Conference Speakers 2023

Scroll down to discover the high-class speaker line-up for the Eletrotec+EM-Power South America Conference 2023 and its parallel conferences, August 23–25 in São Paulo.

Conference Speaker Overview
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Kátia Abreu, JBS S.A.

Consultant

Brazil

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Camilo Adas, SAE Brasil

Board Advisor in Energy Transition, Technology

Brazil

Camilo Adas is Strategy and Energy Transition Superintendent at Be8. He has been worksing for over 35 years in the national and international automotive market. He holds a master's degree in the subject 'Decision Making based on the Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in Global Companies' by Fundação Dom Cabral, where he is a visiting professor. He is a Counselor at SAE BRASIL for Energy Transition, Technology and SAE do Futuro, and a member of the Board of Directors of Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia. He is the coordinator of the Study Group for the nationalization of the automotive chain for Green Hydrogen in Brazil, together with the Ministry of Economy. He is a member of the Mobility Decarbonization Group at FIESP and of the Industry Committee for Sustainable H2 of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Camilo Adas was manager of the iH2 project for Hidrogênio Verde at the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro and acts as an energy transition advisor for private companies.

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Rodolfo Aiex, CCEE - Electric Energy Trading Chamber

Executive Relationship and Information Manager

Brazil

He holds an Executive MBA in Business Administration from Business School São Paulo and a degree in Economics from Universidade Federal Fluminense. With over 20 years' experience in the energy market, he joined CCEE in 2002, having worked in various areas of the organization, related to processes, projects and corporate strategy. He currently holds the position of Executive Relationship and Information Manager, the area responsible for Client Management, providing information to the Market and developing Energy Certification. He leads the actions in which CCEE is involved in hydrogen certification, both nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Marcelo Almeida, University of Sao Paulo

Researcher & President ABENS

Brazil

Marcelo P. Almeida holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Pará (2009) and a MSc. degree (2012) and a Dr. degree (2017) in Energy from the University of São Paulo. He is a Professor at the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo, with experience in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energies. He is an Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Solar Energy (RBENS) in the area of Economics and Public Policy, a collaborator of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) and a member of the Board of the Brazilian Solar Energy Association (ABENS).

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Priscila Alves dos Santos, ECODESENVOLVE AND FIT TECNOLOGIA

Electrical Engineer

Brazil

13 years in the solar market and in research and development More than 10,000 students graduated from solar energy courses, of which 3,000 were involved in social projects. Master's Degree in Energy from Unicamp, Doctoral Student, Startup Mentor, Researcher at Fit Tecnologia Engineer and consultant at ECODESENVOLVE. Worked on the first hybrid PV project with mobility

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Eduardo Avila, Revolusolar

Executive Director

Brazil

Eduardo Avila is an economist from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, specializing in energy and finance, and has worked in the financial market. While a student at UFRJ, he was president of the students' league of Finance and Investments and co-founder of the Energy and Technology League. A volunteer since 2018, he is now the executive director of Revolusolar, an NGO created in 2015 with the aim of promoting the sustainable development of low-income communities through solar energy. Eduardo is a member of the Board Of Advisors of the BRICS CCI Young Leaders, and was one of the 5 finalists from Latin America and the Caribbean for the United Nations Environment Program (UN) 'Young Champions of the Earth 2020' global award. Other awards include: Global Energy Heroes 2022 (Stanford University), 1st Habitability Prize (MRV and Trip Magazine), Shell Youth Initiative 2020 (Energy, Smart Cities and Fighting COVID-19).

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Vinicius Ayrão Franco, Blog Vinicius Ayrão

Technical Director

Brazil

Vinicius Ayrão Franco is an electrical engineer specialized in solar photovoltaic energy, with extensive experience in MMGD projects and self-production. He has developed more than 500 MW of projects for Parecer de Acesso in 24 utilities and was active in the ABNT commission that created the NBR 16690 standard. In addition to being a speaker at industry events, he is an instructor of courses in the area of solar energy electrical installations, having trained more than 600 professionals. Currently, he serves as president of Abracopel, advisor to ABGD and technical director of Sindistal-RJ, playing a crucial role in the advancement of solar energy in Brazil.

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Beatriz Barros, Clean Horizon Consulting

Energy Storage Engineer

France

Beatriz is a professional in the energy storage sector with a wealth of experience in transmission systems expansion and energy market analysis across Latin American countries. With six years of experience, Beatriz has demonstrated her technical expertise in assessments (such as safety) and sizing storage systems. Beatriz graduated with a degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in electrotechnical from the University Mackenzie in Brazil. She also graduated with a master's degree in Renewable Energy from the University Polytechnique of Catalunya, Spain. During her master's, she conducted research on the implementation of solar panels in electric vehicles, which was the focus of her thesis. For over a year, Beatriz has been working at Clean Horizon as an engineer in the technical consulting and market analysis teams. Currently she is responsible for the following markets: Portugal, Spain and LATAM. Her language skills, including Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.

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Ricardo Barros, Lightsource BP

Head of Country

United Kingdom

Ricardo Barros is Vice-President Centralized Generation of ABSOLAR's Board of Directors and also Country Manager of Lightsource bp Brazil. With passage as an executive in different companies of the sector (among them Lightsource BP, Engie and Voltalia), Ricardo worked in the last 15 years in the structuring of renewable energy projects with focus on solar and wind, in Brazil and France. He has been acting in the last 8 years as ABSOLAR board member, where he could contribute for the exponential growth of this industry in the country with the leadership of some of the strategic actions focused in centralized solar energy. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, Ricardo carried out his studies at UFCG and INSA-Lyon.

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Guilherme Berejuk, Martorelli Advogados

Partner

Brazil

Head of the energy area at Martorelli Advogados. He has worked in the energy sector for 20 years, specializing in the electricity sector, with an emphasis on renewable energy and commercialization. He holds a master's degree in Energy from the Energy and Environment Institute of the University of São Paulo - IEE/USP. Researcher associated with the Energy Governance Research Group at IEE/USP. Secretary of the OAB/PR Energy Commission - triennium 2022/2024. Member of Committee C5 - Electricity Markets and Regulation of CIGRE-Brazil. Member of the Energy Committee of CAMARB - Chamber of Business Mediation and Arbitration.

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Edson Bittar Henriques, PEBH Engenharia Elétrica Ltda

Owner, Consultant and supervisor of electrical engineering projects

Brazil

Edson Bittar Henriques is a specialist in Electrical Engineering with an academic background at UNESP - FEIS and post-graduation at USP - Poli. With extensive experience in sectors such as energy, sanitation and mining, he worked in companies such as Eletronorte and Promon Engenharia S.A. In 1994, he co-founded Ápice Engenharia e Consultoria, being Technical Director. He founded Edson Bittar Henriques ME and PEBH Engenharia Elétrica Ltda in 2015, also collaborating with Poyry Tecnologia Ltda and ENGEPOWER Engenharia. He contributed academically with publications in electrical engineering journals and participated in the ABNT study commission for the NBR 5410 standard. As a professor of physics and electrotechnics, he shared his technical knowledge. Henriques is a reference in electrical engineering.

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Dr. Márcio Bottaro, University of Sao Paulo

Laboratory Expert Supervisor

Brazil

Dr. Márcio Bottaro has been a laboratory specialist at the Institute of Energy and Environment at the University of São Paulo (IEE-USP) for 28 years, participating in laboratory accreditation processes in Brazil and worldwide. PhD in Nuclear Technology from USP, he coordinated the elaboration, execution and accreditation of the first laboratory in the southern hemisphere for testing PPE for electric arc (LEVe-IEE-USP). He is supervisor of the Technical Service for Safety and Performance of Electrical Equipment and Materials at IEE-USP, researcher associated with LEVe-IEE-USP, coordinator of the Commission on Protective Clothing - Thermal Risks - Heat and Flames, in CB 32 of ABNT, and specialist in IEC/TC78 in the WG of protection against electric arc, in the themes of clothing, protection of hands, head and face, and general requirements for the manufacture, selection and use of PPE.

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Marilia Braga, Fotovoltaica-UFSC

Researcher

Brazil

Marília Braga has been a researcher at the Fotovoltaica-UFSC research group for 10 years, where she works with Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rüther with data analysis and design of photovoltaic and energy storage systems for grid-connected and off-grid applications. Marília has experience in all stages of the development of photovoltaic systems, from sizing, simulation and design, to performance analysis, having participated in commissioning and fault detection activities of more than 300 MWp of utility-scale PV plants. Additionally, in the Fotovoltaica-UFSC group, Marília helps coordinate the team and participates in research projects in the areas of battery energy storage, electric vehicles, and the production of green hydrogen. Marília is also the former treasurer and current vice-president of ABENS, the Brazilian Solar Energy Society

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Afonso Carlos Brum Aguilar, Integra Energia Ltda e ACBS Aguilar Engenharia Ltda

Director

Brazil

Graduated in Electrical Engineering from PUC do Rio Grande do Sul, with specialization in airport and commercial automation from the University of Regensburg in Germany. Partner at ACBS Aguilar Engenharia working in the consulting area in the area of electrical engineering, airport automation and renewable energy. I have worked at Siemens for 17 years, where I worked in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Portugal and Germany in the area of airport automation. He was Vice President and Board Member for 12 years at ABEEOLICA, actively participating with MME, EPE and ANEEL to define the rules for renewable energy auctions. He is currently a Board Member of ABSOLAR and CEO of Railec Energia e Construção Ltda. company that works in the Construction of Transmission Lines up to 500 KV with a focus on renewable energies and in the construction of solar energy generation projects.

