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

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


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
Anand Ramanathan
National Institute of Technology Trichy
Dmitrii Glushkov
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Pavel Strizhak
Tomsk Polytechnic University

Solar Power

Eliab Ricarte
S. Iniyan
Independent Consultant
Aniella Descalzi
Renewable Energy Consultant

Wind Offshore

Claude Cohen
Johannes Dimas
Especialista em Energia Eólica Offshore – Energia & Gestão de Projetos Ltda.
Edson Watanabe

Renewable Sources and Flexible Generation

André Lucena
Gabriel Cavados
Leontina Pinto

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

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.