Webinar ///
Keys to Unlocking Capital for Solar in Latin America

January 25, from 5-6pm CET / 11-12am EST


Developments in the regulatory and business environments throughout Latin America have led to significant growth in the region’s solar markets over last few years. However, access to capital, through well-structured bankable projects, remains a key challenge. This issue, among others, will be discussed during Unlocking Solar Capital LATAM.

In this webinar, as a prologue to our event, our panel of experts will explore the most pressing issues facing Latin American solar markets including:

  • Obtaining low cost capital
  • Regulatory updates in key regional markets and their impact for solar
  • Strategies to create an enabling environment for matching the right type of capital with the right types of projects
  • Drivers and outlook for Latin American solar markets in on-grid and off-grid segments

Speakers

JOHN PADILLA /// MANAGING DIRECTOR - IPD LATIN AMERICA
John is a partner and Managing Director of IPD Latin America, a U.S. based independent energy consultancy specializing in above the ground risk in the oil and gas industries in Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. John has been directly involved in the company's expansion into Mexico in 2001, Colombia in 2009 and Peru in 2013. After 20 years in New York, John relocated and has been based in Bogota, Colombia since April 2011. John’s ten years of Wall Street experience in structured energy and infrastructure financing and deal-making add a unique perspective to IPD’s consulting services. He directs a range of consulting efforts at IPD, including its due diligence practice, forecasting, and other strategic client-oriented efforts.
JOHN PADILLA ///
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// IPD LATIN AMERICA
ELIZABETH ROBBERECHTS /// LEAD INVESTMENT OFFICER - IIC’S INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY DIVISION
Elizabeth Robberechts is a Lead Investment Officer in the IIC’s Infrastructure and Energy Division, based in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on the origination and structuring of financings for utility-scale renewable energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. For three years, Elizabeth was based in the IDB Group’s office in Santiago, Chile, where she met with dozens of renewable energy developers and witnessed first-hand the dramatic evolution of the solar sector. She has experience in the origination and negotiation of financings for energy projects utilizing wind, PV solar, concentrated solar and geothermal technologies, with a recent emphasis on PV solar financings in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. Since 2012, Elizabeth has participated in the financing of five PV solar projects in Latin America, including the first project financing of a PV solar project in Chile, as well as the structuring of financing for solar projects exposed to merchant risk. Elizabeth speaks Spanish and English and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University.
ELIZABETH ROBBERECHTS ///
LEAD INVESTMENT OFFICER /// IIC’S INFRASTRUCTURE & ENERGY DIVISION