In 2018, we are working with our development partners and the Mexican Government to offer our attendees a range of side events which will showcase and explore trends and markets in the region. These are all complimentary for GEOLAC attendees and will take place at the Hilton Reforma. Additional information can be found in the GEOLAC Agenda.
MONDAY 16 JULY – 2-6PM
PRE-GEOLAC MEXICO MARKET BRIEFING
Mexico Market Briefing: Showcasing the NEW Geothermal Financing & Risk Transfer Program
Mexico government agencies and the IDB will host a pre-GEOLAC market briefing on July 16th which will provide detailed information on the Geothermal Financing and Risk Transfer Program. This major new program is designed to fund and catalyze the development of geothermal projects in Mexico.
The briefing will outline eligibility criteria for participation in the program and is essential for any participants, current or potential, in Mexico’s geothermal market.
How to attend: Details will be provided upon registration to GEOLAC.
WEDNESDAY 18 JULY – 1.10-3.30PM
GDF/KFW TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FORUM
Join representatives from the Geothermal Development Facility for Latin America (GDF) for a half-day Technical Assistance Forum (TAF).
The Technical Assistance Forum is designed to assist ministries and policy-setting agencies interact with development finance organizations to identify technical assistance gaps and opportunities across the geothermal development spectrum. While the forum is policy focused, participation is also encouraged from the private sector.
Topics to be covered include:
- Geothermal Development Facility (GDF) – Funding status, opportunities and lessons learned one year since the launch of the funding program
- Chile Roundtable: Technical Assistance In Action – Summary of the World Bank-sponsored TA provided for Chilean geothermal roundtables. Results and path forward.
- Geothermal for Positive Social Impact – Can Technical Assistance help prove that geothermal has significant underappreciated positive social impact vs. other energy options?
- Technical Assistance 2.0 – A discussion of current geothermal TA programs and how those programs need to evolve in a world of low cost intermittent power.
More information on the GDF can be found here: http://gdflac.com/technical-assistance-forums/
How to attend: You will have the option to reserve a place at the workshop when you register to attend GEOLAC. This is a complimentary optional registration item.
STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP HOSTED BY SICA
SICA and its supporting partners, GIZ, BGR, and IRENA will host a panel discussion: Mobilizing Central American Geothermal Resources to Ensure Resilience, Independence, Competitiveness, & Food Security
How to attend: The stakeholder workshop will place after the GDF/KfW Workshop between 3.45-6pm and no sign-up is required.
FRIDAY 20 JULY – 8AM-6PM
LOS AZUFRES: SITE VISIT
A guided site visit of the Los Azufres geothermal facility, hosted by Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). With the inauguration in 2015 of the Los Azufres III plant in Michoacan, the Los Azufres geothermal plant increased by 17 percent the total installed capacity of Campo Los Azufres, expanding from 192 megawatts to 225 megawatts and enough to supply 800,000 inhabitants. Please note this is an all-day commitment.
How to attend: For more information, please contact Erin Giunta.