FIRST DAY - July 5th


8:00 AM - Registration


09 AM - OPENING CEREMONY OF BRAZIL SOLAR POWER 2017
Joint session of the Large-Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: at the opening ceremony of Brazil's Solar Power 2017, organizers and leading government leaders will welcome all participants and share their vision on the present and future of solar photovoltaic energy in Brazil.

9:00 AM
Rodrigo Ferreira, President at CanalEnergia Group

9:10 AM
Nelson Colaferro, President of the Executive Board of ABSOLAR

9:20 AM
Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

9:30 AM
Bruce Douglas, Chairman at Global Solar Council (GSC)

9:40 AM
João Carlos Meirelles, President at National Forum of Secretaries of State for Energy Affairs and Secretary of Energy and Mining of the State of São Paulo

10:10 AM
Mr. Fernando Coelho Filho, Minister of Mines and Energy


10:30 AM - COFFEE BREAK & PRESS CONFERENCE WITH AUTHORITIES


11 AM - INTERNATIONAL PV PANORAM (LARGE-SCALE PV AND ROOFTOP PV)
Joint session of the Large-Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: In this session, representatives from some of the major international entities will present an up-to-date overview of the solar photovoltaic sector and market in different regions of the world, including recommendations on best practices in public policy, regulation and market incentives.

Speakers: (20 minutes each)

Bruce Douglas, Chairman at the Global Solar Council (GSC)

James Watson, Chief Executive Officer at SolarPower Europe (SPE)

Abigail Ross Hopper, President at Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Edwin Khew, General Secretary at Asian Photovoltaic Industries Association (APVIA)

Israel Hurtado, General Secretary at Mexican Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ASOLMEX)

Lawrence Berkeley, The Solar Foundation | Vote Solar | NREL | National Laboratory | CAISO

Moderation:

Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Questions (15 minutes)


1:15 PM - LUNCH


2:45 PM - TALK SHOW WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIPS: STATE AND MUNICIPAL POLICIES TO THE PV MARKET
Joint session of the Large Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: in this dynamic debate with ABSOLAR introductory speech and moderated by a parliamentarian, authorities from different states of the country will present their actions, public policies, programs and incentives to increase the participation of solar PV energy in their regions.

Opening presentation (15 minutes):

Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Debate (60 minutes):

Moderation:

João Carlos Meirelles, President at National Forum of Secretaries of State for Energy Affairs and Secretary of Energy and Mining of the State of São Paulo

Debaters:

Vilmar Rocha, Secretary of Environment, Water Resources, Infrastructure, Cities and Metropolitan Affairs of the State of Goiás

Miguel Corrêa, Secretary of Economic Development, Science, Technology and Higher Education of the State of Minas Gerais

Luzimeire Carreira, Secretary of the Environment and Water Resources of the State of Tocantins

Jaques Wagner, Secretary of Economic Development of the State of Bahia

Carlos Chiodini, Secretary of Sustainable Economic Development of the State of Santa Catarina

Questions (15 minutes)


4:15 PM - COFFEE BREAK


LARGE SCALE PV CONGRESS

4:45 PM - PANEL 1: PV SOLAR POWER PLANTS

Theme: Brazil already has 3,300 MW in contracted photovoltaic projects, expected to be delivered by 2018. An important part of these projects will be executed in 2017, a year in which Brazil is expected to exceed the historic mark of 1 GW in operational photovoltaic solar plants. What precautions should be taken with the measurement and forecast of the solar resource? How are the ongoing projects in progress in the country? How to build, operate and maintain a photovoltaic solar power plant effectively and efficiently? How to integrate photovoltaic solar energy to the National Interconnected System? These and other issues will be discussed throughout this session.

