PROGRAM /// DAY 1
19 NOVEMBER 2019
DAY 1
08:30Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 Opening by Conference Chairman
Session 1 - Opening
09:15Trends and Processes Shaping the PV market in the MENA region
10:00Defining and Understanding Solar Asset Management
  • • Scope of work and responsibilities
  • • Recent Developments and Trends in service offerings
  • • Looking at the AM in the long-term perspective
10:45 MORNING COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 - Project Bankability & Quality Assurance
11:30Risk Assessment and Mitigation at the Early Stages
  • • Importance of Quality Components for long-term OPEX optimization
  • • Benefits of planning for O&M during the design and construction phase
  • • Defining the best approaches to risk assessment
12:15Finding the optimal model between different stakeholders (Owner, EPC, O&M contractor)
  • • Mitigating risk by choosing the right business partner
  • • Key elements and characteristics of a well-structured O&M contract
  • • Defining the critical measurements of success based on case studies
13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH
Session 3 - Performance Engineering & Maintenance
14:30How to assess and monitor solar power plant performance
  • • Root causes for system underperformance
  • • How to choose the crucial KPIs for performance models
  • • Standardizing the performance models across assets
  • • Common mistakes to avoid in measuring performance
15:15Defining the Optimal Maintenance Cycle
  • • How to reduce costs while maintaining the optimal site performance
  • • Untapped opportunities for advanced analytics
  • • Translating data into actionable operation and maintenance recommendations
16:00 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
Session 4 - Innovative Asset Management and O&M
16:45Digitalization and Automation of the O&M Space
  • • Currently available, cost-effective solutions
  • • Comparing different service offerings based on site-specific conditions
  • • Reflecting on key limitations in the region and potential mitigation strategies
17:45Closing Words
18:00 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER (additional registration required)
Keynote Panel Discussion
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
19 NOVEMBER 2019