CONFERENCE DAY 1
8 May 2018
 

TUESDAY 8 MAY /// CONFERENCE DAY 1

08:15 Registration and coffee

09:15 Word of welcome & opening remarks by Chairman

LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Leoncio has been passionate about energy since his first encounter with it during a thermodynamics course while studying mechanical engineering. His graduation project involved the design of a solar stirling engine that would be used in marginalized communities in Mexico for electricity and heat provision. After graduation, he went on to work for General Electric as a performance engineer doing thermal tests on natural gas turbines. However, the long-term sustainability of the energy system prompted him to study a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His master thesis was about how key assumptions affect the social cost of carbon in mathematical climate policy models. Now, as a project manager at Solarplaza, Leoncio is interested in the innovations (blockchain, AI, etc) that will play a big role in the electrical grid of the future.
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
MARCELO LANDO /// CEO - LEDESMA RENOVABLES
Marcelo is currently the CEO of Ledesma Renovables, a Buenos Aires-based renewable energy developer, whose majority shareholder is Ledesma, a publicly-listed Argentine conglomerate. Marcelo began his career in renewable energy at AES Solar (later renamed Silver Ridge Power), a joint venture between Riverstone and AES Corporation. At Silver Ridge, he was part of the deal team in all major transactions including filing an IPO at the Toronto Stock Exchange which was later replaced as an exit strategy with the sale of 50% ownership stake to SunEdison for $180 million which closed in 2014. During his five-year career with Silver Ridge Power he held key positions in finance, business development and operations, which helped him develop a comprehensive understanding of the renewable energy business. Marcelo was based in Washington DC, London, and Madrid which also helped him develop a solid understanding of the combinations of market conditions and policies that could result in attractive investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Silver Ridge Power, Marcelo worked for AES Corporation where he was part of the deal team in the acquisition of the Ohio utility DPL for $4.7 billion in 2011. Prior to AES Corporation, Marcelo was six years with Ledesma, one of the largest industrial groups in Argentina, publicly-listed, and with over 100 years of operations in Argentina. Prior to joining Ledesma, he served three years as private wealth financial advisor with Banco Santander, also based in Argentina. He was involved as co-founder of a microfinance organization in Argentina. Marcelo holds a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad Catolica Argentina, an MSc in Social Policy from the University of Bath in the UK and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Alumni merit-based scholarship.
MARCELO LANDO
CEO /// LEDESMA RENOVABLES

09:25 Status quo in global PV market

  • Overview of PV growth in Latam
  • Key indicators for Argentina’s PV market and growth outlook until 2020
  • Outcomes of RenovAr in the context of other Latam tender results
  • Lessons learned from other Latam solar markets for a sustainable development
  • Long-term forecast of Latam energy market and outlook for cost reduction in the solar value chain
ANA VERENA LIMA /// SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST - BNEF
Ana Verena Lima is the South America lead analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance. She focuses on power markets, looking at policy and regulation, clean energy financing, strategies and future trends for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, among others. Ana Verena previously worked at Itau BBA, looking at project finance for Brazilian power projects. She graduated from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) with a BS in Industrial Engineering.
ANA VERENA LIMA
SOUTH AMERICA LEAD ANALYST /// BNEF

09:55 The rise of Argentina’s renewable energy market

  • Outcomes RenovAr round 1, 1.5 and 2 and status of PV projects
  • Overview of the current electricity industry landscape in Argentina
  • When and where will solar be competitive with other electricity sources?
  • What are the main risks and opportunities for the market in the next two years?
ESTEBAN PÉREZ ANDRICH /// NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY - MINEM
Esteban Pérez Andrich holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina).
He has more than 10 years of experience in macroeconomic analysis and 15 years of experience in the Building sector, particularly, in the development of energy and oil and gas projects.
Nowadays, he is the National Director for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina. His main responsibility is to promote the development of high capacity renewable energy projects, as those ones to be developed under the framework of the RenovAr Program, and the projects governed by the RREE Corporate Agreements Legal Framework.
ESTEBAN PÉREZ ANDRICH ///
NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY /// MINEM

10:25 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

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11:10 Large scale PV projects; how will the market develop?

