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Program

Wednesday March 1, 2017

7:30 – 8:30

Register Lobby Conference Room A

Conference Room A – Exhibition Floor

8:30 – 9:30

 OPENING CEREMONY

  • Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy
  • César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Undersecretary of Electricity, SENER
  • Leonardo Beltrán, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, SENER
  • Guillermo Ignacio García Alcocer, Commissioner and President of the Energy Regulatory Commission, CRE
  • Eduardo Meraz Ateca, General Director, National Center for Energy Control, CENACE
  • Jorge Gutiérrez Vera, President, COGENERA México
  • Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, President, Mexican Wind Energy Association, AMDEE
  • Steve Sawyer, General Secretary, Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC
  • Paul St. Amour, VicePresident for Latin America, E.J. Krause & Associates

9:30 – 11:00

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WIND ENERGY SECTOR IN MEXICO AND IN THE WORLD IN 2017

Mexico ended 2016 with 3,527 MW of wind power installed in nine different states of the Republic, and wind energy is still the renewable energy source accounting for the biggest share of the country’s power generation and the fastest growing worldwide. In this panel, experts will give us an extensive view of the present and future of wind energy in Mexico and the world.

  • César Emiliano Hernández, Undersecretary of Electricity, SENER
  • Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, President, Mexican Wind Energy Association, AMDEE
  • Steve Sawyer, General Secretary, Global Wind Energy Council, GWEC
  • Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association, AWEA
  • Laura Williamson, Communication and Outreach Manager, REN 21

Moderator: Miguel Alonso Rubio, General Director, Acciona Energía México

11:00 – 11:30

BREAK

Conference Room A – Exhibition Floor

11:30 – 13:00

EÓLICOS FINANCING MODELS FOR
WIND ENERGY PROJECTS

The results of recent long-term auctions of the electricity market in Mexico and other countries, coupled with far-reaching changes in the international economic context, have had a significant impact on the structuring of project financing in an environment of uncertainty and new challenges. Experts from private, public and multilateral financial institutions in Mexico, as well as international experts, will discuss these issues in detail.

  • Marian Aguirre Nienau, Deputy Director of Energy Sector Financing, BANCOMEXT
  • Alejandro de la Vega, Managing Director
    Head of Project & Acquisition Finance, Santander
  • César Vargas, Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, IFC
  • Ethan Zindler, Head of Americas, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
  • Blanca Saavedra, Chief Financial Officer Mexico, EDF Energies Nouvelles México

Moderator: Adrián Katzew Corenstein, General Director, Zuma Energía

13:00 – 14:30

PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION 

The development of the wind industry, making the most of areas with the best wind resources, should be linked with a corresponding expansion and reinforcement of the electricity network, which means meticulous coordination of these components within the National Electricity Grid Development Program (PRODESEN – acronym in Spanish) is essential for achieving the growth objectives of this sector. Specialists in long-term resource analysis and electrical system planning will address these issues.

  • Planning and Optimization
    Alejandro Peraza, Head of the Electrical Systems Unit, CRE
  • Wind Project Performance: Reality vs. Prediction
    Melissa Elkinton, Head of Section, Energy Assesments, DNV GL
  • Wind Potential and Generation Costs for Supporting the development of PRODESEN
    Jorge Luis Ochoa Ramón MBA, Country Manager, UL AWS Truepower
  • Long Term Planning
    Oliver Flores-Parra Bravo, General Director of Energy  Generation & Transmission, Energy Ministry  – SENER

Moderator: Gonzalo Miralles, Market Assessment Manager, General Electric

Salón Palacio de Iturbide 3

11:30 – 13:00

LABORAL HUMAN CAPITAL, TRAINING
AND SAFETY AT WORK

The growth of the wind market in Mexico has brought new challenges to companies in relation to the profile of the required personnel. In addition, the training of human resources with a profile in traditional disciplines, but with the same solid expertise and not the other way round, is a growing need in the sector on which consultants and developers of wind projects will speak in order to examine what companies are looking for and the possibilities available in Mexico.

