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UPCOMING Webinar /// Argentina: El nacimiento de un mercado de energía solar distribuida

20 April 2018 /// 11am ART (Buenos Aires)  /// 4pm CEST (Amsterdam) 

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The webinar will take place in Spanish


Topics include:

  • Background of the DG law, legislative roadmap taken and implementation planning (basically covering where it comes from)

  • Specifics of Argentinean energy market and the potential of Distributed Generation market (how many consumers do we look at and what is their demand, that could be switching to RE)

  • Progress on the regulation and its design (ministerial decree up to active plan, what is currently the model being drafted netbilling with its practical implications)

  • Steps to be taken to get to an active regulation (active buy-in from provincial government and stakeholders like utilities DisCos)

  • Role of the private sector

Webinar Speaker:

IGNACIO ROMERO /// DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION - MINEM
Ignacio Romero is the Director of Distributed Generation at the Undersecretariat of Renewable Energy of the Argentinian Ministry of Energy and Mining. He oversees the development and implementation of the Distributed Generation and Solar-Thermal Energy Programs at the Federal level.
He has international engineering and management experience across different project and operational phases in the Renewable Energy industry: Business Development, Engineering Design, Manufacturing, EPC Project Management and Operational Efficiency for different technologies. Ignacio has previously worked for ICSA, IMPSA and Enel Green Power North America based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ignacio Romero is a Fulbright scholar, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer (Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina) with a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (Northeastern University, Boston) as well as graduate degrees in Project Management, Engineering Leadership and Macroeconomics (MIT Sloan).
IGNACIO ROMERO
DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTED GENERATION /// MINEM
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Past Webinar /// Argentina's PV market: What 2018 will bring

28 February 2018 /// 12pm ART (Buenos Aires)  /// 16pm CET (Amsterdam 

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The webinar took place in Spanish


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Since the re-launch of Argentina's renewable energy law, it has surged to become one of the most bustling markets in LATAM. Although the process is not without hurdles, Argentina is swiftly developing projects, with ever lower prices. 2018 will prove to be a year to add significant amounts of PV capacity, with strict deadlines under the auction program. In this webinar, we will take stock of the market, recap what has happened so far and project what to look out for in the near future.

Topics include:

  • LATAM PV markets and Argentina's position

  • Updates and outcome on RenovAr rounds

  • Progress of PV projects awarded in round 1, 1.5 and 2

  • Outlook and deadlines for projects, will targets be met?

  • Framework that allows for corporate PPAs

  • Potential of PV for C&I in Argentina

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
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

PAST Webinar /// Enabling PV success in Argentina

28 February 2017 /// 10am EST (16pm CET) 

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Dissecting this high potential growth market from its inception. Stemming from Argentina's hugely successful first auction rounds, the market is underway to deliver on the first PPAs. Together with GTM Research and Invierta en Argentina we looked at the market, what drives its growth and how to address the most pressing challenges out there, from closing the finance gap to practical deployment challenges.

  • Status quo in the Argentinean market

  • Main drivers for PV development across segments

  • Major hurdles in successful expanding the PV market

  • Key considerations for PV industry entering Argentina

Webinar Speakers

MANAN PARIKH /// ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS - GTM RESEARCH
Manan Parikh is a Solar Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream markets with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to GTM, his work has been extensively research based, centering upon alternative fuels infrastructure development and Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) policy models for the Schatz Energy Research Center and UC Berkeley in Northern California. In California, he was also an ambassador to start-up teams within the Clean Tech Open accelerator as well as a consultant to DOE SunShot Catalyst Award winner, PVComplete. In Washington, DC he worked on biomass policy at the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as the DC-based Clean Energy Leadership Institute in its inaugural class.
MANAN PARIKH
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH
FRANCISCO PREUSCHE /// INVESTMENT DIRECTOR - ARGENTINA INVESTMENT & TRADE PROMOTION AGENCY
Francisco Presuche - 32 years old and Industrial Engineer by background. Is Investment Director for investment projects in the Energy and resources industries at the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency since its creation in 2016. At the Agency, he helps investors throughout all the investment process (from country due diligence to aftercare, including investment execution). Prior to joining the Agency, he worked mostly as a consultant for several industries including Waste treatment, Waste to Energy, Consumer electronics, Agro related Machinery, and mining..
FRANCISCO PREUSCHE
INVESTMENT DIRECTOR /// ARGENTINA INVESTMENT & TRADE PROMOTION AGENCY

PAST Webinar /// Taking stock after the tender: what's in store for PV in Argentina?

1 December 2016 /// 9am Buenos Aires -  1pm CET time

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MAURO G. SOARES
NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY /// MINEM

Argentina’s first ever solar PV tender in which 400MW of solar capacity was awarded by the government from 2.8GW of bids offered, has quickly turned the country in one of the hottest solar markets in LATAM. This first round exceeded all expectations so a 1.5 follow-up round takes place November 2016. 

This extra playoff round targets another 200MW of PV capacity from those that can lower their previous bids to the average price of winners in round 1: $59.75/MWh. Round 1.5 winning bids will be announced 23rd of November. This makes the webinar on December 1st the ideal chance to hear the latest from the running program directly from Mauro Soares, the National Director for Renewable Energy at the ministry.

Topics of this webinar:

  • Success of the RenovAr program

  • Update and review on auction rounds 1 and 1.5

  • Future outlook


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