Past Events

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

 

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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

 

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

AChEE                                      CAF

EN ESPAÑOL

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

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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

 

Peruvian Ambassador Castilla: Pacific Trade Blocs and the Peruvian Economy

Date: June 19, 2015
Place: Institute of the Americas Complex, UC San Diego
Time: 4:00 pm discussion, 5:00 pm cocktail reception
Cost:  General Public $15 • Free for Members, UCSD Students & Faculty. Become a Member
Contact: Chandler Martin

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance are shaping up to be transformative agreements on trade and integration in the 21st century: the TPP’s 12 member nations account for roughly 1/3 of global trade; the Pacific Alliance union between Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru accounts for more than 37% of Latin America’s GDP and provides innovative mechanisms for regional integration and cooperation.


We are honored to host Peruvian Ambassador to the United States Luis Miguel Castilla to discuss Peru’s role within each of the agreements and how the nation is defining itself on the international stage.  He will also address the outlook for Peru’s economy, frequently lauded as one of Latin America’s greatest growth stories.


Prior to his role as Ambassador, Dr. Castilla served in two presidential administrations.  He served as Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru from July 2011 to September 2014. Prior to that role, Castilla held several positions at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, including Deputy Finance Minister and Chief of Staff.  In addition, he has over fifteen years’ experience at multilateral development banks, holding senior positions.

Following the discussion, we invite you to continue the conversation at an informal cocktail reception featuring pisco sours.  

 

SPONSOR

 

House of Peru

XXIV La Jolla Energy Conference

La Jolla Energy Conference

Each May, thought leaders from across the Western Hemisphere meet in La Jolla to present policy updates and outlooks on the key energy trends and issues for the Americas. For more inf click here

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