2022 Strategic Summit Agenda

Plenary: Realize New Opportunities, Build the Future

09:10

15 mins

[Keynote] Solar Energy in the EU Climate and Energy Policy

Lukasz Kolinski
Head of Unit for Renewables and Energy System Integration Policy
Directorate-General for Energy

European Commission

09:25

15 mins

[Guest of Honor] Spotlight on Spain
  • Translating Spain’s sustainability goals into concrete business strategy

09:40

40 mins

[Panel] Large-scale Solar - Creating a Thriving Pan-Europe Business Environment
  • Meeting key opportunities and challenges in the grid parity era

Moderator:

Dr. Roland Roesch
Deputy Director at the Innovation and Technology Center
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Panelist:

Robert Navarro
Managing Director, Iberia
RWE Renewables

Tara Reale
Head of Business Development, UK & Ireland
Lightsource BP

Anton Milner
CEO
ib vogt (Reserved)

10:20

40 mins

[Panel] The Cost of Decarbonization – How We Hit 100% Green with Customers in Center
  • Examining the role of utility as the key enabler for future decarbonization & energy market design

  • Grid management: the art of balance

  • Building the supporting infrastructure

David Šafář
Member of the Board
E.ON CZ

11:00

40 mins

[Panel] Powering the Commercial & Industrial Sector with Solar PV in Europe
  • The role of electrification and digitalization

  • More application scenarios

  • Energy storage in accelerating C&I adoption of solar

Paula Santos
Self-Consumption Director
UNEF

Giuseppe Artizzu
CEO

NHOA Energy (ENGIE EPS)

Solar + Storage Europe

14:00

40 mins

 [Panel] Stability & Profitability: The Pathway to Commercializing Energy Storage
  • How energy storage can help solar projects integrate into the grid

  • Case studies on storage improvements to the solar production

Fabio Spucches
Global Head of Project Development, RSD BU
MYTILINEOS

14:40

40 mins

[Panel] Innovation Projects – Making Facilities Multifunctional: Hybridization with Storage, Agriculture, and Hydro
  • Being more efficient with comprehensive projects

  • Integration with storage systems, agriculture, hydro, etc.

  • How to fully utilize the resources and maximize the synergies

Vladimir Tabutov
Founder, CEO
Hecsolar

Coffee Break

15:50

20 mins

[Q&A] Boom or Gloom? - Two Wildly Different Perspectives on Big Batteries in Grid
  • Standalone grid-connected projects or co-located and hybrid projects?" Through 1-1 Q&A, the session examines investor's perspective and appetites for both types.

Alex O' Cinneide
CEO
Gore Street Capital, UK

16:10

20 mins

[Innovation Box A] Optimizing Battery Storage Systems

16:30

50 mins

[Debate] Which Makes a Better Case in 2030: Solar to Battery or Solar to Hydrogen?
  • An interesting deliberation on which will be the optimal energy storage solution for renewables. In debating, there will be two teams of three speakers – the Battery team and the Electrolysis team. Both technologies are expected to reach commercialization by 2030.

Team Battery: 

Felipe Hernández
Managing Director
FRV X

Team Hydrogen:

Afkenel Schipstra
Senior Vice President Hydrogen Business Development
ENGIE

Quirin Busse
Investment Director
Encavis AG