08:30 – 09:00

Registration and coffee


09:00 – 9:30


Opening & welcome

09:30 -11:00




Meeting the targets on renewables, but failing to keep the lights on?


‘Lessons learnt’ from Germany / Spain / Europe / California

(Covering grid integration, creating a market, financial viability, business models, incl policy, subsidies, feed-in tariffs, intermittency, storage options)


1.    What is the ‘winning recipe’? Is there a ‘winning recipe’?

2.    Which technologies provide the optimal solution?

3.    Which technologies should we prioritise?


Lessons learnt – solar, wind and e-storage technologies overview

(examples, focus on combinations, costs and integration factors, grid upgrades, reliability, innovative applications, new developments)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee and tea break

11:30 – 13:00




Obtaining the ‘community license to operate’


Community involvement (how and when?), community ownership (share value, collaboration), community acceptance

Case studies / Examples of community involvement and programmes to encourage and facilitate enhanced sustainability (in the wider sense) to communities

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 16:30

Workshop: Table discussions


1.    Where do you see challenges and opportunities in your country?


a.    Community involvement in projects


                  i.       Community acceptance, involvement, ownership

                 ii.       Role in increasing community resilience / sustainability

                iii.       Illegal connections / non-payment

                iv.       Policy insecurity

                 v.       Role with agriculture, water and food


b.    Grid integration


                  i.       Grid capacity

                 ii.       Cost of capacity upgrade / expansion

                iii.       Grid stability, options & costs

                iv.       Grid parity

                 v.       Feed-in tariffs, subsidies & affordability

                vi.       Competition, big companies taking smaller companies out (who has the better chance to succeed – smaller ones – more agile & flexible, bigger ones, door open, money / funding, infrastructure)

               vii.       Establishing & maintaining a market

              viii.       Funding and investment

                ix.       Policy insecurity


2.    How can these challenges and opportunities be approached to ensure successful implementation?


Case studies / Examples of successful   models and options


3.    What are the most pressing and important issues outstanding (that was not covered today) that should be addressed?


16:30 – 17:00

Feedback from tables

17:00 – 17:15

Summary and closure

Key Speakers


• Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel’s Global Renewable Energies Division Enel Green Power

• Victor Munoz, Denham Capital

• Doug Houseman (Enernex),

• David Townley/Jim Clyde (CTC Global)

• Dr Roland Clark , CEO – Clarke Energy Associates, Director – Latin American and Caribbean Energy Organization, Barbados

• Mike Hopkins | CEO, IceEnergy, Santa Barbara