PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// 13 MARCH 2019
19:30 Pre-conference networking dinner with tapas and music!
(additional registration for the dinner is required)

ANA LA SANTA
Plaza de Santa Ana 14
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The conference will be both in English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation available at all times!

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// SOLAR MARKET PARITY SPAIN /// 14 MARCH 2019

8:30 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE

Session 1

09:00 Introduction & opening words
09:15 The sun shines on Spain, without subsidies: State of the Market
    This session will provide a big-picture view of the current state of affairs of the Spanish solar market.
  • What has happened since the retroactive tariffs of 2013?
  • What does the future of subsidy-free solar look like?
  • A political, economical, social and technological perspective
JOSÉ DONOSO /// GENERAL DIRECTOR - UNEF
José Donoso has a Bachelor's degree in Economics.
He has been working in the Renewable Sector for more than 30 years.
He started off in the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), where he was the director of the International Department between 1987 and 2001.
From 2001 until 2011 he was Development Director in Gamesa, a Spanish Wind Energy company. Between 2008 and 2011 he was the president of the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE).
In 2012 he becomes General Director of UNEF (Spanish National Photovoltaic Association). He is also President of the Spanish Photovoltaic Technology Platform (Fotoplat) and Member of the Advisory Council of the Organization of Electricity Market (OMEL).
At international level, he is member of the Task 1 of the International Energy Agency and Vicepresident of the Global Solar Council.
Besides, he is professor in the post grade course in Wind Energy of the University Polytechnic of Madrid and in the Master Course of the Industrial Organization School.
JOSÉ DONOSO
GENERAL DIRECTOR /// UNEF
ANTXON OLABE /// ADVISOR TO THE CABINET - MINISTERIO PARA LA TRANSICIÓN ECOLÓGICA
A short bio will follow soon..
ANTXON OLABE
ADVISOR TO THE CABINET /// MINISTERIO PARA LA TRANSICIÓN ECOLÓGICA
09:40 Wholesale electricity prices projections in Spain
    Market parity is achieved partly by the wholesale electricity prices. In this session we’ll aim to uncover the key drivers for these prices in Spain.
  • The effect of the connected Iberian market, higher or lower?
  • Will solar cannibalize on its own success?
  • Key drivers and current trends
  • The carbon price and natural gas effect.
  • Outlook for the future
KIM KEATS/// DIRECTOR - EKON
Mr Kim Keats is a Director at EKON (www.ekonsc.com). Kim started his career in economic consulting at London Economics in 1995 and joined the new London office of ICF International in 2000. Joined IPA Energy + Water Economics in 2007 developing and leading the transaction team based in London until the end of 2014 when he relocated full time to Madrid. Set up the market advisory team at K4K (www.k4kadvisory.com) and linked up EKON as Director for modelling. His primary focus on the preparation of market studies to support and inform financing, refinancing, IPOs and M&A of power, fuel and water desalination projects in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the Americas covering both conventional and renewable generation technologies on behalf of major international project developers, financiers and fuel suppliers. Over the past 17 years, Kim has supported the successful completion of 47GW and 471MIGD of capacity with a transaction value of more than USD32 billion. He has worked in Spain since 1998 advising on a variety of thermal and renewables projects and for different clients.
KIM KEATS
DIRECTOR /// EKON
10:00 Auctions as the solar catalyzer
    More than 4 GW of solar have been awarded in the latest auctions. What is the status?
  • Will they be connected before Dec 31 2019?
  • Status-quo of awarded capacity
  • How to avoid the most common technical and financial hindrances?
  • M&A opportunities
HUGO LUCAS/// HEAD OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS AND CORPORATE STRATEGY - IDAE
Head of the Department of Regulatory Framework and Corporate Strategy for the Energy Transition in the Institute for Energy Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE) of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition. Hugo Lucas is an agronomist from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain (UPM), and Master in the energy sector from the Federal Polytechnic University of Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). Since March 2014, he has been an adjunct professor at the School of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto.