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Paulo Brusqui, BANDES-Banco de Desenvolvimento do Espírito Santo S.A

Economist of the Governor of Espírito Santo

Brazil

Economista formado pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo - UFES; Pós- Graduado em Engenharia da Qualidade pela UFES; Master em Business Administration in Finance pelo IBMEC; Pós-Graduado em Teoria Econômica pela FGV-RJ e MBA em Relações Governamentais pela FGV-SP. Atua como Assessor Especial do Banco de Desenvolvimento do Espírito Santo - Bandes. Foi Presidente da Junta Comercial do Espírito Santo, sendo responsável por toda a reestruturação física, financeira, humana e tecnológica do órgão. Atuou como Diretor Financeiro da Companhia Docas do Espírito Santo (Codesa), onde implementou metodologia de incremento na receita comercial do porto e modelo de gestão por resultados. Como Gerente na Agência Paulista de Promoção de Investimentos e Competitividade do Governo do Estado de São Paulo - INVESTSP, implantou o Programa Paulista de Apoio às Exportações - SP Export. Foi Assessor Especial do Governo do Estado do Espírito Santo, Presidente do Conselho Regional de Economia ES, Membro do Conselho Federal de Economia, do Conselho de Administração do Bandes, Membro do Conselho Fiscal do Banco do Estado do Espírito Santo (Banestes) e do Conselho de Administração do Departamento de Estradas de Rodagem do Estado do Espírito Santo - DER-ES. Foi Coordenador Municipal de Ciência e Tecnologia em Serra-ES. Foi colunista de opinião do Jornal A Gazeta e Gazeta Mercantil. Membro do Partido Socialista Brasileiro - PSB-ES. Elaborou e Coordenou o Jornal do Grupo de Jovens da Igreja Católica da Paróquia de Maruípe. É corredor de rua.

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Joaquim Caldas Rolim de Oliveira, Secretaria do Desenvolvimento Econômico

Executive Secretary of Industry

Joaquim Rolim, Executive Secretary for Industry of the Secretariat for Economic Development of the State of Ceará and coordinator of the Energy Chamber of the Northeast Consortium. He is an electrical engineer with an MBA in electricity business management and specialization in industrial administration. He served as coordinator of the Energy Center of FIEC - Federation of Industries of the State of Ceará. He is part of the Working Group for the development of the Green Hydrogen Hub of Ceará. Professional with extensive experience in electricity distribution and in the industrial sector, and extensive knowledge in renewable energies and green hydrogen.

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Ediléu Cardoso, KWP Energia

CEO

Electrical Engineer with an MBA in Energy from USP/Brazil. Leading energy transition working on floating solar and green hydrogen. Extensive background in the electricity sector, as head of settlement for market operations (CCEE, Brazil Energy Market Operator), and previously in the energy distribution segment. Recently took part in the regulation of floating solar, structuring of market solutions to face the water crisis, in addition to strategic initiatives for the opening and security of the energy market.

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Fábio Carrara, Solfácil Energia Solar e Serviços Financeiros Ltda.

Founder and CEO

Brazil

Fabio Carrara é o fundador e CEO da Solfácil, o primeiro ecossistema solar do Brasil. A Solfácil é formada por uma fintech, um e-commerce e uma plataforma de serviços para consumidores que desejam liberdade energética, alavancando uma rede nacional de instaladores solares parceiros. Anteriormente à Solfácil, Fábio atuou na consultoria de gestão BCG e em projetos de capital de risco A. Fábio é bacharel em Engenharia pela USP e possui MBA pela Wharton.

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Bruno Catta Preta Pereira, Genyx Solar Power

Institutional Relations Director

Brazil

Bruno Catta Preta is Director of Institutional Relations at Genyx Solar Power and State Coordinator of the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar). Graduated in business administration and post-graduated in higher education teaching and photovoltaic solar energy. He worked in the Customer Relationship Management area at Bradesco Previdéncia e Seguros, from 2003 to 2007, commercial manager at Tecnofluid, from 2007 to 2009, professor at UNOPAR - Universidade Norte do Paranda - from 2009 to 2012, Administrator, and then coordinator of the solar energy department at Universo Elétrico, from 2009 to 2019. Since 2019, he has been state coordinator for Absolar in Minas Gerais and Member of the Fiscal Council (since 2022), accumulating the functions of commercial manager (since 2019) and director of Institutional Relations (since 2022) at Genyx Solar Power.

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Natália Chaves, Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Brasil-Alemanha

Energy Transition and Sustainability Coordinator

Brazil

Environmental Scientist, TEDX Speaker (2022), specialized in Renewable Energy Management, with emphasis on the Brazilian electricity sector and Solar Energy. She currently works in the coordination of the energy transition department, focusing on energy, sustainability and ESG at the Brazil-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK-RIO). She is co-founder of the Brazilian Women Network in Solar Energy (MESol). She is part of the Global Woman Network for Energy Transition (GWNet) and Women in Green Hydrogen, among other initiatives related to energy, gender and climate justice.

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Cristiano Crisóstomo da Silva, Centro Paula Souza - Etec Presidente Vargas

Professor

Brazil

Cristiano Crisóstomo da Silva holds a master's degree in energy from the Institute of Energy and Environment of the University of São Paulo (IEE-USP); he is an electrical engineer graduated from the University of Mogi das Cruzes (UMC). He works as a professor of technical education at the Paula Souza Center (CPS) - State Technical School (Etec) Presidente Vargas - in technical courses in Industrial Automation; Electronics and Electrotechnics and teaches as a professor of higher education at UMC, in the courses of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. He provides training in the area of photovoltaic solar energy for teachers of Etecs and Fatecs of the CPS. He also participates in the working group - curriculum laboratory - for the elaboration and reformulation of CPS technical course plans. He works as an electrical engineer in the company Energia Eletro Ursolar elaborating projects and executing installations of photovoltaic micro solar plants connected to the grid, company based in Mogi das Cruzes - SP.

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João Gilberto Cunha, Instituto Mi Omega

Director

Brazil

João Cunha is founder and director of Mi Omega, electrical engineer from the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) and master in electronic engineering from ITA. He has been a member of the ABNT commission responsible for reviewing the NBR 5410 standard - Low voltage electrical installations since 1993; coordinator of the ABNT commission responsible for the NBR 14039 standard - Medium voltage electrical installations since 2003; and member of the NBR 16384 commission - Safety in Electricity since 2020. Currently, in addition to being at the head of Mi Omega, he also teaches courses at the Mi Omega Institute.

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Paulo Edmundo da Fonseca Freire, PAIOL Engenharia Elétrica

Electrical Engineer

Brazil

Paulo Edmundo da Fonseca Freire is Director of PAIOL Engenharia, with a degree in Electrical Engineering (1978) and a Master's degree in Power Systems (1984) from PUC-RJ, as well as a PhD in Geosciences from Unicamp in 2018. With more than 40 years of experience, he stands out in grounding and SPDA systems projects for power grids, commercial, industrial and transportation facilities. Former professor at Gama Filho University, he is also an instructor/speaker and author of papers at congresses and seminars. He has worked in Brazil, Chile, Angola, Kenya and Ethiopia and actively participates in normative committees of ABNT/COBEI, IEC, Cigre and IEEE, contributing to advances in Electrical Engineering.

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Prof. Dr. Angela Danilevicz, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Professor

Brazil

Angela Danilevicz has more than twenty five years of teaching experience in MBA Courses; fithteen years of experience as a University Associate Professor. A proven track record in innovative pedagogical practices in active learning, sustainability management, waste management, circular economy, innovative solutions in services, sustainable innovations, and innovation & entrepreneurship; excellent communication and social skills. Nowadays, she is coordinating the innovative pedagogical practices' working group at the PMG (Modernization of Undergraduate Program), and the SIP Program (Sustainable Innovation Professional Program) at UFRGS. She is, also, a senior fellow at the GUD - Global Urban Development, an international NGO supporting sustainable innovation. Sabbatical period at Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. University of California Santa Barbara/USA, 2015-2016. Research area: innovation ecosystem from waste Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 2006. Research area: innovation management M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1997. Research area: Service Quality Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1989.

