Argentina’s RenovAR programme has paved the way for rapid growth in wind power projects in Argentina. Round 3 is due to take place around September/October of this year, creating even more opportunities for companies to win projects and do business in this exciting new market. Some issues still need to be addressed, however, if we are to see a smooth deployment of the tender projects. Mauro Soares, Managing Director of EOS Energía, Content Ambassador of Argentina Wind Power 2018, will tell us more about the state of play in Argentina and what its short to medium-term future looks like.
Join us for a one-hour live webcast moderated by our Secretary General, Steve Sawyer, who will take you through the key growth developments in the LatAm region and who will moderate your questions. Steve will be joined on the webcast by Mauro Soares who will focus on latest market developments and opportunities.
- What are the remaining barriers in Argentina?
- What’s the status of the current projects under the new RenovAR programme?
- What opportunities exist for international companies to do business?
GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council)
Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General of GWEC, has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization at intergovernmental and industry fora primarily on energy and climate issues. At GWEC he is focused on working with intergovernmental organisations such as the UNFCCC, IPCC, IRENA, IEA, IFC and ADB to ensure that wind power takes its rightful place in the energy options for the future; and with opening up new markets for the industry worldwide.
Mauro is a managing director in EOS Energís, a local consultancy specialized in energy projects advisory services including legal, regulatory, fiscal, financial and commercial issues. He currently consults to many companies across the renewables supply chain. Prior to EOS, Mauro was National Director for Renewable Energy at the Undersecretariat for Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Argentina where he was in charge of redesigning and implementing a new regulatory framework for the clean energy industry in Argentina.
He is an economist (Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires) and he has Master’s of Sciences in Management (Sloan Program, Stanford University). He has worked in the traditional and renewable energy industries for more than 20 years. He has held different management positions in the private sector where his last role was as Manager of Business Development for Tecpetrol based out of Buenos Aires. He has also worked extensively in the creation and growth of the Argentine Renewable Energy Chamber (CADER) and with other local NGOs and think tanks such as AERA, Fundación Avina, Directorio Legislativo, Escenarios Energéticos 2030, Fundación la Tierra Habla. He is Academic Director of the Executive Program in Renewable Energy at UCES in Buenos Aires and has been a professor of Energy Markets and Project Evaluation at the National Technological University (UTN) in Buenos Aires. Since 2011, and based on his background and contributions, Mauro is a member of the BMW Foundation´s network of World Sustainable Leaders. In 2018 Mauro was featured by Harvard University´s Kennedy School of Government in the case study that was written on the successful RenovAr programme.