Friday, May 3, 2013

Wind Power Mexico Conference 29-30 May 2013

Later this month the 3rd Annual Wind Power Mexico Conference will take place in Mexico City
Building on the success of last year’s conference, more than 500 delegates are expected, over half from outside Mexico.
Those with stalls and presentations include the buyers of electrical energy keen to support wind-generated energy such as Goldcorp, Wal-Mart, Nestle and Baja California. The financial community will also be present, including Santander, Société Générale, and IFC. As Mexico grows in importance as an international market, there will be representatives from various embassies, including the US, Britain, Switzerland and Canada.
The future of wind power development will be discussed by representatives from companies such as Iberdrola, Acciona, American Shoreline, Viva Energie, EDP Renewables and Enel Green Power.
Not least there will be many opportunities for networking, sharing information, networking and negotiating deals.
The event is being organised by Green Power Conferences, who have a proven track record in this area, having organised over 200 of them since 2003. As the name suggest, Green Power Conferences specialise in renewable energy and have produced over the years a broad portfolio of events for the wind, solar, biofuels, biomass, biogas, geothermal, ocean energy and climate finance markets. Their avowed mission is to fight climate change with event media and accelerating a transition to a green economy by connecting key people in the renewable industries.
Sessions over the two days include one on the International promotion in the integration of a national supply in the Mexican Renewables Sector, including questions such as when a national supply chain will become viable? The training and re-skilling the Mexican workforce to work in wind and the role of local content incentives- could the government assist in creating an attractive market? There will also be one focusing on the particular opportunities in Mexico and beyond. This session will look at optimising Wind Farm Siting, Permitting and Construction, ensuring effective community engagement, negotiating land rights, tackling rough construction terrain, avoiding social exclusion and unrest and ptimizing supply chain logistics.
By the end of 2012, Mexico had 1380 MW of installed and connected wind power. According to Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, the President of AMDEE (the Mexican Wind Energy Association), there is the potential to develop 12 GW of installed capacity by 2020. Looking the growth of wind power in countries like Germany, Denmark, the United States, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and even China and Brazil, Mexico and Latin America is relatively unsaturated in wind power projects. Consequently there are great opportunities for bold investors in Mexico, which is why the conference is attracting so much interest.