Technical Program

Mexico WindPower 2018 presents a Technical Program with 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.


• Developers of wind farms
• Machinery manufacturers
• Consultants and wind power analysts
• Environmental and energy experts
• Suppliers of specialized technical services
• Human resource training institutions
• Research centers
• Equipment operators/maintenance
• Equipment suppliers
• Installation services
• Transportation providers
• Among others…

Hall A – Exhibition Floor


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 – 11:00

Hybrid and storage projects

• Relevance of storage in the future of the wind energy / photovoltaic generation business
Damián Pérez de Larraya,
Director for Integrated Hybrid Systems, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  

• Vestas experience and capabilities in hybrid systems
Federico Nestor Gonzalez,
Head of Department, Technical Sales Support, Vestas

Moderator: Gustavo A. Giraldo, Commercial Director & Regulatory MEX/CA&C, AES México

11:00 – 12:00

Network code and the integration of renewables

• Transmission strategy necessary to ensure success of wind power at future auctions
Leila Garcia Da Fonseca,
Consultant – Wind Energy, Americas, MAKE Consulting

• Who benefits from the network code?
Santiago Barcón,
Advisory Board, CRE

• Challenges for the Integration of Renewable Energies
José Luis Aburto,
Specialized Engineering Manager, Federal Electricity Commission

Moderator: Alejandro Preinfalk, Vice President of Energy Management, Building Technologies and Mobility, Siemens Mexico and Central America

12:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 13:30

Market management

• Risk management in the Mexican electricity market
Enrique Giménez,
General Director, FISTIERRA Energy México

• A review of the Mexican electricity market: opportunities and limitations
Jun Abraham,
Market Modeling Specialist, DNV GL

• Electricity Market Transparency: Learning from International Examples
Scott Englander,
Longwood Energy Group / Adviser EnergeA Power Advisory Services.

Moderator: Casiopea Ramírez, Vice Principal of Regulatory Affairs, Gas Natural Fenosa

13:30 – 14:30

Machine Reliability

• New Techonologies
Patricio Flores,
Sales engineer, Nordex Group.

• SGRE WTG Site Specific Design for a Continuous LCoE Reduction
Javier Villanueva,
Director of Global Engineering in Technology Onshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  

• Reliability of Suzlon platforms S9X & S111
Jan Broekel,
Head of Segment Platforms, Suzlon

• Determining factors in the reliability of Vestas turbines
Eduardo Allison Ojeda,
Technical Bid Specialist, Technical Sales Management CSA, Vestas

Moderator: Ricardo González, Founding Partner, ANABÁTICA RENOVABLES

14:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

History and evolution of product pricing

• Mexican electricity sector in the global context and perspectives for the future
Luiza Demôro,
Mexico and Central America Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Eduardo Reyes Bravo, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers México

• Evolving price expectations: An overview of the first year of ICIS power and CEL price surveys
Claudia Espinosa,
Editor, ICIS Mexico Energy Report

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

17:00 – 18:00

The need for renewable energy talent – What are companies looking for?

• Identifying, assessing and selecting transferable skills: lesson learns from Europe
Thomas Hopkinson,
Founder and CEO, Taylor Hopkinson

• How is the Academic World moving to provide the demand for human capital of the Energy Sector in Mexico?
Francisco Ortíz,
Director, Center for Energy Regulation and Development Economics, Universidad Panamericana

Compensation trends 2018 in the energy sector
Rocío Hernández,
Director of Consulting in Talent and Compensation, Aon Hewitt

Moderator: Cecilia Fontanot, Head of Human Resources Mexico and Central America, Enel Green Power


9:00 – 10:20

Operation and maintenance

• Platform for the digitization of the information generated in operation and maintenance tasks at wind farms
Enrique Camacho,
Coordinator of Predictive Maintenance and Life Extension Products B. U., Ingeteam

• Flexible Operation of Wind Frams
Aaron Culver,
AMOS Lead, Clean Energy – Americas Region, Wood

Challenges of the wind sector that faces for execution in logistics and transportation issues in Mexico
Saúl Muñoz,
Project Director, TIBA

• Knowing the service life of wind farms and integrating their value to the exploitation strategy and financial models
José Javier Ripa,
Director of Business Development, UL RENOVABLES in Spain and Latin America

Moderator: Carlos Salas, Operations and Maintenance Director, Enel Green Power Mexico

10:20 – 11:40

Development and Construction of a Wind Farm

The authorization process for wind power projects in Mexico
León Pablo Hurtado Nava,
Environmental Consulting, Research and Management

• Reduction of the CoE from the same base. Case study of success in Mexico
Ramón López,
Director, ESTEYCO Energía

Simplification in the construction of electrical substations
Carlos Limón,
Country Energy Offer Manager, North America Operations, Schneider Electric

• Pre – construction development of a wind farm
Jesús Flores Ayala,
Business Development Director, ACCIONA Energía

Moderator: Jesús Abril, Promotion Director Mexico and LATAM, Siemens Gamesa

11:40 – 12:10


12:10 – 12:50

Design optimization and wind resource measurement

• Implementation of remote sensing devices in measurement campaigns for wind resource assessment
Liliana Del Angel Bulos,
Project Manager, Windtest Grevenbroich GmbH

• Optimization of combined mast and LiDAR measurement concepts aides by maps of terrain complexity based on IEC 61400-1
Benjamin Jakober,
Project Manager, GEO-NET Umweltconsulting GmbH (Germany)

Moderator: Mauricio Trujillo, Director, CLIMATIK

12:50 – 13:30


Building Digital Wind Farms for the future… from the ground up
Sanjeev Addala,
Chief Digital Officer, GE Renewable Energy

• The digital transformation of Utilities. Applications in Wind technology
Cynthia Salgado,
Head of Mexico and Central America Solutions, Enel Green Power Mexico

• Why digitalization in the current electricity market?
Alfonso Cruz,
Project Manager for the Renewables Market in Mexico, SIEMENS

Moderator: Axel Ringhandt, Senior Project Manager, Bachmann Monitoring GmbH

13:30 – 14:30

New machines

Development of a laboratory for Innovation in Wind Turbine Vanes
Jorge Alberto Díaz, Junior Engineer;
Alejandro González, Group Leader of Wind Turbines;
Isaac Hernández, Management of Turbomachinery and
Agustín Escamilla, Directorate of Mechanical Systems, CIATEQ AC

• GE WTG portfolio evolution with focus on 3.x and 4.8 – 158
John McGuinness,
Product Manager, GE Renewable Energy

• Senvion’s Technology Evolution: Performance and Modularity
Samer El Itani,
Engineering Team Leader, SENVION

Moderator: Ignacio Castro, Sub Director, Grupo México

14:30 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

Wind energy and the environment: benefits, studies and requirements

• Joint technical and scientific studies, comprehensive and regional; an urgent need to achieve environmental management of wind projects, with certainty
José Luis Rojas,
Scientific Director, GPPA

Alfonso Flores,
General Director of Environmental Impact and Risk, SEMARNAT

• Importance of the biological component in wind projects
Antonio Guzmán, Director and José Ignacio González, Academic subdirector,
Faculty of Biological Sciences Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon

Moderator: Fabricio Brodziak, Manager of Responsible Investment, ZUMA Energy

Program is subject to changes