Convergence of the Solar Industry and Energy Transition in Mexico

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Time
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Hall
Centro Citibanamex
Room
Sala D - Piso de Exposición

The panel will bring together representatives of four solar associations in Mexico: ANES, AMIF and FAMERAC to identify areas of convergence to create synergies and define common lines of work that promote the sustained growth of the solar industry and strengthen its positioning in the energy transition on the eve of the 2024 presidential elections.

05:00 pm - 06:00 pmConvergence of the Solar Industry and Energy Transition in Mexico

Manuel Gomez

Executive Director

AMIF

Sofía Tamayo (Moderator)

Head of Institutional Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Kino Energía

Rafael García

President

ANES

Daniel García

President

FAMERAC

Speakers
Speaker
Sofía Tamayo (Moderator), Kino Energía

Head of Institutional Relations & Regulatory Affairs

Mexico

She holds a Master in Economic Law and a Law Degree from the Universidad Panamericana and is currently the Director of Institutional and Regulatory Relations at Kino Energía, the largest renewable assets platform - solar and wind - in Mexico with an installed capacity of 1.8 GW. She has extensive experience in the Mexican energy sector having worked in both the public and private sectors. She has worked in several law firms, in the Legal Affairs Unit of the Energy Regulatory Commission, with the founding team of the consultancy Enix, S.C., was responsible for Regulatory Affairs at AES Mexico/EnerAB and prior to her current position, she was Director of Corporate Affairs, Regulation and Social Responsibility at Zuma Energía. She is actively involved in the Mexican Electricity Sector Associations - she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Solar Energy Association (ASOLMEX) and of the Mexican Hydrogen Association (AMH), and was Head Coordinator of the Regulatory Strategy Group of the Mexican Wind Energy Association (AMDEE). In the academic field, she has been an adjunct professor of Comparative Law at the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana and guest professor of Energy Transition in the Energy Law Specialization at the Law School of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is a partner of Mujeres en Energías Renovables.

Speaker
Daniel García, FAMERAC

President

Mexico

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer graduated from the UNAM. Specialized in renewable energies and senior business management. CEO of Modulo Solar SA de CV. The largest manufacturer of solar heaters in North America. President of FAMERAC (Fabricantes Mexicanos en Energías Renovables AC). Association that brings together the main Mexican manufacturers of renewable energy technologies. Founding member and vice-president of the technical committee for the national solar energy standardization NESO-13. Secretary of organization and secretary of industrial affairs in the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES) in various periods between 2009 and the present. Expert consultant for the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the German Cooperation (GIZ) for various renewable energy projects in Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Cuba. Expert in design, management, installation, commissioning and development of solar energy solutions with more than 20 years of experience. He has been in charge of projects in 10 countries in renowned companies such as: Grupo BIMBO, NESTLE, PEPSICO, BBVA, COCA COLA, ABC Hospitals, Palace Hotels, Holliday Inn chain, Glaxo Smithkline, among others.

Speaker
Manuel Gomez, AMIF

Executive Director

Mexico

Graduated in Industrial Engineering at ITESO, in Guadalajara; he was in charge of Public Lighting in the municipality of Zapopan, Jalisco, where he initiated an energy saving programme. He was Project Manager for the company Menchaca y Asociados, winner of the National Energy Saving Award for the Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit lighting project. He developed diagnoses and energy efficiency projects in lighting for more than 30 municipalities in Nuevo León, Querétaro, Nayarit, Zacatecas, and Jalisco. He managed the administrative area of an electrical infrastructure construction company and was an independent consultant in energy efficiency and clean generation. Since 2019 he is Executive Director of the Mexican Photovoltaic Industry Association.

Speaker
Rafael García, ANES

President

Mexico

Chemical Engineer with a PhD in Materials Physics Science, he has made two academic stays abroad; 1 year at the University of California in San Diego (1999) and 6 years at Arizona State University in Tempe (2002-2008). From September 2008 to the present, he is Full Professor of Statistical Physics and Solar Cell Physics in the Department of Physics Research at the University of Sonora and in the period 2017 - 2021 he served as President of the Academy of Radiation Physics. He has extensive experience in the development of nanostructured opto-electronic materials and overseeing the Hermosillo Solar Platform, his research is focused on Clean Energy Generation and Sustainable Development. In his scientific production, he has a total of 106 scientific publications and 2 patents registered in the United States and 11 patents in process in Mexico, he has also directed 7 high technology projects supported by CONACyT, he has participated in the organization of 12 academic congresses and as a lecturer in 108 academic events. He has imparted 35 different formal matters in front of group and has supervised 31 theses, 9 of which are PhD, 13 Master's and 9 Bachelor's theses. He belongs to the National System of Researchers with level 2, to the CONACYT Register of Accredited Evaluators and is a member of the Technical Administrative Council of the CONACYT Solar Energy Network. The technical-scientific profile that characterizes him has led him to be distinguished with the honorary position of President of the National Solar Energy Association in the XXII Board of Directors for the period 2022-2024. He actively participates in the dissemination of science and technology with the aim of keeping the community informed about the advances in research on Renewable Energies and new energy materials.

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