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Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum

Washington, D.C. | 9-10 March 2017

   

The Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum brought some of the most exciting Latin American economies to a high level investors gathering in Washington, D.C. from 9-10 March 2017.

 

Latest News:

London, 2nd March 2017 

EnergyNet publishes the Latin America Energy Insights E-book ahead of the 1st Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum taking place next week in Washington. The E-book is the collection of the insights and reports from the industry leaders working in Latin America’s energy sector and the speakers at the Forum who give an overview of the opportunities that exist for investors, but also the challenges and factors that drive forward project development in the region Download the Ebook here  

   

London, February 2017 

Ministries of Energy and Heads of the Energy regulatory authorities of Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala have confirmed to attend this meeting. These public sector leaders will represent their countries in presenting energy investment opportunities to over 200 investors in the US capital.

London, January 2017 

Governments of Latin America to discuss investment opportunities for energy projects – Washington, D.C March 2017 Read more in the press release....     

 

About this meeting:

The meeting addressed trends and opportunities for power development in the national and regional power markets, focusing on countries’ policy and strategy to engage investors, regional energy cooperation, renewable and gas-to-power development, distributed generation, new energy technologies and financing solutions.

With the participation of Ministries of Energy, Regulators, Heads of Utilities, Buyers, Influencers, Technology Providers, Developers, Financiers and Donor Organisations as speakers and participants, the meeting was designed to hasten the pace of power development and anticipate the trends for the region’s energy future.

Join the 2017 mailing list

 

Topics discussed at the Latin America Energy Forum

Regulation development in LATAM: Regulators briefed investors on strategies in place to guide investment and greater energy efficiency in the region. How are these strategies impacting investors’ confidence and behavior?

The Renewable Energy Transition: Long-term Strategies for Sustainable Growth of LATAM’s Booming Renewable Energy Sector. As we see a revolution in Latin America’s energy industry, we also see an increasing need of adaptation to accommodate the growth of the newbie sector. Rapid progress in renewables in the region is poised to exacerbate system integration issues in a number of markets.
 
Renewable Energy Technology: The cost of solar panels has reduced by 70% in the past few years due to the technology maturing and mass market production. Technology is now the biggest enabler of renewable power production at more competitive costs.
 
Distributed Generation: Distributed generation has an advantage over the central generation because it saves investments in transmission and reduces losses in these systems, improving the stability of the electric power service.
 
Satisfying the Region’s Increase Gas Demand for Power Generation: The International Energy Agency estimates that natural gas fired generation in Central and South America will increase by an average of 2.2 per cent a year, and that natural gas will take an increased share of total electricity generation, rising from 22 per cent in 2007 to 29 per cent in 2035. Gas is bound to provide a strong power diversification opportunity for Latin America’s energy mix and this will imply a significant deal interest in gas assets.
 
Powering LATAM - Financing Options: Development Finance Institutions provide the financing solutions that the private sector is unable to offer. Commercial finance providers are instrumental in availing capital given favourable market conditions.
 
To stay up to date with the latest industry news from this region, please visit our industry news page
 

Source: APO-UNEP study: "Patents and climate change mitigation technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean"

This meeting was co-located with the Powering Africa: Summit

The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. Visit the website for more details
 
For more information about this meeting or how to ger involved in the Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum 2018 contact us at LATAM@energynet.co.uk
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Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum

Washington, D.C. | 9-10 March 2017

   

The Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum brought some of the most exciting Latin American economies to a high level investors gathering in Washington, D.C. from 9-10 March 2017.

 

Latest News:

London, 2nd March 2017 

EnergyNet publishes the Latin America Energy Insights E-book ahead of the 1st Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum taking place next week in Washington. The E-book is the collection of the insights and reports from the industry leaders working in Latin America’s energy sector and the speakers at the Forum who give an overview of the opportunities that exist for investors, but also the challenges and factors that drive forward project development in the region Download the Ebook here  

   

London, February 2017 

Ministries of Energy and Heads of the Energy regulatory authorities of Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala have confirmed to attend this meeting. These public sector leaders will represent their countries in presenting energy investment opportunities to over 200 investors in the US capital.

London, January 2017 

Governments of Latin America to discuss investment opportunities for energy projects – Washington, D.C March 2017 Read more in the press release....     

 

About this meeting:

The meeting addressed trends and opportunities for power development in the national and regional power markets, focusing on countries’ policy and strategy to engage investors, regional energy cooperation, renewable and gas-to-power development, distributed generation, new energy technologies and financing solutions.

With the participation of Ministries of Energy, Regulators, Heads of Utilities, Buyers, Influencers, Technology Providers, Developers, Financiers and Donor Organisations as speakers and participants, the meeting was designed to hasten the pace of power development and anticipate the trends for the region’s energy future.

Join the 2017 mailing list

 

Topics discussed at the Latin America Energy Forum

Regulation development in LATAM: Regulators briefed investors on strategies in place to guide investment and greater energy efficiency in the region. How are these strategies impacting investors’ confidence and behavior?

The Renewable Energy Transition: Long-term Strategies for Sustainable Growth of LATAM’s Booming Renewable Energy Sector. As we see a revolution in Latin America’s energy industry, we also see an increasing need of adaptation to accommodate the growth of the newbie sector. Rapid progress in renewables in the region is poised to exacerbate system integration issues in a number of markets.
 
Renewable Energy Technology: The cost of solar panels has reduced by 70% in the past few years due to the technology maturing and mass market production. Technology is now the biggest enabler of renewable power production at more competitive costs.
 
Distributed Generation: Distributed generation has an advantage over the central generation because it saves investments in transmission and reduces losses in these systems, improving the stability of the electric power service.
 
Satisfying the Region’s Increase Gas Demand for Power Generation: The International Energy Agency estimates that natural gas fired generation in Central and South America will increase by an average of 2.2 per cent a year, and that natural gas will take an increased share of total electricity generation, rising from 22 per cent in 2007 to 29 per cent in 2035. Gas is bound to provide a strong power diversification opportunity for Latin America’s energy mix and this will imply a significant deal interest in gas assets.
 
Powering LATAM - Financing Options: Development Finance Institutions provide the financing solutions that the private sector is unable to offer. Commercial finance providers are instrumental in availing capital given favourable market conditions.
 
To stay up to date with the latest industry news from this region, please visit our industry news page
 

Source: APO-UNEP study: "Patents and climate change mitigation technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean"

This meeting was co-located with the Powering Africa: Summit

The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. Visit the website for more details
 
For more information about this meeting or how to ger involved in the Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum 2018 contact us at LATAM@energynet.co.uk
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To find out more about becoming one of the Growing Economies: Latin America Forum 2017 speakers, please contact Talita Covre on +44 (0)20 7384 7719  or email latam@energynet.co.uk
 
 
 
Speakers Interviews:
 
 
 
H.E. Gonzalo Tamayo Flores
H.E. Gonzalo Tamayo Flores
Honorable Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Peru

Estudió la carrera de Economía en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, graduándose de Economista en 1987. Realizó estudios de Maestría en Economía en University of California – Los Angeles (UCAL) y realizó estudios a nivel doctoral en la misma institución.
El Sr. Tamayo tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en análisis económico, financiero y regulatorio de actividades de infraestructura, con énfasis en energía, hidrocarburos, transporte y telecomunicaciones.
 
Durante ese periodo ha liderado y participado en diversos estudios de oportunidades de inversión, desarrollo de mercados de capitales, regulación y evaluación de la actividad privada, competencia, consultoría a organismos del Estado, instituciones internacionales y clientes privados, siendo parte además, de la comisión de expertos para la reforma del régimen económico de la Constitución de 1993.
 
Sus actividades profesionales se extienden al ejercicio de la docencia, a nivel pre y postgrado, en las Universidades del Pacífico, Católica, Universidad Esan y Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, la publicación de trabajos de investigación académica, la participación como expositor en seminarios nacionales e internacionales sobre asuntos económicos y la colaboración como columnista en diversos medios de información locales.
H.E. Eng. Luis Alfonso Chang Navarro
H.E. Eng. Luis Alfonso Chang Navarro
Honorable Minister, Ministry of Energy & Mines, Guatemala

 
La máxima autoridad del Ministerio de Energía y Minas es Ingeniero Electricista graduado en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC) en el año 2008.
 
De quien ejerce como Ministro de Energía y Minas desde marzo del 2016, resalta su labor como Viceministro del Área Energética de enero a marzo de 2016 y Jefe de la Unidad de Planeación Energética Minero del 2014 al 2016.
 
El máximo representante de la cartera cuenta con un Diplomado en Eficiencia Energética en Sistemas Térmicos por la Universidad Galileo en el año 2011, pendiente de graduación del Master en Administración de Empresas por la Escuela Superior Internacional avalada por York University y un Diplomado en Dirección de Proyectos Hidroeléctricos por el Colegio de Ingenieros de
Guatemala avalado por la USAC en el año 2013.
 
Tiene amplio dominio de la Ley General de Electricidad y su reglamentación, así como las Normas de Coordinación Comercial y Operativa del Administrador del Mercado Mayorista fungiendo como Analista Profesional del Mercado Eléctrico del 2012 al 2014.
 
En su experiencia destaca la Coordinación de la Unidad de Eficiencia Energética de la Comisión Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (CNEE) del 2009 al 2012. Ejecutando 9 proyectos piloto de eficiencia energética, capacitaciones, talleres y el análisis de la normativa para la propuesta de la Ley Nacional de Eficiencia Energética.
 
Destaca además su labor como Jefe del Departamento de Calidad de Producto y Servicio de 2006 a 2009. Evaluando y controlando la calidad de energía que las distribuidoras y transportistas del país proporcionan dentro de sus servicios, con base en las normas técnicas del sector (NTSD, NTCSTS, NTDOID y NTDOST).
H.E. Dr Cesar Emiliano Hernandez
H.E. Dr Cesar Emiliano Hernandez
Sub Secretary of Electricity
SENER, Mexico
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5th, 2014.
 
Prior to this designation, on February 16th of 2013, and up until his appointment as Undersecretary, he served as Head of Legal Affairs Unit of Ministry of Energy; and currently he is member of the Governing Board of CFE.
Within the Federal Public Administration, he has occupied several important roles: Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy, Director-General of Legal Counsel of the Federal Government and Director General of Long Distance within the Federal Telecommunications Commission. Furthermore, he was a researcher within the Center for Development and Research (CIDAC), and is author of several books, such as: (The politics of foreign trade: regulation and impact), and (The Captive Reform: Investment, Work and Entrepreneurship in the Mexican Electric Sector).
 
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and is a Fulbright and Ford-MacArthur scholarship grantee. He finished his graduate studies in Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and holds a PhD from UNAM, obtained in 2007.
Luis Alberto Haro
Luis Alberto Haro
President
Electroperu, Peru

Senior executive, graduated in the specialty of Electrical Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning, Electricity Planning and Electrical Power Systems, Regulation and Electricity Tariffs. With Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in the US and studies in Specialization in Operation and Control of Electric Power, Strategic Planning, Development and Regulation, in the US, France, Germany and Sweden. Multi-functional experience in organization, management and operation of Electric Companies, regulation and setting of electricity tariffs, budgets and investment plans, buying and selling energy, consulting, business plans, institutional relationships and business skills for comprehensive business consolidation. Experience in the implementation of mechanisms for productive use and development of equipment for the efficient use of electricity in the urban sector and the rural sector; development of new energy sources (solar, biomass, wind) and formulating strategies and policies for the massive development of small hydro); regulation and rate design for Rural Electrification. 42 years in the electrical industry, in private companies, institutions and public sector, having gained experience and developed skills in the fields of regulation, operation and organization of electricity businesses, business strategy and negotiation. Creativity, analytical skills and ability to promote and manage changes in competitive environments. Ability to establish and maintain top-level contacts in the country and abroad. Proactive entrepreneurially-oriented, results-based management. Capacity to anticipate and solve problems. Top-level contacts within the business community and Peruvian society. Fluent in English and French, and German language skills.

