The 2017 Agenda: The Energy Matrix of Mexico is Under Construction

For the 4th edition of The Natural Gas Power Plants Construction Summit, Mexico we are gathering all the necessary information to ensure that all the important sessions of Optimization, Maintenance, Design, Execution, Project Acquisition and Project Investment can be approached from the Most attractive way possible”. Spaces to speak are available but limited. Contact fmazo@fc-bi.com for details now.

Wednesday 1st March: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 7:30-8:50
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    8:50-9:00
    WELCOME SPEECH - Marco Nieto, British Chamber of Commerce
    9:00-9:20
    • The trends that cover the current auctions
    • The implementation of the energy reform to liberate the natural gas market
    David Madero, Managing Director, CENAGAS
    9:20-9:50
    The first railway fuel storage terminal to be built in Mexico
    • Fuel storage is the next challenge for construction companies involve in the country's energy sector
    • The challenges and opportunities that the natural gas storage sector faces in terms of infrastructure, investment and financing
    • Outlook in the development of projects in the energy Infrastructure sector
    • Mechanics about shaping the Mexican demand for projects funded
    • What issues can delay the funding and have the negative impact on project economics
    Omar Israel Abarca Torres, Presidente & CEO, Ferropuerto K´ERI
    Victor Figueroa Aeyón, Director, Asociación de Distribuidores de Gas del Interior
    José Miguel Gutierrez, Director, Global Companion Consulting Group
    Beatriz C. Maney, Managing Director, ENTORO
    9:50-10:10
    Update on the Wholesale Electricity Market
    • Clearinghouse for Long-Term Auctions
    • Auction Design for Financial Transmission Rights
    • Implementation of the Capacity Balancing Market
    • Advances in the Medium-Term Auction
    • Status of the Short-Term Energy and Ancillary Services Market
    Jeff Pavlovic, General Director of Monitoring and Coordination of the Electricity Industry SENER
    10:10-10:40
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    10:40-11:20
    Distributed Generation, Generation Supply (Interconnected or No) & Cogeneration
    • Distributed generation, technological variants and opportunities in Mexico
    • Electrical efficiency from the point of supply, generation for self-supply
    • Advantages and challenges in the new regulatory framework for distributed generation and self-supply
    Stanislav Palacios, Energy Director, TRACSA
    Patrick Bullinger, VP Sales, Siemens Mesoamérica IPG
    11:20-12:20
    [Panel Discussion] Regulation in times of uncertainty
    • Hear about new guidelines for the supply of natural gas to power plants and the latest changes in the regulatory framework
    • Discuss the challenges in pipeline capacity for existing and future power plants and how the new regulatory framework will benefit Mid-Stream companies and power plant operators
    • Evaluate the viability in the medium term for Mexico to have a business case for investing CAPEX in developing their gas fields while using the surplus of USA
    • Hear how Mexico could guarantee sufficient regulatory certainty to 3rd party market participants
    • Assess what is going to happen with the shale gas in Mexico
    • How investors/underwriters are viewing these challenges and their willingness to invest in the operators?
    Moderator: Marco Nieto, President of Green Power Group, British Chamber of Commerce
    Edmond Grieger, Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C
    12:20-1:20
    Select the right turbine for your business and plan for O&M to reduce downtime and optimize output
    • Discover how regional climate differences should influence your choice of turbines, especially in tropical regions
    • Hear from the experts on how to improve the losses in MW production when your turbines lose up to 20% of efficiency due to climate issues
    • Plan a proactive and predictive O&M strategy in the design phase to ensure better performance throughout the plants life
    • Discover how analytics and IoT can be built into plant design to ensure you have a 360 view of the performance of your plant
