Mario Azar

Black & Veatch

President, Energy & Process Industries

Mario Azar is President of the Energy & Process Industries global market sector, a new business sector that integrates Black & Veatch’s energy and industrial-oriented business portfolio to serve power, oil and gas, mining, and other process industry clients such as pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and food and beverage with integrated solutions. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Azar joined the company in 2018 as President of its global power business, guiding it through a strategic repositioning towards growth in renewable electricity generation, grid modernization, and resiliency. He serves on the company’s Executive Committee and joined the Board of Directors in 2021. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Azar held several other diverse energy positions, including being the founder of ALP Citadel Business Management Consulting & Services, where he offered strategic guidance to companies in the global energy market. He also served as CEO of Siemens Oil & Gas and Marine, an engineered solutions and integration business unit operating globally in over 21 countries. Azar has also served in other senior level positions during his career at Siemens and previously Westinghouse. He also is a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association Board of Directors.

Sessions With Mario Azar

Thursday, 10 March

  • 04:35pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:35 pm - 10/mar/2022 11:15 pm

    Developing Low-carbon Generation

    Panel Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment) Power & Renewables

    As more intermittent generation resources are added to the electric power system and thermal and nuclear assets are retired, firm and flexible generation resources are becoming scarcer. Meanwhile, reliability is being challenged by the increasing occurrence of extreme weather. How will power prices and ancillary service markets evolve over time? What does it mean for utilities and developers that are looking to maximize the value of their investments? What technologies and resources can capture the most value in a low-carbon power market?