He has 20 years of experience in the private sector, as well as in public and multilateral institutions, working on the design and implementation of support mechanisms for the promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency. He has been deeply involved in the discussions for the European Renewable Energy Directive 2020, as well as in the establishment of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), where he led for four years the direction on Policies, Financing and Knowledge Management. Currently, he is working on the design and implementation of the policies and measures necessary for the fulfillment of the objectives of Spain in terms of the energy transition.

Jefe del Departamento de Marco Regulatorio y Estrategia Corporativa para la Transición Energética en el Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE) del Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica. Hugo Lucas es ingeniero agrónomo por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España (UPM), y Master en el sector energético por la Universidad Politécnica Federal de Lausana, Suiza (EPFL). Desde marzo del 2014 es profesor adjunto en la Facultad de Estudios Ambientales de la Universidad de York en Toronto.

Tiene 20 años de experiencia tanto en el sector privado, como en el público e instituciones multilaterales, trabajando en el diseño e implementación de mecanismos de apoyo para la promoción de las energías renovables y la eficiencia energética. Ha estado profundamente involucrado en las discusiones para la Directiva Europea de Energías Renovables 2020, así como en el establecimiento de la Agencia Internacional de Energías Renovables (IRENA) donde lideró durante cuatro años la dirección sobre Políticas, Financiación y Gestión del Conocimiento. En la actualidad trabaja en el diseño y puesta en marcha de las políticas y medidas necesarias para el cumplimiento de los objetivos de España en materia de transición energética.
HUGO LUCAS
HEAD OF REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS AND CORPORATE STRATEGY /// IDAE
10:25 COFFEE & COOKIE BREAK
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Session 2

11:25 Greenfield development
    Even after the retroactive cuts of 2013, greenfield development has continued in Spain.
  • A new model without subsidies
  • Which geographical areas show the most promise?
  • Securing the right land and permits
  • Implications of unsubsidized era to greenfield development
  • Exit opportunities
BEATRIZ LLORENTE /// HEAD OF M&A AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY - VECTOR CUATRO
Degree in Business Administration and Degree in Law in Icade and MBA in Esade. With more than 10 years of experience in Vector Cuatro, Beatriz Llorente is the Head of M&A and Financial Services, having participated in the analysis, selling, acquisition and financing of green power installations which total more than 4 GW worldwide. Initially she joined the company on the Asset Management business line as responsible for reporting to clients and financing entities on all the projects managed and administered by the company.
MODERATOR
BEATRIZ LLORENTE
HEAD OF M&A AND FINANCIAL ADVISORY /// VECTOR CUATRO
MICHELE APPENDINO /// CHAIRMAN & CEO - SOLAR VENTURES
Graduated from Polytechnic of Turin in Italy with an Electronics Engineering degree; MBA from INSEAD business school (Fontainebleau, France). Worked with Andersen Consulting in Spain and with FMC in California (US). Michele was then a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, in the Milan office (92-96). During this period he was part of the media, retail and fashion practice. In 1997 Michele co-founded Net Partners Ventures, the first venture capital company in Europe focusing exclusively on internet companies, 215 million raised, 30 investments, highest IRR in Europe in the sector, 5 invested companies floated (e.g. Mutui Online and Yoox in Italy). In 2005, Michele founded A.M.E. Ventures, an investment holding focused on early stage companies, which counts several investments at day. AME Ventures has controlling stake in Solar Ventures, which represents Michele's main activity, where he is directly involved as Chairman and CEO. Solar Ventures is an IPP and developer focused on developing, building , financing and managing utility scale PV plants globally, with a strong expertise in Italy, Europe and Emerging Markets, where it has been active since 2007. To date it has developed globally 500 MWp of solar power plants, with more than 280 MWp of plants in Europe. The company stands today as one of the few integrated solar platforms operating in southern Europe.
MICHELE APPENDINO
CHAIRMAN & CEO /// SOLAR VENTURES
BENEDIKT ORTMANN /// HEAD OF BUSINESS AND MANAGING DIRECTOR - BAYWA R.E.
Since 2003, Benedikt Ortmann, PhD, dedicates his career to photovoltaic projects all over the world. Before joining the team at BayWa r.e. in 2011, he built the international project business for SOLON SE, Berlin, from scratch and turned it into a successful and highly profitable business division. His career in the renewable energy business started at S.A.G. Solarstrom AG, Freiburg, where he was CFO from 2003 until 2006.