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Agnes de Aragão da Costa, ANEEL - Brazilian National Electric Energy Regulatory Agency

Director

Brazil

Mrs. Agnes Maria de Aragao da Costa is, since December 2022, Director of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (AN EEL) with a term of office until December 2, 2028. Between 2019 and 2022 she was the Head of the Special Advisory Board on Regulatory Affairs of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), specializing in Energy and Mining Economies. She is enthusiastic about the role of the energy sector in the positive transformation of society. In her last role, she coordinated the Modernization of the Electricity Sector, the National Hydrogen Program, the Permanent Commission for the Analysis of Methodologies and Computational Programs of the Electricity Sector (CPAMP), and MME policies related to (i) energy transition, (ii) research, development, and innovation, and (iii) international and multilateral cooperation. She worked at the MME for almost eighteen years, recommending and formulating public policies, being a member of the career Experts in Public Policy and Government Management since 2006, and having also held, until 2019, the roles of advisor, special advisor, program director, and Deputy Head of the Special Advisory Board on Economic Affairs. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a master's degree in Energy from the University of Sao Paulo (USP). She has experience in corporate governance, having served on councils since 2014. She was a member of the Board of Directors of CEAL, CEPISA, and Norte Energia and a member of the Audit Committee of Eletrobras and Petrobras.

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Tiago de Barros Correia, RegE Consultoria

CEO

Brazil

Tiago de Barros Correia is an economist and holds a master's degree in energy systems planning from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), as well as a specialist in public policy and government management from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP). For more than fourteen years, he has worked in several federal public administration agencies focusing on the areas of public policy making, regulation and contracting of infrastructure works, especially in the energy, telecommunications and transportation sectors. He was Advisor and Special Advisor at the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) from 2004 to 2012, Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) from 2012 to 2013, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Finance (MF) in 2013, Secretary of Port Infrastructure of the Special Secretariat of Ports (SEP) of the Presidency of the Republic in 2014 and director of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) between 2014 and 2018. Since April 2019 he has been CEO of Rege Barros Correia Consultoria.

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Ítalo Tadeu de Carvalho Freitas, Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S. A.- Eletrobras

Vice President of Expansion Engineering

Brazil

Ítalo Tadeu de Carvalho Freitas Filho graduated in Mechanical Engineering (Escola Politécnica PE), completed an MBA in Finance from the University of Murcia (Spain) and a Master's degree in Energy and Environment from Unicamp. He recently worked as Vice President of Operations and Maintenance at Geração AES Brasil (2009 to 2014); and was CEO of AES Brasil from 2016 to 2021. He held the position of VP of New Business for South America and New Solutions AES Internacional, from 2021 to 2023. He currently holds the Vice-Presidency of Expansion Engineering at Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras - Eletrobras.

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Ricardo de Oliveira Campos, SENAI - SP

Director of the SENAI School 'Jorge Mahfuz'

Brazil

Ricardo de Oliveira Campos - Director of the SENAI School 'Jorge Mahfuz' - São Paulo City - Brazil. Graduation in Management of Technological Innovation Projects from the University of São Paulo (USP), Electrical Engineer from the Santa Cecília University (UNISANTA) and Electronics Technician from the Lauro Gomes Technical School (ETE Lauro Gomes). He is currently the Director of the SENAI School 'Jorge Mahfuz' - the technical school specialized in the vocational education and training of Renewable Energy Technicians, Electrical Technicians and Electronics Technicians.

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José Claudio de Oliveira e Silva, Freelancer

Freelancer Consultant

Electronic Engineer, worked at Ericsson, Emerson (now Vertiv) and Embraer. He specialized in the area of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), working in product development and analysis and solutions of problems in the field caused by electromagnetic interference, lightning, grounding, distribution and power quality. He is a member of COBEI Study Committees. Currently provides consulting services as a freelance.

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Carolyne Dias, Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Brazil

With more than 15 years' experience in the electricity sector, Carolyne has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidade Federal Fluminense, where she also completed a postgraduate course in Business Economics. Throughout her career she has worked in the areas of commercialization and/or regulation of renewable energy generation, working for large multinationals such as Enel, CPFL, Total and Voltalia. In 2022 he returned to the Voltalia group where he currently holds the position of Regulation Manager.

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Dr. José Antonio Donizete Rossi, Hytron R&D&I

Commercial R&D&I Officer

Brazil

José Antonio Donizete Rossi has a master's and doctorate degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas - UNICAMP. Since 1981, he has been involved in research and development in the areas of Telecommunications Electrical Protection, High Voltage Equipments, Power Systems, Smart Grids and Energy Storage Systems. Works since 2015 at the company Hytron in the area of prospecting and construction of R&D&I projects in the areas of energy and hydrogen.

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Dr. Carlos Dornellas, ABSOLAR

Head of Department, Regulation Technique

Brazil

Carlos Dornellas currently holds the position of Technical and Regulatory Director at ABSOLAR, having previously held leadership roles in companies such as CCEE, Diferencial Energia, Duke Energy, and CEPEL-Eletrobras, accumulating 30 years of professional experience. He holds a Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, as well as an MBA and Post-MBA in Business Management from institutions such as UERJ, COPPE/UFRJ, UNIFEI, and FDC. He is a professor of Regulatory Affairs and Marketing at Mackenzie for the EUREM course, in partnership with the Brazil-Germany Chamber, of which he is also the coordinator. He serves as the Brazilian representative on the Study Committee on Markets and Regulation of Cigre.

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Marcelo Dourado, Departamento de Descarbonização e Finanças Verdes - DCARB

Director of the Decarbonization and Green Finance Department

Brazil

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Roberpaulo Eller, Grupo Orion

Managing Director

Brazil

Roberpaulo Eller is a Control and Automation and Occupational Safety Engineer, with specialization and certification focused on mission-critical environments and teams, as well as a postgraduate degree in Safety. With almost two decades of work at Orion, he has been in several areas of the company and is currently part of the Board of Directors. He leads teams focused on energy efficiency, innovation, remote monitoring (EVE), renewable energy and mission critical. In addition, he has experience in corporate building maintenance, Facility Management and conducts optimization projects in Data Centers using computational tools.

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Nelson Falcão, Nextracker

Senior Director Business Development

United States of America

Nelson S. Falcão is Sr. Director, Business Development for the Energy segment at Flex since 2013, where he has been supporting the development of the solar industry. After the acquisition of Nextracker by Flex in 2015, he is responsible for the sales of its advanced solar trackers in Brazil. Nelson is VP, Supply Chain, and member of the board of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association). He received his BSEE degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1980, and got a specialization in Reactive Power Compensation in Sweden in 1983. He worked in various projects for the Brazilian transmission and distribution system at ABB, Cegelec Alstom and Cooper Power Systems, being appointed in 2007 General Manager of the Substation Automation business based in Quebec, Canada.

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Everton Fardin, Sengi Solar / Tangipar Group

Operations and Logistics Director

Brazil

Graduated in Control and Automation Engineering, with technical training in Electronics, Postgraduate in Workplace Safety Engineering and Master Degree in Production Engineering. Extension in process improvement, Green Belt, Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing certification. Toyota Production System Certificated (in Japan) and industry expertise as an engineering leader. Experience as Coordinator and University Professor in the course of Production engineering and postgraduate in the course of Lean Manufacturing. Author of book and scientific articles in the area of process improvement. Experience in projects and team management. Co-founder of operations development and structure of the biggest PV Manufactures Brazilian company Sengi Solar.

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Prof. Mario Luiz Ferrari Pin, Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo - IFSP

Professor

Brazil

Graduation in Technology in Electrical Systems from Instituto Federal de São Paulo (2012) and master's of science from University of São Paulo (2017). Has experience in Power Engineering, focusing on Photovoltaic Solar Energy, acting on the following subjects: photovoltaic systems, distributed generation, solar energy. Is a professor at the Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tenologia de São Paulo (IFSP).

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Cíntia Flesch, Methos Renováveis

Energy Engineer

Brazil

Cíntia Flesch was born in Vale do Sol/RS . She graduated in Energy Engineering in 2021 at UNIPAMPA, with a focus on migrating consumers from the regulated contracting environment to the free contracting environment, developing a tool that performs the feasibility analysis and payback of these consumers called MOVEE -ACL. In 2021, he started his master's degree at the Center of Excellence in Energy and Power Systems at UFSM. She will conclude her master's degree by showing how and what procedures consumers in the ACL need to go through to become APE Electric Energy Self-Producers or to migrate their captive generation to the APE modality. At the moment, she works with consultancy for companies that aim to migrate to the APE modality and regulatory consultancy for photovoltaic systems of the ACR. He works at Methos Renováveis, a company of the Mercatto Energia group, an economic group located in Farroupilha/RS.

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Ferdinand Freitas do Vale, ISA CTEEP

Projects and Auctions Department Manager

Brazil

Electrical Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Itajubá. Manager in charge of the Projects and Auctions department at ISA CTEEP. Responsible for the implementation of Aneel Transmission Auction projects, the execution of Transmission Line reinforcement and improvement projects and special projects at ISA CTEEP. Management of the pre-operational subsidiary companies Interligação Elétrica Minas Gerais, Evrecy, Riacho Grande, Itaunas, Biguacu, Tibagi, Jaguar 8. Responsible for implementing Brazil's first battery energy storage project in the transmission sector. Approximate volume under management R$ 9.5 billion.

