Join every major CSP Developer, EPC, Supplier and Policy Maker at CSP Madrid 2018

Project Developers and Operators:

Elisa Prieto Casana

Elisa Prieto Casana

Chief Strategy Officer
Acciona
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Rajit Nanda

Rajit Nanda

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
ACWA Power
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Svante Bundgaard

Svante Bundgaard

CEO
Aalborg CSP
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Ludvig Bellehumeur

Ludvig Bellehumeur

Director of Project Development
EnergyNest
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Tobias Schwind

Tobias Schwind

CEO
Industrial Solar
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Egoitz San Miguel

Egoitz San Miguel

Europe Manager Business Development Department
China Shipbuilding Industry Co
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Jayesh De Silva

Jayesh De Silva

Business Development Manager
BrightSource
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Fernando Gonzalez

Fernando Gonzalez

CEO
Cerro Dominador
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José Antonio Lobo

José Antonio Lobo

Vice President Development
SolarReserve
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Offtakers and Government Experts

Moncef Harrabi

Moncef Harrabi

CEO
Société tunisienne de l’électricité et du gaz (STEG)
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SOON

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Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
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EPCs, Consultants and Technological Partners for CSP Troughs/Towers:

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Ana Cristina Gonzalez Uña

Director
Abengoa
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Miguel Mendez Trigo

Miguel Mendez Trigo

Deputy Project Director
Abengoa
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Oliver Baudson

Oliver Baudson

MD
TSK Flagsol
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Jorge Rodriguez

SENER
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Sergio Relloso

Energy Business Unit
SENER
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Xavier Lara

Xavier Lara

Executive Director
Empresarios Agrupados
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Gilein Steensma

Gilein Steensma

Regional Director EMEA - New Energy
Worley Parsons
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Rodrigo Medina

Rodrigo Medina

Renewable Energy Advisor
Mott Macdonald
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Marcelino Sanchez

Marcelino Sánchez

Director of Solar Thermal  Energy Department

CENER
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Dr. Marcelino is the Director of the Solar Thermal Energy Department of CENER with more than 27 years of international research experience in R&D projects in the area of solar thermal energy, especially in projects related to Concentrating Solar Power Technologies (CSPT). During these years he has been working for both public institutions and private enterprises, in Spain and abroad, leading research groups in different working environments with remarkable success. He has leaded and participated in a large number of national and international R&D projects, most of them EU funded.

Although this experience covers a wide range of developments on different CSPT, his professional career has been more focused on the research and development of solar tower technology covering a wide range of key components from receivers (Open Air, Pressurized Air, Molten Salt, Saturated Steam and Water/Steam) and heliostats (glass/metal, stressed membrane), working from research at laboratory scale to the design, construction and evaluation of commercial solar demonstration plants, unique in its kind, and including the development of experimental prototypes.

He has held, among others, the following positions: R&D Director at Abengoa Solar New Technologies; Responsible of the High Concentration Working Group at CIEMAT; Solar thermal expert at Solargen Europe Ltd; Technical consultant for Energy for Sustainable Development Ltd.

He has participated and participates in numerous expert groups, and committees, having been selected by the European Union several times to assist the Commission as International Expert.

He is author of eleven patents (ten of which are related to innovative solar energy concepts) as well as frequent reviewer of scientific journals as “Applied Energy“, “Journal of Solar Energy Engineering” and of “Solar Energy”.

He is also Member of the Management Board of the European project STAGE-STE (Scientific and Technological Alliance for Guaranteeing the European Excellence in Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy) and Leader of the work package 12 - Point focusing CSP Technologies.

In addition to this, he is Member of the Steering Committee of EERA JP-CSP (European Energy Research Alliance – CSP program) and Coordinator of the Subprogram 6 – Point Focusing CSP Systems. He was actively involved in the promotion and creation of this subprogram within EERA JP-CSP.