BayWa r.e. Solar Projects GmbH is one of the TOP 10 solar development companies worldwide, providing greenfield development, turnkey construction, O&M, financing and sales of photovoltaic power plants. The company has installed a solar capacity of more than 1 GW and is a subsidiary of BayWa r.e., a part of the BayWa AG.

Expertise in the renewable energy business
  • Project management
  • Financial engineering
  • Project acquisition and sales
BENEDIKT ORTMANN
HEAD OF BUSINESS AND MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BAYWA R.E.
FLORIAN EDLER /// HEAD OF SPAIN - ENERPARC AG
Since 20 years Florian Edler is involved in the photovoltaic industry. With an engineering background he started in an internationally active system integrator and gathered first experiences in the Spanish market between 2002 – 2006. In 2012 he joined Enerparc and since 2017 he is - based in Madrid - responsible for its activities in Spain focusing on development, implementation and operation of large photovoltaic power plants.
FLORIAN EDLER
HEAD OF SPAIN /// ENERPARC AG
12:00 The beginning of Corporate PPAs
    Corporations to the rescue? In this session we’ll explore how corporates can act as offtakers in Spain and what are the common roadblocks.
  • Corporate appetite to closing long-term PPAs
  • What needs to change to allow for more corporate PPAs?
  • How to copy other countries’ models
  • The importance of the bankability of the offtakers
  • Synthetic vs. physical PPAs
  • What can we learn from wind corporate PPAs?
RAÚL MORALES /// CEO - SOLTEC
aúl Morales is the founder and CEO of Soltec. In over a decade, he has raised Soltec to the top tier as manufacturer and supplier of cost-effective single-axis solar tracking equipment. Along the way, the company has grown to hundreds of employees across the globe with manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, and Spain, as well as offices in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Morales holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Driven by family, part of his successful traction is the passionate and tireless leadership of the company. His technical expertise in machinery and manufacturing design inspires Soltec’s team and drives product success.