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Bruno Furtado, SMA Brasil Tecnologia Solar Ltda.

Application Engineer & Project Manager

Brazil

Application Engineer at SMA Brazil, specialized in solar photovoltaics, energy storage systems and project management. Bachelor and Master student in Electrical Engineering, focusing on photovoltaic systems. With 7 years of professional experience in solar energy projects and SMA solutions providing technical support and field services. In 2021, he joined the SMA team in Brazil as an application engineer and project manager.

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Reinaldo Garcia, Ministry of Mines and Energy

Director of Programs of the Executive Secretary

Brazil

Electrical Engineer, with a master's degree in Power Systems from the University of Brasilia - UNB, and a specialization in Regulation of Gas and Electricity Public Services from USP/UNICAMP. He joined ANEEL in 1998 where he worked as a specialist until March 2007. In 2007 and 2008 he worked as a consultant for the National Electricity System Operator (ONS) and as a planning consultant for the MME's Energy Planning Department. In January 2009, he joined Empresa de Pesquisa Energética - EPE as a planning analyst. In July 2011, he returned to ANEEL as a Regulatory Specialist in the area of Energy Transmission. At ANEEL, he was an advisor to the Board of Directors from April 2021 to June 2023. He is currently serving as Director of Government Programs at the Executive Secretariat of the MME.

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Mario Cesar Giacco Ramos, Ramos Engineering

Director

Brazil

Mário César Giacco Ramos, an electrical engineer from the University of Mogi das Cruzes, worked for almost three decades in electrical maintenance. He specialized in Germany and became an Occupational Safety Engineer. With a master's and doctorate from the Polytechnic School of USP in Power Systems, he dedicated 45 years as a professor and coordinator at the University of Mogi das Cruzes. Between 2007 and 2010, he directed UMCTEC. He has been a partner at Ramos Engenharia since 1998, focusing on consulting and training.

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John Grimes, Smart Energy Council

Chief Execuitive

Australia

John Grimes is the Smart Energy Council's CEO, shaping the organisation into the robust peak independent body it is today. John is a fervent advocate for the smart energy sector and its critical role in transforming Australia into a smart energy superpower.

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Hendrik Gross, RCT Solutions GmbH

Germany

Hendrik Groß holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Automation from DHBW Stuttgart and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering specialized in Power Engineering from HTW Saar. This educational journey paved the way for his impactful career, which is currently thriving at RCT Solutions GmbH. At RCT Solutions GmbH, Hendrik takes on a pivotal role in spearheading integrated photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing projects worldwide. With an extensive knowledge on engineering, he plays a crucial part in shaping the company's contributions to the renewable energy sector. He works closely with investors in global PV manufacturing endeavours across American, European, and Asian markets showcasing technological innovation and sustainable practices.

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Carlos Guerra, Elera Renovaveis

Senior Vice President of Growth & Business Development

Brazil

Carlos leads all activities related to the growth of the company including renewable generation and decarbonization projects. He has over 20 years of experience in evaluating and executing investment opportunities, designing & implementing strategy, and conducting M&A processes. Before joining Elera, he hold different C-level leadership roles in the renewable energy sector, including Director of Strategy & Innovation at Auren Energia and CFO of Votorantim Energia. Carlos began his professional career at McKinsey & Company where he spent over 9 years serving clients in the energy and private equity sectors, living in the USA, China, Europe, and Latin America. Carlos holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from ITESM, Monterrey Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He is passionate about the future of energy and wants to contribute to the energy transition, building a more sustainable, clean, and reliable energy matrix.

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Ana Carolina Guimaraes, TSE - Energy Consulting

Partner

Brazil

Guimarães joined TSE Energy Consulting as a partner in 2020. She graduated as an electrical engineer from the Federal University of Itajubá - UNIFEI, has a master's degree in "Systems Reliability" from the same institution, and has also completed an MBA in Business Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation - FGV, as well as an Executive Finance course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT. She worked at the Andrade & Canellas consultancy with projects, sector studies and large companies such as Siemens and Areva, and for 10 years at Omega with new business development, implementation and operation of sector assets. As Development Director, she managed the company's portfolio for Brownfield and Greenfield projects, as well as the M&A processes for the company's entire renewables segment, having transacted more than 2GW of renewable projects, in addition to leading a wind, SHP and solar portfolio of approximately 6GW.

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Máté Heisz, Global Solar Council

Chair of the Board

United States of America

As Director of Global Affairs at SolarPower Europe, Máté Heisz leads oversees the association's work on emerging and overseas markets, international trade and supply chains, quality, innovation and funded projects. He is currently Chair of the Board of the Global Solar Council and member of the Steering Committee of the IRENA Coalition for Action. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Máté worked at the German international cooperation GIZ. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin and a Master's degree in Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest. He speaks English, German, French and Hungarian.

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Anna Paula Hiotte Pacheco, Enel Distribuição Rio

Diretora Presidente Enel Distribuição Rio

Brazil

Profissional com 26 anos de experiência no setor elétrico, no segmento de geração, comercialização e distribuição de energia. Atualmente é Diretora Presidente da Enel Distribuição Rio e Diretora de Regulação da Enel Brasil, e representante no Conselho de Administração da ABRADEE, ABEEOLICA e APINE.

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Matheus Hohmann, UFSC - Laboratório Fotovoltaica

Researcher

Brazil

Engenheiro Eletricista (UFSC-2022), técnico em eletrotécnica (IFSC-2016). Atualmente faço parte do programa de pós-graduação em engenharia elétrica (PPGEEL) da UFSC na área de sistemas de energia. Estou atualmente integrado ao corpo de pesquisadores do laboratório fotovoltaica-UFSC, com pesquisas nas áreas correlatas a integração arquitetônica de armazenamento de energia, impactos de veículos elétricos a rede e eficiência energética. Além disso, atualmente atuo na análise de projetos em baterias de segunda-vida, levantamento de circuitos equivalentes e caracterização elétrica deste componente.

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Marcos Aurelio Izumida Martins, CERTI Foundation

Executive Director

Brazil

Electrical engineer with more than 15 years of international experience. PhD in Electrical Engineering from UFSC. Senior Member of IEEE. He was an automation designer engineer for hydroelectric and thermoelectric plants and a resident engineer in substation and transmission line works for the SIN basic network. He is currently Executive Director at Fundação CERTI, working on the implementation of smart grids for several companies in the electricity sector in Brazil. Professor in the areas of photovoltaic solar energy, smart grids, electric mobility and digitalization of the electricity sector, at Unisul and Senai. Technical consultant at the company Mitsidi and technical partner of the Professionals of the Future Project of GIZ Brazil.

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Marcela Jacob Alves, Hydro Rein

Head of Hydro REIN Brasil

Brazil

Marcela Jacob is an energy market executive with experience in structuring, trading and originating contracts who has been working in the Brazilian market since 2001. Marcela has a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from PUC-RJ and an MBA from IBMEC RJ. She has worked for large groups such as Light, Norsk Hydro and MPC. She currently heads Hydro REIN Brasil, which is the development, construction and operation arm of the Norsk Hydro Group's renewable energy projects in Brazil.

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Sergio Jacobsen, Micropower Energia

CEO

Brazil

Since November 2022, Sergio Jacobsen is the CEO of Micropower Energy, a company of the Comerc Energia, Siemens and Equinor Groups, which operates in the segment of energy storage solutions, whose mission is to bring solutions capable of contributing to the Brazilian energy transition towards a more sustainable model for the economy, the environment and society. Previously, he worked for 22 years at Siemens. In the organization, Sergio held the positions of Sales Manager, Smart Grid Manager and Director until he became Vice President of Siemens Smart Insfrastructure. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from Mackenzie University, and specializations in Management and Business Administration, Sergio joined Micropower at a time of transformation in the electrical sector, which demands modernization and adaptation to new digital solutions for the evolution of business with a focus on smart grids that allow the addition of more and more renewable energy sources in Brazil and worldwide.

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Marcos Kneip Navarro, BANDES-Banco de Desenvolvimento do Espírito Santo S.A

Diretor de Negócios

Brazil

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Ronaldo Koloszuk, ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

President of the Board

Brazil

Ronaldo Koloszuk is President of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association), 2nd Secretary Director of FIESP (Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo) and Commercial Director of Solar Group.

