PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// JUNE 17 2019
19:30 Pre-conference networking dinner - additional registration for the dinner is required (€70 pp)

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

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM /// SOLAR MARKET PARITY ITALY /// JUNE 18 2019

8:30 REGISTRATION & WELCOME COFFEE
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Session 1

09:00 Introduction & opening words
09:15 The Italian Sun is bright: State of the Market
    This session will provide a big-picture view of the current state of affairs of the Italian solar market.
  • What has happened since the end of FiTs (Quinto Conto Energia) in 2013?
  • Latest capacity additions
  • Current and future regulation
  • A 20 GW market! How long until 40 GW?
  • A political, economical, social and technological perspective
PAOLO ROCCO VISCONTINI /// PRESIDENT - ITALIA SOLARE
Graduated in Electric Engineering at University of Pavia in 1995 with a degree thesis about PV for the developing countries, he worked in the pvmodules production in Eurosolare (ENI) and in distribution and system integration with DEA. In 2001 he managed the connection of the first residential Italian pv system and he founded Enerpoint, for many years one of the worldwide pv leading companies. Now he’s managing Enerpointpv assets.
In 2015 he founded ITALIA SOLARE, of which he’s President. ITALIA SOLARE is the only Italian association 100% dedicated to PV, with about 500 members.
He’s a strategic consultant for top-tier global companies in the pv sector.
PAOLO ROCCO VISCONTINI
PRESIDENT /// ITALIA SOLARE
09:40 Wholesale electricity prices projections in Italy
    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 Italy.
  • Protecting against zero or sub-zero spot prices
  • Will solar cannibalize on its own success?
  • Key drivers and current trends
  • Outlook for the future
10:00 Auctions 101
    4.8 GW of renewables will be awarded in the auctions until 2021. What is the status?
  • What is the share of solar in the awarded projects?
  • Which companies were awarded the most?
  • Foreign investment in the auctions
  • Learnings from other countries’ models
  • Key obstacles to avoid in the auctions
10:25 COFFEE & COOKIE BREAK
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Session 2

11:25 The private PPA market
    Private PPAs in Italy have been on the rise as a way to operate solar plants. What are the key learnings from the field?
  • Key things to know about PPAs in Italy
  • A PPA platform for negotiation. What’s the impact?
  • What are some of the learnings from some of the PPAs?
  • Physical and virtual PPAs possibilities
  • The rules for self-consumption
LORENZO PAROLA /// PARTNER - PAUL HASTINGS
Lorenzo Parola is a Partner and Chair of the EU Energy Practice of Paul Hastings. Mr Parola is both admitted to the Italian Supreme Court and as a Solicitor of England and Wales. He is one of the leading energy and energy technology lawyers in Italy.
Mr Parola advises infrastructure funds, utilities and oil majors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in the oil & gas, power, renewables, energy efficiency and energy technology sectors. He has a substantial track-record on permitting, contractual and regulatory issues related to the development of power projects and gas infrastructures, including CCGT and renewables plants, LNG regasification terminals, gas storages, pipelines and merchant lines. He is recognized an unparalleled expertise in industry specialty contacts such as tolling arrangements, power purchase agreements, take-or-pay gas sales agreements, pipeline transportation agreements, EPC contracts, energy efficiency contracts, physical and financial energy trading, including CO2 and green certificates trading. He is regularly instructed, either as counsel or arbitrator, in the context of national and international arbitrations pertaining to gas sales agreements and in the construction sector.
He is a Visiting Professor at various masters and advanced university courses (Master Course in Energy and Finance and Master in Energy Management – Corso di Alta Formazione in Energia e Finanza and Master Energy Management of MIP – Business School Polytechnic of Milan; II Level Master in Energy Efficiency and Industrial Sustainability – Master di II livello in Efficienza Energetica e Sostenibilità nell’Industria of Turin Polytechnic; Master in Energy Resources Managament – Master in Gestione delle Risorse Energetiche of SAFE).
LORENZO PAROLA
PARTNER /// PAUL HASTINGS
DARIO GALLANTI /// PARTNER - OUR NEW ENERGY
Dario holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering focusing on Energy and Sustainability Management. He has previous experience in strategy consulting with Deloitte Consulting and various roles as Originator General Manager at Danske Commodities. He currently coordinates the Energy Market Taskforce at the Italian Wind Association (ANEV). Dario brings to Our New Energy an extensive network of traders, banks and public bodies.
DARIO GALLANTI
PARTNER /// OUR NEW ENERGY
12:00 Financing of merchant plants
    Merchant solar is all the buzz now. However, this comes with certain risks.
  • 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
LUCA MATRONE /// GLOBAL HEAD ENERGY TRANSITION - INTESA SANPAOLO
Since May 2017 Luca Matrone is the Global Head of the Energy industry in the Corporate & Investment Banking Division of Intesa Sanpaolo, with the coverage responsibility for both the Power & Utility and the Oil & Gas sectors. Previously he headed the Energy M&A team in Banca IMI, the investment bank of Intesa Sanpaolo group, leading the main M&A transactions completed by the bank. Luca coordinated several M&A and financing transactions in the solar space for clients such as Enel, F2i, Tages, NextEnergy Capital, ERG, Aristhon Thermo, Viridis, Maccaferri Group. He joined Banca IMI in 2000. Luca graduated in business administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
LUCA MATRONE
GLOBAL HEAD ENERGY TRANSITION /// INTESA SANPAOLO
12:30 A Developer's Guide to Italy: A New Era
    Even with the announcement of several market parity projects and investments, large-scale solar in Italy has recently been underdeveloped. What must the new developer know about large-scale development?
  • Land costs, complex approval processes and other hindrances
  • Developments on agricultural land
  • A new model without subsidies
  • What to expect from 2019?
  • Which geographical areas show the most promise?
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
13:00 LUNCH

Session 3

14:30 The beginning of Corporate PPAs
    The corporate PPA segment holds a lot of potential to solar plant owners. However, much is yet to be done in terms of regulation. How to incentivize this new and growing market?
  • Learnings from the limited action
  • What needs to change to allow for more corporate PPAs?
  • Experience from the north
15:10 Grid considerations for a solar-powered future
    Solar growth is constrained by grid limits. In this session we’ll explore Italy’s grid and its impact on solar deployment.
  • 6 GW by 2020, how feasible is this?
  • How to link supply and demand centers
  • Permitting processes and bottlenecks
  • Will the grid be a limiting factor in the development of solar?
  • The effect of agricultural land
15:40 COFFEE & COOKIE BREAK

Session 4

16:40 Investing in Italy: opportunities and challenges
    Money matters. In this session, investors will engage in a well-rounded discussion about what is needed to invest in Italy.
  • Is there renewed investor appetite after the new renewable energy decree?
  • Is solar becoming a margins game?
  • Green bonds and other sources of capital
17:20 A vision for the future: Italy in 2030
    For a sunny future.
  • Renewable energy targets: is 27% achievable?
  • What will be solar’s role?
  • Objective of 50 GW by 2030.. Achievable with current regulation?
EMILIANO BELLINI /// EDITOR - PV MAGAZINE
Emiliano joined pv magazine in March 2017. He has been reporting on solar and renewable energy since 2009. Emiliano is responsible for the daily news coverage on pv-magazine.com with a particular focus on European market. Emiliano also covers new technology, R&D, installations and company financial reporting. In its previous experience as a journalist, Emiliano has written about EdTech and new language technologies.
MODERATOR
EMILIANO BELLINI
EDITOR /// PV MAGAZINE
17:40 Closing comments
17:50 DRINKS & BITES