Japan Solar + Energy Storage Congress 2018, is the largest congress focusing on solar and energy storage market in Japan. It will take place in Osaka Japan, on 29-30 October, 2018, which gathers Utilities, Developers, Network Providers, R&D, Policy Makers, Renewable Energy System Providers, Manufactures, Energy Storage Solution Providers, Contractors, Designers, Installers to discuss the development of solar & energy storage.
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General Manager, Tokyo Electric Power Company
Takashi Kitajima, General Manager, Tokyo Electric Power Company
Fumiaki Ishida, General Manager, Kansai Electric Power Company
Fumiaki ISHIDA：General Manager, Energy Use Technology Lab., The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc, Graduated University of Tokyo electrical engineering, KEPCo. joined in 1986. Mainly engaged in the transmission and substation facilities planning, power system analysis. Since 2003, Research and Development Dept. R&D planning group manager, 2007 Secretary's Office Manager, 2009 by NEDO (new energy and industrial technology development organization) new energy div. Chief Researcher, 2012 regional energy Office Director through 2017 from the incumbent. Currently engaged in the research and development of the household energy sector. Areas of expertise are power system analysis, renewable energy, smart grid and smart community technology, VPP, block chain.
Hiroshi Okamoto, Executive Vice President, TEPCO Power Grid
Date of Birth: December 9, 1965 Education:Ph.D. in Electric Engineering Tokyo University Present Position: June 2017 Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning TEPCO Power Grid Inc. (in charge of Management Reform)Career: 1993 Joined Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. 2000 Engineering Research Group, Engineering Department;Corporate Planning Department (concurrent positions) 2002 Group Manager, Power System Engineering Group,Engineering Department 2010 Group Manager, Smart Grid Strategy Group, Engineering Department 2013 General Manager, Power System Engineering Center, Power Grid Company; Engineering R&D Department; Corporate Planning Department (concurrent positions) 2014 General Manager, Engineering R&D Department; General Manager, Inter-regional Power Exchange Office,
Management & Planning Division (concurrent positions) 2015 Managing Executive Officer, President of TEPCO Research Institute 2016 Managing Executive Officer, TEPCO Holdings Inc.2017 Present Position
Deputy Director-General, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST
Kinya Sakanishi, Deputy Director-General, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST(FREA)
Education Career; 1983 B.S (Applied Chemistry), Kyushu University 1985 M.S (Molecular Engineering), Kyushu University 1989 Dr.Eng., Kyushu UniversityProfessional Experience 1985 Research Associate, Research Institute of Industrial Science, Kyushu University 1987 Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Advanced Material Science, Kyushu University 1999 Senior Researcher, National Institute of Resources and Environment 2001 Senior Research Scientist, Energy Utilization Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) 2005 Director, Biomass Technology Research Center, AIST Chugoku (Hiroshima Pref.)2012 Supervisory innovation Coordinator, AIST Tsukuba Center 2013 Counselor, International Affairs Division, AIST Tsukuba Center 2015 Deputy Director-General, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA)Honors: 1993 Japan Petroleum Institute, Young Researcher Promotion Award 1998 Japan Institute of Energy, Progression Award 2007 Japan Society of Energy and Resources, Best Paper Award 2015 Award for Japan Institute of EnergyResearch field: Clean Fuel Chemistry, Biomass Conversion Technologies on Bio-gas, Bioethanol, Synthetic Fuel and Chemicals Production
Eiichiro Gotoh, Chief Executive Officer, Ichigo ECO Energy
Gotoh is President & Representative Director of Ichigo ECO Energy, which manages 48Japanese solar power plants (including in-development) with a total panel output of 144MW (101MW currently in operation). He joined
Ichigo in 2010 after a career instructured finance. Gotoh’s expertise in structured finance enabled Ichigo’s full entry into the renewable energy business in November 2012, when he led the acquisition of Solar Way, a venture company operating power plants nationwide. Ichigo ECO Energy has also entered into the wind power business with five plants (total output: 33MW) currently in its pipeline and its first wind power plant scheduled to start operation in December 2019.
