Chile, towards a future of 100% Renewable Energy

Energy transition towards a carbon neutral system.

The Chilean energy landscape is in transition towards more sustainable systems, driven by the withdrawal of coal and the incorporation of renewable energies in the system, demanding flexibility solutions.

During this webinar we presented the new version of the study “Towards a 100% Renewable Energy Future”, and we will analyze with local and international specialists the path towards a carbon neutral system.

Date:

Thursday, July 28 2021

Time:

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CLT, UTC -4

Language:

Spanish with parts in English subtitled to Spanish.

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Moderator

Carlos Finat
Executive Director
ACERA

Speakers

Jussi Heikkinen
Director, Growth & Development Americas
Wärtsilä
Antti Alahäivälä
General Manager, Business Development
Wärtsilä

Panelists

Ana Lía Rojas
Founding Partner in EnerConnex
More than 20 years of experience working in the electricity sector, with high-level management positions for developers/operators of renewable generation assets, multinational manufacturers in the industry and electricity distribution companies.
Jorge Moreno
Consultant in Inodu
More than 10 years of experience in the energy industry. He has worked on a wide range of technical, financial and strategic assessments for clients in the energy industry. He specialized in strategic analysis and life cycle assessment for generation, transmission and distribution companies, large energy customers, and the government of Chile.
Carlos Barría Quezada
Head of the Studies and Policies Division, Ministry of Energy
Civil Engineer and MSc UC, PADE of the ESE Universidad de los Andes, with 18 years of experience in the energy sector. Head of The Policy and Studies Division at the Ministry of Energy. He led the carbon neutrality plan and hydrogen strategy, today he is in charge of updating energy policy, long-term planning, and various strategic initiatives.
Jussi Heikkinen
Director, Growth & Development Americas
Wärtsilä
40 years of experience in the energy sector. Jussi applies his experience in the development of new strategies to promote the concept of smart energy generation. He is one of the original architects of the Path to 100% initiative and an active member of the Community of Experts.

Opening by the Ambassador of Finland to Chile, Eija Rotinen and Alejandro Mc Donough, Managing Director Wärtsilä Chile.


Webinar sponsors and co-hosts:

Chile, hacia un futuro de Energía 100% Renovable

Transición energética hacia un sistema carbono neutral.

El panorama energético chileno está en transición hacia sistemas más sostenibles, impulsado por el retiro del carbón y la incorporación de energías renovables en el sistema, demandando soluciones de flexibilidad.

Durante este webinar presentamos la nueva versión del estudio “Hacia un futuro de Energías 100% Renovables”, y analizaremos con especialistas locales e internacionales el camino hacia un sistema carbono neutral.

Idioma:

Español con partes en Inglés subtituladas al Español.

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La apertura estuvo a cargo de la excelentísima embajadora de Finlandía en Chile, Eija Rotinen y Alejandro Mc Donough, Gerente General, Wärtsilä Chile.

 

Moderador

Carlos Finat
Director Ejecutivo
ACERA

Oradores

Jussi Heikkinen
Director, Growth & Development Americas
Wärtsilä
Antti Alahäivälä
General Manager, Business Development
Wärtsilä

Panelistas

Ana Lía Rojas
Socia Fundadora en EnerConnex
Más de 20 años de experiencia trabajando en el sector eléctrico, con puestos directivos de alto nivel para desarrolladores/operadores de activos de generación renovables, fabricantes multinacionales de la industria y compañías distribuidoras eléctricas.
Jorge Moreno
Consultor en Inodu
Más de 10 años de experiencia en la industria energética. Ha trabajado en una amplia gama de evaluaciones técnicas, financieras y estratégicas para clientes de la industria energética. Se especializó en análisis estratégico y evaluación de ciclo de vida para empresas de generación, transmisión, distribución, grandes clientes de energía y el gobierno de Chile.
Carlos Barría Quezada
Jefe de la División de Estudios y Políticas, Ministerio de Energía
Ingeniero Civil y MSc UC, PADE del ESE Universidad de los Andes, con 18 años de experiencia en el sector energético. Jefe de División de Políticas y Estudios en Ministerio de Energía. Lideró el plan de carbono neutralidad y la estrategia de hidrógeno, hoy está a cargo de la actualización de la política energética, la planificación de largo plazo, y diversas iniciativas estratégicas.
Jussi Heikkinen
Director, Growth & Development Americas, Wärtsilä
40 años de trayectoria en el sector energético, aplica su experiencia en el desarrollo de nuevas estrategias para impulsar el concepto de generación de energía inteligente, Jussi es uno de los arquitectos originales de la iniciativa Path to 100% y miembro activo de la Comunidad de Expertos.