Raúl Morales es el fundador y CEO de Soltec. Durante más de una década, ha conducido a Soltec al más alto nivel como fabricante y suministrador de equipamiento de seguidores solares a un eje. Durante este tiempo, la empresa ha crecido hasta tener cientos de empleados por todo el mundo con fábricas en Brasil, China y España, así como oficinas en Argentina, Australia, Chile, Dinamarca, Egipto, India, Israel, Italia, México, Perú y Estados Unidos. Morales está graduado en ingeniería eléctrica e ingeniería mecánica. Con la motivación de su familia, parte de su éxito es el liderazgo apasionado e incansable que ofrece a la empresa. Su pericia técnica en maquinaria y diseño de fabricación inspira a su gran equipo y conduce al éxito de su producto.
MODERATOR
RAÚL MORALES
CEO/// SOLTEC
PABLO OTÍN /// CEO - POWERTIS
Pablo Otín holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Central Lancashire (UK), a Technical Engineering Degree in Industrial Electronics from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) and an Executive-MBA from IEB & Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Mr. Otin garners extensive experience in the renewables industry –including greenfield development, M&A, finance or operations, and a proven track record in building platforms across multiple regions. Mr. Otin began his career building and operating wind farms in Spain (at GAMESA ENERGIA and currently SIEMENS GAMESA), moved into greenfield development of onshore wind across EU (at GAMESA ENERGIA and BP Alternative Energy), and then onto M&A for wind and solar across EU at ALLCO FINANCE GROUP.
Mr. Otin returned to greenfield development and asset operations with GESTAMP SOLAR (currently X-ELIO), where he established the international operations of the firm in Italy (2008) and the U.S. (2009). Mr. Otin led GESTAMP SOLAR North America operations which included greenfield development in California, Vermont, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, New Jersey, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Mexico (Baja California); built x11 projects totaling USD 125m of investment; secured additional PPA contracts for +180 MW and developed a 1+ GW pipeline. Lastly, Mr. Otin had an integral role in the acquisition of GESTAMP SOLAR North America by SOLAR FRONTIER K.K., and supported SOLAR FRONTIER K.K. in the implementation of the GESTAMP SOLAR North America’s portfolio and secured additional 45 MW of PPAs.
After GESTAMP SOLAR, Mr. Otin formed PMOP Consulting LLC through which channel investments and consulting efforts. Among others, Mr. Otin supported two (2) financial institutions: FORESIGHT GROUP, a UK-based independent infrastructure group and one of the largest EU operators; and LIGHTBEAM ELECTRIC COMPANY, a dividend investment vehicle (i.e. YieldCo). Additionally, Mr. Otin co-founded and raised capital for K12 SOLAR, the largest installer in northern California focused on PACE financing for non-profits (with 70+ MW pipeline), became partner in the first solar PV project with a corporate PPA in Mexico (BUNKER ENERGY PARTNERS and project sold in 2016 to BayWa Re) and an investor in SOLIMAR POWER PARTNERS (active in private offtakes in Utah).
Mr. Otin was appointed as VP Emerging Markets at 8minutenergy Renewables in September 2015. 8minutenergy is the largest independent solar PV developer in the U.S., and Mr. Otin lead the international expansion of the firm, which includes operations in India, Bangladesh, Singapore, and selected Latin America markets. Mr. Otin significantly increased 8minutenergy’s market outreach in all these regions and markets, which resulted, among other, with the recognition by the Obama Administration and Prime Minister Modi for 8minutenergy's 4GW commitment to the solar market in India. In October 2018, Mr. Otin co-founded POWERTS, a utility scale solar developer aiming to lead the corporate and bilateral PPA markets in selected EU and Latin America markets.
PABLO OTÍN
CEO /// POWERTIS
ANGELIKA MÖBIUS /// SR. MANAGER STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS - FIRST SOLAR
Angelika Moebius has more than ten years of Solar Industry experience and a strong strategic background. Before she joined First Solar, which is one of the leading global Solar companies, she worked in different positions for Hanwa Q-Cells and Hanergy, and was in the recent years mainly responsible for developing and implementing market- and segment entry strategies. In her current position she is focusing on global Partnerships and Strategic Business Development.
ANGELIKA MÖBIUS
SR. MANAGER STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS /// FIRST SOLAR
12:20 Financing of truly hybrid transactions (merchant + PPA)
    Merchant solar is all the buzz now. However, this comes with certain risks. Can this be minimized with hybrid configurations?
  • The role of banks and institutional investors
  • Is merchant a viable business model in the long run?
  • Regulatory concerns for setting a merchant solar plant
  • The combination of a PPA with a merchant tail
  • Are there enough PPAs for the projected growth?
MANUEL CABRERIZO /// PARTNER - VOLTIQ
Manuel Cabrerizo has more than 20 years international experience in structured finance and investment banking gained with Voltiq and WestLB, globally. During that time he has closed more than 50 financings across sectors and jurisdictions. At Voltiq, he has been particularly active in structuring renewable energy transactions in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Chile and Panamá. He's been involved in landmark transactions such as the project financing of the 146 MWp Laberinto project in Chile's Atacama desert, closed in the summer of 2015.
MODERATOR
MANUEL CABRERIZO
PARTNER /// VOLTIQ
ROGER FONT/// GLOBAL HEAD OF PROJECT FINANCE - BANCO SABADELL
Roger has developed almost all his profesional career in Banco Sabadell and specifically in structured finance. He joined the bank in 2002 and worked for 3 years in the Tourism Unit, then in the Corporate Finance becoming Head of Corporate Finance Barcelona in 2008. In 2013 became the Head of Middle Market Department until January 2019 when he was appointed Head of Project Finance and Specialized Lending Department.
ROGER FONT
GLOBAL HEAD OF PROJECT FINANCE /// BANCO SABADELL
PETRI ISOTALUS/// INVESTMENT DIRECTOR - TAALERI ENERGIA
Petri is Investment Director and a Board Member of Taaleri Energia. He has 15 years of experience in renewable energy (including industrial-scale solar projects) and cleantech investments across Europe and emerging markets. He has Board and Advisory committee experience from renewable energy companies and investment funds.