  • Success factors for projects under RenovAr
  • What will drive the growth of PV in the coming years?
  • When will we reach the GW market scale, and what should the industry prepare for?
  • Key risks and mitigation strategies for now and the future
MARCELO LANDO /// CEO - LEDESMA RENOVABLES
Marcelo is currently the CEO of Ledesma Renovables, a Buenos Aires-based renewable energy developer, whose majority shareholder is Ledesma, a publicly-listed Argentine conglomerate. Marcelo began his career in renewable energy at AES Solar (later renamed Silver Ridge Power), a joint venture between Riverstone and AES Corporation. At Silver Ridge, he was part of the deal team in all major transactions including filing an IPO at the Toronto Stock Exchange which was later replaced as an exit strategy with the sale of 50% ownership stake to SunEdison for $180 million which closed in 2014. During his five-year career with Silver Ridge Power he held key positions in finance, business development and operations, which helped him develop a comprehensive understanding of the renewable energy business. Marcelo was based in Washington DC, London, and Madrid which also helped him develop a solid understanding of the combinations of market conditions and policies that could result in attractive investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Silver Ridge Power, Marcelo worked for AES Corporation where he was part of the deal team in the acquisition of the Ohio utility DPL for $4.7 billion in 2011. Prior to AES Corporation, Marcelo was six years with Ledesma, one of the largest industrial groups in Argentina, publicly-listed, and with over 100 years of operations in Argentina. Prior to joining Ledesma, he served three years as private wealth financial advisor with Banco Santander, also based in Argentina. He was involved as co-founder of a microfinance organization in Argentina. Marcelo holds a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad Catolica Argentina, an MSc in Social Policy from the University of Bath in the UK and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Alumni merit-based scholarship.
MODERATOR
MARCELO LANDO
CEO /// LEDESMA RENOVABLES
MARTIN PARODI /// MANAGING DIRECTOR ARGENTINA - TOTAL EREN
Mr. Parodi has over twenty years of experience in Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity and joined Total Eren in February 2017 as Managing Director for Argentina where they have been able to secure 180MW of wind and solar project that are under construction. Previously, Mr. Parodi joined Enfinity (another European renewable developer) in 2008 and was the CFO and Head of Investment where he closed equity and debt financing above USD 1.5 billion in USA, Europe and Asia.

Before joining Enfinity, Mr Parodi was responsible for Project Finance at Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento where he was more broadly focused on the infrastructure sector like hospitals, tunnels, bridges and motorways and the renewable energy sector including wind, solar and bio-fuels all around Europe, USA and Canada. Prior to BESI, Mr Parodi worked at a pharmaceutical company focused on merger and acquisitions together with the corporate business of the Group.

He started his career in Argentina, working for a Venture Capital company doing analysis and valuation of the investment projects and the development of financial forecasts, cash flow and follow up of debt level.

Mr. Parodi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IESE (Spain), a Master in Law and Finance degree from CEMA (Argentina) and he graduated from University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) as Certified Public Auditor.
MARTIN PARODI
MANAGING DIRECTOR ARGENTINA /// TOTAL EREN
VITOR RODRIGUES /// REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA - TÜV RHEINLAND
Vitor Rodrigues is Regional Manager for TÜV Rheinland's solar energy activities, in the South American region. He is a qualified factory and field inspector with over 10 years experience in the PV sector. Vitor has inspected factories in China, Europe and South Africa and PV plants worldwide. Besides this, he is teacher for a post graduate course on Renewable Energies. Vitor started his carreer at TÜV in 2006 in Portugal, starting as Junior Project Manager, eventually in the role of Business product manager Product certification. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University Of Aveiro, in Portugal.
VITOR RODRIGUES
REGIONAL MANAGER SOUTH AMERICA /// TÜV RHEINLAND
FEDERICO SBARBI OSUNA /// STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR - GENNEIA
A short bio will follow soon...
FEDERICO SBARBI OSUNA
STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR /// GENNEIA

