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PV Operations & Maintenance Forum Europe

November 9 & 10, 2015 - Hamburg, Germany

Optimise your O&M strategy and improve plant performance to maximise yield from your assets.

  • Protect and improve the performance of your assets by developing an intelligent operations strategy that encompasses technical and asset management
  • Mitigate your key maintenance challenges and reduce down-time so you can achieve maximised yields and cut unnecessary expenditure
  • Discover the key to warranty enforcement and effective contract management in order to protect your plants’ profitability, and ensure investor satisfaction
  • Identity the monitoring solutions and data analysis that will result in cost-effective troubleshooting and the pre-empting of failures
  • Understand challenges in maintaining the Balance of System in order to effectively manage your inverters and other components

Expert speakers at PV O&M Europe

At PV Operations & Maintenance Forum Europe, you will hear from the investors, owners, operators, asset managers and O&M providers of the biggest solar PV portfolios in Europe. By learning from their expertise and insight, you will be able to create and develop O&M strategies that maximise the performance of your plant, and evolve your PV O&M techniques for an advanced and cost-effective service provision.

Keynote speakers include Europe’s top PV portfolio owners:

  • Stefan Mueller, COO, Enerparc
  • Mark Turner, Operations Director, Lightsource
  • Thomas Laumont, Head of PV Investments, KGAL
  • Carlos Rey Micolau, Senior Portfolio Manager, Foresight Group

Technical insight from the leading O&M and Asset Management providers:

  • Stefan Degener, Director O&M EMEA, First Solar
  • Michael Ploechl, Head of O&M Business, SMA
  • Abid Kazim, Managing Director, Wise Energy
  • Christian Ahrens, Portfolio Manager, Alceda


Months of in-depth research with professionals working on the front-line of the PV O&M industry, experiencing its challenges first-hand, have lead to the development of the packed 2-day agenda for PV O&M Europe.

Key O&M challenges to be addressed in the agenda include:

  • Asset Optimisation: Utilise the latest techniques and concepts to get the most yield from your plants and achieve financial optimisation
  • Intelligent Monitoring: Learn how to use data analysis and monitor system-level performance in order to make the move towards more intelligent O&M
  • Preventative Maintenance: Discover best practice from the market leaders, in order to ensure your assets are protected
  • Finance: Balance CAPEX and OPEX costs, ensure financier satisfaction, and utilise the latest financial tools in order to gain maximum profitability
  • Warranty and Contracts: Understand the key aspects of ensuring warranty enforcement, and managing contracts to make sure the O&M provider obligations are being met
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