Energyear Southern Cone. Agenda.

09/10 March 2017. Buenos Aires.

Madero Hotel

Thursday 9th March.

Event Opening Speech: Juan José Aranguren – Energy Minister – Argentina

  • 9:00  – 12:45 – Morning: Global & Regional Trends and renewable energy integration to the grid.

    According to the clean energy investment numbers published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 2015 was the best year historically globally with investment reaching $329 Billions, but this was also a record year for Latin America with $14,4 mil billions invested.

    In the Southern Cone, Brazil maintain its leadership in term of investments but  new countries attracts much more investments like Chile, Uruguay and recently Argentina. Despite an economic crisis, Brazil is an attractive market for acquisitions, Argentina opened the doors to foreign investments, Chile and Uruguay already have a solid renewable energy industry analyzing energy storage and smart grid management options for their future growth.

    In the morning sessions we will be reviewing challenges and opportunities in each Southern Cone country counting with representants from government and companies with the best experience in each market.

    9:00 – 10:00: Southern Cone regional panel: Energy sector experience and opportunities  with senior executives from Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay
    Juan José Aranguren – Minister of Energy – Ministry of Energy – Argentina 
    Gonzalo Casaravilla – President – UTE – Uruguay
    Wilson Ferreira Jr. – CEO – Eletrobras – Brazil

    Moderadora: Vanessa Dezem – Renewable Energy Reporter – Bloomberg News

    10:00 – 10:30: Global & Regional Trends in Energy: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Guillaume Fouché – Business Manager Latin America – Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Ana Verena Barreto – South America Analyst – Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    10:30 – 11:00: Coffee and Networking

    11:00 – 12:00: Renewable Energy Project Development panel: successful cases under Auction in the Southern Cone
    Asier Aya – Managing Director Americas– International Power Division – Jinko Solar
    Eduardo Tabbush – Cofounder – Eoliasur
    Eneko Álvarez de Eulate – Founder&Commercial Director – Fieldfare Renovables
    Juan Guillermo Walker – New Business Manager – Mainstream Renewable Power
    Emiliano Espinoza – General Manager LATAM – COX Energy
    Maurizio Bezzeccheri – Country Manager Argentina – Enel

    Presenter: Pablo Ángel Valera – CEO – ATA Renewables

    12:00 – 12:45: How to manage more renewable energy into the grid?
    Alfredo Morelli – Engineering Manager – Ventus Energía Argentina
    Diego Werner – Technical Director- Aires Renewables
    Juan Luchillo – Analysis Director – Cammesa
    Andreas Höllinger – Managing Director – ABO Wind

    Presenter: Franco Borrello – Director of project development – Coral Energía

  • 12:45 – 14:15 – Lunch: ¿Why invest in Argentina?
    Sebastián Kind – Undersecretary of Renewable Energy – Argentina

    During this lunch we will be joined by government officials who will share their vision about the current economic situation y future outlook as well as investments opportunities in the energy, technology and mobility sectors.

  • 14:15 – 17:00 – Afternoon – Financing and New Technologies:

    One of the main challenges for Southern Cone countries to successfully manage the energy transition to a cleaner and more efficient matrix is project financing. Foreign investors are considering the region to be an interesting target but some have doubts about the maturity of markets like Chile and the novelty of Argentina, we will be reviewing lessons from other countries and sharing the views of locals and international industry players.

    The other challenge of Latin America and especially in Southern Cone is technology development, in more mature markets we can see developments of small and large scale batteries, the growth of distributed energy with residential solutions and the emergence of electric vehicles and new mobility business models, we will be reviewing the main innovations from industry players analyzing opportunities from this attractive segment from the industry.

    14:15 – 15:00: Southern Cone Regional Panel: Innovative Investment and Project Finance mechanisms
    Alejandro Lew – CEO – 360 Energy
    Rodrigo Violic – Head of Project Finance  – Banco Bice
    Víctor Muñoz – Managing Director & Head of Latam – Denham Capital Management
    Tiago Toledo Ferreira – International Area – BNDES

    Presenter: Emily Hersch – Managing Partner – DCDB Group

    15:00 – 15:45: Conversation about Future Energy Sector Innovations
    Ignacio Romero – Distributed Generation Director – Ministry of Energy – Argentina
    Alejandro Rueda – General Coordinator – Ministry of Environment and Public Space – Buenos Aires Government
    Fabio Daniel Saccone – Head of R&D in Renewable Energy Technology – YPF Tecnología
    Gabriela Da Rocha – Head of Business Development Latam – First Solar – Brazil

    Presenter: Ana Verena Barreto – South America Analyst – Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    15:45 – 16:00: Coffee and Networking

    16:00 – 16:30: Challenges and Opportunities in Mobility
    Adalberto Maluf – Director of Marketing, Sustainability and New Business – BYD – Brazil
    Mariano Otero – CEO – Uber Argentina

    Presenter: Guillaume Fouché – Business Manager Latin America – Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    16:30- 16:45: Closing Remarks Day 1
    Mag. Ing. Roberto S. Carnicer – Director of the Energy Department – Universidad Austral

  • 16:45 – 18:00 – Cocktail: Innovation Student Contest:

    To conclude the 1st day we want to give some students group from Southern Cone Universities the opportunity to present some innovative ideas which will change the energy sector, the best innovation will be rewarded with an award.

  • 20:00 – 22:30 – Sponsors Dinner – Courtesy of ATA Renewables

Friday 10th March.

  • 9:00 – 9:15 – The potential of the law of distributed generation through renewable sources
    Marcelo Álvarez – President – Cámara Argentina de Energías Renovables

    9:15 – 10:15 – Breakfast: Conversation about Off-takers perspectives
    Juan Bosch – President – SAESA
    Gabriel Vendrell 
    – Energy Director – Aluar
    José Luis Morea – Strategic Planning Manager – Central Puerto
    Julia Irene Carruthers – Manager – Asociación de Grandes Usuarios de Energía – Argentina
    Mariana Schoua – President – Orazul Energy Argentina

    Presenter: Nicolas Eliaschev – Partner – TRSM

    Energy price is the main topic for big consumers, since few years industrials, banksand service companies procure clean energy via Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The cost reduction in clean energy has changed strategies and perspectives for many companies. In this session we will give the opportunity to leading companies to present their energy procurement strategies and we will offer a productive networking opportunity between generation companies, big consumers and financial institutions.

  • 10:15 – 11:15 – Technological innovation and competitiveness in the Latin American solar sector
    Teresa Alfaro – Head of Sales South America – Jinko Solar Co., Ltd
    Ignacio González –
     Business Manager Argentina – Solarcentury
    Alejo López – Director of Business Development – Nextracker

    Presenter: Hugo Álvarez – Head of Engineering – Vector Cuatro

  • 11:00 – 11:15h – Event Closing Remarks: Sponsor

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