Technological Advances with Application in Mexico

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Time
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hall
Centro Citibanamex
Room
Sala D - Piso de Exposición

This panel will present the technological trends in the PV sector with application and potential in Mexico considering efficiency, quality and safety aspects.

10:00 am - 10:10 amSolar Cells

Gerardo Hernández

Sales & Technical Trainer

SunPower from Maxeon Solar Technologies

10:10 am - 10:20 amStorage

Jonathan Pinzón

Senior Vice President, International Regulatory and Goverment Affairs

Invenergy

10:20 am - 10:30 amGreen Hydrogen

Tatiana Romero

Researcher

Instituto Nacional de Energías Limpias, INEEL

10:30 am - 11:00 amPanel Discussion

Viridiana Vázquez (Moderator)

Project Manager

VA Energía Sustentable

Tatiana Romero

Researcher

Instituto Nacional de Energías Limpias, INEEL

Jonathan Pinzón

Senior Vice President, International Regulatory and Goverment Affairs

Invenergy

Gerardo Hernández

Sales & Technical Trainer

SunPower from Maxeon Solar Technologies

Speakers
Speaker
Gerardo Hernández, SunPower from Maxeon Solar Technologies

Sales & Technical Trainer

Mexico

Responsible for SunPower's technical and sales training for Latin America and the Caribbean. With more than 6 years of experience in gas generation (hydrogen and nitrogen) for Latin America. Graduated in Mechatronics Engineering from UNAM with a research stay at the University of California at Riveside, with participation in MEMs and mechatronic design projects.

Speaker
Viridiana Vázquez (Moderator), VA Energía Sustentable

Project Manager

Mexico

She holds a degree in International Relations from the Universidad Autónoma, Chihuahua, a postgraduate degree in Administration, focused on Business Development and a diploma in Energy Law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho. Certified as a Business Leadership Coach by the Academia Interamericana de Coaching (AIAC) and CIMA International. She is a founding partner of the company VA Energía Sustentable. Former General Manager of the Mexican Association of Solar Photovoltaic Energy (ASOLMEX). She represented as General Director of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (CANACINTRA) in the Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua delegation. She was a collaborator of the Youth-Work model of the International Youth Foundation. Active member of the civil associations Mujeres en Energía México (MERM) and Mujeres en Energía Latinoamérica (MERL), which seeks to strengthen gender equity in the energy sector. Member of the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of the state of Chihuahua. Certified as a Supervisor of Photovoltaic Systems in residential, industrial, and commercial applications. Developed the social project led by ASOLMEX, called "Ilumínate, Sol para todos" with the firm purpose of socializing solar photovoltaic energy; bringing renewable energies to areas that are outside the national electricity grid. She was a member representing the private sector before the Technical and Administration Committee of the CONACYT Mixed Fund. Participated as a member of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Improvement of Air Quality in the Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua / El Paso, Texas / Doña Ana County, New Mexico. Creator of the IDÉATE project, developing the "Mujeres Transformando" programme. She was part of the creation of the project "Centro Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo de Energías Alternativas (CRIDEA) through the Colegio de Chihuahua.

Speaker
Tatiana Romero, Instituto Nacional de Energías Limpias, INEEL

Researcher

Mexico

She has more than 20 years of experience in research and development of hydrogen technologies. She obtained her PhD from the University of British Columbia, Canada in Fuel Cells, graduated with honours from the Master in Energy at the Institute of Renewable Energies of the UNAM and obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla. She joined the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (INEEL) in 2000, as a researcher at the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Laboratory. Her research interests include electrocatalysis, incorporation of nanomaterials, development of methodologies for transport phenomena, as well as the technological development of exchange membrane fuel cells. He has developed models to study applications of hydrogen as an energy vector in energy generation and storage. She has led projects in international consortia; she has been a visiting researcher at the National Renewable Laboratory in Colorado and at the Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation in Canada. She is a member of the National System of Researchers since 2009, co-author of articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and registered patents. She is currently responsible for the Project: Development of Low Cost Energy Storage Technologies, supported by CONAHCYT. The project aims to develop and scale-up prototypes of low-cost energy storage batteries.

Speaker
Jonathan Pinzón, Invenergy

Senior Vice President, International Regulatory and Goverment Affairs

Mexico

He leads Invenergy's international government relations, public policy and electricity market regulation team since 2022 in support of the company's international, non-U.S. portfolio of projects under development, construction and operation, as well as its third-party installation, management and maintenance services business on four continents. He is based in Invenergy's Mexico City office and manages a team in three countries. Since joining Invenergy in 2018, he has contributed to the development, procurement, financing, construction and commercial operations of more than 1,200 MW of fully commissioned thermal, wind, solar and battery energy storage assets, as well as associated infrastructure, including transmission and a floating storage regasification unit. He has more than 16 years of experience in the energy and clean technology industries.

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