PAST Webinar: Heads up on O&M and AM developments in the US

Tuesday 21 March 2017 - 9:30am PST - 12:30pm EST - 5:30 PM CET


If there is one person who keeps track of all key changes and developments in the O&M and AM field in the US, it's Cedric Brehaut. Cedric, who writes several O&M and Asset Management reports, joined us in this one-hour webinar to share key figures and insights from his recent research as well as a Q&A session in which he addressed questions from the audience. 

Topics that were covered: 
- Cumulative installed capacity in the U.S. (Q4 2016), split by segment and top states
- Market forecast, trends and 2017-2018 outlook
- Consolidation: key asset portfolio and service provider M&A transactions
- Major AM/O&M service contract wins/transfers
- Market trends in AM/O&M

CEDRIC BREHAUT /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - SOLICHAMBA
Cedric Brehaut is an expert in the monitoring and operations & maintenance of PV systems with extensive experience in the solar industry and over thirteen years in Silicon Valley. After seven years spent developing, managing and marketing security software products, Cedric joined the solar industry in 2007 as a director of product management for SunEdison and was a key contributor to the development and growth of the company’s services business unit. During Cedric’s tenure, SunEdison created and launched a new suite of turnkey services for PV plants, including managed monitoring, operations & maintenance, billing, and asset management services. Cedric also acted as the business development leader for these products. In 2011, he established SoliChamba Consulting and began offering consulting services to various firms in the solar industry. Cedric authors the solar industry's most comprehensive reports on PV monitoring and operations & maintenance (O&M) markets, published by GTM Research: 'Global PV Monitoring: Technologies, Markets and Leading Players’, 'Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management: Services, Markets and Competitors’, and ‘U.S. Distributed PV O&M and Asset Management'. Cedric also speaks at conferences and events around the globe, from Milan to San Francisco.
CEDRIC BREHAUT
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SOLICHAMBA

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PAST Webinar: PID: mechanisms, recognition and mitigation

16 February - 9amPST - noon EST - 6pm CET (RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW)


Join us in this one-hour, complimentary webinar.

Program:

  • Brief introduction
    Eelco Hoogduin /// Project Manager - Solarplaza

  • Presentation of Module Degradation Results Across Multiple Stress Tests
    Jenya Meydbray /// VP Strategy & Business Development - DNV GL

    • What is Potential Induced Degradation (PID) in PV modules
    • PID statistics from lab data
    • How negative grounding prevents PID
  • Actual case (Field data) of PID
    Adrián Ramos /// Sr. Business Developer - Omron

    • Method for identification and mitigation (PID Box)
    • Announcing UL certified, PID-preventive Inverter release by OMRON in 2017
ADRIÁN RAMOS /// SR. BUSINESS DEVELOPER - OMRON
Adrián Ramos works for Omron as a Senior Business Developer in the Environmental Solution Business (ESB) division. He is responsible for the new business strategy development and leadership; partnerships, customer interaction and product innovation, particularly to North America. He has worked as technical PV asset manager of a portfolio over 150MW in Italy and been responsible of the largest operational PV plant in Bulgaria. He has also contributed as Site Manager to the construction of a 10MW PV facility in France. In addition to that, Adrian has provided PV designs, technical due diligences and onsite technical audits to several hundreds of PV solar MWs. He holds a Master of Engineering in Energy Technologies from the Carlos III University of Madrid and a Master in Economics from UNED.
ADRIÁN RAMOS
SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPER /// OMRON

JENYA MEYDBRAY /// VP STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - DNV GL
Jenya Meydbray is the VP of Strategy and Business Development for DNV GL’s Laboratory Services group. Formerly the co-founder and CEO of PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), Jenya successfully ramped and sold the first laboratory business in the US focused on supporting the solar financial community. He has worked on developing methods of evaluating PV performance for power plant level risk assessment and mitigation. Prior to founding PVEL, Jenya was the Senior Quality and Reliability Engineer at SunPower where he developed accelerated test methods for high efficiency solar cells and modules. Jenya began his career at NASA Ames Research Center's hyper-gravity facilities. Jenya received an MS and BS at Boston University and UC Santa Cruz, respectively, and holds two photovoltaic-related patents. He has authored many articles and regularly speaks at conferences. Jenya is an Advisory Board Member to NREL's International PV Module Quality Assurance Task Force and serves on the Board of Directors of PVComplete, a solar design software company.
JENYA MEYDBRAY
VP STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// DNV GL

