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Webinar: Chile’s Energy Policy Roadmap – La Ruta Energética

Webinars 2017

Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Time: 9:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Santiago; GMT/UTC – 8 hours)
Contact: Jacqueline Sanchez

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Over the last year, Chile’s energy sector has received a great deal of attention as part of the highly competitive renewable energy wave sweeping Latin America, with booming investment, record-setting prices at auction, all the while ramping up the corresponding policy debates and next steps.

In March, President Sebastian Piñera took office after arguing emphatically during the presidential campaign for an even more ambitious strategy in Chile for incorporation of renewables and many of the other elements of the energy transformation underway across the globe. In order to align the policy objectives and create a coherent strategy to confront the challenges Chile faces in the energy sector for his term, the Piñera government has created an energy policy roadmap for the next four years known as the “Ruta Energética.”

The “Ruta Energética”

It seeks to engage all of Chile’s citizens on an inclusive sustainable energy strategy and thus at the core of the approach, and what the administration is calling the motto, is “citizen energy.”

Indeed, the Ruta is being developed through a regionally decentralized participatory process, with a multidimensional approach to the needs and concerns related to energy by citizens. Again, emphasizing the effort to more fully engage all of its citizens on questions of energy, the Ruta will advance an agenda that helps to bring energy closer to citizens and that has as focus to improve the quality of life of people; generate networks of work with the actors of the sector, the regions and the communities and achieve the greatest possible consensus. Specifically, the Ruta will address challenges by way of crafting new legislation and modifying existing laws and regulations. For example, modification of the Electrical Distribution Law, the promotion of self-generation; electro-mobility and its accelerated penetration, and citizen participation around energy projects.

Join us for a webinar presentation led by Javier Bustos Salvagno, Head of Division for Energy Policy and Outlook at the Ministry of Energy in Chile. He will provide an overview of the Ruta Energética, its objectives, key pillars, and current policy and legislative developments.

The webinar will be held Thursday, July 19 at 9:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Santiago; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). Bustos’s formal presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

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Webinar: CFE’s Transformation and the Mexican Electric Market

Webinars 2017

Date: Friday, July 27 2018
Time: 9:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Mexico City time; GMT/UTC - 8 hours)
Contact: Jacqueline Sanchez

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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.

Join us for a 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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