PROGRAMA /// DÍA 1
28 Junio 2018
 
Sesión 1: Discurso de apertura
Impulsores, obstáculos y perspectivas de la energía solar fotovoltaica en Latinoamérica y el Caribe
08:00 - Café de bienvenida y registro

09:00 - Palabras de apertura del presidente de la conferencia

09:15 - Discurso de apertura: Necesidad de energías limpias en Latinoamérica y el Caribe (LAC)
  • • Latinoamérica en el contexto mundial - ¿Cómo afectará la evolución mundial el desarrollo de la energía solar fotovoltaica en la región?
  • • Necesidad urgente de inversiones en energía limpia
  • • Integración de varias fuentes de energías renovables a la red
09:40 - Desarrollos y tendencias en los mercados fotovoltaicos latinoamericanos
  • • ¿Qué cantidad de energía solar fotovoltaica está instalada en LAC y cuáles son las previsiones?
  • • ¿Qué países están tomando la delantera hacia un futuro solar?
  • • ¿Qué desarrollos a nivel global podrían influir en un mayor crecimiento de la energía solar fotovoltaica en LAC?
MANAN PARIKH /// ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS - GTM RESEARCH
Manan Parikh is a Solar Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream markets with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to GTM, his work has been extensively research based, centering upon alternative fuels infrastructure development and Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) policy models for the Schatz Energy Research Center and UC Berkeley in Northern California. In California, he was also an ambassador to start-up teams within the Clean Tech Open accelerator as well as a consultant to DOE SunShot Catalyst Award winner, PVComplete. In Washington, DC he worked on biomass policy at the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as the DC-based Clean Energy Leadership Institute in its inaugural class.
MANAN PARIKH
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH
10:00 - Debate: Los mercados solares de LAC a través de los ojos de los expertos
  • • Perspectivas de los propietarios de activos frente a las de los inversores
  • • ¿Ha madurado la energía solar fotovoltaica en LAC lo suficiente como para permitir la financiación comercial a gran escala?
  • • ¿Cuál es el rol de las instituciones financieras de desarrollo y los organismos multilaterales en este mercado en proceso de maduración?
CORALIE CARRIER-CLERAMBAULT /// HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT - THESAN
Coralie Carrier-Clerambault ocupa actualmente el puesto de Directora de Desarrollo de Thesan USA Corp., donde es responsable de la implementación de estrategias de crecimiento para América Latina y del fortalecimiento de la presencia de la Compañía en esta región. Lleva en el sector de la energía solar desde el año 2011, y ha explorado más de 30 países de todo el mundo.
CORALIE CARRIER-CLERAMBAULT
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT /// THESAN
CARLOS BARRERA /// CEO - ATLAS
Carlos 'Ucho' Barrera is the CEO of Atlas Renewable Energy since 2017.
Before joining Atlas Renewable Energy, ‘Ucho’ worked at SunEdison for six years, as Managing Director & VP for Latin America where he grew the business from scratch to invest $1bn in a span of 4 years, and develop 500MW+ of projects financed and constructed.
Prior to that time, Ucho was at BP in multiple executive roles across Oil & Gas, Cleantech Venture Capital, and Alternative Energy in London, Australia, China and Madrid.
Ucho holds an Engineering degree from Lehigh University, a PLD certificate from Harvard University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg, Northwestern University.
CARLOS BARRERA
CEO /// ATLAS
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT /// DIRECTOR ENERGY DEPARTMENT - FMO
Mr Frederik van Pallandt is Manager at the Energy Department of FMO. FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) is the Dutch development bank. We support sustainable private sector growth in developing and emerging markets by investing in ambitious entrepreneurs. We believe a strong private sector leads to economic and social development, empowering people to employ their skills and improve their quality of life. At FMO, Frederik manages a team of investment professionals responsible for the structuring and supervision of debt investments in the energy sector in Asia, Easter Europe and Central Asia. Main focus is on renewable energy projects. Frederik joined FMO in 2005. Prior to FMO, he held positions at the World Bank Group and various international commercial banks. Frederik holds Master degrees in Economics and Philosophy.
FREDERIK VAN PALLANDT
DIRECTOR ENERGY DEPARTMENT /// FMO
10:30 - DESCANSO PARA CAFÉ
Sesión 2: Políticas
¿Cómo respaldan las políticas el desarrollo de la energía solar fotovoltaica en América Latina?
11:15 - ¿Qué (nuevas) políticas permiten/dificultan el crecimiento de la energía solar fotovoltaica?
  • • Buenas prácticas en el panorama de políticas en LAC
  • • En lo referente a buenas prácticas: ¿qué países están haciendo cambios fundamentales en sus políticas?
