele Rossi

Policy Analyst, SolarPower Europe

Input Presentations:

 

Stefan Tait

Strategy Manager, BayWa re 

Dirk Kaisers

Segment Leader Distributed Energy Management EMEA, Eaton

Saif Islam

Senior Consultant, EuPD Research

Panelists:

 

Evan James Linker

Director of Energy Projects, Lafarge Holcim

Eric Estrade

 Principal Group Supply Chain Manager, Energy & Power Network Infrastructures, Vodafone

Jan-Åke Johnsson

Engineer Leader, Ingka Group

Conference closing

*Invited speaker​