GROWING ECONOMIES: LATIN AMERICA ENERGY FORUM 2018
1 - 2 March 2018
Washington D.C. - USA
The 2nd Latin America Energy Forum will address the needs of the evolving Latin America energy sector, exploring the evolution of the region’s energy mix and the role of gas in support of the expanded use of nonconventional renewables. With the participation of government leaders from the United States and Latin America, as well as senior decision makers from the most relevant companies in the industry, this meeting is the ideal platform to:
• Meet and hear from energy ministers and the power developers who are looking to increase investments in those markets.
• Meet credible stakeholders to find out about new deals that are currently taking place.
• Take advantage of a unique opportunity by attending the Washington D.C. based summit, the only meeting dedicated exploring US – LATAM energy relations and investment opportunities behind government strategies on both sides.
• Network with more than 750+ high profile executives in the energy industry. The Latin America Energy Forum is co-located with EnergyNet’s well-established Powering Africa Summit. Last year the two co-located meetings together brought the major players in the global energy sector ad sponsors including: IFC, Inter-American Development Bank, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Total, Cheniere, AES Corporation, Gas Natural Fenosa, Man Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsillä, Modec, Nordex, Acciona, Mott Macdonald, Caterpillar, Standard Bank, Denham Capital, Deloitte, Aggreko, Schneider Electric, SolarReserve, Manitoba Hydro International, Chint, Groupo Energia De Bogota, Contugas, ERM, Metka, Clifford Chance, Norton Rose Fulbright, Akin Gump, Cubillos Evans and many others.
• Both meetings will share the same exhibition and networking areas and all delegates will also have access to a non- geo specific conference stream of workshops hosted by leading tech providers such as Tesla.
Topics to be discussed at the Latin America Energy Forum 2018
- Regulation development in LATAM: Regulators briefed investors on strategies in place to guide investment and greater energy efficiency in the region. How are these strategies impacting investors’ confidence and behavior?
- The Renewable Energy Transition: Long-term Strategies for Sustainable Growth of LATAM’s Booming Renewable Energy Sector. As we see a revolution in Latin America’s energy industry, we also see an increasing need of adaptation to accommodate the growth of the newbie sector. Rapid progress in renewables in the region is poised to exacerbate system integration issues in a number of markets.
- Renewable Energy Technology: The cost of solar panels has reduced by 70% in the past few years due to the technology maturing and mass market production. Technology is now the biggest enabler of renewable power production at more competitive costs.
- Distributed Generation: Distributed generation has an advantage over the central generation because it saves investments in transmission and reduces losses in these systems, improving the stability of the electric power service.
- Satisfying the Region’s Increase Gas Demand for Power Generation: The International Energy Agency estimates that natural gas fired generation in Central and South America will increase by an average of 2.2 per cent a year, and that natural gas will take an increased share of total electricity generation, rising from 22 per cent in 2007 to 29 per cent in 2035. Gas is bound to provide a strong power diversification opportunity for Latin America’s energy mix and this will imply a significant deal interest in gas assets.
- Powering LATAM - Financing Options: Development Finance Institutions provide the financing solutions that the private sector is unable to offer. Commercial finance providers are instrumental in availing capital given favourable market conditions.
This meeting will be co-located with the Powering Africa: Summit
The Powering Africa: Summit is a platform to showcase power, trade and infrastructure investment opportunities across the African continent, engaging decision makers from the American and African public and private sectors to explore how project bankability can be increased. Visit the website for more details.
For more information about this meeting or how to get involved in the Growing Economies: Latin America Energy Forum 2018 contact us at LATAM@energynet.co.uk