6th Annual Private Power in Central America (PB308)

Venue: Hotel Intercontinental

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 19, 2003
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Some developers are divesting due to the crisis in the U.S. energy sector; others, to focus their attention in markets elsewhere. Regional players are purchasing these assets and expanding their portfolios. Countries on the isthmus have joined together to develop a regional wholesale market and transmission interconnections to support that market.

Attend CBI’s 6th Annual Private Power in Central America conference to learn about the progress of the last year.

Hear the latest news and perspectives:

-Robert Hart, CDC Globaleq assesses near-term and long-term growth prospects for the region

-Angel Baide, National Energy Commission describes the status and intentions of Honduras’s electric sector reform

-Ing. Luis Herrera Gálvez, AMM, Teofilo De la Torre, Proyecto SIEPAC; and Luis Gonzalez, UT and OMCA discuss progress made in developing the Central American Electric Market

-Oscar Rendoll, Empresa de Transmision Electrica, S.A. explains how power quality and other transmission issues are being resolved to develop an integrated system

-Luis Garcia, Comision Nacional de Energia Electrica explores how governments will incentivize development to meet expansion requirements

-Francisco Nunez, Empresa Propietaria de la Red S.A. describes the status of the SIEPAC transmission line and Eric Shumway, London Economics International LLC projects how the line will impact market dynamics and project financing

-Raúl Archila, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Republic of Guatemala explains how Plan Puebla Panama will interconnect the Mesoamerican region, promote investment, facilitate commerce and improve economies

-Mario G. Pantoja, Fuel and Marine Marketing LLC shares strategies for effective fuel choice and plant management

Benefit from lessons learned in over 4 Case Studies, including:
-Rolando Gonzales Bunster, Basic Energy Ltd. – Basic’s plans for growth in the Caribbean Basin

-Julio Torre, Duke Energy International -- Duke Energy Guatemala’s 165 MW expansion

-José Antonio Rodríguez Rivas , Geotérmica Salvadoreña, S.A. de C.V. -- Geothermal developments in El Salvador

-Jorge Lechin, Pedregal Power Company -- Lessons from the first fully merchant power project in the region

PLUS -- Choose between 2 In-depth, Pre-conference Workshops

A -- Financing Alternatives for Power Projects in the Current Climate

Juan Ernesto Berganza, Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economica (CBIE)

Ira Ginsburg, Caribbean Basin Power Fund, Ltd.

Jaime Rosenthal, Inversiones Continental S.A. de C.V.

Jason T. Todd, Fitch Ratings

Francisco A. Tourreilles, International Finance Corporation

Roberto Vellutini, Interamerican Development Bank


B -- Identification, Allocation and Mitigation of Project Risk from the Investor’s Standpoint

Vera Rechsteiner and Roger D. Stark, Coudert Brothers LLP.