Schedule at a Glance

Solar Power Mexico – March 19-21, 2019

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Time Event
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop

Location: Show Floor Theater

PV Installation Best Practices

Advanced Level

Instructor: Karolina Fernandez, SEI

Workshop

Location: Show Floor Theater

The Emerging Impact of Energy Storage Technologies in Mexico – Understanding the Value Streams of Energy Storage for Your Business 

Instructor: IBESA

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Show Floor Inauguration Ceremony
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibits Open
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Show Floor Education (FREE OF CHARGE)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Opening General Session
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Conference / Mexican Solar Industry Roadmap

Location: Conference Area 1

Presentation of strategic lines of the Solar Route Map. This session will discuss the advances in the implementation of strategies that reinforce the development of the value chain with close collaboration between the private sector, public sector, innovation center, and society.

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Speed Networking & Coffee Break
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Conference / 21st Century Energy Policy Landscape in Mexico

Location: Conference Area 1

Conference / Financing Utility Scale Solar Projects: Opportunities and Challenges in México

Location: Conference Area 2

Is financing the biggest challenge for the execution of projects in Mexico?

From planning to construction and start of generation, the challenges of the projects can change drastically. Join this session to learn how financial institutions have adapted to the current challenges and opportunities in Mexico; identify social and environmental risks; and look ahead at business models that are most attractive under changing market conditions.

Moderator: Joscha Rosenbusch, GIZ
Speakers:

Carlos Lerma, BANCOMEXT

Emiliano Detta, KFW

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Conference / The Role of State Governments in Solar Market Development

Location: Conference Area 1

State level governments and institutions play an increasingly important role in shaping and incentivizing local solar market development. The newly created Association of State Energy Officials (AFEE – Asociación de Funcionarios Estatales de Energía) will present its vision and fields of action.

Moderator: Joscha Rosenbusch, GIZ

Speakers:

Sergio Medina González, General Director of the Energy Agency of the State of Jalisco

Gloria Marmolejo Jaramillo, General Director of Science, Technology and Innovation

Efraim Castellanos Frayre, General Director of Energy, Durango

Conference / Financing Small and Medium scale solar projects (<10 MW)

Location: Conference Area 2 

Many options are available for installing small and medium scale solar projects with the energy reform. However, financing is often b difficult and slow to secure, while interest rates are typically high. In this session we will explore the trends in small-scale solar financing, including commercial credit lines, bank guarantees (CSOLAR) and developments in the banking sector.

Moderator: Arno van den Bos, GIZ

Speakers:

Alan Gomez, Citibanamex, ABM

Jose Humberto Alarcon – Suneco

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour & Exhibits

 Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time Event
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop

Location: Show Floor Theater

Point of Interconnection 

Advanced Level

Instructor: Karolina Fernandez, SEI 

Workshop

Location: Conference Area

Energy Storage Workshop: Maximizing Business Performance & Project ROI in the Mexican Market and Beyond

Advanced Level

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibits Open
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Show Floor Education (FREE OF CHARGE)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm General Session/Keynote
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Conference / Solar PV Market Development in Mexico

Location: Conference Area 1 

In this session, you will learn about supply chain and pricing for PV modules and how it differs in other countries. Get a lay of the land and understand key considerations for the market in Mexico compared to other countries.

Conference / The Sleeping Giant: Solar Heat Market Opportunity in the Context of the Energy Sector in Mexico

Location: Conference Area 2

During this session attendees will hear from key actors in the private and public sector as they discuss the potential prospects of growth in the solar heat market in Mexico. Attendees will be able to understand what business models are attractive for investing in the heat sector. 

Moderator: Hermilio Ortega, GIZ

Speakers:

Marisol Oropeza, Solar Payback IkI Project

Daniel García Valladares, President of FAMERAC

Angélica Quiñones, President of ANES

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Speed Networking & Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Conference / Distributed Generation

Location: Conference Area 1

New cutting edge progress is happening outside Mexico that can be applied from a business and grid modernization focus. In this session, you will gain insight on the 5-10 year focus for distributed generation outside the country and what it means for Mexico. Learn the key things regarding PPA, residential, third party ownership, and market design in relation to distributed generation in Mexico.

Conference / Flexibility Options for Integrating vRE into the Grid

Location: Conference Area 2

In this session, learn about flexibility options that enable a higher penetration and integration of vRE into electric grids. Hear about different approaches from the generation, storage and demand side as well as market operation and the physical grid itself.

Moderator: GIZ

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conference / Community Solar

Location: Conference Area 1

Community Solar

 

Conference / Energy Storage as the Great Grid Solution

Location: Conference Area 2

In this session, we will explore the future feasibility of energy storage as a solution for grid integration. What does the energy market need to make this happen? How can you position your business for this future opportunity? Discuss these questions and more with expert panelists working on making storage a viable solution in Mexico.

Moderator: GIZ

Speakers:

Gauss

Francisco Granados, CRE

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour & Exhibits

Thursday, March, 21, 2019

Time Event
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop

Location: Show Floor Theater

Tools and Techniques for PV System O&M

Advanced Level

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibits Open & Show Floor Education
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Closing General Session/Keynote
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Conference / Solar Energy Solutions for the Commercial & Industrial Sector

Location: Conference Area 1 

In this session, we will discuss the options that commercial and industrial users have to purchase solar energy, the lessons learned from new contracts under the Mexican energy reform, and barriers identified in the process.

Moderator: Arno van den Bos, GIZ

Speakers:

Inder Rivera, Manager Of Clean Energy, WRI Mexico

Conference / Bono Solar: The Big Opportunity for Solar Developers and Mexican Society to Participate in the Energy Transition

Location: Conference Area 2

Instead of subsidizing (residential) electricity consumption, what if we could subsidize solar rooftops? The famous Bono Solar idea merges several advantages and answers to urgent challenges in Mexico. It can relieve energy poverty, reduce government spending on electricity subsidies, and sustain economically and ecologically. Learn about this state of the art idea and its next steps.

Moderator: Lucas Großeheide, GIZ

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Quick Talk Quick Talk

ENTRANCE FEE EXHIBITION:

Exhibition floor FREE OF CHARGE with Pre-Registration for industry professionals

Fee without Pre-Registration: $ 250 Pesos

 

REGISTER:

Pre-Registration for exhibition open: December 6

Pre-Registration for conference and workshop program opens in February

Contact us in case you have questions on registration or the conference and workshop program:

+52 55 7028 3335

solarpower@hfmexico.mx