Solange Ribeiro

NEOENERGIA

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

From 2012 to 2017, she held the position of Company’s CEO, where she had joined in 2004 as Executive Regulation and Environment Officer. Neoenergia is playing an important role in achieving the SDGs towards a low-carbon economy. She is the Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the National System Operator – ONS. She is a member of the Economic and Social Development Council – CDES, and member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Association of Base Industry – ABDIB. She is a member of the National Management Committee for Juntos Project. With 34 years’ experience, she built an uprising career in the Brazilian electric sector by serving high leadership offices in major companies, such as Chesf and Eletropaulo. She acted as a consultant in the National Economic Research Associates, in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering by Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and a Master’s Degree by Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. She was a guest researcher at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in London.

SESSIONS WITH Solange Ribeiro

Thursday, 4 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 04/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Reshaping Latin American Power Markets: Cheaper & cleaner

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory
    The growing trend toward power mix diversification has created opportunities to unleash the potential of renewables and gas-fired generation in Latin America. Power auctions and corporate power purchase agreements have set the foundation for competitive prices, especially for renewables that capitalized on global cost reductions and efficiency gains to leverage world-class natural resources across the region. The fierce competition in the market and the introduction of new business models will continue to push the power sector toward a greener and cheaper energy mix, but challenges remain. How will the region combine the growing role of intermittent resources, which include the impacts of climate change on hydropower, with the need for additional flexibility and stability?