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Latin America Regional Integrated Service

Energy forecasts, strategic analysis, and insights

This service delivers an integrated view of the power, gas, coal and renewable energy markets across Latin America. Coverage includes detailed analysis on supply, demand, price trends, regulatory changes, and shifts in technology for the gas and power sector. The service provides insight tailored to the Latin American region including forecasts, capital cost comparisons, competitive benchmarking, long-term strategic analysis, and topical insights across fuel types.    

Key benefits:
  • Support your strategic planning and investment processes
  • Anticipate shifts in policy, regulation, technology and markets
  • Gain a long-term view of regional energy markets
Latin American Power
  • Report on capacity additions, retirements, and changes in reserve margins with key power trends and drivers, technology shifts, market updates and an outlook through 2050 for supply/demand balance
  • Historical price report outlining relevant inputs with key highlights and implications; Mexico and Brazil power prices, including long-term outlooks for selected industrial and average residential/commercial tariffs
  • Snapshot of the competitiveness of each generation technology in the Brazilian and Mexico power markets
  • Highlight current regulatory opportunities and challenges and provide insight to how regional markets are likely to evolve

Example: Chile net capacity additions outlook to 2040 (click to enlarge image)

Latin American Gas
  • Report on project pipelines and market updates, trend analysis underlying each market’s mid-term outlook, and regional trade and LNG imports
  • Natural gas outlooks for production, import/export levels, and end-user demand
  • Report with natural gas prices (historical and outlooks) outlining relevant inputs with key highlights and implications
  • Strategic reports on topics relevant to long-term planning processes
  • Individual country profiles covering policy, economic trends, market fundamentals, market structure, and regulatory framework in the natural gas sector

Example: Chile variable generation cost by fuel supply arrangement (2018-20 year to date) (click to enlarge image)

Sample Webinars

Sample topics:

  • Mexico’s gas and power sectors: Operating in a centralized energy policy environment
  • Brazilian energy reform hitting its stride?
  • Argentina: Back to the future?
  • Private power purchase agreements in Mexico: Enough to sustain growth of renewables?
  • The future of the Brazilian gas and power sectors
  • An examination of the impact of impending regional elections on Latin America’s energy sector
  • Trends affecting LNG imports in Latin America
  • Unpacking the cost of renewables
Country Coverage

Latin America aggregate level, with detailed country analysis:

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Venezuela
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Bolivia

Recent Insights

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Experts

Samuel Andrus

Bringing prior operational and trading experience in natural gas and power markets. Mr. Andrus is responsible for the North American gas analytics practice that covers modeling of natural gas supply, demand, storage and price, including support of short-, intermediate- and long-term market outlooks. He helps clients to understand the relationship between physical and financial natural gas markets relative to the development of natural gas contracting and hedging strategies. In addition to his focus on gas market fundamentals, he specializes in the operation and commerciality of interstate pipelines and underground storage. He has contributed to numerous IHS Markit shale-related research projects such as "America's New Energy Future," and "Fueling the Future with Natural Gas."Previously, Mr. Andrus provided consulting services to the energy industry and helped start and manage energy trading organizations, overseeing natural gas trading and risk management, including short- and long-term hedging of gas production and fuel supply for full requirements power contracts. He participated in US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Canada's National Energy Board regulatory proceedings. He began his career with ANR Pipeline Company where over 19 years he held a range of technical and managerial positions in reservoir engineering, pipeline operations, facility planning, and business development.Mr. Andrus holds a Bachelor of Arts from Adrian College, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Detroit, US.

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Lisa Pearl

Her expertise includes supply and demand strategies, market opportunity discovery, and scenario planning. Ms. Pearl has contributed to several IHS Markit multiclient studies regarding Southeast Asia, China, and Mexico. Previously, she led the IHS Markit Mexico Energy team in Mexico City and the Southern Cone Energy team in Rio de Janeiro. Ms. Pearl holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts from Boston University, United States.

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Emanuel Simon

Mr. Simon focuses on cost, technology, and power policies for Latin America. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Simon was with Siemens (Chemtech), where he was involved in conceptual and detailed engineering design for projects in the oil and gas industry, energy efficiency, electrical power quality for industrial facilities, and risk analysis for the downstream sector. He also held a post as business developer engineer responsible for business strategies in the downstream and power sector. Mr. Simon holds a bachelor's degree from Federal University of Santa Catarina, did his postgraduate studies in engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and holds a Master of Science from UFRJ.

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David Crisostomo

Mr. Crisostomo's research and analysis includes gas and electricity market fundamentals, modeling, regulatory framework analysis, and implications for business opportunities. His research has included natural gas transportation studies, distributed power potential in Mexico and Latin America, power generation and transmission investment opportunities, asset valuations, and the analysis of operational and investment strategies for utilities, financial institutions, and other market participants. Before joining IHS Markit, Mr. Crisostomo was at Iberdrola Spain, where he developed a power dispatch tool for the Spanish market, and prior to Iberdrola, he worked at ABB. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Master of Science from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, and a Master of the Electricity Sector from the Pontifical University Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

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Etienne Gabel

Mr. Gabel has taken part in projects across Latin America and Europe, focusing on gas and power price projections, power generation and transmission outlooks, asset valuations, and the analysis of operational and investment strategies for utilities, financial institutions, and other market participants. Mr. Gabel holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University, United States, and a Master of Science from Stanford University, United States. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish and currently resides in Chile.

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Timothy Stephure

Mr. Stephure provides research and consulting services for gas and power sector investors and developers around the world. Leveraging a diverse background from more than a decade in the energy industry, Mr. Stephure works closely with clients to deliver solutions for their most challenging problems. His focus includes analyzing technology cost trends, power and utility sector competitive positioning, investment due diligence, and policy analysis across Latin America. Mr. Stephure speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Science from the University of Calgary, Canada.

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