EELCO HOOGDUIN /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
A short bio will follow soon...
EELCO HOOGDUIN
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA

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PAST Webinar: Facing the challenges of a booming solar portfolio

24 January - 9amPST - noon EST - 6pm CET (RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW)


View the recordings of this one-hour, complimentary webinar, to gain deeper insights in the challenges that emerge with rapidly growing solar portfolios, approaches to face these challenges and lessons learned with the selection of the right tools and software to support growth.

TOPICS:

  • Insight into Cypress Creek's fast growing solar portfolio, comprising 120 plants with a combined capacity of >1GW

  • Dealing with various (sub)contractors and monitoring platforms

  • Building an Asset Management team that is ready for growth

  • How to manage large volumes of data and maintain data integrity

  • Lessons learned with selecting the appropriate portfolio management tools

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CHRIS FRANTZ /// VP ASSET MANAGEMENT - CYPRESS CREEK
Chris leads Asset Management at Cypress Creek, focusing on maximizing the performance, reliability, and profitability of Cypress’ operating solar assets. Prior to his role in Asset Management, Chris managed a development pipeline of over 240 MW of solar projects for Cypress across the U.S., including in Texas, New York, and Maryland.
Prior to Cypress, Chris worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he led the development of air regulations on utility scale power plants and oil and natural gas hydraulic fracturing operations. Prior to joining the EPA, Chris worked with California electric utilities such as Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric, and San Diego Gas and Electric on the development, implementation, and evaluation of demand response and demand side management programs.
Chris holds a B.A. in Environment, Economics, and Politics from Claremont McKenna College, a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
CHRIS FRANTZ
VP ASSET MANAGEMENT /// CYPRESS CREEK

EDMEE KELSEY /// CEO - 3MEGAWATT
Edmee Kelsey brings a wealth of solar asset management expertise to her role as founder and CEO of 3megawatt. 3megawatt provides solar asset management software designed to support asset owners with managing their solar portfolio risks and asset managers with reducing their asset management costs. As former CFO of Main Street Power, she closed project financing for over 100 of distributed solar PV projects and was responsible for the asset management of those solar assets. As a former VP at the investment bank JP Morgan and managing director of a clean energy corporate finance advisory firm, she gained a deep understanding of the requirements of project finance providers and sponsors, funds and investors. Her background as a founder and CEO of a venture-backed telecom service provider brings utility billing, asset tracking and O&M service ticketing experience.
EDMEE KELSEY
CEO /// 3MEGAWATT

STEFANO CRUCCU /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Stefano Cruccu is Project Manager at Solarplaza and currently responsible for the company's line of Solar Asset Management events taking place in Europe, USA and Japan. Stefano joined Solarplaza in 2011, taking a lead role in the acquisitions team and managing global accounts. Over the course of 2012 he has assumed more project-focused roles and has become deeply involved in the concept development and organization of new events. Stefano has built up specific expertise in the fields of Solar Asset Management, Operations & Maintenance and Solar Crowd Funding. Alongside his work for Solarplaza, he has been involved in crowd funding initiatives in the northern provinces of The Netherlands. Stefano received his education at the Delft University of Technology and holds a Masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering (Strategic Product Design).
STEFANO CRUCCU
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA

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PAST Webinar: Key O&M considerations in Pre-connection,
Early operation and End-of-life phase

16 February - 11am PST (RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW)


  • What should be in the pre-interconnection service?

  • O&M priorities and best practices during first years of operations.

  • Service considerations related to a plant’s end of life phase.

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STEFANIE PADGETT
DIRECTOR OF SALES, OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE /// FIRST SOLAR
JAMIE MORDARSKI
SR. MANAGER O&M NORTH AMERICA /// SMA

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