12:00 Distributed generation, the birth of a new market

  • Can distributed generation deliver on expectations in Argentina?
  • Potential for PV in the residential and commercial rooftop markets
  • What innovative business models are on the rise?
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR /// PROJECT MANAGER - SOLARPLAZA
Leoncio has been passionate about energy since his first encounter with it during a thermodynamics course while studying mechanical engineering. His graduation project involved the design of a solar stirling engine that would be used in marginalized communities in Mexico for electricity and heat provision. After graduation, he went on to work for General Electric as a performance engineer doing thermal tests on natural gas turbines. However, the long-term sustainability of the energy system prompted him to study a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His master thesis was about how key assumptions affect the social cost of carbon in mathematical climate policy models. Now, as a project manager at Solarplaza, Leoncio is interested in the innovations (blockchain, AI, etc) that will play a big role in the electrical grid of the future.
MODERATOR
LEONCIO MONTEMAYOR
PROJECT MANAGER /// SOLARPLAZA
MAXIMILIANO MORRONE /// NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROMOTION - MINEM
Maximiliano Morrone graduated as Industrial Engineer from the Catholic University of Argentina, studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), and holds a Master in Renewable Energy from the National Technological University (Argentina). He also studied Strategic Marketing at the IAE Business School (Argentina). Maximiliano has 14 years of experience in the energy sector and, in recent years, has developed projects in the field of solar energy and energy efficiency.
Currently, he serves as National Director of Renewable Energy Promotion at the Undersecretariat of Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mining of Argentina. His main responsibility is to promote the use and incorporation of different renewable energy sources to the national energy matrix. Moreover, he is in charge of defining and managing development programs, scientific and technological research, and technical studies and resource inventory in Argentina.
MAXIMILIANO MORRONE ///
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROMOTION /// MINEM
OSCAR FERRENO /// DIRECTOR INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS - VENTUS
Oscar is Director of Institutional Relations and responsible for the Technical support of Ventus' operations. Industrial Engineer, member of the Uruguayan National Academy of Engineering since 2012.
More than 20 years of experience as UTE Generation Manager, and is one of the precursors of the installation of 1,7 GW of renewable energies in Uruguay. He currently serves as an advisor in energy aspects to Uruguayan Senate.
OSCAR FERRENO
DIRECTOR INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS /// VENTUS
MARCELO ALVAREZ /// PRESIDENT - CADER
Marcelo has over 30 years of experience in the solar sector. He is currently President of the Argentine Chamber of Renewable Energy as well as Director of Aldar S.A. and IRESUD and holding a position on the directorate of the Global Solar Council. Marcelo is an expert in PV with both academic and professional experience in the sector specializing in rural electrification through renewable energy.
MARCELO ALVAREZ ///
PRESIDENT /// CADER

12:50 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

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14:15 Turning the potential of an emerging market into a success story

