How we helped
Castalia is co-leading a program to help power system planners throughout the Middle East and North Africa understand how CSP works and the role it can play in their power systems. To generate interest, we organize conferences, webinars, and other outreach. When interest is expressed, we provide rapid, on-demand assistance. This includes: modelling power system expansion to see if CSP is part of the optimal generation mix; assessing sites to determine suitability for CSP plants; carrying out technical and financial pre-feasibility studies; comparing CSP technology options such as towers versus parabolic troughs; and developing transaction concepts, procurement processes, and project-financing structures.