Wandee Khunchornyakong Juljarern, Chief Executive Officer, Solar Power Company Group (SPCG)
Dr. Wandee Khunchornyakong Juljarern is the pioneer of the solar farm & solar roof developer in Thailand and ASEAN since 2010. Thailand’s solar power market was at a standstill in 2008, with solar energy accounting for less than 2 MW of installed capacity. Technology costs were falling and the government was starting incentives for renewable energy developers. She, having been in the solar panel manufacturing industry for decades, saw potential. She wanted to help reduce Thailand’s reliance on imported energy, and she believed she could drive economic growth in one of the country’s most impoverished regions at the same time by building utility-scale solar farms. Funding from the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation gave her Solar Power Company Group (SPCG) the boost it needed to attract investors to a then-untested arena in Thailand. By 2014, 260 MW installed capacity from 36 solar farms were completed. Dr. Wandee and SPCG have received numerous international awards, most notably the prestigious Momentum for Change – Women for Results award, part of the UNFCCC’s Lighthouse Activities in 2014 at Lima, Peru. The award honors projects from around the world that address climate change as well as wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
Pablo Otin, Vice President, 8minutenergy Renewables
Pablo Otin has developed over 2+ GW of renewable projects in EU, U.S., Latin America and Asia and pioneered development of solar PV projects in several of these markets. Pablo Otin has held senior roles in manufacturing companies (Gamesa), solar development firms (Gestamp Solar & BP Alternative Energy) and financial institutions (ALLCO, Foresight, LightBeam), before leading the international expansion of 8minutenergy Renewable. 8minutenergy is the largest independent solar PV developer in the U.S., with c. 2.0 GW under contract, and operations in India, Bangladesh, Singapore, Brazil and Mexico.
Prapharat Tangkawattana, Chief Executive Officer, NORTIS Group
Prapharat has more than 20 years of Thai and international working experience in financial institutions, hospitality, coal mining and the solar power business. From 1990 to 2005, Prapharat developed her career as a research analyst focusing on utilities and hotel businesses. She worked with HSBC Securities, BNP Paribas Securities and United Securities PLC. Her experiences developed further in the corporate sector at Banpu PLC and Minor International PLC where she was a senior finance director for nearly 10 years. Prapharat was a member of the Board of Directors for BBL Assets Management from 1997-1998, and LionPort Capital Pte. of Singapore in 2012. In 2010, Prapharat joined Thai Solar Energy PLC as a CFO, when Thailand started implementing solar power under the government subsidized Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) scheme. In June 2014, she became the CFO of Impact Electrons Siam where she successfully increased the company’s capital from THB 4m to THB 1,254m in early 2015. Under her capital raise plan, she managed to provide CAPEX to fund over 120 MW investment for solar power plants during 2010-2014. She is the founder of Nortis Group of Companies and became the Group CEO later in 2015. Prapharat graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor of Economics in 1989. She completed her MBA at Franklin University with full scholarship of Banc One Corp. in Columbus, Ohio in the United States of America in 1993.
Executive Officer, Japan Renewable Energy Corporation
Kiyoshi Doi, Executive Office, Japan Renewable Energy Corporation
K.iyoshi Doi is head of development as Director of the Business Development Division at JRE, where he is responsible for the origination, development, execution and financing of various renewable energy sectors, including PV projects. Kiyoshi joined JRE in 2014 from Sumitomo Corporation, where he was responsible for the evaluation and management of global power projects, including renewable energy.
