WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL /// CONFERENCE DAY /// EL FUTURO SOLAR

08:15 Registration and coffee

09:15 Word of welcome & opening remarks by Chairman

STATE OF THE MARKET

09:25 State run tenders: progress of Argentina’s renewable energy market

  • Outcomes RenovAr round 1, 1.5 and 2 and status of PV projects
  • RE development through MATER and mini-RenovAr
  • Key indicators and opportunities for renewable energy in Argentina
  • Investment trends to support the expansion of clean energy
  • Roadmap moving forward

09:55 Investing in the future: Argentina’s surge to GW market

  • Success factors for projects in Argentina under RenovAr
  • What makes corporate PPAs work, on end-users’ and developers’ side?
  • How can we make PV projects, for energy offtakers, an offer you can’t refuse?
  • Key risks, barriers and mitigation strategies for now and the future

10:65 NETWORKING AND COFFEE BREAK

Beyond RenovAr

11:35 DG law and policy implementation

12:05 MATER and Corporate PPAs

  • What will drive the growth of RE capacity in the corporate field?
  • Can distributed generation and private PPAs deliver on their promise for Argentina?
  • What innovative business models on the rise?

12:50 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

Baking on PV

14:10 Global market leader's insight: turning the potential of an emerging market into a success story

  • LCOE decline on a global scale
  • Latin American success and lessons learned in the region
  • Best in class technologies and quality ensuring bankability
  • What is instrumental in Argentina's Solar Future?

14:35 Financing Forum: is there enough to love?

  • How can the market mobilize more internal and foreign capital?
  • Do MATER or mini-REN change the outlook for financing?
  • Identifying and devising strategies to overcome the current market barriers and to lower costs of capital

15:35 NETWORKING TEA BREAK

Technical perspective

16:15 The grid and renewables: addressing the elephant in the room

  • Is the electricity network a restriction on future growth of renewable energy in the country?
  • Planned and scheduled interventions in the grid
  • How does the rise of rooftop PV impact transmission needs compared to utility scale solar?
  • Real life cases from abroad, what parallels can we draw for Argentina?

16:45 Panel discussion: Putting the bits and pieces together for a PV project under RenovAr

  • Putting CAPEX and OPEX in perspective
  • What are the key factors that can influence yields, and return, and how to address them in Argentinean cases?
  • Accelerate the learning curve: what lessons learned can we put into practise for projects in distributed generation and corporate PPAs?

Eyeing the future

17:45 Argentina’s energy future, looking ahead

  • Overview of the current electricity industry landscape in Argentina
  • e will solar be competitive with other electricity sources?
  • Innovating the PV landscape with storage and new technologies
  • Roadmap moving forward, energy scenarios

18:15 Closing remarks

18:25 Cocktail reception and networking drinks

  • Enjoy a drink and food during this open networking session

20:15 END OF CONFERENCE