Sunday, November 20, 2016

Event - PV O&M and Asset Management Conference and Exhibition

The 3rd Annual PV O&M and Asset Management Conference and Exhibition from PV Operations & Maintenance USA will take place on December 6-7, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

The event is Subtitled, O&M and Asset Management to Optimize Performance and Maximize ROI.

Maintaining profits in O&M

With a bumper year for new assets coming online, and an existing fleet of mature assets aging, O&M is now in the limelight as the key element to maintaining your PV asset’s profitability. Preventing failure and maximizing output is essential to protect your asset’s value.

Grid operators and PV plant owners are looking for asset management solutions that are reliable and have robust analytics that can provide actionable intelligence once the plant enters its operational phase. Whereas O&M providers must focus on more detailed supply chain management, as well as predictive maintenance, to provide value in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

With solar companies and investors willing to pay more for higher-value software and hardware solutions to reduce risk from their operating assets and deliver higher lifetime value, the higher demand for portfolio-level asset management tools, PV error analysis, and monitoring software technology means big business for PV O&M suppliers. Strike while the iron is hot

At PV O&M USA 2016 the established experts and disruptive innovators in the industry are meeting for two days of interactive sessions and exclusive debate to establish first-class O&M practices that will optimise performance, improve reliability and maximize overall return.

Asset optimization

Increase your asset revenue through using system, strategic and performance analysis to identify cost-effective optimization opportunities Improve performance:

Maximize your asset’s energy output through intelligent monitoring and data analytics, and the experience of the best-performing operators O&M strategy:

Develop a better O&M strategy and make effective budgetary decisions, through understanding the scope of work required and being able to benchmark different O&M providers Troubleshooting:

Ensure a rapid return to full production by pre-empting failure and mitigating the impacts Inverters and BOS:

Understand your options for maintaining the inverter and BOS post-warranty, to ensure maximum productivity from your system

The U.S. installed 1,665 MW of solar PV in the first quarter 2016, increasing 24% over the previous year, bringing the cumulative number of U.S. solar installations now on-line to 27.5 GW according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The sharpest rise has and will continue to come from the utility sector, but there will also be stronger growth in the commercial and residential markets. By the end of 2016, the US is forecast to have 41 GW of PV capacity online. At the end of 2016, the 30% federal ITC is scheduled to step down to 10% for utility, commercial, and third- party-owned residential PV, and expire altogether for residential PV customers, hence the gold rush now. O&M market to triple in next five years

The global market for megawatt scale operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management is forecast to triple in the next five years, to 488 GW by 2020. The market is, however, in a state of flux. Increased competition in the O&M market has seen a growing number of independent providers coming on to the scene and there has also been consolidation via mergers and acquisitions as well as portfolio-level contracting.


Chris Hinton
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Solar Portfolio Manager

Chad Sachs
Radian Generation

Drew Worts
NRG Solar
Director, Asset Optimization

Tequila Smith
Southern Company
Renewable Energy O&M Manager

Rue Phillips

Mike Moone
Director, Energy Assurance

Their mission: to put O&M under the spotlight, and eliminate the challenges that are preventing your plant reaching its full potential.

The experts speaking at PV O&M USA have extensive experience in the market, and exclusive knowledge of the O&M workings of their industry-leading companies – if you want to grow your O&M strategy, improve your knowledge and get the most out of your PV plants, this is the conference for you! We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in San Francisco!

Latest speakers added

Anand Narayanan, Technical Sales Manager, O&M, First Solar Evan Riley, Vice President of Development Operations, Cypress Creek Renewables Miguel Anel Guerrero, Engineering Manager of North America, Enertis Andy Walker PhD PE, Principal Engineer, NREL Jesse Atkinson, VP Marketing and Business Development, Alion Energy Ron Corio, Founder & CEO, Array Technologies Pramod Krishnani, Manager, Performance Engineering, Sustainable Power Group Patty Liao, Regional Operations Manager, Recurrent Energy Stephen Goodbody, Senior Vice President - Engineering and Operations, Soltage LLC

Latest sessions added

Mapping the future of the PV O&M market Applying Utility Best Practices to Solar Solar asset value and the need for O&M evaluation during the design phase Warranty Management and the Spare Parts Inventory Optimizing the Human Element New Inroads in Monitoring Panel Maintenance O & M Impact on LCOE: Stabilizing Energy Generation and Maximizing Project Finance Sustainability’s Triple Bottom Line - Economic Prosperity, Social Equity and Environmental Stewardship Challenging the Status Quo: Customizing the Scope of Work to maximize your business model Latest sponsors and exhibitors: Alion energy Array Technologies Heliolytics Locus Energy World, Wind & Solar Alencon Systems LLC ISO-CAL North America Phoenix Renewable Services Solv

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