Event Closed

This event ran September 7-8, 2016 and has now finished.

If you have a case study that you would like to present, please email: ender.cobo@energyconferencenetwork.com

8:00 am

Registration/Morning Coffee

8:45 am

Opening remarks from Conference Chair

Ramon Candia, Lead Investment Officer
CIFI - Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

9:00 am

Hydropower Plants in Mexico and the Challenge of the Energy Reform

  • Energetic reform
  • Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) and PEMEX, productive state enterprises.
  • Renewable energy
  • Background Hydro Electric in Mexico
  • Areas of investment opportunity
  • Strengths and weaknesses.

Luis Guillermo Pineda Bernal, National Commissioner
Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE Mexico)

9:40 am

Achieve social and environmental responsibility in the construction of Hydropower Facilities in the Region

  • Working with local communities to ensure population safety
  • Dealing with the “Involuntary displacement” of the communities
  • How to work so they receive their proportionate share of the benefits

Luis Galan, Operations Director
AES Panama

10:20 am

Morning break and networking

11:00 am

Hydropower Investment in Central America from the point of view of the debt investor

  • Analyzing the political, market, operational and environmental risk
  • How working with the government and key players minimize the risk

Ramon Candia, Lead Investment Officer
CIFI - Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura

11:40 am

Basic conditions for a hydropower project to be bankable or fundable

  • Types of Projects
  • Analyzing the market for this projects in the region
  • Competition and selection criteria

Hernán Diaz del Castillo, International Structural Fiancial Manager
Banco Internacional de Costa Rica

12:20 pm

Networking lunch

1:00 pm

Remote Inspection in Hydro facilities

Ing. Marco Juanchuto, Commercial Manager LatAm
ASI Hydro

1:40 pm

Challenges and opportunities of regional electricity market

  • Having competitive generation capacity available
  • Establish / strengthen regulatory capacity
  • Build the proper infrastructure

Luis Cerna, Regional Market Director of Regulation and Operations
Cuestamoras Comercializadora Electrica, S.A.

2:20 pm

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems: Tools for managing and balancing the risks

Diane Barr, President
Camas, LLC

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from Conference Chair

8:00 am

Registration/Morning Coffee

8:45 am

Opening remarks from Conference Chair

Luis Cerna, Regional Market Director of Regulation and Operations
Cuestamoras Comercializadora Electrica, S.A.

Nations' Snapshot 1

9:00 am

Panama – Expansion Plans for Generation and Transmission

  • Investments necessary in the national grid
  • Reliability criteria
  • The current quality of service

Ing. Gustavo Adolfo Bernal, Sub General Manager
ETESA (Empresa de Trasmisión Eléctrica Panamá)

9:40 am

Panama’s competitive advantages and disadvantages for the growth of the Hydraulic Generation

  • How to use the Advantages for the growth of the Hydraulic Generation
  • How to deal with the disadvantages for the growth of the Hydraulic Generation
  • Capitalize in new opportunities for the growth of the Hydraulic Generation

Percy Garrido, Comercial Director
Enel Green Power

10:20 am

Morning break/networking

11:00 am

Technical and legal Issues in the process of water concession

  • Construction, operation and maintenance of small and medium hydropower plants
  • Pros and cons of building small hydropower facilities

Fredy Vega, Water Commission
Ministerio de Ambiente de Panama

11:40 am

The future contracts in the Regional Electricity Market in Central America

  • The electricity commercialization business energy in Central America
  • Opportunities and challenges in the MER
  • Commercialization of energy and electricity interconnections

Marvin Hernandez, Executive Director
Excelergy
Manuel Urena, Costa Rica Country Manager
Excelergy

12:20 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm

Developing and Managing an Effective Security Program

  • Flexing a security program with changing conditions
  • Understanding the threats to your organization, both internal and external
  • Implementing policies & procedures, training and people
  • Updating and reviewing your program

Joachim A. Gloschat, Jr., Senior Security and Intelligence Analyst
Gannett Fleming, Inc.

1:40 pm

Underground Pumped Storage Plants: Hydrodynamic Processes in a new Technology

  • New technology with great expansion potential
  • No dependency on topograpy, no changes in landscape
  • Currently unknown hydrodynamic processes due to new designs and operations
  • 3D numerical and experimental modelling (hybrid) at RWTH Aachen University
  • – Analysis of the hydrodynamic processes and development of design calculations

Elena Pummer, Research Associate
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management, RWTH Aachen University

2:30 pm

Closing remarks from Conference Chair

Luis Cerna, Regional Market Director of Regulation and Operations
Cuestamoras Comercializadora Electrica, S.A.

2:45 pm

Afternoon networking session