The Middle East and China will drive CSP into a new era of cost reduction. Be sure to be part of the trend..

With a 12 year legacy, CSP’s #1 conference will be taking place on 13th-14th November in Madrid having previously been in Seville. Focussing on CSP business development, this event is one not to miss - especially as 2018 will witness the financial close of the world’s largest CSP project.

Keen to participate as a speaker/sponsor/exhibitor/attendee? Then get in touch today via paul@newenergyupdate.com

Check out below a more detailed agenda plan for CSP Madrid 2018:

Day One

07:00-08:30 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
Section 1: Keynote
08:30-09:30 Panel - Meeting grid demand through a 24/7 Renewables System
  • Assess how grids and policy makers can adopt a 24/7 renewable system through an effective mix of renewable technologies (CSP, PV, Wind) linked with various storage options (thermal, electrochemical & more).
  • Review how different grids have different peak and base load demand in southern/central Europe and the Middle East and North Africa Region
  • Electricity Market Reform - Discuss how to reform the grid from the fossil fuel model to market structure which can adopt new energy technologies.

Protermo Solar Luis Crespo Presidente Protermo Solar

Acciona Energia Elisa Prieto Casana Chief Strategy Officer Acciona Energia

World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program Jonathan Walters (Castalia) Team Leader World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program

APPA - Spanish Renewable Energy Association Jose María González Moya CEO APPA - Spanish Renewable Energy Association

Section 2: CSP project development - Updates from key markets
09:30-10:00 Morocco Introduction -  Construction and Operational experience from Gemasolar, Noor II and Noor III
  • Assess the performance of CSP plants in operation in Spain and Morocco to help develop future CSP projects
  • Review how plant managers optimised O&M and maximised MWHs to hit annual energy production targets
  • Understand how to decrease risk and cost from development, construction and operational phases.
  • Describe approaches (from technical specification.. to plant start up) to minimize or avoid operating problems that could affect both performance levels and availability

SENER Sergio Relloso Energy Business Unit SENER

MASEN Rachid Bayed Power Plants & Infrastructure Director MASEN

10:00-10:30 Panel - Flagship project update in Morocco
  • Assess Morocco’s strategy to develop two hybrid solar plants at Noor Midelt each have a gross CSP capacity of between 150 MW and 190 MW
  • Review the roadmaps by leading government officials to implement more CSP in their mix and reach a 52% renewables target
  • Forecast the cost reduction trends of Noor IV’s LCOE to establish increasingly cost-effective dispatchable electricity

TSK Flagsol Oliver Baudson MD TSK Flagsol

MASEN Yasmina Benmessaoud Business Intelligence Manager Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

10:30-11:00 Group Q&A on Morocco’s CSP developments

TSK Flagsol Oliver Baudson MD TSK Flagsol

SENER Sergio Relloso Energy Business Unit SENER

MASEN Yasmina Benmessaoud Business Intelligence Manager Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)

MASEN Rachid Bayed Power Plants & Infrastructure Director MASEN

World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program Moderator: Jonathan Walters (Castalia) Team Leader World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program

11:00-11:30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

ATA Renewables Moderator: Belén Gallego Director - Strategy & Business Development ATA Renewables

11:30-13:10 Panel - Flagship project update in UAE
  • Review how ACWA Power and DEWA have accomplished financial close on the recording breaking DEWA IV 700 MW project
  • Understand the proposed timelines for construction and operation
  • Assess how the world’s largest CSP project will provide dispatchable energy to balance the grid and support existing PV generation in Al Maktoum

ACWA Power International Rajit Nanda Chief Investment Officer (CIO) ACWA Power International

Empresarios Agrupados (EA) Xavier Lara Executive Director Empresarios Agrupados (EA)

Natixis Ranjan Moulik Managing Director - Head of Power & Renewables Natixis

Abengoa Ana Cristina Gonzalez Uña Director Abengoa

Worley Parsons Gilein Steensma Regional Director EMEA - New Energy Worley Parsons

Shanghai Electric Group Co. Li Ruigang General manager of Shanghai Electric Dubai Investment Company Shanghai Electric Group Co.

