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Opening Ceremony

Monday, 04 November 2019 - 09:00-11:00

Gran Salon El Parque 1

Moderator: Prof. Roberto Román L.

Welcome Addresses

Prof. Roberto Román L. Chair, ISES Solar World Congress 2019/International Solar Heating and Cooling Conference 2019, Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), Chile

Dr. David Renné, President, International Solar Energy Society, USA

Daniel Mugnier, Chairman, IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Program

Welcome Speeches by Local Dignitaries

Juan Carlos Juvet  -  Minister of Energy, Chile

Andres Couve  - Minister of Science and Technology

Max Correa - CORFO Comitte Solar

Alejandra Garces - BHP Foundation

Special Presentation: The Solar Energy Challenge for Chile

Prof. Rodrigo Palma, Director, Solar Energy Research Center (SERC), Chile

He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. on Electrical Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Dr.-Ing. from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is full professor at the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Chile. His research field is the planning and operation of electrical systems in competitive power markets, renewable energy, solar energy solutions, smartgrids, power system education, and the development of microgrids solutions. He is Director of the Energy Center, FCFM, University of Chile (, and the Solar Energy Research Center SERC-Chile ( He is Chairman of the IEEE Chile Section, 2019-2020 and also in 2011-2012, 2007-2008, 2003-2004. Secretary in the IEEE Task Force on Microgrid Stability Analysis and Modeling (Chairs: Claudio Cañizares, University of Waterloo, and Jim Reilly, Reilly Associates). Co-founder of the initiative: Comunidad Solar R9 (solar community) of the IEEE ( and Director of the Ayllu Solar Project (


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