Centralized Generation - Main Drivers and Bottlenecks

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Expo Center Norte
Cantareira 5 (2nd floor)

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11:00 am - 11:10 amCentralized Generation

Ricardo Barros

Head of Country

Lightsource BP

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Afonso Carlos Brum Aguilar


Integra Energia Ltda e ACBS Aguilar Engenharia Ltda

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Agnes de Aragão da Costa


ANEEL - Brazilian National Electric Energy Regulatory Agency

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Carolyne Dias

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

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Carlos Guerra

Senior Vice President of Growth & Business Development

Elera Renovaveis

11:50 am - 12:30 pmQ&A Session



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



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.


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.


Carolyne Dias, Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Regulatory Affairs Manager


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.


Carlos Guerra, Elera Renovaveis

Senior Vice President of Growth & Business Development


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.


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



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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