  • • ¿Qué políticas están obstaculizando el desarrollo solar?
CECILIA AGUILLON /// DIRECTOR ENERGY TRANSITION INITIATIVE PROGRAM - INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS
Cecilia Aguillon is the Director of the Energy Transition Initiative Program at the Institute of the Americas, an impartial and independent non-profit organization promoting dialogue and collaboration across the Western Hemisphere to foster sound public policies and to advance sustainable inclusive economic growth and prosperity. She enables public-private dialogues to develop sustainable renewable energy markets. Cecilia worked at Kyocera Solar, Inc. in California on Business Development and Government Relations for 18 years. She worked with policy makers on designing solar energy programs and renewable portfolio standards for implementation across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. She developed these initiatives in cooperation with several trade associations throughout the United States. She served on the board of the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CalSEIA) and participated in the design and implementation of the California Solar Initiative. She is currently on the board of the Climate Action Campaign working to implement sustainable energy programs for San Diego, California.
CECILIA AGUILLON
DIRECTOR ENERGY TRANSITION INITIATIVE PROGRAM /// INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAS
11:45 - Debate: Aprendiendo de las políticas exitosas en otros países latinoamericanos
  • • México, Región Andina, Caribe/América Central, Cono Sur
  • • Políticas sobre generación distribuida
CARLOS ST. JAMES /// DIRECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT - WOOD GROUP CLEAN ENERGY
Carlos St. James is the Director of Strategic Development at Wood Group Clean Energy (formerly SgurrEnergy), an independent engineering firm focused on renewable energy, and is the publisher of the Latin American Energy Review. He is a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) and was elected its first president, 2012-2014.
MODERADOR
CARLOS ST. JAMES
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT /// WOOD GROUP CLEAN ENERGY
CESAR HERNANDEZ /// HEAD PLANNING, INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS - COFECE
César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa was appointed as Head of the Planning, Institutional Relations and International Affairs Unit at the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) on December 1st, 2017. Prior to this designation, he served as Undersecretary of Electricity of the Ministry of Energy and has occupied several important roles within the Mexican Public Administration, such as Head of the Legal Affairs Unit in the same Ministry and Director-General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Economy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a Master of Laws from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a PhD in Law from UNAM.
CESAR HERNANDEZ
HEAD PLANNING, INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS /// COFECE
ELIO MULLER /// CEO - SOLAR AXIOM INVEST
In 1997, Mr. Muller formed Muller Group International (MGI), an international business consulting firm focusing on business development, project development, joint ventures, project financing and legal consulting in Latin America, and Spain. Under Mr. Muller’s direction, MGI has led the creation of several power development companies and projects throughout Latin America and the United States. In addition to its power development consulting business, MGI has served clients in the areas of Cross-border International Finance and more recently in alternative energy. Mr. Muller served on assignment to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation OPIC in Washington D.C. as the Investment Development Manager for Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Muller was responsible for business development in the region.
Elio Muller is Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Axiom (SAX). SAX is focused on the development and ownership of small commercial solar energy production facilities in Florida, the Caribbean and Central America. SAX is a pioneer “Build-Own-Operate” developer of small renewable energy facilities in the region. SAX is created and operated as a Benefits Corporation.
ELIO MULLER
CEO /// SOLAR AXIOM
BRUNO CABÚS MÜLLER /// POWER SECTOR MANAGER /// BNDES
Bruno Cabús Müller is a manager at BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank), therefore leading one team currently responsible for analyzing projects at BNDES’s Electricity Division. He has economics bachelor and master degrees at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), respectively. Prior to BNDES he worked in a investment bank, as well as in the brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) as an investment fund analyst.
BRUNO CABÚS MÜLLER
POWER SECTOR MANAGER /// BNDES
12:45 - ALMUERZO DE NETWORKING

