Forum Program

DAY 2 ‐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-10:15am Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks
10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Pakistan: Short-term benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

  • 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

  • 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- 12:00am The Local Perspective: Key Issues to Successfully Initiate Solar Power Plants
12:00pm-12:20pm The International Perspective: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Global Markets

  • 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
12:20pm-1:30pm Executive Roundtable Discussion: 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?
1:30pm- 2:30pm Networking Break
SESSION 3: UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESSFUL SOLAR MARKET TAKE-OFF IN PAKISTAN – AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES, FINANCING MECHANISMS AND LOCAL VALUE CREATION
2:30pm-3:00pm Technology Focus: Which Solar Energy System PV, CSP, SPV or Hybrid is Best Suited for Pakistan and Why?

  • 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 perspective
3:00pm-3:20pm Core Elements of Financing a Solar Project in Pakistan

  • Financing mechanisms to stimulate funding of the local value chain
  • Global experiences in institutional and private financing of renewables
  • What makes a product/project bankable? The equity providers’ perspective
  • Managing expectations while attracting investors in the early development stage
3:20pm- 3:40pm Networking Break
3:40pm- 4:00pm Opportunities and Risks for Industrial Solar Manufacturing in Pakistan

  • Increasing the depth of integration and value creation
  • Localization requirements and likely impact on project pricing and bankability
  • Converting global experience into local excellence: The vision of a leading solar technology hub in the GCC
4:00pm-4:30pm Interactive Q&A Session: 360° Review of Solar Market Requirements to Create a Vibrant Industry in Pakistan

Conference delegates will get the chance to reflect new findings and ask questions to the speakers

4:30pm Conference Closing
DAY 3 ‐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
10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Afghanistan: Short-term Benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

  • 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 Afghanistan’s Solar Ambitions | Regulatory Framework and Governmental Support

  • Political discourse on energy transition
  • Reasons for and ways to independence of energy imports from neighboring countries
  • Publicly supported ventures
11:15am-11:45am Emerging Solar Technologies | Cutting-edge Systems for Afghanistan

  • Tailor-made solar systems for special geographical conditions
  • Special solar projects implemented in the region
  • Infrastructural basic conditions and concrete steps to modernization
11:45am- 12:15pm Prospects for Investors | Successful Realization of Solar Projects

  • Concrete opportunities and legal challenges for local and foreign companies
  • Guidelines on how to finance and structure solar energy projects
  • Recent best-practice examples
PV Briefing & Networking Forum (20th March 2020- Friday)
DAY 2 ‐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-10:15am Conference Opening and Welcome Remarks
10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Pakistan: Short-term benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

  • 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

  • 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- 12:00am The Local Perspective: Key Issues to Successfully Initiate Solar Power Plants
12:00pm-12:20pm The International Perspective: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Global Markets

  • 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
12:20pm-1:30pm Executive Roundtable Discussion: 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?
1:30pm- 2:30pm Networking Break
SESSION 3: UNDERSTANDING THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR SUCCESSFUL SOLAR MARKET TAKE-OFF IN PAKISTAN – AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES, FINANCING MECHANISMS AND LOCAL VALUE CREATION
2:30pm-3:00pm Technology Focus: Which Solar Energy System PV, CSP, SPV or Hybrid is Best Suited for Pakistan and Why?

  • 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 perspective
3:00pm-3:20pm Core Elements of Financing a Solar Project in Pakistan

  • Financing mechanisms to stimulate funding of the local value chain
  • Global experiences in institutional and private financing of renewables
  • What makes a product/project bankable? The equity providers’ perspective
  • Managing expectations while attracting investors in the early development stage
3:20pm- 3:40pm Networking Break
3:40pm- 4:00pm Opportunities and Risks for Industrial Solar Manufacturing in Pakistan

  • Increasing the depth of integration and value creation
  • Localization requirements and likely impact on project pricing and bankability
  • Converting global experience into local excellence: The vision of a leading solar technology hub in the GCC
4:00pm-4:30pm Interactive Q&A Session: 360° Review of Solar Market Requirements to Create a Vibrant Industry in Pakistan

Conference delegates will get the chance to reflect new findings and ask questions to the speakers

4:30pm Conference Closing
Solar Pakistan (Afghanistan Forum) (21st March 2020- Saturday)
DAY 3 ‐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
10:15am-10:45am Keynote | Assessing the Viability of Solar Energy in Afghanistan: Short-term Benefits and Future Energy Scenarios

  • 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 Afghanistan’s Solar Ambitions | Regulatory Framework and Governmental Support

  • Political discourse on energy transition
  • Reasons for and ways to independence of energy imports from neighboring countries
  • Publicly supported ventures
11:15am-11:45am Emerging Solar Technologies | Cutting-edge Systems for Afghanistan

  • Tailor-made solar systems for special geographical conditions
  • Special solar projects implemented in the region
  • Infrastructural basic conditions and concrete steps to modernization
11:45am- 12:15pm Prospects for Investors | Successful Realization of Solar Projects

  • Concrete opportunities and legal challenges for local and foreign companies
  • Guidelines on how to finance and structure solar energy projects
  • Recent best-practice examples