Guillermo Garcia Alcocer
Guillermo Garcia Alcocer
President Commissioner
Mexican Regulator Commission of Energy (CRE)

On 28 April 2016, García Alcocer was ratified by the Mexican Senate as the Energy Regulatory Commission’s Chairman for a seven-year period, with the possibility of extending the period for one more term. Prior to this, he served as Head of Public Policies on Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons at the Energy Ministry. As such, he was in charge of designing both the contract and the technical aspects of the biddings for Exploration and Extraction of hydrocarbons under Mexico´s new energy framework. His experience in the hydrocarbon sector includes the entire oil industry value chain, including technical and economic regulation, public policy design, evaluation and business development. Mr. García was one of the three candidates nominated by President Enrique Peña to the Senate to preside over the National Hydrocarbon Commission for the period 2014 – 2019. He was also Director General for Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons, and as such, he headed the technical group of the Energy Ministry responsible for proposing and successfully negotiating with Congress the Energy Reform regarding the hydrocarbon sector (from the constitutional and the legal changes, to the related regulations). Before that, Guillermo García was Director General of the office for Industrial Development of Hydrocarbons at the Energy Ministry, and as such, he was in charge of designing and approving the partnerships of the companies in charge of refining, petrochemicals and logistics, as well as projects related to the marketing of oil. He was also in charge of the natural gas pipeline development program (currently being implemented) and of the Etileno XXI project. Mr. García got his BA in Economics at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He studied several post graduate courses at Oxford, Harvard and George Washington Universities, as well at ITAM. He was awarded the National Prize on Economics in 2001 by Mexico´s President, supported by CITI Bank (Banamex). His Alma Mater also granted Guillermo its Research Award in that same year. During the last 4 years he has been a panelist in the most important national and international specialized fora on the Oil industry.

Guillermo Ignacio García Alcocer fue nombrado Comisionado Presidente de la CRE por el Senado de la República el 28 de abril de 2016. Tomó protesta para un periodo de 7 años, tras obtener 97 votos a favor, 2 en contra y 2 abstenciones. Previo a su nombramiento en la CRE, se desempeñó como Jefe de la Unidad de Políticas de Exploración y Extracción de Hidrocarburos en la Secretaría de Energía. La experiencia del Lic. García Alcocer abarca una amplia gama de áreas en la industria de hidrocarburos desde el sector público, incluyendo regulación técnica y económica, diseño de políticas públicas, evaluación y desarrollo de negocios. En abril del 2014, fue uno de los tres nominados por el Presidente Peña Nieto al Senado para presidir la Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos. Como Director General de Exploración y Explotación de Hidrocarburos de julio del 2012 a mayo del 2014, dirigió al grupo técnico de la Secretaría de Energía que redactó la Reforma Energética del sector hidrocarburos (tanto las reformas constitucionales como las leyes secundarias y reglamentos). El Lic. García Alcocer fue Director General de Desarrollo Industrial de Hidrocarburos en la Secretaría de Energía, en donde dirigió el diseño y aprobación de asociaciones de empresas de refinación, petroquímica y logística, así como proyectos de comercialización de petróleo. Estuvo a cargo en la Secretaría del programa de desarrollo de ductos (ahora en implementación) y del proyecto Etileno XXI. En el 2012, el Lic. García Alcocer fue designado Miembro de los Consejos de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), de Pemex Exploración y Producción y de la Compañía Mexicana de Exploración. Durante la transición del 2012 fue designado como encargado del despacho de la Subsecretaría de Hidrocarburos. En el 2007, fue nombrado Coordinador de Asesores de la Subsecretaría de Hidrocarburos. Durante su tiempo en el cargo, el Lic. García Alcocer fue responsable de realizar los estudios de soporte para la Reforma Energética del 2008. Estudió la Licenciatura en Economía en el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Asimismo, realizó diversos cursos de posgrado en las Universidades de Oxford, Harvard y George Washington. Fue distinguido por el Banco de México con el Premio Nacional de Economía y también le fue otorgado el Premio de Investigación por parte del ITAM en 2001.

Andres Romero Celedon
Andres Romero Celedon
Executive Secretary
Comision Nacional de Energia, Chile

University of Chile´s Lawyer, Master in Governance and Public Management from Ortega y Gasset Institute, Spain. He served in multiple positios in the government and private sectors since 2001 up to day. In such responsibilities has specialized in public policies, institutional reforms and organizational management, especially in the energy sector. Between 2010 and March 2014, he was Managing Partner of the consulting Sustentank, specializing in the development of policies, regulations and projects on energy, natural resources and government reforms. He also served as national and international consultant in energy efficiency, providing consulting services to various international organizations (ECLAC, Olade, BID), national and local Latin American´s governments and various governmental bodies Chile. Previously, between 2008 and 2010 he served as Director of National Energy Efficiency Program of the National Energy Commission, leading the process of building the Chilean energy efficiency policy. Under his leadership, the program was recognized internationally with the "Energy Efficiency Visionary Award-2010", awarded by the Alliance to Save Energy, USA. Previously, between the years 2007-2008 was adviser to the Minister President of the National Energy Commission on regulatory, legislative and institutional matters of the energy sector. He is currently Executive Secretary of the National Energy Commission of the Government of Chile.

Andrés Romero Celedón es abogado de la Universidad de Chile, Máster en Gobernabilidad y Gestión Pública por el Instituto Ortega y Gasset, España. Se desempeñó en múltiples tareas en el ámbito gubernamental y privado desde el año 2001 a la fecha. En dichas labores se ha especializado en políticas públicas, reformas institucionales y gestión organizacional, especialmente en el sector energético. Entre los años 2010 a marzo de 2014, fue Socio Director de la consultora Sustentank, especializada en el desarrollo de políticas, regulaciones y proyectos en energía, recursos naturales y reformas gubernamentales. Asimismo, se desempeñó como consultor nacional e internacional en eficiencia energética, prestando consultorías para diversos organismos internacionales (Cepal, Olade, BID), gobiernos latinoamericanos nacionales y locales y diversas instancias gubernamentales de Chile. Previamente, entre los años 2008 y 2010 fue Director del Programa País de Eficiencia Energética de la Comisión Nacional de Energía, liderando el proceso de construcción de la política sobre eficiencia energética. Bajo su dirección, el Programa fue reconocido internacionalmente con el “Energy Efficiency Visionary Award-2010”, otorgado por la Alliance to Save Energy, Estados Unidos. Anteriormente, entre los años 2007 a 2008 fue asesor del Ministro Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de Energía en materias regulatorias, legislativas e institucionales del sector energético del país. Actualmente es Secretario Ejecutivo de la Comisión Nacional de Energía del Gobierno de Chile.

 

José Jurhosa Junior
José Jurhosa Junior
Director General
ANEEL, Brazil

José Jurhosa Junior is an Engineer graduated at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) and he holds a MBA at Energy Operation Managemente from FUNCEFET Celso Suckow da Fonseca, Rio de Janeiro. He has been a Director of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency – ANEEL since 2013. Along his career as a federal servant at ANEEL, he worked at the Superintendency of Concessions, Permissions and Authorizations for the transmission and distribution services, from 1998 to 1999; at the Superintendency of Oversight of the Electricity Services, from 1999 to 2006; and as an Advisor of the Director Board, from 2006 to 2013. He has also worked as a Vice President of the Special Auction Comission, mainly responsible for coordinating the processes related to the contracting of energy from new projects to the National Interconnected System (SIN), in the Regulated Contracting Environment (ACR), and the bidding of transmission lines of the Basic Network. 

José Jurhosa Junior es Ingeniero egresado de la Universidad Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT) y es MBA de la Operación de Operaciones Energéticas del FUNCEFET Celso Suckow da Fonseca, Río de Janeiro. Ha sido Director de la Agencia Reguladora de la Electricidad Brasileña - ANEEL desde 2013. A lo largo de su carrera como empleado federal en la ANEEL, trabajó en la Superintendencia de Concesiones, Permisos y Autorizaciones para los servicios de transmisión y distribución, de 1998 a 1999; En la Superintendencia de Supervisión de los Servicios Eléctricos, de 1999 a 2006; Y como Consejero de la Junta Directiva, desde 2006 hasta 2013. También ha trabajado como Vicepresidente de la Comisión Especial de Subastas, principalmente responsable de coordinar los procesos relacionados con la contratación de energía de nuevos proyectos al Sistema Interconectado Nacional (SIN ), En el Entorno de Contratación Regulada (ACR) y la licitación de líneas de transmisión de la Red Básica.

Luis Reyes
Luis Reyes
Executive Secretary, Consejo Nacional de Energía, El Salvador

Mister Luis Reyes is a professional graduated in Electromechanical Engineering and holds a Master Degree in Business Administration, both degrees from the University of El Salvador. Mister Luis Reyes, currently holds the position of Executive Secretary of the National Energy Council of El Salvador, with responsibility in the formulation and implementation of the National Energy Policy, propitiate the existence of regulatory frameworks that promote investment and a competitive development of the national energy sector. Mister Luis Reyes, currently holds the position President of Regional Electrical Market Director Council (Consejo Director del Mercado Eléctrico Regional, CDMER).

El Ingeniero Reyes es un profesional graduado en Ingeniería Electromecánica y posee una Maestría en Administración de Empresas, ambos Títulos de la  Universidad de El Salvador. El Ingeniero Reyes, actualmente desempeña el cargo de Secretario Ejecutivo del Consejo Nacional de Energía de El Salvador, teniendo bajo su responsabilidad la formulación e implementación de la Política Energética Nacional, así como la de propiciar la existencia de marcos regulatorios que promuevan la inversión y el desarrollo competitivo del sector energético nacional. El Ingeniero Reyes, actualmente desempeña el cargo de Presidente del Consejo Director del Mercado Eléctrico Regional (CDMER).

Robin Dunnigan
Robin Dunnigan
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Energy Resources
U.S. Department of State
Robin Dunnigan has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources since August 2014.  In this role she directs U.S. energy diplomacy to ensure that energy resources are used to promote global economic growth and stability and strengthen U.S. national security.  
 
Ms. Dunnigan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, joined the State Department in 1992.  She has served overseas in Vietnam, Chile, Turkey, Cuba and El Salvador.  In these positions she has worked extensively to promote U.S. energy and trade interests, including participating as a member of the U.S. team negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP).  In Washington, Ms. Dunnigan’s assignments included Director for the Office of Europe, the Western Hemisphere and Africa in the Energy Bureau, as well as positions in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and on the staff of the Secretary of State in the Operations Center.
 
Ms. Dunnigan is a distinguished graduate of the National War College, where she earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.  She also received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.  Ms. Dunnigan speaks Spanish, as well as some Turkish and Vietnamese. 
 
