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 Forum Program

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20 March 2020 – Friday

SESSION 1: SETTING THE SCENE FOR SOLAR ENERGY IN PAKISTAN – ESSENTIALS TO CREATE A LEADING & SUSTAINABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR
10:00am-10:05am Welcome Remarks

Saleem Khan Tanoli, CEO, FAKT Exhibitions Pvt Ltd
10:06am-10:15am Conference Opening/Moderator

Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO, Joint Forces for Solar
  • Latest updates on regulatory frameworks that are currently in place.
  • What are the legal challenges for local and foreign companies in Pakistan?
  • Guidelines on how to structure renewable energy projects.

 

10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Pakistan: Short-term benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

INTRODUCTION BY:
Tauseef H. Farooqi, Chairman, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)
SPEAKERS:
  • Imtiaz Hussain Baloch, Finance Professional, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)
  • Ali Feroz Khan, Electrical Engineer, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)

 

  • A review of the electricity market, renewable energy market and related organizations.
  • Renewable energy targets in Pakistan.
  • The role of Solar Energy in Pakistan’s energy mix 2030.

 

10:45am-11:15am Keynote | Renewable Energy Policies and the Regulatory Framework

Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director,Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)
  • Latest updates on regulatory frameworks that are currently in place.
  • What are the legal challenges for local and foreign companies in Pakistan?
  • Guidelines on how to structure renewable energy projects.

 

11:15am-11:30am Networking Break
SESSION 2: REAL LIFE EXAMPLES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SUCCESSFUL SOLAR ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
11:30am- 11:50am The Local Perspective: Key Issues to Successfully Initiate Solar Power Plants

Umer Farooq, Vice President Investments Pakistan, Yellow Door Energy
11:50pm-12:10pm Launch a New Era of Smart Energy

Craig  Shen, Director of System Application Department, GoodWe Solar Academy , JIANGSU GOODWE POWER SUPPLY TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
  • International best practice case studies from a market leader.
  • Global experiences in institutional and private financing of renewables.
  • Key issues: Regional specifics, logistical challenges and maintenance.

 

12:10pm-01:00pm Part 1:Executive Statement on Synchronizing Domestic & International Efforts to Facilitate Market Growth in Pakistan

  • Smooth market take-off: Lessons Pakistan can learn from other renewable energy programs.
  • Successful strategies to promote solar energy in Pakistan – Highlighting the local and international view.
  • How to enter the solar market in Pakistan? Basics of a successful market entry for international players.
  • What can European and Pakistani companies offer in a Joint Venture?
SPEAKERS:
  • Muhammad Saqlain Arshad, Senior Partner, SAQLAIN, HUSNAIN & CO..
  • Waqas Nazir Awan, Engineer, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila.
  • Syed Rafay Ali, Branch Manager, Jubaili Bros Solar

 

1:00pm- 2:00pm Networking Break
2:00pm- 2:40pm Part 2: Executive Statement on Synchronizing Domestic & International Efforts to Facilitate Market Growth in Pakistan

  • Smooth market take-off: Lessons Pakistan can learn from other renewable energy programs.
  • Successful strategies to promote solar energy in Pakistan – Highlighting the local and international view.
  • How to enter the solar market in Pakistan? Basics of a successful market entry for international players.
  • What can European and Pakistani companies offer in a Joint Venture?
SPEAKERS:
  • Ubaid Rehman, Assistant Managing Director, Maxell Power (Pvt.) Ltd.
  • Karl-Heinz Tönges, Head of Strategic Projects & Markets, S:FLEX GmbH
  • Sylvio Zeidler, Sales Manager, KBE Elektrotechnik GmbH

 

SESSION 3: UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESSFUL SOLAR MARKET TAKE-OFF IN PAKISTAN – AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES, FINANCING MECHANISMS AND LOCAL VALUE CREATION
2:40pm- 3:00pm Non Renewable, Renewable and Solar Energy Options- Challenge and Way Forward

Zaigham M. Rizvi, Expert Consultant World Bank , Affordable Housing and Energy Poverty
3:00pm-3:20pm Technology Focus: Which Solar Energy System PV, CSP, SPV or Hybrid is Best Suited for Pakistan and Why?

Aamir Hussain, CEO, Tesla-PV
  • Review of technologies available in the marketplace incl. solar modules, inverters, mounting systems, trackers and balance of system components.
  • Critical success factors in optimizing solar plants to receive higher returns.
  • Maximum energy yield by combining high efficiency technologies with a module design adapted to desert and sunbelt regions.
  • The role of energy storage systems in the renewable energy segment – Long-term perspectives.

 

3:20pm-3:40pm Core Elements of Financing a Solar Project in Pakistan

Omar M. Malik, Director Business Development, Shams Power
  • Financing mechanisms to stimulate funding of the local value chain.
  • Global experiences in institutional and private financing of renewable.
  • What makes a product/project bankable? The equity providers’ perspective.
  • Managing expectations while attracting investors in the early development stage.

 

3:40pm- 4:00pm Future of Grid in the Light of Distributed Energy Adoption in Pakistan

Waqas Haroon Moosa, CEO, Hadron Solar
  • How utilities around the globe are dealing with the phenomenon of distributed solar.
  • Current legislation, regulations and policies in Pakistan.
  • Opportunities and challenges of distributed solar and other innovations in Pakistan.
  • The critical need for planning for the future.

 

4:00pm-4:20pm Energy Sector Integration – A Future Based on Renewable Energy

Muhammad Azrum Ansari, Key Account Manager-Solar Divison, Fronius Middle East FZE
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21 March 2020 – Saturday

SESSION 1 – ACCELERATING SOLAR ENERGY IN AFGHANISTAN – ESSENTIALS TO GROW A LEADING & SUSTAINABLE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR
10:00am-10:15am Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks

SPEAKER: Saleem Khan Tanoli, CEO, FAKT Exhibitions Pvt Ltd
10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Afghanistan: Short-term Benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

SPEAKER: Amin Sukhera, CEO SkyElectric Pvt. Ltd
  • A review of the electricity market, renewable energy market and related organizations
  • Renewable energy targets in Afghanistan
  • The role of Solar Energy in Afghanistan’s energy mix 2032
10:45am-11:15am Cutting-edge Solar Technologies for Afghanistan | Bifacial Module and PV Project Solution in Afghanistan

SPEAKER: Jia Chao, Electrical Engineer and Sales Director, LONGi Solar
  • Tailor-made solar systems for special geographical conditions
  • Special solar projects implemented in the region
  • Infrastructural basic conditions and concrete steps to modernization
11:15am-11:45am Cutting-edge Solar Technologies for Afghanistan | The Mounting System is the Insurance of the PV System

SPEAKER: Karl-Heinz Tönges, Head of Strategic Projects & Markets, S:FLEX GmbH
  • PPA’s and other business models … what is important for the customer?
  • The assembly system of a PV system preserves the value of the building!
  • Choosing the right mounting system … more important than choosing the PV module?
  •  The whole is more than the sum of its parts … Experience is the key
11:45am- 12:15pm Prospects for Investors | Successful Realization of Solar Projects

SPEAKER: Najib Rahman Sabory, Head, Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU)
  • Concrete opportunities and legal challenges for local and foreign companies
  • Guidelines on how to finance and structure solar energy projects
  • Recent best-practice examples
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