  • LCOE decline on a global scale
  • Latin American success and lessons learned in the region
  • Best in class technologies and quality ensuring bankability
  • What is instrumental in enabling Argentina's Solar Future?
MAURO SOARES /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - EOS ENERGíA
Mauro Soares is Managing Director of EOS Energía, a local consultancy specialized in energy projects advisory services including legal, regulatory, fiscal, financial and commercial issues. He currently consults to many companies across the renewables supply chain. Prior to EOS, Mauro was National Director for Renewable Energy at the Undersecretariat for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Argentina where he was in charge of redesigning and implementing a new regulatory framework for the clean energy industry in Argentina. He is an economist (Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires) and he has Master’s of Sciences in Management (Sloan Program, Stanford University). He has worked in the traditional and renewable energy industries for more than 20 years. He has held different management positions in the private sector where his last role was as Manager of Business Development for Tecpetrol based out of Buenos Aires. He has also worked extensively in the creation and growth of the Argentine Renewable Energy Chamber (CADER) and with other local NGOs and think tanks such as AERA, Fundación Avina, Directorio Legislativo, Escenarios Energéticos 2030, Fundación la Tierra Habla. He is Academic Director of the Executive Program in Renewable Energy at UCES in Buenos Aires and has been a professor of Energy Markets and Project Evaluation at the National Technological University (UTN) in Buenos Aires. Since 2011, and based on his background and contributions, Mauro is a member of the BMW Foundation´s network of World Sustainable Leaders. In 2018 Mauro was featured by Harvard University´s Kennedy School of Government in the case study that was written on the the successful RenovAr programme.
MODERATOR
MAURO SOARES
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// EOS ENERGíA
ALBERTO CUTER /// GENERAL MANAGER LATAM & ITALY - JINKO SOLAR
Alberto Cuter has been involved in renewable energy since 2008. He served as Sales Director in Phoenix Solar and Heliosphera and joined Jinko Solar in 2010. He opened the Italian branch and developed the Italian market positioning Jinko as leader modules supplier in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 he was appointed as Sales Director of Emerging Markets (LATAM and MEA). He developed and positioned Jinko as market leader in the most important market such as South Africa and Chile with more than 30% of market share, making Jinko the leader modules supplier in the region.
As per new strategy of Jinko management, in July 2015 he was appointed as a General Manager Latam and Italy to lead a team of high professional managers in 7 countries across the region. Actually Jinko has been recognized as market leader in Chile, Brazil and Central America, with more than 600 MW sold in the region.
Prior to stepping into solar PV industry, Alberto Cuter has worked in the telecommunication Industry as Sales Director in companies as Telecom Italia, Wind and Deloitte Consulting.
Alberto has an Electronic Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a Master in Telecommunications at SSGRR (Italy).
ALBERTO CUTER
GENERAL MANAGER LATAM & ITALY /// JINKO SOLAR
FERNANDO SANCHEZ /// VP SALES - SOLTEC
Fernando Sánchez have been working for Soltec since 2008. He has a Bachelor in Law and he counts with two masters degrees for ENAE Business School, an Executive MBA and a Land Planning Master. Before joined Soltec, Fernando worked in the construction sector for almost two years.
In 2008 he joined Soltec as a Business Developer for Europe countries where he took part of several projects for the company when the PV crisis broke up. In 2013 he moved to Chile as Country Manager and in 2016 he was promoted to VP of Sales LATAM. He has agreed some of the most important projects for Soltec in Brazil, Chile or México.
FERNANDO SANCHEZ ///
VP SALES /// SOLTEC
NICOLÁS ROSSI /// RENOVAR PROGRAM COORDINATOR - INTI
Nicolás Rossi graduated from the National Technological University of Buenos Aires (UTN BA) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. From the National Academy of Engineering he received the Best Engineering Students Award of Argentine Universities. Currently he is completing the Postgraduate Program in Development and Finance of Renewable Energy Projects at UCEMA. He started his career at ABB in the High Voltage, Medium Voltage and Power Transformer Service Area. At the moment he serves at INTI as RenovAr Program Coordinator in the Renewable Energy Center. He was part of the evaluation team of photovoltaic power plants technical proposals in the RenovAr Program bidding process, follows the construction of these projects and gives technical assistance to suppliers of wind and photovoltaic technologies for local manufacturing. He is also active in the distributed generation market, where he participated in the Grid Code development of the Argentine Electrotechnical Association (AEA) and took part in the development of the Smart Grid with Renewable Energy Project (PRIER) in the city of Armstrong, Santa Fe.
NICOLÁS ROSSI
RENOVAR PROGRAM COORDINATOR /// INTI

15:00 Constructional and operational challenges encountered in PV projects in Argentina

