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Mexico Energy Forum 2018 Preliminary Program
- SpeakerCésar ContrerasAdvisers' Coordinator of the Deputy Ministry of Planning and Energy Transition at the Ministry of Energy
Renewable energy is slowly but surely penetrating the country’s energy mix. Transmission and distribution projects will be open to private participation. CENACE’s Clearing Chamber has opened the door to private purchasers in the long-term electricity auctions and the first awarded projects are expected to be up and running as the CELs market is officially greenlit starting 2018. These are but a few of the major new developments sprouting from the new face of Mexico’s electricity and renewable energy market.
- ModeratorOscar SilvaHead of Global Strategy Group, KPMG in Mexico
- PanelistErnesto GarcíaProject Finance Manager of EDF Énergies Nouvelles Mexico
- PanelistJosé AguilarPrincipal at ViveEnergía
- PanelistMarian AguirreEnergy Finance Vice President of Bancomext
- PanelistSalomón AmkieVice President Head of Power and Utilities at Citibanamex
The first step toward an open electricity market is to ensure a level playing field between previously predominant players and new entrants. It also implies revamping and adapting rules and regulations to guarantee a seamless process in every phase of an energy project, as permitting, indigenous consultations and environmental and social impact assessments have proven challenging under strict timetables.
- SpeakerGuillermo GarcíaPresident Commissioner of CRE
The Energy Reform revamped government institutions such as CRE, which received a mandate to foster the industry’s efficient development, increase the number of private players, promote competitiveness and protect the final users’ interests, in addition to providing adequate electricity coverage nationwide and guaranteeing reliable, stable and secure supply of electricity and related services.
- ModeratorEduardo ReyesLeading Partner Power and Utilities, at Strategy& at PwC
- PanelistNatalia GarcíaDirector General of eVOLT Energy Trading
- PanelistEnrique GiménezDirector General of Fisterra Energy México
- PanelistHans-Joachim KohlsdorfManaging Partner at Energy to Market
- PanelistAlejandro LedesmaDirector of Institutional Relations at SUMEX
Opening the electricity sector to private businesses not only means more players in generation, qualified supply and a greater number of qualified users, but it also expands the options and solutions available for tailor-made electricity consumption while bringing transparent rates that reflect real generation, transmission and distribution costs. Final users will now be able to navigate between long-term flat rates and variable spot market rates to accommodate their energy consumption and obtain substantial energy savings.
- ModeratorJorge SandovalSenior Associate at Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados
- PanelistJosé ZambranoCo-Founder and CEO of Galt Energy
- PanelistMikael KaivolaManaging Director of CITRUS
- PanelistJuan Manuel ÁvilaDirector General of Top Energy
- PanelistAndre Von FrantziusCommercial Director of Grupo DESMEX
While electricity auctions are taking the spotlight as a major milestone achieved by the Energy Reform, and an example of the market’s liberalization, the importance of distributed generation cannot be undermined. Major implementation of distributed generation projects may break the status quo by creating more competition and providing transmission and distribution lines with more resilience.
- SpeakerDafna SiegertPartner Power and Utilities Leader LATAM North at EY
- ModeratorMichel YehudaIndustrial Business Unit Director of Fluke Dominion Mexico
- PanelistAna BojórquezCorporate Lawyer at ACCIONA Energía México
- PanelistErnesto LópezVice President of Partner Projects and Ecobuilding for Schneider Electric Mexico and Central America
- PanelistAlejandro PreinfalkExecutive Vice President Energy Management, Building Technologies and Mobility at Siemens Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
- PanelistCésar HernándezHead of Planning, Institutional Relations and International Affairs Unit at the Federal Commission of Economic Competition (COFECE)
- PanelistKevin GutiérrezSales Vice President of the Solar Division at HUAWEI Mexico
Mexico has one of the largest and most comprehensive transmission and distribution lines in the world, reaching more than 90 percent of the population. It is also an old grid that needs a revamping, requiring extensive maintenance and expansion, to ensure it will keep up with expected production and consumption demands. While PRODESEN already highlights needed projects, together with the implementation of smart technologies, economic feasibility and social issues are still obstacles that need to be overcome.
- ModeratorCarlos MichelPrincipal at Fondo de Fondos
- PanelistLuis VeraFounding Partner at Vera & Asociados
- PanelistVictoria ContrerasFounder & Director General of Conecta Cultura
- PanelistAlfonso CasoDirector General of ANAF Energy
- PanelistGabriela ValleDeputy Director General of Social Impact Assessments and Previous Consultations at the Ministry of Energy
- SpeakerFrancisco EstradaProtections, Communications and Control Coordinator at CFE Transmisión
- SpeakerJaime HernándezDirector General of CFE
Jumping from being an energy provider with the objective of delivering universal electricity access to becoming a productive enterprise of the state with the objective of creating value is no easy task. CFE divided its activities and assets among 11 different business units and is working to overcome old practices and culture to ensure that it remains a strong player in the industry. In the short term, the importance of CFE is clear but its importance in the Mexican market going forward will depend on vital decisions taken today.
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