PAST Webinar: How much solar can emerging markets actually handle?

Wednesday 17 May 2017 - 16:00 CEST (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)

Solar energy has become a very attractive option for emerging markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. With falling prices, new government initiatives and new business models, the opportunities for solar seem endless. However, intermittency issues and curtailment risk threaten this growth of solar energy in emerging markets and need to be addressed.

During this webinar Ana Verana Lima (Bloomberg New Energy Finance), Frederik van Pallandt (FMO) and Javier Relanchio (Mott MacDonald)  shed their light on the evolving landscape of solar energy in emerging markets. Especially, they addressed the issues described above, and explained what the role of technological developments including energy storage can be to solve this problem.

JAVIER RELANCIO /// SOLAR PROGRAMME LEADER - MOTT MACDONALD
Javier Relancio is Mott MacDonald’s African Solar Programme Leader, currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. Mott MacDonald has been involved in over 80 renewable energy projects in Africa and, during the last few years, Javier has participated in different roles and phases across these projects, including various solar plants in Kenya, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa.
JAVIER RELANCIO
SOLAR PROGRAMME LEADER /// MOTT MACDONALD
ANA VERENA LIMA /// SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST - BNEF
Ana Verena Lima is the South America lead analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets, looking at policy and regulation, clean energy financing, strategies and future trends for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, among others. Ana Verena previously worked at Itau BBA, looking at project finance for Brazilian power projects. She graduated from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) with a BS in Industrial Engineering.
ANA VERENA LIMA
SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST /// BNEF
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT /// MANAGER ENERGY DEPARTMENT - FMO
Mr Frederik van Pallandt is Manager at the Energy Department of FMO. FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. We support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. We believe a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. At FMO, Frederik manages a team of investment professionals responsible for the structuring and supervision of debt investments in the energy sector in Asia, Easter Europe and Central Asia. Main focus is on renewable energy projects. Frederik joined FMO in 2005. Prior to FMO, he held positions at the World Bank Group and various international commercial banks. Frederik holds Master degrees in Economics and Philosophy.
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT
MANAGER ENERGY DEPARTMENT /// FMO

Program

Opening Words

  • Vision on the transformation of energy supply and demand in emerging markets
  • How technological developments including energy storage, blockchain and IOT will revolutionize the development of solar
  • Evolving solar business models: what is the right path for emerging markets?
  • Managing solar in the energy mix: what lessons can emerging markets learn from the early adopters?
  • Key considerations for sustainable long-term (solar) energy growth in emerging markets
  • Energy supply optimization to maximise ROI of projects and avoid curtailment risk
  • Opportunities and challenges for on-grid, off-grid or mini grid PV and hybrid projects
  • Potential for energy storage to play a significant role in emerging markets

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