Day 1

09:25 Word of welcome

Session 1 - Setting the stage (Room A)

09:40 Solar in Colombia

  • Current installed capacity in Colombia in its different market segments
  • 2018: a key year for Colombia, a regulatory review
  • What drives the growth of PV?
  • Future outlook
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

10:10 The electricity market and the role of Solar PV

  • Review of the energy market and the role of solar PV
  • What role should solar PV play in Colombia?
  • How should the industry move forward?
  • The price for electricity of RE sources for large off-takers
IVAN MARTINEZ /// PRESIDENT - EGAL ENERGY
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IVAN MARTINEZ
PRESIDENT - EGAL ENERGY

10:40 AM break

Session 2 - The driving policies for PV (Room A)

11:25 RETIE

  • Technical Regulations for Electrical Installations

12:30 Building the case for Distributed Generation

  • Market’s capacity, currently installed and its potential size
  • Latest regulation that will impact the market, CREG 015 and CREG 030
CLAUDIA NAVARRO /// DIRECTOR - BRIGARD Y URRUTIA
Ms. Navarro joined the firm in 2010 and is the Director of the Infrastructure and Public Utilities Practice Group. She has advised many companies along the different activities of the energy sector using conventional and non-conventional sources, as well as natural gas. Among others, Claudia has wide experience in contract’s structuring, including but not limited to, BOOMT, PPAs and connection agreements and all matters related to electricity retail and natural gas production.

She is an expert in regulation of the electric energy and natural gas services and she has been recognized as a distinguished attorney by various sectorial associations such as: ANDESCO, ACOLGEN, ASOCODIS, and ANDI. She has actively participated in the process of consolidation and recognition of the Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Gas practice, accomplishing to position it in national and foreign market.

Ms. Navarro holds postgraduate degrees in Public Management from Los Andes University and Contractual Law from Externado University. Moreover, she holds a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law from the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales of Madrid and undertook her PhD studies in the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid.

Currently, Ms. Navarro teaches the course of “Infrastructure: regulation and finance” of the faculty of Law of Los Andes University and “Public, construction and concession agreements typology, infrastructure and public utilities” of Rosario University.
CLAUDIA NAVARRO
DIRECTOR - BRIGARD Y URRUTIA

13:00 Lunch break

Session 3 - Regional I and DG track

Regional track (Room A)

14:15 Panel: Centro

  • Feeding the capital region with Renewable Energy
  • How do local government envision and support the energy transition?
  • Solar rooftops and utility scale outlook for the region
OSCAR MARTÍNEZ /// LIDER MEGAPROYECTOS ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES - ENEL
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OSCAR MARTÍNEZ
LIDER MEGAPROYECTOS ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES - ENEL
JORGE GARCIA /// OWNER & CEO - GLOBALEM
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JORGE GARCIA
OWNER & CEO - GLOBALEM
MARTÍN GARCÍA PERCIANTE /// COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR - GREENYELLOW COLOMBIA
Es Director Comercial en GreenYellow Colombia, empresa pionera y líder en proyectos de eficiencia energética y desarrollos fotovoltaicos de autogeneración para el sector empresarial, comercial e industrial. Nacido en Uruguay, estudió y trabajó en México, Estados Unidos, Jamaica, Uruguay y Colombia. En este último país, se graduó MBA de la Universidad de los Andes, y tiene más de 12 años de experiencia en el sector energético convencional y, en los últimos años, en energías renovables y proyectos de eficiencia energética. Actualmente, lidera el equipo comercial de GreenYellow con alcance nacional y regional, ofreciendo a los sectores productivos estrategias de ahorros de energía, monitoreo y control de consumos, y generación propia con plantas solares.
MARTÍN GARCÍA PERCIANTE
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR - GREENYELLOW

15:00 Panel: Costa (Learning from Bayunca I)

  • How to make the region live up to its potential?
  • Impact of La Guajira transmission line project
  • Lessons learned from first PV project in this region, Bayunca I
SERGIO TORRES /// CONSULTANT - IPD LATAM
Sergio joined IPD Latin America in 2012. His expertise as a Consultant has focused on political, social and regulatory developments within Colombia, and how they affect the country’s energy industry, including the renewables and oil and gas sectors. He has extensive regional expertise in community issues, regulatory developments and security. As a member of IPD’s renewable energy team, Sergio has focused on monitoring regulatory developments and identifying emerging opportunities. Prior to joining IPD, Sergio worked in the Bogota-based offices of Control Risks as a political and security analyst and researcher. During his three years with the company, he was responsible for providing in-depth analysis of Andean Region politics and security, as well as regional analysis in Colombia for the power, mining, infrastructure, oil, and gas industries. Sergio holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. He also holds a Master of Arts in Global Studies from the Universities of Wroclaw (Poland) and Leipzig (Germany).
MODERATOR
SERGIO TORRES
CONSULTANT - IPD LATAM
ALBERTO GONZALEZ /// O&M AND PROJECT MANAGER - THESAN
In the current job, O&M and Project Manager for 30MW PV power plants in Latam and Europe. Project management for the construction of new PV plants in LATAM and O&M Manager for the company. Identification for new investment opportunities in Latam.

