2 March 2016 - Pre-conference dinner and drinks - exclusively accessible for utilities and sponsors

Energy storage solutions providers will meet with potential customers & energy utilities in an informal setting over dinner and drinksexclusive to invited guests. 


3 March 2016 - Conference
08.30 /// Registration and Coffee

09.15 /// Opening Chairman

EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA
Session 1 - Overview & Market Update
09.30 /// Lecture - Energy Storage Market in Europe
  • Current and future market position, what are the competitive business models?
  • Important market trends and their impact
  • The biggest barriers and challenges for the market
MARIANNE BOUST
PRINCIPAL ANALYST - IHS TECHNOLOGY
09.50 /// Panel - Commercial Opportunities for Solar + Storage
  • Which segment drives market development?
  • Which application type will be leading? (centralized vs. distributed)
  • What is the impact of regulation?
  • Critical prerequisites for success

MODERATOR:
FLORIAN MAYR
PRINCIPAL /// APRICUM
MARCO D'ALIMONTE
REGIONAL MANAGER /// TESLA ENERGY
ALEX O'CINNEIDE
CEO /// GORE STREET CAPITAL
LUIGI LANUZZA
HEAD ENERGY STORAGE INNOVATION /// EGP
10.35 /// Networking & Coffee
Session 2 - In Depth: Profitable Business Models
11.15 /// Lecture - SOLARWATT = From a pure PV panel manufacturer to a decentralized system provider
  • Market dynamics and influence on PV strategy
  • The value of energy storage applications
PETER BACHMANN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR /// SOLARWATT GMBH
11.40 /// Panel - Monetising Solar + Storage Business Models
  • Where are the revenue opportunities?
  • What models will work best?
  • Who owns and/or controls energy storage
  • What are the added values, and for who?

MODERATOR:
EVELINE JANSEN
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BESTAUX
FOUNDER /// ALINEA SOLAR
ELIANO RUSSO
VICE PRESIDENT BATTERY STORAGE /// E.ON
PETER BACHMANN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR /// SOLARWATT GMBH
GIULIO BELLIZIA
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR /// INFRARED CAPITAL PARTNERS
12.20 /// Lecture - Grid Scale Storage: Competitive Business Models in the USA
  • Storage hype versus reality 2016
  • The quest for bankable business models
  • Lessons learned and the future of storage
TOM LEYDEN
VICE PRESIDENT ENERGY STORAGE DEPLOYMENT /// SUN EDISON
12.40 /// Roundtable Lunch & Networking

Choose to join 1 of 4 round table discussions during lunch, where you will meet peers and partners with similar interests. Each table will be moderated by an expert and key takeaways will be collected.

Session 3 - In Depth: Funding Solar + Storage
14.00 /// Lecture - How to Finance Solar + Storage
  • Are banks willing to provide loans?
  • How to get recovery on assets
  • Storage on the commercial market
  • What are the available financing options?
GERARD REID
FOUNDER /// ALEXA CAPITAL
14.20 /// Panel - The Vision of Financiers and Investors on Solar + Storage
  • What are the current investment strategies
  • What is the investment risk
  • Structuring fundable battery deals
  • Industry insights

MODERATOR:
EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA
LAURI LEPIK
PROJECT FINANCING ADVISOR /// YOUNICOS
ASIF RAFIQUE
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SUSI PARTNERS
MICHELE APPENDINO
CHAIRMAN /// SOLAR VENTURES
SALVATORE SCAGLIARINI
MANAGEMENT ADVISOR /// HORIZON2020
15.10 /// Lecture - The value of storage and making storage bankable
  • Report World Energy Council on solar + storage
  • Solar + storage project expertise DNV GL
  • GRIDSTOR for bankability of solar + storage projects

MARTIJN HUIBERS
CONSULTANT / PROJECT MANAGER /// DNV GL
15.40 /// Networking & Coffee
Session 4 - Future + Outlook
16.20 /// Lecture - Bring in The Debt! Navigating Cost of Capital
  • Debt market dynamics
  • When will US consumers begin exit the utilities?
COLIN RUSCH
MANAGING DIRECTOR & SR ANALYST /// OPPENHEIMER
16.45 /// Panel - Market Forecast
  • Where to invest/get a project in the European storage market
  • How will future business models be financed?
  • Energy storage costs coming down
  • Regulatory framework and challenges to the role of storage in Europe

MODERATOR:
EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA
JONATHAN COHEN
PRINCIPLE ASSOCIATE /// EVERSHEDS
COLIN RUSCH
MANAGING DIRECTOR & SR ANALYST /// OPPENHEIMER
JINHO HUH
SALES MANAGER /// LG CHEM
ALEXANDRE TORREELE
HEAD OF STRATEGY & INNOVATION /// ELIA
17.30 /// Closing Remarks

17.45 /// Drinks

18.30 /// Dinner (open to all participants, upon registration)