Mott Macdonald Juan Manuel Saenz Caballos Renewable Energy Engineer Mott Macdonald

13:10-14:40 NETWORKING LUNCH
14:40-15:40 Panel - Flagship project update in Chile
  • Review the rival of the Cerro Dominador project to develop 100MW of PV with 110 MW of CSP
  • Assess the new plans to construct CSP in Chile with 17.5 hour of storage to provide baseload energy to the Chilean Electricity System
  • Review the lessons leant from the investment community to develop CSP including assessment of its territory and current market

Abengoa Miguel Mendez TrigoHead of Solar Technology DepartmentAbengoa

Mott Macdonald Rodrigo Medina Renewable Energy Advisor Mott Macdonald

Natixis Ranjan Moulik Managing Director - Head of Power & Renewables Natixis

Cerro Dominador Fernando Gonzalez CEO Cerro Dominador

SERC Chile Carlos Arenas Coronil Desarrollador Nuevas Iniciativas en Ayllu Solar SERC Chile

ATA Renewables Belén Gallego Director - Strategy & Business Development ATA Renewables

World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program Moderator 15:40-17:30 - Jonathan Walters (Castalia) Team Leader World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program

Technology Case Studies:
15:40-16:00 Higher Yield by Thermal Balancing of the Outlet temperature of the solarfield
  • Case study: Review Cambras‘ Optical Sensor to improve energy yield
  • Assess how it functions via analog & active Tracking (Modular system including overall solarfield controll system)
  • Deliver longterm and reliable operations using standard components for a save and easy sparepart management
  • Fast and easy installation, almost no downtime of operational powerplants.

Cambras Alexander von Sperber CEOCambras

Technology Case Studies:
16:00-16:15 3.0 CSP: The 247Solar Plant™ Is Being Deployed In China
  • Time to upscale - mass-produced CSP for lower cost
  • Improve your O&M by using CSP tech which uses no water/steam, molten salts, or oils
  • Assess the potential to be scalable from mini-grid to utility scale

247Solar Inc Bruce Norman Anderson CEO247Solar Inc

16:15-16:30 Panel / Case Study - Project developments in China
  • Review the progress and timelines of China’e merging CSP projects including LuNeng Haixi, Urad and Royal Tech Yumen
  • Scale like no other - hear of SPIC Shijiazhuang Dongfang Energy’s plans to develop 2,000 MW CSP plant with support from local and central governments
  • Review how these game-changing project can revolutionise CSP in terms of LCOE reduction and improvement of reliability

Supcon Zhong Guoqing Vice Chairman Supcon

16:30-17:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
17:00-17:15 Update from South Africa’s Ilanga 1
  • Review the EPC timelines for iLanga’s 100 MW CSP plant
  • Assess how 4.5 hours’ thermal electricity storage will be utilised to deliver electricity around the clock
  • Get market insight on South African Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to deliver more CSP

Cobra Group Ramon Fernandez Project Manager Cobra Group

17:15-17:30 Kuwait 1st Concentrated Solar Power plant 50MW Shagaya solar completed this year
  • Review Shagaya’s progress from construction phase to operational phase
  • Assess the latest initiatives of 2GW Kuwait Shagaya Renewable Park to deliver 24/7 electicity
  • Assess the impact of phase 2 and phase 3 Shagaya Solar Park with CSP to represent 1150 MW

Worley Parsons Gilein Steensma Regional Director EMEA - New Energy Worley Parsons

Section 3: The big discussion on CSP cost reduction - global impact from China, DEWA and more
17:30-18:10 Panel - The role of China and UAE in driving CSP costs down
  • Assess the impact of DEWA  to develop CSP at a record bid of USD 7.3 cents per kW/h
  • Evaluate China’s growing role in CSP development and component manufacturing
  • Discuss potential synergies and between European and Chinese CSP companies to manufacture CSP components.
  • How can European companies compete commercially against Chinese companies?
  • Assess the learning curves and experiences required by Chinese companies to develop reliable CSP components.

