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Energy Week: ADELAT will hold a side event with leading experts

On November 6, the Association will analyze, in an important discussion panel, the role of electricity distributors in enabling the energy transition in Latin America.

The ADELAT side event will take place within the framework of the VIII Energy Week, promoted by the Latin American Energy Organization (Olade), the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

At the debate table, the main aspects and regulatory frameworks necessary to develop modern, resilient and flexible electrical distribution systems will be discussed, among other key topics for the sector.

The opening will be led by David Felipe Acosta Correa, president of ADELAT, and Medardo Cadena Mosquera, director of Studies, Projects and Information at OLADE. Then, the new executive director, Alessandra Amaral, will give a presentation and then begin the panel discussion.

The debate will be moderated by Larissa Cunha, Director of Knowledge Management at ADELAT and will be made up of:


  • Janina Franco, Senior Energy Specialist at the World Bank.
  • Ariel Yépez-García, manager of the Infrastructure and Energy sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
  • Javier San Cristóbal Brusco, general manager of the National Administration of Electric Power Plants and Transmissions (UTE).
  • Marcelo Cassin, specialist engineer, professor at the National University of Rosario and vice president of Financial Sustainability and Institutional Development of the Regional Energy Integration Commission (CIER).

The schedule will be 11:00 a.m. (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay), 9:00 a.m. (Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) and 8:00 a.m. (Guatemala). You can register here to participate in the event:

The VIII Energy Week will be held from November 6 to 10 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It will bring together governments, businesses, academics and international agencies to promote opportunities focused on innovation, investments and a just energy transition.

Find out the complete agenda here: