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    Solar Asset Management 2.0: Meeting O&M Challenges and Maximizing Performance, Oct 26, 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST, Webinar

  • 26 October 2017
Solar Asset Management 2.0: Meeting O&M Challenges and Maximizing Performance, Oct 26, 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST, Webinar
Event Description

Focusing on utility-scale projects, this webinar will synthesize learnings from utilities and other asset owners and operators. We will compare actual O&M challenges and performance monitoring practices within utility solar and solar + storage portfolios.

We will examine how utilities make asset management decisions and the considerations for these decisions. The speakers will highlight needs and/or changes in project planning and operations as a result of real-life scenarios.



The audience will learn:

Asset management and resource needs throughout project delivery and how it can affect the ultimate performance and operations phases of a solar asset.

Assessing the need for 3rd party support in asset management and O&M for solar, and solar + storage

Early stakeholder involvement to lower long-term project risks and thus increase asset value.

  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Daisy Chung Manager, Research, SEPA
      Daisy Chung joined SEPA’s research team in 2014 to lead specialized solar research ranging from nationwide policy to utility customer offerings. She has also re‐launched the Utility Solar Database, a SEPA members‐only research tool for electric service providers, solar integrators, developers, and policymakers. She comes with years of process implementation experience as a thin‐films engineer at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, with specialization in process start‐ups, qualification, standardization, and failure and root-cause analysis through Six Sigma data analytics and strategies.


      Eric Daniels Managing Director and CEO, Suncycle USA
      Eric Daniels, Managing Director and CEO of Suncycle USA, a sister company of Suncycle GmbH founded in 2007 for the purpose of conducting field diagnostics, quality assessment, and repair of solar power plants. To date, over 3 million modules have been evaluated, using proprietary Suncycle mobile and mini-labs for in-place module inspections.
      Before Suncycle USA, Mr. Daniels served as the regional president for Robert Bosch LLC’s North American solar division. There he introduced structured financing, PPAs, loan and lease products to promote solar system sales.


      Ernest Tom Senior Engineer, Salt River Project
      Ernie Tom is a Senior Engineer at Salt River Project (SRP), a utility company, in Tempe, Arizona. Grid Modernization Services provides maintenance on its distributed PV resources. Ernie has been involved in solar maintenance since 2009 and has helped develop solar maintenance plans for off-grid and commercial-scale PV systems. His current focus is to create a cost and performance benchmarking platform for utility solar stakeholders through the EUCG and its Solar Committee.


      Katherine Janik Principal, Garnet 3 Consulting, LLC
      Katie Janik is the founding principal of Garnet 3 Consulting, providing advisory services in asset management to renewable energy companies, developers, and investors. Katie has maximized the value of solar portfolios and investor returns by building out asset management groups and by streamlining the framework of existing groups. When building out groups, Katie uses a pro-active risk-based approach focusing on structure, process, and skillsets in order to optimize revenue and decrease the risk of underperformance of solar projects.
  • Event type
    • Webinar

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