Introductory moderator's presentation (15 minutes):

The multiple functions of the solar photovoltaic source in the Brazilian Electrical Matrix
Rodrigo Sauaia
, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Speakers and Debaters (15 minutes each):

Measurement and Prediction of Solar Resource
Dr. Enio Bueno Pereira, Researcher, National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

UFVs in Brazil: Projects in Progress and Benefits to the Country
Marcio Trannin
, Enel Green Power

Building UFVs in Brazil: Experiences and Practical Learning
Thomas Kraus
, Managing Director at Enerray

Integration of Photovoltaic Solar Energy in the Electrical Matrix: International Experiences
Vladimir Chandliev
, Global Director at First Solar

Debate with speakers (30 minutes):

Moderation:
Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Questions (15 minutes)

ROOFTOP PV CONGRESS

4:45 PM - PANEL 1: PV COOPERATIVES AND CONSORTIUMS

Subject: Since the establishment of the generation model shared by ANEEL Normative Resolution No. 687/2015, entrepreneurs and consumers have evaluated and sought to develop appropriate ways to use this mechanism to gain competitiveness. The model has attracted countless entrepreneurs and economic groups, who are evaluating and testing new business proposals to accelerate the development of distributed solar photovoltaic generation around the country. In this panel, the tools to make this market feasible through cooperatives and consortia will be discussed from a variety of angles.

Introductory moderator's presentation (15 minutes):

André Pepitone da Nobrega, Director at National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL)

Speakers and Debaters (15 minutes each):

Current Challenges of Rooftop PV and Proposal to Overcome Them
Nelson Colaferro, President of Blue Sol and President of the Executive Board at ABSOLAR

Photovoltaic Cooperatives in Brazil: Step by Step Recommendations
Marco Morato
, Economic Technical Analyst, Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives (OCB)

Success Case: Photovoltaic Solar Cooperative in Pará
Rafael Vale
, President at COOBER

Legal and Operational Aspects of Cooperatives and Consortiums in Brazil
Bárbara Rubim
, Specialist in Business Development, Regulation and Institutional Relations, Alsol Renewable Energies

Tax Aspects of Cooperatives and Consortia in Brazil
André Edelstein
, Lawyer Waltenberg and Legal Director of ABSOLAR

Debate with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: André Pepitone da Nobrega, Director at National Electric Energy Agency - ANEEL

Questions (15 minutes)


6:45 P.M  -  End of the 1st day

 
 

SECOND DAY - July 6                                                                                               .


8:30 AM - Registration


09:30 AM - TALK SHOW WITH THE LEADERS OF THE BRAZILIAN ELECTRICAL SECTOR
Joint session of the Large Scale PV session and Rooftop PV session

Theme: in this dynamic debate moderated by CanalEnergia, authorities of the electric sector will present their visions, initiatives, proposals and reflections for the development of photovoltaic solar energy in the Brazilian electricity matrix.

Introdutory speech of ABSOLAR (30 minutes):

Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Debate (90 minutes):

Moderation: Rodrigo Ferreira, President at Grupo CanalEnergia

Debaters (no individual presentations):

Eduardo Azevedo, Planning and Executive Development Secretary of the Minister of Mines and Energy (MME)

Luiz Augusto Barroso, President at Energy Research Company (EPE)

Romeu Rufino, General Director at Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL)

Luiz Eduardo Barata, President at ONS (Operator of the National Electric System)

Rui Altieri, President of the Administration Council at CCEE

Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Questions (30 minutes)


12 P.M  -  LUNCH


LARGE SCALE PV CONGRESS

1:30 PM - PANEL 3: PRODUCTIVE CHAIN

Theme: in the last year, there was a significant increase in the quantity and variety of domestic manufacturers in the solar photovoltaic sector. However, in order to continue this effort, there are important obstacles to overcome. In this panel, representatives of government entities and manufacturers will discuss the current situation, the opportunities and challenges for the advancement and densification of the national production chain of components and photovoltaic equipment.

Introductory presentation (15 minutes):

Mapping of the Productive Chain of the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Sector and Opportunities for Small Businesses
Eduardo Tobias
, Director at Clean Energy Latin America (CELA)

Speakers and Debaters (15 minutes each):

José Ricardo Ramos Sales, Foreign Trade Analyst at Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services

Update of the Brazilian Labeling Program for Photovoltaic Equipment
Alexandre Novgorodcev
, Inmetro

Photovoltaic Modules Manufacturing in Brazil: Opportunities and Challenges
Adalberto Maluf,
Director of Marketing, Sustainability and New Businesses at BYD Brasil

Photovoltaic Inverter Manufacturing in Brazil: Opportunities and Challenges
Guilherme Avelar de Souza
, Sales Manager for Solar Photovoltaic at GE Power Conversion

Debate with speakers (30 minutes):

Rodrigo Sauaia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ABSOLAR

Questions (15 minutes)

ROOFTOP PV CONGRESS

1:30 PM - PANEL 3: ROOFTOP PV FINANCE

Theme: in this panel with short and objective presentations, representatives of national and international public and private financial institutions will discuss the ways and some of the new financing solutions for distributed solar photovoltaic generation in Brazil.

