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The International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) is delighted to announce that it will be organizing the 2nd IBESA Mexican Energy Storage Workshop @ Solar Power Mexico, taking place on March 24 and 25, 2020 at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.

The event consists of two separate workshop days addressing hot topics currently impacting the Latin American energy storage industry on both a basic and advanced level. 

Join a vast number of industry peers for a workshop filled with in-depth education and high-quality networking! 

March 24 | 9:00 am  12:00 pm
Understanding the Value Streams of Energy Storage for Your Business: Boosting Returns & Business Performance in the Emerging Mexican Market

  • The shifting energy landscape: Energy storage opportunity in Mexico
  • Translating different applications and business models of energy storage into income stream
  • Understanding the playing field: Competitive landscape and market segmentation
  • Short and long-term value drivers of energy storage adoption

    March 25 | 9:00 am  12:00 pm
    Setting the Scene for Energy Storage in Mexico: Deep-Dive into Business Models, Technological Advancements & Investment Opportunities

    • The international view: Best practices & lessons learned
    • Advancements made in energy storage system technology
    • Integration of storage into the asset management and O&M plan
    • Critical components of a successful energy storage investment
    • Assessment of energy storage use cases

      Introduction to the Latin American Energy Storage Market:

      March 24 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Understanding the Value Streams of Energy Storage for Your Business: Boosting Returns & Business Performance in the Emerging Mexican Market

      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.

      Whether you are a professional or beginner in the energy storage segment, this workshop session will enable you to connect with 250+ industry peers, expand your scope of operations and ultimately make your business more competitive.

      9:00 am | Short and Long-term Value Drivers of Energy Storage Adoption 

      • Economics of energy storage systems – Where are the returns? 
      • Assessing the dynamics of energy storage
      • Value streams & successful business strategies

      Daniel Fuchs, Vice President, International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA)

      9:20 am | Applying Global Energy Storage Demand and Use Cases to the Mexican Solar + Storage Market

      Thomas Koerner, Corporate Vice President of Module, System and Solutions (MSS)- Business Unit, Canadian Solar

      9:40 am | 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 

      Carlos Gomez Mont, Principal, AFRY Management Consulting / Pöyry

      10:00 am | Technological Advancements: New Energy Storage Solutions for the Mexican Market

      • Maximizing project ROI with innovative technologies 
      • International best practices from a market leader 

      Jorge Visoso, Manager LATAM, GoodWe Power Supply Technology Co., LTD.

      10:20 am | Refreshment Break

      10:40 am | 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

      Alfonso Tovar, Managing Director, Solaris PV 

      11:00 am | How Does Dispatch Strategy Using Energy Storage Impact Project Revenue Costs?

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

      Rogelio Federico Nochebuena, COO, Servicios Ambientales de Baja California
      11:20 am | Advanced PV Technology and Storage Applications for Commercial & Utility Scale Solar Plants

      • Technology benchmark: What will work best in the Mexican market?
      • Use cases and technological advancements 

      Oriol Brunet, Business Development Manager LATAM, Ingeteam

      11:40 am |  Storage Solutions The Best Way to Manage your PV Plant's Energy Surplus.

      • As the cost of energy fluctuates, is it better to store the surplus energy generated, or to feed it to the grid?
      • This topic will highlight the differences and changes in energy surplus management as a PV plant grows aways from Distributed Generation

      David Alejandro Rodríguez, Director of Engineering, BayWa r.e. Solar Systems S. de R.L. de C.V.

      12:00 pm | Closing & Networking

      Advanced Topics in Energy Storage:

      March 25 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Setting the Scene for Energy Storage in Mexico: Deep-Dive into Business Models, Technological Advancements & Investment Opportunities

      Aimed at energy storage professionals along the entire value chain, this forward-thinking session will equip your company with innovative concepts needed to succeed in the emerging Mexican storage marketplace of tomorrow. Focusing on the technology’s different value streams, experts will also discuss associated opportunities and how these streams can be monetized in the short-term.

      Today’s most innovative local and international approaches and business strategies will be discussed, including insights of leading manufacturers, distributors and developers. Moreover, this session will cover advancements made in energy storage system technology including component research to enhance system performance.

      Learn directly from experts where it’s worth to invest right now, how the different use cases look like, and learn about best practices on the integration of storage into the asset management and O&M plan.

      9:00 am | Solar + Storage: An International Perspective

      • Analysis of recent projects 
      • Solar + Storage market drivers
      • Energy storage opportunities in Mexico

      Miguel Sierra, Senior Energy Storage Consultant Iberia & Latam, DNV GL

      9:20 am | 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

      Danny Lu, Senior Vice President, Powin Energy

      9:40 am | Storage in Ultra High Penetration PV

      • A radical idea to get a high-renewable electric grid
      • The solutions are more dependent on policy than technology

      Vicente Estrada-Cajigal, CEO, Solartronic Mexico, S.A. DE C.V. 
      10:00 am | Sustainable Business Models and Best Practices in the Mexican Market 

      • ESS opportunities in the Mexican Market
      • Best Practices 

      Manuel Vegara, CEO, Pireos Capital


      10:20 am | Refreshment Break
      10:40 am | 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

      Angie Soto, General Director Mexico, Nexus Energy Mexico 
      11:00 am | 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

      Hector Olea, President and CEO, Gauss Energía 
      11:20 am | 24 Hours of Sun

      • Storage technologies and sector integration strategies for 100% renewables 24 hours a day and 365 days a year
      • The role of solar pv, battery storage and hydrogen in future energy supply concepts

      Gernot Gugerbauer, Sales Manager, Fronius International GmbH
      11:40 am | Technology Road Map - Seeking for the best Total Cost: Equipment + Balance of Project

      • Energy storage equipment is a big part, but not the only part of the total build cost
      • A road map of equipment design change to achieve the best total cost 

      Michael Liu, Director Energy Storage, BYD


      12:00 pm | Closing & Networking


      International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance


      Daniel Fuchs
      Director Marketing & Event Management