Commissioning a profitable utility-scale PV solar plant starts with a successful financial closing and continues through project management, commissioning and maintenance. This webinar reviews the impact on risk from resource assessment, layout design, technology selection, grid connection and performance testing.
Mitigating Risk in the Project Life Cycle of a PV Plant
Commissioning a profitable utility-scale PV solar plant starts with a successful financial closing and continues through project management, commissioning and maintenance. This webinar reviews the impact on risk from resource assessment, layout design, technology selection, grid connection and performance testing. Attendees will learn how to avoiding pit falls during construction of prefabricated inverter stations, learn from experience from the field and find out how to maximize your investment through proper operations and maintenance.
Speaker #1: Bouaziz Ait Driss, GL Garrad Hassan
Bouaziz Ait Driss has more than 20 years’ experience developing energy systems in Africa, Europe and North America. He has worked with hundreds of clients providing the design, implementation and operation of numerous solar and wind power projects. He is a recognized leader who has personally managed projects totaling more than 20,000 MW of planned capacity. His expertise includes the design of small- and large-scale electricity generators, integration of power projects onto isolated and utility grids, power electronics, energy conversion systems, control systems, feasibility studies and environmental assessments. As Vice-President Solar, North America, with GL Garrad Hassan, Mr. Ait Driss manages a team of solar engineering professionals who support developers and investors with engineering and consulting services. He is also responsible for putting cutting-edge technologies and methodologies into practice for solar project development.
Speaker #2: Jeff Lockhart, Lectrus
Jeff Lockhart is the Strategic Account Manager and solar team leader at Lectrus, a leading electrical systems integrator and custom enclosure manufacturer. The company installs utility-scale inverters and associated power distribution equipment on robust steel bases and delivers electrically integrated packages to grid-tied solar farms around North America. Prior to joining Lectrus, Mr. Lockhart spent 22 years with Cooper Industries and 6 years with Duke Energy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Speaker #3: Timothy Fratta, EDF Renewable Services
Timothy Fratta has more than 10 years’ experience in business development in both the automotive and renewable energy markets in Europe and North America. Joining EDF Renewable Services (then enXco Service Corporation) in 2008 he established its presence in Canada negotiating wind and solar O&M contracts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. A graduate of the University of Pisa in Italy with a master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Mr. Fratta received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
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