This event will be simultaneously translated into Spanish & English
 La Conferencia será traducida simultáneamente en Español y Inglés

Thank you to all who participated in The Mexican International Renewable Energy congress 2012. 

The 2012 Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress united the Mexican renewable energy community to drive forward this important sector at a time of unprecedented change in the market.

Next year's MIREC event will be taking place 28- 29 May 2013, Camino Real- Polanco, Mexico City

With over 400 attendees and a sold-out exhibition room, the Mexican International Renewable Energy Congress 2012 was a huge success. With presentations from the who’s- who of the industry framed by 10 hours networking time, this event is one of a kind in the Mexican market. Join us in 2013 to gain the latest industry insights and meet senior level industry professionals from the domestic and international market ready to do business.

MIREC 2012 in numbers:

  • 400 industry leading attendees
  • 45% director level and above
  • 65 speakers
  • 19 countries represented

Last year’s unparalleled speaker line up included:

  • Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Winner and Environmental Spokesman
  • Jordy Herrera, Minister of Energy, Mexico
  • Francisco Acosta Arredondo, Chief Modernization Officer, CFE
  • Alejandro Pereza Garcia, Director General of Electricity and Renewable Energy, CRE
  • Arnoldo Rodríguez Reyes, Municipal President, Zacatecas
  • Luis Arias, Chief Executive Officer of Generation, Transmission and Transformation of Electrical Energy, SENER


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Confirmed Plenary Speakers included:

Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Winner and Environmental Spokesman

Mario José Molina-Pasquel Henríquez is a Mexican chemist and one of the most prominent precursors to the discovering of the Antarctic ozone hole. He was a co-recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in elucidating the threat to the Earth's ozone layer of chlorofluorocarbon gases (or CFCs), becoming the first Mexican-born citizen to ever receive a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Mr Molina will deliver the keynote opening address at Wind Power Mexico 2012. Arrive early to avoid missing his insights into Mexico’s role in the future of the global environment.

He will also join the MIREC Awards Ceremony on the evening of the 15th May to announce the winners.

Read Professor Mario Molina's 60 Second Interview

Jordy Herrera, Minister of Energy, Mexico

Minister Herrera's many years of experience in Mexican energy include serving as Sener's deputy minister of energy planning and technological development, prior to which he held the role of general director of Sener's investment promotion unit.

Having worked with President Calderon since he was Energy Minister himself, Mr Herrera is a long standing member of Mexico's political scene whilst also heading up PEMEX's subsidiary PGPM.

Minister Herrera has been a professor in the economics department of Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where he received his own degree in economics

Dan E. Arvizu, Director, U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Dan E. Arvizu became the eighth Director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on January 15, 2005.  NREL, located in Golden, Colorado, is the Department of Energy's primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development.  NREL is operated for DOE by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance).  Dr. Arvizu is President of Alliance and also is an Executive Vice President with the Midwest Research Institute, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was the chief technology officer with CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He started his career and spent four years at the AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories. 

In 2011, Dr. Arvizu was appointed by President Obama to a second six-year term on the National Science Board, the governing board of the National Science Foundation and the national science policy advisory body to the President and the Congress.

Maurizio Bezzeccheri, Head of Iberia and Latin America, Enel Green Power

Since 2010 Mr Bezzeccheri has been President of Enel Green Power España, S. L. and Enel Green Power Latinoamérica; member companies of the Enel Group, Enel Green Power which has been publically traded since November 2010

Prior to his current role: He joined Nuovo Pignone (GE oil&gas), a General Electric company, manufacturing compressors and turbines in 1997 as Business Development Manager and later as Sales & Marketing Manager. In 1999 he joined ENEL Group, the biggest Italian utility: Enel Green Power and moved through top management positions. From 2006 through to 2010 he was General Manager of the Eefer, Enel and Union Fenosa Spanish Joint Venture Company focused on renewable electricity generation, O&M and energy sale.

MIREC 2012 also featured:

  • Francisco Acosta Arredondo, Chief Modernization Officer, CFE
  • Alejandro Pereza Garcia, Director General of Electricity and Renewable Energy, CRE
  • Alejandro Velasco, Director of Renewable Energy, Oaxaca
  • Arnoldo Rodríguez Reyes, Municipal President, Zacatecas - Read 60 Second Interview
  • Juan Manuel Carreras López, Director General, FIDE
  • Luis Arias, Chief Executive Officer of Generation, Transmission and Transformation of Electrical Energy, Secretaria de Energy
  • Brian Schmidly, Mexico Coordinator, DESERTEC Foundation
  • Miguel Angel Avila Rosales, Senior Member, IEEE
  • Eleanore Fox, Energy and Natural Resources Officer,  US Department of State - Read 60 Second Interview

Please visit the event websites for Wind Power Mexico, Solar Power Mexico and GeoPower Mexico for full agenda and speaker details.

AGENDA OUTLINE

15 – 16 May 2012, Mexico City, Mexico

Supporting the Next Phase of Renewable Energy in Mexico 

Day One

9.00 Keynote Opening Address
 Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Winner and Environmental Spokesman

9.20 Keynote Panel
Government and Policy Makers: Constructing a Favorable Environment for Renewable Energy

10.45am Networking refreshment break and press meetings

11.15 Keynote Panel
Critical Updates from State Governors

12.45 Networking lunch break

2.15 The Role of Effective Transmission Infrastructure
in the Next Phase of Growth

 

2.15  Geothermal Industry keynote: Understanding the Mexican Resource

 

3.30        Networking refreshment break

4.00 Overcoming Key Obstacles to Effective,
Consistent Energy Export

4.00 Possibilities for Private Geothermal
Development

5.00 Geothermal Contracts of 2011: Key Learnings

5.30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Day Two

9.00 Chairman’s opening remarks

9.00 Chairman’s opening remarks

9.10 Wind Energy Keynote
Continuing to Drive the Expansion of Wind Energy in Mexico

9.10 Solar Industry Keynote
Government Support and Market Development

10.30 Key Developments in the Self-Supply Sector

10.30 Technology Suitability for the Mexican Market

11.20   Networking refreshment break

11.45  The Changing Financial and Economic Environment: Reaching $100bn in Foreign Investment

 11.45 Experience of Utility Scale Project Development

12.45     Networking lunch break

2.15 Technology Case Studies: The Cutting Edge of R&D

2.15 Financing Large Scale Solar: Public and Private Investment Opportunities

3.15 Developing the Domestic Wind Industry: a Mexican Market Place

3.45        Networking refreshment break

4.05 Wind Round Tables

4.05  Creating a Strong Local Solar Industry

5.30        Chairman’s closing remarks and end of congress