    • Chilled water plant absorption, Turbine inlet air cooling (TIAC), independent driven compressors or coupled hydrological–electricity modelling; which technology is best for your power plant?
    • Which Compressor Station is more reliable, efficient and cost effective for my power plant and how to achieve eco-friendly power generation
    • Ensure efficiency, availability and reliability on a long-term basis in your power plant with the right O&M strategy for your cooling system and fuel switches and reduce vulnerability to changing climate and freshwater resources
    • Which power conversion system is best for my power plant and how long you have to wait to see the ROI when you need O&M in power plant
    • Know how seamlessly handle fluctuations in pressure and flows can set you power plant apart from traditional turbine solutions
    • How to take advantage of the steam you power plant produce: Pressure-Temperature Relationship of Water & Steam, Saturated Steam (Dry), Unsaturated Steam (Wet), Superheated Steam, Supercritical Water, Various States of Water
    Josh Kraft, Director Latin America, Powerphase
    Eduardo Arguelles, Director de PG Sales Applications, Siemens México y Centroamérica
    1:20-2:40
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    2:40-3:20
    Framework for successful power plants
    • Power plant project partners
    • Risk mitigation strategies to avoid losses in the short medium and long term
    • Optimal financing structures
    • Circle of success/parameters for a successful power plant
    Reiner Jahn, Consultant, DZ Bank
    José Miguel Macho, Director de ventas de la División Power and Gas de , Siemens México y Centroamérica
    3:20-4:00
    EXHIBICION - NETWORKING - PAUSA PARA CAFE
    4:00-5:00
    [Panel Discussion] Ensure clarity in owner/contractor alignment
    • Discover what advancements there are for plant optimization making sure you stay at the forefront of new options for the CCGT business
    • Learn what the operation statistics are for advanced high efficiency turbines
    • View showcases of the key automation systems, components and plant systems to keep your plant highly efficient and cost-effective
    • See the validation methods for high-efficiency equipment applied to improve equipment activity
    • View showcases of the key automation systems, components and plant systems to keep your plant highly efficient and cost-effective
    • See the validation methods for high-efficiency equipment applied to improve equipment activity
    Antonio Héctor Alvarez, General Manager OHL Industrial Mexico and Central America
    Jeff K. Woolley, General Manager, Fossil Power Technologies Sargent & Lundy LLC
    Michael “Mike” Ross, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Energy Group, Managing Director, Kiewit Mexico
    5:00-5:20
    Asset integrity through corrosion control
    • Asset integrity management associated with risk of corrosion
    • Corrosion under insulation
    • Strategic maintenance of power plants
    Guillermo Peña, Director, PPG - COMEX Mexico
    5:20-6:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Thursday 2nd March: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 7:30-9:00
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    9:00-9:10
    WELCOME SPEECH - Marco Nieto, British Chamber of Commerce
    9:10-9:35
    Project Execution: The Interconnection Between Mexico and USA Through CA-ISO Policy Means Business at the Highest Level
    • An overview about Western EIM and the benefits of the real time energy market for CENACE Baja California and for Mexico
    • Discover the potential of The Western Energy Imbalance Market for Mexican power plant operators and renewable energy operators and why this new market means more infrastructure projects and more business between Mexico and USA
    • Learn why Mexico Baja California should participate in the Western EIM to increase renewable source to support government targets by 2021
    Steve Berberich, President & CEO, California ISO
    9:35-10:35
    [Panel Discussion] Mexico Mid-Stream sector outlook
    • How to incentivize the expansion of natural gas infrastructure to increase the current level of penetration to levels close to 30%, similar to other Latin American countries