 
Beth Urbanas
Beth Urbanas
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas, Office of International Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy

Beth Urbanas is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas at the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy. Ms. Urbanas is responsible for managing DOE’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with Asian and American countries. Ms. Urbanas is also responsible for DOE's work in several multilateral fora including the North American Leaders' Summit, APEC and ECPA. Prior to her current position, she was the Director for European and Eurasian Affairs at the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role she was also responsible for DOE's work in the G20 and G7.

Prior to working at DOE, Ms. Urbanas spent 14 years at the U.S. Treasury Department where she created and directed the Office of Environment and Energy and represented the United States on the boards of several international organizations including the Global Environment Facility, the Clean Technology Fund, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the World Bank.  Ms. Urbanas started her career in investment management on Wall Street and has also held a staff position at the World Bank.  Ms. Urbanas has a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, and an M.B.A from George Mason University.

Anna Shpitsberg
Anna Shpitsberg
Global Power Sector Program Manager, Office of Energy Programs, Bureau of Energy Resources
U.S. Department of State
Anna Shpitsberg helped establish and currently manages the global Power Sector Program (PSP) for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR). Shpitsberg’s work supports efforts to alleviate energy poverty, bring solvency to power sectors through targeted reforms, ensure strong sector governance, promote energy security, and achieve sustainablity objectives. Shpitsberg is active in Central America, Caribbean, Andean, Southern Africa, and South Asia Regions. Prior to coming to ENR, Shpitsberg worked for the U.S. Department of Energy; Rocky Mountain Institute; Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions; and Morgan Stanley. In her prior functions she performed integrated analysis on domestic and international market drivers that impact the U.S. investment in energy resources; contributed to the book Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solut ions for the New Energy Era; informed policy makers involved in federal legislation on water and energy; and served as a financial controller for Morgan Stanley’s Finance and Fixed Income and Equity Research divisions, while managing analysts in New York and a team in Budapest. Shpitsberg received her B.S. in Finance and Global Management from Binghamton University and her M.E.M in Environmental Economics and Policy with a focus on Power Markets and the Energy-Water Nexus from Duke University. She
speaks English and Russian.
Kathryn Dyl
Kathryn Dyl
Wholesale Natural Gas Markets, International Energy Outlook
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Edward Randolph
Edward Randolph
Director of Energy Division Department
California Public Utilities Commission

Edward Randolph is the Energy Division Director of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Prior to serving in this capacity, Mr. Randolph was the CPUC’s Director of Governmental Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor. Mr. Randolph joined the CPUC in 2010 from his position as Chief Consultant to the California State Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Commerce, a position he held since 2003 where he worked extensively on expanding California’s use of renewable power, the creation of the California Solar Initiative, and energy efficiency legislation.  Prior to his role with the Committee on Utilities and Commerce, Mr. Randolph served as Senior Consultant to Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, as both Chief of Staff and Senior Consultant to former Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla, and as Chief of Staff to Former Assemblymember Lou Papan. Mr. Randolph earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the McGeorge School of Law where he graduated with great distinction.

Edward Randolph es el Director de la División de Energía de la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC). Antes de servir en esta capacidad, el Sr. Randolph fue el Director de Asuntos Gubernamentales de la CPUC y Asesor Principal de Políticas. El Sr. Randolph se unió a la CPUC en 2010 desde su posición como consultor jefe en el Comité de Utilidades y Comercio de la Asamblea Estatal de California, puesto que ocupó desde 2003, donde trabajó extensamente en la expansión del uso de energía renovable en California y la legislación sobre eficiencia energética. Antes de desempeñar sus funciones en el Comité de Servicios Públicos y Comercio, el Sr. Randolph se desempeñó como consultor principal del asambleísta Lloyd Levine, como jefe de personal y consultor principal del ex miembro de la Asamblea Joe Canciamilla y como jefe de personal del ex miembro de la Asamblea Lou Papan. El Sr. Randolph obtuvo un B.A. En Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de California, San Diego, y un Doctorado Juris Doctor de la Escuela de Derecho McGeorge donde se graduó con gran distinción.

 

 

Emilio Camacho
Emilio Camacho
Chief of Staff, Commissioner David Hochschild
California Energy Commission
Emilio Camacho, Esq. is Chief of Staff to Commissioner David Hochschild at the California Energy Commission, where he is responsible for managing the office in the areas of renewable energy, research and development of technology, energy efficiency, and power plant siting. He oversees all legal, legislative and policy matters, administrative functions and manages staff for the Commissioner’s office. 
In addition, Emilio serves as an Advisor to Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller on California-Mexico Issues and to implement the California-Mexico Energy MOU signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and the administration of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Prior to joining the California Energy Commission, Mr. Camacho served as an Attorney at the California Office of the Legislative Counsel, providing legal advice to the Members of the Legislature and the Governor of California, in the areas of energy, environmental law, public utilities, water law, and public resources. At the local level, Emilio serves as Chair of the Berkeley Energy Commission; as a Commissioner for the Community Environmental Advisory Commission at the City of Berkeley; and as a Board Member for Rising Sun Energy Center. 
Emilio earned a Philosophy A.B. from the University of California, Davis; a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law; and an Energy and Emerging Technologies Professional Certificate from Stanford University.     
 
Rodrigo Castillo
Rodrigo Castillo
Executive Director
Empresas Eléctricas A.G., Chile

Abogado de la Universidad de Chile. Desde el año 2006, es Director Ejecutivo de la Asociación de Empresas Eléctricas A.G., gremio que reúne a las principales empresas de distribución y transmisión del país. Con anterioridad, entre los años 1999 y 2006, se desempeñó como Vicepresidente de Asuntos Legales y Regulatorios de VTR GlobalCom S.A. y sus empresas filiales. Es director académico del programa de posgrado en Regulación Económica de la Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, y profesor de los cursos de Derecho de Regulación Económica y Derecho de las Industrias Reguladas de la misma Universidad. Es académico del programa de Derecho Administrativo Económico de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, en el curso Teoría de la Regulación y profesor y coordinador del curso de Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones del Magister en Nuevas Tecnologías y Telecomunicaciones de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile. Es miembro del Comité Consultivo de la Iniciativa Ministerial “Energía 2050”, del Comité Ejecutivo de la Iniciativa “Escenarios Energéticos Chile 2030” y del Comité de Expertos para la elaboración de Escenarios de la iniciativa MAPS Chile. Es parte del Comité Editorial de la Revista Qué Pasa Energía, del Comité de Energía de  “SOFOFA” y Consejero de la Corporación Fuerza Pública. Entre sus labores profesionales y académicas, se cuenta la asesorías a empresas privadas, nacionales y extranjeras, en materia de mercados sujetos a regulación y la asesoría a diversos gobiernos de Latinoamérica en procesos de reforma, liberalización y regulación de industrias. Es autor de gran cantidad de artículos académicos, informes en derecho y publicaciones sobre sus áreas de especialidad. Es columnista frecuente de distintos medios de comunicación, y se ha desempeñado como crítico de arte y literatura para la Revista Mensaje y el Diario La Nación.   

John Bigalbal
John Bigalbal
Managing Director, Global Fuel
The AES Corporation

Mr. John Bigalbal has been the Managing Director of Fuels for The AES Corporation since 2008.  He is responsible for the procurement, logistics, and risk management of the company’s $3 billion annual fuel requirement.  His team actively manages the supply of coal, natural gas and liquefied natural gas to the AES global portfolio.  The Fuel Team plays a key role in business development by providing market analysis and projections, supply chain solutions, risk management and commercial practices.  He works at the Corporation’s Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bigalbal held several leadership positions within AES including:  Managing Director, Alternative Energy; Director, Global Risk and Commodities; Fuel Manager, Eastern Energy; Vice President, Somerset. John’s experiences have included project development of a 380MW CCGT plant with integrated LNG terminal, operations and maintenance management of fossil fuel-fired generation facilities, acquisition of 1400MW coal-fired generation, project construction and management, fuel management and procurement, transportation management (truck, rail, barge and vessels), power sales and hedging, bidding and scheduling of power, environmental compliance and permitting, engineering and process controls.

El Sr. John Bigalbal ha sido Director Gerente de Combustibles para The AES Corporation desde 2008. Es responsable de la adquisición, logística y administración de riesgo de los requerimientos anuales de combustible de $ 3,000 millones de la compañía. Su equipo gestiona activamente el suministro de carbón, gas natural y gas natural licuado a la cartera global de AES. El Equipo de Combustible desempeña un papel clave en el desarrollo de negocios al proporcionar análisis de mercado y proyecciones, soluciones de cadena de suministro, gestión de riesgos y prácticas comerciales. Trabaja en la Sede de la Corporación en Arlington, Virginia. Antes de su cargo actual, el Sr. Bigalbal ocupó varias posiciones de liderazgo dentro de AES, incluyendo: Director Gerente de Energía Alternativa; Director de Riesgo Global y Productos Básicos; Gerente de Combustibles, Energía del Este; Vicepresidente de Somerset. Las experiencias de John han incluido el desarrollo de proyectos de una planta de 380MW CCGT con terminal de GNL integrado, gestión de operaciones y mantenimiento de instalaciones de generación de combustibles fósiles, adquisición de generación de 1400MW de carbón, construcción y gestión de proyectos gestión y adquisición de combustible, gestión de transporte (camión, ferrocarril, barcaza y buques), ventas de energía y cobertura, licitación y programación de energía, cumplimiento ambiental y permisos, ingeniería y controles de procesos.

Timothy Effio
Timothy Effio
Market Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
AES Energy Storage

Mr. Effio, Market Director, MCAC at Energy Storage, is responsible for supporting the development of the battery based energy storage markets in the Mexico, Central America and Caribbean regions. He is also responsible for regional sales of the Advancion platform. He has over 9 years of experience working in the energy sector, in both the technical and commercial capacities, having served as a gas turbine service engineer for Siemens Energy Inc. and a business sales manager for General Electric. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University, as well as an MBA from Georgetown University. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

El Sr. Effio, Director de Mercado de MCAC en Energy Storage, es responsable de apoyar el desarrollo de los mercados de almacenamiento de energía basados en baterías en las regiones de México, Centroamérica y el Caribe. También es responsable de las ventas regionales de la plataforma Advancion. Cuenta con más de 9 años de experiencia trabajando en el sector de la energía, tanto en las capacidades técnicas como comerciales, habiendo sido ingeniero de servicio de turbinas de gas para Siemens Energy Inc. y gerente de ventas de negocios de General Electric. Tiene una Maestría en Ciencias en Ingeniería Mecánica de la Universidad Estatal de Florida, así como un MBA de la Universidad de Georgetown. Habla español e inglés con fluidez.

Alejandro Alle
Alejandro Alle
Executive Director
Energía del Pacífico

Alejandro has more than 25 years of experience in Energy business in Latam. Solid international carreer. Strong management, business development, and execution experience. Extensive international exposure. Financial and analytical competences. Negotiations, relationship management and communication aptitudes. Marketing, strategic planning, operations, and financial skills.

