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Mexico Storage Special

THE RENEWABLE ENERGY VALUE CHAIN

This three-hour intense workshop session is designed to equip manufacturers, distributors, installers, integrators and project developers with the crucial, late-breaking trends impacting the Mexican energy storage landscape. You will gain a deep understanding of the current market status, future scenarios and strategies on how to monetize developing solar and storage opportunities.

Based on real-life examples, expert speakers will evaluate different technologies and applications available in the marketplace and highlight successfully proven business strategies in the residential, C&I and utility scale segments.

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM
Introduction: Setting the Scene for Energy Transition in Mexico
Speaker: Davide Pesenti, Research Analyst, EUPD Research

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM
Speaker: Hector Olea, President and CEO, Gauss Energía

Assessing the First Utility-Scale Solar + Storage Project in Mexico: The Aura Solar III Business Case

  • Solar PV integration in congested transmission system
  • Application of BESS as ancillary services supplier

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM
Speaker: Manuel Vegara, CEO, Pireos Capital
Sustainable Business Models and Best Practices in the Mexican Market

  • ESS opportunities in the Mexican Market
  • Best Practices


10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Speaker: Miguel Sierra, Senior Energy Storage Consultant Iberia & Latam, DNV GL
Learning from Mature BESS Markets and Potential Translations to Mexico

  •  Beyond economics, what are the barriers or opportunities for the growth and massive adoption of BESS?
  • Initiatives and challenges to promote BESS in Mexico


10:20 – 10:40 AM  |  Break

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker: Danny Lu, Senior Vice President, Powin Energy
Integration of Energy Storage into the Mexican Renewables Landscape: Highlighting Trends, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

  •  International perspective on policy and regulatory impact on integration of energy storage into mature and emerging markets
  • Advancing battery storage technology in response to evolving market trends
  • Unlocking value streams for wholesale and C&I offtakers in the Mexican energy market


11:00 AM 11:20 AM
Speaker: Angie Soto, General Director Mexico, Nexus Energy Mexico
Optimization of Energy Sales

  • Participation in complementary markets
  • Avoiding the risk of negative shoring and optimization of energy sale to take advantage of the higher price hours of the wholesale electricity market
  • Storage as a solution to congestion and better penetration of intermittent energy in the market


11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Speaker: Rogelio Federico Nochebuena, COO, Servicios Ambientales de Baja California

How Does Dispatch Strategy Using Energy Storage Impact Project Revenue and Costs?

  • Energy Storage lowers Capex by reducing peak energy consumption (Peak Shaving & Time Shifting)
  • Having reliable and dependable electricity makes you more competitive and improves quality


11:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker: Carlos Gomez Mont, Principal, AFRY Management Consulting / Pöyry

Value of Energy Storage in Merchant and Capacity Revenues

  •  With the growth of solar capacity and expected solar cannibalization, what effect can storage have in transferring solar generation into the evening peaks
  • Solar generators are potentially left out of the top 100 critical hours, however storage can be a tool to capture those revenues


12:00 PM Closing

Nexus Energía Mexico

Angie Soto, Managing Director

Angie Soto

With over 10 years of experience, Angie Soto has contributed to the consolidation and growth of Nexus Energía Group, leading company in renewable assets management, providing the Market Representation Agency service of Spain since year 2000 with more than 40% of it’s photovoltaic facilities. Nowadays Nexus Energía manages more than 11 TWh of renewable energy between Spain, Germany, Portugal and Mexico.

AFRY Management Consulting

Carlos Gomez Mont, Principal

Carlos Gomez Mont

Carlos joined Pöyry in February 2012 and leads Pöyry’s electricity market work in Mexico as well working on the development of Pöyry’s modelling tools. Carlos has taken part in the development of Pöyry’s modelling tools for carbon (Carbon Model), flagship electricity market model (BID 3.0), CfD auction model and solar generation tools.

DNV GL

Miguel Sierra, Senior Energy Storage Consultant

Miguel Sierra

Miguel Sierra has more than 15 years of experience in electrical engineering and energy storage systems. He has worked for more than nine years in battery technology development, researching new electrode and electrolyte materials, cell designs, balance of plant and integration with power electronics. As part of this work he has gained extensive knowledge of battery technologies and emerging markets for battery energy storage.

Powin Energy

Danny Lu, Senior Vice President

Danny Lu

Over his 8-year tenure, Danny has played a critical role in establishing Powin as a key player in the North American energy storage industry. Danny is currently in charge of international business development activities as well as, cultivating and managing many of Powin’s key strategic battery cell vendor and PCS vendor relationships. Danny holds a degree in International Business and Chinese.

Gauss Energia

Hector Olea, President & CEO

Hector Olea

With more than 24 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.

PIREOS

Manuel Vegara, CEO

Manuel Vegara

Manuel Vegara is CEO at PIREOS, a Solar+ESS project developer and investor. He has participated in the successful implementation of +500 MW of Solar Projects in 4 countries. Previously Manuel served as Country Director Mexico for Tesla, CEO Mexico of SolarCity and CEO and co-founder of ILIOSS, acquired by SolarCity in 2015. Manuel studied Physics in Valencia, Spain and holds a GreenMBA by UMA Mexico.

Servicios Ambientales

Rogelio F. Nochebuena, Principal

Rogelio F. Nochebuena

Rogelio worked in the commercialization of Intellectual Property (SW) for AT&T Labs (carrying the legacy of the legendary Bell Labs). Packages include novel ways to re-route telecommunications including wireless and optical information. Self-Healing networks, which are applicable for telecommunications, electrical smart grid, etc.

EUPD Research

Davide Pesenti, Research Analyst

Davide Pesenti

Davide helps companies in the renewable energy industry making informed decisions. In order to deliver bespoke solutions he leverages his analytical skills and EUPD Research´s exclusive access to primary data. Davide’s main goal is to understand market developments and his clients’ needs.