• 08:15 - 08:45
      • Registration and refreshments

      • 08:45 - 09:00
        • Chair

          Pjotr Schade – Managing Director, Everest Energy Group

        Chairman’s Opening Remarks

      • 09:00 - 09:30
      • Analysing the current financing landscape as it exists within the energy industry in order to assess the possibilities of securing and utilising funds for large projects

        • Identifying the process of getting funding for large projects in order to better understand what is required for a positive outcome

        • Uncovering the best way to manage funds throughout a capital-intensive project in order to optimise cash flow and ensure on-budget completion

        • Overcoming the current economic situation and gaining the confidence of investors by developing plans which take into account the current market situation

        • Developing strategies for sound investment decision making in order to be assured that large investments will gain positive returns

      • 09:30 - 10:00
      • Optimising supply and demand information in order to make the most of plant-wide electricity generation and control expenses

        • Determining if supply generation is at the optimal level and what can be done to reduce the burden on the current supply to ensure security for the future

        • Forecasting what levels of demand will be expected in order to ensure that plant flexibility will allow for appropriate levels of supply

        • Assessing new modelisation tools to assist with the intermittency experienced on both the supply and demand side

        • Forming partnerships to allow for more accurate forecasting and a better use of company resources and generated power

      • 10:00 - 10:30
        • Speaker

          James Whitney – Senior Development Director, Advanced Power

        Developing strategies for effective project planning to ensure proper preparation for a well executed large-scale project in order to produce the most cost effective end product

        • Generating project plans which promote differentiation and specialisation in order to stay competitive, effective and relevant

        • Understanding potential issues which may arise in the process of projects allowing for trouble shooting in advance of the issues and less time spent during project execution

        • Maximising the talent pool for upcoming projects to allow for the best chance of a successful project and the fewest amount of problems leading to quicker completion

        • Identifying the technology and plants that will provide the best solution to any issues with the current energy mix to ensure confident investment

        • Defining project specifications and understanding what can be done to optimise results with these materials for a longer lasting build

      • 10:30 - 11:00
        • Morning refreshment break and networking opportunity

        • 11:00 - 11:30
          • Speaker

            Pjotr Schade – Managing Director, Everest Energy Group

          Investigating the best way to find and ensure investment in a tenuous environment in order to be able to continue building and refurbishing to stay on the cutting edge of energy technology

          • Defining the current political landscape in relation to possible funding opportunities, subsidies and reimbursements to make a more informed decision regarding project planning

          • Evaluating how to make a sound investment decision during a time when only so many projects can be taken on to ensure a positive return on investment and lasting effects on the company’s wellbeing

          • Overcoming market uncertainty to ensure appropriate strategic decisions and allowing for a lower risk level for investors

          • Establishing the positive financial aspects of new builds and plant refurbishments, such as positive net benefits and strong long-term investment choices, in order to better influence potential investors during a poor economic period

        • 11:30 - 12:00
        • Case Study: Uncovering the strategy behind renewable integration in order to lower CO2 levels while maintaining or improving energy output levels to stay competitive

          • Clarifying how renewable and classic energy systems can be produced together to fine tune the energy mix for better and cleaner output in response to international energy policies

          • Understanding the influence and effect of adding renewable resources to current facilities for better cost management and asset control

          • Building appropriate models to better understand supply and demand in order to forecast more accurately and utilise resources to their fullest extent

          • Evaluating the ability of renewable energy sources to assist in maintaining or increasing output levels for a more consistent energy supply

          • Recognising the strategic benefits of modifying the energy mix to include more renewable sources in order to stay competitive

        • 12:00 - 12:30
        • Examining a different viewpoint regarding renewable power challenges and solutions

          • Renewable energy expected investments

          • Dramatic cost decrease of solar PV and growth of installed base

          • Is CSP still a competitive solution?

          • What is the cost of renewable power and what impact on power systems?

          • Regulation requirements in advanced markets due to new power architecture

        • 12:30 - 14:00
          • Lunch break and networking opportunity

          • 14:00 - 14:30
          • Keynote Presentation: Understanding current and future policy regarding energy generation in the European Union in order to ensure compliance with new standards and timelines

            • Determining the differences in policy that exist with current market reforms and understanding how to work within these guidelines to produce power plants which reach specified targets

            • Clarifying current policy to ensure business decisions are made with all available information leading to more sound and secure investments

            • Exploring the future of energy reform and uncovering what will be expected of the industry in order to achieve greater knowledge of the evolution of the energy industry and minimise investment risk

            • Building a base of knowledge surrounding the policies to allow companies to join the discussion of future policies and assist in shaping upcoming legislation

          • 14:30 - 15:00
          • Evaluating the current market place in regards to solar power plants and recognising the positive effect of a solar plant on the current energy mix and bottom line

            • Assessing the possibility of building a concentrated solar plant without the assistance of subsidies

            • Determining the most appropriate type of technology for a new build solar power plant in relation to your available resources and ultimate goals

            • Defining the correct markets in which to build solar plants in order to maximise investment and minimise risk

            • Establishing appropriate transportation for this new energy source across Europe to allow for overall market planning and pricing

          • 15:00 - 15:30
            • Afternoon refreshment break and networking opportunity

            • 15:30 - 16:00
            • Uncovering the challenges and benefits of investing in solar technologies and manufacturing as a method of adding renewable energy sources to the current energy mix to remain competitive

              • Evaluating the process of identifying the appropriate solar technology and exploring challenges which may arise in order to better prepare for these potential outcomes

              • Identifying the technology and business benefits experienced with the addition of solar power and shift in power strategy

              • Investigating the intermittency of solar power and developing strategies to handle this issue in order to maintain a more consistent energy supply

              • Determining the viability of solar power as an addition to the current energy mix to make a sound investment decision

            • 16:00 - 16:30
              • Case Study: Analysing the challenges and benefits of the addition of wind power to the current energy mix in order to lower CO2 levels and achieve a greener portfolio

                • Determining the efficiency of wind plants in order to better understand the implications of adding this renewable energy to a portfolio

                • Recognising the challenges of building a wind farm in regards to placement and transportation of energy to allow for appropriate planning and budgeting

                • Understanding the current policies regarding noise emissions to ensure appropriate planning and to guarantee compliance with laws, saving time and money

                • Identifying which custom materials may be needed to allow for more succinct project planning and ensure less unexpected issues and costs

              • 16:30 - 16:45
                • Chair

                  Pjotr Schade – Managing Director, Everest Energy Group

                Chairman’s closing remarks and close of day one