The Role of Concentrating Solar Power in the Evolving Energy Market in the Western U.S.

Sacramento, California

February 18 – 19, 2020

Download all the presentations in a .rar file



Day 1 – Tuesday February 18, 2020

Welcome & Objectives – Complete Audio File
David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission (CEC) – Download
Fred Morse, President, Conference Chair, Morse Associates, Inc. – Download

Opening Keynote Address – Complete Audio File
Paddy Padmanathan, CEO, ACWA Power – Video
Santiago Seage, CEO, Atlantica Yield – Where CSP + TES is today in cost and performance, where it is headed in the next years, why and how.

Session 1 – Evolving Energy Needs and Resource Mix in the West – Complete Audio File

Session 2 – Tomorrow’s CSP Plants – Complete Audio File
Miguel Méndez, Head of Solar Technology, Abengoa – Download
Luis Crespo, President, Protermosolar – Download
Mark Schmitz, Technology Director, TSK Flagsol – Download
Fernando González, CEO, Cerro Dominador – Download

Session 3 – Status of Latest Operating CSP Projects and Technology in Key CSP Countries – Complete Audio File
Abderrahim Jamrani, Technical Director, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) – Download
Pancho Ndebele, CEO, Emvelo – South African CSP plants
Trevor Thor, Program Director – Energy Solutions, Parsons – CSP plants in Israel
José Barragán, Head of Renewables, ACWA – International CSP plants

Session 4 – Past Experience with CSP – Complete Audio File
Luis Crespo, President, Protermosolar – The Spanish CSP experience
Bob Charles, Senior Principal Consultant, Sargent &Lundy – The US CSP experience
Hank Price, Leader, NREL Best Practices Project – Global CSP market lessons learned

Session 5 – Where is CSP Currently and Where is it Heading – Complete Audio File
Hank Price, Managing Director, Solar Dynamics – Cost and Performance Outlook
Fred Redell, Managing Member, BluNebu – Molten Salt Storage Outlook
José Barragán, Head of Renewables, ACWA – Market and Financing Outlook

Session 6 – Grid Needs in the Future – Complete Audio File
Debra Lew, Founder, Debra Lew LLC – Download
Clyde Loutan, Principal, Renewable Energy Integration, California ISO (CAISO) – Download
Javier Revuelta, Principal, AFRY (Spain) – Download
Lukas Sigrist, Secretary General, Institute for Research in Technology (IIT – Spain) – Download


Day 2 – Wednesday February 19, 2020

Second Keynote – Challenges of Modelling CSP for Integrated Resource Plans in Low Carbon Grids
Second Keynote – Complete Audio File

Session 7 – Utility Needs in the Future – Complete Audio File

Session 8 – CSP on Low-Carbon Grids – Complete Audio File

Closing Remarks – Complete Audio File