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Mexico WindPower 2018 presents national and international experts from the private and public sectors that have developed successful solutions and technologies in wind resource application.

Mexico’s wholesale electricity market has entered a phase of consolidation and wind remains one of the most important technologies. Development and growth expectations are very positive, with clear national projects and objectives; however, there are also important challenges that must be solved in terms of electric transmission infrastructure, social and political areas, regulatory elements and taking advantage of opportunities for domestic manufacturing. All within a context of profound change where quick adaptation and updates are essential.

Mexico WindPower present a top level Congress Program focusing on the development of Mexico’s wind potential and the new reforms and technologies.

ASSISTANT PROFILE:

• Distributors / manufacturers for the industry
• Developers of wind farms
• Suppliers of specialized technical services
• Suppliers of financial services, research
• Development institutions
• Human resource training institutions
• Authorities from the Department of Energy and government officials
• Machinery manufacturers
• Large energy users
• Banking and investment professionals
• Law firms specializing in environmental projects
• Research centers
• Consultants and wind power analysts
• Agents and distributors
• Insurance, bonds and risk management companies
• Equipment operators/maintenance
• Environmental and energy experts
• Equipment suppliers
• Installation services
• Transportation providers
• Among others …

Hall A – Exhibition Floor

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2018

8:30 – 10:00

OPENING CEREMONY

• Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Minister of Energy
• Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, Chairman, AMDEE
• Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC

Moderator: José Navarro, General Director, E.J. Krause Tarsus de México

10:00 – 11:30

CURRENT OUTLOOK FOR THE RENEWABLE SECTOR IN MEXICO AND THE WORLD: BEFORE AND AFTER ENERGY REFORM

The Mexican wind sector continues to strengthen. Mexico’s energy reform has generated profound changes, while the global renewable energies sector continues to evolve at great speed and reaffirm its competitiveness. This panel of experts will discuss the present and future of our sector in Mexico and the world.

Fernando Zendejas, Under Secretary of Electricity, SENER
Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, Chairman, AMDEE
Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, GWEC 

Moderator: Miguel Ángel Alonso, Acciona Energía México, Board Member, AMDEE

11:30 – 12:00

BREAK

12:00 – 13:15

2018 ELECTIONS: VIEW OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Energy sector, including renewable energies, investment and planning are executed with a long-term view, where participants expect stability and legal and regulatory continuity. At this panel, representatives of different political parties will discuss the context for renewable energies participation in its projects with a view to the elections that will take place in Mexico in 2018.

Francisco Barnés de Castro, Partner Director, CIFRA2 Consultores
Juan Carlos Belausteguigoitia Rius, Head of the Energy and Natural Resources Center, ITAM
• ENERGEA

Moderator: Leopoldo Rodríguez, Chairman, AMDEE

13:15 – 14:30

PENDING REGULATORY CHALLENGES: THE NEW ROLE OF THE CRE

Mexican energy reform has given the Energy Regulatory Commission an essential role in the energy sector in Mexico and, therefore, in the development of the wind market. This panel will discuss regulatory progress and implementation, and important pending regulations, as well as their influence on the sector.

Guillermo García Alcocer, Commissioner and President, CRE
Marcos Valenzuela, Director of Administration for the Wholesale Electricity Market, CENACE
Fernando Madrazo, Assistant Director of Monitoring and Coordination of the Electric Power Industry, SENER
Derek Woodhouse, Partner, Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow

Moderator: Alvaro Portellano, Regulation Director, Iberdrola

14:30 -16:00

LUNCH
Andrés Fusco Clynes, Head of the Energy Commission
Tamaulipas  State Government

Sponsor by:

16:00 – 17:00

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING

The range of options for financing new and existing projects is increasingly extensive, with new instruments and participants that include sophisticated products for risk mitigation, both for projects participating in different auctions and for those establishing bilateral contracts. This important panel includes experts on the topic to be discussed.

