Webinar /// 
Opportunities in the Chilean solar market & comparison with other LATAM markets

Tuesday 25 July 2017 /// 15:30 CEST /// 09:30 GMT-4 (RECORDINGS NOW AVAILABLE)


As a prelude to Solar Asset Management LATAM (17-18 October 2017), we hosted a complimentary webinar in collaboration with GTM Research and Antuko. During this webinar GTM Research Solar Analyst Manan Parikh and Antuko’s Head of Market Modelling Ignacio Mena went in-depth on the various high-potential business models for solar development in Latin America - amongst them the attractive stabilized price segment (PMGD) in Chile. They also addressed some of the main challenges for solar development, such as grid interconnection issues and financing hurdles.

  • High-potential business models in LATAM
    (public auctions, spot market, corporate PPAs, DG incentives)

  • Overview of models in place in key LATAM markets

  • Main challenges for solar development in Chile
    (grid interconnection, financing)

  • Attractiveness of the stabilized price segment (PMGD)

MANAN PARIKH /// ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS - GTM RESEARCH
Manan Parikh is a Solar Analyst for GTM Research covering global downstream markets with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to GTM, his work has been extensively research based, centering upon alternative fuels infrastructure development and Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) policy models for the Schatz Energy Research Center and UC Berkeley in Northern California. In California, he was also an ambassador to start-up teams within the Clean Tech Open accelerator as well as a consultant to DOE SunShot Catalyst Award winner, PVComplete. In Washington, DC he worked on biomass policy at the American Council On Renewable Energy. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry, as well as the DC-based Clean Energy Leadership Institute in its inaugural class.
MANAN PARIKH
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH
IGNACIO MENA /// ASSOCIATE & HEAD OF MARKET MODELLING - ANTUKO
Industrial Civil Engineer specialized on Electricity from P.U. Católica and postgraduate in “Economic dispatch coordination in hydro-thermic power systems and NCRE integration” from U. de Chile. Ignacio is responsible for Antuko’s market modelling and price projection activity where he advises both internal and external clients strategic decisions regarding PPA contracts, project transactions and structured financing. Prior to joining Antuko, Ignacio worked for 2 years as a consultant for Electricity Markets at Systep, where he executed various technical and economic studies regarding the energy sector.
IGNACIO MENA
ASSOCIATE & HEAD OF MARKET MODELLING /// ANTUKO


Past webinar: Overcoming operational challenges in LatAm solar markets

9 August 2016 (recordings available)


  • Key trends in Chile and surrounding markets

  • What to expect for spot market prices, grid connections and PMGD?

  • Unique O&M and AM requirements in the LatAm market

  • The need for flexible servicing models to overcome operational challenges in LatAm

DANIEL ROSENDE
GENERAL MANAGER /// SMA, SOUTH AMERICA
JON EVANS
DIRECTOR, CUSTOMER SERVICE /// SMA, AMERICA
MANAN PARIKH
ANALYST, LATAM SOLAR MARKETS /// GTM RESEARCH

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