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

Instructors:

Markus A.W. Hoehner

Marco V. Calderón Agoitia – Socio, Cosmo Consulting S.C.

Benjamin Torres-Barron

Miguel Ángel Alquicira Ramírez – Applications and Sales Engineer, Outback Power

Michael Liu

Manan Parikh

Ricardo Morales, Sr. – Solar Energy Specialist Senior, Fronius Mexico

Jorge Visoso – Marketing Manager for the America’s, GoodWe

Conference Area 1

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Inauguration

Where: Hallway in front of “Hall C”, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City

Speakers:

  • Stephen Miner, President & CEO of Solar Power Trade Shows

  • José Luis Beato González, Secretary of Economic Development

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 Road Map

Location: Conference Area 2

This session will discuss the Mexican Solar Route Map and address advances in implementation of strategies that reinforce the development of the value chain with close collaboration between the private sector, public sector, innovation center, and society. Attendees will also hear about new activities in preparation for the Solar Route Map.

Speakers:

Dr. Manuel Martínez, General Coordinator, CEMIESOL, AC
Karla Cedano, Head of the Secretariat of Management and Innovation of the IER-UNAM

Conference Area 1

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Speed Networking & Coffee Break
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm  
Conference / Financing Utility Scale Solar Projects: Opportunities and Challenges in Mexico

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:
Paula Rolffs, Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Speakers:
Emiliano Detta, Director of Sustainable Energy, KfW
Adrián Katzew, CEO, Zuma Energia
Carlos Lerma, Director of the Energy Sector, Bancomext

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

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: Adriana Aragón, Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Speakers:

Ing. Efraim Castellanos Frayre, Energy Director of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Government of the State of Durango

Jorge Gorozpe, Director of Energy Development of the Government of the State of Nuevo León

Jorge López Uranga, Director of Energy of the Government of the Government of the State of Chihuahua 

Conference / Financing Small and Medium Scale Solar Projects (<10 MW)

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, Technical Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Speakers:
Alan Gomez, Vice President Sustainability, Citibanamex
Jose Humberto Alarcón, CEO, 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

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

Location: Conference Area 1

Advanced Level

Aimed at energy storage professionals along the entire value chain, this forward-thinking session will equip your company with innovative concepts needed to succeed in the storage marketplace of tomorrow. Focusing on the technology’s different value streams, experts will also discuss associated opportunities and how these streams can be monetized in the short-term. Today’s most innovative approaches and business strategies will be discussed, including insights of leading manufacturers, distributors and installers in a panel discussion. Moreover, this session will cover advancements made in energy storage system technology including component research to enhance system performance and ROI will be addressed. Learn directly from the industry leaders where it’s worth to invest right now, how improving project economics through optimized system design, and learn about best practices on the integration of storage into the asset management and O&M plan. Become part of this deep-dive session and have your say on what is needed to achieve solid storage market structures in Mexico and learn from international best practices.

  • Innovative concepts needed to succeed in the storage marketplace
  • Advancements made in energy storage system technology
  • The international view: Best practices & lessons learned
  • Integration of storage into the asset management and O&M plan

Instructor:

Hector Olea – CEO, GAUSS ENERGIA

Blake Frye – EVP Sales & Marketing , Powin Energy

Pablo Barrague – Market Application Director, Fluence, a Siemens and AES Company

Alejandro Avellaneda – Technical Trainer, SMA America

Coralie Carrier – Clerambault

Jeff Wang – Business Development, Staubli

Victor Reyes

Ricardo Uribe – Sales Manager, Eaton Power Distribution Mexico

Pedro Elizondo

12:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibits Open
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Show Floor Education (FREE OF CHARGE)
   
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.

