See below the programming of conference in 2016

FIRST DAY - June 30

* Speaker to be confirmed

9 A.M. OPENING PANEL - LARGE SCALE PV AND ROOFTOP PV CONGRESS

Joint session of the Large Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

9 A.M  -  Rodrigo Ferreira, President at Grupo CanalEnergia

9:10 A.M  -  Nelson Colaferro, President of the Administration Council at ABSOLAR

9:20 A.M   John Smirnow - Secretary General at Globar Solar Council

9:30 A.M  -  Marco Antônio Vaz Capute, President at FNSE and Economic Development, Energy Market, Industry and Service Secretary of Rio de Janeiro

9:40 A.M  -  Governors

10:10 A.M  -  Mr. Fernando Coelho Filho, Minister of Mines and Energy


10:30 A.M  -  COFFEE BREAK                                             


11 A.M  -  INTERNATIONAL PV PANORAM (LARGE SCALE PV AND ROOFTOP PV)

Joint session of the Large Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: representants of the main international entities of the PV market will present a panoram of the sector and of the PV market in different parts of the world

1. Speakers: (20 minutes each)

  • Charles Tang, President at Trade and Industry Chamber Brazil - China
  • Tom Kimbis, President at Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)*
  • Arthur Haubenstock, Representative at the USA Embassy

2. Moderation: 
Rodrigo Sauaia, Executive President at ABSOLAR

3. Questions (15 minutes)


1:15 P.M  -  LUNCH


2:45 P.M  -  TALK SHOW WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP: STATE POLICIES TO THE PV MARKET 

Joint session of the Large Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: in this dinamic debate moderated by ABSOLAR, authorities of different states will present their actions, public policies, programs and incentives to raise the PV energy participation in their regions

1. Opening presentation (15 minutes): 
Rodrigo Sauaia, Executive President at ABSOLAR

2. Debate (60 minutes)

Moderation: Mr. Fábio Garcia - Federal Lawmaker at PSB-MT and Member of the Mines and Energy Committee

Debaters:
Marco Antônio Vaz Capute, President at FNSE and Economic Development, Energy Market, Industry and Service Secretary of Rio de Janeiro

Jorge Fontes Hereda - Economic Development Secretary of Bahia State

Lucas Redecker - Mines and Energy Secretary of Rio Grande do Sul State

Thiago Norões - Economic Development Secretary of Pernambuco State

State and Municipal Secretaries guests

3. Questions (15 minutes)


4:15 P.M  -  COFFEE BREAK


LARGE SCALE PV CONGRESS

4:45 P.M  -  PANEL 1: PV SOLAR POWER PLANTS

Theme: With more than 3.300 MW hired up to 2018 and new auctions announced to 2016, Brazil continues on integrating the PV energy in the energy auctions. What are the steps to be in a solar energy auction? Which cares must be taken with the solar resource? How to operate and mantain a PV solar power plant in an efficient way? How to integrate the PV solar energy to the National Integrated System? These and other questions will be debated among this panel

1. Speakers and debaters (15 minutes each):

  • Measurement and Prediction of Solar Resource, Dr. Enio Bueno Pereira, Researcher, INPE (Special Researchs National Institute)
  • Development of a UFV in Brazil, Alan Falcão, Account Manager, SOWITEC
  • Practice experience with the first hybrid power plant "wind and PV solar" in Brazil, Marcio Trannin, Development Director, Enel Green Power (EGP)
  • Operation and maintenance of UFVs, Gabriela da Rocha Oliveira, Business Development Chief, First Solar
  • Desconstructing myths: PV solar integration in the brazilian electrical network, Heiko Lübke, Senior Specialist in Renewable, 8.2

2. Debate with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: Rodrigo Sauaia, Executive President at ABSOLAR

4. Questions (15 minutes)

ROOFTOP PV CONGRESS

4:45 P.M  -  PANEL 1: BUSINESS MODELS

Theme: With the ANEEL 687/2015 Normative Resolution in vogue, national and international entrepeneurs are analising and developing business models to use the new mecanisms of the condominal rooftop PV, remote self-consume and share generation. Which opportunities exist in this new market? How to use them? Which are the existing challenges and how to overcome them? This panel will talk about these and other questions by the business model view to the rooftop PV market.

1. Introdutory speech of the moderator (15 minutes):

 Camila Ramos, Clean Energy Latin America (CELA)

2. Speakers and debaters (15 minutes each):

  • André Pepitone, Director at ANEEL 
  • Nelson Colaferro Junior, President at Blue Sol
  • Rodolfo Pinto, President at Engie Solar
  • Dale Vander Woude, President Director at Helio Energias Renováveis

3. Debate with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: Camila Ramos, Clean Energy Latin America (CELA)

4. Questions (15 minutes)


6:45 P.M  -  End of the 1st day


7:15 P.M  -  Network Dinner

 
 

SECOND DAY - July 1st                                                                                               .