    • Assess whether there are clear regulatory signals in the distribution network to incentivize the investments in pipeline construction to solve the lack of gas supply in many regions in Mexico
    • Discuss the barriers to market entry within the distribution system of natural gas in the country and how to overcome these barriers to attract more consumers
    • Hear how the Mid-Stream Texas industry and its geopolitical advantage compare to the key players from other regions can do business in Mexico and why you should look for your next partner between Texas and the North of Mexico when shopping for your next gas supplier
    • Hear from the experts why Mexico needs new Mid-Stream and Electricity Network Map to give developers new opportunities for infrastructure development and where are the critical areas in need for construction and development
    • Hear case studies about the electricity congestion challenges in the Central, North West and South East of the country and how this challenges brings new opportunities for infrastructure development
    • International cooperation for the development and integration of international actors in the natural gas sector
    Moderador: Alexandro Debler, Director Oil & Gas, Siemens México y Centroamérica
    Aaron Purdy, Manager - Strategy and Market Analysis, Kinder Morgan
    Beatriz C. Maney, Managing Director, ENTORO
    Rodrigo Martínez, Advisor in Commerce & Investments in Natural Resources, Mexico-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Energy
    10:35-11:10
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
    11:10-11:30
    Advance Gas Turbine Technology MHPSA
    • MHPSA J Series Design Concept
    • The M501JAC turbine with air cooling
    • J Series Operational Experience and High Reliability and Availability Values
    Carlos Koeneke, VP and Project Engineering, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
    11:30-12:30
    How to manage permitting, regulation and social impact studies when planning a successful power plant project
    • Understand the key legal milestones you need to address in order deliver a successful power plant project
    • Hear from operators on how you can work with government entities on social impact studies, land rights, regulation and provisions to speed up your planning process and minimize costs
    • Get in-depth analysis on the terms of permits and land rights you need to have in place for your project
    • Find out how to secure community support and approval to avoid costly delays
    • Evaluate the importance of ASEA and SEMARNAT guidelines when building new power plants or supplying existing and new power plants with pipelines
    Roberto Gonzalez Labastida, General Director of Industry, SEMARNAT
    Rodolfo Salazar Gil, Deputy Director-General for Social Impact Assessment and Consultation, SENER
    Jorge Ruggero, Deputy Director of Social Impact Assessment. SENER
    1:00-2:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
    2:30-2:50
    Financial Challenges from Energy Reform
    • Financial challenges to a market derived from Energy Reform
    • How to structure a project in such a way that it is bankable
    • Financing of Investment Projects
    • Location of projects vs bankable
    Marian Aguirre, Deputy Director of Energy Sector Financing, BANCOMEXT
    2:50-3:30
    Effective project benchmarking techniques
    • Discover how historical industry average benchmarking helps project performance
    • Evaluate the challenges in applying industry benchmarking to projects involving both new and updated facilities with potential deep impact to overall operations
    • The importance of transparency in benchmarks for improving performance
    • Does my project require a different approach to benchmarking? Discover the latest benchmarking techniques to apply to your project
    • Gas Engine vs. Gas Turbine Benchmark
    • How to analyze project phases and critical points to reduce risks and ensure the project success
    Ignacio Docio, Project Director, OHL Industrial México & Central America
    Ignacio Gonzalez Garcia, Director Comercial, Duro Felguera
    Isabel Báscones, Gerente de Procesamiento, MAN Diésel & Turbo
    3:30-5:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    5:00
    END OF CONFERENCE DAY 2