CENER Marcelino Sánchez Director of Solar Thermal Energy Department CENER

ACWA Power International Driss Berraho Senior Manager Business Development ACWA Power

World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program Jonathan Walters (Castalia) Team Leader World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program

CSNP Egoitz San Miguel Europe Manager Business Development Department China Shipbuilding Industry Co

18:10-19:40 NETWORKING DRINKS
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Day Two

08:00-09:00 REGISTRATION (IF REQUIRED)
Section 4: Concentrated Solar Heat (CSH) - Meeting the world’s enormous demand for heat
09:00-09:40 CSH Case studies and market updates
  • Assess how CSP heat can be used in synergy with traditional heat generators (e.g. fossil fuels) to develop an integrated heat system
  • Market update - Assess which companies could utilise industrial stream and heat in their day to day use
  • Review the business models attractive to project financiers & investors by evaluating CHS’ risk/return profile and comparing to utility scale projects’ pay back periods

Solatom Miguel Frasquet CEO Solatom

Aalborg CSP Svante Bundgaard CEO Aalborg CSP

Industrial Solar Tobias Schwind CEO Industrial Solar

Protermo Solar / Solar Concentra Diego Crespo Lobbyist & Technological Platform Coordinator Protermo Solar / Solar Concentra

Rackam Jacques-Alexandre Fortin VP Rackam

09:40-10:00 A new technology to help you to produce cost-effective heat
  • Review Heliac’s new technology to generate heat cheaper than biomass or fossil fuel alternatives
  • Proven case study with E.ON - review how E.ON procured cost-effective heat to meet their own operational needs
  • Understand the fundamentals of the technology by replacing the mirrors with Heliac lenses to reduce costs and make it viable for industrial offtakers

Heliac Jakob Jensen CCO Heliac

10:00-11:00 Q&A - Commercial and technical considerations for process heat applications
  • Review the business models attractive to project financiers & investors by evaluating CHS’ risk/return profile and comparing to utility scale projects’ pay back periods
  • Make the economics work to rival fossil fuels – Establish how to finance with either CAPEX or OPEX model
  • Review the type of heat required (<150 °C, 150-400 °C, >400 °C) from CSP to meet industry needs including EOR, desalination, mining, food, chemicals and more...
  • Evaluate how CSP parts and components may differ when constructing a smaller scale plant for industry

Solatom Miguel Frasquet CEO Solatom

Aalborg CSP Svante Bundgaard CEO Aalborg CSP

Industrial Solar Tobias Schwind CEO Industrial Solar

Protermo Solar / Solar Concentra Diego Crespo Lobbyist & Technological Platform Coordinator Protermo Solar / Solar Concentra

Rackam Jacques-Alexandre Fortin VP Rackam

Heliac Jakob Jensen CCO Heliac

11:00-11:35 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Section 5: Cost saving innovations taking CSP
11:35-11:55 CSH Industrial applications
  • Review Rioglass latest developments in CSH
  • CSH industrial applications case studies
  • Discover Sun2Heat® Rioglass Solution

Rioglass Solar Alberto Sánchez Head of Sun to Heat Business Rioglass Solar

11:55-12:15 The Molten Salt Solar Receiver of the DEWA Solar tower
  • Solar receiver supply overview
  • Solar receiver technical features
  • Main technical challenges

CMI Group Jean-Michel Wautelet Sales Manager CMI Group

12:15-12:35 Mobile Water Services in the Solar Thermal Power Plants
  • Ensure availability of water production to allow for smooth cost-effective CSP operations.
  • Review how efficient water usage can lower your operating cost and overall cost of energy.
  • Plan ahead -avoid unforeseen situation in your water treatment.

Veolia Water Technologies Manuel Gómez Business Development Manager Spain & Portugal, Mobile Water Services Veolia Water Technologies

12:35-12:55 +15 years’ experience in CSP control: dos and don'ts
  • Plan, plan, plan -Many things can go wrong, but not your control system
  • Avoid failures to hit your energy targets -The thin line between control and CSP know-how
  • Tested, validated and documented: the key points and experience from a CSP global portfolio

Schneider Electric Alejandro Carrión Senior Project Manager Schneider Electric

12:55-13:15 Solar extinction measurements for plants based on tower
  • Review BCB's novel measurement method to support new site design and to help existing plants to maximise MWh
  • Review the results from tests which lasted more than a whole year in PSA (Spain)
  • Based on digital images and a Lambertian target, learn how to hain accuracy better than an absolute ±2%.

