Turkmenistan is working on an innovative program introduce solar power generated steam in a gas fired power station and allow the turbine to use both solar and gas-powered steam based on availability to generate electricity.
Xavier Lara is also the CEO at the international consultancy company AELIUS. He is the former Executive Director (ED) of Empresarios Agrupados (EA). He also works for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as Renewable Energy International Senior Consultant, with the actual mission to study the use of CSP as a renewable energy option in Turkmenistan. He worked in the past at Executive Level in companies like ACWA Power, NextEra Energy (FPL), Técnicas Reunidas (TR) and ACS Cobra.
He has a huge experience in Generation Projects, being Project Director of 2 CCPP in France and Bangladesh, 1 OCGT in Venezuela, 3 CSP in Spain, 2 CSP in India and 2 CSP in Morocco.
He was a key player in the LCoE reduction of the DEWA CSP IV 700 MW + 250 MW PV, he sold the basic engineering to CSNP for the Urat 100 MW PT Project. Right now, he is deeply involved in the development phase of the new CSP markets, like the Spanish, Chilean, the US and the Moroccan ones.
He is also involved in the development of green hydrogen and green ammonia projects in LatAm, MENA and Australia. He has a unique combination of strong knowledge and experience in R&D, engineering, construction, commissioning and business development of CSP, that gives him an overall point of view of the business. He was involved in M&A of CSP assets, both in the technical and financial Due Diligences. He is one of the few international experts who was exposed to all the CSP markets (US, UAE, Morocco, South Africa, India, Chile and Spain).
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