Roadmap for RES development in Argentina and LatAm

Sponsored by: Compelo

Focused on:

  • Renewables
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Finance
  • Grid
  • Low Carbon

Date: 19 February


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Assessing market and financial trends and challenges brought by the renewable energy sources

LATAM Renewable Energy Forum is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 14-16th of March 2018.The event will bring together the market leaders in the solar and wind industries, auction winners, finance and storage experts, as well as technology providers, regulators, developers and industry bodies in the Argentinian, LatAm and international renewables sector.

With the support of our advisory board we have developed a webinar to give you a taster of the forum. From the regional update on the power mix to financial opportunities, Renovar, transmission and grid issues - this 1 hour panel discussion broadcasted live on 19th February will aim to cover the most pressing issues facing the market.

Latin America is poised to take on a prominent role on climate change and renewable energy in the global arena at the moment. Rapid spread of renewable energy in the region has fuelled hope of a global transition to a low-carbon economy. Growth of renewables in Latin America is forecast to be fuelled by steady development of new projects and increased financial engagement by key players. Funding of these projects is crucial, providing unique opportunities for overseas investors to enter the market or expand market share.

Some of the questions we will discuss during this panel include:

Regional update:
• Current LatAm power mix and the future of its electricity grid - how renewables fit into the energy market as a whole
• Placing LatAm clean energy in a global context

The renewable energy auction programme of Argentina (RenovAr):
• Assessing the deliverables and scope for future auctions
• How are the winning projects proceeding?
• How many projects/GW are being planned to be auctioned?

Investment climate:
• What types of financing are developers most likely to access for projects?
• Do renewable energy projects generate adequate return on investment?
• Where will the future investor come from?

Grid and congestion:
• Grid infrastructure and its ability to absorb future clean energy capacity
• What is the transmission capacity now and how does it need to expand?
• What is the congestion like in the region?

Join us to get up-to-speed with the current affairs, meet our expert panel speakers and pose your questions during the broadcast.

Presented by

Moderator: Carlos St James,

Board Member, Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy, Wood Group Clean Energy

Carlos St. James is Director for Strategic Development for the Americas at Wood Group. Since 2010 he has also been a board member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE) in Washington, DC, which promotes development of the industry, and was elected the organization's first President (2011-13). With considerable experience in project finance, legal issues as well as energy policy, he is a leading advisor to investors, developers and the public sector. He co-founded the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber (CADER) in 2005 and was the organization's Chairman for its first five years. He also founded the Middle East-Americas Energy Council (MEAMEC) to serve as an investment bridge for the two regions. He is also the publisher of the Latin America Energy Review, a very popular blog that promotes debate on the industry's issues.

Andrés Tahta,

Executive Vice President Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency

Mr. Tahta is a seasoned professional with a proven track record and vast international business and marketing experience, having lived and worked in USA and several countries across Latin America. Currently Executive Vice President of the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency, he has previously worked for 11 years as Business Unit Director and Marketing & Communications Director for Telefonica and Movistar. He has also worked at McKinsey & Co primarily in Latin America and USA as a Senior Engagement Manager, based out of the Buenos Aires office. Before that, Mr. Tahta worked as an Investor Relations Manager at the recently privatized Telecom Argentina. He also has a valuable entrepreneurship experience having co-founded/co-invested in several service companies in Argentina.

Hernan Rodriguez

Partner, Assurance, Energy, Utilities & Resources, PwC Argentina

Hernan Rodriguez Cancelo has been a Partner in the Audit department of PwC Argentina since 2012. His professional career with the firm started in 1993. Graduating from the Universidad de Buenos Aires as Public Accountant, he has specialised in his professional career in the energy industry, mainly in areas of oil and gas and recently, in renewable energies. In his wide experience in working with energy companies, the following stand out: Parque Eolico Arauco, Vientos de la Patagonia, Vestas Argentina, Nordex, Chevron, Tecpetrol Group, Pluspetrol Group, Medanito, San Antonio Oil & Gas, Petrobras, ENARSA, ENAP Sipetrol, Shell, GeoPark, Compania General de Combustible, DLS Archer, Schlumberger Group, among others.

Juan Bosch,

President, SAESA

Juan Bosch is a lawyer specialising in administrative law and energy. He currently acts as President of SAESA, an Argentine company with over 10 years' experience within the energy sector. SAESA specialises in the commercialisation of natural gas and electricity. Within the renewable energy sector, SAESA has developed a commercial and logistics platform that allows the delivery of valuable energy related products in a trustworthy and economically attractive manner to its clients. In a complex and competitive industry where large, international companies lead, SAESA has found its place and good recognition due to its determination when it comes to establishing long term healthy relationships, and by always fulfilling its assumed agreements.

Patricia Darez,

Country Manager, Southern Cone and Andean Countries, DNV GL - Energy

Patricia is a chartered engineer (CEng, Eur Ing) with more than 12 years of international experience. She has knowledge in management of multicultural teams, bidding processes, technical and commercial advice. She has experience in several GW of renewable energy projects, with emphasis on wind and photovoltaic energy, located in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. She is currently Country Manager in DNV GL, in its Energy division and covers the Southern Cone. Previously, she was the Director of 350renewables, a consultancy specializing in supporting developers of renewable energy projects with an emphasis on South America. She has also held positions in Mainstream Renewable Power and Wind Prospect Limited. Patricia is an aeronautical engineer (MEng) from the University of Bristol (United Kingdom).

Key Learning Objectives

  • Meet our advisory board speakers and learn about CLER - LatAm Clean Energy Forum
  • Hear the experts discussing the scope for future auctions
  • Learn about what types of financing developers are most likely to access for projects in LatAm
  • Get the latest updates on the status of the transmission grid and congestion


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