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Shaping the energy of tomorrow

Latin America Energy Week

COVID-19 fundamentally changed our consumption behavior and the global demand for energy, causing a reduction in CO2 emission rates. However, in a post-pandemic scenario, this demand is expected to increase in step with the global economic recovery. In this context, the big question that emerges is: how will the different actors in the industry adjust to meet this growing energy demand in a sustainable manner? To answer this and other questions so important to the sector, Siemens Energy and its partners held our Latin America Energy Week 2021, which took place from June 22 to 24, 2021. During this 3-day virtual conference, the most important names in the industry addressed in a purposeful dialogue the solutions to the most urgent challenges of the current energy scenario.

Day 1 - Our sustainable journey in Latin America

Session 1: Tomorrow's energy and the shift to a more sustainable world

This session addressed the challenges of the energy sector as we move towards greater sustainability, innovation and, ultimately, the transformation of the Latin American energy landscape. Visionary thinking and long-lasting partnerships that drive co-creation and innovation are crucial to building a more sustainable future.

Session 2: Energizing society to ensure successful and sustainable growth  

Improving access to electricity is vital for economic development and industrial growth. The growing capacity for generation, expansion and restructuring of the transmission and distribution network, together with the massive expansion of renewable energy and the need to integrate it into the existing infrastructure are fundamental requirements for current and future energy systems. This session explored how to create a reliable, affordable and decarbonized energy supply, being the only way to achieve sustainable and prosperous growth for all.

Session 3: Financing tomorrow's energy systems to boost all potential for sustainability

Just as countries have different resources, ecosystems and needs, the path to sustainable energy is also diverse. This session explored the scenarios for the structuring of holistic and competitive financing models, which allow the implementation of more sustainable energy systems, as they ensure the supply of energy for economic and industrial growth.

Highlights of Day 1

How to become more competitive when seeking to achieve sustainability goals? 🌎 To conclude our first day of the event, see Karim Amin's opinion on this important topic.

Day 2 - Promoting decarbonization and digitization in Latin America

Session 4: Decarbonizing the future of the industry

Large industrial companies have already started the journey to meet their sustainability goals. Countries and organizations are moving from hydrocarbons to clean energy, using the latest technological innovations. At the same time, renewable energy prices are becoming increasingly competitive. This session explored how industrial companies can navigate the energy transition in a sustainable way.

Session 5: Resilience of cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world

Digitization not only offers great opportunities, it also creates risks for the energy sector. This session explored ways to ensure cybersecurity of infrastructure in operators and energy companies in an increasingly digital world. It also addressed how Latin American companies can learn from each other.

Session 6: Transmission as the basis for energy transformation: integration of renewables, network resilience and digitalization

The dynamism of renewable energies in Latin America is a trend. Now, it is necessary to prepare the electrical network for the energy transition. This session analyzed the main challenges of energy transmission in the decarbonization journey: digitalization to increase the resilience of the electrical infrastructure and integrate renewable energies, ensuring supply stability and high efficiency networks, ensuring sustainable and accessible supply for all.

Highlights of Day 2

📢 In the last panel of the second day, we had an interesting conversation about the challenges of power transmission in Latin America to support the acceleration of the energy transition 🌱

Day 3 - Transforming the energy scene in Latin America

Session 7: Driving sector coupling: The hydrogen economy starts today

Green hydrogen will play a crucial role in the decarbonization of sectors such as industrial, energy and mobility. This session explored how the public and private sectors can work together to enable large-scale industrialization of hydrogen, especially in the transport sector, with the Haru Oni ​​from AME/HIF project serving as a concrete example for a sustainable and beneficial hydrogen economy.

Session 8: Building our sustainable future through Diversity & Inclusion

This session explored the essential role that inclusion and diversity play in building a sustainable future for organizations and society, increasing their profitability, innovative performance and productivity. The panel also addressed the importance of promoting Latin American companies in the energy sector that represent all dimensions of diversity, in which teams enhance business innovation and people are encouraged to adopt inclusive and respectful behaviors with differences.

Session 9: Advancing the energy transition through co-creation and innovations focused on the future

One of the main challenges to achieve decarbonization is to accelerate technological development and ensure that startups, companies and VCs combine forces in the execution and expansion of innovations. This session explored how co-creation and future-focused technologies are critical to a successful energy transition in Latin America.

Highlights of Day 3

During the first panel of our third and final day at Latin America Energy Week ⚡ Dr. Christian Bruch explained about the role Hydrogen will play in the global Energy Transition

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