TAALERI ENERGIA
An energy infrastructure investor and developer
  • Taaleri Energia develops, invests in and manages utility scale wind and solar assets
  • We currently manage a 1 GW portfolio of wind and solar assets in Europe, the US and the Middle East
  • Taaleri Energia is currently investing its fourth renewable energy infrastructure fund
  • Taaleri Energia is part of Taaleri group, listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, with 6 billion EUR under management
PETRI ISOTALUS
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR/// TAALERI ENERGIA
JÖRG HAHN/// HEAD OF SPECIALISED FINANCE - BANKIA
Based in Madrid, Jörg Hahn is Head of Structured Finance at Bankia and responsible for the origination, structuring, execution and distribution of Project and Asset Finance transactions. Jörg has 20+ years of experience in banking with more than 15 years experience of project and structured finance. He joined Bankia in 2006 as a Senior Poject Manager in the Energy & Environment Project Finance team with a focus on the financing of energy projects in Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe and the Americas. Prior to joining Bankia, he spent 10 years with WestLB where he started his banking career holding various positions, mainly in credit risk management and structured finance, in Germany, Madrid and London. Jörg has experience on a wide variety of projects in the energy and infrastructure sector including conventional power, renewable energies (wind, solar PV, CSP), waste to energy, oil & gas, mining, water as well as transpotation and social infrastructure.
JÖRG HAHN
HEAD OF SPECIALISED FINANCE/// BANKIA
13:00 LUNCH
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Session 3

14:30 No stone left unturned: structuring PPAs in Spain
    PPAs are considered the cornerstones in many market parity projects. What makes Spain a unique case?
  • Key things to know about PPAs in Spain (ITC/400/2007)
  • Physical and virtual PPAs possibilities
  • Experience and first-hand lessons
JOSEFIN BERG /// RESEARCH & ANALYSIS MANAGER - IHS MARKIT
Josefin Berg is a Research & Analysis Manager for the Solar & Energy Storage research group, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market. She has been covering the evolution of the European PV market since 2010, with a particular focus on ownership and acquisitions trends.
MODERATOR
JOSEFIN BERG
RESEARCH & ANALYSIS MANAGER /// IHS MARKIT
MIGUEL MARROQUIN /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - OUR NEW ENERGY
A short bio will soon follow...
MIGUEL MARROQUIN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// OUR NEW ENERGY
VERÓNICA ROMANÍ /// PARTNER - GÓMEZ ACEBO & POMBO
A short bio will soon follow...
VERÓNICA ROMANÍ
PARTNER /// GÓMEZ ACEBO & POMBO
CARLOS BENDITO /// FOUNDING PARTNER - AUREA CAPITAL PARTNERS
Carlos is responsible for fund raising, Fund Management and deal sourcing & execution.

Carlos holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics with MA in Development Economics at Univ. Autonoma of Madrid. Masters in International Trade & Investments by the Madrid Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Aurea Capital is an investment and asset management firm, founded in 2013 by a group of technical and financial professionals, specialized in renewable energy, infrastructure and selected industrial sectors. The team has a sound and wide experience in private equity, banking, business development and financial restructuring. Aurea Capital team has originated, invested, managed and/or divested for an aggregate asset value of EUR 3.0 bn.

Since its foundation, Aurea Capital has originated and manages a portfolio of PV operating plants for one of the largest hedge funds in the world, one international FO and two Spanish FO. In addition to this, Aurea Capital is currently developing a 1,3 GW portfolio of PV assets, of which has divested 350 MW of PV assets at ready to build.

