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Mexico Energy Forum 2019 Preliminary Program
Mexico’s energy transition has delivered four long-term and one midterm electricity auctions. The decreasing trend in auction price packages suggests that companies can develop utility-scale clean energy projects at highly competitive margins. But others are looking to conquer new horizons: bilateral PPAs and full-merchant projects have more attractive margins but also higher risks.
- ModeratorClaudio RodríguezHead of Mexico City Office of Thompson & Knight
- PanelistEduardo MerazDirector of CENACE
- PanelistEnrique AlbaCEO of Iberdrola México
- PanelistSampo SuvisaariRegional Director Latin America North and the Caribbean of Wärtsilä
- PanelistGerardo PérezDirector General of EDF Renewables Mexico
Renewable energy can claim bragging rights to eventually take the top place in Mexico’s energy mix, with solar PV and wind power leading the way. Yet, as attractive as these resources are, from both a technical and business standpoint, there is still no overall resolution to blunt the impact from their Achille’s heel: intermittency. Natural gas is considered a critical transition fuel in this regard, while the country can also capitalize on its hydroelectric and geothermal resources.
- ModeratorJosé GuardoPartner of Energy and Infrastructure at Clifford Chance
- PanelistRafael ValdezManaging Director Latin America and the Caribbean of Envision
- PanelistJosé ArosaCEO of AES Mexico
- PanelistJohn BatesCEO of Prana Power
- PanelistRaúl SolísDeputy Director General of Investment Banking at NAFIN
Mexico’s long-term electricity auctions provided the tools to develop sophisticated project finance models applied to utility-scale projects. As the market looks to bilateral PPAs and merchant projects, a greater level of sophistication regarding these schemes is required to address the high long-term variability of the electricity node’s local marginal prices, a key component of bankable merchant projects and bilateral PPAs.
- PanelistVíctor FuentesDirector General of Mitsubishi Electric Automation Mexico and Latin America
- PanelistAlejandro PreinfalkVice President of Energy Management at Siemens Mexico
- PanelistEnrique GonzálezDirector General of Schneider Electric
Mexico’s grid is poised to welcome an additional 8GW from renewable energy projects. However, this achievement will not reach its full potential without the proper infrastructure to deliver the power produced to critical consumption points. Moreover, the country’s transmission and distribution grid must be ready to integrate smart technologies and energy storage, two of the primary challenges for Mexico’s energy infrastructure.
Can a former state-owned company thrive in a market unlocked by competitive forces? CFE’s quest for healthy finances, efficient operations and a satisfied consumer base is a permanent effort with a long-term vision. CFE Internacional winning an energy-trading permit from the US FERC is a positive step that attests to the company’s readiness to compete in international and more sophisticated markets.
- ModeratorFrancisco SalazarFounding Partner of Enix
- PanelistRamón BasantaCEO of ATCO Energía
- PanelistAlejandro Blanco-MorenoCo-Founder of Tradeon Energy
- PanelistGustavo OrtegaDirector General of Grupo México División Energía
- PanelistFrancis PérezDirector General of RAMADASA
Mexico’s energy transition wants to empower final users. Energy consumption represents close to 40 percent of the yearly expenditures at intensive industries. Cost-effective energy consumption, trading energy in the wholesale electricity market, demand control and energy efficiency are but a few of the tools available for the country’s industrial tissue to consolidate energy consumption savings and bolster its competitiveness on both a national and global scale.
- SpeakerGuillermo GarcíaPresident Commissioner of CRE
Removing entry barriers in an infant market such as Mexico’s energy industry is a long-term effort. Guaranteeing competition on a market-based level-playing field while enabling business activity across the links of Mexico’s value chain is CRE’s job, making it a key component in the maturation of the country’s energy industry given its regulatory attributes.
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