Iber-REN 2021 Online Agenda

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BloombergNEF’s European Energy Transition Outlook: Iberia
09:00 - 09:15

Emma Champion, Analyst, BloombergNEF

Scaling up renewable projects in Iberia to meet objectives set out for 2030/2050?
09:15 - 10:15


Scaling up renewable projects in Iberia to meet objectives set out for 2030/2050?

With ambitious targets set out both nationally and internationally, Iberia has a demanding road ahead to meet them.

  • Identifying the scale of projects required to be installed to become a carbon-free energy economy 
  • Debating what role the economic recovery fund will play in the energy transition?
  • Considering electrification of industry and transport and how this will contribute to emission targets 
  • Evaluating the oil and gas industry’s role in speeding up the pace of the energy transition


Emma Champion, Analyst, BloombergNEF


Juan Virgilio Márquez López, CEO, AEE
José Donoso, Director General, UNEF
Pedro Amaral Jorge, CEO, APREN
Carlos Ballesteros Barrado, Director General, ANESE

María Sansigre, Investment Director, Alantra

Exploring the market attractiveness of Spain for renewables – the investor’s point of view
10:15 - 10:45
  • An overview of the January auctions – lessons learnt
  • Analysing the high potential for investment in renewables
  • Considering the risks involved with the increased grid connection permit backlog
  • How does this fit with the national climate plan? What will happen next?

José María Llopis, Managing Director Spain, Smartenergy

Solar development in Portugal: Maintaining profitability in a dynamic market
10:45 - 11:20
  • Considering the events of 2020 – how has the market reacted? What are developers focusing on now?
  • Optimising the efficiency of your solar plant through innovative technology
  • Maintaining competitiveness in the market and maintaining a low LCOE
  • Exploring ancillary services and capacity markets



Miguel Matias, CEO & Co-Founder, Keme Energy Group


Elsa Ferreira, CEO, Amerenco Iberia 

Pedro Gomes Pereira, Managing Director Southern Europe, Eurowind
Rui Carvalho, Head of Portuguese Development, Voltalia

Outlook for the Iberian market and RES investment scenarios
11:20 - 11:50

Javier Revuelta, Senior Principal, AFRY

Access to the grid: new regulations, new strategies, discovering new opportunities
11:50 - 12:30
  • Assessing new regulations for access to the grid
  • Analysing the current grid infrastructure: how does this need to adapt to meet the energy demands of the future 
  • Comparing the network stability between Spain and Portugal
  • Managing the increase in demand through modernising the grid



Majdouline El Aasemi, Global Head of Corporate PPA, Green Energy Procurement and Insta Trust, DNV 


João Maria de Macedo Santos, Country Head Portugal, Akuo Energy
Pedro González, Director Regulation, AELEC
Manuel De Martin Mas, Head of Regulation Electrical Metering and Financial Settlement Department, Iberdrola Renewables Spain

Lunch break & Networking
12:30 - 13:40

Opportunity to hold one-to-one meetings and join group discussions in the networking lounge.

The Power of Mobility: How to Reduce Costs, Errors and Carbon Footprint with Real-time Data
13:40 - 14:10
  • How an app facilitated the life of a manager at a larger wind energy company
  • 5 key features you should demand from a mobile field solution
  • Top innovations that will make the life of your field workers easier

Jane Caputolan, Business Development Manager, Resco.net

Large-scale solar case study
14:10 - 14:40

Pablo Otín, CEO, Powertis


Offshore wind case study
14:40 - 15:10

Enrique Gomez de Priego Fernandez, COO, Greenalia ​

Trackers wind resilience case study
14:40 - 15:10

Héctor Sánchez, VP of Sales, Soltec


Solar development in Spain: Improving efficiency and maximising profit
15:10 - 16:10
  • Evaluating regulatory advances in Spain and the impact on efficiency
  • Focusing on technology to improve efficiency
  • Best practices for developing projects


Balduin Hesse, CEO, Frontier Renewables


Elena González Sánchez, Managing Director, Acciona ESCO
Héctor García Ferrero, CEO, Koyla Renewables
James Sibony, CEO, Esparity Solar
Juan Pedro Naranjo, Managing Director, Univergy Solar

Miquel Yafari, Business Development and Sales Director for Mediterranean and LATAM Regions, Prediktor

Investor Panel: Financing the Future
16:10 - 17:10

Have banks been more anxious since Covid-19? What are investors looking for in projects? Is traditional finance still the best route? Merchant Assets? Hear from leading experts in the investment sector followed by an in-depth Q&A.


Aurelio Gutierrez, Senior Vice President Iberia, Cubico Sustainable Investments


Lisa McDermott, Executive Director, Project Finance, ABN AMRO Bank
Roger Font, Global Director, Sabadell Corporate & Investment Banking
Carlos Rey Micolau, Director, Foresight Group
Isabel Rodriguez, Investment Director, Glennmont Partners