Mexico Energy Forum 2018 Preliminary Program - Mexico Business Events (mbe)
Ministry of Energy
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EDF Energies Nouvelles

Mexico Energy Forum 2018 Preliminary Program

Consolidating the Impact of the Energy Reform and Policy Priorities for the Road Ahead
  1. Speaker
    César Contreras
    Advisers' 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.

Diversifying the Power Producer Base: Auctions, Project Development and Financing
  1. Moderator
    Oscar Silva
    Head of Global Strategy Group, KPMG in Mexico
  2. Panelist
    Ernesto García
    Project Finance Manager of EDF Énergies Nouvelles Mexico
  3. Panelist
    José Aguilar
    Principal at ViveEnergía
  4. Panelist
    Marian Aguirre
    Energy Finance Vice President of Bancomext
  5. Panelist
    Salomón Amkie
    Vice 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.

Networking Coffee Break
Regulator and Enabler
  1. Speaker
    Guillermo García
    President 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.

Unlocking an Effective Energy Trading Market
  1. Moderator
    Eduardo Reyes
    Leading Partner Power and Utilities, at Strategy& at PwC
  2. Panelist
    Natalia García
    Director General of eVOLT Energy Trading
  3. Panelist
    Enrique Giménez
    Director General of Fisterra Energy México
  4. Panelist
    Hans-Joachim Kohlsdorf
    Managing Partner at Energy to Market
  5. Panelist
    Alejandro Ledesma
    Director 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.

Networking Coffee Break
Can Distributed Generation change Mexico’s Electricity Landscape?
  1. Moderator
    Jorge Sandoval
    Senior Associate at Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados
  2. Panelist
    José Zambrano
    Co-Founder and CEO of Galt Energy
  3. Panelist
    Mikael Kaivola
    Managing Director of CITRUS
  4. Panelist
    Juan Manuel Ávila
    Director General of Top Energy
  5. Panelist
    Andre Von Frantzius
    Commercial 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.

Disruption and the Utilities' New Role in the Energy Sector
  1. Speaker
    Dafna Siegert
    Partner Power and Utilities Leader LATAM North at EY
Networking Lunch
Making Mexico’s Energy Transition Smart
  1. Moderator
    Michel Yehuda
    Industrial Business Unit Director of Fluke Dominion Mexico
  2. Panelist
    Ana Bojórquez
    Corporate Lawyer at ACCIONA Energía México
  3. Panelist
    Ernesto López
    Vice President of Partner Projects and Ecobuilding for Schneider Electric Mexico and Central America
  4. Panelist
    Alejandro Preinfalk
    Executive Vice President Energy Management, Building Technologies and Mobility at Siemens Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
  5. Panelist
    César Hernández
    Head of Planning, Institutional Relations and International Affairs Unit at the Federal Commission of Economic Competition (COFECE)
  6. Panelist
    Kevin Gutiérrez
    Sales 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.

Social impact assessment: Energy Projects Done Right
  1. Moderator
    Carlos Michel
    Principal at Fondo de Fondos
  2. Panelist
    Luis Vera
    Founding Partner at Vera & Asociados
  3. Panelist
    Victoria Contreras
    Founder & Director General of Conecta Cultura
  4. Panelist
    Alfonso Caso
    Director General of ANAF Energy
  5. Panelist
    Gabriela Valle
    Deputy Director General of Social Impact Assessments and Previous Consultations at the Ministry of Energy
Networking Coffee Break
Ambitions of CFE Transmisión
  1. Speaker
    Francisco Estrada
    Protections, Communications and Control Coordinator at CFE Transmisión
The CFE of the Future
  1. Speaker
    Jaime Hernández
    Director 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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