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Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America


Development, Finance & Operations

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Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America


Development, Finance & Operations

Mexico’s first conference that combines the development, finance and optimal operation of solar PV plants and portfolios.

Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America: Development, Finance & Operations’ will bring together the leading IPPs, utilities, developers, investors, suppliers and service providers, representing the entire value chain of the Mexican solar industry. In this installment we will bring together 200+ stakeholders involved  in developing bankable PV projects and concerned in securing long-term optimal operations.

The event will provide a 360-degrees solar market overview, while providing delegates with excellent networking and matchmaking opportunities to couple the right projects with the right business partner to ensure maximum technical and financial performance over the entire life cycle of solar PV plants.

Solar Asset Management MCA is the 17th global and 3rd Latin American installment of Solarplaza's successful Solar Asset Management conference series. 

Key characteristics
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The only conference in Mexico that combines all technical as well as financial topics relevant to the pre-operational and operational phase of PV assets

200+ attendees, representing the entire value chain from investor to asset manager, and service provider

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40+ leading experts on stage sharing their vision, expertise and experience

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15+ sponsors and exhibitors profiling themselves and their leading products/services


Latest White Papers :

Solar Energy Snapshot - Mexico and Central America

Soiling:
The Science & Solution

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Webinar


Webinar


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PAST Webinar /// Building O&M strategies in nascent markets around sophisticated data solutions

Tuesday 11 September 2018, 6pm CEST // ( 11 am Mexico City)

Understanding portfolio and plant data is critical in creating an effective O&M strategy. It isn’t enough to simply monitor a plant’s uptime and address issues that arise. O&M solution providers must employ both real-time and predictive data analysis to minimize operating expenses wherever possible. Carefully examining dynamic plant conditions like soiling and module degradation with sophisticated data analytics create the opportunity for O&M providers to optimize a custom maintenance schedule, further securing the long-term profitability of the plant.

Join us in this webinar to discuss how effective data gathering, organization and presentation are enabling a more efficient O&M strategy.

BEN HANSEN /// SENIOR MANAGER, GLOBAL O&M SERVICE SOLUTIONS - SMA
Ben Hansen is the Senior Manager for Global O&M Service Solutions at SMA America, the U.S. subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG. In this role, Hansen leads project management efforts to design the O&M solutions that SMA offers around the globe. Prior to joining SMA, Hansen worked extensively in the construction and technology industries with companies such as AT&T and Cisco Systems. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University and a Project Management Certificate from The George Washington University.
BEN HANSEN
SENIOR MANAGER, GLOBAL O&M SERVICE SOLUTIONS /// SMA
ZACH KREIFELS /// O&M PERFORMANCE & ANALYTICS PRODUCT MANAGER - SMA
Zach Kreifels is the O&M Performance and Analytics Product Manager at SMA. In this role he works with sales and operations to develop, price, and market new solutions ensuring each facility managed by SMA performs optimally. Prior to joining SMA, Zach’s career has been focused in the energy industry with First Solar and Black & Veatch. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.
ZACH KREIFELS
O&M PERFORMANCE & ANALYTICS PRODUCT MANAGER /// SMA
ALEXANDER WOLF /// GENERAL MANAGER - METEOCONTROL CENTRAL AMERICA
Alexander Wolf is the General Manager of Meteocontrol Central America, subsidiary of meteocontrol Germany, the leading global provider of independent solar monitoring systems. Mr. Wolf is in charge of the operations in the region of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, covering sales, technical support as well as independent engineering services, like yield forecasts, technical due diligence, and energy and weather data analytics. With members of his team located in Central America and Mexico the organization has the right set-up to satisfy customer demands for more and more sophisticated monitoring and O&M solutions in the whole region. Mr. Wolf worked in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector for more than ten years, being one of the pioneers to establish and promote innovative technologies in El Salvador and the neighboring countries. Previously, Mr. Wolf gained vast international experience while working for several years in business development at Siemens Industry Sector in Germany and living in Scandinavia, South America, the United States and Australia. Mr. Wolf holds an engineering degree from Mittweida University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
ALEXANDER WOLF
GENERAL MANAGER /// METEOCONTROL CENTRAL AMERICA
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PAST Webinar /// First learnings on the Mexican O&M marketplace: Planning for efficient long term operations