  • Where does the industry encounter common challenges experienced when developing and construction PV projects?
  • What are the key factors that can influence yields, and return, and how to address them in Argentinean cases?
  • Accelerate the learning curve: what lessons learned can we put into practise for projects in distributed generation and corporate PPAs?
DIEGO WERNER /// TECHNICAL & SALES MANAGER - AIRES RENEWABLES
Werner holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Renewable Energy with Specialization in Wind Energy from the National Technological University. In 2008, he was awarded a scholarship by the National Ministry of Education in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of France, to participate in the ARFITEC cooperation program between Argentina and France for the training of engineers, with a stay at the Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France.
He has experience in developing and designing wind and solar energy projects in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, micro- and meso- modeling of resource, design and management of measurement campaigns, Due Diligence of wind and solar farms, financial structuring and owners engineer, engineering studies energy certification, integration of renewables to the grid, and advice to governments and private in wind and solar energy high power.
Previously, he played roles in Techint Engineering & Construction in planning industrial and energy projects.
Currently, Diego serves as Coordinator of Wind Mention in the Master in ER - UTN, Professor of Renewable Energy, ITBA, and Professor of Wind Energy in the Degree in Energy Engineering, UNSAM.
MODERATOR
DIEGO WERNER
TECHNICAL & SALES MANAGER /// AIRES RENEWABLES
DAVID RUYET /// MANAGING PARTNER - ENERGIAS RENOVABLES DEL PLATA
Mr. David Ruyet has +21 years of proven experience within the renewable energy industry. During his career, he has worked on operating assets, both in Europe and South America: more than 1.000 MW in wind, 250 MW in solar and 200 MW in cogeneration, and his experience spans all project stages: from pre-planning until managing the operation of the power plant.
He started his career in ENDESA in 1996 as project manager and he oversaw >1.500 MW in development, and >750 MW in operating assets, having executive positions in several power plants. In 2012, he moved to Argentina working for the Spanish construction and services group GRUPO SANJOSE as representative in the region reporting directly to its Chairman, where he had been working since 2007.
In 2016, he founded his own engineering firm in Buenos Aires: ENERGIAS DEL PLATA. Within 2 years, besides producing basic engineering designs for >1.000 MW in RenovAr programs, this company is leading the owner’s engineering sector in Argentina, managing on the ground, and on behalf of the owner, >200 MW of both wind and solar assets, and up to 5 power plants to be commissioned by 2018.
Mr. Ruyet graduated as industrial engineer with a specialization in nuclear energy, and holds an MBA from ESADE Business School. He is also about to present his dissertation to receive a doctorate degree in economy in Spain. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan and collaborates with several Technical Institutions and Business Schools, such as ESADE in Spain, UCEMA and UDEMM in Argentina and ORT in Uruguay, as lecturer.
DAVID RUYET
MANAGING PARTNER /// ENERGIAS RENOVABLES DEL PLATA
ANKUR DHIMAN /// BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER LATAM & CARIBBEAN - STERLING & WILSON
Ankur holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University in India. He has more than 6 years of proven experience in business development in various markets like India, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Argentina. He is result oriented and quality driven professional with specialities including business development, market intelligence, key account management, client development, supplier base creation, bid support to IPP’s for federal/ national programs, risk analysis of the market, marketing and solution providing in solar sector. His role also includes providing insight to several global IPP’s about the Latin American market for solar energy projects.
His endeavours have led to cumulative business of more than USD 500 million for Sterling & Wilson in past 6 years. He is currently handling business development activities for Sterling & Wilson for Latin America and Caribbean Market and is based out of Buenos Aries, Argentina.
ANKUR DHIMAN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER LATAM & CARIBBEAN /// STERLING & WILSON
RUY CAMPOS DUGONE /// PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR - QUANTUM GROUP
Mr. Campos Dugone is an accomplished International Business Development and Sales Executive, with a distinguished track record of successfully managing all facets of business development, technical sales and general business operations within the Renewable Energy, Agricultural and Environmental Technologies sectors. Mr. Campos Dugone has led the operation in 12 countries with more than 3.0 GW developed in renewable energy worldwide, including Latin America, Africa and India. Specialized in Project Development, Finance and Applications for Agriculture, Mining & Utilities ensured power with renewables.
Mr. Campos Dugone former SunEdison (Head of Intl. Business Development, Latin America & Africa, Micro Grid and Solar Water Pumps Business Unit), former Bhaskar Solar - formerly Shell Solar Asia – (Mercosur Managing Partner) and former Latam Agro Asia Holding (Asia Managing Director & Partner).
Mr. Campos Dugone is a Master in Business Administration – focus in Marketing -, a System Engineer and a retired naval officer. Currently he is Partner & Managing Director at Quantum Power Group in Latin America & The Caribbean, responsible for Quantum Tech Land Development Platform.
RUY CAMPOS DUGONE
PARTNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// QUANTUM GROUP

15:45 NETWORKING TEA BREAK

16:30 Financing forum on the PV industry in Argentina

  • What are the available options to finance large scale PV projects in the country?
  • Identifying and devising strategies to overcome the current market barriers
  • Is there a lack in availability of financing in Argentina?
  • Achieving lowest cost of capital
MATHIAS MÖHRPAHL /// DIRECTOR - FICUS CAPITAL
Mathias Möhrpahl has more than 8 years experience in the LATAM & international financial and consulting sector. For the last years, he has been working at Ficus Capital, one of the leading pure focus investment banking boutiques in the Southern cone of Latin America, with full transaction execution and project development capabilities in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and other LATAM countries. He has worked on and lead several transactions in the renewable energy, food & beverage, transport and financial service sector in countries such as Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil.
Currently, he is strongly involved in renewable energy deal structurings and project developments in Argentina, where Ficus Capital has recently established a new office.
Prior to that, Mathias Möhrpahl has acted as Director for Asset Management and Financial Institutions with a principle focus on the identification and the funding of different investments as well as managing the operations and the cross-border information flows and decision making processes, mostly between German and Nordic institutions and their subsidiaries in Chile. Mathias holds a MSc. in Economics from the University of London, UK and has studied Economics in Cologne and Kiel, Germany.
MODERATOR
MATHIAS MÖHRPAHL
DIRECTOR /// FICUS CAPITAL
MARTIN DUHART /// PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER - IDB INVEST
Mr. Duhart is a Principal Investment Officer, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since April 2017. He works in the Infrastructure and Energy Division at IDB Invest (former Inter-American Investment Corporation - IIC) and currently involved in infrastructure projects in the Southern Cone, including renewable energy projects in Argentina. He has professional experience working in finance and banking for more than 27 years. Among the areas of industry expertise it is worth mentioning oil and gas, energy, and utility sectors.

