8-9 November 2022 | Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

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2022 Agenda

Interested in speaking on a panel, or giving a presentation?

Get in touch with the Large Scale Solar Central and Eastern Europe conference producer, George Turner to discuss speaking opportunities. 

09:00
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09:25
PRESENTATION
09:25
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10:30
PANEL DISCUSSION

Grid connection is a clear bottleneck for project development. In this panel we will hear from developers and DNOs on how these issues can be overcome.

  • The DNO perspective on why connections are being denied – regulatory challenges, timelines for project approval, what the project pipeline looks like going forward, and how that affects availability of grid power for new installations.
  • How developers can ensure their projects plans are grid friendly, to speed up approval.
  • Grid connection conditions – getting rid of projects that were frozen due to previous grid connection issues but are still blocking the capacity
10:30
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11:15
NETWORKING
11:15
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12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • How do investors view the risk of the Polish market with rising interest rates and currency devaluation of the Zloty mean the cost of investing in Poland is increasing?
  • How to address projects designed for auctions with fixed feed in prices, which have seen prices drop but components and module costs rise
  • Will new forms of project investment arise with high interest rates making it difficult to secure good long term deals?
11:15
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12:00
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • An overview of the Hungarian market: how many GW have been deployed, what are the market conditions?
  • Regulatory developments - will the current environment will last how long will they last.
  • What are the key bottlenecks to developing projects in Hungary?
12:20
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12:45
PRESENTATION
  • Replacing malfunctioning components of PV plants no longer performing to their original specifications, which are no longer covered under warranty.
  • Increasing the power rating of the system of an existing plant to extend the life of plants at the end of their initial design life spans.
12:00
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12:45
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Romanian market overview - the present, past and future of the market
  • Exploring the potential for EU subsidies to support the Romanian market
  • Addressing challenges to converting land from agriculture to commercial
12:45
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13:45
NETWORKING
13:45
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14:25
PANEL DISCUSSION

With even Chinese made solar module prices increasing, construction costs are increasing too. How can a project be managed from this perspective, and contingencies be built in?

- What are the impacts on lending from banks with projects becoming more expensive and giving worse returns?
- How might the latest trend of businesses looking for domestic solutions and trying not to be reliant on Russia or China be achieved, and production moved to other hubs with European suppliers unable to fulfil deliveries in 2022
- How do developers and investors manage the capex costs knowing that many contractors now only place offers valid for one or two weeks’ time?

13:45
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14:30
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • An overview of the Bulgarian market: what are the regulatory conditions and current deployed projects?
  • What are the key bottlenecks to developing and scaling projects in Hungary?
14:25
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14:50
PRESENTATION

Following the invasion of Ukraine, getting independent from Russian gas and oils has become an increased priority. How can renewables help achieve this goal, and specifically what role can PV play?

14:50
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15:15
PRESENTATION

A deep dive into how a developer and investor worked together to deploy and manage a project – what was the result, challenges, and learnings for the CEE market?

14:30
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15:15
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • Understanding the regulatory environment in Greece – what tenders are already out there?
  • Trend of the Greek PV industry including more utility scale projects, and the deployment of PPA projects.
  • Examining the possibilities of energy storage becoming a mandatory requirement of PV plants in Greece
15:15
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15:45
NETWORKING
15:45
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16:25
PANEL DISCUSSION
  • How batteries help to save money from shifting the peak of the production and selling when energy price is higher monetize the investments in PV farms
  • What are the key technical and commercial boundary conditions for adding storage to solar? Are AC or DC systems more suitable?
  • A deep dive into the business models of ess, peak shaving, regulation, and demand response.
  • Outlining the legal framework for storage and how this is implemented.
16:25
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17:05
PANEL DISCUSSION

- What does an energy trader expect from a PV plant, and what can the PV industry do to support the business of an energy traders?

- An introduction to the basics of energy trading: trading of guarantees of origin, carbon offsetting and carbon credit trading

- Outlining the legal framework of energy trading for PV

With gigawatt+ markets in Poland (1.4 GW), Bulgaria (1.1 GW), Hungary (2.1 GW) and Romania (1.4 GW) according to SolarPower Europe figures, Central and Eastern Europe presents a huge solar opportunity through to 2025. Join our mailing list to receive more information about the 2nd edition of Large Scale Solar Central & Eastern Europe.