José Miguel Estebaranz Peláez

José Miguel Estebaranz Peláez

Technology and Innovation Lead Engineer
Grupo Cobra
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Miguel Frasquet

Miguel Frasquet

CEO
Solatom
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Michael Geyer

Michael Geyer

Chief Development Officer
Abengoa-Algonquin Global Energy Solutions
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Christian Barba

Christian Barba

Business Development Director Africa
Cobra Group
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Ruben de Arriba

Ruben de Arriba

Technology & Innovation Engineer
Grupo Cobra
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Innovative Suppliers and Solution Providers:

Jeroen van Schijndel

Jeroen van Schijndel

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Rioglass Solar
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Mr. Jeroen van Schijndel is Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Rioglass Solar, a mirror and HCE receiver supplier to the CSP and CPV market. He joined Rioglass Solar S.A. in April 2010. In this position he is responsible for the worldwide sales and marketing, including new business development, and forms part of the Rioglass Solar Group management. He has over 13 years of experience in the solar industry.

Before joining Rioglass Solar, he was working for TNO (Dutch Science Institute), a Netherlands based Research and Development institute at the materials development department, where he started and developed the cross division activities of TNO for the solar market. Before working in the solar industry, he was working in the semiconductor industry in different positions and companies. Mr. van Schijndel has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering and as Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is member of the Executive Committee of Estela.

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Jean-Michel Wautelet

Sales manager
CMI Group
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Finance, Policy and Consultants:

Ranjan Moulik

Ranjan Moulik

Managing Director - Head of Power & Renewables
Natixis CIB
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Luis Crespo

Luis Crespo

President
Protermo Solar
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Jonathan Walters

Jonathan Walters (Castalia)

Team Leader
World Bank MENA CSP Knowledge and Innovation Program
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Mr. Jonathan Walters (Castalia Advisors) has 35 years of experience advising governments, state agencies, and the private sector, gained from 26 years’ experience in the World Bank (his last positions were as Regional Director and Energy Sector Manager in MENA), 2.5 years in BP, and 3 years in the Government of Swaziland.

Mr. Walters has extensive experience in MENA, the former Soviet Union, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. Mr. Walters is now a Senior Advisor to Castalia in Washington DC, and leads the MENA Concentrated Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program (MENA CSP KIP) – a MENA technical assistance program funded by the World Bank’s Clean Technology Fund. The MENA CSP KIP, which was launched at end-2016, is currently working in Jordan, Libya, Palestine, and Tunisia, and is available to all MENA countries. The team is formed from Castalia, Ernst and Young, ATA Renewables, and the Fraunhofer Institute.

When in the World Bank, Mr. Walters led the mobilization of financing to support CSP investments in MENA (most notably the Noor CSP plants in Morocco). Mr. Walters has deep familiarity with the energy sectors of MENA and their challenges, and has worked at a senior level in those sectors for many years.

Mr. Walters has an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a M.Sc. (with Distinction) in Economics from the University of London.

Juan Ignacio Burgaleta

Juan Ignacio Burgaleta

Independent Consultant
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Belén Gallego

Belén Gallego

CEO & Co-Founder
ATA Insights
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Belén Gallego is a serial entrepreneur, the co-founder and CEO of ATA Insights, a lean strategic communications firm with significant renewable energy markets and technology knowledge. ATA Insights offers services in market research, marketing and communications for Latin America, Middle East, South Africa and Europe.

Belén is a renewable energy markets specialist, with significant expertise in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) & PV.  She specialises in trends, innovation, strategy, disruption and communications, particularly for the renewable energy industry.

Speaker, moderator and chair regularly featuring in global event such as TEDx, Bloomberg NEF, Intersolar, WETEX and also numerous specialized webinars. Belén is the author of numerous articles and publications and has participated as an expert speaker in webinars, workshops and industry working groups.

Belén is a Board Advisory Committee member of the Clean Energy Business Council.

Before joining ATA Renewables Belen Gallego was the Founder and CEO of CSP Today and PV Insider. She has worked in the renewable energy industry for 10+ years and has extensive experience in the US, Latin America, MENA, South Africa, India and European markets.

