Large-Scale Hybrid Systems and Solar PV Power Plants - Best Practices

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Expo Center Norte
Cantareira 5 (2nd floor)

As an alternative to the variability of renewable generation, hybrid systems are beginning to be studied in Brazil. In which cases is their use feasible and what degree of confidence can be achieved with the use of these systems? Check out these and other points in this panel.

02:00 pm - 02:10 pmWelcome & Introduction

Dr. Carlos Dornellas

Head of Department, Regulation Technique


02:10 pm - 02:20 pmNeoEnergia's "Chafariz E Luzia" Success Story in the Implementation and Operation of a Hybrid Wind and Solar Project

José Ribeiro

Manager / Engineering


02:20 pm - 02:30 pmHow Could a Hybrid System Could

Ana Carolina Guimaraes


TSE - Energy Consulting

02:30 pm - 02:40 pmOpportunities in Brazilian and Australian Companies , Working Together for a Closer Colaboration

John Grimes

Chief Execuitive

Smart Energy Council

02:40 pm - 02:50 pmBusiness Aspects for Implementing a Floating Solar-Hydro Hybrid System

Ediléu Cardoso


KWP Energia

02:50 pm - 03:30 pmQ&A Session



Dr. Carlos Dornellas, ABSOLAR

Head of Department, Regulation Technique


Carlos Dornellas currently holds the position of Technical and Regulatory Director at ABSOLAR, having previously held leadership positions in companies such as CCEE, Diferencial Energia, Duke Energy and CEPEL-Eletrobras, over more than 25 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, MBA and Post-MBA in Business Management. Professor of Regulatory Affairs and Commercialization at Mackenzie-Germany Brazil Chamber. He serves as Secretary of the Markets and Regulation Committee of Cigre.


Ediléu Cardoso, KWP Energia


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.


José Ribeiro, Neoenergia

Manager / Engineering


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


John Grimes, Smart Energy Council

Chief Execuitive


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.


Ana Carolina Guimaraes, TSE - Energy Consulting



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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