Doing Business In …. Mexico webcast (29 January, 3pm CET)

Join Leopoldo Alberto Rodríguez Olivé, President of AMDEE (Mexican Wind Energy Association), and Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council, for our 'Doing Business In ... Mexico' webcast on Monday 29 January, at 3pm CET.

Since fundamentally transforming its power sector in 2013, Mexico has held three successful competitive auctions, with more than 2,300 MW of new wind energy capacity being awarded with long term power purchase agreements.

Mexico ended 2017 with more than 4,000 MW of operating wind capacity in almost 50 wind farms across 10 different states. The projects awarded in the auctions will add to this capacity, as will new bilateral private contracts. With many projects under construction or at advanced stages of development, Mexico is on the right path to reach about 12,000 MW of wind capacity by 2020, as well as its self-imposed target of generating 35% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2024.

The long-term visibility that this growth scenario brings, creates great opportunities for local manufacturing, sourcing and service providers, generating new possibilities for investment and jobs.

Of course, there are a number of challenges to overcome, but the growth expectations and dynamic business environment makes Mexico a very attractive destination for investment in wind energy across its entire value chain.

During this webinar, Leopoldo will explain the opportunities and challenges faced by companies wishing to set up their wind business in Mexico. Steve will provide an update on the global wind markets.

The audience will hear about:

  • The growth trends over the past few years
  • Projections for wind in the coming years
  • The latest policy changes including updates on the auction system
  • Financing landscape for wind
  • Challenges facing the industry

About the speakers

Leopoldo Rodriguez
President, AMDEE (Meixan Wind Energy Association)

Leopoldo Alberto Rodríguez Olivé, President of the AMDEE Mexican Wind Energy Association, has been Renewable Energy Manager at Industrias Peñoles, a large mining corporation in Mexico, since 2005 where he is responsible for the development of renewable energy projects for self-generation. Previously, he served as Senior Associate for Arthur D. Little / Charles River Associates - Mexico. Currently, he is President of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE). Leopoldo holds a Master in Business Administration from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Honors) from the University La Salle of Mexico City.

Steve Sawyer
Secretary General , 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.

Register here for the webcast.


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