Canagua y Energía returns to Infecar with a record number of exhibitors and an extensive program of technical sessions

  • The fair will open on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November, from 10.00 to 19.00 hours and on Friday 11, from 10.00 to 15.00 hours.
  • Tickets can be obtained, free of charge, through the web

Everything is ready for the International Fair Canagua and Energy returns to Infecar next November 9, 10 and 11, resuming its activity after four years of hiatus, conditioned by its biennial nature and the health pandemic. Those interested in obtaining their tickets can do so, free of charge, through the website

Canagua and Energy, which is promoted and financed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the Energy Council of Gran Canaria and the Water Council of Gran Canaria, and organized by Infecar, already has more than 1,000 registered visitors.

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales; accompanied by the technical coordinator of Economic Development, Energy Sovereignty, Climate and Knowledge, Raul Garcia; and the Minister of Primary Sector and Food Sovereignty, Miguel Hidalgo, presented today at a press conference this 13th edition.

“The objective of the International Fair Canagua and Energy is to turn Gran Canaria into the reference point of renewable energies at international level, which is evidenced in the ecoisland model that we defend”, has assured Morales who, in addition, has emphasized different projects such as “the Salto de Chira, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, the Island Network of Electric Vehicle Recharging or energy communities, as examples of the effort being made by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria for the transition to clean energy”.

Thus, Canagua and Energy will open its doors next Wednesday 9, from 10.00 to 19.00 hours, as it will do again on Thursday 10; while on Friday 11 will do so from 10.00 to 15.00 hours.

“This edition returns to Infecar with a lot of strength and 70 confirmed exhibitors, a number that beats the record number of exhibitors to date, which was set at 63 that had the 2018 edition,” said Raúl García Brink who also noted that “Canagua is an opportunity for the general public interested in installing photovoltaic panels at home to find, in a single space, all the information related to grants and subsidies, as well as a wide catalog of installation companies.”

In addition to the commercial exhibition of Canagua and Energy, there will be an extensive program of technical seminars, framed in a block of energy and other water, which will be complemented by a brief exhibition spaces, the Speakers’ Corner, where exhibitors will have a time of 15-20 minutes to present their products and services.

In addition, and as usual in professional fairs, Canagua and Energy will have a space in which to develop B2B business meetings between visitors and exhibitors, being able to establish new relationships and professional alliances. This agenda of meetings can be planned in advance through the fair’s website.

Technical sessions

These central technical conferences of the International Fair Canagua and Energy will open with the opening speech on Wednesday, November 9 by the analyst and geopolitical lecturer Pedro Baños, who will delve into ‘The geopolitics of energy’, from 12.15 pm.

Thus, the program, which is already available on the web, will be developed in two blocks: a module dedicated to ‘Energy’ that will occupy the afternoon of Wednesday 9 and the morning of Thursday 10; and a module dedicated to ‘Water’, which will be addressed on the afternoon of Thursday 10; and on Friday 11.

Energy Module

Rafael Martell, president of Aeolican, will be in charge of moderating the ‘Energy’ module on the afternoon of Wednesday 9, which will start at 16.00 hours with a presentation on ‘Frontiers in renewable energies: where the sea captivates the sun’, by Dr. Jorge Méndez, from the University of La Laguna; at 16.30 hours it will be followed by ‘Microgrids as a strategic element to advance the new paradigm of distributed generation’, by Daniel Henríquez, head of Section of the Department of Renewable Energy of the ITC. 30 hours will be followed by ‘Microgrids as a strategic element to advance in the new paradigm of distributed generation’, by Daniel Henríquez, head of Section of the Department of Renewable Energies of the ITC; and at 16.50 hours it will be the turn of ‘Integration of EERR with hydrogen technologies: energy storage and vector to apply EERR to transport’, by Santiago Díaz, head of Section of the Department of Renewable Energies of the ITC.

This section will continue from 17.15 hours with ‘The agrivoltaica: synergy between solar energy and agriculture’, by Miriam Godinez, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE; at 17.45 hours will talk about ‘Renewable energy communities: Challenges and opportunities. Preliminary results of the COME RES project’, by Maria Rosaria Di Nucci, coordinator of the COME RES Project. Senior Researcher, Research Center of Sustainability, Freie Universitat, Berlin; and will close the block at 18.15 hours the ‘Energy communities’, by Joaquín Mas, general director of the Enercoop Group.

The morning of Thursday, November 10 will continue with the module ‘Energy’, this time moderated by Salvador Suarez, head of the Renewable Energy Department of ITC. This part will be subdivided into three blocks, in which the first will take place from 10.30 to 11.30 am, with three presentations on ‘Clean Power for all’, by Carlos Buil, Distribution Account Manager SUNGROW; ‘PV self-consumption solutions with storage for the commercial – industrial sector’, by Alberto Moreta, Business Development and Relationship Manager for Iberia & LatAm of IBC Solar IBC; and ‘PV Solutions – Challenges and Innovations’, by Luis Almeida, Product Manager Longi.