Marian Aguirre, Deputy Director of Energy Financing, BANCOMEXT
• Carlos Carranza, Head of Project Development, North American Development Bank
Adrián Katzew Corenstein, CEO, Zuma Energía
Carlos Albero, Head of Section, Department: Assest Operations & Management and Strategy & Policy, DNV GL

Moderator: Ramón Fiestas, Chairman Latin American Committee, GWEC

17:00 – 18:00

WIND ENERGY IN COMMUNITIES;
EVALUATING CONSULTATIONS AND SUCCESS CASES

One of the main topics in the wind sector has been the relationship, benefits and opportunities generated by projects in communities in the long-term. Authorities, communities and companies work together, seeking these benefits through regulations, rules and forms of collaboration. Fortunately, there are multiple success cases that will be addressed at this panel, along with the challenges that still exist and their potential solutions.

Paloma Merodio, Vice President, INEGI
Rodolfo Salazar, Deputy General Director of Social Impact and Consultation, SENER
Claus Primdal Sørensen, Director, CSR, EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency

Moderator: Héctor Garza, Member and Partner, Rich-Mueller 

THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2018

9:00 – 10:30

RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH PPAs:
THE LARGE CONSUMERS

In Mexico and the world, there are large corporations that have committed to meeting their electric energy needs with renewable energies, both for the competitiveness that these offer against any technology and for being a highly effective means to fulfill sustainable development goals. Representatives of international companies will discuss the benefits of implementing these actions.

Arturo Vaca, Director of Energy and Technology, Industrias Peñoles
Anders Krebs Thomsen, Global Energy Manager, LEGO Group
Patricio Gamboa, Director of Energy, Deacero Group
Juan Ignacio Rubiolo, CEO, AES

Moderator: Enric Catalá, Senior Sales Director Mexico & North LATAM, VESTAS Mediterranean

10:30 – 12:00

LATEST NEWS ON LONG-TERM AUCTIONS;
LESSONS, GOALS AND OBSTACLES

The long-term auctions of Mexico’s new wholesale electricity market have been highly successful, with historically low energy prices being obtained both for Mexico and worldwide, which has demonstrated the competitiveness of renewable energies. Experts from both the public and private sector will discuss the results, the status of progress in the implementation of past auction projects and what is expected for coming auctions.

José Agustín Quiñones, CEO of the Basic Services Supplier Subsidiary, CFE
Alfonso Campos, Project Manager, Iberdrola
Mauricio Ernesto Herrera, General Director of Electrical Markets, CRE
Gerardo Cervantes, Energy Manager & Commercial Officer, ENEL Mexico & Central America

Moderator: Thomas Mueller, Partner, Rich-Mueller

12:00 – 12:30

BREAK

12:30 – 14:00

TRANSMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE:
MAIN CHALLENGES FOR WIND DEVELOPMENT

The strengthening and expansion of the national power transmission grid constitutes one of the essential challenges to minimize losses and congestion for the benefit of users and to maximize the use of renewable and conventional resources for power generation in the country. Additionally, an effectively interconnected and efficient grid enables the exchange of energy flows between regions as one of the most effective solutions for managing intermittency in generation of different technologies. Experts in the sector will address the plans and actions underway in this regard.

Nelson Delgado Contreras, General Director of Electric Power Generation and Transmission, SENER
Gustavo Villa Carapia, Coordinator National Energy Control Center, CENACE
• CFE

Moderator: Ivette Castillo, Sales Director, GE Grid Solutions, GE POWER

14:00 -16:00

LUNCH

Oaxaca State Government

16:00 – 17:00

NAFTA: WHAT IMPLICATIONS WILL IT HAVE FOR THE RENEWABLE SECTOR

The review of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has forced a comprehensive rethink of the energy, electric power and renewable energies sectors in particular. The results will have significant implications for our sector and will be discussed at this panel.

Guillermo Malpica, Head of the Trade and NAFTA Office in Washington DC, Ministry of Economy
Zachary Archambault, Deputy Director of Tariffs and Goods Market Access at Global Affairs Canada and the deputy lead negotiator for Canada on Energy

Moderator: Régulo Salinas, President of the Energy Commission, CONCAMIN

Program is subject to changes

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