He joined the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) at Washington DC in 2003, serving in the Restructuring Unit until 2007. At that time Mr. Duhart was involved in the debt restructuring of four projects in the power and utilities businesses; and, two projects associated with telecommunications.

Mr. Duhart graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) with a degree as Certified Public Accountant and in Business Administration; he also obtained a master in Finance from the Centro de Estudios Macro-Económicos de Argentina (CEMA).
MARTIN DUHART
PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IDB INVEST
TOMAS CORDOBA /// FINANCE MANAGER - 360 ENERGY
Tomas has been Finance Manager at 360 Energy since March 2017. Previously, he had served in the same position in Genneia, which he joined in 2010. Before that he worked as Associate in Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, the largest law firm in Argentina, which he joined in 2002. He graduated as a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires. In his professional career he has participated in the debt restructuring in the public and banking market for more than a billion US dollars, including financing the first utility scale RE projects (wind and solar) in Argentina.
TOMAS CORDOBA
FINANCE MANAGER /// 360 ENERGY
MANUEL PUELLES IBARRA /// HEAD CORPORATE BANKING - BANCO HIPOTECARIO
A short bio will follow soon...
MANUEL PUELLES IBARRA
HEAD CORPORATE BANKING /// BANCO HIPOTECARIO

17:15 Corporate PPAs: an off takers perspective

  • How do intensive energy users make strategic decision in the new electricity context?
  • What will drive the growth of RE capacity in the corporate field?
  • How to match corporate’s interests and means with PV projects?
MARCELO LANDO /// CEO - LEDESMA RENOVABLES
Marcelo is currently the CEO of Ledesma Renovables, a Buenos Aires-based renewable energy developer, whose majority shareholder is Ledesma, a publicly-listed Argentine conglomerate. Marcelo began his career in renewable energy at AES Solar (later renamed Silver Ridge Power), a joint venture between Riverstone and AES Corporation. At Silver Ridge, he was part of the deal team in all major transactions including filing an IPO at the Toronto Stock Exchange which was later replaced as an exit strategy with the sale of 50% ownership stake to SunEdison for $180 million which closed in 2014. During his five-year career with Silver Ridge Power he held key positions in finance, business development and operations, which helped him develop a comprehensive understanding of the renewable energy business. Marcelo was based in Washington DC, London, and Madrid which also helped him develop a solid understanding of the combinations of market conditions and policies that could result in attractive investment opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining Silver Ridge Power, Marcelo worked for AES Corporation where he was part of the deal team in the acquisition of the Ohio utility DPL for $4.7 billion in 2011. Prior to AES Corporation, Marcelo was six years with Ledesma, one of the largest industrial groups in Argentina, publicly-listed, and with over 100 years of operations in Argentina. Prior to joining Ledesma, he served three years as private wealth financial advisor with Banco Santander, also based in Argentina. He was involved as co-founder of a microfinance organization in Argentina. Marcelo holds a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad Catolica Argentina, an MSc in Social Policy from the University of Bath in the UK and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Alumni merit-based scholarship.
MODERATOR
MARCELO LANDO
CEO /// LEDESMA RENOVABLES
JULIA CARRUTHERS /// DIRECTOR - AGUEERA
A short bio will follow soon...
JULIA CARRUTHERS
DIRECTOR /// AGUEERA
GABRIEL PÉREZ /// SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER - GRUPO LOGÍSTICO ANDREANI
A short bio will follow soon...
GABRIEL PÉREZ
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER /// GRUPO LOGÍSTICO ANDREANI

18:00 CLOSING REMARKS

18:15 COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND NETWORKING DRINKS
Enjoy a drink and food during this open networking session

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20:00 END OF DAY 1

 
CONFERENCE DAY 1
8 May 2018