Mark Leslie, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Fluence
Mark Leslie is Managing Director for Fluence in the Asia Pacific market. He has been working in multiple capacities in energy markets for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Fluence and its predecessor AES Energy Storage, Mark held several positions in Asia, EMEA, and North America working in Safety, Supply Chain & Fuel Management, New Businesses, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Portfolio Management. Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Political Economy and French from Boston College and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Pierre-Jérôme Desmarquest is an International Executive skilled in Services to Power Generation and Industries, a Global Leader with 25 years of experience in Services and turnkey projects to Energy and Industries. Born in France in 1966, his academic qualifications include an Electromechanical Engineer degree at ESME (France), a Business degree at La Sorbonne (France), and an Executive Program at INSEAD (Singapore and France). Speaking 4 languages (French, English, Portuguese and Spanish) he leads and develops multicultural Teams, Engages Teams through changes and growth to deliver beyond expectations since he started working in 1992 at ABB Service France, Lyon as it’s Service Manager of Power Electronics Service unit in France. His journey inside ABB included also other positions until 2004 such as Project Manager (France), Service Manager – ABB Servicio Mexico, SA (Mexico DF), Country Manager – ABB Ivory Coast & Sub-region (Abidjan), and Country Manager – ABB Senegal & Sub-region (Dakar). From 2005 until 2015, Pierre-Jérôme assumes the position of Managing Director at Alstom first in France and later in Alstom Thermal Services Latin America (São Paulo, Brasil). From 2015 until 2017, he worked at GE Power both in Paris and in São Paulo as a Managing Director offering the full range of Services for Steam Turbine, Generator, Gas Turbine, Boiler, AQCS, BoP, Control to Power Plants (Nuclear, Gas, Coal, Oil and Industrial) in France and supporting globally the legacy Alstom French fleets. In Icare Group from Mar.2017 until Sept. 2017 he was the Vice President of Icare Energy – Icare Group, Mies/ Switzerland a Projects Development company to support energy transition, COP 21 commitments, Customer assets competitiveness, EPC and Services Provider. In October 2017 he joined Voltalia as the Head of O&M and Asset Management at Voltalia and Head of Voltalia Portugal looking for increasing renewable energy penetration factor.
Over 20 years’experience in the transportation, security and renewable energy sectors. He has held executive positions in major PV developers, PV module manufacturers and EPC contractors in different Countries for the last 11 years. He started working in Tokyo in 2013, he joined IBC SOLAR Japan as Managing Director
beginning of 2015. He holds a Degree in Business Management & Marketing (ESIC, Spain), a Degree in Business Administration (University of Lincoln, UK), a Master in Financial Management (ESIC, Spain), an Executive MBA (IE
Business School, Spain) and followed the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme (University of Oxford).
Vice President, International Development, eMotorWerk
Lucian Ion, Vice President, International Development, eMotorWerk
Lucian Ion is the Asia Vice President of eMotorWerks, an Enel Company. His focus is on leading the business and technology strategy, market and product development, and ecosystem partnership engagement in Asia. His expertise covers electric mobility – electric vehicle charging, mobile storage, vehicle-grid integration, transactive peer-to-peer energy crypto, microgrids/VPP, machine learning and optimization. Prior to his current assignment, he was most recently the CEO and founder of LION Energy Partners, where he led the firm’s Management and Technology Strategy consulting practice, as well as managed the TeOS Energy Management product and market development, an Artificial Intelligence-driven optimized transactive energy distributed computing IoT-based energy management software platform for multiple, hybrid portfolio of energy assets. Ion was also a Partner with Eneleap Consulting, and the North America GM of SmartEcoCity Switzerland-based think tank and consulting firm. He provided strategic business and technology leadership, advice and expertise on product and market strateggey, international development and expansion to new global markets - focused on Energy Management / Smart Grid /Eco-City/E-Mobility/MaaS solutions globally, in the US, Asia, and Europe, where he worked with governments, regulatory bodies, and utilities. Ion has more than twenty years of business and technology management experience in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, with LION Energy Partners, Siemens, Comverge, General Electric, National Semiconductor, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Abbott Laboratories. His clients span three continents, including leading US, European and Asian utilities, energy and automotive manufacturers, and governments. Ion is a frequent conference speaker and panelist on current energy topics (Smart Grid, Intelligent Energy Management, Microgrids, Demand Response, Energy Storage and Energy Efficiency, Grid Automation, Energy Markets Design and Models, International Trends in Energy). Ion holds a Computer Science degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago.Lucian Ion is the Asia Vice President of eMotorWerks, an Enel Company. His focus is on leading the business and technology strategy, market and product