Wednesday 13 NovemberPre-Conference Dinner

(additional registration for the dinner is required)

Conference Program

Thursday 14 November 2019

08:30Arrival and registration

09:00Opening & Welcome

Session 1

09:20Market Status Update

  • Key market trends
  • Investor landscape
ERNŐ KISS /// PRESIDENT - HUNGARIAN PV & SOLAR COLLECTOR ASSOCIATION
Ernő Kiss, President of the Hungarian PV and Solar Collector Association, has done voluntary work for the past decade to promote and encourage the spread and social acceptance of PV and solar collectors in the Hungarian market. Today the Hungarian PV and Solar Collector Association has more than 300 member companies that are active in the Hungarian solar industry. As a business owner, Ernő has invested in solar energy for 20 years. He has organized and executed several domestic and cross-border renewable energy investments. Market share of the company is significant in household and commercial sized solar systems, while PV power plants are also being implemented is succession. Currently, a total of 70 MW capacity is under construction.
ERNŐ KISS
PRESIDENT /// HUNGARIAN PV & SOLAR COLLECTOR ASSOCIATION

09:40Adding MW capacity in Hungary

  • Potentials of solar in Hungary
  • Current grid structure and possible improvements
  • The utility mindset
10:25 NETWORKING BREAK

Session 2

11:10Current regulatory schemes in Hungary

  • Moving from the KAT and METAR-KAT regime to new regulatory schemes
  • Ongoing projects under the KAT and METAR support scheme
PÉTER HORVAI-HILLENBRAND /// HEAD BANKING & FINANCE - OPPENHEIM
Péter Horvai-Hillenbrand studied at and graduated from Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law in 2003, postgraduate studies at Eötvös Loránd University School of Law in tax law and at Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Business Administration (Corvinus) in economics. Joined the Budapest office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 2004. Associate of Oppenheim since 2008 and a partner of the firm since 2015. Péter is the head of the Banking and Finance practice. Author of several publications in the banking and finance subject and frequent speaker at conferences.
PÉTER HORVAI-HILLENBRAND
HEAD BANKING & FINANCE /// OPPENHEIM

11:30Upcoming auctions in Hungary

  • Status quo and future outlook
  • Prospects and benefits of the upcoming auctions

11:50The international perspective on operating in Hungary

  • Why are international players interested in the Hungarian solar market?
  • What are the main barriers of entrance?
12:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

Session 3

14:00Solar success stories in Hungary

  • Cases studies of successful projects
  • A retrospective view on what went well, what went wrong and what can be improved
LUKÁŠ JELÍNEK /// BUSINESS & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - PHOTON ENERGY
A short bio will follow soon...
LUKÁŠ JELÍNEK
BUSINESS & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER /// PHOTON ENERGY

14:40Scope of O&M in Hungary

  • Case study on O&M best practices
JÓZSEF MÓZES /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - PHOTON ENERGY
József Mózes is a senior level professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the field of operation and maintenance, facility, property and asset management.

József obtains a history of +10 years as CEO of private companies like Colliers International O&M Hungary, with international clients.
JÓZSEF MÓZES
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PHOTON ENERGY

15:05Forecasting production & balancing of the grid

  • Important considerations to ensure the security of supply
  • Potential impact on the grid network
LUKÁŠ PORKERT /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - PHOTON ENERGY
Lukáš Porkert is the Managing Director of Control & Monitoring at Photon Energy. He is responsible for the management of the PV monitoring system, tracking KPI and SLA, as well as the implementation of the monitoring software and hardware for PV plants. In addition, he oversees all communications, processes and deliverables between Control and O&M departments.
LUKÁŠ PORKERT
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// PHOTON ENERGY
15:30 NETWORKING BREAK

Session 4

16:15Making solar bankable in Hungary

  • Project refinancing
  • Investor outlook
  • Innovative financing schemes
  • Opportunities for international companies and investors

17:00Setting a vision for the future

  • Redefining the notion of energy production and consumption
GEORG HOTAR /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - PHOTON ENERGY
Georg co-founded Photon Energy in 2008 and has led the group’s expansion in Europe and overseas as CEO. Before Photon Energy, he established a finance and strategy advisory boutique focused on the CEE region and previously held various positions in financial services in London, Zurich and Prague.
GEORG HOTAR
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// PHOTON ENERGY
17:15 CLOSING REMARKS
17:30 NETWORKING DRINKS