31 October 2019

Access with two-day conference ticket or one-day conference ticket for October 31st.
The Renewable Energy Trading Summit is a 1-day event running in parallel to SAM Europe on October 31st. Co-located in the same venue and accessible to all attendees of Conference Day 2, the goal of the summit is to explore merchant opportunities on the spot market.
08:30 Welcome and Registration
09:15 Opening & Start
Panel Discussion Presentation

Session 1 - Renewable energy market developments and drivers

09:30 Fundamentals and impact of merchant PV and Wind capacity growth

10:00 Merchant RE plants: how does it work in practice? What are the opportunities and risks?

10:30 How does renewable energy trading work in practice?

11:00-11:45 AM Networking Break

Session 2 - Experiences and electricity price trends on the spot market

11:45 General electricity wholesale price trends on European power exchanges

12:15 Case study: merchant PV project in Spain

12:45 The difference between merchant solar and wind

13:15-14:30 Networking Lunch Break

Session 3 - Hedging the risks for renewable energy portfolio owners


  • • Hedging in a subsidy free environment
  • • Weather and price forecasting
Larissa Gunst is a Business Originator and Meteorologist at Priogen, an energy trading & optimization company from Amsterdam. Larissa joined the team in 2016 as an Operational Meteorologist on the trading floor, providing European weather forecasts for trading decisions. In 2017 she combined her meteorological knowledge and experience from the trading floor with portfolio optimizing strategies at Priogen’s business development department. Here, Larissa set up the inhouse solar model and collaborates with a team of programmers and meteorologists to develop new services to de-risk renewable capacity owners. Currently she is responsible for (inter)national PPAs and weather forecasting services for wind and solar portfolios, and is project lead for PPAs in Italy.

Larissa holds a master’s degree in Meteorology and Hydrology from the Wageningen University. In her spare time, Larissa is an enthusiastic Zumba fitness instructor.

15:00 Hedging, forecasting and value securitisation

15:30 Solutions to secure revenue streams for RE portfolio owners

16:00-16:30 PM Networking Break

Session 4 - Outlook on the value of merchant renewable energy

16:30 PPAs as a business model for merchant PV plants

17:00 future outlook for merchant renewables

  • • What could the 20-year business model for merchant solar or wind power plant look like in 2020?
  • • What are the long term price and value expectations of RE?
  • • What will be possible returns of merchant RE plants?
17:45 Closing & Networking Drinks
20:00 End

*Please note that this is the draft program which can be subject to changes and modifications. No rights can be derived from this information.

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