 


Patrocinadores y coanfitriones del webinar:

 

Steps to Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector

Webinar abstract

Decarbonizing to meet ambitious renewable energy goals, while minimizing land use, emissions and cost, will require new approaches and diverse technologies. Not every path is the same and not every step is sequential. This webinar will explore solutions to affordably, rapidly and reliably decarbonize the electricity sector.  We’ll discuss necessary steps to develop an informed plan for reaching decarbonization goals, including detailed power system modelling. Experts will also talk through some of the generation solutions necessary to create a customized, diverse mix of technologies by market, including solutions like battery storage for short-term system needs and renewable fuels such as hydrogen to long-term seasonal storage.

Key takeaways:

  • What is the current and future role of fuels in power systems?
  • How do these fuels impact the steps towards decarbonization?
  • How can we challenge and improve planning while moving towards decarbonization?

Objective: Educate decision makers around fuels and power sources that will be part of the decarbonization puzzle.

Audience: Policy makers, industry experts, local utilities, regulators, consultants

Original air date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 – 11:00am MT / 11:00am – Noon CT  (one hour live virtual event)Cost: Free of charge but everyone must register using this link

Co-Hosts:  Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (An energy research partnership since 2007 between University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Lab) and Wärtsilä Energy

Webinar host and for more info:  Maury.Dobbie@ColoradoCollaboratory.org  Executive Director, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory 970-682-5707 (cell/text)


Moderator

Dr. Bryan Willson
Executive Director
Energy Institute
Colorado State University

Dr. Bryan Willson is Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Colorado State University, where he also occupies the Bryan Willson Presidential Chair in Energy Innovation and serves as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. CSU’s Energy Institute comprises over 200 faculty members working in energy and works closely with the Colorado energy startup community to help grow clean energy companies.  The Energy Institute is headquartered at CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus, a 100,000 sq ft research facility that also houses over 15 early stage energy companies; it’s work on cleantech commercialization has been honored by the Economist, Scientific American, the Smithsonian Institution, university technology transfer associations, and the governments of Denmark, Spain, and China.  Dr. Willson served as a Program Director at ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, from 2012-2016 and continued as a consultant / advisor to the agency until early 2019.  He has worked for over 30 years to develop and deploy large-scale technology solutions related to energy, air quality, and human health.  As an entrepreneur, Dr. Willson is co-founder of Envirofit International, Solix BioSystems, Factor(e) Ventures and Xpower. His research laboratory, the Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, has made important contributions in many areas, including: internal combustion engines, advanced vehicles, oil & gas production technology, advanced electrical grids, advanced biofuels, energy access for the developing world, and advanced building technologies.  Dr. Willson is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has worked in over 40 countries.

Panelists

Kate Sherwood
Business Director for Energy Storage
Wärtsilä Energy North America

Kate Sherwood is Wärtsilä Energy’s North America Business Director for Energy Storage, providing market-leading hardware, software, and services solutions to large-scale project clients. She has over 20 years of general management, sales, and marketing experience, with a proven track record of accelerating growth and profit.  Prior to joining Wärtsilä, Ms. Sherwood served as Vice President of Sales-North America at Centrica Business Solutions, P&L leader at 3M, and spent over a decade in the energy storage, solar, & demand response industries, holding leadership roles with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, SolarCity, SunPower, and Voltus. Prior to her work in the energy industry, Ms. Sherwood spent over a decade in finance, marketing, and strategy consulting with the U.S. Department of Justice, Sun Microsystems, and Accenture. Ms. Sherwood holds a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. cum laude from George Mason University. She is based in Austin, Texas.

