Venue: Centro Banamex
Tuesday February 25th, 2014
Palacio de la Canal 2 Hall

8:00 - 8:30

Registration Lobby Palacio de Iturbide Hall

11:00 - 14:00


11:00 – 11:15   Welcome and introduction
Adrian Katzew, VP Sales Region Mexico & Caribbean

11:15 – 12:30   Weather conditions can significantly impact planning, operation and maintenance costs

Weather forecast analysis. Case study of Oaxaca
Leodegario Sanson, CFE

Vestas capabilities: Weather forecast, Site hunt, Site design, Wind Plant Analyser  and Active Output Management®
Line Gulstad, Vestas Director Plant Siting & Forecasting

12:30 – 13:30   Round table: First 20 years of wind energy in Mexico main learnings and future trends
Moderador: José Miguel Molina Munguía, SENER
Gaffie Saldivar, CFE

Adrian Katzew, VP Sales Region Mexico & Caribbean
Jose Pablo Fernández, Grupo Dragón
Jesús Córdoba, IENOVA
Víctor Manuel Fernández, BBVA

13:30 – 14:00   How can you successfully conduct a wind measurement campaign?
David Bartges, Vestas Wind & Site Engineer

Programme subject to change
Venue: Centro Banamex
Wednesday February 26th, 2014
Palacio de Iturbide Halls

8:00 - 8:45

Registration: Palacio de Iturbide Lobby
8:45 - 10:00

(Starts 9:00, 60 minutes)
Opening Ceremony
Lic. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy

On behalf of C. Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States

Cutting of the ribbon and tour

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break

10:30 - 12:15


By the end of 2013, produced close to 2,000 MW (Megawatts) of wind power, with the goal of reaching at least 12,000 MW by 2020-2022. This panel will address the issues relevant to achieving these goals.

• Long-term planning in the renewable energy sector
Mtro. Leonardo Beltrán, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, SENER                                                     

• Mexico’s renewable electricity sector
Dr. José Luis Aburto Ávila, Deputy Director of Programming, CFE (Federal Commission of Electricity)

• The wind power market across the globe
Steve Sawyer, general secretary, GWEC

• The potential of wind power in Mexico; a reality with a promising future
Ing. Leopoldo Rodríguez, Renewable Energy Manager, Industrias Peñoles

Chairman: Lic. Adrian Katzew, VP Sales Region Mexico & Caribbean, Vestas

12:15 - 12:30

Coffee break

12:30 - 14:00


Mexico is facing its greatest energy reform since the nationalization of its electricity industry. Mexico’s top government decision makers will present their views on the implications of this reform.

• Creating a power generation market in Mexico
Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Underministry of Electricity,  Ministry of Energy

• Doing the right thing: creating a regulatory framework for the sustainable growth of the wind power sector
Ing. Francisco Salazar Diez de Sollano, President, Regulation Energy Comission, CRE

Chairman: Ing. Miguel Ángel Alonso Rubio, Director General, Acciona Energía México
14:00 - 16:00
Luncheon Session- Hall A
Dr. Enrique Ochoa Reza , Chief Executive, Federal Electricity Commission, CFE

16:00 - 17:30


Wind farms bring important benefits to the communities in which they are installed. They ensure specialized labor opportunities and the sustainable development of the region. Representatives of the public and private sectors will discuss the economic, social and environmental benefits that wind energy provides.

Renewable energy in the field of environment regulation in Mexico
Galo Galeana, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources

• Social and economic effects on the community
Mr. Rolando Ocampo, Vice President INEGI Executive Committee, Head of National Information Under System, Geography & Environmental, INEGI

• The development of the renewable sector within the framework of social sustainability
Ms. Ana María Sánchez Hernández, Advisory Group Coordinator, Underministry of Hidrocarbons, Ministry of Energy

• The vision and perspective of the wind farm owners
Mr. Porfirio Montero Fuentes, President, Federación Estatal de Propietarios Rurales de Oaxaca (State Federation of Rural Landowners of Oaxaca)

Chairman: Mr. Angel Larraga, Director General, Gas Natural Fenosa México

18:00 - 20:00

Cocktail and visit to the exhibition

Thursday February 27th, 2014

Palacio de Iturbide Halls 2 and 3

8:00 - 10:30


The biggest global wind turbine manufacturers will discuss the latest technological developments and the advances in models of wind power generation prediction.