18 July 2018 - 11 am Mexico City (CDT) // 6 pm CEST

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Program


Program


PROGRAM OUTLINE

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

  • • Mexico’s Renewable Energy Roadmap - Ministry
  • • Regulating a changing energy market
  • • The grid and renewables: addressing the elephant in the room

  • • After the Energy Reform
  • • Local financiers round table: Managing Financial Risks (workshop and discussion)
  • • Framing the scope of Asset Management

JOINT NETWORKING DINNER & PRE-CONFERENCE DINNER

Please note: the workshop will be lectured in English

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PROGRAM - DAY 1

  • • Global trends and processes shaping the PV market
  • • Market developments in the AM and O&M space
  • • The energy auctions: past rounds and what follows

OPERATIONS TRACK

  • • OPEX modelling
  • • Methods and tools for plant inspection: identifying underperformance
  • • Tailoring the ideal O&M contract
  • • Soiling and cleaning solutions

DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE TRACK

  • • A developers’ tale: making PV projects work in a competitive market
  • • Fireside chat: a PV market with abundant opportunities?
  • • Getting projects financed, cases to guide the market
  • • Foreign capital sources, investors’ and financiers’ panel

  • • Off takers’ perspective: the case for corporate PPAs

Simultaneous translation offered throughout the conference

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PROGRAM - DAY 2

  • • DG policy framework in Mexico
  • • The Mexican grid: current status and transmission developments

OPERATIONS TRACK

  • • Data analytics for performance optimization
  • • Operational risk assessment and mitigation
  • • Grid reliability and ancillary services

DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE TRACK

  • • Distributed generation
  • • Marketparity; a holy grail in solar energy
  • • Challenges for financing in a nascent electricity market

  • • PV+storage: a perfect marriage?

Simultaneous translation offered throughout the conference

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Speakers


Speakers


CAJEME VILLARREAL /// DIRECTOR GENERAL - SENER
Cajeme Villarreal es Director General de Análisis y Vigilancia del Mercado Eléctrico en la Secretaría de Energía. En esta posición dirige el diseño y la implementación de política regulatoria que rige al sector eléctrico en México. Asimismo, está a cargo de monitorear que el Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista opere en condiciones de eficiencia y competencia efectiva.

Previamente trabajó en la Unidad de Planeación de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, donde elaboró los Criterios Generales de Política Económica para 2018 y supervisó el cumplimiento de las metas fiscales del sector público para 2017. Otras posiciones en el gobierno federal incluyen: asesor de la Subsecretaria y del Secretario de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Director General Adjunto de Análisis y Planeación en el Servicio de Administración Tributaria, así como asesor y Coordinador de Asesores del Subsecretario de Transporte.

