A new era for solar in Colombia: non-technical risks and distributed generation.

October 1st - 17:00 CEST (10:00 Bogotá time)

Please note: The webinar will be held in English

With the advent of the upcoming auction, the future is shining bright for Colombia's renewable energy sector. However, there are still many risks that need to be addressed before the industry is ready for the next leap. Join this webinar to learn some of the key non-technical risks present in the Colombian market and the future of distributed generation:

Sergio joined IPD Latin America in 2012. His expertise as a Consultant has focused on political, social and regulatory developments within Colombia, and how they affect the country’s energy industry, including the renewables and oil and gas sectors. He has extensive regional expertise in community issues, regulatory developments and security. As a member of IPD’s renewable energy team, Sergio has focused on monitoring regulatory developments and identifying emerging opportunities. Prior to joining IPD, Sergio worked in the Bogota-based offices of Control Risks as a political and security analyst and researcher. During his three years with the company, he was responsible for providing in-depth analysis of Andean Region politics and security, as well as regional analysis in Colombia for the power, mining, infrastructure, oil, and gas industries. Sergio holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. He also holds a Master of Arts in Global Studies from the Universities of Wroclaw (Poland) and Leipzig (Germany).
Colombia's Renewable Energy expert with extensive knowledge of solar projects across the world. Marc has over 13 years of solar PV experience, and has been working in Colombia for over 5 years. Over the years he developed deep knowledge on solar components from manufacturers across the value chain.
Commited to build bridges between EU/Germany and Colombia in the field of solar energy investments and promoting PV in this emerging market.
  • Impediments to a more robust auction – barriers to entry.

  • Political backdrop with upcoming elections & Duque focus/state of play.

  • Predictions of auction - small success may still be a step forward; how can Colombia continue placing barriers on diversification and cheap sources of power? Was the last El Niño not a loud enough message that major changes are needed?

  • And outside of the auction, why is there not more focus on installing renewables in ZNI (non-interconnected zones) and former conflict areas? Why is there not more multilateral engagement here?

  • The Colombian solar market in distributed generation.

  • Lessons learned from mature markets (Brazil, Mexico).

  • The solar auction for the DG market – accelerate or brake?

  • 5 key recommendations for increasing speed.

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