Colombia: The Solar Future - a land of opportunities
31 July, 8:00 am Colombia / 15:00 CEST
Colombia has all the necessary ingredients for a solar expansion: a high solar resource due to its geographical position, an energy mix that is in search of diversification from hydro and new regulations that seek to form a new market. The Colombian government has implemented many measures in recent years that seek to make solar energy one of the main sources of energy for the future. What are the current opportunities and challenges in Colombia?
|DIEGO MESA /// DEPUTY MINISTER OF ENERGY - MINISTRY OF MINES & ENERGY|
|Diego Mesa Puyo is Colombia’s Deputy Minister of Energy. He is an economist with more than 15 years of experience advising governments and private sector clients on public policy and financial issues for energy and extractive industries. From 2013-2018, he was an economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) of the IMF, where he led and participated in technical assistance missions to more than 20 countries on fiscal issues for the mining and petroleum sectors. Prior to the IMF, Diego was a manager and senior economist in the Consulting and Deals Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Canada. Diego holds an M.A. in Economics from McGill University and earned the CFA designation in 2012.|
DEPUTY MINISTER OF ENERGY - MINISTRY OF MINES & ENERGY