9:30 A.MPANEL 2: TALK SHOW WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE BRAZILIAN ELECTRIC SECTOR (LARGE SCALE AND ROOFTOP PV)

Joint session of the Large Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: in this dinamic debate, moderated by CanalEnergia, authorities of the electric sector will present their visions, initiatives, proposals and reflections for the PV solar energy development in the brazilian energy headquarter

1. Introdutory speech of ABSOLAR (30 minutes):

Rodrigo Sauaia, Executive President at ABSOLAR

2. Debate (90 minutes)

Moderation: Rodrigo Ferreira, President at Grupo CanalEnergia

3. Debaters (no individual presentations):

  • Eduardo Azevedo, Planning and Executive Development Secretary of the Minister of Mines and Energy (MME) 
  • Luiz Augusto Barroso, President at EPE (Energy Research Company)*
  • André Pepitone da Nóbrega, Diretor da Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL)
  • Luiz Eduardo Barata, President at ONS (National System Operator)
  • Rui Altieri, President of the Administration Council at CCEE
  • Rodrigo Sauaia, Executive President at ABSOLAR

3. Questions (30 minutes)


12 P.M  -  LUNCH


LARGE SCALE PV CONGRESS

1:30 P.MPANEL 3: PRODUCTIVE CHAIN

Theme: in this panel, representative of the Government entities and manufacturers will debate the actual situation, opportunities and challenges for the development of a national and competitive production chain for the fabrication of components and equipments for the PV solar energy.

1. Speakers and debaters (15 minutes each):

  • Adalberto Maluf, Marketing and Government Relations Director, BYD
  • Nelson Falcão, Sales Director Brazil at Nextracker
  • Harry Schmelzer Neto, Solar Energy and Smart Grid Sales Chief at WEG
  • José Ricardo Ramos Sales, External Trade Analys at the Industry, External Trade and Services Ministery
  • Juliana Vasconcelos, Investment Coordinator at Apex-Brasil

2. Debate with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: Rodrigo Sauaia, Executive President at ABSOLAR

3. Questions (15 minutes)

ROOFTOP PV CONGRESS

1:30 P.MPANEL 3: ROOFTOP PV FINANCE

Theme: in this panel with short and objective presentations, representative of the national and international financial institutes, public and private, will debate ways and financial solutions for the rooftop solar energy in Brazil.

1. Introdutory presentation (10 minutes):

Luis Fernandez-Pita, General Manager at SunEdison, Vice-President at ABSOLAR e Coordinator at Financial Work Group at ABSOLAR

2. Speakers and debaters (10 minutes each):

  • Guilherme Gandra, Chief of the Machines, Equipments and Systems Accreditation Department at BNDES*
  • José Rubens Dutra Mota, Environment Manager for Development Policy at Banco do Nordeste (BNB)
  • Representative at Banco da Amazônia (BASA)
  • Newton Ferrer, Partnership Superintendent at Santander Financiamentos

3. Debate with speakers (25 minutes)

Moderation: Luis Fernandez-Pita, General Manager at SunEdison, Vice-President at ABSOLAR e Coordinator at Financial Work Group at ABSOLAR

4. Questions (15 minutes)


3:30 P.M  -  Coffee break


4 P.MPANEL 4: FINANCING FOR LARGE SCALE PV

Theme: in this panel with presentations, representants of national and international financial institutions, public and private, will debate ways and solutions of finance for large scale PV solar power plants in Brazil

1. Introdutory presentation (15 minutes): 

Lilian Alves, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

2. Speakers and debaters (15 minutes each):

  • Lígia Barros das Chagas Ferreira, Chief of the Energy Alternative Sources Department at BNDES
  • Marcos Costa Holanda, President at Banco do Nordeste (BNB)*
  • Marcio Giannico, Project Finance Division Chief at Banco do Brasil (BB)
  • Marcelo Girão Carneiro, Project Finance Division Chief at Itaú BBA*
  • Edson Ogawa, Divisão Project Finance Energy Chief at Banco Santander

3. Debaters with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: Lilian Alves, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

4. Questions (15 minutes)

4 P.MPANEL 4: TRAINING AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING

Theme: with the rooftop PV solar marketing growth, the training and professional training plays an important role in quality, durability and security assurance of projects, PV system installation and its operation and maintenance. In the panel, national and international representants of the Academy, the professional former entities and Government share their experiences, learning, proposal and recommendations for the former and professional training área of the PV solar sector.

1. Speakers and debaters (15 minutes each):

  • Prof. Dr. Roberto Zilles, Coordinator of PV System Laboratory of the Energy and Environment Institute at Universidade de São Paulo (LSF-IEA-USP)
  • Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rüther, Coordinator of the LABSOLAR at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Sidnei Petrin, Director at SENAI-Pirituba
  • Larry Sherwood, Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC, USA)*
  • Reynaldo Barros, President of the Engineering and Agronomy Regional Council of Rio de Janeiro

2. Debate with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Roberto Zilles, Coordinator of PV System Laboratory of the Energy and Environment Institute at Universidade de São Paulo (LSF-IEA-USP)

3. Questions (15 minutes)


6:15 P.M  -  End of the Event