 

 

 

Mariana Ortiz Laborde
Mariana Ortiz Laborde
Portfolio Director, Global Gas
Gas Natural Fenosa

Mariana joined Gas Natural Fenosa in 1998 to initiate the Gas Natural electricity business through CCGT technology, and since 2008 is responsible for Portfolio Management at Global Gas Division. She is responsible for managing Sales Contracts to big costumers in Spain and LNG Origination projects in Africa and Mediterranean. Mariana has over 25 years experience in the energy industry, both in electricity and gas. She is a graduate in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 
Mariana se incorporó a Gas Natural Fenosa en 1998 cuando Gas Natural iniciaba sus actividades en el negocio eléctrico mediante la tecnología de CCGT con gas natural, y desde 2008 es la Directora de Gestión de Cartera de grandes clientes en la unidad de Global Gas. Desde junio de 2016 es también responsable de proyectos de Originación LNG en África y Mediterráneo. Mariana tiene más de 25 años de experiencia en el sector energético, tanto en electricidad como en gas. Es Licenciada en Ciencias Económicas por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
 

 

 

Alberto Cuter
Alberto Cuter
General Manager LATAM and Italy
Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Alberto Cuter has been involved in renewable energy since 2008. He served as Sales Director in Phoenix Solar and Heliosphera and joined Jinko Solar in 2010. He opened the Italian branch and developed the Italian market positioning Jinko as leader modules supplier in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he was appointed as Sales Director of Emerging Markets (LATAM and MEA). He developed and positioned Jinko as market leader in the most important market such as South Africa and Chile with more than 30% of market share, making Jinko the leader modules supplier in the region. As per new strategy of Jinko management, in July 2015 he was appointed as a General Manager Latam and Italy to lead a team of high professional managers in 7 countries across the region. Actually Jinko has been recognized as market leader in Chile, Brazil and Central America, with more than 600 MW sold in the region. Prior to stepping into solar PV industry, Alberto Cuter has worked in the telecommunication Industry as Sales Director in companies as Telecom Italia, Wind and Deloitte Consulting. Alberto has an Electronic Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a Master in Telecommunications at SSGRR (Italy).

Francisco Ruiz Carrasco
Francisco Ruiz Carrasco
Head of Business Development LATAM
Vestas
Francisco Ruiz is a Spanish national with international experience, graduated in Law and Master in Stock Exchange by the University Complutense of Madrid-IEB. In addition, he holds an Executive MBA from IE Business School and PLD from Harvard Business School
Since 2005, Francisco worked in Abengoa within the Corporate Finance department and in  2009 he  joined Vestas. Since then, he has had various management positions. In 2013 worked as Executive Advisor to President of Vestas Mediterranean (i.e. Southern Europe, MENA and Latin America). In 2015 he was appointed as Head of Business Development LATAM , based in Mexico.
 
Francisco Ruiz es un ejectuvo español con amplia experiencia internacional, licenciado en Derecho y con Máster en la Bolsa por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid-IEB. Además, tiene un MBA Ejecutivo de IE Business School y  PLD de Harvard Business School 
Desde 2005, Francisco trabajó en Abengoa en del departamento de Finanzas Corporativas y en 2009 se incorporó a Vestas. Desde entonces, ha ocupado varios puestos directivos. En 2013 trabajó como Asesor Ejecutivo del Presidente de Vestas Mediterranean (Sur de Europa, MENA y América Latina). En el 2015 fue nombrado Diector de Desarrollo de Negocios para LATAM, con sede en México.
 

 

Sampo Suvisaari
Sampo Suvisaari
Regional Director – Latin America North and the Caribbean
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions

Sampo Suvisaari leads the sales team at Wärtsilä Energy Solutions covering power plant and LNG terminal solutions sales in an area covering all countries from Mexico to Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, including Central America and the Caribbean.

Sampo has worked with Wärtsilä in many parts of the world since 1993, while having had a few positions outside of Wärtsilä as well, including his own company Lumisoft, that he ran for six years (2001-2006). In 2007 he started working for Wärtsilä again in the region covering Mexico, Central America and Spanish speaking Caribbean, successfully closing well over 600 MW in new power plant sales in six years.

From early 2013 till mid 2015 Sampo was with Excelerate Energy, a provider of floating LNG solutions, before re-joining Wärtsilä again as Regional Director, based in Houston.

Sampo holds a Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering and International Marketing and Business Strategy from the Helsinki University of Technology.

 

Andres Pacheco
Andres Pacheco
Energy Products Sales and Business Development Manager
Tesla

Andres has been responsible for sales and business development efforts at Tesla focused on deploying energy storage projects with electric utilities across the US and Latin America. Among other projects, he managed the commercial efforts for the 20MW/80MWh Mira Loma project built for Southern California Edison, a project that was completed within 4 months of contract execution. Prior to joining Tesla, Andres was part of the Origination and Structuring team at Recurrent Energy, a utility-scale solar developer, and was focused on market strategy and contract origination for several utility-scale solar projects. Prior to that, Andres was a consultant with Energy and Environmental Economics (E3) where he focused on working with developers, utilities, and regulatory commissions, on the cost-effectiveness evaluation of different technologies and renewable incentive programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Swarthmore College.

Andres ha sido responsable de las ventas y los esfuerzos de desarrollo de negocios en Tesla centrado en el despliegue de proyectos de almacenamiento de energía con las empresas eléctricas a través de los EE.UU. y América Latina. Entre otros proyectos, se las arregló los esfuerzos comerciales para el proyecto de 20MW / 80MWh Mira Loma construido para Southern California Edison, un proyecto que se terminó el plazo de 4 meses de ejecución del contrato. Antes de unirse a Tesla, Andres formó parte del equipo de Origination and Structuring de Recurrent Energy, un desarrollador solar a escala de servicios públicos, y se centró en la estrategia de mercado y en la creación de contratos para varios proyectos solares a escala de servicios públicos. Antes de eso, Andrés fue consultor de Energía y Economía Ambiental (E3), donde se enfocó en trabajar con desarrolladores, servicios públicos y comisiones regulatorias, en la evaluación de costo-efectividad de diferentes tecnologías y programas de incentivos renovables. Posee una Licenciatura en Ciencias en Ingeniería y una Licenciatura en Ciencias Económicas de Swarthmore College.

 

Ivan Oliveros
Ivan Oliveros
Group Head, Power and Renewables, Project Finance, Latin America
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Ivan Oliveros joined SMBC in January 2010. He currently Heads the Latin American Power and Renewables Project Finance group at SMBC focusing on Debt and Equity Financial Advisory and Project Finance in the Power  Generation and Transmission Sectors throughout Latin America. Prior to joining SMBC, Ivan worked for BNP Paribas’ Project Finance Latin America group and for Scotia Capital’s Power & Utilities group both based in New York. He has been actively involved in the origination, advisory, execution and syndication of large Project Finance transactions, involving commercial bank syndicated facilities, ECA structured facilities and multilateral agencies for more than 10 years. He previously worked as an Engineering Consultant for projects in the Power, Natural Resources and Infrastructure sectors in Latin America for more than 8 years. As Head of the Latam Power & Renewables sector, Ivan has overseen the execution and closing of more than 20 transactions in the Latam Power sector in the last two years, including Wind, Solar, Combined Cycle, Cogeneration and Coal Financings executed through commercial bank financings, ECA facilities and capital markets debt offerings.
He holds a BSc in Industrial and Environmental Engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He also completed the coursework for a Master of Engineering at Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Ivan is bilingual in English and Spanish and understands Basic Portuguese. 
 
 Guillermo Ortiz, Director
Guillermo Ortiz, Director
Project Finance
MUFG Union Bank
Guillermo Ortiz joined MUFG in 2010 and is focused in the bank’s project finance business for the Latin America region. In his tenure with MUFG, Guillermo has played a key role in the bank’s leading positions for transactions in all major countries in the region: Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru. His most recent experience before MUFG was in the Structured Finance team within the Oil Division at GLENCORE, based in London where he executed M&A, pre-export finance, reserve based lending as well as project financing transactions in the South America, West Africa and Europe regions. Before GLENCORE, he worked in New York for Citigroup on numerous project finance arranging and advisory assignments in the Americas within a range of different sectors, from power to oil and gas and infrastructure. He also has over 10 years of experience working in various industries, such as energy, chemicals, and cement. Prior to joining Citigroup, he performed project appraisal for a number of investment and M&A opportunities at the Linde Group, based in the US. Before this, he worked for Pemex Natural Gas Division and was involved in the implementation of key pieces of the new regulatory framework applicable to the natural gas sector in Mexico. Prior to his experience at Pemex, he worked for Swiss Re and Cemex. Guillermo holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
 
Chris McCormick
Chris McCormick
Director - Strategy & Project Finance
Reykjavik Geothermal

Chris McCormick is a Partner with Ambata Capital Partners, a significant investor in Reykjavik Geothermal. Chris has been seconded into RG as of Ambata’s investment in Reykjavik Geothermal in 2011. Chris leads specific development efforts in RG, serves as an MD for the MexxusRG joint venture, is involved in project finance activities and is a Managing Director/Board Member for RG’s sister company in the Middle East, RG Thermal Energy Solution (RG TES or RG Safa). Chris holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Ezequiel Padilla
Ezequiel Padilla
Director of Energy Infrastructure
The Abraaj Group Mexico
Ezequiel F. Padilla has more than 15 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance experience with a particular focus on the energy industry (electricity, oil & gas and infrastructure). Ezequiel joined The Abraaj Group in 2016 as a director based in the Mexico office. He is in charge of originating, screening and executing energy and infrastructure investment opportunities. Before joining Abraaj he worked at BBVA Bancomer and Banco Interacciones, where his primary focus was the energy sector. He also worked at Evercore Partners in financial advisory division for investment banking.
 
Mr. Padilla has an MBA from Columbia Business School, a MSc in Global Energy Management from UC Denver Business School, a BSc in Finance and Banking from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
René Maingot
René Maingot
Managing Partner
Thermion Energy

René is Managing Partner of Thermion Energy, an investment fund engaged in the development, ownership and operation of a 1.5GW renewables platform in Mexico.  Thermion was founded by leading Mexican businessmen and managed by a team of experienced power industry executives whom, over the past 20 years, have helped develop, build, finance and operate a significant portion of the privately-held power generation facilities operating in Mexico today. Thermion currently owns interests in multiple wind and solar power generation projects that will sell 100% of their annual output to industrial and commercial companies in Mexico.  René has been profiled by Expansión® magazine as one of Mexico’s leading entrepreneurs and is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey with a degree in International Business.

Michael Ratliff
Michael Ratliff
Managing Director
Global Energy Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Michael Ratliff is Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Global Energy Group.  Prior to joining OPIC he worked as a financial advisor to the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program, providing advisory services in the structuring and financing of energy projects.  Previously he served for eight years as the head of infrastructure for the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Private Sector Department, executing transactions in infrastructure and energy throughout Latin America.  Prior to joining the IDB, he was the manager of project finance for CH2M Hill’s Capital Corporation; CH2M is a global engineering company.  Mr. Ratliff earned his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and holds a BA, graduating with distinction, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Mr. Ratliff is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  

Michael Ratliff es Director General de la Overseas Private Investment Corporation  (OPIC) Global Energy Group. Antes de unirse a OPIC, trabajó como asesor financiero del Programa de Garantía de Préstamos del Departamento de Energía, prestando servicios de asesoría en la estructuración y financiamiento de proyectos de energía. Anteriormente sirvió por ocho años como jefe de infraestructura del Departamento del Sector Privado del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (IDB), ejecutando transacciones de infraestructura y energía en toda América Latina. Antes de unirse al BID, fue el gerente de finanzas de proyectos de CH2M Hill's Capital Corporation; CH2M es una empresa global de ingeniería. El Sr. Ratliff obtuvo su MBA de la Escuela Wharton de la Universidad de Pensilvania, y tiene un BA, graduándose con distinción, de la Universidad de Colorado, Boulder. El Sr. Ratliff es un analista financiero acreditado.