About ATA Insights

ATA Insights is an independent consultancy committed to connecting renewable energy companies with growth opportunities. We tailor our services to you, including:

  • Markets Intelligence: get the independent information and analysis you need to succeed in your renewable energy ventures
  • Strategic Communications and Marketing:  get buy-in from your target audience by reaching them with messages that truly resonate
  • Events and Webinars: connect with decision makers to kickstart your renewable energy projects
Parthiv Kurup

Parthiv Kurup

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Cost and Systems Analyst | Strategic Energy Analysis Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Parthiv Kurup is a member of the Techno Economic Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Understanding and determining costs of commercial to utility scale power generation technology e.g. Power Tower, Parabolic Trough and Linear Fresnel
Use and integration of CSP for Solar Industrial Process Heat (SIPH) for industrial and desalination applications.
Development of new potential markets for CSP and market analysis, and connecting markets to industrial players
Utilization of the System Advisor Model (SAM) for heat generation of CSP plants
Market knowledge of global CSP markets e.g. South Africa, India and Spain
Understanding the emerging trends in Additive Manufacturing (AM) e.g. metal and polymer technologies
Application and potential costs of AM for renewable energy technologies e.g. Wind blade molds
Bottoms-up Costing: (e.g. using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, DFMA). DFMA can for example determine the specific manufacturing costs and processes needed to manufacture and assemble parts and components
Hydropower: Supply chain and trade-flow analysis

Research Interests

Look at current and future costs of technologies (e.g. manufacturing at scale, learning rates, Top-Down analysis, etc.), market and supply chain analysis, and systems analysis (e.g. with SAM) for energy and heat generation
Focus on CSP, and projects in Wind, Geothermal and Hydropower
Business Development e.g. customer interaction, solution of key Customer problems, scope development of projects and helping the commercialization of research

Education

Masters in mechanical engineering, Imperial College London, UK, 2003–2008, including a year in Industry

Prior Work Experience

Director, Renewable Energy Projects London, UK, April 2013–December 2014
Gas Turbine Site Engineer, E.ON AG (was the largest power utility in Germany and the UK, 2008–;2013)

Featured Publications

Turchi, C.S, Kurup P and Zhu, G, 2016. Revisiting Parabolic Trough Concentrators for Industrial Process Heat in the United States, Presented at ASME 2016, North Carolina, USA

Kurup, P and Turchi, C.S., 2016 Potential for solar industrial process heat in the United States: A look at California, Presented at SolarPaces 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

Chung, D, Horowitz, K and Kurup, P, 2016 On the Path to SunShot: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in U.S. Solar Manufacturing

Kurup, P and Turchi, C.S, 2015 Initial Investigation into the Potential of CSP Industrial Process Heat for the Southwest United States

Kurup, P and Turchi, C.S, 2015 Parabolic Trough Collector Cost Update for the System Advisor Model (SAM)

Turchi, C.S, Kurup, P, Akar, S and Flores, F, 2015 Domestic Material Content in Molten-Salt Concentrating Solar Power Plants

Cole, W et al., 2016 2016 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB)

Full list of Parthiv Kurup publications (NREL).

Mark Mehos

Mark Mehos

Program Manager, Concentrating Solar Power
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Mark joined NREL in 1986 and manages the Thermal Systems R&D group at NREL, which includes the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program. Since 2001, he served as the CSP program manager.

Mark is the leader for the International Energy Agency's SolarPACES "Solar Thermal Electric Power Systems" task, which focuses on the development of international guidelines for modeling and acceptance testing of CSP systems. He has participated on and conducted analysis for several task forces, including New Mexico Governor Richardson's Concentrating Solar Power Task Force, the Solar Task Force for the WGA Clean and Diversified Energy Initiative, and more recently the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Vision and Renewable Energy Futures studies. He is actively involved in the development of several new grid-integration studies investigating the interaction of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the western U.S. interconnect.

Education
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado

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

Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin

Project Director
New Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x7503 (US)
+44 (0) 207 422 7503 (Global)
paul@newenergyupdate.com

Jon Harman

Jon Harman

Global Project Director
New Energy Update
+1800 814 3459  (US)
 +44 (0)207 375 7577 (Global)
Jon@newenergyupdate.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+1800 814 3459 x4358 (US)
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Tobias@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Bronze Sponsors

  • CMI-Solar
  • Rioglass