Moderator: Kira Potowski, Head of Department Trade & Investment; Consultant: Energy Efficiency & Renewables, German Chamber of Commerce

Speakers:

Arnoldo Solís, Director,  SDE México
Carlos Diaz, CEO, Greenergy
Kristen Ardani, Program and Lead Analyst, Solar Technology and Market Research National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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: Jorge Soriano, CONUEE

Speakers:

Álvaro Lentz, Professor and Investigator, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM)

Marisol Oropeza, Solar Payback IKI Project

Angélica Quiñones, President, ANES

Iván Martínez Cienfuegos, Profesor-Investigador of UAEM

Alberto Valdés, General Director of Sustainability and Energy Development, SEDECO

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Speed Networking & Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Conference / Challenges and Opportunities for Distributed Solar in Mexico- Perspectives Across the Value Chain

Location: Conference Area 1

After enacting significant reforms to allow private participation in the energy sector in 2014, Mexico is powering ahead towards a more diverse energy future with goals of generating 35% of its energy from clean sources* by 2024. Amidst this market evolution and aided by falling costs, favorable policies, private partnerships and other factors, distributed solar continues to grow at a rapid pace. Yet, many upstream and downstream challenges remain. This interactive session will examine challenges and opportunities for solar growth along the value chain, from manufacturing to deployment. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the regulatory and market forces influencing solar in Mexico today, as well as hear from leading experts about what is needed for solar to achieve scale. * clean energy is defined to include renewable sources such as geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind; efficient cogeneration (carbon dioxide [CO2] emissions less than 100 kilograms per megawatt-hour), and nuclear energy.

Moderator:
Daniel Chacon, Energy Manager, Climate Initiative in Mexico

Speakers:
Carlos Eduardo Ortiz Díaz, CEO, Global Business Development, Greenergy

Cecilia Aguillon, Institute of the Americas

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: Natalia Escobosa, Advisor, Apoyo a la Implementación de la Transición Energética

Speakers:

Jorge Vasconcelos, NEWES

Philipp Hauser, AGORA Energiewende

Gustavo Villa Carapia, Deputy Director of Planning, CENACE

Marko Obert, Moeller & Poeller Engineering GmbH

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Conference / The Possibilities for Community Solar in Mexico

Location: Conference Area 1

In this session you will hear from international perspectives on community solar projects in Germany, Brazil, and Chile. Experts will discuss successes in those countries and examine the possibilities and proposals for such projects in Mexico.

Moderator: Lishey Lavariega Technical Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Speakers

Luis Aguirre-Torres, CEO, Green Momentum

Jasmin Renz (DGRV), Energy Cooperatives

Mauricio de Mucha, Co-Founder & CEO, Red Girasol

Arno van den Bos, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

 

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: Diego Garcia, Technical Advisor – Large Scale Solar in Mexico, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Speakers:
Pablo Barrague, Market Applications Director, LatAm, Fluence – A Siemens and AES Company

Francisco Granados, General Director of Electrical Regulation and Clean Energies, CRE

Hector Olea, CEO, GAUSS ENERGIA Coralie Carrier, Director of Business Development Americas

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 – 1:30 pm
Quick Talk / Maximizing PV Value to the Grid through DER Aggregation

Conference Area 1

When many distributed energy resources (DERs) are aggregated and called upon to provide certain services simultaneously, they may provide the distribution grid with ancillary and other services that enhance reliability. These initiatives are often referred to as DER aggregation or virtual power plants. If nascent U.S. utility-led DER aggregation projects prove successful, new value streams could open for PV and other emerging DERs, thereby expanding deployment and transforming the energy market.

The literature on the scope, performance, and lessons learned from utility-led DER aggregation projects is limited. This presentation fills the research gap by surveying such programs nationwide and then analyzing five project case studies to compare lessons learned and identify common challenges and solutions that other utilities might consider when developing next-generation pilots and programs.

Speaker:

Kristen Ardani, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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, WRI-World Resources Institute

Geradro Serrato, Hartree

Luli Pesqueira, WWF Mexico

Irene Espinola Campos, Grupo Bimbo

Conference / Strategies and Solutions for a Cleaner Future of Mexico’s Cities

Location: Conference Area 2

Instead of subsidizing (residential) electricity consumption, what if we could subsidize solar rooftops?

Cities want to create a greener living environment, but a huge renewables potentials are blocked. Still, there are financing schemes, which could enable these potentials and merge several advantages and answers to urgent challenges in Mexico. They can relieve energy poverty, reduce government spending on electricity subsidies, and are economically and ecologically sustainable.

Moderator: Lucas Großeheide, Junior-Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Speakers:

Jose Antonio Urteaga, Senior Energy Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Gabrielle Carbonell, Climate initiative of Mexico

Leticia Gutiérrez Lorandi, Policy Planning and Coordination General Director, Ministry of Environment, SEDEMA, CDMX

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Happy Hour