Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – Pre-CREF

Nowhere in the region has seen faster growth or more investment in the clean energy transition than the Dominican Republic. Gathering public and private sector leaders, this workshop will provide critical insight and guidance on new regulatory policies, updates to the PPA bidding process, and the outlook for the pipeline for utility-scale and DG renewable energy projects. It will look at modernization and simplification of the renewable energy due diligence process and next steps in the energy transition planning.


2:00 pm – Workshop Chairperson Welcome

Yomayra Martinó Soto, Representative | Founder and Lead Consultant, USAID Energy Reform Project in the Dominican Republic | GreEnergy Dom

2:15 pm – The Dominican Republic Renewable Energy Landscape: Developments & Opportunities

ASOFER paints a picture of the current clean energy dynamic in the Dominican Republic. Looking at market trajectory and drivers (incentives, new regulations, regulator, PPAs, etc), for both distributed generation and utility-scale projects. Laying the stage for the discussion to follow.

Michelle Abreu Vargas, Regulatory & Public Affairs, ASOFER

2:30 pm – The Pipeline for Renewable Energy Projects

  • Assessment of power market players/installations
  • What is next for the growing pipeline of utility scale projects and how is policy driving appetite?
  • What are the prospects for growth in the C&I/distributed market?

Ricardo Estevez Mejia, Business Development Manager, EGE Haina

Alfonso Rodriguez, Partner and General Manager, Soventix Caribbean

Michelle Abreu Vargas, Founding Partner, SAV Advisors, Moderator

3:15 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm – Investing In & Financing Clean Energy Projects in the DR

  • What trends are we seeing in the appetite of investors for RE projects?
  • Assessing project bankability and availability of financing
  • How does the Green Taxonomy regulation impact on investment and how can this be optimized?
  • How are local investment funds engaging with the market? What are they looking for in terms of projects and partners?

Francisco Javier Garcia de Leon, Vice President, Investment Banking and Leasing, Banco Popular Dominicano

Diego Mera, Executive Vice President, AFI Universal

César Santos, Managing Partner, Magnetar Global Partners

Omar Zacarías, Investment Management Officer, IDB Invest

Michelle Abreu Vargas, Founding Partner, SAV Advisors, Moderator

4:30 pm – Workshop Close

How to Register

The Dominican Republic Focus Session will take place before the CREF main event at the JW Marriott Marquis on April 24 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. It is an optional, additional registration item and the incremental fee to attend is $475. You will be provided with the option to register for it when you register for CREF.