  • Human Capital Recruitment
    Rocío Hernández, Consultancy Director on Compensation, AON Hewitt
  • Industrial Security in Wind Farms
    José Rafael Fontalvo, Sales and Operations Manager, SALVACON
  • Human Capital, Business vision
    Ricardo Valderrama, RRHH, Gas Natural Fenosa

Moderator: María Luisa Villarta, Director RRHH México, ENEL Green Power

13:00 – 14:30

WIND ENERGY PROJECTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Mexico has committed to achieving a 22 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2013. Experts in these areas will discuss the relevance of wind energy to achieving this undertaking, along with the lessons and challenges in this field for new project development.

  • Alfonso Flores, General Director of Environmental Impact and Risk, SEMARNAT
  • Héctor Alafita Vásquez, Director of Operations, GPPA
  • Miguel Breceda, General Coordinator of Green Growth, INECC (National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change)

Moderator: Ignacio Castro Foulkes, Sub Director – Business Development, Grupo México Energía

14:30 – 16:00

LUNCH
GOVERNMENT OF TAMAULIPAS STATE

 – Sponsor:  patcomida_ce

VISIT TO EXHIBITION AREA

Conference Room A – Exhibition Floor

16:00 – 18:00

WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKET AND WIND ENERGY

Mexico’s new Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM – acronym in Spanish) started with a bang in 2016. Just over one year later, major advances have been made, and great lessons and important challenges and needs have been identified, and there are still regulatory aspects and guidelines that need to be defined. Experts in this field will discuss the challenges and opportunities that MEM offers and the relevance of wind energy in this context.

  • César Alejandro Hernández, Director General of Analysis and Surveillance of the Electricity Market, SENER
  • Eduardo Meraz Ateca, General Director, National Energy Control Center, CENACE
  • Jesús Serrano Landeros, Commissioner, CRE
  • Eduardo Reyes Bravo, Partner, Strategy& part of the PwC network

Moderator: Gerardo Pérez Guerra, VP & General Director, EDF EN Servicios Eólicos

18:00 – 19:00

VISIT TO EXHIBITION AREA

Thursday March 2, 2017

Conference Room A – Exhibition Floor

8:00 – 9:45

TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY

While in many respects it has shown considerable maturity, wind technology continues to evolve in leaps and bounds contributing essentially to substantial cost reductions. The world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers will talk about the latest developments and equipment available in the market.

  • Reduction of CAPEX. Optimization of BOP in wind projects
    Rafael Jiménez Toña, Head of Engineering BOP, Gamesa
  • Efficiency: Future is Digital
    Steven D Whitman, Americas Product Line Leader, GE Onshore Wind
  • LCOE Reduction Through Technology
    Rodrigo Sampedro Gutiérrez, Gerente Técnico Comercial, Nordex Acciona Windpower
  • Rotor suspension system design in view of drive train concepts
    Jan Broekel , Head of Segment Platforms, Suzlon
  • Offering evolution
    Eduardo Allison Ojeda, Technical Bid Specialist, Vestas

Moderator: Carlos F. Gottfried Joy, President, Potencia Industrial, Consejero, AMDEE

9:50 – 11:15

PRIOR ENQUIRIES AND EVALUATION OF SOCIAL IMPACT

The development of wind projects provides major benefits and long-term opportunities for the communities they are located in, within a changing environment that has significantly varying needs and interests. As a result, authorities, communities and businesses are working together to define new regulations, requirements and forms of collaboration in order to achieve constant development with a high degree of social acceptance. Experts will discuss progress and challenges in this area.

