Intersolar Summit Speaker Overview

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Speaker Overview

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Sérgio Araújo de Sousa, Secretaria Executiva da Indústria da SEDET

Coordenador de Atração de Empreendimentos Industriais Estruturantes

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Daniel Luiz Azevedo Oliveira, ANEEL - Brazilian National Electric Energy Regulatory Agency

Regulatory Specialist - SCT (Superintendence for Concessions, Permissions and Authorizations for Transmission and Distribution

Brazil

Daniel Luiz Azevedo Oliveira was active operating the power system of CHESF (São Francisco Hydroelectric Company), 1998-2008. Since then, he has been at ANEEL working in the bidding, awarding and managing processes of transmission grants. Daniel is an Electrical Engineer from the Federal University of Ceará, and holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Brasília.

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Rodrigo Bacellar, BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank

Credit Manager for Distributed Generation and Energy Efficiency

Brazil

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Jonas Becker Paiva, ABSOLAR - Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica

Coordenador do Estado do Ceará

Brazil

Jonas Becker Paiva is the CEO of ECO Soluções em Energia and has been active in the renewable energy market for 11 years, with important local and national contributions to the sector. He coordinates the activities of ABSOLAR (Brazilian Solar Energy Association) in Ceará, and is the Financial Officer of Sindienergia-CE (Association of Energy Producers and Electricity Service Providers of the State of Ceará). Through ECO Soluções em Energia, he has developed more than 500 solar power generation projects for more than 1,200 customers, totalling over 200 MWp all over Brazil. Jonas holds a degree in Production Engineering from the University of Fortaleza (2012).

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José Cleison Cassiano Ribeiro, UFC - Ceará Federal University

Master in Electrical Engineering

José Cleison Cassiano Ribeiro has been an Electrical Engineer at Ágil Comércio e Serviços Elétricos since 2015. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Ceará (2014), and a Master's degree in Smart Power Grids from the Federal University of Ceará's Electrical Engineering Postgraduate Program (2020).

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Efrain Cruz, ANEEL - Brazilian National Electric Energy Regulatory Agency

Director

Brazil

Efrain Cruz is the Director of ANEEL (Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency), a professor at IDP (Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research), a member of the Ministry of Justice's CNDC (Brazilian Consumer Defense Board), and was the Director-President of RELOP (Portuguese Speaking Countries' Energy Regulators Association), 2020-2021. He has been the Director of Ceron (Power Plants in Rondônia State) and Eletroacre (Electricity Company of Acre State), and was a senior consultant for the Special Energy Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association's Federal Board, 2015-2016. Efrain is a lawyer specializing in energy law, with a postgraduate degree in Public Law, currently mastering in Law and Development.

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Renê de Rezende Júnior, ABGD - Associação Brasileira de Geração Distribuída

Conselheiro de Administração

Renê de Rezende has honed his solid administrator experience in the technical, commercial, administrative and financial areas of telecommunications, civil construction, energy and refrigeration companies. He is currently the Operational Director at América Eficiência Energética and has been elected a board member of the Brazilian Association of Distributed Generation for the 2022-2023 term. Renê is an Electrical Engineer.

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João de Deus Fernandes, EV Brasil

CEO

João de Deus Fernandes is the CEO of EV Brasil. He has 35 years' experience in Brazil and abroad, developing and heading engineering and construction projects in the energy and oil & gas sectors, including their structural and investment sides. He has been Siemens AG's Senior Vice-President in Germany, in charge of the global P&L of the business unit responsible for optimization in continuous process industries. He has also been South America's CEO of the current GE Power Conversion, and Brazil's Executive Director of Foster Wheeler and Amec. He started and was a board member of Chemtech E&S, which was acquired by Siemens AG in 2001. João is a Chemical Engineer from IME/RJ (Military Institute of Engineering) and holds a postgraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

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Constantino Frate, SEDET - Labour and Economic Development Office

Consultant

Constantino Frate has worked for more than 30 years in management and development of industrial projects in the oil, gas & energy sectors - including their conception, design, construction, contract management and operation. He has managed the implementation of power generation ventures, has been a superintendent at LUBNOR (Northeastern Lubricants and Derivatives Refinery) in Fortaleza, and at the Fafen-BA and Fafen-SE (Nitrogen Fertilizer Factories, Bahia and Sergipe). He was a member of the board of directors of COFIC (Camaçari's Industrial Development Committee) at the Camaçari Petrochemical Complex, Bahia. Constantino is a mechanical engineer from the Federal University of Ceará, specializing in Equipment Engineering and Metallurgy. He has further specialized in Quality Engineering from the American Society for Quality Control, and holds an MBA in Strategic Business Management from USP (University of São Paulo).

