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Solar Asset Management North America


26-27 March 2019 - San Francisco

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Solar Asset Management North America


26-27 March 2019 - San Francisco

The 6th annual edition of Solar Asset Management North America will take place on 26 & 27 March 2019 in San Francisco

The leading conference focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios

On 13 and 14 March 2018, Solarplaza hosted the 5th annual edition of the leading conference dedicated to the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios. Covering technical and financial topics, which range from performance optimization to refinancing and secondary market. Learn from 90+ speakers and network with 500+ attendees representing the leading service providers, asset/portfolio managers, IPPs, utilities, investors, developers and advisors active in the North American solar market.

 
Key characteristics

THE must-attend event fully dedicated to the operational phase of PV assets

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500+ attendees, representing the value chain from service provider to asset manager and investor

90+ leading experts on stage sharing their vision, expertise and experience

40+ sponsors and exhibitors profiling themselves and their leading products/services

 
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Speakers 2018


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Speakers 2018


PAUL ZAVESOFF /// DIRECTOR OF ASSET MANAGEMENT - NRG RENEWABLES
Paul is a director of asset management responsible for the P&L and commercial management of the NRG Renewables portfolio of over 1.6GW of utility wind and solar projects. He has 19 years of asset management, finance and business development in renewable energy and power. Prior to NRG, Paul was a vice president of finance at Ram Power, Corp., a geothermal energy startup, where he directed corporate and project finance activities. Prior to it, he served as a deputy director responsible for business development at Ormat Technologies, Inc., a geothermal power developer and operator. Prior to that, Paul held various other positions at Ormat, including an asset manager responsible for all Ormat’s projects in the United States. He holds a BA in Political Sciences from Tel Aviv University and a MBA from Ben Gurion University.
PAUL ZAVESOFF
DIRECTOR OF ASSET MANAGEMENT /// NRG RENEWABLES
BRYAN BANKE /// ASSET MANAGEMENT - ENERPARC
Bryan Banke is responsible for the performance, both operational and financial, of all Enerparc, Inc. U.S. assets. Enerparc is a privately held company based in Hamburg, Germany. It provides solar EPC services across 19 countries and owns 1GW as a solar IPP.
Mr. Banke is an early creator of standardized operating policies and procedures in the management of solar asset portfolios, and his ideas and extensive knowledge of real world operations have been published and presented before numerous industry conferences and working groups. Prior to joining the Enerparc family, Bryan managed NRG Energy’s Distributed Generation portfolios before assuming control of the solar and wind operations for Renewable Energy Trust Capital.
BRYAN BANKE
ASSET MANAGEMENT /// ENERPARC
ARTHUR HAUBENSTOCK /// GENERAL COUNSEL & VP - 8MINUTENERGY
A short bio will follow soon...
ARTHUR HAUBENSTOCK
GENERAL COUNSEL & VP /// 8MINUTENERGY
CHUCK SMITH /// EVP O&M SALES & SOLUTIONS - SMA
Chuck Smith is the executive vice president of Global Operations and Maintenance Sales and Solutions for SMA Solar Technology AG, headquartered in Germany. In this role, he is responsible for establishing SMA as the solar industry’s leading O&M service provider across all commercial and utility PV product and market segments. Smith’s duties include global O&M business strategy development and leadership, sales, solution and process innovation, and talent acquisition. He also drives customer loyalty and seamlessly aligns SMA O&M Sales and Solutions with all other company business functions (strategy, technology, operations, finance, legal and human resources) and business units (commercial, utility and off-grid/hybrid).
Smith joined SMA in 2010 as the senior manager of SMA’s North American service operations and quickly moved up the ranks to his current position. Before that, he spent 25 years with Hewlett-Packard in Roseville, California, where he held numerous senior management positions leading various global service and research and development teams.
Smith received a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from the DeVry Institute of Technology in Columbus, Ohio. He then went on to earn master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Columbia, Maryland, and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program, a joint venture of Columbia University in New York and the University of California, Berkeley.
CHUCK SMITH
EVP O&M SALES & SOLUTIONS /// SMA
AMANDA BYBEE /// CEO - AMICUS O&M
Ms. Bybee has worked in the solar industry since 2003, first promoting renewable energy policy in Austin, TX while at Public Citizen, and then at Meridian Energy Systems, before finding her home at Namasté Solar. Ms. Bybee joined Namasté Solar in January 2006 as an early member of the team and held numerous roles over her 11 years, from technical sales & design to business development. While there, she worked to obtain a federal charter for a unique financial institution that funds clean energy products and services: Clean Energy Credit Union (www.cleanenergycu.org). This was only the 17th federal charter issued since 2010, and the first in the state of Colorado for over 30 years. She continues to serve as a volunteer on the Supervisory Committee of the credit union. Additionally, in 2016, she helped earn an award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to found the Amicus O&M Cooperative (www.AmicusOM.com). The O&M Cooperative brings together a network of providers across the country to provide coordinated services for geographically distributed portfolios. She now serves as its CEO, and is committed to the mission “to ensure that solar PV fulfills its promise as a responsible and reliable energy source, for generations to come.” She obtained a BA in English and French from the University of Texas at Austin, and through solar, has found her “inner engineer.”
AMANDA BYBEE
CEO /// AMICUS O&M
CEDRIC BREHAUT /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOLICHAMBA
Cedric Brehaut is an expert in the monitoring and operations & maintenance of PV systems with extensive experience in the solar industry and over thirteen years in Silicon Valley. After seven years spent developing, managing and marketing security software products, Cedric joined the solar industry in 2007 as a director of product management for SunEdison and was a key contributor to the development and growth of the company’s services business unit. During Cedric’s tenure, SunEdison created and launched a new suite of turnkey services for PV plants, including managed monitoring, operations & maintenance, billing, and asset management services. Cedric also acted as the business development leader for these products. In 2011, he established SoliChamba Consulting and began offering consulting services to various firms in the solar industry. Cedric authors the solar industry's most comprehensive reports on PV monitoring and operations & maintenance (O&M) markets, published by GTM Research: 'Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players’, 'Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management: Services, Markets and Competitors’, and ‘U.S. Distributed PV O&M and Asset Management'. Cedric also speaks at conferences and events around the globe, from Milan to San Francisco.
CEDRIC BREHAUT
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLICHAMBA
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Program 2018