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Dr. Angela Livino, Empresa de Pesquisa Energética

President

Brazil

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Valdez Lopes, Grupo Mendes / INEER Energia

Director

Brazil

Worked in shopping center management for over 15 years, working directly in the electricity sector for 8 years, mainly in regulation (DG/GC/Tariffing), photovoltaic engineering, financial structuring, business modeling. I work with greater emphasis on Industry 4.0 with the digitization of processes, automation and data intelligence, dedicated to bringing technology and innovation to our reality, in a sustainable way and with a high socio-economic impact. Graduated in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from Santa Cecília University; Postgraduate degree in renewable energies and Facilities Management from USP;

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Sofia Maia, BloombergNEF

Head of Country Transition Research

Brazil

Sofia Maia é Chefe de Pesquisa para Transição Energética na BloombergNEF em São Paulo e project manager do Global Climatescope, um dos maiores projetos da BNEF. Climatescope acompanha e analisa as condições para investimento em energia limpa em mais de 130 mercados na África, Ásia, Caribe, Europa, América Latina e no Oriente Médio. Sofia também é a autora principal do relatório Power Transition Trends 2021. Baseado em dados proprietários detalhados sobre 136 mercados conduzidos por mais de 50 analistas da BNEF, o estudo Power Transition Trends avalia o progresso mundial em direção à geração de fontes de baixo carbono. Sofia tem graduação em Administração Pública na Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV - São Paulo).

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Claudio Mardegan, EngePower

CEO

Brazil

Cláudio Sérgio Mardegan is director of EngePower and graduated from EFEI (1980), has more than four decades of experience in Protection and System Analysis. He is the author of the book "Protection and Selectivity in Industrial Electrical Systems" and a renowned speaker at CINASE. Recognized in academic and technical circles, he is a senior member of IEEE, a member of Cigrè, and holds important positions in IEEE, including chair of Chapter 13 of IEEE Std 3004 and vice-chair of Surge Protection. He actively participates in several IEEE Working Groups and is co-author of the ABNT Standards Guide for the Electricity Sector. As an instructor, he has taught more than 130 editions of protection training and conducted more than 5000 studies in his area, consolidating his expertise in Substations, Harmonics, Grounding, among other relevant topics.

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Edson Martinho, ABRACOPEL

CEO

Electrical Engineer and postgraduate student in Occupational Safety Engineering, Founder and Executive Director of Abracopel, Coordinator of ABNT commission, Speaker, Book author, Dean of Fluke Academy, Consultant.

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Luciana Matos, Termotécnica Para-raios

Customer Support Coordinator

Brazil

Luciana Matos is an electrical engineer with specialization in Protection Systems against Atmospheric Discharges (SPDA). For 15 years in the company Termotécnica Para-raios, Luciana currently plays the role of technical support coordinator, in addition to being a lecturer and instructor of the SPDA course. She was project coordinator and led a range of SPDA projects, consultancies and inspections for various structures.

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Celso L. P. Mendes, Aranda Editora

Consultant

Brasil

Senior Advisor for the Intersolar South America Conference, Aranda Editora and Aranda Eventos. Executive in the electrical industry for 30+ years, was Managing Director of Klockner Moeller (currently Eaton), of Flender Brasil (currently Siemens), and Siemens General Manager for Industrial Power Switchgear. Former Board Member of the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Industry and Commerce, São Paulo. Life Senior Member of IEEE and Senior Member of VDE - German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technology.

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Riomar Merino Jorge, Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica e Novas Tecnologias

Especialista em Regulação

Brazil

Experiência de 30 anos no setor elétrico nas áreas de concessões de distribuição, geração e transmissão de energia elétrica, regras e procedimentos de comercialização, bem como fiscalização do serviço público de distribuição e geração de energia elétrica. Atualmente atua como Especialista Técnico Regulatório na diretoria técnica da Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica - ABEEólica.

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Prof. Dr. Leandro Michels, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Associate Professor

Brazil

Leandro Michels is an associate professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), where he works as a researcher in the areas of power electronics and PV systems. Throughout its trajectory, it actively contributed to consolidate the dissemination of photovoltaic energy in Brazil, providing technical basis related to inverter technology and connection to the DG grid for various regulatory agents (INMETRO, ANEEL, ONS), for sector associations and for the industry. He also collaborates with the standardization of PV systems being coordinator of the Brazilian national board of the Technical Committee on Photovoltaic Systems of the IEC, and as reporter of the CEE253 commission that develops national standards for connection to the PV systems grid (NBR 16149/62150/62116). Prof. Dr. Leandro Michels has a recognized academic career in CNPq's DT1B productivity. He is also director of the UFSM Intelligent Networks Institute, of the Embrapii Unit for Distributed Energy Resources, and of the INRI / UFSM test laboratory, accredited by INMETRO for testing photovoltaic inverters.

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Jobson Modena, GUISMO Engenharia

Director

Brazil

Electrical engineer, director of GUISMO Engenharia, he is a member of CB-3 of ABNT, where he coordinates the commission that revises the text of the standard NBR 5419 - Protection against Atmospheric Discharges. Brazilian representative in IEC TC-81 (Lightning Protection). Instructor of the ABNT lightning protection course and professor of the postgraduate course in electrical installations at IT Mauá, IPOG, FACENS and UNIP. Speaker at national and international congresses, such as ICLP, SIPDA, GROUND and ILPS. Prof. Jobson is the author of the book "Manual for the use of SPD", co-author of the book "Electrical Installations" (5th revised edition, authored by Ademaro Cotrim), as well as a consultant to companies for the standardization of processes and safety procedures against atmospheric discharges.

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Rodolfo Molinari, Órigo Energia

Chief Business Officer

Brazil

Rodolfo Molinari Filho é CBO (Chief Business Officer) da Órigo Energia. Formado em Engenharia Civil pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) em 2008, com mestrado em Engenharia Civil e pós graduado em Finanças, também pela Unicamp, Rodolfo tem uma trajetória de dedicação ao tema da energia renovável, tendo atuado ativamente como Conselheiro da Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (ABSOLAR), além de acumular passagens por importantes companhias do setor de energia.

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Carlos Moreira Leite, Officina de Mydia LDTA

CEO

Brazil

Carlos Moreira Leite is a mechanical engineer from FEI. He was director of the companies Officina de Mydia in Brazil and Volts and Bolts in Estonia. In the field of technology, he is the author of the software "Atmos" and "TecAt", focused on lightning protection and electrical grounding, respectively. In addition to software expertise, he has his mark on technical literature with the books "Earth Mesh" and "Protection and Grounding of Telecommunication Stations". He also co-signed the book "Protection Against Atmospheric Discharges". He is also an active member of the NBR 5419 standard committee.

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Hilton Moreno, Consultancy

Consultant

Brazil

Electrical Engineer from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo; Member of the Brazilian Electricity Committee of ABNT; Former member of the Mercosur Standardization Association and Pan American Technical Standardization Committee; Co-creator and professor of the Postgraduate Course in Building, Commercial and Industrial Electrical Installations; Received from CREA-SP the Diploma of Merit of Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy Paulista; Speaker at congresses, seminars and courses in Brazil and abroad; Author and co-author of several publications, including books, manuals, guides, etc. , and numerous technical articles; Technical consultant for entities and companies in the electrical area.

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Fernando Mosna, ANEEL - Brazilian National Electric Energy Regulatory Agency

Director

Brazil

Federal Attorney at the Federal Attorney General's Office since 2012. Lawyer for Petrobras between 2010 and 2012. Graduated in Law from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and holds a Master's Degree in Constitutional Institute of Public Law (IDP). Took office as Director of ANEEL on 14/08/2022.

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Dr. Lucas Rafael Nascimento, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC )

Researcher

Brazil

Researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in the area of photovoltaic solar energy from the same university, with a sandwich period at the University of New South Wales - Australia. He has extensive experience in the area of photovoltaic solar energy, acting in more than 3GW of projects in the following topics: design, simulation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and performance evaluation in photovoltaic systems, offgrid and connected to the public grid (BAPV, BIPV and photovoltaic plants). Since 2005 he has been working at the Center for Research and Training in Solar Energy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (www.fotovoltaica.ufsc.br), Photovoltaic Laboratory - UFSC, where he is currently a researcher and conducts his post-doctoral research on the topics of photovoltaic systems and energy storage.

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Guilherme Nizoli, Newcharge

Application Engineer

Brazil

Guilherme Nizoli is Electrical Engineering, specialist in regulation and business modelling in electricity sector. At NewCharge, he's technical developer of electricity storage and hybrid systems based microgrids. He worked on solar photovoltaics sector, focused on regulation, market analysis and institutional support on public policies and regulatory and technical standards improvement.

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Vinicius Nunes, BloombergNEF

Analyst

Brazil

Vinicius Nunes is a Climate Solutions analyst at BloombergNEF. He has experience in strategic analysis for energy transition in emerging markets, with a focus on Brazil. Vinicius holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a Master's degree in Energy Markets from Grenoble INP in France.

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Carlos Ohde, Flextronics International Tecnologia Ltda.

Director

Brazil

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from UFPR with specialization in business management. Responsible for Research, Development and Sustainability at Flex do Brasil. He has led Sinctronics since 2012 and was the organizer of the book Circular Economy, an economic model that boosts the economy, generates jobs and protects the environment. Today he is responsible for FIT - Research Institute that has 550 employees in the technology area, involving from product design, process automation, software development and training.

