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Breakout Session: Future of CSP: Challenges and Opportunities

May 21, 2014 5:15PM to 7:30PM PDT

Pacific A

2013 was a big comeback year for CSP in the United States with the commissioning of the Abengoa Solana plant, the first sync of the BrightSource Energy Ivanpah plant, and other major plants well along in their schedules. CSP is experiencing a true renaissance moment in the United States. In this session, expert panelists will address the challenges and opportunities for CSP in both domestic and international markets. Representatives from industry, utilities, and energy commissions will offer perspectives on key issues such as: permitting, financing, competitiveness with traditional fuels, and upcoming market opportunities.


David Hochschild
Commissioner, California Energy Commission

John Candelaria
Policy Director, Public Utility Commission of Nevada

Marc Romito
Manager Renewable Energy Programs, Arizona Public Service

Hank Price
Chief Technical Officer, Abengoa Solar

Joe Desmond
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Government Affairs, BrightSource Energy

Kevin Smith
Chief Executive Officer, SolarReserve

Buck Martinez
Senior Director Project Development, Florida Power & Light

Rick Huibregtse
Senior Vice President of Engineering, eSolar