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Colombo, 28 - 29 November 2018

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Nov 2810:10
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GUEST OF HONOUR KEYNOTE: The Blueprint for Renewable Power Generation for Sri Lanka

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  • Current progress and outlook
  • Highlights of the renewable industry
  • Demand and supply of renewable energy
  • How does the expansion plan benefit the economy?
  • How does the government support renewable energy expansion?
  • Where does Sri Lanka stand on energy security?
Mr Damitha Kumarasinghe, Director General, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka
Nov 2810:30
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KEYNOTE PANEL: Leading the Future: Opportunities in the Era of Green Energy

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  • Factors driving the green economy
  • Global trends in green energy: Global energy transformation
  • What are the major renewable energy developments in Sri Lanka?
  • Potential projects for Solar and Wind
  • How can we ensure access to modern energy and electricity for all in the transition?
Moderator: Mr Niro Cooke, Director, Capital Maharaja Organisation
Dr B.M.S Batagoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy, Ministry Of Power & Energy
MR Harsha Kumara Wickramasinghe, Deputy Director General, Sri Lanka Suatainable Energy Authority
MR Bahnu Mehrotra, Global Sector Lead for PPP Advisory in Solar and Wind Power, International Finance Corporation
Nov 2811:10
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Keynote Presentation: Wind Solar Hybrid Solutions

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Sampath Kariavasam, GM - Operations, SGRE Lanka, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Power Pvt Ltd
Nov 2812:10
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Sri Lanka’s Solar Energy Potential: Moving Towards Grid Parity

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  • Understanding solar pricing
  • Pathway to grid parity: Is Sri Lanka on track?
  • Challenges of larger-scale integration of solar and wind to the existing power system
  • Identifying bottleneck for low-cost solar
  • What are the measures taken by the government and utility solar developers?
  • Partnering with international and foreign investors
Riyaz Sangani, Chief Executive Officer, Vidullanka
Nov 2812:30
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PANEL: Developer Perspectives: Driving Solar Energy in Sri Lanka

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  • What makes a solar project bankable?
  • Types of incentives for solar developers: what would we have and what would we like to see?
  • Role of FDI and partnerships opportunities
  • Risk Management in solar projects
  • Integrating projects with energy storage
  • Overcoming operational bottlenecks to prevent project delays
Moderator: Sudarsha De Silva, Chief Editor, Earthlanka News Network
Mr Prabaljit Sarkar, Director Business Development, Infraco Asia
Awantha Atapattu, CEO & Chairman, Genso Power Technologies
Mr Jayantha Jayamanna, Chief Operating Officer, Jlanka Technologies Pvt Ltd
Mr Samanjith Udumulaga, Chief Executive Officer, Access Solar Ltd
Nov 2814:10
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The Blueprint for Success: Building Utility-Scale Solar Projects from Ground Zero

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  • Roadmap for a solar utility project
  • Assessment of viability, cost and returns
  • Risks and considerations
  • Importance of participation of local and international partners
Mr Naleendra Kularatne, Project Manager, Jlanka Technologies Pvt Ltd
Nov 2814:30
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Commercialising Solar Rooftop Projects: Partnering with Industry

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  • Types of commercial partnerships
  • Identifying stakeholders and partners
  • Solar commercial power plant investment
  • Fostering effective collaboration
  • Energy transition pathways
Mr Kushaan Jayasuriya, Director, Alpha Solar Energy Systems (Pvt) Ltd / SOLAR THERM
Nov 2814:50
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Solar Made Simple - Complete Solar Kit For Your Roof

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Todd Li, Director of Sales, Trina Solar Development Pte Ltd
Nov 2815:10
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The Growth of Residential Rooftops: How can Residential Solar Meet its Potential in Sri Lanka?

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  • The Battle for Solar Energy Programme (Soorya Bala Sangramaya)
  • Types of residential roof-top solar PV systems
  • How to scale to meet peak demands
  • How do individuals become “energy literate” as energy decisions overlap with basic household choices?
Awantha Atapattu, CEO & Chairman, Genso Power Technologies
Nov 2816:10
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Designing the Energy Transition Process: Should you Retrofit or Upgrade Existing Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure?

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  • How can effective transition lead to a more sustainable, affordable, secure and inclusive energy system be enabled?
  • Power generation and the grid to distribute it – scaling to meet peak demand.
  • Retrofit or replace existing infrastructure?
  • Designing and implementation of the transition – challenges and meeting government policies objectives
Ms Sarah Fairhurst, Partner, Lantau Group
Nov 2816:30
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On-grid and Off-grid Design, Availability & Systems

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  • Energy Grid overview
  • Types of grid systems
  • On-grid and off-grid designs
  • Grid availability factor and optimisation
  • Prevention of grid failures
Mr Murali Haripalan, Director, Operations, Canopy Power
Nov 2816:50
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New Transmission & Distribution Technologies

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  • Trends driving change in the industry: Electrification, Decentralisation, Digitalisation
  • The future of electricity
  • What is Grid Edge Transformation?
  • Next generation transmission & distribution technologies
Tharindu De Silva, Electrical Engineer, Lanka Electricity Company
Nov 2817:10
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KEYNOTE PANEL: Sri Lanka’s Smart Energy Future: Game-changing Trends and Technologies