 

Ariel Yepez
Ariel Yepez
Chief of the Energy Division
Inter-American Development Bank

Ariel Yepez is Chief of the Energy Division at the Inter-American Development Bank. In this position he is responsible for guiding the Bank's energy strategy to implement projects, initiatives, and knowledge products that promote a sustainable development agenda in the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. These activities include renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy access, and regional energy integration initiatives and improving the operational and financial management of companies in the energy sector. As Chief of the Division, Ariel promotes the development and harmonization of regulatory and institutional frameworks that enable the sustainable and efficient development of the energy sector. Before joining the Bank, he worked for the World Bank as a Senior Energy Economist. He also served as Deputy Director of Economic Planning at PEMEX and as the Director General of Revenue Policy at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico. Ariel has also taught classes at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology. Ariel is the author of books and articles on energy, regulation, public finance, and industrial organization. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and a Masters in Economics from the College of Mexico. He recently published a book about the vulnerability of Latin American and Caribbean oil prices.

Renny Alberto Lopez
Renny Alberto Lopez
Energy Projects Director
CAF Development Bank

Industrial Engineer from Universidad de Carabobo (Venezuela) and MBA in Strategic Management (Gonzaga University, Washington). Has over 30 year experience in Corporate (Mercantil, Royal Bank of Canada), Investment (Morgan Grenfell/DB) and Multilateral Banking (CAF, Development Bank of Latin America). Career at CAF includes Corporate and Financial Institutions Lending; Acting Representative/Country Manager (Bogotá, Colombia); Director-Corporate Banking: including structured finance and financial advisory to private sector; Director Distressed Assets; Deputy, Senior Risk Officer. Since 2012, Corporate Director, Energy Projects: including responsibilities for origination, evaluation and structuring energy sector projects in all member countries.

Alejandro Olivo
Alejandro Olivo
Head of Latin America for Project and Infrastructure Finance and Sub-Sovereign Ratings
Moody’s

Alejandro Olivo heads the sub-sovereign, project and utilities teams of analysts covering the sector's issuers in Latin America. Prior responsibilities in Moody's include managing the activities of Moody's sub-sovereign franchise in Latin America and Canada. Prior to Moody's, Alejandro held increasingly senior positions at both the government and the private sector. In the public sector, Alejandro served as cfo of financiera rural, mexico´s rural development bank, deputy director of technical assistance at Banobras and treasurer of the government of Mexico City. in the private sector, Alejandro worked for société générale as a senior relationship banker covering Latin American clients from New York and, prior to that, as the bank´s risk economist for Latin America based in Paris. Alejandro holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a ba from instituto tecnológico autónomo de méxico (itam).

Sarah Devine
Sarah Devine
International Project Finance Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Sarah Devine is an international project finance partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.  Sarah represents clients in international debt and equity financings, including a number of projects in the energy, infrastructure and banking sectors in Latin America.  Her recent transactions include representing financiers of renewable energy projects in Chile, Honduras and the Dominican Republic, and a bus transport system in Cartagena, Colombia.  Earlier in her career, Sarah was seconded to the legal department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she provided legal counsel on the financing of IFC projects in Latin America and other regions and across a range sectors, including transport, power, manufacturing and microfinance.   Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree from Georgetown University, summa cum laude, and her JD, with honors, from Stanford Law School. Sarah was a Fulbright Scholar in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she spent an academic year studying international relations of the Southern Cone.  She also has a MA in Modern History from Oxford University, where she studied on full scholarship following graduation from Georgetown. She has spent significant time in Latin America, including living for periods in Ecuador and Argentina, and is a non-native Spanish speaker.

Sarah Devine es una socia de finanzas internacionales de proyectos de Norton Rose Fulbright. Sarah representa a clientes en financiamiento internacional de deuda y capital, incluyendo una serie de proyectos en los sectores de energía, infraestructura y banca en América Latina. Sus transacciones recientes incluyen la representación de financiadores de proyectos de energía renovable en Chile, Honduras y la República Dominicana, y un sistema de transporte de autobuses en Cartagena, Colombia. Al principio de su carrera, Sarah fue adscrita al departamento jurídico de la Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC), donde prestó asesoría legal en la financiación de proyectos de la CFI en América Latina y otras regiones y en diversos sectores, entre ellos el transporte, la energía, Microfinanzas. Sarah recibió su licenciatura en Ciencias en el Servicio Exterior (BSFS) de la Universidad de Georgetown, summa cum laude, y su JD, con honores, de la Stanford Law School. Sarah fue becaria Fulbright en Buenos Aires, Argentina, donde pasó un año académico estudiando las relaciones internacionales del Cono Sur. Ella también tiene una maestría en Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Oxford, donde estudió en beca completa después de la graduación de Georgetown. Ha pasado mucho tiempo en Latinoamérica, incluyendo viviendo por períodos en Ecuador y Argentina, y es una hablante no nativa de español.

José Miguel Hernández C.
José Miguel Hernández C.
Partner
Cubillos Evans Abogados
José Miguel Herández. Partner at Cubillos Evans Abogados. Law degree from Universidad de Chile Law School. LL.M degree in Natural Resources and Energy Law at Denver University at Colorado (USA). Mr Hernández has a practice of more than 20 years in the development of energy projects. As part of his practice he has advised the biggest electrical companies in Chile such as Endesa (Enel), Colbún, Engee, Latin America Power, Abengoa, IC Power and Pacific Hydro, among others, and he has been involved in the development and construction of the biggest hydro electrical projects such as Pangue 450 Mw (Endesa), Ralco 750 Mw (Endesa) and Angostura 316 Mw (Colbún). Also he has been involved in the development of the biggest Eolic Park in Chile, Parque Eólico San Juan 180 Mw of Latin America Power. His practice considers strategic legal advice for the development of generation and transport of electricity project, covering aspects of easements and land acquisition; negotiations before governmental authorities and communities; due diligence for financing and purchase of electric Companies; indigenous and water law; litigation; regulatory matters; negotiation and subscription of power purchase agreements; transmission and connection contract; energy bid process, among others matters. 
 
José Miguel Herández. Socio de Cubillos Evans Abogados. Abogado de la Universidad de Chile. LL.M en Recursos Naturales y Energía de la Universidad de Denver Colorado. Mr Hernández tienes más de 20 años de práctica en el desarrollo de proyectos eléctricos. Ha asesorado a  las mayores compañías eléctricas de Chile tales como Endesa (Enel), Colbún, Engee, Latin America Power, Abengoa, IC Power, Pacific Hydro, entre otras, y ha estado involucrado en el desarrollo y construcción de los más grandes proyectos hidráulicos como Pangue 450 Mw (Endesa), Ralco 750 Mw (Endesa) y Angostura 316 Mw (Colbún). También ha estado involucrado en el desarrollo y construcción del mayor parquet eólico de Chile, Parque Eólico San Juan 180 Mw de Latin America Power. Su área de práctica considera asesoría legal estratégica para el desarrollo de proyectos de generación y distribución de energía eléctrica, cubriendo aspectos de servidumbres y adquisión de tierras; negociación ante autoridades de gobierno y comunidades; due diligenece para compras y financiamientos; derecho indígena y de aguas; litigación; asuntos regulatorios; negociación y suscripción de contratos de compra de energía;  contratos de transmisión y conexión; procesos de licitación eléctrica, entre otras materias. 
 
 

 

Anadi Jauhari
Anadi Jauhari
Senior Managing Director
Emerging Energy & Environment Investment Group
Anadi Jauhari is a Senior Managing Director at Emerging Energy and Environment Investment Group (EEEIG), a New York-based alternative investment firm specializing in clean energy, renewables and emerging infrastructure. 
 
In his current role, he heads the development of EEEIG's renewables and clean infrastructure-oriented oriented strategies with a focus on sustainability.  He specializes in project finance, risk management and investment underwriting with a focus on alternative investments.   Prior to EEEIG, he was Managing Director and Head of Americas, Project Finance for Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, 2nd largest French banking group. Anadi established Natixis’ Americas project finance group in 1995 and led the development of bank’s project finance debt investment portfolio. He has over 25 years of experience in banking, industry and investment management. He has worked in the Americas, Africa and Asia, with a broad focus infrastructure including renewables, clean energy, power, natural resources, energy infrastructure and transportation. He has an MBA from Yale School of Management, a MS in engineering from Clemson University and a BS in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, and is a CAIA charterholder. 
 
 
 
Paul Roberti
Paul Roberti
Executive Director, Advisory Services – Strategy
EY
A 20 year veteran of energy and utility market structures, Paul came to EY from his position as Commissioner of a state public utility commission. Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, he was charged with supervising electric, gas, water and telecommunications companies, making decisions on important issues such as approving cost recovery, setting rates for consumers, setting the return on equity allowed to utilities on infrastructure investments, and making decisions on the level of investment in renewable energy resources. During his tenure as Commissioner, Paul became a national figure on the issue of ensuring that necessary investments are made throughout the United States to maintain safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to the consuming public. Prior to serving Rhode Island's Governor, Paul was Chief of the Regulatory division at the Attorney General’s Office, having served as Assistant Attorney General under four consecutive administrations.
 
Un experto por mas de 20 años en  las estructuras de mercado  de energía y servicios públicos. Paul llegó a EY desde un puesto como comisionado en la Comisión de servicios públicos del estado.  Asignado por el gobernador y confirmado por el senado, estaba a cargo de la supervisión de compañías de electricidad, gas, agua y telecomunicaciones, para tomar decisiones en asuntos importantes tales como recuperación de costo, establecimiento de tasas para consumidores, ajustar el rendimiento en capital  permitido para inversiones  de infraestructura en el servicio público, y tomando decisiones en el nivel de inversión en recursos de energía renovable. Durante su tiempo como comisionado, Paul se convirtió en una figura nacional en el aseguramiento que las inversiones necesarias se lleven a cabo en todo Estados Unidos para mantener el suministro seguro y confiable del gas natural para el consumo público. Antes de servir al gobernador de Rhode Island, Paul fue jefe de la división regulatoria en la oficina del fiscal general en el puesto de asistente del fiscal general General  en cuatro administraciones consecutivas. 
 