Wednesday 1st March: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 7:30-8:50
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    8:50-9:00
    WELCOME SPEECH - Marco Nieto, British Chamber of Commerce
    9:00-9:20
    • The trends that cover the current auctions
    • The implementation of the energy reform to liberate the natural gas market
    David Madero, Managing Director, CENAGAS
    9:20-9:50
    The first railway fuel storage terminal to be built in Mexico
    • Fuel storage is the next challenge for construction companies involve in the country's energy sector
    • The challenges and opportunities that the natural gas storage sector faces in terms of infrastructure, investment and financing
    • Outlook in the development of projects in the energy Infrastructure sector
    • Mechanics about shaping the Mexican demand for projects funded
    • What issues can delay the funding and have the negative impact on project economics
    Omar Israel Abarca Torres, Presidente & CEO, Ferropuerto K´ERI
    Victor Figueroa Aeyón, Director, Asociación de Distribuidores de Gas del Interior
    José Miguel Gutierrez, Director, Global Companion Consulting Group
    Beatriz C. Maney, Managing Director, ENTORO
    9:50-10:10
    Update on the Wholesale Electricity Market
    • Clearinghouse for Long-Term Auctions
    • Auction Design for Financial Transmission Rights
    • Implementation of the Capacity Balancing Market
    • Advances in the Medium-Term Auction
    • Status of the Short-Term Energy and Ancillary Services Market
    Jeff Pavlovic, General Director of Monitoring and Coordination of the Electricity Industry SENER
    10:10-10:40
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    10:40-11:20
    Distributed Generation, Generation Supply (Interconnected or No) & Cogeneration
    • Distributed generation, technological variants and opportunities in Mexico
    • Electrical efficiency from the point of supply, generation for self-supply
    • Advantages and challenges in the new regulatory framework for distributed generation and self-supply
    Stanislav Palacios, Energy Director, TRACSA
    Patrick Bullinger, VP Sales, Siemens Mesoamérica IPG
    11:20-12:20
    [Panel Discussion] Regulation in times of uncertainty
    • Hear about new guidelines for the supply of natural gas to power plants and the latest changes in the regulatory framework
    • Discuss the challenges in pipeline capacity for existing and future power plants and how the new regulatory framework will benefit Mid-Stream companies and power plant operators
    • Evaluate the viability in the medium term for Mexico to have a business case for investing CAPEX in developing their gas fields while using the surplus of USA
    • Hear how Mexico could guarantee sufficient regulatory certainty to 3rd party market participants
    • Assess what is going to happen with the shale gas in Mexico
    • How investors/underwriters are viewing these challenges and their willingness to invest in the operators?
    Moderator: Marco Nieto, President of Green Power Group, British Chamber of Commerce
    Edmond Grieger, Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C
    12:20-1:20
    Select the right turbine for your business and plan for O&M to reduce downtime and optimize output
    • Discover how regional climate differences should influence your choice of turbines, especially in tropical regions
    • Hear from the experts on how to improve the losses in MW production when your turbines lose up to 20% of efficiency due to climate issues
    • Plan a proactive and predictive O&M strategy in the design phase to ensure better performance throughout the plants life
    • Discover how analytics and IoT can be built into plant design to ensure you have a 360 view of the performance of your plant
    • Chilled water plant absorption, Turbine inlet air cooling (TIAC), independent driven compressors or coupled hydrological–electricity modelling; which technology is best for your power plant?
    • Which Compressor Station is more reliable, efficient and cost effective for my power plant and how to achieve eco-friendly power generation
    • Ensure efficiency, availability and reliability on a long-term basis in your power plant with the right O&M strategy for your cooling system and fuel switches and reduce vulnerability to changing climate and freshwater resources
    • Which power conversion system is best for my power plant and how long you have to wait to see the ROI when you need O&M in power plant
    • Know how seamlessly handle fluctuations in pressure and flows can set you power plant apart from traditional turbine solutions
    • How to take advantage of the steam you power plant produce: Pressure-Temperature Relationship of Water & Steam, Saturated Steam (Dry), Unsaturated Steam (Wet), Superheated Steam, Supercritical Water, Various States of Water
    Josh Kraft, Director Latin America, Powerphase
    Eduardo Arguelles, Director de PG Sales Applications, Siemens México y Centroamérica
    1:20-2:40
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    2:40-3:20
    Framework for successful power plants
    • Power plant project partners
    • Risk mitigation strategies to avoid losses in the short medium and long term
    • Optimal financing structures
    • Circle of success/parameters for a successful power plant
    Reiner Jahn, Consultant, DZ Bank
    José Miguel Macho, Director de ventas de la División Power and Gas de , Siemens México y Centroamérica
    3:20-4:00
    EXHIBICION - NETWORKING - PAUSA PARA CAFE
    4:00-5:00
    [Panel Discussion] Ensure clarity in owner/contractor alignment
    • Discover what advancements there are for plant optimization making sure you stay at the forefront of new options for the CCGT business
    • Learn what the operation statistics are for advanced high efficiency turbines
    • View showcases of the key automation systems, components and plant systems to keep your plant highly efficient and cost-effective
    • See the validation methods for high-efficiency equipment applied to improve equipment activity
    • View showcases of the key automation systems, components and plant systems to keep your plant highly efficient and cost-effective
    • See the validation methods for high-efficiency equipment applied to improve equipment activity
    Antonio Héctor Alvarez, General Manager OHL Industrial Mexico and Central America
    Jeff K. Woolley, General Manager, Fossil Power Technologies Sargent & Lundy LLC
    Michael “Mike” Ross, Senior Vice President, Kiewit Energy Group, Managing Director, Kiewit Mexico
    5:00-5:20
    Asset integrity through corrosion control
    • Asset integrity management associated with risk of corrosion
    • Corrosion under insulation
    • Strategic maintenance of power plants
    Guillermo Peña, Director, PPG - COMEX Mexico
    5:20-6:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