development, and ecosystem partnership engagement in Asia. His expertise covers electric mobility – electric vehicle charging, mobile storage, vehicle-grid integration, transactive peer-to-peer energy crypto, microgrids/VPP, machine learning and optimization. Prior to his current assignment, he was most recently the CEO and founder of LION Energy Partners, where he led the firm’s Management and Technology Strategy consulting practice, as well as managed the TeOS Energy Management product and market development, an Artificial Intelligence-driven optimized transactive energy distributed computing IoT-based energy management software platform for multiple, hybrid portfolio of energy assets. Ion was also a Partner with Eneleap Consulting, and the North America GM of SmartEcoCity Switzerland-based think tank and consulting firm. He provided strategic business and technology leadership, advice and expertise on product and market strateggey, international development and expansion to new global markets - focused on Energy Management / Smart Grid /Eco-City/E-Mobility/MaaS solutions globally, in the US, Asia, and Europe, where he worked with governments, regulatory bodies, and utilities. Ion has more than twenty years of business and technology management experience in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, with LION Energy Partners, Siemens, Comverge, General Electric, National Semiconductor, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Abbott Laboratories. His clients span three continents, including leading US, European and Asian utilities, energy and automotive manufacturers, and governments. Ion is a frequent conference speaker and panelist on current energy topics (Smart Grid, Intelligent Energy Management, Microgrids, Demand Response, Energy Storage and Energy Efficiency, Grid Automation, Energy Markets Design and Models, International Trends in Energy). Ion holds a Computer Science degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Jose Antonio Millan, Chief Commercial Officer, Univergy
Jose Antonio join the Renewable industry in 2006 at the beginning of the Spanish PV Solar boom, he was in charge of the Bussines Development of one of the pioneer companies in the industry in Spain Valfortec, he opened markets as Japan, USA , Ireland, UK , since Jose Antonio join Univergy he was in charge of the M&A and Commercial operations globally consolidating the business and operations of the company in more than 18 countries and closing business with global investors for the company , Jose Antonio has a degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Renewable Energy from the University of Reading
Fumiyo Harada, General Director, Development Bank of Japan
Fumiyo Harada serves as General Manager for two departments of the Development Bank of Japan, Inc.; Corporate Finance Department, Division 5 and the International Strategy & Coordination Department, particularly responsible for renewable energy sector projects worldwide as well as DBJ Group’s business strategy for Asia and the Pacific. She has a long and powerful career as a development banker including cross-border corporate and infrastructure finance. Prior to the current position, she worked as a Deputy CEO for DBJ Singapore Ltd. which covers corporate and structured finance deals in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions. She also had been seconded to Infrastructure and Natural Resource Department (East Asia) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank as a Senior Investment Officer. She holds a BA (Economics) degree from the University of Tokyo.
Mamoru Takahashi is the CEO of Takara Asset Management, the asset management company for the Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund. He brings over 20 years of appraising real estateexperiences. He served as committee member Legal Appraisal Committee for the. Japanese Association of Real Estate Appraisal and other position as well.He joined the Shinsei Bank since 2002 and engaged investment on real estate trust beneficiary right through silent partnership. In 2014, he joined Takara Leben and transferred to Takara Asset Management in order to list renewable energy generation facilities to the infrastructure fund market which was scheduled to lunch at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) at that time.In June 2, 2016, Takara Leben Infrastructure Fund has listed as the very first infrastructurefund to be listed on the infrastructure fund market on the TSE.Mamoru Takahashi is a Licensed Real Estate Transaction Specialist and Licensed Real Estate Appraiser.
Head of Green Energy Investment, SPARX Asset Management
Hiroshi Ouchi, Head of Green Energy Investment, SPARX Asset Management
Mr. Ouchi is the Head of Green Energy Investment, in charge of investing and managing Renewable energy funds managed by SAM (development and investment of renewable energy power plants; AUM $1,482M). Since he joined SPARX in 2007, he has been engaged in many types of businesses such as business development of mutual funds and overseas marketing, product management of alternative funds. He was transferred to Green Energy Investment division in July 2012 and engaged in establishing the Public-Private Infrastructure fund with Tokyo metropolitan Government. Prior to joining SPARX, he worked for SANYO Electric where he engaged in domestic and overseas marketing of Electronic components. He graduated from Chiba University with a B.A. in Economics in 2002. He completed Boston University’s International Management Program(IMP) in 2006. He is the Chartered Member of Securities Analyst (CMA) as well as the Real Estate Transaction Specialist.
