13:30 Welcome Coffee (and lunch)


14:30 Word of welcome

  • Round of introduction

14:45 Mexico’s Renewable Energy Roadmap - Ministry

  • • Status quo in current energy landscape and government’s commitment
  • • Updates on Mexico’s changing regulatory framework for renewable energy
  • • The electricity market and its (future) pricing dynamics
  • • Updates on renewable energy tenders and opportunities for foreign investment
CAJEME VILLARREAL /// DIRECTOR GENERAL - SENER
Cajeme Villarreal es Director General de Análisis y Vigilancia del Mercado Eléctrico en la Secretaría de Energía. En esta posición dirige el diseño y la implementación de política regulatoria que rige al sector eléctrico en México. Asimismo, está a cargo de monitorear que el Mercado Eléctrico Mayorista opere en condiciones de eficiencia y competencia efectiva.

Previamente trabajó en la Unidad de Planeación de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, donde elaboró los Criterios Generales de Política Económica para 2018 y supervisó el cumplimiento de las metas fiscales del sector público para 2017. Otras posiciones en el gobierno federal incluyen: asesor de la Subsecretaria y del Secretario de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Director General Adjunto de Análisis y Planeación en el Servicio de Administración Tributaria, así como asesor y Coordinador de Asesores del Subsecretario de Transporte.

Cajeme Villarreal estudió economía en la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, El Colegio de México y la Universidad de Chicago, donde se especializó en economía del sector público y microeconomía aplicada.
CAJEME VILLARREAL
DIRECTOR GENERAL /// SENER

15:15 Regulating a changing energy market

  • • Role and position of regulator
  • • Update on existing energy regulation, for distributed and utility scale generation
  • • Design and process of next renewable energy auctions

MAURICIO HERRERA /// GENERAL DIRECTOR ELECTRICITY MARKETS - CRE
Mauricio Herrera is General Director of Electricity Markets at the Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico. He is responsible for the regulation overseeing of the short term, long term electricity markets, and for the Clean Energy Certificates market. Previously, he served as Deputy General Director of the Wholesale Electricity Market in charge of market surveillance and in charge of the coordination of the activities of the Independent Market Monitor.
He has over 10 years of experience in public service both at national and international level, specifically in regulatory policy of the electricity and telecommunications markets, as well as antitrust.
Mauricio Herrera has a Master’s degree in Economics with a major in Applied Macroeconomics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also an Electrical Engineer from the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas de El Salvador.
MAURICIO HERRERA
GENERAL DIRECTOR ELECTRICITY MARKETS /// CRE

15:45 The grid and renewables: addressing the elephant in the room

  • • Is the electricity network a restriction on future growth of renewable energy in the country?
  • • Planned and scheduled interventions in the grid
  • • Challenges ahead for Distributed Generation
  • • Completing and implementing a new grid code

SERGIO ROMO /// UNDERMANAGER ELECTRICAL NETWORK ANALYSIS - CENACE
A short bio will follow soon...
SERGIO ROMO
UNDERMANAGER ELECTRICAL NETWORK ANALYSIS /// CENACE
16:15 COFFEE BREAK

16:45 After the Energy Reform

  • • Adding a future perspective to ongoing developments in the energy markets
  • • Key changes the (solar) energy industry will encounter

17:15 Local financiers round table: Managing Financial Risks (workshop and discussion)

  • • Local finance market and the available liquidity
  • • Rise of merchant solar: risks & opportunities to look for
  • • Project bankability and the effect of low IRRs

ESAÚL RAMÍREZ /// PROJECT FINANCE OFFICER - NADB
A short bio will follow soon...
ESAÚL RAMÍREZ
PROJECT FINANCE OFFICER /// NADB
CARLOS LERMA /// DIRECTOR DE FINANCIAMIENTO IMMEX - BANCOMEXT
A short bio will follow soon...
CARLOS LERMA
DIRECTOR DE FINANCIAMIENTO IMMEX /// BANCOMEXT
MARIAN AGUIRRE NIENAU /// SUBDIRECTORA DE FINANCIAMIENTO AL SECTOR ENERGIA - BANCOMEXT
A short bio will follow soon...
MARIAN AGUIRRE NIENAU
SUBDIRECTORA DE FINANCIAMIENTO AL SECTOR ENERGIA /// BANCOMEXT

18:15 Framing the scope of Asset Management

  • • Defining scope of work and responsibilities of the asset manager
  • • Lessons learnt worldwide on the added value of an asset manager
  • • Differences between technical and financial asset management

18:45 Workshop reception


19:30 End of workshop


20:30 JOINT NETWORKING DINNER & PRE-CONFERENCE DINNER
Kick-off networking dinner to meet fellow delegates and explore opportunities with invited local stakeholders and speakers of Solar Asset Management Mexico & Central America
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