In his previous jobs: Technical manager for 40MW PV power plants in Italy (3 years). O&M engineering including Due Diligences, Optimization and Revamping, Management of Subcontractors, infield/laboratory efficiency tests, warranty claims, PVsyst/SAM design and analysis, design and implementation of a central SCADA.

R&D Engineer for an automation industry company designing world top innovative machines (3 years).

Top class universities with scholarship awards. Bsc. in Electronic Engineering in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Master of Sciences in 3 of the top universities in Europe, including a Msc. in Automation Engineering in the Politecnico di Torino (Italia), Msc. in Sustainable Energy Systems in the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain).
ALBERTO GONZALEZ
O&M AND PROJECT MANAGER - THESAN
IVAN MARTINEZ /// PRESIDENT - EGAL ENERGY
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IVAN MARTINEZ
PRESIDENT - EGAL ENERGY

Distributed Generation track (Room B)

14:15 Panel: Reviewing the business case for DG

  • Key market drivers and barriers for PV project development
  • Does PV offer a solution for all market segments?
  • How to draw in external financing for projects?
MARCOS PAEZ /// GENERAL MANAGER ENERGY SOLUTIONS / B2B SOUTH AMERICA - PANASONIC
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MARCOS PAEZ
GENERAL MANAGER ENERGY SOLUTIONS / B2B SOUTH AMERICA - PANASONIC
MICHEL DI CAPUA /// PARTNER - BLACK ORCHID SOLAR
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MICHEL DI CAPUA
PARTNER - BLACK ORCHID SOLAR

15:00 Rooftop project workshop: first class projects

  • What are the main points to build a first class project?
  • Common mistakes to avoid and challenges to counter?
  • How to align customer’s interest with a clear business case?
MARC TREMEL /// GENERAL MANAGER - COLOMBINVEST
Colombia's Renewable Energy expert with extensive knowledge of solar projects across the world. Marc has over 13 years of solar PV experience, and has been working in Colombia for over 5 years. Over the years he developed deep knowledge on solar components from manufacturers across the value chain.
Commited to build bridges between EU/Germany and Colombia in the field of solar energy investments and promoting PV in this emerging market.
MARC TREMEL
GENERAL MANAGER - COLOMBINVEST
MARCOS PAEZ /// GENERAL MANAGER ENERGY SOLUTIONS / B2B SOUTH AMERICA - PANASONIC
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MARCOS PAEZ
GENERAL MANAGER ENERGY SOLUTIONS / B2B SOUTH AMERICA - PANASONIC

15:45 PM break

Session 4 - Financing forum (Room A)

16:25 Challenges for financing in a nascent electricity market

  • Bankability of bilateral PPA’s
  • Is there enough liquidity in local capital market?
SANTIAGO PARDO /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - ASTRIS FINANCE
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SANTIAGO PARDO
MANAGING DIRECTOR - ASTRIS FINANCE

17:00 Foreign capital sources, investors’ and financiers’ panel

  • How does the structuring of bilateral PPAs differ from tendered PPAs?
  • Do risks match returns in Colombia?
  • What are the expectations for a secondary PV market?
STEPHEN HILL /// PARTNER - EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
Stephen Hill leads our Energy & Infrastructure Group in Latin America. We work in partnership with key development agencies in the region bringing investment. For the last two years we have hosted alongside the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) a seminar on Developing Renewable Energy in Latin America in which the Brazilian Minister of Climate Change attended with other keynote speakers.

Stephen’s recent transactions in Latin America include the bid for a significant onshore wind portfolio in Brazil by a Chinese state-owned enterprise, the ongoing bid for a wind and solar portfolio, and an innovative green bond / hybrid loan note financing of solar assets in Colombia and Brazil.
MODERATOR
STEPHEN HILL
PARTNER - EVERSHEDS SUTHERLAND
SÉRGIO MONARO /// HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LATAM - DEUTSCHE BANK
Sérgio Monaro is the Head of Infrastructure Finance LATAM for Deutsche Bank. He has over 20 years of experience as a project financier in the US, Spain and Latin America including projects in the Power, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors as arranger and/or advisor. Particularly in Power, Mr. Monaro has structured a number of high profile projects in the renewable space such as wind farms, solar, biomass and hydro power plants.

Before Deutsche Bank, Sergio was the Executive Director of Project Finance for AES Corp, was responsible for the Project Finance divisions at HSBC and Citi in Brazil and Director of Project Finance LATAM for BBVA in Madrid. He holds a MBA degree from Cass and London Business School (London, UK) and a Bachelor degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil).
SÉRGIO MONARO
HEAD INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE LATAM - DEUTSCHE BANK
ESTEBAN ANGEL /// ASSOCIATE - JAVELIN CAPITAL
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ESTEBAN ANGEL
ASSOCIATE - JAVELIN CAPITAL
BENOY THANJAN /// FOUNDER & CEO - RENEU ENERGY
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BENOY THANJAN
FOUNDER & CEO - RENEU ENERGY

17:50 Closing words

18:00 Networking reception