Michael Penev
Senior Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

For the past eleven years, Michael Penev has been a senior analyst the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  In this position, he has performed technical and economic analysis for all aspects of energy related hydrogen technologies.  Previously he has eight years of industrial experience as lead systems engineer in designing hydrogen and natural gas fuel cell systems at Plug Power Inc. in Albany NY.  Michael’s current work helps guide the DOE’s decisions and policies in regarding hydrogen production and its applications in transportation and energy storage.  Michael provides analysis for H2USA, a public-private partnership to promote the commercial introduction and widespread adoption of hydrogen fueled fuel cell electric vehicles across America.  He also works closely with stakeholders in California, Hawaii, North-East hydrogen corridor states and the Colorado Hydrogen Coalition to establish pathways of sustainable hydrogen transportation.   Michael holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and a master’s degree in Business Administration.  

Scott Litzelman
Program Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Scott Litzelman is a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes carbon capture and storage (CCS), energy storage, and integration of renewables with the grid. Prior to ARPA-E, Scott served as a Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, working on energy and natural resources policy in the Senate. Prior to his policy work, Scott was a science consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.  Scott earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Webinar Co-hosts

2020-2021 Webinar Series Hosts

 

Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash

Fuels Future for a Low-Carbon World

Key takeaways:

What are these fuels?
Where do they come from?
Why do they matter?

For more information about speakers and this webinar: https://cercsymposium.org/fuels-future-for-a-low-carbon-world

Co-hosted by:

The four Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory entities (University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, National Renewable Energy Lab) and Wärtsilä Energy


Moderator

Dr. Bryan Willson
Executive Director
Energy Institute
Colorado State University

Dr. Bryan Willson is Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Colorado State University, where he also occupies the Bryan Willson Presidential Chair in Energy Innovation and serves as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. CSU’s Energy Institute comprises over 200 faculty members working in energy and works closely with the Colorado energy startup community to help grow clean energy companies.  The Energy Institute is headquartered at CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus, a 100,000 sq ft research facility that also houses over 15 early stage energy companies; it’s work on cleantech commercialization has been honored by the Economist, Scientific American, the Smithsonian Institution, university technology transfer associations, and the governments of Denmark, Spain, and China.  Dr. Willson served as a Program Director at ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, from 2012-2016 and continued as a consultant / advisor to the agency until early 2019.  He has worked for over 30 years to develop and deploy large-scale technology solutions related to energy, air quality, and human health.  As an entrepreneur, Dr. Willson is co-founder of Envirofit International, Solix BioSystems, Factor(e) Ventures and Xpower. His research laboratory, the Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory, has made important contributions in many areas, including: internal combustion engines, advanced vehicles, oil & gas production technology, advanced electrical grids, advanced biofuels, energy access for the developing world, and advanced building technologies.  Dr. Willson is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has worked in over 40 countries.

Panelists

Saara Kujala
General Manager, Business Development
Wärtsilä Energy
linkedin.com/in/saara-kujala/

Contributing to a cleaner energy future keeps Saara Kujala, General Manager, Business Development at Wärtsilä Energy, going. With her experience in energy transition, sustainable power generation, and power system optimisation, Saara leads a team of power system modelling experts. Together, the team is advising energy decision makers on optimal paths towards a 100% renewable energy future. They have already provided modelling, optimisation, and step-by-step guidance to nearly 150 countries in their search for more sustainable power systems.

While living in Singapore, Saara led power plant and liquified natural gas terminal project development in Asia, with a portfolio of more than 600 MW of independent power producer projects under development. She is now based in Finland and is currently managing local Power-to-Gas initiatives that aim to convert emissions of CO2 to renewable synthetic fuels. After publishing her co-authored book about wind power and flexibility, Saara has frequently and publicly promoted Finland’s optimal path towards decarbonisation.