Sesión 3A:
Financiamiento institucional
¿Cómo obtener fondos de las instituciones?

14:15 - Experiencias de diferentes partes interesadas con las políticas de la región
  • • Fondos de pensiones, bancos comerciales y otras instituciones explican su opinión sobre el mercado fotovoltaico solar de LAC
  • • ¿Qué deben hacer los promotores para mitigar los riesgos relacionados con los proyectos de energía solar fotovoltaica?
  • • ¿Qué papel pueden desempeñar las instituciones financieras de desarrollo y los organismos multilaterales para reducir los riesgos?

Sesión 3B:
Caso particular: proyectos solares fotovoltaicos en islas
Énfasis en el desarrollo solar en el Caribe

14:15 - Estado y previsión de la energía solar fotovoltaica en el Caribe
  • • Proyectos solares fotovoltaicos a gran escala, comerciales e industriales, microrredes y no conectados a la red
  • • ¿Cómo lidiar con desastres naturales, como huracanes?
  • • Buenas prácticas en la región
DR. ROLAND CLARKE /// COLLABORATOR /// REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
Dr. Roland R Clarke is a seasoned energy and utility analyst with more than 30 years’ experience in renewable energy investment analysis, electric utility planning, demand side management, energy efficiency and energy policy. He has been in private practice in his native Barbados since May 2008, and prior to that was a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Diplomat and Project Manager of the Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme, CREDP (2002-08).
MODERADOR
DR. ROLAND CLARKE
COLLABORATOR /// REDLAB UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
FERNANDO ZUNIGA /// DIRECTOR CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - MPC RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Fernando Zúñiga is Director for Central America and the Caribbean at MPC Renewable Energies, subsidiary of MPC Capital an asset and investment manager in the fields of real estate, shipping and infrastructure, which manages over €6.0bn in alternative investments.
Fernando has over 10 years of international experience as technical & financial advisor, investment analyst, project & business developer of large-scale renewable energy projects in Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Fernando holds a Master of Science in Renewable Energies from Oldenburg University in Germany and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
FERNANDO ZUNIGA
DIRECTOR CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN /// MPC RENEWABLE ENERGIES
FERNANDO ALVARADO /// CEO & PRESIDENT - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA
Fernando Alvarado tiene una carrera de más de 25 años de experiencia internacional en banca inversión, banca comercial y banca de desarrollo. Tiene 15 años de experiencia directa en evaluación y construcción de portafolios de proyectos de energía renovable en América Latina y El Caribe, habiendo realizado más de 40 transacciones por más de US$100 millones. Su experiencia financiera, de crédito, y de inversiones incluye trabajar con financiamiento de IFC, BID, Citibank, Finnfund, BIO, Triodos, BCIE y FOMIN, así como con varios bancos comerciales en Centro América.
Participa en la Junta Directiva de Fundación Veragua de Costa Rica y como Asesor de Cleantech Methods de Estados Unidos, un consorcio de desarrollo, incubación, inversión y gestión de políticas en energías limpias en América Latina y El Caribe. Ciudadano residente de Costa Rica, tiene un MBA en Banca y Finanzas cum lauda de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Sus pasiones incluyen el buceo (PADI Rescue Diver) y el ciclismo de montaña.
FERNANDO ALVARADO
CEO & PRESIDENT /// SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CENTRAL AMERICA
ANGELLA RAINFORD /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - REKAMNIAR FRONTIER VENTURES
Angella Rainford is the Managing Director of Rekamniar Frontier Ventures (Rekamniar) which develops businesses in emerging markets. She is also the Founder and a Director of the Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC) which was been awarded 37MW solar PV in Jamaica. EREC is a joint venture between Rekamniar and the French IPP, Neoen International. Prior to founding Rekamniar, Angella worked at Goldman Sachs in the Merchant Banking Division (Principal Investment Area) in London and New York. While at Goldman, she worked on corporate and infrastructure private equity transactions. She began her career at McKinsey & Company in New York, advising Fortune 100 clients on business strategy.

She served as an advisor on power and energy investment in Africa to Helios Investment Partners, a $3.0bn private equity fund. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for GK Capital Management, the financial advisory and investment arm of the Grace Kennedy Group and JN Money Services, a subsidiary of the Jamaica National Building Society.

Angella holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge. She also graduated with a BA (magna cum laude) in Government from Harvard College.
ANGELLA RAINFORD
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// REKAMNIAR FRONTIER VENTURES
15:30 - DESCANSO PARA CAFÉ

Sesión 4A: Licitación de proyectos en grandes mercados
Desarrollo solar en México, Argentina, Brasil y Chile

16:15 - Estado de la energía solar fotovoltaica en los cuatro grandes de Latinoamérica
  • • Todos los ojos puestos en México: grandes avances después de las licitaciones
  • • Brasil: ¿Se ha vuelto a despertar el gigante dormido?
  • • Chile: ¿Impulsarán las nuevas líneas de transmisión aún más el mayor mercado solar de Latinoamérica?
  • • Argentina: Financiación privada de los proyectos de RenovAr
GREGORY CARDENAS /// SR. DIRECTOR PROJECT & STRUCTURED FINANCE - CANADIAN SOLAR
Greg is responsible for leading Canadian Solar’s project and structured finance activities throughout Latin America. Canadian Solar has recently closed financing for the first utility scale PV Project in Brazil and will close two more project financings in Brazil and at least one in Mexico during 2017.
Greg has closed more than 20 project financings and has worked in both project finance and development roles in Latin America, Asia, Australia, India, North Africa and the US on the successful development of wind, solar, geothermal and biomass projects as well as other utility and natural gas infrastructure.
Greg holds a Masters of Science in Taxation, and a MBA from Golden Gate University.
GREGORY CARDENAS
SR. DIRECTOR PROJECT & STRUCTURED FINANCE /// CANADIAN SOLAR