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Program 2018


Program Outline - Day 1

Session 1
• Opening by conference Chairman
• Opening keynote
• The end of uncertainty: Tax reform and trade case aftermath

Session 2A

• Innovating residential O&M
• Effective transition management as key to protecting a fleet of PV systems

Session 2B

• Advanced OPEX modelling
• Small to mid-size O&M Service Providers and Asset Owners synergies

Session 2C

• Clarity from above: Measuring the Drone Opportunity for Solar Assets
• Successful identification, investigation, and remediation of under-performing sites

Session 3A

• Onboarding portfolios with vast data sets: utility & distributed solar, lessons learnt
• Cost-effective management of a large and distributed solar portfolio

Session 3B

• Shedding light on Warranty Claim Procedures
• Risk mitigation and protection strategies from the owner’s perspective

Session 3C

• First lessons regarding O&M and Asset Management for storage
• Use cases for successful solar plus storage deployments
Session 4
• Vision on market opportunities and challenges of competitive unsubsidized solar
• PPA Developments and Future Outlook

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Program Outline - Day 2

Session 5
• Opening by conference Chairman
• Market developments in the AM and O&M space in the USA
• Strategies for growing portfolios

Session 6A

• Applying pattern matching in diagnostics: The ultimate value proposition
• Soiling strategies and new developments

Session 6B

• Solar Risk Management: What is It and Why It Matters to Investors, Sponsors, & Asset Managers
• Production Insurance and its Role in Stabilizing Project Revenues

Session 6C

• Curtailment impact on Energy Services
• Developments on the grid and their effect on Solar

Session 7A

• Repowering: What Is It and How Does It Impact the Bottom Line?
• Repowering: The Impact of components in the long term plan

Session 7B

• Cybersecurity: Understanding and mitigating the risks

Session 7C

• Lessons learned in M&A of North American Solar assets
• Turning the eyes towards an upcoming market: Mexico

Session 8
• Closing panel: Strategies to face the next challenges in O&M and AM
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Sponsors & Partners 2019


     

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Sponsors & Partners 2019


     

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXHIBITING AND SPONSORSHIP
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'Solar Asset Management North America' is a unique, yearly (now going into its 6th year) conference and exhibition that offers a wealth of opportunities to build and promote your brand towards a focused target group.

