Smart Grids in Latin America: Current State of Development and Future Perspectives

Presented by: Rafael de Sá Ferreira & Luiz Augusto Barroso- PSR

Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

This webinar will provide an overview of the current state of development of Smart Grids (SG) in Latin America (LatAm), and future perspectives for the region.

Focus will be given to some of the largest power systems in LatAm, which have been attracting a significant parcel of investments in the region: Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Drivers for SG in LatAm: The particular characteristics of Latin American economies and power systems often result in drivers for SG development that differ substantially from these verified in the US or Europe. These drivers will be examined.
  • Technological focus of SG development in LatAm: In light of the discussion on drivers, the SG technologies and solutions typically considered as priorities in the countries will be reviewed, as well as the technological mix that is likely to be in the spotlight in the future.
  • SG investment framework: The agents taking the lead in deployment of SG technologies and solutions will be identified, their business models will be assessed, and the main financing mechanism for SG projects in LatAm will be examined.
  • Regulatory and policy frameworks for SG in LatAm: The regulatory incentives and barriers for deployment of SG technologies and solutions will be assessed, and likely future developments will be discussed.

Click Here to Stream   

Download Slides



About the Speakers:

Rafael Ferreira and Luiz Barroso are experts in electricity systems and markets. They have extensive experience in the electricity industry, acquired through the provision of consultancy services for all classes of public and private stakeholders – from regulators to system operators, from investors to development banks.

Luiz and Rafael are respectively technical director and project manager at PSR, a consulting company based in Brazil and with clients in over 60 countries. They have delivered projects on Smart Grid implementation and regulation in Latin America to clients such as IDB (the Inter-American Development Bank), ANEEL (the Brazilian electricity regulator) and IRENA (the International Renewable Energy Agency).

Rafael and Luiz are also active academic researchers on the area of Smart Grids, and have taken part in several editions of the conference IEEE ISGT Latin America. Luiz has also been an editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, and is an IEEE Senior Member.


REGISTRATION IS COMPLIMENTARY so please sign up today and join us on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET



Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Completion are offered only to participants of the live webinar.

A Certificate of Completion confirms one (1) hour of Professional Development

After you watch the webinar, you may request a Certificate of Completion by completing the form here:

Please note the following:

  • You may only request a Certificate of Completion from 2pm until 10pm Eastern Time on the day of the webinar..
  • Your certificate request will be completed within 5-7 business days.
  • Certificate requests for viewing recorded webinars will not be granted.

For any questions regarding this process, please contact us at


Become a Presenter

If you'd like to be a presenter, please fill out this form.