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Dr. Aline Christiane Pan, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Professor and Researcher

Brazil

Aline holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) (2002), a master's degree in Materials Engineering from PUCRS (2004), and a doctorate in Photovoltaic Solar Energy from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2009). He has experience in Solar Photovoltaic Energy, Renewable Energies, Physics and Materials Engineering and Technology. She coordinated/designed the Specialization Course in Renewable Energy from 2012 to 2018 at PUCRS. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor in the Energy Management Engineering Course and the National Professional Master in Physics Teaching at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)/Campus Litoral Norte. Member/guest of the Working Group "Gender Equity" promoted by CAPES (2018). Co-founder of the Brazilian Network of Women in Solar Energy (Rede MESol). Mother of two children, Sofia and Benício, 2012 and 2014.

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Isadora Pauli Custódio, Laboratório Fotovoltaica /UFSC

BIPV architect; Solar energy doctoral candidate and researcher

Brazil

Isadora is an architect and urban planner with 10 years of experience in building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Throughout her career, she has designed more than 40 MWp of PV systems integrated into buildings. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in the Civil Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEC) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). She is also a researcher at the Fotovoltaica/UFSC Laboratory since 2013, as well as a volunteer at the Brazilian Network of Women in Solar Energy (MESol) since 2022

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Rodrigo Pedroso, Pacto Energia

CEO

Brazil

Civil Engineer from PUC-GO, specialist in Project Management from FGV - Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in Hydroelectric Generation from PAPUC - Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, in Wind Generation from DEWI Institute, in Energy trading from Mackenzie University and is currently a student at Harvard University, studying OPM. Has over 20 years of experience in the electricity sector in the areas of generation, transmission, trading and distribution. Before founding Pacto Energia, worked at ANEEL - National Electric Energy Agency. Currently, in addition to CEO of Grupo Pacto Energia, also a member of the board of directors of ABSOLAR - Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy, and Director of Energy from FIESP - Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo.

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Rafael Celso Pereira, TC Future Engineering and Project Development (Roca Group)

Head of Greenfield Development

Brazil

Civil Engineer, Internationalist, MBA in Innovation and Technological Capacity by FGV, studying Master of Business Innovation by SENAI CIMATEC and with specializations in Green Hydrogen by GIZ, World Hydrogen Leaders and GESEL. He published the study Geopolitics and energy transition in Germany: potentialities and challenges of green hydrogen and works as a developer of greenfield projects and new businesses at Grupo Roca (H2 Green Power Ltda, AXS Energia, Mobs and TC Future). He participated in Brazil-Germany technical missions for the green hydrogen and Virtual Power-Plants (VPPs) market. He has structured wind and solar renewable energy projects, energy storage projects and electric mobility in Brazil and Latin America.

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Deputy Gil Pereira, Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de Minas Gerais

Congressman

Brazil

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Marisa Plaza, ABSOLAR

Certification Analyst

Brazil

Career built in the conformity assessment and management segment, with 25 years of experience in regulations and standards, including certification operations, through companies such as Fundação Carlos Alberto Vanzolini and Instituto Falcão Bauer daQualidade, in addition to 8 years as technical manager of the Associação Brazilian Conformity Assessment - ABRAC. At ABSOLAR, he coordinates the operationalization actions of the ABSOLAR Quality Voluntary Certification Program.

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Patricia Poloni, Micropower Energia

Project and Microgrid Engineer

Brazil

Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering working with electrical studies and project engineering at Micropower, currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Electrical Engineering at São Paulo University (thesis), Project Engineer leading electrical studies and project development at Micropower. Has been working with microgrids since 2018, with experience in studies, simulations, commissioning, and implementation of off-grid microgrids with renewable energy generation and energy storage.

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Carla Primavera, BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank

Superintendent of Energy and Climate Transition

Brazil

Superintendent of Energy Transition and Climate, BNDES Carla Primavera began her career at Esso Brasileira de Petróleo, and joined the BNDES in BNDES in 2000. Since June 2016, she has been Superintendent of the BNDES Energy Area, responsible for leading teams that structure financing for projects in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, gas and oil, as well as the institutional representation of this area to public and private institutions. He has Head of the Bank's Infrastructure Legal Department, leading legal teams and legal teams, responsible for analyzing regulatory, contractual, financial and environmental aspects of projects, always with a view to achieving long-term credit objectives in a sustainable manner. He has experience in project finance operations in the infrastructure sector. She has a law degree from UERJ and an MBA in Business Economics Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

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Marília Rabassa, CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

Director

Brazil

Financial Strategy Director of CELA, specialist in project finance, investment analysis, M&A and business development in the renewable energy sector. She has 12 years of professional experience, having participated in several M&A processes and auctions of renewable energy assets in Brazil and Latin America, in addition to the development, evaluation and financing of several Greenfield & Brownfield projects, mainly in the bioenergy and photovoltaic solar energy sectors. She worked for 2 years at SunEdison S.A. responsible for the activities of M&A, Project Finance, Economic Feasibility of solar and wind projects for Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador and Dominican Republic and for 4 years at ERB - Energias Renováveis do Brasil, as an analyst in the area of Project Finance and Business Development. She was coordinator of the ABSOLAR Financing Working Group and is the current vice coordinator of the ABSOLAR Green Hydrogen Task Force. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP and an MBA in Business in the Electricity Sector from FGV.

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Camila Ramos, CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

CEO

Brazil

Camila Ramos has 20 years of experience in the Latin American renewable energy sector. She is founder and CEO of CELA Clean Energy Latin America, supporting clients in developing investment projects in renewable energy (solar, green hydrogen, wind and energy storage) in Latin America including: fundraising, project finance, market intelligence, policy and legal framework analysis and M&A. Camila is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Vice-President of Investments and Green Hydrogen at the ABSOLAR (Brazilian PV Association) and member of the Board of FIESP (Coinfra - Federation of Industry of the State of São Paulo). She has a BSc. and MSc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to founding CELA, Camila served as Brazil Country Manager and Head of Latin America Research and Analysis for Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), responsible for the company's operations and team in the Latin America and Caribbean region. She also served as Marketing and Communications Manager for ERB - Energias Renovaveis do Brasil, a Brazilian renewable energy company that substitutes fossil fuel for renewable energy at large industrial clients, as Research Coordinator for Infinity-Bio Energy, a Brazil-based bioenergy company and as Senior Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Felipe Ramos, Moura Group

BESS Engineering Manager

Brazil

An electrical engineer with a master's degree in systems engineering, Felipe Ramos has accumulated experience in the areas of energy storage, microgrids, power quality and photovoltaic generation, having worked at CPqD, Engie and ITEMM. He is currently engineering manager for the Energy Storage area at the Moura Group.

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Sandro Ramos, Atlas Renewable Energy

ESG Manager

Brazil

Sandro Ramos lidera a Atlas na condução de projetos renováveis em conformidade com as melhores práticas internacionais de Environmental & Social. Como ESG Manager, atua na gestão de todo portfolio brasileiro, que conta com +1.2GW em operação e +1.3GW em construção. Toda sua carreira tem sido focada no setor elétrico, e neste tempo tem apoiado as empresas a melhor enxergar o território onde estão inseridas para, então, torná-lo melhor. Marido da Luíza e pai da Laura e da Catarina, em seu tempo livre, curte estar com a família.

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Carolina Reis, Meu Financiamento Solar

CEO

Brazil

She is currently Executive Director of Meu Financiamento Solar - A Banco BV solution. Carolina is a specialist in the Solar Energy sector where she has worked since 2015. She previously held investor relations positions at Private Equity funds, Capital Dynamics (Swiss Fund of Funds) and Grupo Stratus (Brazilian Fund). She graduated in Business Administration from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in 2008.

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Henrique Ribeiro, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Principal Analyst - Batteries & Energy Storage

Brazil

Henrique Ribeiro is a Principal Analyst - Batteries & Energy Storage at S&P Global Commodity Insights. During this 11 years tenure at S&P, he has also worked in the Battery Metals team and was one of the hosts of the Platts Future Energy Podcast. Henrique holds a Master in Economic Analysis from FGV and a Certificate for professionals in derivatives markets from the B3 exchange's educational arm.

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José Ribeiro, Neoenergia

Manager / Engineering

Brazil

1. Formação: Eng. Eletricista - Universidade de Pernambuco (PE) e CESMAC (AL) - 2008 2. Pôs Graduação: - Gestão Estratégica de Negócios - CIFE - Centro Integrado para Formação de Executivos (RN) - MBA Em Gestão no Setor de Óleo e Gás - FGV (RJ - cursando) 3. Cargo Atual: Gerente de Engenharia na Neoenergia Renováveis - desde 2018 4. Experiência Anterior: a. Eng. Especialista na Neoenergia - de 2011 a 2017; b. Eng. Coordenador Obras na Arteche / STK - 2009 a 2011; c. Técnico na Eletrobrás (CEAL - AL) - 2005 a 2009; d. Técnico Planejamento na Gamesa Serviços Brasil - 2002 a 2005

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Rafael Rodrigues, Maxion Structural Components

Maintenance Engineer

Brazil

Rafael Rodrigues is a Maintenance Engineer at Maxion Structural Components and a master's student in Production Engineering at UNESP. He was a maintenance electrician, qualified by SENAI - Félix Guisard Taubaté. He graduated in Electrical Engineering from UNISAL - Lorena and specialized in Automation and Robotics from SENAI. He has experience in electrical energy management and project development for new industrial installations.