Edgare Kerkwijk, Managing Director, Asia Green Capital
investments in Asia. Prior to joining SUSI, Edgare founded Asia Green Capital Partners, which was a renewable energy project development company developing wind, solar and hydro projects in Southeast Asia with the support of IFC and ADB and subsequently sold to Macquarie Capital. Before that, Edgare was Partner and CFO for BioX Group, an integrated renewable energy firm. Edgare has also worked as a Director Institutional Sales at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) in Brussels and was responsible for the Benelux Sales Team. He also held several senior positions within Rabobank International in Europe and Asia. In his last role at Rabobank, Edgare was an Associate Director for the bank's merger and acquisition team in Southeast Asia and has advised on a wide range of Corporate Finance and M&A transactions within Europe and Asia. Edgare holds a Masters of Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and a Bachelor of Economic Psychology from the Catholic University in Tilburg (Netherlands).
Michio Matsuda, Head of Risk Solutions, Munich Re Japan
Michio Matsuda is Head of Risk Solutions at Munich Re Japan Branch, where he is responsible for marketing of various innovative insurance solutions for renewable energy sector. Since 2011, he has arranged long term PV performance warranty insurance for manufacturer and project owner with more than 1 GWp capacity. He is also working on serial defects cover insurance for wind power sector. In order to enhance development of dispersed power generation, he is recently structuring long term battery performance insurance in cooperation with Japanese top notch engineers based upon Real Time Authentication Platform. He used to work for The Industrial Japan and graduated from The University of Tokyo.
Naoaki Eguchi is head of the Firm's Banking & Finance Practice Group in Tokyo, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Banking & Finance Group steering committee. He has been recognized for his work on Goldman Sachs' TOB of Universal Studios Japan, which was named the Debt Market Deal of the Year at the 2010 ALB Law Awards. Naoaki is a member of the Japan Wind Power Association's Offshore Wind Power Task Force. He has also been a special member of the Cabinet Office's PFI Promotion Committee since 2010. Naoaki focuses his practice on project finance, infrastructure PPP — especially in relation to airport and renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectic) infrastructure — PFI and international procurement. He has been involved in project finance for more than 150 renewable power projects totaling more than 2,000 MW over the last five years under Japan's feed-in tariff law. His practice also covers financing by export credit agencies such as JBIC and NEXI. He has significant experience representing Japanese and foreign financial institutions and sponsors.
Senior Vice President & Global Leader, Frost & Sullivan
Ravi Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President & Global Leader, Frost & Sullivan
Ravi Krishnaswamy heads Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment Practice in the Asia Pacific region and is based in Singapore. Ravi has spent more than twenty years in the Energy & Environment sector, both in engineering and business consulting functions, as a design engineer, project manager, senior industry analyst and research director. He is also Frost & Sullivan’s in house expert on clean technologies and utilities. After graduation, Ravi joined ABB and subsequently he worked for Doosan Babcock, before joining Frost & Sullivan in 2001. Ravi has advised clients on market entry, geographic expansion, new product launch, competitive strategies, roadmap development, business planning and strategic partnering. Ravi has directly managed and guided several consulting engagements on industry areas as diverse as Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, Power & Gas Transmission, Datacenter Energy, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Building Automation and Oil & Gas upstream technologies. Ravi has consulted for many multinational corporations and regional businesses including Siemens, Toshiba, General Electric, Alstom, Eaton Electric, Cummins, Caterpillar, Samsung Group, Schneider Group, and Hitachi. Ravi has also worked on economic and regulatory consultancy for the Energy market regulator in Singapore, including review of CAPEX plans submitted by the power utility, review of the gas retail market and establishment of secondary gas trading market. Ravi was also involved in development of green technology roadmap for the Government of Malaysia. Ravi is highly sought after for his insights and has been quoted in prestigious publications including New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Business Week, Business Today, The Straits Times. He has also appears on television channels such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters and Channel News Asia, as a guest industry expert. He is a seasoned presenter, having spoken widely in several industry conferences in Asia Pacific and North American regions. Ravi’s current management responsibilities in Frost & Sullivan include business unit profit & loss, growth strategies, research planning, quality control, industry thought leadership, strategic review of consulting delivery and managing client relationships.