Prior to founding Aurea Capital Partners, Carlos held different managerial positions at Triodos Bank NV Group as member of the management committee of Triodos Bank in Spain from 2005 until 2009, when he was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Triodos Investment Management responsible for the investments in Spain and portfolio management in France and Italy. He was responsible of a total equity investment portfolio of EUR 170 million with an enterprise value of EUR 1,0bn.

Before Triodos Group, Carlos was Country Manager for Spain, Portugal and Romania at the Council of Europe Development Bank in Paris, where he managed a loan portfolio of EUR 1,5 bn in infrastructure sectors, lending to governments and banks.

His more than 20 years of professional experience allowed him to held positions at PWC Corporate Finance, European Commission in Brussels, Idom Engineering and Consulting and the United Nations, advising Governments and private investors in Central & Eastern European, former CIS and Latin-American countries.

CARLOS BENDITO
FOUNDING PARTNER /// AUREA CAPITAL PARTNERS
CARLOS REY /// DIRECTOR - FORESIGHT GROUP
Carlos joined Foresight in December 2011. Prior to that, he covered several roles at Renewables Energy Source "RES” project developer and technical consultant in the international Renewable Energy sector with a particular focus on the Spanish and Italian markets. Based in Foresight's UK HQ, Carlos is responsible for the origination, arrangement and execution of infrastructure investments in Southern Europe, primarily in the renewable energy sector and has led Foresight's investments in subsidy-free solar assets in the Iberian peninsula.

Carlos graduated in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering from UPC Barcelona and is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, Italian and English.

CARLOS REY
DIRECTOR /// FORESIGHT GROUP
15:10 Grid considerations for a solar-powered future
    Solar growth is constrained by grid limits. In this session we’ll explore Spain’s grid and its impact on solar deployment.
  • 2-3 GW/year for 15 years, how feasible is this?
  • The effect of the Iberian-EU market integration
  • Where will the capacity be?
  • Will the grid be a limiting factor in the development of solar?
SANTIAGO MARÍN /// DIRECTOR - RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA
Dr. Santiago Marin studied mining engineer at Politecnica University (Madrid), master in sciences from the City University of London and a Ph. degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris.
He began his career in R & D activities related to the automation of extractive machinery for coal industry in France. Later he worked in R & D activities in the automotive supplier industry.
He joined Red Eléctrica de España in the area of electrical protections of the transmission network, area which would then become responsible.
In 2005, he was promoted to Manager of Operations of REE in the Canarias Islands.
He is presently Manager of System Development Area in Madrid and member of ENTSOE Board.

D. Santiago Marín Fernández es Ingeniero de Minas por la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Máster en Ciencias por la Universidad de Londres y Doctor Ingeniero de Minas por la Universidad de París.
Inició su carrera profesional en Francia, en actividades de I+D relacionadas con la automatización de maquinaria extractiva en la industria del carbón. Posteriormente trabajó también en actividades de I+D en la industria auxiliar del automóvil.
Se incorporó a Red Eléctrica de España en el área de protecciones eléctricas en la red de transporte, actividad de la que más tarde pasaría a ser responsable. Posteriormente ocupo el puesto de Director de la Operación en Canarias y de Servicios para la Operación.
Actualmente es Director de Desarrollo del Sistema y miembro del Comité de Dirección de ENTSOE.
SANTIAGO MARÍN
DIRECTOR /// RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA
15:40 COFFEE & COOKIE BREAK
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Session 4

