As governmental and multilateral support for geothermal development in Mexico ramps up, Mexico is poised for a breakthrough. What new programs and policies are coming online and how will they impact the environment for investment?
A visual presentation of Mexico’s geothermal resource overlaid with critical environmental and social impact data
Analyzing progress in some of the region’s most talked about geothermal markets. Has the needle moved forward in Nicaragua? What can we expect from Argentina, Chile and Bolivia? Are Colombia and Ecuador on the cusp? In the Caribbean, does the reality align with recent hype? Which countries are planning to tender for geothermal in 2018?
Is geothermal “resilient”? Are centralized power systems more or less resilient than decentralized systems? How are discussions around resiliency shaping prospects for geothermal development in the Caribbean?
Is the hype around direct uses of geothermal matched by reality and feasibility? Hosted by GIZ, this session will showcase global success stories, explore opportunities for development in Latin America — and analyze why geothermal for direct uses has been slow to take off. Should we be prioritizing investment in, and policy to support, direct uses?
Representing the findings of a dedicated industry committee, the Awards, new for 2018, will recognize excellence across a range of categories, including:
What does the geothermal industry need to do to compete against natural gas and against wind and solar, pricing for which is at historic lows? Are multilateral programs hitting the mark? Do the region’s most senior policy-makers have a good grasp of the benefits of geothermal? Is regulation lagging? Does the industry do enough to advocate for geothermal in emerging geothermal markets in LAC?
A year after the launch of the GDF, what funds have been awarded, for what projects, and with what successes?
Gathering senior developers and investors, this session will ask: What do we need to do catalyze investment? Which countries have got it right? Which multilateral programs have proved most valuable? How optimistic are they for prospects for regional geothermal across LAC? Which markets are they targeting?
A granular half-day complimentary workshop designed to explore opportunities for public and private stakeholders and investors to leverage GDF funds to expedite the development of existing and new projects across the region.