Sarah Fairhurst is a founding partners of TLG and has a wide range of international experience in the electricity and gas sectors. She brings strong analytical qualifications combined with commercial experience and pragmatism to advise clients on commercial contract analysis, development and drafting of transition contracts, power procurement & asset valuation and energy market design.
Vincent Ledoux- Pedailles, Associate Director, IHS Markit
Mr. Vincent Ledoux- Pedailles is an associate director for the Lithium and Battery Materials Research team at IHS Markit. The Lithium and Battery Materials team that he leads covers the entire industry’s supply chain from the extraction of the raw materials to their conversion to chemicals and battery materials used in cathodes, all the way to their end uses such as electric vehicles, energy storage systems, portable electronics and others. Mr. Ledoux-Pedailles is a regular speaker at various industry events across the world presenting at chemical, mining, and energy related conferences. He joined the company in 2014 where he first focused on basic chemical commodities and worked for the Inorganics department leading the EMEA Chlor-alkali team. Earlier in his career, he worked for Talison Lithium located in Perth, Australia, tracking the lithium industry in China and Europe. He worked for Roskill, an international metals and minerals research and consulting company, where he monitored various metals and industrial minerals markets. Mr. Ledoux-Pedailles holds a Business Masters in Risk Management and International Purchasing from ESDES Business School in France. He wrote his master’s thesis on the development and deployment of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries. He has also studied at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Marshall University, US.
kWh Analytics is the market leader in risk management for solar energy investments. Customers such as Google (the world's largest corporate investor in renewable energy) and PNC Bank (America's 5th largest bank) rely on software and insurance solutions from kWh Analytics to enhance their investment returns. kWh Analytics is backed by private venture capital and the US Department of Energy. He was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company based in Greater China, where he helped found the Firm’s solar practice in 2007. There, he established himself as a leading global expert on the solar industry by accumulating more industry experience than any other consultant (9,000 globally). He graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He is proud to have been born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also a Forbes "30 Under 30" award recipient for Energy.
Luke Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Mysolar Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sunpulse
I am a solar energy entrepreneur and solar engineer based in Japan. My goal is to help others with solar energy. I've always been curious about the environment, geography and physics since I was a kid. Spending hour after hour in the fields, streams and forests. This eventually led me early on to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering Photovoltaics and Solar Energy in 2000, then a Masters of Philosophy in Solar Engineering in 2005. I've since worked in multiple countries on solar energy projects including some volunteer projects. The largest I've been part of the design team was a 25.8 MW project that is operational in Kyushu, Japan. I've worked and consulted on over 1000+ solar projects globally. I discovered the SolarCoin project in early 2014 and have been working on frameworks to support this and other projects like ElectriCChain. I believe that we need to build ways for humans to be powered by renewable energy, be independent, secure and control our own data. If we can do this, it actually feeds back and improves our individual environmental footprint, our privacy, and society. I am working on Mysolar, ElectriCChain, Solcrypto, Chain-of-things and some other projects that will push these foundations forward in the long-term. With Chain-of-things I pioneered and demonstrated the concept of "sunburning" which is using open-blockchains as oracles to transfer solar energy between different users of one battery. I demonstrated with 100% confidence that the energy that went into charging up the particular "sun-burnt" battery is really solar energy. Why do I work on these collaborative projects? I realized it is not about me, or any individual. Moreso, it is a curious movement forward that I am lucky to have a chance to pursue and hope to improve the world for others each step at a time. Finally this creates communities of change for others to enjoy as well.