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Jonas Rafael Gazoli, Eudora Energia

Director Innovation

Jonas Rafael Gazoli holds a Bachelor's degree (2008) and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, both from UNICAMP (State University of Campinas). He has been in the Power Electronics Workgroup at the University of Padua, Italy (2008-09), doing research on electronic converters for distributed generation photovoltaic modules. He was awarded the 2013 Vale-Capes Science and Sustainability Prize for best master's dissertation, when he developed the first Brazilian microinverter for photovoltaic generation. He does research on photovoltaic solar generation and heliothermal power generation.

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Gabriel Konzen, EPE - Energy Research Company

Energy Research Analyst

Brazil

Gabriel Konzen has been active at EPE (Brazilian Energy Research Office) since 2013, developing economic and regulatory studies on distributed energy resources and solar energy. Gabriel is an Electrical Engineer from UFMT (Federal University of Mato Grosso), holds a Master's degree in Energy from USP (University of São Paulo) and is currently a doctoral student in Public Policies at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

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Bento Costa Lima Leite de Albuquerque Jr., MME - Ministry of Mines and Energy

Mines and Energy Minister

Brazil

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Celso L. P. Mendes, Aranda Editora

Consultant

Brasil

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Luiz Eduardo Moraes, Sindienergia

Director for Centralized Generation

Luiz Moraes has been Ceará's Secretary of Infrastructure, CEO of Bons Ventos Geradora de Energia, CEO of SILAT (Siderúrgica Latino Americana), Director of New Business for the PB Construções Group. He is currently the Executive Director of J. Macêdo Comércio, Administração e Participações, Director of Centralized Generation of Sindienergia/CE, and Vice-President of CSRenováveis/CE (Ceará’s Sectorial Chamber on Renewable Energies). Luiz holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Federal University of Ceará, with a specialization in Railway Rolling Stock Engineering from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and in Quality Management from UFC/IEL, plus an extension course in "Infrastructure in a Market Economy" at Harvard University.

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Adão Linhares Muniz, Seinfra - Secretaria de Infraestrutura

Secretary of Energy and Telecommunications

Adão Linhares Muniz has more than 30 years' experience in the energy sector. He has done work for Eletrobrás Termonuclear, including a 6-year stint in Germany, developing international co-operation energy projects with Siemens. He was Director of Energy and Communications at Ceará's Infrastructure Office for 8 years, where he helped plan and then headed the project that made Ceará energy-independent and a pioneer in wind generation in Brazil. He started ABEEOLICA (Brazilian Wind Energy Association) and served as its first president. He is currently a partner of RM Energia and of Energo Soluções em Energias. He conceived the idea of the startup Delfos Intelligent Maintenance, which was awarded the 2016 EDP Open Innovation prize.

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Expedito Parente Jr., ADECE

Director of Infrastructure

Expedito Parente Jr has been active for 20 years in technological development, engineering and management of industrial operations for renewable fuel production. He has been a technical consultant for leading companies in more than a dozen different countries and has co-authored more than a dozen articles on biofuels in scientific journals with more than 50 colleagues. He currently manages the Infrastructure and Equity Support Dept. at the Economic Development Agency of Ceará. Expedito has a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering.

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Hanter Pessoa, Sindienergia

Director for Distributed Generation

Hanter Pessoa is the CEO of H3 Solar, the DG Director at Sindienergia/CE and head the Renewable Energy Department at Energia 4.0. Hanter is an electrical engineer.

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Jurandir Picanço, FIEC

Energy Consultant

Jurandir Picanço Júnior is a Mechanical Engineer and Electrician. A member of the Ceará's Academy of Engineering, he works as energy consultant for FIEC (Ceará's Federation of Industries). He was President of COELCE (Ceará's Energy Company), has headed Ceará's Science and Technology Office, has been a member of CHESF's board, the President of ARCE (Ceará's Regulatory Agency), a lecturer on Electrical Engineering at UFC and the President of CSRenováveis/CE (Ceará's Sectorial Chamber on Renewable Energies). In those active roles, he has always kept a connection with renewable energies, and was one of those directly responsible for helping Ceará in its first initiatives to develop wind and solar energy projects and, more recently, green hydrogen projects.

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Ted Pontes, Escritório RAmaral Advogados

Advogado Sócio

Ted Pontes holds a Master's degree in Constitutional Law in Private and Economic Relations from Unifor (University of Fortaleza). He is a Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate Law from IBMEC Business School; holds a Certificate in Finance from the Saint Paul Business School; is a Specialist in Business Law in Financial and Capital Markets; and is a Bachelor of Laws from Unifor.