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  • Overview of smart energy trends, technologies and strategy
  • How is Sri Lanka responding and preparing for a smart energy future?
  • New technologies are changing utility charging models
  • Leverage on smart technologies to create
  • How can Sri Lanka smart energy future benefit from Digital Transformation?
  • Identifying the limiting factors towards smart energy
Moderator: Mr Murali Haripalan, Director, Operations, Canopy Power
Dr Udayanga Hemapala, Senior Lecturer - Department of Electrical Engineering, University Of Moratuwa
Tharindu De Silva, Electrical Engineer, Lanka Electricity Company
Suranga Pathirana, CEO, Green Energy Capital

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Nov 2910:10
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KEYNOTE PANEL: Making Renewable Energy Projects Bankable in Sri Lanka

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  • Current developments in renewable energy projects
  • How can Sri Lanka boost its competitiveness?
  • Role of multi-lateral investors
  • How to attract more Foreign Direct Investors into Sri Lanka’s energy projects?
  • Identifying the critical factors in attracting foreign investors and long-term capital to an emerging market like Sri Lanka
  • What are investor’s considerations when investing in emerging markets? How do yields and risks compare?
  • Are current incentives and regulations attractive for international investors and developers?
  • Creating stable and long-term returns for investors
  • Working with local partners for market entry
  • Financial viability of projects: How do yields compare with other emerging markets?
  • Ensuring optimum renewable energy resources and installation costs to ensure financial viability in the current environment of difficult financing
  • Driving equity financing for renewable energy projects
Moderator: Mr Mayura Botejue, Senior Consultant, DNV GL Energy
Mr Kapila Subasinghe, Vice President, DFCC Bank
Victor Antonypillai, Country Officer, Sri Lanka &, International Finance Co
MR Ranishka Wimalasena, Senior Project Officer, Asian Development Bank - ADB
Nov 2911:50
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Turning Ideas into Assets: The Sri Lanka Wind Opportunity

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  • The business case for wind energy in Sri Lanka
  • Wind projects feasibility
  • Exploring types of wind turbines: onshore and offshore
  • Wind and energy storage technologies
  • Can digitalisation optimise the output of wind energy?​
  • Wind energy funding opportunities
Mr Mayura Botejue, Senior Consultant, DNV GL Energy
Nov 2912:10
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Navigating the legal and regulatory framework applicable to wind power projects

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  • Overview of the applicable laws and regulations to wind power projects
  • How to work within the regulatory framework
  • Overview of the project structure and power purchase
  • How investors should work to meet Sri Lankan standards and regulations in wind power construction
Laila Nasry, Partner, Tiruchelvam Associates
Nov 2912:30
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PANEL: Wind Developer Perspectives

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  • Overcoming bottlenecks in developing large-scale wind projects in Sri Lanka and surrounding countries
  • What can be done to accelerate wind power development?
  • Strategies for market entry
  • Working with local partners for market entry
  • Overcoming regulatory and financing hurdles
  • Mitigating risks in wind project development
  • Scaling up wind projects
Moderator: Olivier Duguet, Chief Executive Officer, The Blue Circle
Mr Anura Wijayapala, Chief Executive Officer, WinDForce Management Services Pvt Ltd
Laila Nasry, Partner, Tiruchelvam Associates
Mrs Ishani Palliyaguru, Assistant Vice President, NDB Bank
Mr Geeth Balasuriya, DEG Representative, DEG-KFW Banking Group
Nov 2914:10
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The Sri Lanka Solar Opportunity: Micro Solar Power Plants

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  • Roadmap for a solar utility project
  • Assessment of viability, cost and returns
  • Risks and considerations
  • Importance of participation of local and international partners
Dr Asanka Rodrigo, Director, University Of Moratuwa
Nov 2914:30
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Energy Infrastructure Development, Storage Trends & what that Means for Sri Lanka

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  • Types of commercial partnerships
  • Identifying stakeholders and partners
  • Solar commercial power plant investment
  • Fostering effective collaboration
  • Energy transition pathways
Mr Niro Cooke, Director, Capital Maharaja Organisation
Nov 2914:50
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Integrating Energy Storage into Solar Projects

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  • Investments opportunities and industry outlook
  • Key factors to a successful project
  • Case studies and experience of implementation of the project
  • Returns of Investments
  • New opportunities locally
Ms Sarah Fairhurst, Partner, Lantau Group
Nov 2915:40
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PANEL: Fuelling your business through renewable energy: the benefits to your business and the environment

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  • Benefits of moving to renewable energy
  • The cost of implementing and the return on your investment
  • Choosing the right renewable energy source for your business
  • Why moving to a sustainable business agenda is better for your company as a whole
Jude Kasturri Arachchi, Director - Engineering, Jetwing Hotels Ltd
Samanjith Udumalagala, Chief Executive Officer, Access Solar
Nov 2916:20
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The importance of sustainably powered businesses

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  • Best Practices in sustainable business
  • Case study - Successful Business Model in powered by renewable energy
  • Work with the environment you are in
Jude Kasturri Arachchi, Director - Engineering, Jetwing Hotels Ltd
last published: 26/Nov/18 10:05 GMT

 

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