ees Opening - The Role of Energy Storage and Green Hydrogen in the Modernization of the Brazilian Electricity Sector

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
09:00 am - 10:30 am
Expo Center Norte
Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

This opening session will address strategic aspects of energy storage and green hydrogen for the modernization of the Brazilian electricity sector and also review the status of regulatory framework for these technologies.

09:00 am - 09:20 amThe Role of Energy Storage and Green Hydrogen as Enablers of a Low-Carbon Energy Transition

Markus Vlasits

Managing Director


09:20 am - 09:40 amLessons Learned From the Largest Storage System in Brazil and Expectations for the Energy Storage Market

Ferdinand Freitas do Vale

Projects and Auctions Department Manager


09:40 am - 10:00 amThe Importance of the Evolution of the Regulatory Framework and Public Policies for the Insertion of Storage and Green Hydrogen in the Energy Matrix of Brazil

Tiago de Barros Correia


RegE Consultoria

10:00 am - 10:20 amThe Use of Hydrogen in the Decarbonization of Industry and Its Influence on the Electricity Sector

Rodolfo Aiex

Executive Relationship and Information Manager

CCEE - Electric Energy Trading Chamber

10:20 am - 10:30 amQ&A Session



Markus Vlasits, Newcharge

Managing Director


Marcus Vlasits is co-founder of NewCharge. He is also board member of ABSOLAR and coordinator of its Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences and is the co-organizer of EES South America in partnership with SolarPromotion. Since 2019: Co-founder and Managing Partner of NewCharge, an engineering and project development company focused on energy storage. 2016-2018: Co-founder and Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm active in the area of distributed solar generation. 2007-2012: Director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels. 2000-2007: Associate and later Associate Principal at McKinsey&Company.


Tiago de Barros Correia, RegE Consultoria



Tiago de Barros Correia is an economist and holds a master's degree in energy systems planning from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), as well as a specialist in public policy and government management from the National School of Public Administration (ENAP). For more than fourteen years, he has worked in several federal public administration agencies focusing on the areas of public policy making, regulation and contracting of infrastructure works, especially in the energy, telecommunications and transportation sectors. He was Advisor and Special Advisor at the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) from 2004 to 2012, Advisor to the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) from 2012 to 2013, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Finance (MF) in 2013, Secretary of Port Infrastructure of the Special Secretariat of Ports (SEP) of the Presidency of the Republic in 2014 and director of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) between 2014 and 2018. Since April 2019 he has been CEO of Rege Barros Correia Consultoria.


Rodolfo Aiex, CCEE - Electric Energy Trading Chamber

Executive Relationship and Information Manager


He holds an Executive MBA in Business Administration from Business School São Paulo and a degree in Economics from Universidade Federal Fluminense. With over 20 years' experience in the energy market, he joined CCEE in 2002, having worked in various areas of the organization, related to processes, projects and corporate strategy. He currently holds the position of Executive Relationship and Information Manager, the area responsible for Client Management, providing information to the Market and developing Energy Certification. He leads the actions in which CCEE is involved in hydrogen certification, both nationally and internationally.


Ferdinand Freitas do Vale, ISA CTEEP

Projects and Auctions Department Manager


Electrical Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Itajubá. Manager in charge of the Projects and Auctions department at ISA CTEEP. Responsible for the implementation of Aneel Transmission Auction projects, the execution of Transmission Line reinforcement and improvement projects and special projects at ISA CTEEP. Management of the pre-operational subsidiary companies Interligação Elétrica Minas Gerais, Evrecy, Riacho Grande, Itaunas, Biguacu, Tibagi, Jaguar 8. Responsible for implementing Brazil's first battery energy storage project in the transmission sector. Approximate volume under management R$ 9.5 billion.

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Conference Committee

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