Thursday 2nd March: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 7:30-9:00
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    9:00-9:10
    WELCOME SPEECH - Marco Nieto, British Chamber of Commerce
    9:10-9:35
    Project Execution: The Interconnection Between Mexico and USA Through CA-ISO Policy Means Business at the Highest Level
    • An overview about Western EIM and the benefits of the real time energy market for CENACE Baja California and for Mexico
    • Discover the potential of The Western Energy Imbalance Market for Mexican power plant operators and renewable energy operators and why this new market means more infrastructure projects and more business between Mexico and USA
    • Learn why Mexico Baja California should participate in the Western EIM to increase renewable source to support government targets by 2021
    Steve Berberich, President & CEO, California ISO
    9:35-10:35
    [Panel Discussion] Mexico Mid-Stream sector outlook
    • How to incentivize the expansion of natural gas infrastructure to increase the current level of penetration to levels close to 30%, similar to other Latin American countries
    • Assess whether there are clear regulatory signals in the distribution network to incentivize the investments in pipeline construction to solve the lack of gas supply in many regions in Mexico
    • Discuss the barriers to market entry within the distribution system of natural gas in the country and how to overcome these barriers to attract more consumers
    • Hear how the Mid-Stream Texas industry and its geopolitical advantage compare to the key players from other regions can do business in Mexico and why you should look for your next partner between Texas and the North of Mexico when shopping for your next gas supplier
    • Hear from the experts why Mexico needs new Mid-Stream and Electricity Network Map to give developers new opportunities for infrastructure development and where are the critical areas in need for construction and development
    • Hear case studies about the electricity congestion challenges in the Central, North West and South East of the country and how this challenges brings new opportunities for infrastructure development
    • International cooperation for the development and integration of international actors in the natural gas sector
    Moderador: Alexandro Debler, Director Oil & Gas, Siemens México y Centroamérica
    Aaron Purdy, Manager - Strategy and Market Analysis, Kinder Morgan
    Beatriz C. Maney, Managing Director, ENTORO
    Rodrigo Martínez, Advisor in Commerce & Investments in Natural Resources, Mexico-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Energy
    10:35-11:10
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
    11:10-11:30
    Advance Gas Turbine Technology MHPSA
    • MHPSA J Series Design Concept
    • The M501JAC turbine with air cooling
    • J Series Operational Experience and High Reliability and Availability Values
    Carlos Koeneke, VP and Project Engineering, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
    11:30-12:30
    How to manage permitting, regulation and social impact studies when planning a successful power plant project
    • Understand the key legal milestones you need to address in order deliver a successful power plant project
    • Hear from operators on how you can work with government entities on social impact studies, land rights, regulation and provisions to speed up your planning process and minimize costs
    • Get in-depth analysis on the terms of permits and land rights you need to have in place for your project
    • Find out how to secure community support and approval to avoid costly delays
    • Evaluate the importance of ASEA and SEMARNAT guidelines when building new power plants or supplying existing and new power plants with pipelines
    Roberto Gonzalez Labastida, General Director of Industry, SEMARNAT
    Rodolfo Salazar Gil, Deputy Director-General for Social Impact Assessment and Consultation, SENER
    Jorge Ruggero, Deputy Director of Social Impact Assessment. SENER
    1:00-2:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION
    2:30-2:50
    Financial Challenges from Energy Reform
    • Financial challenges to a market derived from Energy Reform
    • How to structure a project in such a way that it is bankable
    • Financing of Investment Projects
    • Location of projects vs bankable
    Marian Aguirre, Deputy Director of Energy Sector Financing, BANCOMEXT
    2:50-3:30
    Effective project benchmarking techniques
    • Discover how historical industry average benchmarking helps project performance
    • Evaluate the challenges in applying industry benchmarking to projects involving both new and updated facilities with potential deep impact to overall operations
    • The importance of transparency in benchmarks for improving performance
    • Does my project require a different approach to benchmarking? Discover the latest benchmarking techniques to apply to your project
    • Gas Engine vs. Gas Turbine Benchmark
    • How to analyze project phases and critical points to reduce risks and ensure the project success
    Ignacio Docio, Project Director, OHL Industrial México & Central America
    Ignacio Gonzalez Garcia, Director Comercial, Duro Felguera
    Isabel Báscones, Gerente de Procesamiento, MAN Diésel & Turbo
    3:30-5:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    5:00
    END OF CONFERENCE DAY 2

See you at Natural Gas Power Plants Summit, Mexico 2017!

Fred Mazo

Fred Mazo

Industry Analyst & Conference Organizer
FC Gas Intelligence
1800 814 3459 ext 4314 (US)
+44 (0) 207 422 7204 (Global)
Email: fmazo@fc-bi.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor in 2017

  • Mitsubishi
  • powerphase
  • siemens

Silver Sponsor

  • PPG comex

Exhibitors

  • ERM
  • Dekomte
  • Lisega
  • Mitsubishi
  • PSM
  • Valnamex