CONFERENCE DAY 2
9 May 2018
 

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY /// CONFERENCE DAY 2

08:30 Registration and coffee

09:15 Word of welcome & opening remarks by Chairman

09:25 How attractive is the Argentinean PV market compared to other LATAM markets?

  • How do the risk-return profiles compare between different LATAM countries?
  • What are some of the technical advantages and disadvantages in the regional PV markets?
  • How are differences in resources reflected in the growth of solar energy throughout the region?
  • Reflections from international experiences and insights from Chile, Brazil and Mexico
ALFREDO SOLAR /// GENERAL MANAGER CHILE - ATLAS
Alfredo Solar Pinedo is a Civil Engineer graduated from Universidad de Chile.
In 2002 he became General Manager of Acciona Energía Chile and worked across their entire technology portfolio. In 2014 he moved to SunEdison and became their GM for the Chilean market. During this tenure the company developed, financed, built and operate 400 MW of PV Projects in Chile. From 2010 to 2016 he also acted as President of ACERA, the Chilean Renewable Energies Association. Since 2017 he is General Manager Chile for ATLAS Renewable Energy. An Actis Company who has recently acquire assets from SunEdison (Chile, Uruguay Brasil and Mexico) to create a Renewable Platform in Latam with a 1.5 GW investment plan.
ALFREDO SOLAR
GENERAL MANAGER CHILE /// ATLAS

10:15 The disruptive power of storage

  • PV and storage, its use cases to accelerate the energy transition
  • What business models do exist for storage, peak shaving, Uninterrupted Power Supply, supply and demand matching, frequency control?
  • How to capitalize incentives and the benefits of storage?
ISMARIO GONZALEZ /// SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - FLUENCE ENERGY
Mr. Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Fluence Energy, is responsible for developing channel partner strategies originating strategic partnerships and initiating deals in support of Fluence Energy Storage product platforms solution sales. Mr. Gonzalez is responsible for the overall business relationship between Fluence and major regional partners and customers by providing leadership, direction, and support of growth initiatives and business development efforts across the region.
He has over 25 years of experience working in the energy sector and came to Fluence with significant product and solutions sales experience especially for reactive power compensation systems. Over his 25 years of experience, he has worked across Latin America and the Caribbean and in many countries around the world, he was instrumental in the development of reactive power compensation solutions in the region. He has worked for Cooper Power Systems Power Capacitor Division, Trench Electric Ltd. Siemens AG, AES Energy Storage and now Fluence. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree with focus on International Business from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics, from the University of Akron.
ISMARIO GONZALEZ
SVP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT /// FLUENCE ENERGY

10:45 Blockchain, the new kid on the (energy) block

  • What makes blockchain so suitable for the energy industry?
  • How does blockchain shake-up the renewable energy markets?
  • Where do we see the first actual models that incorporate blockchain in the industry?
  • What benefits can it bring and are these replicable in Argentina?

11:15 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

12:05 Provincial outlook on Argentina’s renewable energy developments

  • Reality vs. Expectations
  • Best and worst case scenarios for solar PV in the different regions
  • Synergies and disparities provinces
ALEJANDRO DIAZ /// EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - AMCHAM
Alejandro began his activity in Macrosa S.A.(Caterpiler Distributor in Argentina) as Costs and Budget Supervisor.
His professional training led him to work in the 80`s as Experienced Manager of the Auditing Department of Arthur Andersen – Pistrelli, Diaz y Asoc, working in Business and System Consulting Division.

In 1990 he started working for Pepsico Argentina – Beverages Division, where he was responsible for the Finance and Planning Management for South America. Later on he was transferred to Chile where he held the Country Manager position. In 1996 he takes over the Franchising Direction for Chile, Paraguay and the interior of Argentina and then he was promoted as Franchising Vice President for South America and President of PepsiCola Argentina.

Between 2004 and 2006, Alejandro assumed as General Manager of Natura Cosméticos S.A.

In March 2007, Alejandro was appointed as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina.

He is Public Accountant from Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA (1982). He is married with two children.
MODERATOR
ALEJANDRO DIAZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// AMCHAM
VERONICA GEESE /// SECRETARY OF ENERGY - SANTA FE PROVINCE
Veronica was born in Esperanza, Santa Fe province, on October 9, 1974. She is married with two children.
She studied at the Catholic University of Santa Fe and developed her career in banking and accountancy. In 2011, she completed a program in Business Management at the IAE, Austral University.
In 2007, she entered the metallurgical company FERMA S.A., which she managed from 2013 until November 2015. She participated actively in the Esperanza Industrial Area project, integrating the Governing Board of the business association of the city, where she was the main grantor. She also took part in the FISFE Youth Board (Industrial Association of the Santa Fe Province) and in the Founding Board of Esperanza Metallurgic Industry Chamber.
VERONICA GEESE
SECRETARY OF ENERGY /// SANTA FE PROVINCE
MARIO PIZARRO /// SECRETARÍA DE ENERGÍA JUJUY
A short desciption will follow soon...
MARIO PIZARRO
SECRETARÍA DE ENERGÍA JUJUY

13:10 CLOSING REMARKS

13:20 BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH &
ONE-ON-ONE NETWORKING TIME AND MATCHMAKING

15:30 END OF CONFERENCE

 
CONFERENCE DAY 2
9 May 2018