 
Albert Ferrer
Albert Ferrer
Vice President, Consulting Services
Mott MacDonald
Ben Moody
Ben Moody
‎President and Chief Executive Officer
Pan American Finance
 
Ben Moody is co-founder, President and CEO of Pan American Finance, a Miami-based investment banking firm that specializes in advising on renewable energy projects in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. Pan American Finance has advised on well over US$1.0 billion in power and renewable energy M&A and capital raising transactions, including:
US$245 million long-term project debt financing for Polaris Energy Nicaragua’s 72 MW San Jacinto Geothermal Power Project in Nicaragua in 2010.
Acquisition of certain global assets of Conergy, German solar EPC contractor and solar PV developer, by Kawa Capital Management in 2013.
Joint venture between Sonnedix Solar and institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management’s Infrastructure Investments Fund; over €300 million in new equity commitments by the JV partners in 2014.
Acquisition, US$100 million bridge financing and US$300 million long-term project debt financing for InterEnergy Holding’s 215 MW Penonomé Wind Project in Panama in 2014.
Acquisition of substantially all of the equity of Sonnedix Solar by institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management’s Infrastructure Investments Fund in 2016. 
Currently advising on a U$120 million long-term project debt financing for a 143 MW Solar PV Power Project in Chile.
Also advising on a US$150 million equity capital raise for a renewable energy platform focused on solar and wind in Mexico.
Ben is an advisor to the ALS Recovery Fund. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
 
Ben Moody es el Presidente y CEO de Pan American Finance, un banco de inversión basada en Miami la cual él fundó en el 2003. Pan American Finance se dedica a la asesoría de transacciones de fusiones y adquisiciones (M&A), levantamiento de capital para proyectos de infraestructura y energía así como levantamiento de capital para fondos de riesgo privado. Pan American Finance es una firma global pero con un foco primordial en los mercados de Latino América y el Caribe. En los sectores de energía y energía renovable, Pan American Finance ha asesorado en el levantamiento de capital y en transacciones de fusiones y adquisiciones con un valor  agregado de más de mil millones de dólares, incluyendo:
US$245 de deuda a largo plazo para el Proyecto de Energía Geotérmica San Jacinto de Nicaragua para Polaris Energy de 72 MW en el 2010 
Adquisición de ciertos activos globales de Conergy, un contratista alemán de EPC solar y desarrollador de energía solar fotovoltaica, por parte de Kawa Capital Management en el 2013
Joint venture entre Sonnedix Solar y un grupo de inversores institucionales liderados por el Fondo de Inversiones en Infraestructura de JP Morgan Asset Management; con más de 300 millones de euros en nuevos compromisos de los socios en la JV en 2014
Adquisición, financiamiento puente de US$100 millones y financiamiento de deuda a largo plazo por US$300 millones para el proyecto eólico Penonomé de 215 MW de InterEnergy Holding en Panamá en 2014
Adquisición de la totalidad del patrimonio de Sonnedix Solar por parte de inversores institucionales liderados por el Fondo de Inversiones en Infraestructura de JP Morgan Asset Management en 2016
Actualmente asesorando en un financiamiento de deuda a largo plazo por US$120 millones para un proyecto de energía solar fotovoltaica de 143 MW en Chile
Actualmente asesorando en un levantamiento de capital de US$150 millones para una plataforma de energía renovable enfocada en energía solar y eólica en México
Ben es director de varias compañías privadas y es asesor del Fondo de Recuperación de ALS. Ben se graduó en la Universidad de Oxford.
 

 

Ignacio Rodriguez
Ignacio Rodriguez
Director
Tetratech

Ignacio Rodriguez, Director of Tetra Tech Inc, has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector, particularly in the development of policy, strategy, power sector restructuring, competitive energy auctions, grid integration, utility efficiency improvements, Independent Power Producer markets and regulations, renewable energy and energy efficiency in over 30 countries worldwide in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He has participated in and led numerous activities related to the development of competitive power sector enabling framework, including restructuring and privatization of the power sector, electricity market and utility due diligence, the development of electricity laws, regulations, as well as the set up and functioning of wholesale electricity market, reorganization and unbundling of utilities, utility efficiency improvements in reduction of losses, regional power pools, and development of renewable energy markets including auctions. He has also provided on numerous occasions, training under the Tetra Tech Institute of Public Partnership (IP3) on policy and regulatory issues.

Ignacio Rodriguez, Director de Tetra Tech Inc,  tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en el sector energético, particularmente en el desarrollo de políticas, estrategias, reformas, subastas, interconexión de redes, eficiencia energética, regulación, participación publica privada y eficiencia energética en más de 30 países a nivel mundial en EE.UU, Latino América, Caribe, África, Medio Oriente y Asia.  Él ha participado y liderado varias actividades asociadas al desarrollo de mercados eléctricos competitivos, incluyendo reformas y privatización, análisis de mercados eléctricos, desarrollo de marcos legal y regulatorio, reorganización y segmentación vertical y horizontal de empresas eléctricas estatales, reducción de pérdidas eléctricas técnicas y no técnicas de empresas eléctricas, mercado eléctrico regional, y desarrollo de mercados de energías renovables incluyendo subastas.  Igualmente ha apoyado al Instituto de Participación Publica Privada (IP3) de Tetra Tech sobre aspectos de política y regulación.

 

George Osorio
George Osorio
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Conduit Capital Partners, LLC

George Osorio is the Managing Partner of Conduit Capital Partners having co-founded the firm with Scott Swensen in 2003 and serves as the Senior Investment Manager for the Latin Power Funds. Mr. Osorio joined Scudder in 1995 to be part of the team managing Latin Power I joining the firm from Lehman Brothers' Emerging Markets Group where he was a Research Associate. Before Lehman, he served for four years at the Chase Manhattan Bank, where he was credit-trained and part of the International Trade Finance group. Mr. Osorio holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. degree in Finance from Columbia Business School. Mr. Osorio has lived in Colombia and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

George Osorio es el socio gerente de Conduit Capital Partners. Él ha co-fundado la firma con Scott Swensen en 2003 y sirve como el Gerente de Inversión Principal para los fondos de energía latinos. El Sr. Osorio se unió a Scudder en 1995 para formar parte del equipo de administración de Latin Power, uniéndose a la firma del Emerging Markets Group de Lehman Brothers donde fue Investigador Asociado. Antes de Lehman, trabajó durante cuatro años en el Chase Manhattan Bank, donde recibió formación crediticia y formó parte del grupo de Comercio Exterior. El Sr. Osorio tiene un B.A. Licenciado en Economía por la Universidad de Cornell y licenciado en Finanzas por Columbia Business School. El Sr. Osorio ha vivido en Colombia y domina el español y el portugués.

 

Jason Segal
Jason Segal
CFA, Co-Managing Partner
Swift Current Advisors

Mr. Segal oversees all aspects of Swift Current’s business with a focus on our merchant banking activities.  He has represented asset managers, corporations, project developers, institutional investors and DFIs/governments on dozens of buy and sell-side investment banking transactions in the low-carbon sectors.  In 2008 Jason founded and managed the Americas practice for Sustainable Development Capital LLP, an environmentally-focused specialist financial advisory and investment firm.  Prior to joining SDCL, Jason was a Managing Director at Citigroup, where he worked with a broad range of investors on financing, portfolio management, product strategy and business development.  Previously, Jason managed the Portfolio and Electronic Trading businesses for Nikko Citigroup's Equities Division in Tokyo.  Before joining Citigroup, he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the firm’s Quantitative Equities team in New York.  Jason holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University.  He is a CFA Charterholder and is proficient in Spanish and Japanese.

El Sr. Segal supervisa todos los aspectos del negocio de Swift Current con un enfoque en nuestras actividades de banca comercial. Ha representado a gestores de activos, corporaciones, desarrolladores de proyectos, inversores institucionales y DFIs / gobiernos en decenas de transacciones de banca de inversión de compra y venta en los sectores con bajas emisiones de carbono. En 2008, Jason fundó y dirigió la práctica de las Américas para Sustainable Development Capital LLP, una empresa especializada en asesoramiento financiero y de inversión especializada en medio ambiente. Antes de unirse a SDCL, Jason fue Director Gerente de Citigroup, donde trabajó con una amplia gama de inversionistas en financiamiento, administración de cartera, estrategia de producto y desarrollo de negocios. Anteriormente, Jason manejó los negocios de Cartera y Negocio Electrónico para la División de Acciones de Nikko Citigroup en Tokio. Antes de unirse a Citigroup, fue vicepresidente y gestor de cartera de Goldman Sachs Asset Management en el equipo de cuantitativos de Nueva York. Jason tiene un MBA de la Wharton School y un BA en Economía de la Wesleyan University. Él es un CFA Charterholder y es competente en español y japonés.

 

 

Antonio Ortiz-Mena
Antonio Ortiz-Mena
Senior Advisor
Albright Stonebridge Group
Antonio Ortiz-Mena is a Senior Advisor at ASG, where he provides strategic counsel and assistance to clients across Latin America. 
Prior to joining ASG, Dr. Ortiz-Mena served for over eight years as the Head of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, advising U.S. companies with a presence in Mexico and Mexican companies with a presence in the U.S. on regulatory and government issues. In this role, he served as the Embassy Liaison with the IMF, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as the G20 and the Mexico-U.S. High-level Economic Dialogue. He was also responsible for U.S.-Mexico energy, telecommunications, and aviation issues, and oversaw trade and investment promotion. From 1999 to 2007, Dr. Ortiz-Mena was a Professor of International Political Economy at one of Mexico’s leading research and policy analysis institutions, the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City. Dr. Ortiz-Mena began his career in the Mexican government, where he held multiple senior advisory roles in the NAFTA Negotiation Office of the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Development, the Ministry of Fisheries and the Budget and Programming Ministry. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a focus on International Political Economy, from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar and a M.A. from the University of London. 
Dr. Ortiz-Mena is fluent in Spanish and English and is conversant in French and Portuguese. 
He is based in Washington, D.C.
 
Eric Farnsworth
Eric Farnsworth
Vice Presidente
Council of the Americas

Farnsworth began his career in Washington with the U.S. Department of State after obtaining an MPA in international relations from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. During his time in government he served in positions of increasing responsibility in the foreign policy and trade communities, from Western Hemisphere Affairs at State to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, culminating in a three and a half year appointment as the senior advisor to the White House special envoy for the Americas. In this capacity he played an important role in developing and implementing the Clinton administration’s policies toward the Western Hemisphere. He was awarded the Superior Honor Award three times. 

Jesús Rodríguez Dávalos
Jesús Rodríguez Dávalos
Founding Partner
Rodriguez Davalos Abogados

Mr. Rodriguez Davalos is the Founding Partner of the law and consulting firm, Rodríguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA) a law firm specialized in Mexico’s energy sector.

For over 20 years, RDA has led numerous projects considered "first of its kind" in Mexico such as the first SWAP operation of natural gas; the first private transmission pipeline for LPG; the development of the legal and financial strategy for the first private pipeline in Mexico for the transmission of petrochemicals; the first cross-border wet gas export pipeline to the USA; he led the development of the strategy for legal, contractual and regulatory "Los Ramones" natural gas pipeline; the first naphtha private processing plant, among others.

Mr. Rodriguez is Chairman of the Mexican Rights of Way Association (ADDV) a Board Member and Secretary to the Mexican Natural Gas Association (AMGN); legal advisor to the World Energy Council, Chapter Mexico, and founding member of the Mexican Energy Law Academy.

 

Patrick Doyle
Patrick Doyle
Managing Director
MGM Innova Capital LLC
Jorge Rivas
Jorge Rivas
Senior Underwriter, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
The World Bank Group
Hassan Hamdam
Hassan Hamdam
Senior Consultant
Mott MacDonald

No

No

Location

The Latin America Energy Forum was held at the Marriott Marquis Washington hotel.

Marriott Marquis Washington hotel is adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, reflecting its original design, which is visible in the lobby’s sculpture and atrium skylight. Conveniently located near the City Center DC, the hotel is in close proximity to the major attractions: The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The White House and the National Mall. This 1,175-room and 49-suite hotel features five retail and restaurant outlets as well as 8,000 square foot fitness centre and the health club. An outdoor terrace offers views of the city centre.

