Mexico WindPower 2018 presents national and international experts from the private and public sectors that have developed successful solutions and technologies in wind resource application.
Mexico’s wholesale electricity market has entered a phase of consolidation and wind remains one of the most important technologies. Development and growth expectations are very positive, with clear national projects and objectives; however, there are also important challenges that must be solved in terms of electric transmission infrastructure, social and political areas, regulatory elements and taking advantage of opportunities for domestic manufacturing. All within a context of profound change where quick adaptation and updates are essential.
Mexico WindPower present a top level Congress Program focusing on the development of Mexico’s wind potential and the new reforms and technologies.
• Distributors / manufacturers for the industry
• Developers of wind farms
• Suppliers of specialized technical services
• Suppliers of financial services, research
• Development institutions
• Human resource training institutions
• Authorities from the Department of Energy and government officials
• Machinery manufacturers
• Large energy users
• Banking and investment professionals
• Law firms specializing in environmental projects
• Research centers
• Consultants and wind power analysts
• Agents and distributors
• Insurance, bonds and risk management companies
• Equipment operators/maintenance
• Environmental and energy experts
• Equipment suppliers
• Installation services
• Transportation providers
• Among others …
Hall A – Exhibition Floor
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2018
8:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:30
CURRENT OUTLOOK FOR THE RENEWABLE SECTOR IN MEXICO AND THE WORLD:
BEFORE AND AFTER ENERGY REFORM
The Mexican wind sector continues to strengthen. Mexico’s energy reform has generated profound changes, while the global renewable energies sector continues to evolve at great speed and reaffirm its competitiveness. This panel of experts will discuss the present and future of our sector in Mexico and the world.
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:15
2018 ELECTIONS: VIEW OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
Energy sector, including renewable energies, investment and planning are executed with a long-term view, where participants expect stability and legal and regulatory continuity. At this panel, representatives of different political parties will discuss the context for renewable energies participation in its projects with a view to the elections that will take place in Mexico in 2018.
13:15 – 14:30
PENDING REGULATORY CHALLENGES: THE NEW ROLE OF THE CRE
Mexican energy reform has given the Energy Regulatory Commission an essential role in the energy sector in Mexico and, therefore, in the development of the wind market. This panel will discuss regulatory progress and implementation, and important pending regulations, as well as their influence on the sector.
• Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow
16:00 – 17:00
NAFTA: WHAT IMPLICATIONS WILL IT HAVE FOR THE RENEWABLE SECTOR
The review of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has forced a comprehensive rethink of the energy, electric power and renewable energies sectors in particular. The results will have significant implications for our sector and will be discussed at this panel.
• Ministry of Economy
17:00 – 18:00
WIND ENERGY IN COMMUNITIES; EVALUATING CONSULTATIONS AND SUCCESS CASES
One of the main topics in the wind sector has been the relationship, benefits and opportunities generated by projects in communities in the long-term. Authorities, communities and companies work together, seeking these benefits through regulations, rules and forms of collaboration. Fortunately, there are multiple success cases that will be addressed at this panel, along with the challenges that still exist and their potential solutions.
• EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency
THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2018
9:00 – 10:30
RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH PPAs: THE LARGE CONSUMERS
In Mexico and the world, there are large corporations that have committed to meeting their electric energy needs with renewable energies, both for the competitiveness that these offer against any technology and for being a highly effective means to fulfill sustainable development goals. Representatives of international companies will discuss the benefits of implementing these actions.
• Industrias Peñoles
10:30 – 12:00
LATEST NEWS ON LONG-TERM AUCTIONS; LESSONS, GOALS AND OBSTACLES
The long-term auctions of Mexico’s new wholesale electricity market have been highly successful, with historically low energy prices being obtained both for Mexico and worldwide, which has demonstrated the competitiveness of renewable energies. Experts from both the public and private sector will discuss the results, the status of progress in the implementation of past auction projects and what is expected for coming auctions.
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 14:00
MAIN CHALLENGES FOR WIND DEVELOPMENT
The strengthening and expansion of the national power transmission grid constitutes one of the essential challenges to minimize losses and congestion for the benefit of users and to maximize the use of renewable and conventional resources for power generation in the country. Additionally, an effectively interconnected and efficient grid enables the exchange of energy flows between regions as one of the most effective solutions for managing intermittency in generation of different technologies. Experts in the sector will address the plans and actions underway in this regard.
HOW ATTRACTIVE AN INVESTMENT ARE THE STATES WITH GREATER WIND POTENTIAL?
16:00 – 17:00
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING
The range of options for financing new and existing projects is increasingly extensive, with new instruments and participants that include sophisticated products for risk mitigation, both for projects participating in different auctions and for those establishing bilateral contracts. This important panel includes experts on the topic to be discussed.
• North American Development Bank
• J.P. Morgan
• BNP Paribas
Program is subject to changes