Cutting Edge Agenda for a Fast-Moving Industry!

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 Optimisation, 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.

 

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Political outlook and market perspective to 2020
  • Assess the future of merchant power plant construction in Mexico and energy security through to 2020
  • Discover the opportunities available for EPCs over the next ten years
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities for new and existing independent power producers
Winners of Mexico’s energy reform
  • Discover the construction opportunities that Mexico offers due to the lack of high voltage transmission lines
  • Assess how small IPPs obtain permits for generation, trade and transmitting electricity
  • Understand the criteria and guidelines to be considered for obtaining permits and become an IPP
  • From 5MW to 50MW: consider the benefits of building your own conventional natural gas power plant or co-generation facility
Natural Gas Supply in Mexico
  • Overview of the first three years and function of the National Centre for Natural Gas Control [CENAGAS]
  • Review the current state of transport and storage of natural gas for the safe, reliable and efficient supply of a fuel vital for the development of the country
  • Evaluate the natural gas trading scheme that guarantees free access to industrial clients and SMEs Discover the operational and information technologies that allow you to link information generated in the different areas in an optimal way to assure a reliable supply
 
New Capacity Reserve, CENAGAS and Open Seasons explained
  • Discover the new guidelines for the natural gas sector in Mexico
  • Understand how the open season works for industrial clients
  • Acknowledge the opportunities and challenges that capacity reservation brings
  • CENAGAS – CRE, understand their roles within the natural gas transportation system
Permitting regulation and social impact studies
  • Understand the importance of indigenous consultation and social impact studies management, at federal, state and municipal levels, when building your power plant and installing your pipelines across their land
  • Hear from community leaders from Guerrero, Tabasco, Veracruz and Chiapas on what they want from the players involved in natural gas power generation
  • How to take advantage of the network code; how it operates and why it does not cause problems for the network
  • Analyse long-term auctions and identify opportunities for the country's electricity market
  • Identify the reasons why new IPPs must adapt to the frequency requirements so as not to cause problems in the network
Project finance and the new role of the equity groups and investment funds
  • Recognise how financial instruments for energy operate and the current appetite for investment in these projects
  • Assess which mechanism of negotiation the banks, equity groups and investment funds use for lending money to power plant owners, EPC and contractors
  • Evaluate what the power plant owners can expect in the short and medium term from financiers
Construction and cost efficiency
  • Understand why operators of existing - and future power plants - are your best ally when delivering quality and performance
  • Identify three critical areas that can affect your profits, margins and budgets
  • Interact with existing plant owners during the building process to reach commercialization on time and on budget
  • How to strike a balance between lowest cost vs. quality of product in the procurement process
EPC and Contractor Alignment
  • Hear why - and how - excellent communication between EPCs and Operators gives you a better chance of delivering your project on time and on budget
  • Discover new strategies that contractors are pioneering to deliver projects that maximize efficiency
  • Understand how contractors are educating existing and new power plant owners to monetize new revenue streams using the latest strategies and technologies
  • Understand why - and how - major EPCs are embracing new technology to stay competitive
Technology and construction
  • Identify the products and services that industrial clients are demanding when building their power plant for the 21st century
  • Innovative methods to educate existing and new clients adopting on the latest technologies in construction of new power plants to monetize new revenue streams
  • How to take advantage of the latest technologies in construction to maximize productivity
Latest technologies in cost reduction
  • Learn how simulation models, 3D, VR and AR can help you to cut costs when building your power plant
  • Gain insider knowledge from innovators in cost reduction, maintenance and performance
  • Identify the right component supplier to drive a cost-efficient project
Improve the output of your Natural Gas Power Plants
  • Discover the new methods, technologies and strategies from experienced operators on how to tackle energy inefficiencies in their power plants
  • Understand the time lines of dispatchability for industrial clients
  • Find the correct IPP and understand the terms and conditions of your existing and future energy contracts to stay productive
  • How SMEs can benefit from the new Whole Sale Electricity Market and how the energy market can offer them the best KWh using short, medium and long-term contracts
 
O&M: Energy efficiency from operator’s perspective
  • Explore how well the power plant operators and their supply chain is coping with electricity demand since the inception of the energy reform
  • Find out how online-based maintenance can increase plant availability
  • Learn from experience operators and tech innovators on how to tackle deficiencies in gas turbines
O&M: Innovative technology to drive down costs
  • Strategies to combat the loss of performance in turbines due to high temperatures, altitude and low humidity
  • How to control the suboptimal performance of natural gas turbines in the high-altitude regions of Mexico to obtain better results
  • How to mitigate the effects of extreme weather and avoid a decrease in energy output
  • Discover how dry air injection systems could increase energy production levels by up to 10%
Data Science and Digitalization: The new ally for operators
  • Discover how big data, IoT, machine based learning and VR can all have dramatic impact on the efficiency of plants and drive up profits
  • Understand the benefits of verification of transactions, expenditure and procurement in government institutions using data science
  • Understand the consequences when some entities hide data or only give convenient data to their energy users
  • Case studies from major power houses on how internal mega-data systems can help your power plant to maximize power generation
 
Hybrid power plant performance: lessons drawn from experience developers and operators
  • Evaluate why countries like Mexico, with great reserves of natural gas, can benefit from building hybrid power plants that include CSP technology
  • Understand what Concentrate Solar Thermal Power is and how it can benefit your existing and future merchant power plants
  • Discover why integrating CSP into conventional power plants can reduce the risk and costs in your project
  • Assess power plant performance, automation, energy production forecast and different hybrid configurations with CSP technology
Smart Grids
  • Discuss how efficient the electricity grid in Mexico is for the largest industrial companies in the country
  • Assess how close Mexico is to building a smart grid and which regions are the most viable
  • How EPCs are helping industrial clients to adopt the smart grid technology in Mexico
  • Examples of implementing smart grids in North America and Latin America and how industrial users have adopted intelligent electrical networks in their businesses
  • How smart grids can be used to mitigate the current bottlenecks in the electricity grid with the tools available

See you at Natural Gas Power Plants Summit, Mexico 2018!

Fred Mazo

Fred Mazo

Project Director
FC Gas Intelligence
1800 814 3459 ext 4314 (US)
+44 (0) 207 422 4314 (Global)
Email: fmazo@fc-bi.com

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
FC Gas Intelligence
+1800 814 3459 x4358 (US)
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)
Email: tcrow@fc-bi.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsor

  • Schneider

Bronze Sponsor

  • Atlas Copco

Exhibitors

  • Schneider