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Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America


8-9 October 2019 /// Mexico City - 2nd edition

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Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America


8-9 October 2019 /// Mexico City - 2nd edition

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The leading conference in the region focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.

The second edition of Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America will mark the 2nd installment of the global conference series focused on providing in-depth insights into technical and financial aspects of the operational life of solar PV plants and portfolios.

Over the course of two days, attendees will enjoy an immersive event experience, receiving updates on best practices and industry trends,  while providing delegates with excellent networking and matchmaking opportunities.

DIAMOND SPONSORS

What?

The must-attend event, fully dedicated to ensuring optimal operations of PV assets

The regional Solar Asset Management Ecosystem:

Latest White Papers

2018 EDITION

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Webinar


Webinar


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PAST Webinar /// Practical & Proven Ways to Leverage Aerial Inspection for Increased Solar Asset ROI.

Wednesday 4 September, 6 PM CEST /// 11 AM Mexico City (CST)

2018 was a thriving year for the solar industry in Mexico and its neighbouring countries, with 3 GW installed during the course of the year. With another booming year on the horizon, the rapid growth is nudging the regional market to an accelerated learning curve of operational best practices, amidst an already incredibly competitive landscape. Furthermore, the top 20 solar plants in the region average a whopping 150 MW per site. The Villanueva plant in Mexico (828 MW) is a colossal example of the scale of the solar PV plants installed in the region.

Agenda:

  • Lifecycle aerial inspection applications
  • Solution offerings available to asset managers and owners
  • Labour cost and plant maintenance schedule optimization
  • A regional case study

These factors are steering the industry towards a digital (r)evolution. Instrumental in maintaining low OPEX and circumnavigating the operations of such large-scale plants is the use of drones and aerial inspection. In this webinar, experts will present an overview of the various applications along the lifecycle of solar plants, the level of detail such tool is able to provide, as well as its impact on labour cost and plant maintenance schedule optimization, through failure prevention

VISHAL PUNAMIYA /// CEO - SITEMARK
Vishal Punamiya is the CEO of Sitemark. He brings over 13 years of corporate experience of managing regional or global IT organizations in Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA where he has deployed innovative and market disruptive solutions. He is passionate about connecting new technologies to mainstream applications that address real business needs. Sitemark’s platform redefines how enterprises deploy drones, gather, analyze and manage aerial data across single or multiple sites. Sitemark's platform is used by EPCs, O&Ms, Investors and Energy Producers in 18+ countries.
VISHAL PUNAMIYA
CEO /// SITEMARK
STIJN SCHEERLINCK /// SOLAR LAB MANAGER - ENGIE LABORELEC
Stijn Scheerlinck holds a Master Degree in Electrotechnical Engineering from Ghent University in Belgium after a 1-year Erasmus exchange with the Eidgenössische Technische Hoghschule (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. He then further specialized in Silicon Photonics at Ghent University and received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences in 2009. He authored or co-authored 10 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and contributed to various international conferences. In 2008, he became Technology Watch Officer to support the early development of renewable energy projects for the Research and Innovation Department of GDF SUEZ (now ENGIE). In 2010, Stijn joined ENGIE Laborelec, the R&D center in electrical power of ENGIE, where he is currently responsible for an international team of solar experts located in Brussels, Santiago de Chile and Paris as head of the Solar Lab, offering research, development and operational excellence services in decentralized as well as large scale solar power generation.
STIJN SCHEERLINCK
SOLAR LAB MANAGER /// ENGIE LABORELEC
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PAST Webinar /// How to plan for successful operations in the changing Mexican solar market?

Tuesday 25th June, 6 PM CEST // 11 AM Mexico City

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Speakers


Speakers


ARTURO GOCHICOA /// DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS - NACIONAL FINANCIERA
Degree in Industrial Engineering with 5-years experience in the Mexican energy sector. Has collaborated with Mexican development banks to provide financing for renewable and conventional energy projects, among them, 11 wind farms, 2 solar plants and 4 co-generation plant, which sum up an installed capacity of more than 3 GW. Furthermore, has been involved in the process to issue the first Mexican Green bond, the first bond for a private wind park in Mexico and the financing of the first gas plant with full merchant risk cashflows.
ARTURO GOCHICOA
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS /// NACIONAL FINANCIERA
KATYA SOMOHANO /// DIRECTOR OF ENERGY - DEACERO
In June 2019, Katya Somohano was named by Forbes Mexico as one of the Most Powerful Women in 2019.

