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Brazilians elected far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as the country’s president in a runoff vote held on Oct. 28. During the campaign, the president of his party, Gustavo Bebianno, said the candidate had no plans to privatize Petrobras in
the short term.
Will Brazil’s New President Shake Up the Energy Sector?
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Por muchos años, Centroamérica ha buscado la forma de alcanzar la seguridad energética de diferentes maneras. Los países han considerado una amplia gama de alternativas para reducir la importación de petróleo, como han sido la incursión del gas natural y una mayor penetración de energías renovables más allá de la hidroelectricidad.
Mesa Redonda sobre la Transición Energética en Centroamérica
Jacqueline Sanchez Pando, Energy & Sustainability Policy Associate at the Institute of the Americas is currently participating in the Women Empowerment in Renewable Energy Program developed by the US Department of Energy and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
The program’s objectives are to support participants to expand their knowledge and skills in the renewable energy sector (i.e. technology, markets, policies, economic and social dimensions); to further their understanding of the energy-women nexus & the possible link to energy poverty; and to expand their professional network to other regions of the world.
The aforementioned program initially hosted a group of 50 female executives, government officials, and academia in their mid-career in the field from APEC’s 21 economies.
Jacqueline and a group of fifteen fellow participants have been nominated to attend the one-week face-to face training in APEC HQ in Singapore to take place in late Oct. early November. The training will bring policy, gender and business experts to widen participants learning of social, gender and environmental co-benefits of renewable energy developments. It will take place during Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).
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Data Collection and Analysis in The Oil And Gas Sector
Strategic data collection and analysis in the oil and gas sector is nothing new. For years, the industry has utilized cutting-edge data collection methods to drive critical business decisions. But today’s market demands more. Indeed, to keep ahead of the pace, and to be a leading player in the sector , oil and gas companies need to embrace the current digital revolution.
There is ample evidence to underscore that the development and implementation of a clear digital strategy is critical for long-term success. Moreover, the digitalization of business and operating models can significantly accelerate a company’s growth, providing the potential to overcome existing competitors and unlock new levels of productivity and profitability.
Webinar presentation on the digital development and implementation for the oil & gas industry featuring Walter Pesenti, Senior Vice President at Nathan Associates. The focus is on lessons learned, next steps, and building the business case for oil & gas organizations to accelerate their success through digital technology.
During the webinar, Walter Pesenti will draw from his long career advising industry clients and present the current market context and business case for embracing digital technology in the oil & gas sector. He will illustrate success factors, challenges, and routes to optimize and incorporate digital technology. He will delve into questions such as: What areas of operations is digital technology impacting the most? What is the typical value realization experienced by the industry? What are the value levers and value generation of digital technology? What are some of the “business questions” about digital asked by business leadership? Pesenti will discuss views and insights on “making digital work,” and explore the different types of behavioral changes required by corporate leaders.
The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 4 at 9:00 am San Diego (11:00 am Houston time; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). Mr. Pesenti’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.
In addition, a white paper featuring Nathan Associates latest research on digitalization and experiences from the oil & gas sectors will be distributed to attendees at the end of the session.
Mexico’s Electric Sector Renewable Energy Deployment
For years leading up to the 2013/2014 structural reforms, Mexico’s electric sector faced major challenges ranging from high generation costs, a lack of investment on transmission and distribution lines and networks and limited renewable energy deployment. The challenges had important impacts on the sustainability of the nation’s power sector and Mexico’s economic competitiveness more broadly.
A significant element of the reforms was the transformation of national energy firms Pemex and CFE to state-productive companies. Additionally, the reforms threw off many of the restraints on private and international investment and, historically, established a new electric market where generation and commercialization of electricity is open to competition.
As part of the new electric market and transformation of CFE, the Ministry of Energy (SENER) published the “terms for the Strict Legal Separation of the Federal Electricity Commission” or TESLS for its acronym in Spanish. The TESLS institutes the new company’s structure, approved by the Board of CFE that prescribes the company to be divided vertically and horizontally in state productive or affiliates. In the new market structure, CFE remains as the primary retail supplier of electricity. However, as part of the reforms the company is undergoing a major overhaul and transformation into a holding company with separate generation, transmission, distribution, supply and marketing subsidiaries that operate semi-independently.
Webinar presentation with Jorge Araujo, CFE’s Director of Financed Investment Projects. He will share insights on CFE’s restructuring and transformation, and where the implementation stands today in the context of Mexico’s energy reform and electric market.
The webinar will be held Friday, July 27 at 10:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Mexico City time; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). Araujo’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.