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Mexico Energy Forum 2019 Preliminary Program
- SpeakerAbel HibertEconomic Advisor of AMLO
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
- PanelistGerardo PérezDirector General of EDF Renewables Mexico
- PanelistSampo SuvisaariRegional Director Latin America North and the Caribbean of Wärtsilä
- PanelistLeonardo BeltránBoard Member of Sustainable Energy For All
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.
- ModeratorAlan SakarAssociate - Energy and Infrastructure at Clifford Chance
- PanelistGerardo PandalCommercial Director at Vive Energía
- PanelistJohn BatesCEO of Prana Power
- PanelistSalomón AmkieDirector Head of Power and Energy of Citibanamex
- PanelistHéctor OleaPresident and CEO of Gauss Energia
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.
- ModeratorHéctor RochaPartner for EY and Deputy Leader for the Energy Sector
- PanelistAlejandro PreinfalkVice President of Energy Management at Siemens Mexico
- PanelistLeopoldo RodríguezPresident of AMDEE
- PanelistNuno InácioDirector General of G3R
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.
- 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.
- ModeratorFrancisco SalazarFounding Partner of Enix
- PanelistRamón BasantaCEO of ATCO Energía
- PanelistAlejandro Blanco-MorenoCo-Founder of Tradeon Energy
- PanelistIrene EspinolaGlobal Renewable Energy Director of Grupo Bimbo
- PanelistFrancis PérezDirector General of RAMADASA
- PanelistSimon PlataPower Automation and Digitalization Advisor at Emerson
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.
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