Past Events

Webinar:The Future of Natural Gas in Venezuela

Date: July 29
Time: 11:00am San Diego (1:30pm Caracas; 2:00pm New York; GMT/UTC - 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur

 

Photo: ShutterstockPhoto: ShutterstockNatural gas in Venezuela rarely grabs headlines but its abundance warrants analysis. According to the US Energy Information Administration, Venezuela’s 196 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of proven natural gas reserves are the second largest in the Western Hemisphere after the United States. Yet exploration and production of natural gas has lagged behind the oil industry. Important developments, particularly at offshore gas fields, could begin to reverse the trend.


Join us for a webinar discussion with Antero Alvarado, Managing Partner for Gas Energy Latin America in Venezuela, who will analyze the outlook for the country’s natural gas sector. Mr. Alvarado will examine exploration and production prospects as well as export opportunities.


Mr. Alvarado’s remarks will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience. If you are interested but unable to attend, please register anyway and we will send you the recording.

 

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Webinar: Peru’s Energy Outlook 2030

Date: July 15
Time: 10:00 am San Diego (12:00pm Peru; GMT/UTC - 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur
The webinar will be held in Spanish without interpretation

PRESENTATIONS

icon Pedro Gamio

icon Eleodoro Mayorga

icon Fredy Vargas




Ceplan As Peru strives to continue growing its economy, the country must also address its future energy. On the back of a booming economy, demand for energy has been increasing by up to 9 percent per year.  Peru both exports and imports large amounts of energy; most of its exports consist of natural gas, and the majority of its imports are in the form of crude oil. Peru’s energy future will not only be affected by what is happening inside its borders, but also by global energy trends. What will be the world energy trends that will have the most impact in Peru in 2030?


Join us for a webinar discussion on Peru’s energy outlook with Eleodoro Mayorga Alba, Former Minister of Energy and Mines, Peru, and Pedro Gamio, former Vice-Minister of Energy and Energy Coordinator for the COP20.


Mayorga and Gamios’ presentations will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. If you are interested but unable to attend, please register anyway and we will send you the recording.

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Renewable Energy in Mexico’s Northern Border Region

Date: June 26, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Place: Malamud Room/Weaver Center – Institute of the Americas at UCSD
Cost: Free for Members, Students and Academics and $10 General Public
Contact: Diana Rodriguez

PRESENTATION

REPORT


WindThe Energy Reform marks the beginning of a new era in Mexico. The structural changes proposed in this Reform open the door for innovation in the electric power industry and the accelerated expansion of a renewable energy market in Mexico. The introduction of Clean Energy Certificates as well as the creation of independent national agencies, such as the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE) tasked with overseeing the transparent and safe implementation of the law, including the open and non-discriminatory access to the national transmission grid, and consequently opening the door for new players to work and compete with the state-controlled Federal Electricity Commission in the production, transmission and distribution of electricity. This, in addition to the ambitious 35% clean energy production goals by 2024 set by Mexico´s Energy Ministry, create today what is perhaps the most competitive and attractive energy market in Latin America.
 
Please join us for a presentation by Jonathan Pinzon, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Energy Consultant at GreenMomentum Inc., a Mexico-based cleantech and renewable energy market intelligence firm. Mr. Pinzon is an expert in Mexico´s energy sector and co-author of the recently released report on “Renewable Energy in Mexico´s Border Region”, a collaboration between GreenMomentum and the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.  
 
Mr. Pinzon’s presentation will be followed by a brief panel and question and answer session led by Institute of the Americas Energy Program Director Jeremy Martin and Energy Policy Associate Alexis Arthur, author of an Institute of the Americas report “Redefining Renewable Energy in Mexico."

Community Roundtable: Gen. John F. Kelly, Commander of Southern Command

Date: June 25, 2015
Place: Institute of the Americas Complex, UC San Diego
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost:  General Public $10 •  Free for IOA Members, UCSD Students & Faculty and for active military personnel. Become a Member
Contact: Chandler Martin

Gen. John F. KellyWe’re honored to invite you to a community roundtable conversation with General John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command.  General Kelly will discuss key goals of the Southern Command in the areas of regional security and prosperity. Community members with professional experience in these areas in the countries served by the Southern Command are encouraged to summarize their learnings for General Kelly in this roundtable discussion.


The U.S. Southern Command is a joint military command supporting U.S. national security objectives throughout the Western Hemisphere in cooperation with domestic and international partners, in order to foster security, ensure stability, and promote prosperity throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean and the global community.  The command is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 31 nations and 15 areas of special sovereignty in Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea.