Saara holds an MSc degree in Industrial Engineering and Energy Markets. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and appreciates the nuances of the sport, which combines the adrenaline rush of galloping with an authentic connection to such a majestic animal.

Jason Quinn
Director, Sustainability Research Laboratory
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University

Dr. Quinn’s education and research have always been centered on energy, with current work focused on techno-economic assessment, life cycle assessment, and system optimization.  This skill set is currently being applied to a variety of emerging technologies including microalgae biofuels, desert southwest agriculture, small modular nuclear systems, electrified transportation, waste to energy, and electrical grid energy storage.  Research efforts are dedicated to the development of engineering system models validated through experimentation and leveraged for techno-economic feasibility, life cycle assessment, and resource demand of emerging technologies.  Results from modeling work are used to focus research and development efforts to high impact areas.  Dr. Quinn completed a master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in nuclear engineering and engineering physics, and a Ph.D. at Colorado State University.

Petteri Laaksonen
Research Director
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT)
linkedin.com/in/petteri-laaksonen-7063573/

Petteri Laaksonen is a Research Director at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT), Energy Systems School. The focus of his research is in renewable energy systems and power generation in view of industrial engineering and economics. His current projects include speeding up decarbonisation of public buildings, bearingless electronic motors (Twin Bearingless), synthesis, carbon neutral fuels, P2X (Case Nebraska), hermetic high speed AMB generator as well as the financing and profitability of research and development projects.

Previously, Petteri was Chairman of the Board at Celere Investments Oy and Lähituuli Oy as well as a managing director and partner at TuuliSaimaa Oy. Petteri also previously taught as an Associate Professor of Wind Energy Research at LUT.

Petteri has a doctorate in science and masters of science degree from LUT University.

 

Mexico’s Path to 100%: Mexico’s Trajectory Towards 100% Renewable Energy

With climate goals set by international agreements coming ever closer, industry experts agree that to curb emissions and boost the green energy transition a lot of work remains to be done. But with governments, states and private industry starting to pave their paths toward decarbonization, true sustainability remains an elusive concept. This prompts the question: how do we achieve the transition to 100 percent renewable energy?

In this webinar, we examine the issue with a direct focus on the Mexican context, as various industry experts shine their light on what a viable, practical path to 100% would look like in the country.


Watch a replay of the webinar below:

Video: Mexico Business News


Date: March 3, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CST)

Moderator: Sampo Suvisaari, Energy Business Director Latin America North at Wärtsilä
Panelist: Patricia Tatto, Vice President America at ATA Renewables
Panelist: Santiago Barcón, CEO at PQBarcon and BAORGG
Panelist: Raúl Carral, Business Development Mexico, Central America & Carribean at Wärtsilä

Register today

 

 

5th SINRENOVA, Webinar on New Renewable Sources and Smart Grid

5th SINRENOVA:

Webinar on New Renewable Sources and Smart Grid

The Brazilian power sector is recognized for its large share of renewable sources. This profile tends to be maintained not only by the presence of hydropower, but also by the significant expansion of wind and solar power, small hydroelectric power plants and biomass. We must not forget about distributed energy resources such as batteries, electric vehicles and demand management, which can play an important role in the energy sector in medium or long term, as such technologies are booming. In this case, the development of smart grids is also necessary.

As the main source of generation in the country, hydroelectricity is well represented in the energy models used by the agencies responsible for the expansion and operation of the sector. The representation of conventional and nuclear thermoelectric plants is also dealt with appropriately, and they play a complementary role to hydraulic generation. On the other hand, the other renewable sources need specific treatment due to the uncertainty as to the availability of the resource, the intermittent generation, or the different strategies of the entrepreneur regarding the use of energy for self-consumption.