Edmee Kelsey brings a wealth of solar asset management expertise to her role as founder and CEO of 3megawatt. 3megawatt provides solar asset management software designed to support asset owners and operators in managing their renewable energy portfolio. As former CFO of Main Street Power, she closed project financing for over 100 of distributed solar PV projects and was responsible for the asset management of those projects. As a former VP at the investment bank JP Morgan and managing director of a clean energy corporate finance advisory firm, she gained a deep understanding of the requirements of project finance providers and sponsors, funds and investors. Her background as a founder and CEO of a venture-backed telecom service provider brings utility billing, asset tracking, and O&M service ticketing experience.
Masayuki Sakai, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CO2O
Masayuki Sakai is the founder and CEO of CO2O. Inc, which is a Japanese venture company with the ultimate goal of lowering the global level of carbon dioxide by providing top-notch O&M services, inspections, and solar power plant construction.Masayuki is a serial entree planner. He was engaged in Hollywood movie business and Japanese music market when video market was replaced by DVD. He launched technical professional company to evaluate optical discs, and dominated Japanese video evaluation market.After that, he faced at the crisis of global warming problem in many countries, decided to join clean tech business and launched CO2O. He also encourage global partnerships to ensure a safer, greener future for all.
Milan Koev acts as VP Sales APAC for REC since August 2017. Prior to his role with REC, he was a Managing Director of Singaporean EPC and project development company Rays Experts. He also has been serving as Head of Marketing Operations of CNPV Solar and later as Head of Eastern European Sales Operations for the company. Milan has extensive experience in developing and financing solar projects in APAC through a network of international private equity investors and financing institutions.
Hajime MORI, Representative Director, Ciel Terre Japan
After graduating from Kyoto University with a legal Affair Bachelor, Mr. Mori started his career in ITOCHU Corporation, a top 3 Japanese trading company where he worked into Business Energy Project department. And during the Gulf War he has been transferred in Dubai (UAE) for 5 years. After that, he started a new challenge into a US company, Pall Corp. leader on power generation & water filtration and purification process as the Japan Representative Director, and then joined GE Energy Japan Water process and Technology branch as President & Representative Director. In April 2014, he started the Ciel Terre Japan adventure and become the President & Representative Director. By his leadership and strong network connection, Ciel Terre Japan succeeded to create the floating solar market in Japan. As a pioneer of this industry, to expand our innovative concept all over Japan, he is striving to develop with all actors, new values beyond competition. Nowadays, Ciel Terre, which is leader of solar floating technology with almost 130 MWp produced in Japan and more than 180 MWp in the rest of the world.
25 years in the PV industry1990’s : Thin-Film a-Si Research Lab and Sales Support for PV system in Senegal (SANYO, Japan) 2000’s : Intel Labs. FPD and PV specialist. Supported Intel Capital on PV ecosystem investments. (USA) 2010’s: PV power plant design and Procurement for (CPV and) PV power plants in the US (Siemens, E.On) and Japan (Pacifico Energy, GSSG) .MBA at Manchester University
Valerie Speth, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, Juwi Renewable Energy
Dr. Valerie Speth has over 10 years international experience in the utility industry, mainly in the cleantech/ renewable sector. Her responsibilities included the design, development and built up of new business areas as well as their strategic planning and business excellence. Furthermore, she implemented large transformation projects by introducing financial / non-financial steering KPIs for international portfolios. She led a 100 Mio. Equity M&A transaction while closely working with large banks and investor consortium. In her current position, she is responsible for the APAC region, offering solar / wind onshore project development and EPC services from sales to operations and maintenance.
Sebastian is the founder of SPB Software Ltd., co-founder of the SPB TV AG, and is the advisor for several start-up companies in the IoT field (C-Labs Inc., amongst others). He served also as EVP and MD Mobile for Search Giant Yandex, Moscow until 2011. A telecommunications tower fully powered and backed up by a hydrogen prototype inspired him to use a similar technology at his home in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Seeing the potential at greater scale than his family’s personal use, he started Enapter and acquired European AEM Electrolyser technology company Acta End of 2017.
Mr. Mori is the CFO at RENOVA, Inc., a rapidly-growing renewable energy company (IPP) headquartered in Tokyo. Before joining RENOVA, Mr. Mori worked for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker both in Tokyo and New York for a decade. Prior to that, he worked for KPMG Japan as a CPA.