Webinar: Renewable Energy in Colombia

WebinarsDate: 18 June
Time: 11:00 am San Diego (1:00pm Colombia; GMT/UTC - 7 hours)
Contact: Alexis Arthur

Colombia’s renewable energy potential has received relatively little attention. Yet given the nation’s considerable geothermal, solar and wind prospects, Colombia could be generating far more of its electricity from renewable sources. The Colombian government has set a target of 60 percent generation from renewable sources by 2050 and is developing policy guidelines to promote investment in renewable energy projects.


Join us for a discussion of Colombia’s renewable energy outlook with John Padilla, Managing Director of IPD Latin America. Padilla’s discussion 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.

 

SPONSORED BY

Intercap Energy

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 • Students & Faculty $10 • Free for Members. 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.

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

Sponsorship

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.


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Maximo Pacheco
    Minister of Energy

  • Marcelo Tokman
    General Manager
    Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP)
  • 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.

  • Alvaro Ríos Roca
    Partner/Director
    Gas Energy Latin America

  • Ignacio Santelices
    Division Head for Energy Efficiency
    Ministry of Energy

  • Rosa Serrano
    Technical Director
    Association of Electric Companies

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

SPONSORS


Chilquinta                     Sempra International

 

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

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

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 CONFIRMADOS

  • Máximo Pacheco
    Ministro de Energía

  • Marcelo Tokman
    Gerente General
    Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP)
  • 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.

  • Alvaro Ríos Roca
    Socio Director
    Gas Energy Latin America

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

  • Rosa Serrano
    Directora Técnica
    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

CAF

 

The Future of Natural Gas in Venezuela

Date: July 29
Time: 11:00am San Diego (1:30pm Caracas; 100pm 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.

 

SPONSORED BY

SENTRI at 20 ENVISION 2020



SENTRI at 20
             
 

SENTRI has been essential to the economic growth and viability of our bi-national region.

By 2020, the demand on the SENTRI program will be intense and a new, more efficient border crossing mechanism will be needed. Anticipating this need, UC San Diego is again taking the lead to develop innovative solutions to our future border challenge.

On September 22, Congresswoman Lynn Schenk, who championed the SENTRI program by carrying it through Congress and fighting for its approval, will be joined by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and others to spearhead the effort to find solutions. Chancellor Khosla has recruited a team of local visionaries, and technology and transportation experts —the Envision the Border Study Team— to write a White Paper which will be presented at the September 22 roundtable. The paper will provide steps that San Diego can take to lead our nation in border crossing efficiency and innovation.

The roundtable will include panel discussions that look at the challenges the SENTRI program’s supporters had to overcome, as well as the recommendations of Envision 2020. A keynote speaker will close the roundtable by discussing California’s economic future and the importance of a strong dynamic partnership with Mexico.

 

SPOSORED BY:

Sempra

ORGANIZED BY:

UC San Diego            Smart Border Coalition

 

IOA

 

   

Event: Luncheon Roundtable
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Malamud Room in the Weaver Center
Institute of the Americas

   
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Seating is limited; please register early to reserve your seat.


Early bird individual ticket: $65 (through July 15)

Individual ticket: $75
(after July 15)


early bird table of ten: $600
(through July 15)

table of ten: $700
(after July 15)

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