 

No

Why attend? 
 
  • Support of the host government (United States) will enable discussions at a higher profile and will unveil real opportunities for business development between LATAM companies and organisations and US investors.
  • The Forum takes place alongside the well-established Powering Africa Summit, which already gathers some of the biggest investors in energy in the globe in the shared exhibition and networking space, including Biotherm Energy, Denham Capital Management, Endeavour Energy, Karpower International DMCC, Cheniere, EleQtra Ltd, SolarReserve Development Co.LLC, Tetra Tech MA, Inc., Manitoba Hydro, Schneider Electric, SO Energy, among many others. 
  • Meet carefully selected project developers with investors from around the world in a deal-making environment.
  • Explore opportunities in different Latin American energy markets, helping companies willing to diversify their portfolio and also exploring cross-border investment opportunities.
  • Hear about latest investment trends and get a clear indication of where the best investment opportunities are.
  • Workshops will present some of the biggest financial brains in the industry to provide tangible solutions to financing models for existing projects.
Who will attend? 

With the contribution of 60 public leaders and private sector stakeholders as speakers and the participation of over 200 senior representatives of the whole power value chain, including government ministers, regulators, heads of utilities, buyers, influencers, technology providers, developers, financiers and donor organisations, the forum is designed to hasten the pace of power development and anticipate the trends for the region’s energy future.

No

Sponsors

Norton Rose Fulbright

Strategic Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s 30-year track record places us at the centre of developments across Africa. Our aim is to enable anyone who is already active in Africa or who wishes to do business across the continent to access the knowledge we have gained from working on the ground across more than 45 African jurisdictions. Our dedicated team of lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting clients with their energy projects, negotiating Africa’s regulations and providing innovative legal solutions.

www.nortonrosefulbright.com

 

 

AES

Sponsor

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2015 revenues were $15 billion and we own and manage $37 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.
Manitoba Hydro

Sponsor

Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) assists clients around the world to deliver electricity and natural gas efficiently, effectively, and in a sustainable manner. As a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest and longest-standing energy utilities in Canada, MHI has provided utility infrastructure management, consulting, and training services to over 75 countries.

MHI’s parent company, Manitoba Hydro, is a vertically integrated, provincial Crown Corporation. Manitoba Hydro is involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of all elements of electricity and natural gas infrastructure.

MHI’s management and project teams have gained unprecedented knowledge and project expertise, through prolonged experience implementing successful projects. Leveraging international experience and the parent utility’s methods and technologies, MHI offers real solutions and true value to clients around the world.

For nearly 30 years, MHI has established itself as an ethical, environmentally responsible provider of high-quality utility services to the international energy sector.

www.mhi.ca

CHINT POWER

Associate Sponsor

Shanghai Chint Power Systems is a solar power system solution provider, designing, manufacturing, and supplying high reliability 1kW~2MW PV inverters and power solutions for customers. An international senior management team, experienced and solid research and development resources, advanced component control and design-for-reliability, strong financial support from Chint Group, and inheritance of Chint 30 years' manufacturing experiences and volume, have founded Chint Power System's brand in the field of renewable energy. For more information, please refer to www.chintpower.com

Rodríguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA)

Associate Sponsor

Rodríguez Dávalos Abogados (RDA) has over 20 years’ experience rendering legal, economic, and business consulting services to participants in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Mexico. Highly specialized in all aspects of the sector, RDA has been a significant player on many major strategic projects. RDA has a strong presence in the upstream, midstream and downstream components of the entire value chain of hydrocarbons, power generation, renewable energies, and maritime activities related to the energy industry. RDA has a very solid right of way practice area as proved by being the leading counsel of Los Ramones pipeline, a strategic natural gas pipeline project of huge complexity, stretching from the US border to central state of Mexico.

RDA has an impressive track record, structuring and executing many first-of-a-kind projects, noteworthy not only for their strategic importance in the field, but also for the innovative approach that characterizes them.

Cubillos Evans

Associate Sponsor

Cubillos Evans is a Chilean attorneys office that provides comprehensive and strategic legal advice in matters of economic public law applied to public and private investment, with particular emphasis in the areas of regulatory law, administrative, constitutional, natural resources, environmental and energy, including cases before the constitutional court, ordinary and environmental courts, and the experts panel for electric disputes. Cubillos Evans advice covers fully the areas of energy, water, gas, mining and environmental law and also covers the most expert advice in urban planning and real estate development matters. Members of firm the have served as consultants and arbitrators in domestic natural resources disputes of high sensitivity, as well as in-house counsels in energy companies, and are part of the academic bodies of the most prestigious universities in Chile. Cubillos Evans has developed a practice area without precedence in law firms in Chile by integrating civil engineers with extensive experience in the development of investment projects, which have been actively involved in the direction of some of the most important energy projects in Chilean industry. 
 
Cubillos Evans es una firma de abogados Chilena que provee una completa y estratégica asesoría legal en diversas materias del derecho publico económico en relación a inversiones públicas y privadas, con particular énfasis en áreas del derecho regulatorio, administrativo, constitucional, recursos naturales, medioambiental y energía, incluyendo importantes casos ante tribunales ordinarios y ambientales, tribunal constitucional y panel de expertos eléctrico. La asesoría legal de Cubillos Evans cubre completamente materias de energía, derechos de aguas, gas, medioambiente y provee el más completo asesoramiento en asuntos urbanísticos e inmobiliarios. Miembros del estudios han participado como asesores y árbitros en importantes casos relacionados a recursos naturales, así como han servido con abogados internos en compañías eléctricas, siendo muchos de ellos profesores de las más prestigiosas universidades del país. Cubillos Evans ha desarrollado un área de negocio sin precedentes en el mercado legal Chileno, al integrar ingenieros civiles a su equipo de asesores, quienes cuentan con una amplia experiencia en el desarrollo y dirección de los más importantes proyectos energéticos del país. 
 
Contugas/ Grupo Energetico Bogota

Associate Sponsor

Contugas es la empresa encargada de la distribución y comercialización de gas natural a hogares, comercios, industrias y vehículos en Perú, específicamente a las localidades de Pisco, Chincha, Ica, Nasca y Marcona, donde el gas natural ya se encuentra masificado a solo tres años de la puesta en operación comercial de la empresa.

Con tecnología de punta, Contugas atraviesa el árido desierto peruano por medio de un sistema de distribución, capaz de transportar 500 millones de pies cúbicos día (MMpcd) a través de su extensa e imponnente troncal de acero de 300 Km, suministrando gas natural a las empresas más importantes del Perú.

La empresa, cuenta con el sólido respaldo del Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB), una multilatina líder en los sectores de energía eléctrica y gas natural, que cuenta con más de 120 años de experiencia y tiene presencia en Colombia, Perú, Guatemala y Brasil.

Contugas: www.contugas.com.pe

Grupo Energía de Bogotá: www.grupoenergiadebogota.com

Contugas is the company in charge of the distribution and commercialization of natural gas in Perú to; homes, businesses, industries and vehicles, to the cities of Pisco, Chincha, Ica, Nazca and Marcona, where the service of natural gas is already massified at only three years of the company´s commercial operation.

With state-of-the-art technology, Contugas traverses the arid Peruvian desert with a distribution system capable of transporting 500 Million Cubic Feet Per Day (MMCFD) through its extensive 300Km steel pipeline, supplying natural gas for Peru´s most important and representative companies.

The corporation has the strong support of the Grupo Energía de Bogotá (Bogota Energy Group), a leading multinational in the electric and natural gas sectors, which has more than 120 years of experience and presence in several contries like Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and Brazil . 

Become one of our official sponsors or exhibitors. The exposure that the Growing Economies: Latin America Forum sponsors receive on the conference stage, in the exhibition area, and in the conference documentation greatly increases their profile in the Latin American power, gas and renewable energy sectors.

Present your business at America's premier annual power and gas investment and business forum with an un-rivalled reputation in the international energy community. All major sectors of the power, gas and renewables industries will gather for three days of intensive networking to discuss opportunities in expanding public and private power. 

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What will you gain?

Brand Exposure: Align your brand with the Forum and benefit from having your logo on all marketing activity in the lead up to and during the event

Develop New Business: Your sponsorship presence will ensure your company is in prime position to develop new business relationships with the key stakeholders through organised networking activity

Product Awareness: Showcase your products services and solutions through a speaking presentation and from an exhibit display in the networking zone

Competitive Advantage: Gain a lead on your competitors by combining brand visibility with a powerful speaking presentation

Thought Leadership: Be seen as a though leader in your field of expertise

For further information please contact:

Alex Moulds
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 8009

Partners

Emerging Market Investors Association (EMIA)

Association partner

The Emerging Market Investor's Association (EMIA) is the world’s first and only not-for-profit Emerging Market organization, dedicated to advancing the industry as a whole and representing the combined interests of investors and investment professionals across asset classes.  www.emia.org

 

Asociación Mexicana de Energía

Association Partner

As Coordinator of the Association, I would tell you briefly about the role of this body and of course to share with you the benefits of AME offers its members. Mr. Jaime de la Rosa, who is the president of this association, access to important international forums on issues of power generation in order to keep abreast of advances in technology development and that can bring benefits to member companies. Similarly, and in order to keep informed and updated to our members, we extend the early hours of the synthesis of the most relevant news topic that interests us, and invitations to participate in lectures, seminars, conferences. We met continuously in session, to address any matter that is of importance to you and affecting our industry or activity. Similarly maintain continuous contact with the authorities in the energy of our country and government authorities in other fields, always positioning and supporting member companies. It should be stressed that our investment in the country accounts for 25% of total generation projects through external energy producer. We continue to work towards a Law to Promote Renewable Energy that encourages investment in our businesses cohesion is important for members of the industry to the benefit of our companies and the country, so I urge you to join our association and accessing the benefits it brings. We are delighted that you may be interested in participating in our Association, overall you comment a bit of our organization, but if they wish, we can make an appointment and go visit with pleasure to talk more extensively about the AME 
 

Como Coordinadora de la asociación, digo brevemente sobre el papel de este organismo y por supuesto a compartir con usted los beneficios que AME ofrece a sus miembros. Sr. Ingeniero Jaime de la Rosa, que es el Presidente de esta asociación, accede a importantes foros internacionales sobre temas de generación de energía con el fin de mantenerse al tanto de avances en el desarrollo de la tecnología y que puede aportar beneficios a las empresas. Asimismo y en orden de mantener informados y actualizados a nuestros miembros, extender las horas tempranas de la síntesis del tema de noticias más relevante que nos acontece e invitaciones a participar en conferencias, seminarios.Nos encontramos continuamente en período de sesiones, para tratar cualquier asunto de importancia para usted y que afectan a nuestro sector o actividad. Del mismo modo mantener contacto continuo con las autoridades de la energía de nuestro país y las autoridades gubernamentales en otros campos, siempre buscando el posicionamiento y apoyar a las empresas miembro. Debe destacarse que la inversión en el país representa el 25% de los proyectos de generación total a través de productor externo de energía. Seguimos trabajando hacia una ley para promover las energías renovables que aliente la inversión en nuestros negocios. La cohesión es importante para los miembros de la industria en beneficio de nuestras empresas y el país, por lo que le insto a unirse a nuestra asociación y acceder a los beneficios que aporta. Estamos encantados de que quizás estés interesado en participar en nuestra asociación, en general comentar un poco de nuestra organización, pero si lo desean, podemos hacer una cita e ir a visitar con mucho gusto para hablar más ampliamente del desempeño de AME.

