PROGRAM /// DAY 1
17 NOVEMBER 2019
DAY 1
08:30Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 Opening by Conference Chairman
Session 1 - The confines of Solar Asset Management
09:151A: The solar paradigm in the MENA region
  • • MENA Market Outlook
  • • Trends and processes shaping the PV market in the MENA region
  • • Key considerations for O&M and asset management development
09:451B: Defining and Understanding Solar Asset Management
  • • Key responsibilities of Solar Asset Management
  • • How to manage for the full lifetime of solar assets
  • • Recent developments and trends in service offerings
10:30 MORNING COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 - Project Bankability & Quality Assurance
11:152A: Risk assessment and mitigation at the early stages
  • • Elements to consider for long-term OPEX optimization
  • • Benefits of planning for O&M during the design and construction phase
  • • Defining the best approaches to risk assessment in the EPC phase
  • • Local component & tender requirements
12:002B: Finding 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
12:30 NETWORKING LUNCH
Session 3 - Solar Asset Performance Monitoring and Optimisation
14:00How 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
  • • Translating data into actionable O&M recommendations
15:15 AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK
Session 4 - Innovative Asset Management and O&M
16:00Digitalization and automation of the AM / 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
17:00Closing Words
17:15 NETWORKING DRINKS
19:00 NETWORKING DINNER (additional registration required)
Keynote Panel Discussion
PROGRAM /// DAY 1
17 NOVEMBER 2019