Program

MEXICO FACING
GLOBAL COMMITMENTS

CONGRESS PROGRAM

Hotel Barceló Reforma

Tuesday 27 – MEXICO'S WIND POWER SECTOR OVERVIEW

Program subject to change
09:00 - 10:00
OPENING CEREMONY
Gerardo Pérez Guerra
Gerardo Pérez Guerra
President, AMDEE
Ramón Fiestas
Ramón Fiestas
President, GWEC Latinoamérica


SENER / IRENA
Adrián López
Adrián López
Managing Director, Informa Markets México
10:00 - 11:00
PANEL
INTERNATIONAL VISION: A FEW STEPS FROM 2030

By 2023, globally, 1,000 GW of installed wind capacity will be surpassed; however, there is still much progress to be made. The outcomes of the Global Stocktake agreed at COP28 call on Parties to triple installed renewable energy capacity and double the global average annual rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

This panel will discuss how the international wind sector faces these challenges and what strategies will be implemented towards 2030 and what the role of wind energy will be towards Net Zero.

• COP24 climate objectives and energy security
• Increasing RE participation, the road to energy transition
• Comparison with LATAM, USA and European Union

  • Ramón Fiestas
    President, GWEC Latinoamérica
  • Gerardo Pérez Guerra
    President, AMDEE
11:00 - 11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 - 12:30
PANEL
TRANSMISSION GRID PILLAR FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WIND ENERGY SECTOR

The National Transmission Grid (NTR) is essential for the proper functioning of the electricity sector. Open and non-discriminatory access to the NTR drives efficiency and attracts investments in generation and electricity trading. The global and national challenges of decarbonization require a robust and reliable TSN to facilitate increases in installed renewable energy capacity and diversification of the generation mix.

This panel will review the needs for strengthening and expanding the TNR and the solutions that could be implemented in the short, medium and long term.

• What are the constraints? Security and supply
• Steps to accelerate solutions
• Repowering lines
• Transmission grid success stories
• Dynamic capacity and reactive power

  • Ricardo Mota Palomino
    General Director CENACE
  • Carlos Morales
    Corporate Operations Director CFE
MODERATOR:
  • Monika A. Campos,
    Senior Business Developer, Siemens Energy
GUEST COMPANIES:
CRECFE
12:30 - 14:00
PANEL
NEARSHORING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WIND ENERGY SECTOR

There is great interest from international investors to relocate their investments to Mexico; the so-called "nearshoring" could benefit the Mexican economy by attracting investments of between 30 and 50 million dollars per year with a generation of more than 4 million jobs and an economic growth of between 3 and 3.5% per year.

The feasibility of relocating companies depends on a reliable and decarbonized electricity supply, therefore, if Mexico promotes electricity generation from renewable sources to meet the increase in electricity demand, it will boost GDP growth of around 4% per year.

In this panel, experts will discuss the opportunities of relocation and how to overcome the challenges of renewable energy demand.

• Green energy requirements
• Perspectives of large energy consumers already established in the Mexican market
• Financial markets and their ESG compliance
• Changing supply chains and their impact

  • Leopoldo Rodríguez Olivé
    Head of Energy, Peñoles Industries
  • Eduardo Sánchez
    Director General, Renewable Energy Agency, State of Nuevo León
  • Sergio Romero
    Regional Vice President, Regulatory and Public Affairs Sempra Infraestructura
  • Alejandro De Keijser
    Head of Energy DEACERO
MODERATOR:
  • Claudia Esteves
    Director, Asociación de Parques Industriales
14:00 - 15:00
LUNCH TIME
15:00 - 16:00
PANEL
MARKET MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE: TRANSMISSION GRID MODERNIZATION AND BEST PRACTICES

Monitoring and surveillance build confidence in the functioning of the Wholesale Electricity Market (MEM) by encouraging participation on a level playing field, preventing abuse of market power, verifying compliance with the Market Rules and identifying areas for improvement in market design.

In this panel, experts will discuss this important role of the regulator and the benefits of its proper functioning.

• Market benchmarking and status
• Electricity market governance models
• Balancing market - Power cost calculation
• Critical hours evolution - Monitoring
• Off-merit dispatch

  • Francisco Con Garza
    President, Association of Energy MarketersEnergía
  • Andrea Lozano Bravo
    President, Asociación Mexicana de Suministradores Calificados
  • Daniel Suurkask
    Vicepresident Elevation Direct
MODERATOR:
  • Daniel Herrmann
    Market Segment Manager Mexico & CA, DNV
16:00 - 17:00
MASTER CONFERENCE
TOWARDS MITIGATING ENERGY POVERTY THROUGH COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Lack of access to affordable energy and thermal comfort causes families to live in Fuel Poverty, a term first used in 1991 that defines households that spend more than 10% of their income on thermal comfort, which currently impacts 36.7% of Mexican households.

A just and equitable energy transition must consider the needs and impacts of people and their communities in the global effort to mitigate climate change. One of the main challenges is the creation of mechanisms that contribute to poverty mitigation and gender inclusion. The wind sector has implemented projects for the mitigation of PE through targeted community projects, however, it is necessary to observe the feasibility of the solutions to be implemented through technical and financial analysis, together with political will.

This panel will analyze the feasibility of community projects that would allow progress towards the reduction of PE through collaborative and inclusive projects from different visions.