 

The Business Year

Media Partner

The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.

 

Construction Review

Media Partner

Construction Review, www.constructionreviewonline.com, is a leading African monthly construction journal for the construction industry.

For over 20-years the magazine has enjoyed the readership of architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, interior designers, developers, building specialists, contractors, landscape architects and contractors, real estate agents and investors, property managers, suppliers to the construction industry, government departments and ministries: local authorities, land surveyors, financial institutions, telecommunication companies etc.  The print edition is distributed in over ten Africa countries with the digital version sent monthly to over 200000 readers in our database.

ChinaGoAbroad

Media Partner

We Are...
  • A unique membership organization with an O2O (online to offline) model:
  • An online information platform and deal database
  • An offline advisory service with private deals
  • Experts in cross-border transactions
  • Supported by PRC and international government agencies at various levels
We Provide...
  • Information and advice
  • A platform for enterprises, governments and individuals to promote their knowledge and capabilities
  • A bridge for cross-border investments and business opportunities
  • Access to expertise, events and deals
Our Services...
  • Knowledge: our website contains practical, authoritative information for international transactions
  • Matchmaking: we connect investors and business partners, source financing, and facilitate access to funds
  • Consulting: we provide practical, experienced advice from pre-signing through closing and ongoing operations
Visit www.chinagoabroad.com for more details
Mexico Energy Review

Media Partner

Mexico Energy Review 2016/17 is an essential read for all who seek to understand the new environment and seize the many opportunities that Mexico now presents for those interested in the business prospects in the electricity sector. For more information please visit www.mexicoenergyandsustainabilityreview.com/

IPP Journal

Media Partner 

IPP Journal is an internet knowledge platform focused on the energy finance sector where subscribers can get valuable information, such as daily news and databases of projects, M&A transactions, institutional and PE investors, companies and job offers. We aggregate, elaborate and distribute specialized knowledge in the energy finance & investment sector. We differentiate from other editorial groups because we are also business consultants operating in the sector.

For more information visit www.ippjournal.com

InfraPPP World

Media Partner 

InfraPPP World is the new and definitive social media tool that will allow our clients to get the latest and updated knowledge on infrastructure and PPP:

· The latest and most relevant news of the infra&PPP sector at a global scale: EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC)

· Every new market report and research about infrastructure and PPP, from the most trusted sources

· Our recommendations for the best job opportunities

· The best database of PPP tenders and awarded project

For more information, visit infrapppworld.com/.

ACERA

Media Partner

The Chilean Association for Renewable Energies, ACERA AG, gathers more than 130 members including developers, generators and suppliers of products and services, national and foreign, in the whole value chain of the industry of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE). ACERA seeks the protection of the environment and sustainable development for Chile, through the promotion of renewable energies.

Its mission is to promote a regulatory framework that allows NCREs to compete on equal terms with traditional sources. To achieve this, it is working on three strategic objectives: Promote the generation of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies; contribute permanently to the development of a regulatory framework to encourage the production of NCRE, and finally, to promote the installation of NCRE plants  that not only comply with but exceed participation goals established for these energies in the national legislation.

 

La Asociación Chilena de Energías Renovables, ACERA A.G., agrupa a más de 130 socios entre desarrolladores, generadores y proveedores de productos y servicios, nacionales y extranjeros, en toda la cadena de valor de la industria de las energías renovables no convencionales (ERNC). ACERA busca la protección del medioambiente y de un desarrollo sustentable para Chile, a través de la promoción de las energías renovables.

Su misión es promover un marco regulatorio, que permita a las ERNC competir en igualdad de condiciones con las fuentes tradicionales. Para conseguirlo, trabaja en base a tres objetivos estratégicos: Promover la generación de Energías Renovables No Convencionales; Contribuir permanentemente al desarrollo de un marco regulador para incentivar la producción de ERNC y, finalmente, Impulsar la instalación de una potencia de centrales ERNC que cumpla y exceda las metas de participación de estas energías establecidas en la legislación nacional.

 

Revista Energia

Media Partner

Somos un puente entre las empresas del rubro energético y las comunidades, abarcamos el contexto local, nacional e internacional a través de nuestras dos principales plataformas: REVISTA ENERGÍA y www.revistaenergia.cl.

En ese contexto, el foco editorial está en aquellos temas que son de interés compartido, con un lenguaje que permite comprender el contenido sin discriminar características profesionales, sociales, geográficas o económicas, particularidad que nos ubica entre el sector empresarial y las personas, cumpliendo con objetivos centrales en el desarrollo económico de nuestro país: la responsabilidad social empresarial (RSE), valor compartido y participación ciudadana.

REVISTA ENERGÍA se constituye así como un espacio de diálogo para hombres y mujeres entre quienes toman decisiones, aquellos que gustan de conocer y aprender nuevos temas contingentes, buscan tener una visión estratégica frente a las demandas del país y, por lo tanto, se mantienen al día con las novedades de la industria. Altos ejecutivos como gerentes, inversionistas, directores de la industria energética y minera; especialistas y proveedores de áreas como tecnología, equipos, medioambiente, seguridad, mantenimiento, electricidad, mecánica, procesos, adquisiciones, eficiencia energética e innovación se unen a través del PUENTE ENERGÉTICO con asociaciones gremiales, representantes de pueblos originarios, autoridades locales y nacionales, la academia, entre otros stakeholders.

 

We are a bridge between energy companies and communities, we cover the local, national and international context through our two main platforms: ENERGÍA MAGAZINE and www.revistaenergia.cl.

In this context, the editorial focus is on those topics that are of shared interest, with a language that allows us to understand the content without discriminating professional, social, geographical or economic characteristics, particularity that places us between the business sector and people, fulfilling Central objectives in the economic development of our country: corporate social responsibility (CSR), shared value and citizen participation.

ENERGÍA MAGAZINE is thus a space for dialogue between men and women who make decisions, those who like to know and learn new contingent issues, seek to have a strategic vision against the demands of the country and, therefore, remain at Day with the news of the industry. Senior executives such as managers, investors, directors of the energy and mining industry; Specialists and suppliers of areas such as technology, equipment, environment, safety, maintenance, electricity, mechanics, processes, procurement, energy efficiency and innovation are united through the ENERGY BRIDGE with trade associations, representatives of indigenous peoples, local and national authorities, Academia, among other stakeholders.

REvista Negocios & Petroleo

Media Partner

The Business & Oil Magazine was born from the need to inform the mining and energy sector on the events occurring around it. Our interest is to provide businesses, governments, organizations and all those involved with the world of hydrocarbons, with complete, truthful and useful information to strengthen communication processes and information from the sctor.
 
With more than three years of free quarterly circulation, Magazine Business and Petroleum has approximately 100,000 readers in Colombia, 30,000 in other countries in Latin America and more than three thousand followers on social networks. This added to its presence in national and international industry events, and allowed it to become a major information platform in the sector. www.negociosypetroleo.com
 
 
La Revista Negocios & Petróleo nace de la necesidad de informar al sector minero energético sobre los acontecimientos que ocurren alrededor del mismo. Nuestro interés es brindar a empresarios, gobiernos, organizaciones y todos quienes están involucrados con el mundo de los hidrocarburos, información completa, veraz y útil para fortalecer los procesos de comunicación desde y hacia el sector.
 
Con más de tres años de circulación trimestral gratuita, Revista Negocios y Petróleo cuenta con aproximadamente 100 mil lectores en Colombia, 30.000 en otros países de América Latina y más de tres mil seguidores en redes sociales. Esto, sumado a su presencia en eventos sectoriales nacionales e internacionales le han permitido consolidarse como una importante ventana informativa del sector. www.negociosypetroleo.com
 
Revista Energiminas

Media Partner

ENERGIMINAS is one of the most important Peruvian magazines specialized in mining and energy issues. Its target audience is senior executives, professionals and managers, operators and suppliers of these sectors. It has eight years of circulation, 5000 copies and a strong presence in the virtual world and social networking.
 
AltEnergyMag

Media Partner

AltEnergyMag is technical resource full of News, Articles and Interviews covering the trends and breakthroughs in the Alternative Energy industry, with an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization.

Energy Insight

Media Partner

Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as energy storage, alternative fuel vehicles, and smart grids. Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.
 
 
 
Solar News

Media Partner

To find out more about becoming a media partner for this meeting please contact:

Amy Offord

Marketing Manager

amy.offord@energynet.co.uk

+44 (0)20 7384 8068

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Latin America Energy Forum - Press Releases

 
 
London, January 2017 /EnergyNet Ltd/
 
 
Governments of Latin America to discuss investment opportunities for energy projects – Washington, D.C March 2017
 
From 9-10 March 2017, Ministers of Energy, Regulators and Heads of Utilities from Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Brazil and Peru will meet with energy investors in Washington D.C. at the Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum to discuss opportunities for project partnerships in the energy sector.
 
Latin American public and private sector leaders will address countries’ policies and strategies to engage investors and stimulate open discussions. 250 energy developers, financiers and public sector stakeholders are expected to attend the meeting from North America and countries across Latin America.
 
“The meeting will feature high level keynote presentations to highlight new investment opportunities, and panel discussions to address new trends for power development in the region,” said Talita Covre, Programme Manager at EnergyNet. “With official representation of Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Brazil and Peru, among others, the purpose is really to put government representatives and investors together and get new partnerships started for power projects in these countries.”
 
Primary themes and topics of the meeting include regulation development, investigating how regulator strategies are impacting investors’ confidence and behaviour, the ‘Renewable Energy Transition’, identifying the increasing need of adaptation to accommodate the growth of the renewables sector, and a panel on ‘Renewable Energy Technology’ - exploring the potential of technology as the biggest enabler of renewable power production at more competitive costs.
 
Other panel discussions will explore the impact of ‘Distributed Generation’ in saving investments in transmission and improving the stability of the electric power service, a session on gas demand following the International Energy Agency’s estimate that natural gas fired generation in Central and South America will increase by an average of 2.2 per cent a year, and a finance-focused session examining the role of development finance institutions and commercial finance providers in availing capital.
The Latin America Energy Forum is co-located with the Powering Africa: Summit from 9-10 March at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. The Powering Africa: Summit is a conference for decision-makers in the energy sector showcasing African energy & infrastructure projects seeking investment.

For more information about this meeting contact: latam@energynet.co.uk

 

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Scott Eisner, President of the U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, talks to the Africa Energy Forum about economic diversification and the importance of energy access as a key for industrialisation and growth potential.
 

 

 
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Getting to know EnergyNet

EnergyNet has been producing investment forums and executive dialogues for Africa’s power sector for the last 18 years - in Europe, the USA, China and across the African continent.
 
We work with 23 different governments and national utilities to facilitate investment summits where international investors can build relationships with credible African public sector stakeholders to advance access to power. 
 
Best known for the Africa Energy Forum, the longest running meeting place for senior level decision makers in Africa’s power sector taking place in Europe each year, EnergyNet also produces the Powering Africa: Series- in-country investment meetings which provide a more detailed perspective on the investment landscape and power generation potential of countries such as Nigeria, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana Ethiopia, South Africa and Egypt.
 
Our team spend over 220 days a year travelling to meet stakeholders across Africa, so relationships and investor insights are both our business and our passion.
 
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