How are we doing with the Sonora Plan?

Webinar

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 I 10:00am CST I 6:00pm CET I Language: Spanish

In this webinar, Dr. Rafael Cabanillas, Head of the Energy Directorate of the Ministry of Economy of the Government of the State of Sonora, will present the progress, challenges and achievements of the Sonora Plan, including details about the Puerto Peñasco plant and the Social Program of Distributed Solar Generation.

The recording and the speakers' presentations are available here on our digital content platform The smarter E Digital.

Our Guest

Dr. Rafael Cabanillas
Head of the Energy Directorate of the Ministry of Economy of the Government of the State of Sonora

Chemical Engineer from the University of Sonora, Master of Science in Solar Energy and Doctor in Engineering from UNAM.
University Research Professor (University of Sonora), he was Technical Manager of the Hermosillo Solar Platform. Develops energy projects in the area of: Evaluation of renewable energy sources, Solar Concentration and Heat Transfer. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Engineering (AI) and the SNII-CONAHCyT.
He is currently the head of the Energy Directorate of the Ministry of Economy of the Government of the State of Sonora since October 2021. Responsible for the Social Program for Distributed Solar Generation and for monitoring the Sonora Sustainable Energy Plan.

Moderator

Marisol Oropeza,
Consultant at matters, founder of Heat Changers, Marketing & PR Intersolar Mexico

Business and marketing strategist specialized in the solar thermal market at matters , based in Berlin. She holds a Degree in Business Administration from the UNAM and a Master in European Studies from the Hochschule Bremen in Germany. She completed an exchange semester at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, studied International Cooperation for Sustainable Development at the Technische Universtität Kaiserslautern, and is a graduate of the altMBA programme on leadership and business management of the American Seth Godin. She has worked in the public and private sectors in Mexico and Germany and has 15 years of experience in the solar thermal sector. She has advised major European companies and organizations and lead international projects such as the Heat Changers and the Solar Heating Initiative. She is Secretary for International Affairs of the ANES and works for Intersolar Mexico since 2019.

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