Women Empowerment in Renewable Energy Program

Women Empowerment in Renewable Energy Program

October 2018
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).

Webinar: CFE’s Transformation and the Mexican Electric Market

Webinar: CFE’s Transformation and the Mexican Electric Market

Webinars 2018

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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.

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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.

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Webinar: Can Digital Technology Help Oil & Gas Organizations Accelerate Their Success

Webinar: Can Digital Technology Help Oil & Gas Organizations Accelerate Their Success

Webinars 2018

Contact: Jacqueline Sanchez

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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.

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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.


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Brazil’s Oil & Gas Industry Capacity Building: Lessons Learned from the PRH-ANP Human Resources Program

Brazil’s Oil & Gas Industry Capacity Building: Lessons Learned from the PRH-ANP Human Resources Program

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In 1997 the Brazilian National Congress sanctioned the Petroleum Law (Law nº 9.478), which allowed the Government to contract private or public companies to execute research, exploration, refining, import, export and transport activities of crude oil, natural gas and oil products from any origin.
Brazil’s Oil & Gas Industry Capacity Building: Lessons Learned from the PRH-ANP Human Resources Program

Visit of the Argentine delegation from ENRE to California

Visit of the Argentine delegation from ENRE to California

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The purpose of this report is to summarize ENRE’s official visit to California in terms of insights and knowledge acquired. The trip included a visit to the three pillars of the electric system in California: The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Visit of the Argentine delegation from ENRE to California

Webinar: Ecuador’s Energy Sector Reorientation

Webinar: Ecuador’s Energy Sector Reorientation

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 9:00am San Diego (11:00 am Quito time; GMT/UTC – 8 hours)
Contact: Jacqueline Sanchez

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A member of OPEC, Ecuador in many ways remains largely a hydrocarbons economy. The South American nation counts proven reserves of 8 billion barrels (BP 2016 estimate) and produces 517,000 barrels per day as of June 2018.

Regarding the power sector, Ecuador is known for having a robust transition system and is part of the Andean countries interconnection system or SINEA in Spanish (Sistema de Interconexión Eléctrica Andina | SINEA). The country’s electric sector is increasingly dominated by hydropower that grew from 49% to an estimated 83% last year. On the other hand, unconventional renewables remain below 2% of the country’s generation. Diversification of the energy matrix is key for countries such as Ecuador due to the seasonal nature of hydropower generation.

Under the Presidency of Lenín Moreno, Ecuador has proclaimed its interest in attracting international investment in all segments of the country’s energy and natural resources sector. Bid rounds in the oil sector are underway as are major efforts to attract a diverse range of investment in the nation’s power and mining sector.

As part of the reorientation of the Moreno´s government for the energy sector, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons, the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy as well as the Ministry of Mining are undergoing a major institutional reorganization that will lead to the establishment of one Ministry of Energy and Non Renewable Natural Resources. The Minister, Mr. Carlos Pérez will lead the Ecuadorian effort in generating a dynamic sector which fosters foreign investments, environmental consciousness and transparency. Taking a pragmatic approach that benefits all stakeholders, this sector is expected to become a driving force in the development of the country, where there will be opportunities for respected partners who want to be part in the new era of energy and resources in Ecuador.

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For a webinar presentation with José Antonio Cepeda from Ecuador’s Ministry of Energy and Non Renewable Natural Resources, who currently serves as advisor to the Minister, OPEC National Representative and Member of the IEF Executive Board. He will share insights on the latest policy developments, investment opportunities and sector restructuring underway.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:00am San Diego (11:00 am Quito time; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). Mr. Cepeda’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

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