Cajeme Villarreal estudió economía en la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, El Colegio de México y la Universidad de Chicago, donde se especializó en economía del sector público y microeconomía aplicada.
CAJEME VILLARREAL
DIRECTOR GENERAL /// SENER
MAURICIO HERRERA /// GENERAL DIRECTOR ELECTRICITY MARKETS - CRE
Mauricio Herrera is General Director of Electricity Markets at the Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico. He is responsible for the regulation overseeing of the short term, long term electricity markets, and for the Clean Energy Certificates market. Previously, he served as Deputy General Director of the Wholesale Electricity Market in charge of market surveillance and in charge of the coordination of the activities of the Independent Market Monitor.
He has over 10 years of experience in public service both at national and international level, specifically in regulatory policy of the electricity and telecommunications markets, as well as antitrust.
Mauricio Herrera has a Master’s degree in Economics with a major in Applied Macroeconomics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also an Electrical Engineer from the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas de El Salvador.
MAURICIO HERRERA
GENERAL DIRECTOR ELECTRICITY MARKETS /// CRE
MARCOS VALENZUELA /// DIRECTOR, WHOLESALE MARKET - CENACE
Marcos Valenzuela Ortiz received a degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the ITR of Tijuana (1979) and a master's degree in Electrical Power Systems from UANL (1992). Marcos has extensive experience in the area of analysis and operation of power systems and in the development and management of energy contracts. He has had substantial interaction with U.S. and Canadian companies in developing energy transactions for the Baja California electrical system. He has been working in the CENACE group in the implementation of the wholesale electricity market in Mexico.
MARCOS VALENZUELA
DIRECTOR, WHOLESALE MARKET /// CENACE
HECTOR OLEA /// PRESIDENT - ASOLMEX
With more than 23 years of experience in the Mexican energy sector, Hector Olea has actively participated in the promotion and development of renewable energy in the country. Since 2004, Hector Olea is President and CEO of Gauss, a business development firm specialized in the energy sector. Gauss activities are focused in the identification, development and structuring investment opportunities in renewable energy projects, which accounts for more than US$700 million in greenfield projects. Before, he acted as CEO of Suez in Mexico, where he led its transformation into a nationwide energy company. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Olea acted as Chairman of the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). He is President of the Asociación Mexicana de Energía Solar Fotovoltaica (Asolmex) and Chairman of the Mexican Section of the Mexico-US Business Energy Council. He is an economist from ITAM (Mexico) and earned his Master and PhD in Economics at Rice University (US). In 1989, he was distinguished with the Banamex Economics Award.
HECTOR OLEA
PRESIDENT /// ASOLMEX
RAMÓN SALCEDO /// STRUCTURED FINANCE DIRECTOR - ZUMA ENERGÍA
Ramón inició su Carrera en PwC en Madrid, España. Posteriormente se mudó a México para ocupar el cargo de Consultor Senior en Capital Markets Group y después como Asesor Financiero en KPMG en la Ciudad de México. Más adelante se sumó al equipo de Banco Santander, donde fue responsable de la estructuración de transacciones financieras por más de 5 años.

El perfil bancario de Ramón ha sido clave para Zuma Energía, pues ha supervisado la participación de la compañía en las subastas y en los procesos de financiamiento que permitieron a Zuma ser la primera compañía especializada en energías limpias en asegurar financiamiento para sus proyectos.

Actualmente es responsable de la obtención y estructuración financiera en Zuma Energía.
RAMÓN SALCEDO
STRUCTURED FINANCE DIRECTOR /// ZUMA ENERGÍA
MIGUEL ÁNGEL ALONSO /// GENERAL MANAGER MEXICO - ACCIONA
Miguel Angel Alonso realizó estudios de Ingeniería Industrial en la Universidad de Zaragoza y continuó su desarrollo académico en la Universidad del Valle de México obteniendo la Licenciatura en Derecho, para posteriormente alcanzar la Maestría en Marketing y Gestión Comercial en la Universidad de Navarra, a su vez llevo a cabo estudios a este nivel relacionados a la Gestión Ambiental en el Instituto de Formación y Estudios Sociales, ampliando su trayectoria académica en Alta Dirección en el Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE).

En el año 2000 inicia su gestión en la empresa ACCIONA, como Director de Proyecto en el departamento de Ingeniería y Construcción con la finalidad de expandir la compañía en el ramo de Energías Renovables a nivel internacional en países como España, Alemania, Italia, Irlanda, Canadá y México.

Durante el año de 2006, Miguel Angel Alonso Rubio arriba a México por la empresa ACCONA, con el cargo de Director Técnico dirigiendo la implementación de ACCIONA ENERGIA EN MEXICO.

En el año de 2008, asumió la responsabilidad de la Dirección General de Acciona Energía México, la que constituye uno de los modelos a seguir en el ramo de la Energía Renovable, brindando Sustentabilidad y Compromiso Social en México.
MIGUEL ÁNGEL ALONSO
GENERAL MANAGER MEXICO /// ACCIONA
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Venue


Venue


The venue of the inaugural edition of Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America will be the 'Espacio Virreyes'



Address

Pedregal 24
Colonia Molino del Rey
Delegación Miguel Hidalgo
Ciudad de México, México.