Speakers and Debaters (10 minutes each):

1 year of FNE SOL: Results and Next Steps of BNB for Solar Photovoltaic
Joaquim Alfredo da Cruz Filho
, Business Director at Banco do Nordeste do Brasil (BNB)

Financing for Photovoltaic Solar Energy in Sustainable Buildings
Alessandra Panza
, Institutional Relations Director at Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN)

Financing for Photovoltaic Solar Energy in the Central-West Region
Antônio Carlos Nantes de Oliveira
, Superintendent at SUDECO

BNDES Financing Options for ROOFTOP PV
Marilene Ramos
, Energy Department Director at BNDES

BB Agro Energia Financing Line
Marco Tulio Moraes da Costa, 
Director of Agribusiness at Banco do Brasil

Financing Lines for Photovoltaic Solar Energy in the North Region
Representative of Banco da Amazônia (BASA)

Actions of the Ministry of National Integration for the Financing of Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Carlos Rosa
, General Coordinator of the Secretariat of Regional Funds and Fiscal Incentives of the Ministry of National Integration (MIN)

Debate with speakers (25 minutes)

Moderation: Luis Fernandez Pita, General Manager of SunEdison

Questions (15 minutes)


3:30 P.M  -  Coffee break


4:00 PM - PANEL 4: FINANCING FOR LARGE SCALE PV

Theme: in the face of a challenging macroeconomic scenario in the country, new paths and funding opportunities for centrally generated photovoltaic solar plants will be at the center of this panel. In addition to the recent update of the Progressive Nationalization Plan for the Solar Photovoltaic Sector of BNDES, options will be discussed such as green bonds, private equity, venture capital, pension funds and the issuance of incentive debentures.

Introductory presentation (15 minutes):

Helena Chung, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

Speakers and Debaters (15 minutes each):

Green Bonds
Justine Leigh-Bell
, Market Development Director at Climate Bonds Initiative

The Progressive Nationalization Plan for the Solar Photovoltaic Sector
Marilene Ramos
, Energy Department Director at BNDES

The Role of Private Equity and Venture Capital in the Financing of Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants
Representative of the Brazilian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP)

The Role of Pension Funds in the Financing of Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants
Representative of the Brazilian Association of Closed Entities of Complementary Pension Plans (Abrapp)

Infrastructure Incentive Debentures: A Tool for Financing Photovoltaic Solar Power Plants
Angelo José Mont'alverne Duarte
, Undersecretary of the Secretariat of Economic Monitoring of the Ministry of Finance (SEAE-MF)

Financing and Risk Mitigation in UFVs
André Dabus
, Marsch

Debate with speakers (30 minutes):

Moderation: Helena Chung, Bloomberg New Energy Finance - BNEF

Questions (15 minutes)

4:00 pm - PANEL 4: PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Theme: with the accelerated growth solar photovoltaic distributed generation market and the training and qualification of professionals will play a relevant role in guaranteeing the quality, performance and safety of the design, installation, operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic systems. In this panel, national and international representatives from academia, training institutions and government share their experiences, learning, proposals and recommendations for the training and professional training area of he solar photovoltaic sector.

Speakers and Debaters (15 minutes each):

Standards and Certifications for the Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Brazil and in the World
Prof. Dr. Roberto Zilles
, Coordinator of the Laboratory of Photovoltaic Systems of the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo (LSF-IEA-USP)

Technical and Legal Requirements of Photovoltaic Solar Systems Projects
Representative of CONFEA

MEC Actions for Technical Training in Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Paulo Leão,
MEC

Promoting Technical Training in Brazil
Edward Mandukanya
, GIZ

Photovoltaic Installers Certification
Nelson Massai
, SENAI National Directory

The US Experience with Professional Training for the Solar Photovoltaic Sector
Larry Sherwood
, Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC, USA)

Debate with speakers (30 minutes)

Moderation: Rodrigo Kimura, CEO at Engie Solar

Questions (15 minutes)


6:15 P.M  -  End of the Event