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The conference will be both in English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation available at all times!

Session 1

09:15 A new market for a new (unsubsidized) era

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan, the elimination of the “sun tax”, the new decree on self-consumption and many more. Regulations are changing. How does this affect unsubsidized development?
  • A year since Solar Market Parity Spain 2019 - what has happened?
  • Reviewing all the major changes and their impact.
  • Are there still regulatory hurdles to overcome?
  • What to expect from 2020?

09:45 The future of energy supply

With great power comes great responsibility. The rise of unsubsidized assets, changing regulations, the digitalization of energy, shifts in demand and evolving business models are some of the considerations when one looks at the future of energy supply.
  • Who are the new customers and why does this matter?
  • The impact of the electrification of the mobility sector.
  • The utility of the future.
  • Will distributed generation lead to self-sufficiency and how will that impact utilities?
10:30-11:30 Networking break

Session 2

11:30 How to access and connect to the grid - 2020 edition

CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia) has come forth with a proposal on the new regulatory framework for the electricity and gas markets. Is this a game-changer?
  • Establishing the mechanisms for access and connection for developers.
  • What is going to happen with the almost 200 GW of projects asking for access?
  • Simplifying and updating the paperwork, permissions and criteria.
  • The elimination of the “Interlocutor Único de Nodo”.
  • How to distinguish serious projects from speculative ones?
  • “Extra complementary” power in the nodes above the maximum theoretical limit. What are the implications?

12:00 Self-consumption

From taxing the sun to promoting it under the latest decree, self-consumption in Spain has had quite the story. Now, it’s here to stay. Is this the next big opportunity for the industry?
  • Collective self-consumption for C&I and communities.
  • What is the total addressable market?
  • How does this impact the incumbents?
  • Eliminating the barriers of C&I players: lack of trust, lack of understanding and the capital gap.
  • Different types of self-consumption and payment mechanisms.
  • Simplification of paperwork for installations under 100 kW.

12:30 Corporate PPAs: an offtaker’s tale

The emergence of corporate PPAs is starting to gain a foothold in the Spanish energy market. What are some success stories from the offtakers?
  • Aggregation of demand.
  • Regulatory improvements for corporate PPAs.
  • Business case studies.
  • Sizing the market and prospective for the next years
13:00-14:15 Networking lunch

Session 3

14:15 Financing the next decade of projects

25 billion EUR investment in the next 10 years. There is enough capital in the market. But, how to make sure all projects get their appropriate financing?
  • What are some of the financing terms from the banks?
  • Risks and their mitigation. Long-term vs. short-term.
  • Did all the auction projects obtain financing?
  • Are financiers ready for pure-merchant plays?
  • The evolution of prices in the market and their drivers. PPAs

15:00 Speed Q&A - PPAs

A mythbuster’s session for solar PPAs. Ask a question, receive an answer in less than 3 minutes. Next question. Learn, rinse and repeat.
15:45-16:45 Networking Break

Session 4

16:45 Shining on both sides: a bifacial technology review

Bifacial modules are the latest technological innovation, forecasted to take a central role in new PV plants. In this session, we’ll delve deep into the pros and cons of bifacial modules.
  • Tracking the improvement of energy yield.
  • Tracking the increase in project costs and LCOE
  • Does it make sense in Spain?
  • Will bifacial modules become the new standard?

17:15 When solar goes hybrid...

Complement, not compete. Solar can work alongside other technologies such as wind and storage in order to improve a project’s performance. Will hybridization become a new standard?
  • The need to regulate and incentivize hybrid combinations.
  • Improving revenue generation by having complementary assets.
  • What’s the impact on CAPEX, OPEX and DEVEX?
  • The possibilities of ancillary services in Spain.
  • Reducing volatility and improving the utilization of the plant.
18:00 Networking Drinks