As the participation of alternative sources and distributed energy resources in the Brazilian power sector is expanding rapidly, appropriate treatment is required regarding their representation in the energy models used both for the expansion and operation of the electrical system.

In addition, it is also essential to think about new business models and regulatory improvements to pave the way for the insertion of new renewable sources and smart grids in the Brazilian electricity sector.

Thus, the purpose of this event is to bring experts from Brazil and other countries to discuss ideas on how to address such complexity in energy planning.

The event has been organized by Energy Planning Programme COPPE/UFRJ and Wärtsillä. Due to coronavirus outbreak, the 5th SINRENOVA has taken place online.

 

The webinar consists of:

Welcome Session


Waste-to-Energy Technology

Amaro Pereira
PPE/COPPE/UFRJ
Moderator
Anand Ramanathan
National Institute of Technology Trichy
Speaker
Dmitrii Glushkov
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Speaker
Pavel Strizhak
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Speaker

Solar Power

Eliab Ricarte
PPE/COPPE/UFRJ
Moderator
S. Iniyan
Independent Consultant
Speaker
Aniella Descalzi
Renewable Energy Consultant
Speaker

Wind Offshore

Claude Cohen
NIMAS/UFF
Moderator
Johannes Dimas
Especialista em Energia Eólica Offshore – Energia & Gestão de Projetos Ltda.
Speaker
Edson Watanabe
PEE/COPPE/UFRJ
Speaker

Renewable Sources and Flexible Generation

André Lucena
PPE/COPPE/UFRJ
Moderator
Gabriel Cavados
Wärtsilä
Speaker
Leontina Pinto
Engenho
Speaker

Interconnect California Webinar Series Part 3: Preventing Blackouts and Exceeding Renewable Power Goals

 


Webinar on-demand
DURATION: 1 hour

As a renewable energy leader, California has set the tone with ambitious decarbonization goals. However, the whole world is also watching when the Golden State’s grid goes dark during extreme weather conditions. In this webinar, presenters will discuss the pressure on California’s grid and how the state can avoid system unreliability during extended heat waves and droughts.

Join the Path to 100% discussion to learn about the latest PLEXOS power system modeling results, incorporating recent extreme weather data into the “Path to 100% Renewables for California” whitepaper. Experts will discuss what caused the blackouts, solutions and policy recommendations to rapidly, cost effectively and reliably decarbonize California’s electricity sector.

Presented by:

 

Gary Ackerman
President
Foothill Services, Inc
Moderator
Scott Miller
Executive Director,
Western Power Trading Forum
Speaker
Jussi Heikkinen
Director, Growth & Development, Americas
Wärtsilä
Speaker
Gary Dorris
Ph.D, CEO & Co-Founder
Ascend Analytics
Speaker

Diálogo sobre transición a renovables: mirada a América Latina

 


Webinar bajo demanda
DURATION: 1 hora

Durante la última década la capacidad instalada de energías renovables no convencionales ha aumentado significativamente, y sin duda continuará aumentado. El objetivo de poder acelerar la transición energética se ha transformado en un objetivo común de todos los países de la región Latinoamericana y no solo por un compromiso con el cambio climático, además por un tema de competitividad de estas fuentes de energía y por la notoria disminución de recursos hídricos, que hoy, son los que entregan flexibilidad al sistema.

En esta transición acelerada la adaptación a un sistema eléctrico con fuentes intermitentes ha generado un gran desafío en lo técnico, regulatorio, ambiental y social. Las innovaciones tanto en la regulación del mercado de energía como en su diseño son claves, se deben considerar además modelos comerciales innovadores y nuevas prácticas de operación de sistemas.

Ciertamente, las soluciones innovadoras y flexibles a gran escala para un alto porcentaje de integración de energía solar y eólica son fundamentales para esta ola de mercado que estamos viviendo.

Tenemos aquí presentes representantes de países claves en la región que nos pueden contar su visión y recomendaciones en referencia a cómo podemos abordar la tan anhelada ruta al 100% de energías limpias, Pathto100 en Latinoamérica.