Small Hydro Latin America 3rd Annual Small Hydro Latin America Returns to Panama City for 2013

Small Hydro Latin America

Arena International’s Small Hydro Latin America conference brings together key players from across all the Americas that are looking to take advantage of the opportunities that the region holds.

Small Hydro Latin America is the only event in the region which is specifically catered towards Small Hydro Power.

Therefore this event will offer an unrivalled collection of speakers and presentations that are entirely invested and focused on the development of Small Hydro projects in the Latin American region.

With hydropower accounting for 65% of all electricity generated in Latin America and hydro-electricity projects set to balloon in Latin America with $1.6bn worth of investment into new projects in the next couple of years, small hydro has jumped to the forefront of the renewable energy industry in Latin America.

The format for the event is specifically designed to optimize networking opportunities, allowing you to meet project developers and managers, financial investors, governmental bodies, regulators, EPCs and service providers.

Two full days of presentations and discussions will also build a comprehensive strategy for project design, delivery and management, citing personal experience from the people who know best.

Industry leading speakers and presentations:

Keynote presentation:

Quantifying the Hydro‐Centric Microgrid opportunity in Latin America – Ken Westrick – Founder and CEO Westeva; Elected Board Member, ACORE; Advisory Board Member, LACCORE.


Navigating paperwork involved in environmental impact assessments to ensure they are completed accurately and in a timely manner – Andres Taboada – Policy Advisor, Universal Stream.


Speaker Hosted Roundtables – TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS – Eduardo de la Guardia – General Manager, Pedregal Power Company.

Panel discussion:

Recognizing varying attitudes towards hydro projects and determining how to achieve mutually agreeable outcomes – Eduardo Vallarino, Franz Garcia de Paredes, Miguel Bolinaga and Oscar Gutierrez.

See the full programme for Small Hydro Latin America.

Special offer for early bird bookings

Arena will exclusively be offering significant savings for all delegates who book during the early bird pricing period. If you are interested in attending the event please click here to visit the website for more details Quoting ‘MK-KGWT’ in the reference section.

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3rd-4th December 2013

Panama City