16:40 Investing in Spain: opportunities and challenges
    Money matters. In this session, investors will engage in a well-rounded discussion about what is needed to invest in Spain.
  • Is solar becoming a margins game?
  • Green bonds and other sources of capital
  • 7.800 million EUR investment in 2018. What to expect in 2019?
  • The importance of PV module components for solar investment return
  • Financial influence of system lifetime on Levelized Cost of Electricity
ELOY MÁRQUEZ SANZ /// INTERNATIONAL ENERGY DIRECTOR - ONTIER
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia de Comillas University of Madrid - I.C.A.I., Eloy has extensive experience in business development and purchase of assets in the national and international energy sector. He began his professional career in the consulting and auditing department of renewable energies of the law firm Garrigues. Later he moved to South Africa as head of business development for the company Gestamp Solar, a company where together with the development team he carried out the opening of new markets such as South Africa, Thailand, India, MENA or Japan. After his activity at Gestamp Solar, Eloy played a fundamental role in the landing of the American company Acuity Brands in emerging markets in the energy efficiency sector such as the Czech Republic, Morocco and France. Eloy joins the international area of ONTIER in September 2015 as an energy consultant to carry out the business development tasks of the firm at an international level.
MODERATOR
ELOY MÁRQUEZ SANZ
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY DIRECTOR /// ONTIER
JOSÉ ANTONIO URQUIZU /// PARTNER - EVERWOOD CAPITAL
José Antonio is Founding Partner at Everwood Capital, leading Spanish private equity manager investing in Renewable Energy and SMEs with over €200m in assets under management. José Antonio has a leading role in deal execution, monitoring and fundraising within Everwood having led over 15 solar transactions and financings over the last years and having participated in the successful fundraising of 4 solar funds. José Antonio has c. 20 years’ experience in private equity and private debt having worked previously for Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group in London, where he led the Spanish team focusing on private debt and renewable energy opportunities. Prior to Goldman Sachs he worked as Director for c. 10 years at Portobello Capital, leading Spanish LBO firm. José Antonio holds an MBA by INSEAD and Economics and Law Degrees by ICADE.
JOSÉ ANTONIO URQUIZU
PARTNER /// EVERWOOD CAPITAL
MANUEL CRESPO /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - ABO WIND
Experiencia directiva y una alta especialización en negociación desde el año 1998. Desde comercial, pasando por Delegado de Zona y llegando a Director General de la filial de una gran empresa alemana de energías renovables como es ABO Wind. Ponente en conferencias ante grandes auditorios. Profesor en cursos de negociación. También con la imprescindible vivencia de la creación de una empresa propia. Comprometido con la mejora de la sociedad desde su posición de patrono de la Fundación IDEC presidida por César Pérez de Tudela. Ingeniero Industrial con formación en Dirección General, Master en Recursos Humanos y organización del trabajo, comunicación no verbal (microexpresiones y emociones) y detección de la credibilidad por la escuela de Paul Ekman y con una gran capacidad demostrada de adaptación a nuevos entornos.
MANUEL CRESPO
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ABO WIND
JUDITH NÚÑEZ /// HEAD OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSACTIONS - GLOBAL CAPITAL FINANCE
Ms. Nuñez Salgado is a Representative for Global Capital Finance in Madrid, Spain. She is primarily responsible for origination, syndication, and execution of renewable energy transactions related to Spanish and French speaking countries.

Ms. Nuñez Salgado has 15 years’ experience in business development and commercial management for power generation and renewable energy projects at major engineering firms. Prior to joining Global Capital Finance in 2018, Ms. Nuñez Salgado was a Senior Energy Consultant in the International Energy Strategy & Business Development group at AF-Mercados EMI (member of the AF Group, Sweden), a specialist consulting and transaction advisory firm based in Madrid. Her responsibilities included consultancy work for investment funds with a focus on opportunities in solar, wind, and biomass. Prior to joining AF-Mercados in 2017, Ms. Nuñez Salgado was Chief Officer, Strategy and Business Development, at Cobra Energia (ACS Group), and responsible for strategy and business development covering the complete portfolio of power generation technologies. Prior to joining Cobra in 2014, she was the Strategic Procurement Director (Power, Water and Environment) at Abeinsa, the technology-based Abengoa business unit dedicated to providing EPC solutions to power generation plants and environmental infrastructure.

Before she joined Abeinsa, she had various positions in business development and purchasing/procurement at major engineering firms including Abantia Group, ACS Cobra, Abener Energia, Fagorsan-Carsa, as well as Abyo.