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Marcelo Rodrigues, UCB S/A

Vice President of Business, Marketing and Innovation

Brazil

Vice President of Business and Innovation at UCB. Degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG, with an MBA and Board of Directors training from FDC. With solid experience in innovative projects in the areas of technology and infrastructure in national and multinational organizations. Leads UCB as the main Brazilian supplier of energy storage solutions in the 4D energy transition.

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Tamar Roitman, ABIOGÁS

Executive Manager

Brazil

Tamar Roitman is graduated in Chemical Engineering, with Masters in Energy Planning and is a PhD candidate in Bioenergy. She has worked as a researcher in biofuels and renewable energy at FGV's Energy Research Center and now is the Executive Manager at Brazilian Biogas Association.

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Bárbara Rubim, Bright Strategies

CEO

Brazil

Bárbara Rubim currently heads Bright Strategies, a consulting firm advising renewable energy businesses on their legal and regulatory structure. In that capacity, she has helped develop more than 230 MW in energy projects in the last three years alone, and more than 2,200 people have completed her in-company training or her Masterclass on Regulation and Business Models in Distributed Generation. In her career in the energy sector, she has acted in public administration as a consultant to the Brazilian Congress, and has worked in the third sector as a coordinator of Greenpeace's Renewable Energy campaign in Brazil, and in the private sector. In addition, she also serves as the current Vice-President of the Managing Board of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association) and is the Director of Energy at FIESP's Infrastructure Department. Bárbara is a lawyer with an MBA in Finance and Business Strategies from the Federal University of Uberlândia. She specializes in the regulation of the electricity sector.

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Eduardo Tobias Ruiz, Watt Capital

Managing Partner

Brazil

Eduardo Tobias is a Managing Partner at Watt Capital. He is a specialist in project investment analysis, project financing, and on mergers & acquisitions of renewable energy projects and assets in Brazil. He is a cofounder and the coordinator of ABSOLAR's Green Hydrogen Taskforce. Tobias is also a visiting Professor at FGV, teaching for its Power Sector Executive Program, and author of the books 'Investment Analysis in Utility Scale PV Projects' (2021) and 'Investment Analysis in Bioenergy Greenfield Projects' (2015). He has a BSc. in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP and a Professional Master in Bioenergy from FGV-EESP.

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Eduardo Tobias Ruiz, ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

Co-founder and coordinator of ABSOLAR's Green Hydrogen Taskforce

Brazil

Co-founder and coordinator of ABSOLAR's Green Hydrogen Taskforce

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Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rüther, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)

Professor

Brazil

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Glauco Santos, Elgin

Director

Brazil

Glauco Santos is an engineer, with an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral, Post-MBA in Strategy and Marketing from Kellogg School of Management in the United States and Senior Leadership from IMD Business School in Switzerland. He has worked in the energy sector for over 20 years, held leadership positions in national and multinational companies, always contributing to business development and offering excellent customer experience. He currently holds the position of Director of Solar Energy at Elgin, a Brazilian company that, in its 70 years of history, has become a brand known for its quality, credibility and constant innovations.

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Dr. Rodrigo Sauaia, ABSOLAR

CEO

Brazil

Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia is co-founder and CEO of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Photovoltaic Energy Association), the national association representing Brazilian solar PV companies and professionals. He is co-founder and a governing board member of the GSC (Global Solar Council), a non-profit body representing regional and national solar associations on international issues. Rodrigo holds a PhD in Materials Engineering and Technology from PUC-RS (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul), a Master's degree in Renewable Energies from Loughborough University (UK), a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from USP (São Paulo University), and has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (Germany) and with ETH Zürich (Switzerland).

Speaker
Harry Schmelzer Neto, WEG S.A.

General Manager of Solar Energy

Brazil

Harry Schmelzer Neto, Mechanical Engineer from UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina) with an MBA in Financial Management from FGV (Getúlio Vargas College). Member of the ABSOLAR board. Head of WEG Solar since 2012, with over 10 years of experience in solar energy.

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Dr. Fabiola Sena, FSET Consultoria em Energia

CEO

Brazil

Fabiola Sena é engenheira eletricista com mestrado e doutorado em engenharia elétrica pela UFSC. Possui 30 anos de experiência em mercados de energia e assuntos regulatórios. Tem experiência em due diligences, desenvolvimento de projetos, estratégia de comercialização, leilões, formação de preços, encargos, tarifas e regras de mercado. Certificada como Conselheira Independente pelo IBGC, atua em Conselhos desde 2015. É professora nos MBAs do setor elétrico da FGV e da FISUL. Fundadora da FSET Consultoria em Energia e cofundadora da Head Energia (escola para o setor de energia).

Speaker
Francisco Silva, Moura Group

Application Engineer Manager

Brazil

In the electric energy market for 23 years, with experience in large national and international companies, Francisco has had a technical training in Electrotechnics, a degree in Administration and an MBA in Business in the Electric Sector by FGV. He was involved in the development of projects for thermal and hydroelectric power plants, in the conception of projects for basic network substations and solar and wind power plants. As the Application Engineering Manager for Energy Storage Systems at Grupo Moura, he has engaged with the firsts projects in several application, including the firsts hybrid power plant of large off-grid systems in Brasil, integrating thermal and PV power plants with ESS.

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Gabriel Luiz Silva Almeida, Termotécnica Para-raios

R&D Analyst

Brazil

Gabriel Luiz Silva Almeida holds a master's degree in Electrical Energy Systems from UFMG and a degree in Electrical Engineering and Electrotechnical Technician from CEFET/MG. He works as a Research & Development Analyst at Termotécnica Para-Raios and has several articles in his portfolio, presented at congresses and published in international magazines. He is a member of the CE 03:64.10 commission, responsible for the revision of the ABNT NBR 5419 standard, and is part of the technical group of ABRARAIO, an association dedicated to lightning rod and protection systems companies.

Speaker
Sergio Roberto Silva dos Santos, Lambda Consultoria LTDA

Electrical Engineer

Brazil

Electrical engineer, MBA in economics, master's student in energy technology (IEE-USP). Works at Lambda Consultoria, instructor at Termotécnica Para-Raios and columnist at Eletricidade Moderna. ABNT member, author and specialist in protection against surges and lightning strikes.

Speaker
Daniel Steffens, Urbano Vitalino Advogados

Lawyer

Brazil

- Specialization in Business Law and Energy Law - Professor at FIA Business School - USP for the 'Electric Sector Legislation' module in the Energy Asset Management Course - Former regulatory manager of energy multinationals. - Author of articles in the field of energy - 20 years in the electrical sector

Speaker
Hélio Sueta, USP's Institute of Energy and Environment

Deputy Head of the Scientific Division of Energy Planning, Analysis and Development

Brazil

Hélio E. Sueta holds a master's degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from EPUSP. He served as Director of the Power Division of the Institute of Energy and Environment at USP from 2001 to 2011. Currently, he is leading as Deputy Head of the Scientific Division of Energy Planning, Analysis and Development of the same Institute. His expertise is also recognized in international spheres: he serves as secretary of EC 64.10, focused on Lightning Protection, and represents Brazil in IEC TC 81.

Speaker
Dr. Guilherme Susteras, Sun Mobi

CEO

Brazil

Guilherme Susteras is an electrical engineer with a master's degree in electrical engineering from University of São Paulo, a diploma in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and a PhD in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas. He has more than 20 years of experience in the power sector, in positions in the area of regulation and planning for companies such as Duke Energy, National Grid and Renova Energia, in addition to having managed more than a dozen strategic projects at key Brazilian utilities during his time at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. He has been a managing partner at Sun Mobi since 2016 and a Board Member at ABSOLAR since 2020, where he also coordinates the Distributed Generation Working Group.

Speaker
Márcio Takata, Greener

CEO

Brazil

CEO of GREENER, a Research and Investment Strategies company focused on Energy Transition. Since 2007, has been involved in structuring more competitive and sustainable businesses with a focus on the Storage, Distributed and Centralized Solar Energy chain. Member of the Board of Directors of ABSOLAR, Marcio is engineer from the Polytechnic School of USP - University of São Paulo - and an MBA from INSPER and has served as a professor in different postgraduate programs in topics related to energy and sustainability.

