Thiago Barral

Brazilian Energy Research Office (EPE)

Executive President

Since 2019, Thiago Barral is President of the Energy Research Office (EPE), a Brazilian institution responsible for energy planning studies and official energy statistics. EPE is part of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil, and its works include the National Energy Plan 2050 and the annual editions of the 10-Year Energy Plan. He also has a seat at the National Energy Policy Council and the Power Sector Monitoring Committee. Barral joined EPE in 2007, having served in positions such as Director for Energy Economics and Environmental Studies and Head of the Power Generation Department. Since 2018, is the focal point for Brazil’s engagement at the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation and supports collaboration with the IEA and bilateral energy cooperation programmes.

Sessions With Thiago Barral

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Navigating the Risks & Rewards in Latin American Power Markets

    Panel Power & Renewables
    Latin America’s growth trajectory in non-hydro renewable and gas-fired generation is set to continue and even accelerate as market fundamentals remain sound. The region continues to face multiple challenges, including economic and political risks, but new business opportunities and models are emerging and disrupting long-standing market paradigms in the power sector. Amid this period of uncertainty, what are the key opportunities in the power sector? How can corporate power purchase agreements reshape the market for renewables? How will the region combine the growing role of intermittent renewable resources with the need for additional flexibility and stability? What is the role of emerging technologies and green hydrogen in the region?