• Wind energy: technology and politics
Dr. Andrew Garrad, Non-Executive Chairman, GL Garrad Hassan

• Control strategies for wind power plants installed in cyclonic regions
Ing. Javier Domeño, Control Department Engineer, GAMESA

• Brilliant Machines - Integrating batteries into to optimize operations in the electric system
Mr. Renato Santos, Renewables Country Manager Mexico, GE

• Advances and challenges in the prediction of wind power generation
Lic. Mikel Illarregui Anabitarte, Energy Resources Direction, Acciona Energy

• Quality and reliability advancements
Ms. Margaret Montanez, Manager Power Plant Solutions, Vestas Americas

• The 3MW ECO 100 platform: Application of 100 meters of rotor diameter in Oaxaca México.
Mr. Derek Stilwell, Director Sales and Tendering Wind Business North America, ALSTOM Power Inc.

Chairman: Mr. Steve Sawyer, general secretary, GWEC

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee break

10:45 - 12:45


Experts from private, public and multilateral financial institutions will discuss opportunities, challenges and financial solutions designed to support the growth of the Mexican wind power market.

• Mitigating the risks of financing Mexico’s wind projects
Dr. Lucy Craig, Manager Iberia & LA Region, DNV GL Renewables Advisory

• Funding for wind power projects
Mr. Dana R. Younger, Chief Renewable Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Ing. Enrique Nieto Ituarte, Sustainable Project Director, NAFINSA
Lic. Justin Bryon, Director Asset & Capital Structuring Mexico, Santander Global Banking & Markets

Chairman: Lic. Thomas Müeller, Country Manager, EDF Energies Nouvelles

12:45 - 13:00

Coffee break

13:00 - 14:30


The infrastructure of electrical networks and the operating of complex electrical systems is one of the most relevant issues in the integration of wind power generation. Experts from Mexico and other countries will discuss the most appropriate strategies for Mexico.

• Transmission management economic power supply
Ing. Gustavo Villa Carapia, Manager of the National Electric System, (National Center of Electricity Control), CFE - Electricity Federal Commission

• Transmission development and integration of renewable energy sources
Ing. Luis Ímaz Monforte, Development Director, Spain Electric System, REE – Spanish Electrical Grid

• Transmission network development and integration of renewable energy sources
Mr. Peter Jørgensen, VP International Relations, ENERGINET.DK

• Challenges and solutions in networks
Ing. Stephen Beuning, Director of Market Operations,  Xcel Energy

• Energy storage systems and reactive power compensation to
optimize the integration of renewable sources to power grids and its relation to smart grids
Ing. Pedro C. Elizondo, Global Business Strategy and Marketing Manager, ABB Norteamérica

Chairman: Ing. Teodoro Monzón, President Gamesa, Mexico and Latin America

14:30 - 16:00

Luncheon Session- Hall A
The Energy Reform
Sen. David Penchyna Grub, President of the Energy Commission,
Chamber of Senates

16:00 - 17:30


Both the public and private sectors seek to integrate Mexican producers in the value chain of the Wind Power Sector. In this panel, experts in the field will discuss the challenges and how to address them in order to place Mexico in the global wind power market.

• Creating labor opportunities in the wind power sector
Lic. Rafael Adrián Avante Juárez, Under Secretary of Employment

• The creation of a new supply chain: challenges and strategies
Lic. Marco Espinosa, ProMéxico

• How to create an economic value chain
Ms. Diala Hawila, Jr. Professional Associate, IRENA

• The value chain in Mexico
M. en C. Pablo Gottfried, Project Director, Wind Power

Chairman:  Lic. Héctor Manuel Villegas Ramírez, Mexico Sr. Sales Manager Renewable Energy Equipment, GE

17:30 - 19:30

Visit to the exhibition
Exit Centro Banamex to closing dinner
20:00 - 22:00

Hacienda de los Morales

Programme subject to change

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