Chile Energy Roundtable: Energy Efficiency, Interconnection & Communities

ABOUT THE EVENT

Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 8:30 - 9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00am – 1:30pm Roundtable Panel Discussions
Place: Santiago, Chile – Santiago Marriott Hotel
Contact: Rita Oliveira
This event will be held in Spanish without interpretation

 

 icon Marcelo Tokman Presentation

Chile Energy RoundtableUpon assuming office in early 2014, Chilean president Michele Bachelet set forth a series of key markers for her administration’s efforts to confront challenges in the nation’s energy sector. Launched in May 2014, the government’s energy agenda featured  priorities such as increasing competition, lowering energy prices, defining the role of the state, and interconnection of the country’s two power markets (SING and SIC) all which were at the heart of new policies and laws proffered by her government. President Bachelet also made clear that her government would develop a long-term strategy for Chile’s energy sector. The Energy 2050 initiative and its corresponding roadmap is set to be launched in the second half of 2015.

This executive roundtable is timed to coincide with the one year mark of the energy agenda and will include an assessment of the progress made to date and a discussion of policy issues still pending. Panels will focus on the nation’s first energy efficiency law and electric interconnection, as well as legislation aimed at managing the relationship between the energy sector and communities and issues of compensation. Renewed opportunities for regional integration will also be debated as a part of the roundtable.


SPEAKERS

Maximo Pacheco
Minister of Energy

Marcelo Tokman
General Manager
Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP)

María Eliana Arntz
Executive Director
Casa de La Paz

Felipe Ceron
General Manager
AES Gener

Rafael Friedmann
Strategic Analyst
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) of California

Andreas Gebhardt
General Manager
Chilectra

Pedro Leon de la Barra
Manager, International Strategy
Opower, Inc.

Enzo Quezada
Commercial Manager
E-CL S.A. 

Alvaro Ríos Roca
Partner/Director
Gas Energy Latin America

Enrique Rodríguez-Flores
Energy Senior Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Ignacio Santelices
Division Head for Energy Efficiency
Ministry of Energy

Rosa Serrano
Director of Studies and Regulation
Association of Electric Companies

Javier Zulueta
Division Head for Participation and Social Dialogue
Ministry of Energy 

 

SPONSORS


Chilquinta                     Sempra International

 

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AChEE                                      CAF

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Mesa Redonda sobre Energía en Chile: Eficiencia Energética, Interconexión y Comunidades

Fecha: Junio 23, 2015
Hora: 8:30 - 9:00am Registro y Café
9:00am – 1:30pm Mesa Redonda
Lugar: Santiago, Chile – Santiago Marriott Hotel
Contacto: Diana Rodríguez

icon  Presentación Marcelo Tokman

Mesa Redonda sobre Energía en ChileAl tomar posesión a comienzos del 2014, la presidenta de Chile, Michelle Bachelet, estableció una serie de indicadores clave para que su administración oriente sus esfuerzos en afrontar los desafíos del sector energético del país. Con su lanzamiento en mayo del 2014, la agenda de energía del gobierno destaca prioridades tales como incrementar la competitividad, reducir los precios de la energía, definir el papel del Estado e interconectar los dos sistemas eléctricos (SING y SIC). Estos precedentes fueron el corazón de las nuevas políticas y legislación impulsadas por su gobierno. La presidenta Bachelet también enfatizó que su gobierno desarrollaría una estrategia a largo plazo para el sector energético de Chile. La iniciativa Energía 2050 está programada para lanzarse en el segundo semestre del 2015.

Esta mesa redonda de discusión ha sido programada para que coincida con el primer año desde la difusión de la agenda de energía, en la cual se analizará el progreso alcanzado hasta la fecha y se discutirán asuntos en materia de política energética aún pendientes. Los paneles se enfocarán en la primera ley de eficiencia energética, interconexión eléctrica, así como la legislación que busca manejar las relaciones entre el sector energético y las comunidades y el tema de compensación. Además se debatirá en esta mesa redonda acerca de oportunidades renovadas para la integración regional.

 
PONENTES

Máximo Pacheco
Ministro de Energía

Marcelo Tokman
Gerente General
Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP)

María Eliana Arntz
Directora Ejecutiva
Casa de La Paz

Felipe Cerón
Gerente General
AES Gener

Rafael Friedmann
Analista Estratégico
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) de California

Andreas Gebhardt
Gerente General
Chilectra

Pedro León de la Barra
Gerente de Estrategia Internacional
Opower, Inc.

Enzo Quezada
Gerente Corporativo Comercial
E-CL S.A.

Alvaro Ríos Roca
Socio Director
Gas Energy Latin America

Enrique Rodríguez-Flores
Especialista Senior en Energía
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)

Ignacio Santelices
Jefe de la División de Eficiencia Energética
Ministerio de Energía

Rosa Serrano
Directora de Estudios y Regulación
Asociación de Empresas Eléctricas A.G.

Javier Zulueta
Jefe de la División de Participación y Diálogo Social
Ministerio de Energía

 

PATROCINADORES


Chilquinta                     Sempra International


CON EL APOYO DE

AChEE                                  CAF

 

 

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