BCB Informática y Control Javier Bezares CEO BCB Informática y Control

13:15-14:30 NETWORKING LUNCH
Section 6: US Market Developments
14:30-15:15 USA Panel tackling the latest CSP developments, market opportubities and tech innovations
 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Parthiv Kurup Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Cost and Systems Analyst | Strategic Energy Analysis Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Mark Mehos Program Manager, Concentrating Solar Power National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

SETO Avi Shultz, Ph.D. Program Manager, CSP Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) US Department of Energy

Henry (Hank) Price, Solar DynamicsHenry (Hank) Price Managing Director Solar Dynamics

Fred Morse President The Morse Group

Section 7: Dispatachable energy: developing energy systems with energy storage
15:15-15:45 CSP in combo with PV, gas, biomass and other tech- the latest formula by leading EPCs and technology providers
  • Case Study 1: Review the lessons learnt from a first of its kind CSP + gas prototype to provide cost-effective energy
  • Case Study 2: Understand the latest initiatives to optimise hybrid plants including wind, PV or other renewable technologies
  • Evaluate the future design of CSP as part of a wider energy mix to implement dispatchable electricity

Grupo Cobra José Miguel Estebaranz Peláez Technology and Innovation Lead Engineer Grupo Cobra

Grupo Cobra Ruben de Arriba Technology & Innovation Engineer Grupo Cobra

15:45-15:55 The economics of CSP Thermal Energy Storage (TES)
  • Review the latest economics and financial models to drive thermal storage and CSP development
  • Compare and contrast models for thermal vs PV + batteries including insight on the latest cost reduction trends
  • Maximise your plant by producing cheap electrity at night as well as offering the grid balancing/shaping capabilities and ancillary services.

BrightSource Jayesh De Silva Business Development Manager BrightSource

15:55-16:05 "Thermal energy storage - the missing link for the energy transition"?
  • Worldwide deployment of thermal energy storage today
  • Added value of thermal energy storage for the case of the German energy transition - securement of dispatchability and reduction of backup capacity needs
  • Conversion to storage plants - a second life for coal plants?

DLR Michael Geyer Senior Advisor DLR German Aerospace Centre

16:05-16:45 Panel - Meeting grid demand and developing ‘Storage as a Service’
  • Discuss how energy storage can assist in the transformation of electricity market to optimise generation, trading and transportation
  • Discuss which type of energy storage technologies (thermal, electrochemical and more) can be utilised and where on the grid
  • Review the potential price arbitrage strategies to providing storage as a service

DLR Michael Geyer Senior Advisor DLR German Aerospace Centre

Juan Ignacio Burgaleta Consultant

BrightSource Jayesh De Silva Business Development Manager BrightSource

Torresol Energy Diego Ramírez Director General Torresol Energy

IK4 Cristóbal Villasante Renewable Energy Area Coordinator IK4 TEKNIKER

16:45 CONFERENCE ENDS

If you are interested in CSP Madrid 2018 please contact us on the below details:

Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 7503 (Global)
paul@newenergyupdate.com

Jon Harman

Jon Harman

Global Project Director
New Energy Update
 +44 (0)207 375 7577 (Global)
Jon@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Tobias@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors


Gold Sponsors

  • Cambras

Silver Sponsors

  • Masen
  • veolia

Bronze Sponsors

  • CMI-Solar
  • Flowserve
  • Rioglass

CSH Sponsors

  • Heliac

Sponsors

  • 247SOLAR
  • BCB
  • qatro
  • Schneider

Exhibitors

  • AD-TUBI-INOSSIDABILI
  • aalborgcsp

CSP Advisory Partner

  • Protermo Solar

Supporting Partners

  • Dii
  • Solarthermalworld
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