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Thank you to all who participated in The Chilean International Renewable Energy Congress (CIREC) 2012.

CIREC 2013 will take place on 4-5 September 2013 in Santiago. For information on this event, please click here

Browse this website for a review of the 2012 event.

With abundant renewable resources, growing energy needs and a rejection of conventional energy, the Chilean market is poised to flourish over the next ten years.  Gathering together more than 300 expert buyers, solution providers and advisors operating within the market, CIREC delved into the key issues, challenges and oppourtunities in this growing market

  • Global investors explored the potential of the market and assess investment opportunities
  • Global and local developers met to find out about current progress and assess new technologies and ideas
  • The Chilean Government outlined their strategy for encouraging investment into a renewable, sustainable energy sector
  • Leading wind, solar and geothermal equipment manufacturers and technology suppliers provided their expertise drawn from international projects

60 developers, financiers and experts made up the speaking faculty, including:

Carlos Barría
Head of the Renewable Energy Division
Ministry of Energy
Eric Ahumada
Vice President, Business Development


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Juan Carlos Olmedo Board Member
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María Paz De la Cruz,
Executive Director,
Centro de Energías Renovables

Javier A. MarreroVice President - Asset Management
AEI Services LLC
Cristian Herrera
Country Manager, Chile

Enel Green Power
Paolo Pietrogrande Chairman
Element Power Solar
Juan Walker
Atacama Solar
Peter Barnett
Managing Director, Chile
Hot Rock Limited
Shinji Yamamoto
Chief Investment Officer
Lennart Fagerberg Managing Director Brazil & Chile
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Santiago Rodríguez Agúndez
Manager Partner
Fernando FerreyraSenior Developer
Pattern Energy
Dr. Gerardo Hiriart General Director
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Luis Meersohn
Cristián Sjögren
Chief Executive Officer
Solar Chile
Diego Morata
Andean Geothermal Centre of Excellence
Pablo Pastene
Director of Solar
Energy and Climate Change
Gustavo Boetsch
General Manager
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Santiago Arias
Director of Operations
Torresol Energy

David Perez
CW & Infrastructure, Product Manager
Paul Schiodtz
General Manager, Chile
Jaime Milic
Founding Partner and Managing DirectorBansud Capital
Carlos Berner Manager
Santiago Climate Exchange
Thomas Stetter Director, Latin America
First Climate Group
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Karina Zárate
Executive Director
SoWiTec Energías Renovables
Sergio Versalovic Quiroga
Centro de Energías Renovables
George  Humphrey
Andrews Kurth LLP
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Rodrigo Saez Rojas
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Mallo
Managing Director, Project and Structured Finance – Energy
Société Généra
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Ivan Oliveros
Vice President, La
tin America Project Finance
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Carlos Faúndez
Executive Director
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Gonzalo Ruiz de Angulo Gómez
Director, Project Finance LATAM
Arman V. Lapus
Project Director, Latin America
EDC (Energy Development Corporation)
Javier Arellano
Country Manager
Juan J. Payeras 
Principal Investment Officer, Infrastructure D
Boris Westphal
Managing Director

Lynn Tabernacki Managing Director; Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

John Lefebvre
Suntech America
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Iván Furones
Chief Development Officer
Director Procurement & Construction
Element Power Solar
Brian Schmidly
Chief Operating Officer
Rio Grande SolarNetwork Co-ordinator DESERTEC
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Linhui Sui,
Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Scientist,
ET Solar
Sebastián Leyton Pérez
Morales & Besa
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Carlos Lagos
Chief Executive Officer
Consorcio Eolico
Jon Boneta
Renewable Energy Team Leader
Carlos St. James
Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy
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Fernando Hentzschel
CER Analyst
Centro de Energías Renovables

Lilian Núñez
Commercial Manager SeaWIND

Idris Tayebi
Country Manager, Chile
Douglass Sims
Project Finance Specialist
Natural Resources Defense Council
Elizabeth Robberechts Investment Officer
Inter-American Development Bank
Nicolas Caussade Coudeu
Procurement and Contracts Manager

Antofagasta Minerals  

Mario Larenas Gonzales
Antofagasta Minerals
Eusebio Güell
Founder and Managing Partner

SI Capital

Greg Dunne
Chief Executive Officer
Less Carbon
Marco A. Northland Chief Executive Officer and Director

Agendas at a Glance

Day One 4 September 2012 
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Day Two 5 September 2012
Three Conferences
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