Mexico Electricity Roundtable

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Apr 9 2015 / 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Mexico City – Marriott Reforma
Paseo de la Reforma 276 Mexico , Mexico City , Distrito Federal , 06600

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In just over a year since Mexico launched a major overhaul of its energy sector, the country has made huge strides to implement key pieces of the reforms. Indeed, 2015 is shaping up to be Mexico’s energy year. But with much of the attention focused on oil and gas, it is easy to overlook the importance of the nation’s electric sector and magnitude of changes underway. The potential of the nation’s renewables sector also demands further analysis. With an abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal resources, Mexico has the elements to be a hemispheric — if not global — leader in renewable energy deployment.

The Institute of the Americas’ Mexico Electricity Roundtable will provide a high-level forum to address pressing questions surrounding the electricity sector in Mexico and particularly in the context of energy reform and its implementation. In Davos Style panels, experts from across government and industry will address a series of topics including the status of power market developments and regulatory changes at CRE and CENACE, as well as the role of the SENER and CFE, and the future for natural gas and renewables in the country’s power matrix.


  • Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, Deputy Secretary for Energy Planning and Transition, SENER
  • César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa, Deputy Secretary for Electricity, SENER
  • Jesús Serrano Landeros, Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE)
  • Odón de Buen Rodríguez, Director General, CONUEE
  • Dino Elizardo Barajas, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Raúl Carral, General Manager, Power Plants Sales, Central America, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
  • José Luis Fernández, Executive Director, Institute for Electric Research (IIE)
  • Adrián Katzew, CEO, Zuma Energía
  • Vania Laban, Director of Corporate Affairs, GDF SUEZ Energía de México
  • John Padilla, Managing Director, IPD Latin America
  • Renato Santos, Renewables Mexico Leader, GE Power and Water
  • Guillermo Turrent, Director of Modernization, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)


     General Electric                   Sempra International                         Ienova

               Wartsila                                Zuma Energia

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