The second block will be moderated by María José Miranda, Vice President of the Canary Islands Special Zone, and will consist of a round table discussion between Jorge Gutiérrez, Managing Partner of PwC in the Canary Islands; and Héctor Ortega, Senior Manager of PwC in the Canary Islands PwC, on ‘Tax incentives for renewable energy investment in the Canary Islands’.

The last part will start at 12.00 pm with a presentation on ‘Solar energy is the present’, by Alejandro Marrero, director of operations SM Advance Energy’; and will close with a round table, moderated by Carlos Sosa, director of the newspaper CanariasAhora. es newspaper, on ‘Los cabildos ante la transición energética’, with the participation of Raúl García, technical coordinator of Economic Development, Energy Sovereignty, Climate and Knowledge of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria; Javier Rodríguez, councilor of Sustainable Development and Fight against Climate Change of the Cabildo de Tenerife; and Carlos Javier Cabrera, councilor of Finance, Human Resources, Water, Transport, Industry and Energy of the Cabildo de La Palma.

Water Module

On the afternoon of Thursday, November 10, the conversation about water will begin at the 13th, and this section will be dedicated to ‘Innovation and challenges in the water-energy nexus and intelligent water management’, moderated by Carmelo Santana, manager of the Insular Water Council.

The ‘Innovation and technologies for the best use of natural resources: water, agriculture and food’ will be the theme that opens this block at 16.00 hours, by Volkmar Keuter, Head of Department Environment and Resources at Fraunhofer UMSICHT; it will be followed at 16.20 hours by ‘Desalination in depth – Pre-commercial Public Procurement CDTI-Cabildo de Gran Canaria’, by Javier Sanchis, director of Desalination Global Omnium, and Miguel Angel Socorro, head of Resources Section of CIAGC; at 17.00 hours. 00 hours will be followed by ‘DESALRO 2.0 – Maximum efficiency of reverse osmosis for seawater’, by Baltasar Peñate, head of the ITC Water Department; and at 17.20 hours, ‘Valorization of brine from desalination plants’, by Ángel Rivero, ITC Projects technician.

Thursday will close with the round table ‘The commitment to digitalization to achieve intelligent water management’, with the participation of: María Ángeles Vicente, Director of Systems and IT of Aqualia (CIO); Juan Vicente Abreu Ravelo, technical manager of DINAPSIS Canarias; Juan Carlos Blázquez, commercial director of Spain of Acciona; Javier Pizarro Guijarro, regional director of the Industrial Automation area of Siemens; Pedro J. Cabrera Santana, professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the ULPGC; and the Gran Canaria Water Board.

Friday morning will be opened at 10.00 am by Elena Máñez, Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, with ‘The business promotion initiatives that the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge and Employment develops through Proexca’.

After this, the day will be focused on talking about the ‘Normative frameworks and technical regulations related to water’ which, in turn, will be developed in three blocks.

The first of these, which will start at 10.25 am, will be moderated by Juana Rosa Betancor, head of Section of the ITC and will address the ‘New European directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption’, with the participation of Julia Campos, head of the drinking water health surveillance program of the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, to talk about ‘The Directive (EU) 2020/2184 and its national transposition. Application to Spanish supplies’; and with María Luisa Santana, head of laboratory of Emalsa, who will address the ‘New parameters and quality values in the control of drinking water and its analytical implications’.

The second block will address the ‘New European regulation on water reuse for agricultural irrigation’, moderated by Gilberto Martel, ITC, and will begin at 11.30 am with the ‘European Regulation 2020/741 on minimum requirements for water reuse for agricultural irrigation and its national application’, by Concepción Marcuello, deputy assistant director of the Directorate General for Water (DGA) of MAPAMA.

After this, at 11.50 a.m., a round table discussion will begin with the participation of M. Celeste Arévalo, Directorate General for Land and Water Management of the Government of the Canary Islands; María del Pino Palacios, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Javier Davara, manager of the Tenerife Island Water Council; Ana Sánchez Espadas, manager of BALTEN (Tenerife Pond); Fernando Fernández, of the Gran Canaria Island Water Council; and Blas Sánchez, farmer and reclaimed water user in Southeast Gran Canaria; all of them to contribute their vision and perspective from the field they occupy.

The last block of the module ‘Water’ will start at 13.00 hours and will be dedicated to the ‘Technical safety standards for dams and reservoirs in Spain (Royal Decree 264/2021, of April 13)’, moderated by Enrique Moreno, head of the Service of the Water Area of the Government of the Canary Islands.

Daniel Sanz, from MITERD, will speak on ‘The technical safety standards of dams. The regulation of dams in Spain’; Carlos Granell, from SPANCOLD, to discuss ‘The analysis of dam safety. Present and future’; and, finally, Yonay Concepción, from the Consejo Insular de Aguas de Gran Canaria, to delve into the ‘Application of technical dam safety standards in Gran Canaria’.

The 13th edition of the International Fair Canagua and Energy is promoted and financed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the Energy Island Council and the Water Island Council; organized by Infecar; with Cajasiete as official collaborator; the collaboration of the Chamber of Commerce of Gran Canaria, Proexca, the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands and SM Advance Energy; as well as with the collaborating media iRehabitae, Aguas Residuales, Retema, Equipamiento y Servicios Municipales and TecnoAqua.



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