  • Rodolfo Salazar, Director General of Social Impact and Surface Occupation, SENER
  • Héctor A. Garza Member and Partner, Rich Müeller
  • Rolando Ocampo Alcántara, Vice President of Geographic and Environmental Information, INEGI

Moderator: Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, President, Mexican Wind Energy Association, AMDEE

11:15 – 11:30

BREAK

11:30 – 13:00

DEVELOPMENT OF WIND ENERGY PROJECTS: INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSMISSION

One of the biggest challenges posed by the electricity sector in Mexico is the expansion of transmission infrastructure. Public officials and representatives of the private sector responsible for these issues will talk about the development of the required infrastructure and the mechanisms needed to achieve it, as an indispensable condition for the incorporation of renewable generation into the national electricity grid.

  • Gustavo Villa Carapia, Coordinator National Energy Control Center, CENACE
  • Marcelino Madrigal, Energy Regulation Commission, CRE
  • Dario Leoz Berrueta, Business development director, Acciona Energía
  • Francisco Sierra, Director of Development, ENEL Green Power

Moderator: Angel Larraga Palacios, President, Gas Natural Fenosa México

Conference Room A – Exhibition Floor

13:30 – 14:45

 OPORTUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA AND MEXICO

The panel intended to discuss investment opportunities in Latin America will gather energy authorities and regulators from some of the countries that are adopting renewable energy promotion policies (Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia). They will elaborate on their respective support policies and on the regulatory instruments for their implementation, which constitutes an extraordinary opportunity for investors to grasp a better understanding of regulatory developments and policy consistency as well as to establish a direct relationship with the authorities to be able to take a closer look at these markets.

  • Leonardo Beltrán, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, SENER
  • Riquel Mitma, Technical Coordinator – OSINERGMIN (Energy Regulator of Peru)
  • Cristian Lühr, Head of Energy Auctions Unit, National Energy Commission, Government Chile
  • Mauricio Gómez Machado, Consulting Partner, Regulatoria SAS
  • Ramón Fiestas, President of the Latin American Committee, GWEC

Moderator: Darío Febre, Corporate Director of Business Development and Strategy, Engie México

Salón Palacio de Iturbide 3

13:15 – 14:45

VALUE CHAIN IN MEXICO: MANUFACTURING AND NATIONAL SERVICES

The expected long-term growth of the Mexican electricity sector and the very positive expectations for wind technology specifically in this context represent a required volume of new machines, components and services sufficiently attractive to substantially boost their manufacture in the country and harness the creation of international supply chains. Experts will discuss progress and opportunities in these fields.

  • Erika Salazar, Coordinator of Energy and Environmental Technologies, ProMéxico
  • Juan Eduardo Balboa, Director General for the Development of Productive Chains and Investment in the Energy Sector, Ministry of the Economy
  • Javier Rebollar, Sales Manager – LATAM, Nordex Acciona Windpower
  • Javier Jiménez, Sales Director, Vestas MED – LATAM Region

Moderator: Pablo Gottfried, Director, Business Development, Pattern Energy Mexico Development Company

15:00 – 16:00

LUNCH
ALEJANDRO MURAT HINOJOSA
GOBERNOR OF OAXACA STATE

VISIT TO EXHIBITION AREA

Conference Room A – Exhibition Floor

16:00 – 18:00

RESULTS AND FUTURE OF AUCTIONS IN MEXICO AND CLEARING HOUSE

The first long-term auctions achieved historically low energy prices globally, underlining the competitiveness of renewable energies. Experts in the field will talk about the challenges that this represents and explore a topic that will be crucial for forthcoming auctions, such as the Clearing House that will allow the participation of qualified generators and users in these processes.

  • Jeff Pavlovic, Director General of Monitoring and Coordination of the Electricity Industry, SENER
  • Marcos Valenzuela, Director of Wholesale Electricity Market Administration, CENACE
  • Derek Woodhouse, Partner, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Moderator: Alvaro Portellano, Adviser, Mexican Wind Energy Association, AMDEE

18:00 – 19:00

COCKTAIL AND VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION AREA

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