PROGRAM /// DAY 2
29 June 2018
 
 

There will be simultaneous ENG-SPA translation available during the entire conference.

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Session 5: Technological developments
What technological developments have the potential to further boost solar development?
08:30 - Welcoming coffee & registrations

09:15 - What's the potential of the following technologies for solar PV in LAC?
  • • Energy storage: advanced Li/Ion vs. flow batteries
  • • Module-level Power Electronics (MLPE)
  • • Economic drivers for PERC cell technology
  • • IoT and Blockchain Integration
  • • PV O&M and Asset management
  • • Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants
LUIS AGUIRRE-TORRES /// PRESIDENT - CLEANTECH CHALLENGE MEXICO
Luis Aguirre-Torres has been recognized by the White House as Champion of Change for his work promoting the development of low-carbon solutions to climate change, and in 2013 he was also recognized as High Impact Entrepreneur by US President Barack Obama during his official visit to Mexico.
He holds a first degree on Computer Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Masters in Computer Science and a Doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College London.
He is currently the President of Cleantech Challenge México, a USAID-grantee organization, and the largest green business accelerator in Latin America. He is also a managing partner in GM Capital, a high-risk, early-stage corporate venture fund focused on clean technology solutions, and is a founding member of the Mexico US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC).
MODERATOR
LUIS AGUIRRE-TORRES
PRESIDENT /// CLEANTECH CHALLENGE MEXICO
ARMANDO MUÑOZ /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MEXICO - JINKO SOLAR
Armando Muñoz has been working in the Solar Industry as an Energy Executive and Entrepreneur over the last 10 years. Before joining Jinko Solar as the Business Development Manager in Mexico, attending even the Utility and Distributed Generation Markets, he started and founded two entrepreneurial ventures related to the Distributed Generation Market. Before joining the Solar Industry, he worked in the financial, steel and beverage industries having different responsibilities roles. He has a bachelor in Economics from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) and different studies in some International Universities.
ARMANDO MUÑOZ
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MEXICO /// JINKO SOLAR
VITOR RODRIGUES /// REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA - TÜV RHEINLAND
Vitor Rodrigues is Regional Manager for TÜV Rheinland's solar energy activities, in the South American region. He is a qualified factory and field inspector with over 10 years experience in the PV sector. Vitor has inspected factories in China, Europe and South Africa and PV plants worldwide. Besides this, he is teacher for a post graduate course on Renewable Energies. Vitor started his carreer at TÜV in 2006 in Portugal, starting as Junior Project Manager, eventually in the role of Business product manager Product certification. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University Of Aveiro, in Portugal.
VITOR RODRIGUES
REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA /// TÜV RHEINLAND
JACK KAHAN /// GENERAL DIRECTOR - IUSASOL
A short bio will follow soon...
JACK KAHAN
GENERAL DIRECTOR /// IUSASOL
11:00 - NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Session 6: Innovative solar financing structures
High-level discussion on the outlook of solar finance
11:45 - Innovative solar financing structures
  • • Innovative financing models
  • • Blended finance
  • • Local Currency financing
  • • Upcoming business models
JOHN PAUL MOSCARELLA /// PRESIDENT - CLEANTECH ADVISORS & BOARD MEMBER - LAC-CORE
Mr. Moscarella is an international clean energy executive, with over 25 years of experience, who has founded or co-founded four (4) companies, including Emerging Energy & Environment, a fund manager focused on Latin America, and Econergy International, a renewable developer with 260 MW (190 MW net) of projects in Latin America at the time of its sale in 2008.
MODERATOR
JOHN PAUL MOSCARELLA
PRESIDENT /// CLEANTECH ADVISORS & BOARD MEMBER /// LAC-CORE
TONCI BAKOVIC /// CHIEF ENERGY SPECIALIST - IFC
Mr. Bakovic has 25-years of experience in debt and equity investments in the global power sector. He has participated in the financing of power projects in several deregulated electricity markets including the UK, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, Philippines, India, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Romania and Poland. At IFC, Mr. Bakovic has helped spearhead renewable energy auctions by supporting the design of the RenovAr auctions in Argentina and the Mexican Renewable Auctions. Before joining IFC, he was the Manager for Business Development for Latin America for Dominion Energy (Virginia Power) where he led the development and acquisition of close to 2,000 MW of hydroelectric power plants that were later successfully sold to Duke Energy. Before joining Dominion Energy, he was a Senior Consultant at the Ernst & Young Energy Group in Washington DC.
Mr. Bakovic has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, and master’s degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering and MBA from the University of Maryland and University of Michigan. Mr. Bakovic is co-author of the book "Regulation by Contracts" and the lead author of the Bolivian Electricity Law and its regulations.
TONCI BAKOVIC
CHIEF ENERGY SPECIALIST /// IFC
EMILIO FABBRIZZI /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - DNB MARKETS
Emilio Fabbrizzi is a Managing Director and the Head of Project Finance Latin America at DNB Markets Inc., the Investment Banking Division of DNB Bank ASA and responsible for the financing activities of DNB in Latin America. He has over eighteen years of experience in the financial services industry having completed several banking and capital markets transactions in the renewable energy sector in Latin America.

Emilio joined DNB Bank ASA in early 2012 and after spending almost three years in DNB Chile setting the platform for the project finance business he returned to New York to take a position at DNB Markets in February 2015. Prior to DNB he worked in the Global Energy Group of WestLB AG in New York where he was responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of advisory and project finance transactions in Latin America and took different assignments in New York, Brazil and Chile.

Emilio received an MBA in 2004 from the New York University (Leonard N. Stern Business School) and his undergraduate degree in Administration from Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).
EMILIO FABBRIZZI
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// DNB MARKETS
DULCE CORTES /// SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER - PROPARCO
A short bio will follow soon...
DULCE CORTES
SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER /// PROPARCO
BEN MOODY /// PRESIDENT & CEO - 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
PRESIDENT & CEO /// PAN AMERICAN FINANCE
13:00 - NETWORKING LUNCH
Session 7: Roundtable discussions and Networking
14:15 - Roundtable discussions
  • Roundtables in which specific topics are discussed in groups of 10-15 people.
    Topics will be decided based on voting system.
15:30 - NETWORKING COCKTAIL DRINKS
 
PROGRAM /// DAY 2
29 June 2018