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Luiz Carlos Queiroz, Sindienergia

Presidente

Luís Carlos Gadelha de Queiroz has more than 30 years' experience in the energy sector, especially in building and maintenance of lines, grids, electric substations and wind and solar power generation. Currently, he is CEO of B&Q and President of the Association of Energy Producers and Electricity Service Providers of the State of Ceará (Sindienergia-CE), which he helped start in 2001. Luís is an economist, specializing in electrical engineering and in quality and process management. Luís' professional experience includes: - Contract management of technical and commercial aspects of construction, maintenance and emergency services of energized and de-energized grids and transmission lines for energy sector companies - CHESF, CEETEP, ENEL, CEMAR, COSERN, COELBA, CELPA, CODENSA (Colombia). - Town and city public lighting management contracts, including call center, energy efficiency and georeferencing projects. - Active work for major renewable energy market players such as CPFL, AES, Alupar, Cúbico and Aliança.

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Marília Rabassa, CELA - Clean Energy Latin America

Director

Brazil

Marília Rabassa is CELA's Finance Director. She has specialized in project finance, investment analysis, M&A and business development in the renewable energy sector, having played an active role in several M&A cases and renewable energy asset auctions in Brazil and the rest of Latin America, and helped develop, evaluate and finance several Greenfield & Brownfield projects, mainly for bioenergy and solar PV energy. At SunEdison, she was for 2 years in charge of M&A, project finance and economic feasibility of solar and wind projects in Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. At ERB (Energias Renováveis do Brasil), she worked for 4 years as a project finance and business development analyst. She has coordinated the ABSOLAR Financing Workgroup and is a member of Climate Bonds Initiative’s Clean Energy Subgroup for Brazil. Marília holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP and an MBA in Electricity Sector Business from FGV.

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Davi Rabelo Viana Leite, ANEEL - Brazilian National Electric Energy Regulatory Agency

Especialista em Regulação

Brazil

Davi Rabelo has been a specialist in regulation since 2007 and currently coordinates the workgroup for technical and commercial aspects at the Regulatory Superintendence for Distribution Services. Davi is an Electrical Engineer from the Federal University of Ceará, with a Master's degree and a postgraduate degree in Electricity Regulatory Law from the University of Brasília. He also has an Executive MBA in Electricity Companies Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

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Marina Reis Piva, Siemens Energy

Application Engineer

Marina Reis Piva is a sales professional and has been at Siemens Energy since 2019, where she is currently an Application Engineer at the green hydrogen solutions unit (New Energy Business). She advises and supports customers in the decarbonization transition towards green hydrogen and derivatives. With previous experience in quality assurance, she creates proposals and does feasibility studies for Latin American clients through application engineering, and provides information on business development and market intelligence in Brazil. Marina holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá, and spent one year studying at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France, in an exchange program financed by the Brafitec program.

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Joaquim Rolim, FIEC

FIEC's Energy Coordinator and President of CSEnergias in Ceará

Joaquim Rolim in FIEC's Energy Coordinator, president of the ADECE Sectorial Energy Chamber and Technical Director at ABGD (Brazilian Association of Distributed Generation). He represents the Industrial Class at Ceará's Energy Consumers Council, is a member of the Green Hydrogen Workgroup established by the Government of the State of Ceará, and has helped create Ceará's Wind and Solar Atlas. He is an electrical engineer and has done extensive work on energy distribution for industry.

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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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Rodrigo Sauaia, ABSOLAR

Chief Executive Officer

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).

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Fábio Scatigno, Marsh Brasil

Warranty Superintendent

Brazil

Fábio Scatigno has been active for more than 15 years in the insurance industry and has gained expertise on Latin America, having served as an expatriate Risk Manager for a captive insurer owned by a major civil construction company in Mexico and Ecuador, in addition to managing the policies and surety bond programs for other insurance lines in Guatemala and Argentina. He is currently the Superintendent for Surety Bonds at Marsh Brasil. Fábio has a degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA in Finance from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. In 2010, he took a technical course at NASBP (National Association of Surety Bond Producers) in Houston, and was awarded the title of Specialist.

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Márcio Takata, Greener Tecnologias Sustentáveis

Director

Brazil

Marcio Takata is the Director of Greener, a investment research and strategy company focusing on the energy transition. Since 2007, he has worked on structuring competitive and sustainable businesses around the value chain in the energy storage and the distributed and centralized solar energy markets. He is a member of ABSOLAR's Board of Directors, and has taught at various post-graduate programs on issues related to energy and sustainability. Marcio is an engineer from the Polytechnic School of USP (University of São Paulo) and holds an MBA from Insper.

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Markus Vlasits, Newcharge

Managing Director

Brazil

Marcus Vlasits is the founder of NewCharge and an advisor to ABSOLAR's Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences, and co-organized a storage conference for Intersolar South America 2021 in partnership with SolarPromotion. He is a current member of ABSOLAR's Board and coordinates ABSOLAR's Energy Storage Workgroup. Since 2019: He is the founder and managing partner of NewCharge Projects, focusing on PV solar energy generation and storage solutions. 2016-2018: He co-founded and served as Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm leasing photovoltaic plants. 2007-2012: He was director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels. 2000-2007: He was an ssociate and later junior partner at McKinsey&Company.

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Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Solar Promotion International GmbH

Managing Director

Germany

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