 
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News & Articles


News & Articles


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Sponsors & Partners


Sponsors & Partners


OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXHIBITING AND SPONSORSHIP

'Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America ' is a unique, yearly conference and exhibition that offers a wealth of opportunities to build and promote your brand towards a focused target group.

Options include:

  • Visibility at the leading event of its kind in Mexico & Central America

  • On- and offline brand promotion through the event campaign

  • Facilitated 1-on-1 meetings

  • Limited number of compact exhibition booth spaces

  • Two days of unparalleled networking opportunities with all relevant service providers, operators, IPP's, utilities, asset managers and financial stakeholders

Sponsor and exhibiting spaces are limited, so make sure you reach out in time.

For more information, please contact Jens van der Laan (jens@solarplaza.com).

CONTACT
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Account Manager
Jens van der Laan

Tel: +31 10 302 7910
Mail: jens@solarplaza.com

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SPONSORS
DIAMOND SPONSOR
 
GOLD SPONSORS
NETWORKING SPONSORS
EXHIBITION SPONSOR
 
BRANDING SPONSORS
PARTNERS
SUPPORTING PARTNER
 
CONTENT PARTNER
 
MEDIA PARTNERS
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TRACK RECORD


TRACK RECORD


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 100 events in more than 30 countries. Within that line-up, the Solar Asset Management conference series is a global range of events fully dedicated to Operations & Maintenance, Asset Management and all other technical and financial topics in the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.

With highly successful editions in North America (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Europe (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Asia(2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and Latin America (2016, 2017), the series is establishing an important position around the world, following the maturation of international solar markets.

Post-Show Reports

Learn more about the last regional editions through the post-show reports

SAM Asia
June 2017

SAM LATAM
October 2017

SAM Europe
November 2017

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Registration


Registration


Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America: Development, Finance & Operations’ will bring together the leading IPPs, utilities, developers, investors, suppliers and service providers, representing the entire value chain of the Mexican solar industry. Register now and join 200+ stakeholders involved  on developing bankable PV projects and concerned in securing long-term optimal operations.

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Regular
until 9 Oct. 2018
Local rate - Conference 9-10 October695 US$
International rate – conference 9-10 October1095 US$
Workshop regulation, finance, asset management (8 October)595 US$
* Disclaimer: Local rates are only applicable to companies whose headquarters / central operations are based in Mexico or in any of the Central American countries (Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama). Subsidiaries or affiliated companies of company entities based in other parts of the world, are considered international companies and cannot apply to local rates. The organizer will review applications on a case-by-case basis.
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About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


About Solarplaza


"To positively impact the world by accelerating the sustainable energy transition"

This mission lies at the core of Solarplaza, a private company based in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) that aims to inspire, connect and activate the global solar PV industry.

Solarplaza was founded in 2004 by Edwin Koot, a senior PV expert working in photovoltaic solar energy since 1994. Over the course of twelve years, Solarplaza has built a network of trusted friends and personal contacts all over the world.

Solarplaza organizes international high-level conferences and exploratory trade missions in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With a track-record spanning 5 continents, 30+ countries, 42 cities and a total of over 100 events, Solarplaza is a pioneering industry inspirer.

The company’s home base, www.solarplaza.com, is an independent platform for knowledge and insights, supported by the (free) daily solar industry newsletter, SUN.

  • ESTABLISHED IN 2004

  • 100+ EVENTS

  • 30+ COUNTRIES

    FROM CHILE TO CHINA

  • 60.000 + 

    PV PROFESSIONALS IN OUR NETWORK

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Learn more on www.solarplaza.com


LEAD PROJECT MANAGER
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For program matters regarding the event and its content, get in touch with:

Marcel Langone
Tel: +31 10 2809198
Mail: marcel@solarplaza.com

 

ACCOUNT MANAGER

For questions regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Jens van der Laan
Tel: +31
10 3027910
Mail: jens@solarplaza.com

PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
 
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For inquiries on media partnerships and marketing opportunities, reach out to:

Irene Rodríguez Martín
+31 10 302 7912
Mail: irene@solarplaza.com