The Road to Net Zero


8:30 – 10:00
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency, Irena
  • Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé, President, Mexican Association of Wind Energy (AMDEE)
  • Ramón Fiestas, President, President, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Latin America
  • José Navarro Meneses, General Director, Tarsus Mexico
10:00 – 11:30

In COP26 the issue of climate financing and its relation to the transition to net zero acquired a larger role than ever before. World leaders focused on climate investment and the relevance of net zero to stave off a planetary climate catastrophe. What are the main challenges for the implementation of climate change policies? How aligned is the vision of policy makers and global investors on this issue? Why have net zero investment strategies acquired more importance, especially after COP26? How can intra-industry collaboration help promote change?

This panel will focus on how companies in Mexico are working to align their corporate green footprint to mitigate industry emissions and environmental impact. Why are they investing in renewable energies? What consequences will they face if Mexico does not facilitate compliance with their corporate objectives and international commitments?

  • José Ramón Ardavín, Executive Director, Private Sector Commission for Studies on Sustainable Development (CESPEDES)
  • Gauri Singh, Deputy Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency, Irena
  • Adrián Fernández, Executive Director, Iniciativa Climática de México

Moderator: Lilian Cléa Rodrigues Alves, Director of Strategic Planning, Mitsui & Co. Power Americas

11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:15

Companies that have incorporated SDGs into their business model will reduce potential risks (business, regulatory, operational, etc.), strengthening their future position. By adopting SDGs, they can avoid risks that may not be clearly evident in the short term but that can significantly impact the company’s bottom line and the concerns of special interest groups. Additionally, investment decisions increasingly take into consideration SDGs so that companies stand to lose significant financing opportunities. Accordingly, it is key to analyze this issue not only from the angle of project development, but also listen to the views of energy consumers.

  • Irma Potes, Director of Community Development, Grupo México
  • Yuichiro (Benito) Inoue, Investment Officer, Infrastructure & Natural Resources in Latin America, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Valentina López, Delegate Counsellor to the 2030 Agenda, Employer Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX)

Moderator: Héctor A. Garza, Member & Partner, Ritch Mueller

13:15 – 14:30

In a future of low-carbon energy emissions, hydrogen offers new avenues to valorize renewable energy sources. It can significantly increase the growth potential of the renewable energy market and expand the reach of renewable solutions, for example in the industrial sector. Moreover, electrolyzers can add flexibility on the demand side.

Hydrogen in renewable energies has the technical potential to channel high levels of renewable electricity to sectors in which de-carbonization is challenging to achieve through other means. It is expected that by 2050, 18% of world demand for final energy can be met with hydrogen. This amounts to almost 78 EJ.17. The potential for reduction of emissions equals 6 gigatons of CO₂ per year.

What is it and how does green hydrogen work? How is this technology integrated into wind farms? What technical and regulatory challenges does it entail?

  • Israel Hurtado, President, Hydrogen Association
  • Guadalupe Sánchez-Ramos, President, Mexican Hydrogen Society
  • José Anaya, Business Development Manager – Special Gasses and Hydrogen, Linde Mexico for Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and North Latam

Moderator: Tatiana Romero, Researcher, National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energy (INEEL)

14:30 -16:00
LUNCH - Hall A (Exhibition Floor)
16:00 – 17:00

What are the effects of power variations in the electrical system? What are the challenges and what solutions have been adopted in other countries?
How are power variations measured and identified and how do they affect the trustworthiness of the grid? Do they really have an impact?

  • Ivette Castillo, Executive Director, GE Grid Solutions
  • Ricardo Mota Palomino, General Director, National Center for Energy Control of Mexico (CENACE)
  • Ruben Chaer, Technical Manager of National Power Dispatch, Administrator of the Electrical Market of Uruguay (ADME)

Moderator: Carlos Flores, Director of Project Development, Nordex – Acciona Windpower

17:00 – 18:00

Given the saturation of transmission networks, the question is in what direction should the electrical grid grow. How should transmission lines and the electrical system as a whole develop and be strengthened? How should the Mexican electrical system in general evolve?

If the answer is to move towards the development of intelligent networks. What will be the impact of technology changes on the costs of power generation in relation to the forecasts for gas prices?.

How could isolated supply sources and microgrids be strengthened, and how will they be impacted if the Reform of the Electrical Sector is approved in Mexico?

  • Andrés Salgado, Director-General, ENC Energy Consultants - Chile
  • Gerardo Pérez Guerra, Director-General, EDF Renewable México
  • Martín Vivar, Energy Advisor
  • Emilio Luna, Head of the System Operation and Planning Directorate, CENACE

Moderator: Lorena Martínez, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Enel Green Power

18:00 - 20:00
COCKTAIL - Hall A (Exhibition Fl)

* Program subject to changes.

10 years

At the 10th edition of Mexico WindPower®