Sesión 4B: Generación distribuida (GD)
Especial atención en GD en América Central y Colombia

16:15 - Generación distribuida (GD)
  • • ¿Provocará la GD un punto de inflexión en el mercado de la energía solar fotovoltaica de Colombia?
  • • ¿Qué potencial tiene la energía solar residencial en América Central y Colombia?
  • • Conectado o no conectado a la red, ¿cuál será la solución para las zonas rurales aisladas de América Central?
ROBERT CONSTANTNINO /// DIRECTOR /// DWM
Robert is a Director at Developing World Markets (DWM), a leading global impact investment fund, where he is responsible for private debt transactions within the Latin America region for the firm.
Prior to joining DWM, Robert worked for Citigroup, where he was responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiation, and execution of structured finance transactions for corporate and sovereign borrowers throughout Latin America, in sectors such as oil & gas, renewables, transportation infrastructure, and financial institutions.
Robert earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds an M.Sc. from the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Argentina, where he studied as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Economics, and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
MODERADOR
ROBERT CONSTANTNINO
DIRECTOR /// DWM
MARIA ALEJANDRA PEÑA ECHEVERRY /// LATAM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - TCX
Maria Alejandra is part of the structuring team of TCX Fund and is responsible for the fund´s business development activity in Latin America. She is based in Bogotá. Before joining TCX she worked with Proparco, the private sector arm of the French Development Agency, as a Senior Investment Officer in the Banking and Capital Markets team with a focus on Latin America. She held previous positions with Moody´s in Paris and with a boutique financial sector consultancy in Bogotá. Maria Alejandra holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Los Andes University and an MBA degree from HEC Paris.
MARIA ALEJANDRA PEÑA ECHEVERRY
LATAM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// TCX
JOEL GARCIA /// CEO & CO-FOUNDER - WIREWATT
Joel Garcia-Galan is the CEO and co-founder of Wirewatt, the first online lending platform for distributed solar in the residential and small-commercial markets in Mexico, which provides solar loans to end-customers and solar companies.
Mr. Garcia successfully led Wirewatt’s creation and fundraising of its fund “Wirewatt I”, the first fund of its kind to finance distributed solar loans in Mexico, subscribed by mostly European investors.

Previously, he served as an application engineer, designing and implementing energy monitoring solutions in data centers, for Schneider Electric in the U.S.
Moreover, Mr. Garcia-Galan was an associate doing research on solar supply chains for the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator in Austin, Texas.
He started his solar career as a systems engineer at venture-backed solar power electronic startup Solar Power Technologies in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Garcia-Galan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Power Systems and Renewable Energy from the University of Texas at Austin.
JOEL GARCIA
CEO & CO-FOUNDER /// WIREWATT
SETH KLEINMAN /// FOUNDING PARTNER - AVOLTA
Seth Kleinman is a founding partner of Avolta, a Costa Rica based regional DG Solar Developer focused on the C&I sector. Prior to this Seth spent 20 years as an energy analyst and trader at institutions including Hess Energy Trading, Morgan Stanley, Glencore and finally Citibank where through mid-2017 he was MD Global Head of Energy Strategy. This involved wandering the globe talking energy with companies and governments, and fostered Seth's firm conviction that the days of the fossil fuel industry are numbered and that Central America was a terrific place to join the battle in the energy transition. Seth Kleinman is a founding partner of Avolta, a Costa Rica based regional DG Solar Developer focused on the C&I sector. Prior to this Seth spent 20 years as an energy analyst and trader at institutions including Hess Energy Trading, Morgan Stanley, Glencore and finally Citibank where through mid-2017 he was MD Global Head of Energy Strategy. This involved wandering the globe talking energy with companies and governments, and fostered Seth's firm conviction that the days of the fossil fuel industry are numbered and that Central America was a terrific place to join the battle in the energy transition.
SETH KLEINMAN
FOUNDING PARTNER /// AVOLTA
17:30 - BEBIDAS DE NETWORKING
18:30 - CENA DE NETWORKING
 
PROGRAMA /// DÍA 1
28 Junio 2018