She occupies since January 2019 the position of Director of Energy in Deacero, one of the largest steel companies in Mexico, which represents one of the top-five power consumer in Mexico.

Previously, she became the first female Director in CFE, the Mexican main power utility with more than 80 years of existence. She was appointed to found, organize and operate a new entity, as the Chief Executive Officer of CFE Calificados, a qualified power supplier company. CFE Calificados became in less than a two years period a US$500 million income organization, with more than thirty power supply contracts with large industrial and commercial consumers in Mexico.

Under her leadership, CFE Calificados, was positioned as the undisputed leader of the Qualified Energy Market with approximately 85% of market share, competing with top-class global energy companies. Throughout this short period, CFE Calificados secured an energy efficient portfolio that represented investments over 1,700 MW in the long term. In October 2018, Ms. Somohano signed the largest Power Purchase Agreement in the Mexican Energy Market, which represents over a US$1 billon and an energy supply commitment of around 500MW.
KATYA SOMOHANO
DIRECTOR OF ENERGY /// DEACERO
BERNHARD SCHUETZ /// HEAD OF PRODUCT GROUP SERVICE - SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG
Schuetz brings extensive experience in the global power generation industry. At SMA, he leads the organization’s service offerings including a variety of risk-sharing options for customers – from extended warranties to spare parts guarantees to complete plant-wide operations and maintenance. In those capacities, he leads cross-functional service teams to operate cohesively as one unit. He empowers the teams to optimize project results and create operational excellence. Before joining the SMA team, he worked for GE Power as a senior project manager for field execution. Prior to GE, he spent more than 10 years at Alstrom Power, serving in multiple roles during that time. Schuetz earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and energy technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Konstanz. He also earned an MBA in management and operations from the Robins School of Business. Schuetz speaks English, Spanish and German.
BERNHARD SCHUETZ
HEAD OF PRODUCT GROUP SERVICE /// SMA SOLAR TECHNOLOGY AG
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
RAÚL GONZÁLEZ /// DIRECTOR COMERCIAL - CFE CALIFICADOS
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RAÚL GONZÁLEZ
DIRECTOR COMERCIAL /// CFE CALIFICADOS
ANN GAGLIOTI /// FOUNDER & CEO /// GROUNDWORK RENEWABLES
Ann Gaglioti is founder and CEO of GroundWork Renewables. Currently in its 10th year, GroundWork accelerates solar adoption by providing high quality ground irradiance and meteorological (MET) data for utility-scale solar development and operations. To date, GroundWork has directly contributed to the successful financing and installation of over 18GW of solar power in North America. Ann prides herself on assembling a diverse, versatile team of solar resource experts that are committed to client service and high quality systems and data.

Prior to GroundWork, Ann was an Executive Vice President with iCrossing, a digital marketing and interactive agency providing business solutions to Fortune 500 clients. She holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
ANN GAGLIOTI
FOUNDER & CEO /// GROUNDWORK RENEWABLES
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Program


Program


Simultaneous translation offered throughout the conference

Day 1

Session 1

  • Dissecting one year of government energy policy in Mexico

Session 2

  • First signs of distressed assets: The market experience
  • O&M strategies come in different sizes

Deep-dive Workshops

  • Wholesale electricity market
  • Financing Merchant Solar

Session 3

  • Unlocking the benefits of solar digitalization
  • Financial risk management and mitigation in a maturing industry

Deep-dive Workshops

  • Operations of distributed generation

Session 4

  • Harmonization of solar operations with local communities

Day 2

Session 5

  • A growing appetite for corporate PPAs

Session 6

  • Solar and the grid
  • Battery Storage

Deep-dive Workshops

  • Aerial Inspections

Session 7

  • Technological innovations shaping the solar value chain

Session 8

  • Building Solar Asset Management strategies for sustained growth
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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

Sponsors

DIAMOND SPONSOR
 
GOLD SPONSORS
NETWORKING SPONSOR
 
EXHIBITION SPONSORS
 
BRANDING SPONSOR
SUPPORTING PARTNER
STRATEGIC PARTNER
MEDIA PARTNERS

Sponsors and partners of the 2018 edition:

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Venue


Venue


The venue of the second 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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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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TRACK RECORD


TRACK RECORD


Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 125 events in over more than 35 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. 

Solarplaza has been organizing events since 2004, hosting over 125 events in over more than 35 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. 

Post-Show Reports

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

SAM MCA
October 2018

SAM Asia
May 2018

SAM Europe
October 2018

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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
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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