Speaker
Dr. Felipe Andrés Toro Chacón, NIRAS

Team Leader Green H2 Economy in Brazil and Team Leader GIZ

Mr Toro has over 19 years experience in leading international teams advising Governments, Industries and International Financing Institutions and Donors on Green Hydrogen and Decarbonisation. He and his teams has directly advised the Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Change in Germany (H2Brasil and H2Uppp), The GIZ, The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy on Hydrogen and the Colombian, Peruvian and Mexican Ministries of Mines and Energy. Moreover, several Industries in Brazil, Germany and Europe on decarbonisation and Multiple benefits of Energy Efficiency and The World Bank, BNDES and KFW on Green hydrogen and Energy Efficiency. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, an MBA in resources and sustainable energy technologies and a PhD in Energy Economics and Policy from Germany especially for Innovations like Hydrogen, Renewables and Energy Efficiency.

Speaker
Márcio Trannin, Sunco Capital

Diretor Presidente América do Sul

Brazil

Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ABSOLAR). He is currently managing director of Sunco Capital for South America. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Brazilian and Latin American electricity sector, having worked in the areas of business development focused on renewable energy, regulation and commercialization. He is a mechanical engineer graduated from UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro) and post graduated in Corporate and Market Finance from IBMEC.

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Dr. Jutta Trube, VDMA - German Engineering Federation

Vice Managing Director EMINT, Division Manager Sector Group Photovoltaic Equipment, Coordinator International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV)

Germany

Dr. Jutta Trube works as Division Manager of VDMA Sector Group Photovoltaic Equipment since December 2015 and is engaged especially in production equipment for the solar cell and module production. With this position at VDMA she is responsible for the yearly updates and publication of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV). Furthermore, she is working as a Vice Managing Director of VDMA Sector Association Electronics, Micro and New Production Technologies. Prior to her engagement at VDMA she worked as Research and Development Director and Director of New Technologies in vacuum equipment manufacturing. The markets concerned photovoltaic, architectural glass as an energy saving element, storage technology, display technology, and other areas. Dr. Trube studied physics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen and got her doctorate in electrical engineering at the Technical University in Berlin.

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Marjan Valand, DEHN SE

BDM - Renewables - Americas

Germany

I graduated in year 2000 as Engineer of Science - electrotechnical engineering in field of Automation. During and 1 year after my study I was involved in a construction of an own 20kW wind turbine generator and for this purpose I designed and built several electronic systems for it. This was my entry into the industry of renewable energy sources. Later I was working as a technical sales for 5 years in the IT industry (3 years for company IBM) and then 7 years in the Zinc Air-alkaline battery manufacturing firm ISKRA where I had 3 roles in parallel; primary role was strategic account management and in addition coordination of R&D department and management of strategic purchasing. I joined lightning and surge protection industry in 2015 where I work as BDM Renewables since 2019 and where I am responsible for discovering new protection solutions for our customers, coordinate their development and support sales people once we launch new solutions to the market.

Speaker
Christiano Vieira da Silva, ONS - National Electrical System Operator

Operations Director

Brazil

Christiano Vieira da Silva is an electrical engineer with a master's degree in economics. He has over 25 years of professional experience, 18 of which have been dedicated to the regulation of the Brazilian power sector. Since May 2022, he has held the position of Director of Operation at ONS, the Brazilian Power System Operator. He served as the National Secretary of Electric Energy at the Ministry of Mines and Energy - MME from 2021 to 2022. Between 2006 and 2021, he held the positions of Deputy Director, Superintendent of Generation Services Regulation, Advisor to the Board of Directors, and Deputy Superintendent of Market Studies, all at ANEEL, the Brazilian Electricity Regulator.

Speaker
Ivan Viero Sarturi, PHB Solar

Electrical Engineer

Brazil

An electrical engineer by training, he works in PHB's engineering and support team. He has experience in projects and after-sales, contract management and customer satisfaction in the area of photovoltaic systems. In addition, he worked in research at UFSM (Federal University of Santa Maria) with publications in the area of urban mobility, electric vehicles, energy efficiency and electric energy storage.

Speaker
Marcelo Vinicius, Celeo Redes Brasil

Business Development Director

Brazil

Marcelo Vinicius (1976), Business Development Director (CELEO REDES BRASIL), Electrical Engineer (UGF-RJ), MBA in Marketing (FGV-RJ), Digital Executive Education Program (ISE/IESE Business School), Risk University Executive and Compliance (KPMG Business School), GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), Certified Training Program and Internal Auditor of IMS (ISO's: 9001, 14001 and 45001). I joined the Elecnor Group in 2008 as responsible for development investments projects in Brazil with expertise in all phases of projects. Executive with +15 years of professional experience working in the renewable and infrastructure industries in a Spanish-Dutch multinational company (Elecnor and APG) from electricity sector (generation and transmission) and ESG principles for sustainable growth experienced intensely in the last 7 years. Since July 2023, as Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of ABHIC (Brazilian Hydrogen and Sustainable Fuels Association), whose purpose is to collaborate with the implementation and optimization of the market, technological and regulatory conditions necessary for the Hydrogen and Sustainable Fuels economy in Brazil.

Speaker
Carina Vitral, Ministry of Finance

Advisor

Brazil

Carina Vitral is an advisor to the Ministry of Finance, an economist from PUC-SP and a master's student in Public Policy and Government at FGV. She was president of the National Union of Students and an advisor to the Social Economic Development Council of the Presidency of the Republic.

Speaker
Markus Vlasits, Newcharge

Managing Director

Brazil

Marcus Vlasits is co-founder of NewCharge. He is also board member of ABSOLAR and coordinator of its Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences and is the co-organizer of EES South America in partnership with SolarPromotion. Since 2019: Co-founder and Managing Partner of NewCharge, an engineering and project development company focused on energy storage. 2016-2018: Co-founder and Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm active in the area of distributed solar generation. 2007-2012: Director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels. 2000-2007: Associate and later Associate Principal at McKinsey&Company.

Speaker
Loana von Gaevernitz Lima, Deutsch-Brasilianische Industrie- und Handelskammer

Brazil

Loana von Gaevernitz Lima has a degree in International Relations and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration, as well as an MBA in Project Management. She recently defended her master's thesis in Economics and Finance at EPGE-FGV on the topic "Economic aspects of the hydrogen value chain: Potentialities and externalities for Brazil based on strategic interactions with Germany". After her time at institutions such as Deutsche Bank (São Paulo) and the PMO (Project Management Office) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janeiro), Loana has been a member of the executive body of the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rio de Janeiro since 2017, acting as Deputy Executive Director and head of department for the Market Entry and Business Development area. Certified as a project manager by the Project Management Institute (PMP - PMI), Loana has extensive experience in developing and coordinating projects and sector studies for bilateral cooperation and generating business opportunities between Brazil and Germany in the infrastructure sector, with a special focus on the areas of energy transition (including green hydrogen), energy efficiency and environmental technologies.

Speaker
Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Solar Promotion International GmbH

Managing Director

Germany

Dr. Florian Wessendorf is Managing Director of Solar Promotion GmbH and Solar Promotion International GmbH. He is responsible for the global conference program and exhibitions in North America, South America and India. He has deep expertise in the solar industry, and formerly served as Managing Director of Photovoltaic Equipment at VDMA, where he was responsible for strategic development, market research and technology scouting, advocacy and policy advice, events, PR and marketing.

Speaker
Prof. Dr. Roberto Zilles, University of Sao Paulo

Full Professor, Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE-USP)

Brazil

Roberto Zilles, Full Professor at the Institute of Energy and Environment at the University of São Paulo, IEE-USP. In which he served as Director between August 2019 and August 2023. Since 1987 he has been working in the area of photovoltaic systems and from 2013 to 2017 he chaired the Brazilian Association of Solar Energy, ABENS. In 1995, he set up the Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory at IEE-USP, where he coordinates teaching, research and extension activities. At the international level, he coordinated the Ibero-American Network for the Transfer of Appropriate Technologies of the Science and Technology for Development Program, CYTED Program. He participated in the IPCC working group and co-authored Chapter 3, Solar Direct, of the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, SRREN-IPCC. In the academic context, publications in journals with a selective editorial policy stand out, in addition to books, book chapters and complete articles in national and international congresses and the training of human resources, notably 31 masters and 15 doctors.

Speaker
Clarissa Zomer, Arquitetando Energia Solar

Architect

Brazil

- Architect and Urban Planner - UFSC (2006) - Researcher at the Fotovoltaica UFSC Group (2003-2020) - Master and Doctor in Civil Engineering on Building-integrated photovoltaics - UFSC (2010-2014) - Sandwich Doctorate in Singapore - Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore/ National University of Singapore (2012-2013) - Post-doctorate in Building-integrated photovoltaics - UFSC (2015-2020) - Undergraduate and graduate professor (UFSC, Unisociesc, Univali and UFPI) (2017-2021) - Founder of Arquitetando Energia Solar (2020) - Co-founder of Integre Sustentabilidade (2020) - Director of BIPV of ABGD (2022) - Director of Architectural Design of Garantia Solar BIPV (2023) - Partner of Sungrow for BIPV disclosure on social networks (2023) Arquitetando Energia Solar works in BIPV designs through consulting services for architects, engineers, integrators, or direct customers to propose PV systems committed to aesthetics of the building and the energy performance of the generator.

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