Special Briefing - July 16, 2020

Deregulation Under Fire: The Politics and Pressures Shaping Mexico’s 2020 Power Sector

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Join us on Thursday, July 16th for this dynamic virtual discussion on the state of deregulation in Mexico.

Panelists include:

Jeff Pavlovic
Bravos Energía

Alejandro Blanco-Moreno

Andres Lankenau
President & CEO
Grupo Elefante


Rebecca Bollenbach
Essentia Advisory Partners LLC

In late May, Mexico’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, launched his latest attack on the reform rules put in place in 2013, which have sought to deregulate and modernize Mexico’s electric sector. Deep concerns exist among developers regarding potential alterations of regulations and laws allowing private investment in the power sector. However, a flood of successful lawsuits in opposition to recent rules, combined with transmission rate increases, low-cost gas from the Permian Basin, and other market dynamics could open new opportunities in some areas of the industry. In this Virtual Briefing, our panel of experts will discuss the difficulties that market participants are facing in 2020 in Mexico, as well as provide an outlook of wholesale and retail dynamics that continue to shape this unique energy market.

Jeff Pavlovic is a founding partner of Bravos Energía, a company dedicated to the representation of generation assets in the Mexican wholesale power market, price forecasting and the development of commercial strategies for market participants. Previously, he was Managing Director of Electric Industry Coordination and Managing Director of Generation and Transmission in the Ministry of Energy (SENER) and Unit Leader of Modernization in the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE). Prior to moving to Mexico City, Jeff served as Manager of Generation Control and Dispatch for Xcel Energy in Denver, Colorado. He holds degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Duke University, a masters degree in Business Administration from Stanford University and a masters degree in Economics from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas.

Alejandro Blanco-Moreno is a founding partner of TradeOn Energy, established after the 2014 Energy Reform, in order to develop a liquid bilateral market within Mexico wholesale power. As the first interdealer broker dedicated to the “MEM”, the company focuses its efforts on the standardization of different products within the short to medium-term market, including the implementation of their bilateral trading platform. Before his move to Mexico, he spent close to a decade in London as a broker for exotic derivatives and CFO at OTX, as well as an advisor to different technology start-ups focused on their restructuring and exist strategies, including the successful sale of Fits.me holdings to Rakuten Inc. Alejandro holds a degree in Business and Psychology from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Andres Lankenau is the founder of Enicon Energy, Mexico’s first Power Marketer (M001) as well as an active Power Retail Supplier for large consumers. Enicon Energy is part of Grupo Elefante, a holding company with strong operations in Construction, Real Estate, and Energy. Andres is a founding board member of CENACE’s Advisory Committee for the Market Rules (“CCARM”) as well as The Energy Cluster of the State of Nuevo León. As of February of this year, he is the President of ACE, Mexico’s leading power and gas trading Association. He is a lawyer and holds a masters degree in Law and Business from Northwestern University and a masters degree in Business Administration from Cornell University.

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When and Where

Thursday July 16, 2020
1:30 PM

Virtual Briefing via WebEx Platform