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Renewable Energy Transitions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Buenos Aires |
Speakers include:
Benedict Mander

Benedict Mander

Financial Times

Juan Carlos Olmedo

CDEC- SIC

Sebastián Kind

Sebastián Kind

Ministry of Energy and Mines, Argentina

Overview

Latin America and the Caribbean have seen a dramatic expansion of renewable energy investment in recent years, with a growing number of governments setting ambitious renewable energy targets and opening up their markets for private investors keen to develop new clean energy sources. Yet success has also come with challenges, with rapid deployment leading to over-supply in some areas, and transmission infrastructure under strain. Reforms and investment, including in energy storage solutions and transmission, will be needed to ensure renewable development is financially as well as environmentally sustainable.

In this invitation-only FT-IFC energy infrastructure event, senior executives and decision-makers from across the region will discuss and review the next big challenges for the region’s energy markets – including the impact of low-cost energy on business planning, ways to incorporate energy storage technology, and next steps for Argentina following its recent successful auction process.

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Agenda - 7th Sep

  • 1:30pm
    Opening remarks from the FT Chair

     

    Benadict Mander, Southern Cone Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 1:40pm
    Welcome from IFC
  • 1:50pm
    Scene Setter: Energy market trends and their implications

    Global energy markets are in a state of flux, with consequences for governments worldwide who are working to improve access to clean, reliable, and affordable power and energy services. Our speaker will review the forces at play in oil & gas, renewable energy, and storage technology and assess the implications for Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice President, IHS Global Energy

  • 2:20pm
    Discussion: Navigating a low-cost energy environment

    Historically low energy prices, for both fossil fuels and renewable power, have important consequences for industry leaders and policy-makers across Latin America and the Caribbean. For discussion:

    • Is cheap energy here to stay or should we brace for cyclicality?
    • What are the implications of today’s price points for long-term planning in the power sector?
    • How do you manage for lower margins of error in a low-price environment?

    Luiz Barroso, Chief Executive Officer, Empresa de Pesquisa Energética-EPE

    James Lee Stancampiano, Head of Business Development South America, Enel-Global Renewable Energies

    Juan Carlos Olmedo, Former President and Board Member, CDEC- SIC

    Ricardo Sierra, CEO, Celsia

  • 3:20pm
    Networking coffee break
  • 3:50pm
    Discussion: Energy storage – the answer to over-supply or a long shot?

    Stationary energy storage has enormous potential to grow in Latin America and the Caribbean, given the region’s commitments to renewable energy and potential for scale-up. Yet barriers remain from high prices, underdeveloped grid infrastructure, and inappropriate regulatory frameworks. For discussion:

    • Where are the greatest opportunities for energy storage in the region?
    • What are the emerging business models and returns on investment for energy storage?
    • How can regulations and market rules be refined to boost participation in energy storage?

    Brian Perusse, Vice President, AES Energy Storage 

  • 4:50pm
    Interview: Next steps for Argentina

    What are the next steps for Argentina following its successful renewable energy auctions? To what degree will further growth be constrained and what lessons should the country draw from its neighbors’ recent experiences with renewable energy scale-up?

    Sebastián Kind, Undersecretary for Renewable Energy, Argentina

  • 5:30pm
    Close of forum & reception

CHAIR (1)

Benedict Mander

Benedict Mander

Southern Cone Correspondent
Financial Times

Benedict Mander is the Southern Cone Correspondent for the Financial Times. He was previously the FT’s Venezuela and Caribbean correspondent, based in Caracas. He joined the FT in 2005, covering the Southern Cone from Mexico. Prior to this Mr Mander wrote for Euromoney, the Daily Telegraph, Investors Chronicle and Rough. He holds a BA degree in Modern and Medieval Languages from Cambridge University.

SPEAKERS (4)

Juan Carlos Olmedo

Juan Carlos Olmedo

Former President and Board Member
CDEC- SIC
Sebastián Kind

Sebastián Kind

Undersecretary of State – Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy and Mines, Argentina

Sebastián Kind is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Technological University of Argentina (UTN). He has a Master’s degree in Renewable Energies from EUREC Agency in Brussels (Belgium), from Zaragoza University in Spain and from Athens National Technological University in Greece. Mr Kind also has a degree in management development from IAE Business School (Argentina) and different courses on energy and environment at Harvard University, among others.

He has more than 15 years of experience in the renewable energy industry. He has developed and is Director of the Master of Science in Renewable Energies at the UTN and was advisor of the National Honorable Senate. He had a remarkable role in Senator Guinle’s team, helping through the process of passing the new Argentinian Renewable Energies law, which was approved in September 2015.

Mr Kind has been an advisor of wind power projects for many public and private institutions such us the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Uruguay, Ministry of Energy of Chile and for the German Agency of Cooperation GIZ in subjects related to Renewable Energies and tender processes. He has carried out executives positions in the private sector, in London as well as in Buenos Aires. Mr Kind has published more than 40 papers and dissertations on international congresses.

Luiz Barroso

Luiz Barroso

Chief Executive Officer
Empresa de Pesquisa Energética-EPE
James Lee Stancampiano

James Lee Stancampiano

Head of Business Development South Americ
Enel-Global Renewable Energies

James Lee Stancampiano is Enel’s Head of Business Development for South America, covering Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Uruguay. He has held this position since 2016. Mr Stancampiano’s career at Enel began in 2009 when he joined the company as Head of Business Development in Romania. By the end of 2012, he had moved to Chile as Head of Business Development South Cone, entrusted with Enel Green Power’s (EGP) Renewables portfolio in Chile, Perú, and Colombia, and, as of 2014, Uruguay when he led Enel’s introduction into the country. During his time at Enel, Mr Stancampiano has managed the acquisition and development of more than 50 projects covering 4 different technologies –Wind, PV, Hydro, and Geothermal, achieving over 2,500 MW of installed capacity, currently operating in the Group’s portfolio. His 12 years of experience with energy projects started initially in 2005 when he worked on the European Commission’s project for Research, Development, and Dissemination of Renewable Energy Technologies. Between 2005 and 2009 he held positions in different international companies, where he was entrusted with activities aimed at promoting renewable plants and implementing power efficiency in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Mr Stancampiano holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Economy from the University of Siena

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Venue

Alvear Palace Hotel
Avda. Alvear 1891
(C1129AAA)
Buenos Aires

Argentina


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