• Social progress in areas with renewable energy projects
• Communities in Mexico
• Challenges and opportunities in community work

  • Amaranta Gómez
    TRANSformándome Fundación Mexfam
HOST:
  • Ana Lilia Moreno

MEXICO FACING
GLOBAL COMMITMENTS

CONGRESS PROGRAM

Hotel Barceló Reforma

Wednesday 28 – WHAT DOES 2030 HOLD FOR THE WIND INDUSTRY?

Program subject to change
09:00 - 10:00
PANEL
NEW WIND POWER POLICY PERSPECTIVE IN MEXICO: WHERE WE ARE GOING?

According to the expected evolution of installed wind capacity described in the Indicative Program for the Installation and Retirement of Power Plants (PIIRCE) published in the PRODESEN 2024-2038, the next government envisages the installation of 5GW of wind power in the period 2024-2027 and 22.6GW of wind power from 2028-2038.

What participation mechanisms does the new administration envisage? What is the new administration's projection for private participation? How does it plan to strengthen transmission lines?

• Relationship with the Elected Government
institutions and agencies
• Infrastructure and transmisión

  • José Ramón Silva Arizabalo
    Secretary of Energy Development, Secretariat of Energy Development of the State of Tamaulipas
  • Eduardo Martínez
    Electricity Director Energy Agency, State of Querétaro
  • Silvia Hernández
    Founding Partner Estrategia Pública Consultores S.C.
MODERATOR:
  • Guillermo García Alcocer
    Academic Department of Economics, ITAM
10:00 - 11:00
PANEL
WHERE IS THE WORLD GOING IN OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY?

More than 410 GW of offshore wind capacity is projected to be added over the next decade (2024-2033), reaching a total installed capacity of 486 GW by the end of 2033. decade (2024-2033), reaching a total installed offshore wind capacity of 486 GW by the end of 2033, which represents an opportunity for the Mexican market with a potential of 600GW.

What is the future of offshore wind energy and what technologies need to be in place to achieve these goals?

• Goals 2030 – 2050
• Social acceptance
• What are the opportunities in Mexico?
• Associated investments
• Comparison with other countries, project development

  • Laura Sima
    Energy Attaché and Office Manager U.S. Embassy in Mexico
  • Mads Knudsen
    Energy Counsellor, Embassy of Denmark to Mexico
MODERATOR:
  • Ramón Fiestas
    President, GWEC Latinoamérica
11:00 - 11:30
NETWORKING BREAK
11:30 - 12:30
PANEL
ENERGY STORAGE: CHALLENGE FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

In addition to transmission grids, energy storage systems (ESS) will be key to the ambitious goal of tripling wind capacity globally by 2030. In Mexico, storage DAGs were recently published with the aim of counteracting the variability of power plants. In this panel, experts will explain the challenges, the technical basis, the primary and secondary regulation, as well as the integration of storage in the operation of the system.

  • Oliver Probst
    Researcher, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Patricia Tatto
    President Women in Renewable Energy Mexico, MERM and VP, Ata Renewables
  • CENACE*
MODERATOR:
  • IER - UNAM
GUEST COMPANIES:
12:30 - 13:30
PANEL
GREEN HYDROGEN – THE ENERGY OF THE FUTURE: KEY TO DECARBONIZATION

Green hydrogen as a storage system is becoming increasingly vital to contribute to the industrial and energy security of countries, the use of wind technology for the production of green hydrogen is already being used in countries such as Germany, in Mexico there are 7 projects for the production of green hydrogen around the republic, one of them, with significant progress in Campeche which for its production will use wind energy.

This panel will explain the advances in Mexico's H2 roadmap, the progress and perspectives towards 2030 as well as the CIP project to produce green H2.

  • Israel Hurtado
    President, Mexican Association of Hydrogen and Sustainable Mobility
  • Sinaí Casillas
    Director of Renewable Energies Ministry of Tourism and Economic Development, SETUDE Oaxaca
  • Rosilena Lindo
    Senior Regional Energy Expert Panama
MODERATOR:
  • Lorena Espinosa,
    Advisor 2C00 Latin America, Caribbean, GIZ
13:30 - 15:00
LUNCH TIME
15:00 - 16:30
PANEL
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE: CHALLENGES IN MEXICO

The maturity of the wind sector in Mexico makes it necessary to ask ourselves what challenges we will face in the coming years: What mechanisms need to be implemented in wind farms that are moving towards the end of their useful life? What technical elements are required to anticipate failures? And where should wind farm O&M migrate to?

• Life extension
• Dismantling of wind projects
• Technical aspects in O&M
• Social acceptance and safety challenges

  • Fernando Alvarez
    Head of Operations - Hispanic LATAM Siemens Gamesa
  • Gabriel Liendro
    Power & Utilities Technical Manager, SGS Latinoamérica
  • Marco Ceriotto
    Team Leader for Wind Engineering and Due Diligence, Latin America, DNV
  • José Luis Sánchez
    Operations Control Manager Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Acciona Energy
  • Juan de Dios Platero
MODERATOR:
  • Carlos Salas
    Head of Commercial Services and Operations MX Biaani' Energy
16:00 - 17:00
MASTER CONFERENCE
NEW GOVERNMENT STRATEGIES TO ACCELERATE ENERGY TRANSITION

Keynote Panel

National energy policy, where is Mexico heading in terms of growth and development of renewable energies?

  • Walter Julián Ángel Jiménez
    Commissioner CRE
HOST:
  • Gerardo Pérez Guerra
    President, AMDEE
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