Ms. Nuñez Salgado earned an Executive MBA, Leadership Development, from Universidad Loyola – ESADE, Spain, a Master’s Degree in Physics, Quantum Mechanics, from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Manchester, UK. She is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and English.
JUDITH NÚÑEZ
HEAD OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSACTIONS /// GLOBAL CAPITAL FINANCE
ROBERTO MURGIONI /// TECHNICAL SERVICE MANAGER - JINKO SOLAR
Roberto Murgioni holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Renewables and Nuclear Energy Engineering. Roberto joined JinkoSolar in 2017 and he is responsible for the pre-sales and after-sales activities around Europe. He began working in photovoltaics in 2006 and has held a variety of similar positions at other tier-1 module manufacturer. Roberto has also worked as an expert Project Engineer for various EPC companies, managing large PV power plant projects in Europe, Latin America and Africa.
ROBERTO MURGIONI
TECHNICAL SERVICE MANAGER /// JINKO SOLAR
17:20 A vision for the future: Spain in 2030
    History in the making.
  • Renewable energy targets: is 41% achievable?
  • What will be solar’s role in this new scenario?
  • Will Spain reach an annual GW market?
PILAR SÁNCHEZ /// EDITOR - PV MAGAZINE
Pilar es responsable de contenidos de pv magazine España y también escribe artículos para la sección de noticias diarias de Latinoamérica. Se dedica a la solar desde 2011, trabajo que compagina con la edición de libros de arte y literatura y la traducción del alemán de obras de teatro.
MODERATOR
PILAR SÁNCHEZ
EDITOR /// PV MAGAZINE
JOAN GROIZARD /// DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS - IDAE
Joan Groizard is an engineer in energy and environment from the University of Cambridge. He has worked in the renewable energy sector and as a consultant in the field of low carbon energy. He has been General Director of Energy and Climate Change in the government of the Balearic Islands and is currently Director of Renewable Energies in the IDAE, under the Ministry for the Ecological Transition.

Joan Groizard es ingeniero en energía y medio ambiente por la Universidad de Cambridge. Ha trabajado en el sector de las energías renovables y como consultor en el ámbito de la energía baja en carbono. Ha sido Director General de Energía y Cambio Climático en el gobierno de las Illes Balears y actualmente es Director de Energías Renovables en el IDAE, dependiente del Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica.
JOAN GROIZARD
DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS /// IDAE
JAVIER IZCUE ELIZALDE /// MANAGING DIRECTOR IBERIA - SUNGROW
Javier has 10 years experience in solar energy, including inverters, developing of solar parks, O&M and business development for different companies related to solar energy. He is now working as managing Director of Sungrow Ibérica S.A.U and his main duties are: clients management, business development, leading the local product management team and sales team and financial activities. He is the head of Iberia regional office (Spain and Portugal) with the local office in Pamplona (Spain)

Javier trabaja para Sungrow, fabricante líder mundial de inversores. Javier tiene 10 años de experiencia en energía solar, incluyendo inversores, desarrollo de parques solares, O&M y desarrollo de negocio para diferentes empresas relacionadas con la energía solar. Actualmente se desempeña como Director General de Sungrow Ibérica S.A.U. y sus principales funciones son: gestión de clientes, desarrollo de negocio, dirección del equipo local de gestión de producto y del equipo de ventas y actividades financieras. Es el jefe de la oficina regional de Iberia (España y Portugal) con la oficina local en Pamplona (España).
JAVIER IZCUE ELIZALDE
MANAGING DIRECTOR IBERIA /// SUNGROW
SANTIAGO ESTRADA /// HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING - 3E
Santiago brings over 12 years of experience in Renewable Energies. Throughout his career, he has worked on both Wind and Solar PV technologies for manufacturers, EPC companies and consultancy companies in Europe and Latin America. In his current role as Head of Sales and Business Development at 3E, Santiago focuses on creating value to their customers both on the Technical Advisory business as well as on SynaptiQ and Data Services, 3E’s cutting edge performance monitoring platform for renewable assets.
SANTIAGO ESTRADA
HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING/// 3E
18:00 Closing comments
18:10 DRINKS & BITES
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