Options include:

  • Visibility at the leading event of its kind in North America
  • On- and offline brand promotion through the event campaign
  • Facilitated 1-on-1 meetings
  • Limited number of compact exhibition booth spaces
  • Two days of unparalleled networking opportunities with all relevant service providers, operators, IPP's, utilities, asset managers and financial stakeholders

Sponsor and exhibiting spaces are limited, so make sure you reach out in time.

For more information, please contact Jens van der Laan through jens@solarplaza.com.

FLOORPLAN 2018
CONTACT

Account Manager
Jens van der Laan

Tel: +31 10 302 7910
Mail: jens@solarplaza.com

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SPONSORS
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Webinars


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Webinars


PAST WEBINAR
#1: Advanced data analytics and aerial inspections for portfolio asset optimization

20 February 2018 - 09:00am PST - 12:00pm EST - 6:00pm CET


In this webinar Rob Andrews, CEO of Heliolytics and Hugo Lapie, Director of Sales of QOS will discuss different cases of investigation using real-time data, aerial inspections, and prediction tools to identify issues, improve diagnosis and shorten resolution times. 
 


ROB ANDREWS /// CEO - HELIOLYTICS
Rob is the CEO of Heliolytics, a performance analytics company specializing in aerial Module Level Thermal Audits (MLTA) and aerial remote sensing for PV system performance analysis. Rob received a PhD from Queen's University specializing is PV system performance modelling and optimization and has worked with groups internationally to optimize PV performance and integrate new technologies. Rob has multiple publications in the PV sector, focusing on performance modelling and prediction.
ROB ANDREWS
CEO /// HELIOLYTICS
HUGO LAPIE /// DIRECTOR OF SALES - QOS ENERGY
Hugo has been working in the Renewable Energy industry for 4 years. First in Europe where he experienced the fast growth of the market and then in the U.S. where he started this new market for QOS Energy. QOS Energy powers Qantum®, a unique hardware-agnostic performance management software solution that seamlessly gathers data from any plant monitoring system, such as databases, SCADA systems or data loggers and then transforms the data into comprehensive analytics (dashboard, KPIs, alertes, SLAs…) using the latest cloud computing and machine learning techniques. Qantum® is currently used in more than 5 000 facilities worldwide representing over 6 GW of renewable power.

Prior to that Hugo received a BBA (Audencia) and attended an Architecture school where he developed his passion for urbanism and sustainability.
He enjoys the operation side of the solar industry and is willing to make sure that data analytics helps optimize assets.
HUGO LAPIE
DIRECTOR OF SALES /// QOS ENERGY
PAST WEBINAR
#2: How Sophisticated Data Solutions are transforming the O&M Landscape

27 February 2018 - 09:00am PST - 12:00pm EST - 6:00pm CET


Ben Hansen, Sr. Manager for Global O&M Service Solutions at SMA America and Peter Kobliska, Director Business Development of GreenPowerMonitor will discuss how effective data gathering, organization and presentation are enabling a more efficient O&M strategy.


BEN HANSEN /// SENIOR MANAGER, GLOBAL O&M SERVICE SOLUTIONS - SMA
Ben Hansen is the Senior Manager for Global O&M Service Solutions at SMA America, the U.S. subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG. In this role, Hansen leads project management efforts to design the O&M solutions that SMA offers around the globe. Prior to joining SMA, Hansen worked extensively in the construction and technology industries with companies such as AT&T and Cisco Systems. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University and a Project Management Certificate from The George Washington University.
BEN HANSEN
SR. MGR, GLOBAL O&M SERVICE SOL. /// SMA
PETER KOBLISKA /// DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - GREENPOWERMONITOR
Peter has been working in the solar industry since 2010. For the past three and a half years he has been leading GreenPowerMonitor to become a national powerhouse in the renewable monitoring and SCADA space. GreenPowerMonitor focuses on utility and commercial projects in both solar and wind, which expands over 16GW of active renewable projects under management. He started consulting for a solar firm in San Jose, CA called Twelfth Street Power & Light. Before his current position, Mr. Kobliska worked as the Regional Sales Manager for Draker and expanded their portfolio by 2x along the western US. Peter brings technical expertise in SCADA hardware, software, operations, and commissioning. He leverages this knowledge to help his customers maximize their site performance and optimize the operations of their portfolios.
PETER KOBLISKA
DIRECTOR BUS DEV /// GREENPOWERMONITOR
PAST WEBINAR
#3: Asset Intelligence: The Right Digital Tools for the Right Job

6 March 2018 - 10:00am PST - 13:00pm EST - 19:00pm CET


Etienne Lecompte, CEO of Powerhub, and James Pagonis, Director at Powerhub, will explain what to look for when navigating your digital toolbox and highlight how to create a platform for growth through information and not just data.
 


