CSP’s plunge to a single-digit tariff: a starting point towards a global trend

The 2017 agenda will give you important answers to the industry’s key challenges.

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PANEL DISCUSSION: CSP Power Sector Outlook: Getting below $7c Per kWh
  • LCOE reduction priorities: Discover what leading EPCs and Developers are prioritizing to reduce costs and increase the competitiveness of the technology
  • Learn how local sourcing of components affect the LCOE of the technology and how this will affect the business plan for CSP companies going forwards
  • How can EPCs and Developers ensure that finance is at the lowest possible cost
  • LCOE reduction: How more efficient CSP technology can reduce CAPEX and O&M costs by reducing the solar field size in a CSP power plant
Putting CSP Ahead of Policy Makers
  • Explore new avenues for generating profits without subsidized policies and how design a tender for minimized development managed
  • See how you can find alternative routes for revenue and captive power projects outside of government subsidy, policy and tariff regimes
  • Discover what information to give public and private off takers so they consider CSP over the other energy alternatives
Market update: Understand the timelines, schedules and complexity of the IPP market for CSP
  • Discover how developers and off takers are navigating current market conditions and see where they see the best opportunities for commercial development
  • See the new timelines for floating tenders in various locations around the world for CSP and evaluate how the big players will look for opportunities in the CSP market
  • Discover why looking your energy project as a commodity could harm your business and increase the risk of lower quality construction and performance
Panorama CSP 2017: U.A.E., Morocco, Saudi Arabia, China, South Africa and more
  • Explore market trends in CSP and discuss where the next projects will come from (looking forward 5 years)
  • Understand why the available tenders in Dubai, South Africa and Morocco will set the pace for new tariffs in energy consumption
  • See how to take advantage of CSP technology development in different regions around the world, according to plentiful resources
  • Evaluate why China is not just an opportunity for western developers, off takers and component suppliers: what is China’s potential as a cost reducing equipment supplier in this sector in the future
New power plants in China
  • Get an update on the construction process as China went from 10 MWe to 100 MWe
  • Get the lessons learned from the Dunhuang 10 MWe project and hear of the construction and status 100 MWe tower plant in china
  • Explore the advantages, and disadvantages of CSP construction in China and what this means for your business

Shouhang European Taoi Ni Business Development Director Shouhang European

Ramp Up Optimization: Ensure guaranteed performance of your CSP plant
  • Discuss ways to move from construction through the ramp up period to ensure guaranteed performance levels
  • Look at tried and tested methods / success stories / failures during the ramp up that had led to achieving better performance levels
OM improvements during the design of solar power plant
  • Discuss the key areas found for cost reduction, achieved in the solar field, over the last year
  • Hear expert suggestions on the main cost reductions that can be found in the equipment used in the solar plant
  • Understand the calculations that can be used in CSP to differentiate your business from the rest, in market place

Shouhang European Raúl Navío Chief Technical Officer Shouhang European

Solar Field & Repairs by application of composites
  • Understand the latest problems that have been found with insulation in solar field loops, and how this affects your bottom line
  • Discuss the latest in Line Stop seals for repair, installation of equipment, benches, Retention troughs and, support and metal structures
  • Discover the best options available right now to repair systems, reconstruction or reinforcement by application of composites in secondary plant systems (fluid energizing pumps, water boxes, etc.)

Tamoin Javier Cenzano Tamoin

Reducing the cost of Tower Technology in the Solar Field: Heliostats
  • Explore improvements in Heliostat design and configuration and discuss how Solar Field control can be optimized
  • Understand how to improve O&M costs through improvements to the hydraulics and driving mechanisms and see how to set targets to reduce costs here
O&M Strategies: Calibration
  • Understand the latest discoveries in overcoming the challenges while calibrating large solar fields
  • See how frequent heliostat calibration can help reducing solar field costs and improve efficiency
  • Discover how to calibrate your whole heliostat field in a single night, using a Scalable Heliostat Calibration System
  • Get a practical solution for overnight calibration of an entire solar field and experimental results from testing at PSA

CENER Ana Bernardos Solar Thermal Energy Deparment CENER

O&M Strategies Part 2: Predictive O&M - achieve optimal performance
  • Understand the most important aspects to an O&M strategy that will maintain the performance of your CSP plant in optimum conditions
  • See how to plan a proactive and predictive O&M strategy in the design phase to ensure better performance throughout the plants life
  • Discover how the Design Theory and Methodology (DTM) can facilitate cost reduction and simplify the O&M of a CSP plant with more accuracy
Improving plant efficiency: Increasing storage hours
  • Explore the latest advancement in storage technology and what to expect in 5+ years
  • Look at the evolution of the CSP storage system from 6-7 hours to ACWA’s 16 hours at Noor
  • Understand where further improvements can be made in storage and how this is likely to bring costs down even further
Working with your O&M partners: Know your O&M inside out
  • Learn the requirements of the industry regulations for the topic of HTF discharge in solar thermal plants
  • Discover the challenges in automation and improvement in the processes of maintenance of the plants when it handles technical information (P & IDs and isometric)
  • Learn how the integration of virtual reality in the daily maintenance work of plants allows virtual digitization of all units
  • How to handle: maintenance history, stock of spare parts for accessories, definition of necessary manufacturers and of course Big Data of all the information that can be collected

TAMOIN Javier Cenzano Engineer Director TAMOIN

Knowledge Migration: From the US to Spain and to the rest of the world
  • Know the capacity of the Spanish supply chain and its availability to reach collaboration agreements with other suppliers
Hybrid Power Plant Performance: lessons drawn from experience developers and off takers
  • Evaluate why countries and regions around the world with great reserves of natural gas can benefit from building hybrid power plants that include CSP into the energy mix
  • Discover why Integrating CSP into conventional power plants can reduce the risk and the cost in your project

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Elina Hakkarainen Research Scientist VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Planning and Procurement strategies to avoid costly delays in your CSP project
  • Effective ways to broader your supply chain when china is your new plus market
  • Bankable EPC contracts
The EU Horizon 2020 project PEGASUS and its role in the CSP
  • Discover the latest Investigation of thermochemical cycle for long-term heat storage of CSP as elemental sulphur
  • Application of centrifugal particle receiver technology developed by DLR to drive solar sulphur storage cycle
  • Understand why sulphur is considered as solar fuel for gas turbines for high-efficient, on-demand and CO2-free power production
  • Development and operation of prototypes for solar sulphuric acid splitting (storage of CSP) and sulphur combustion (discharge of stored CSP)
  • Find out why solar sulphur storage cycle could be combined with conventional sulphuric acid plants

DLR German Aerospace Centre Dennis Thomey Researcher and Coordinator of EU Horizon 2020 project PEGASUS DLR German Aerospace Centre

If you are interested in CSP Seville 2017 please contact us on the below details:

Fred Mazo

Fred Mazo

Project Director
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+44 (0) 207 422 4314 (Global)
Email: fred@newenergyupdate.com

Jon Harman

Jon Harman

Global Project Director
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 +44 (0)207 375 7577 (Global)
Email: Jon@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
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+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Email: Tobias@newenergyupdate.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsor

  • Rioglass

Bronze Sponsor

  • CMI-Solar


  • SaltX


  • Lanxess