ETIENNE LECOMPTE /// CEO - POWERHUB
Etienne Lecompte is a recognized leader and entrepreneur in renewable energy, software development, and regulatory compliance. After founding and building Local Content Assurance Bureau (LCAB) into one of the most respected renewable energy compliance consultancy firms in Ontario, Canada, he started PowerHub. PowerHub is redefining asset management for the renewable energy industry. His vision is that managing portfolios of assets should be easy. Etienne has worked on over 8 GW of wind and solar projects in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and is continuing to actively participate in the growth of the renewable energy sector.
ETIENNE LECOMPTE
CEO /// POWERHUB
JAMES PAGONIS /// DIRECTOR - POWERHUB
A recognized leader and experience solar energy expert, James has worked on hundreds of renewable energy projects across the globe. After being instrumental in developing, constructing and operating some of the first solar projects in Ontario, James is now actively engaged in simplifying asset management for the industry. James is one of the early drivers behind the development and launch of PowerHub: a simple, cloud-based Asset Management solution designed to help renewable energy asset owners manage their projects. He continues to be responsible for product development at PowerHub.
James holds a B.Sc. from Royal Roads University.
JAMES PAGONIS
DIRECTOR /// POWERHUB
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Resources


     

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Whitepaper ///Current & Future Artificial Intelligence Applications
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The latest advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have ushered a new era driven by automation. If the mantra of solar is that “The fuel is free; let’s reduce other costs”, artificial intelligence powered solutions can be the holy grail solar has been seeking. Learn more about the current implications and uses of AI in the solar industry.

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Whitepaper /// Soiling: origins, measurements, analysis & solutions
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Many elements determine the optimum output in a PV module, one of which is the concept of soiling. Soiling occurs as a result of dirt, dust and other particles covering the surface of the PV panels. Although soiling cannot be prevented, its negative effects can be mitigated by dint of deploying dust-repellent agents and instruments. This complimentary white paper provides an overview of the current knowledge and practices around soiling. 

Download the white paper

Whitepaper /// Peril of Smart Solar and Cybersecurity Measures
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This complimentary 10-page white paper provides a brief, yet comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of cyberattacks & cybersecurity in the energy sector, the implications and considerations for asset managers and the current practices and research regarding cybersecurity measures.

Download the white paper

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Previous Editions


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Previous Editions


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 100 events in over more than 30 countries. Within that line-up, the Solar Asset Management conference series is a global range of events fully dedicated to Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management and all other technical and financial topics in the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.

With highly successful editions in North America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018), Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Asia(2015, 2016, 2017,2018) and Latin America (2016, 2017), the series is establishing an important position around the world, following the maturation of international solar markets.

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Registration


     

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Registration - Solar Asset Management North America

26-27 March 2019 /// San Francisco, USA


Register to join over 500 other attendees at Solar Asset Management North America (26-27 March 2019, San Francisco). Please feel free to get in touch with us directly at registrations@solarplaza.com, in case of any issues or questions regarding registration. We look forward to meeting you in San Francisco!

PRICING & DISCOUNTS
Very Early Bird Prices
Until 13 December 2018
Early Bird Prices
Until 21 February 2019
Regular prices
Until 25 March 2019
At the door
1-day ticket$835$995$1,075$1,135
2-day ticket$1,390$1,650$1,790$1,890
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About Solarplaza


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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


"TO POSITIVELY IMPACT THE WORLD BY ACCELERATING THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION"

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  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK


Contact us

LEAD PROJECT MANAGER
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For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Kostis Tzanakakis
Tel: +31 103027903
+1 415 530 1968
Mail: kostis@solarplaza.com

ACCOUNT MANAGER
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For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Jens van der Laan
Tel: +31
10 3027910
Mail: jens@solarplaza.com

PARTNERSHIPS MARKETEER
 
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For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912
Mail: irene@solarplaza.com