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Fernando Cubillos

Fernando led the IDB Invest Energy team until 2023, where he joined in 2017. He was responsible for the development of strategies, business plans, client management and structuring of transactions in the Energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining the IDB Group, Fernando was a Managing Partner of Antuko, a firm specialized in Energy in Chile and Mexico, where he led innovative marketing structures for renewable energies. Previously, he led the Environmental Markets practice for Latin America at J.P. Morgan. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in energy markets, with emphasis on the financing of energy and climate change projects. Fernando holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland (USA), as well as a degree and a bachelor's degree in Industrial Civil Engineering and Electricity from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Posts by Fernando Cubillos

Central de energía eólica
Innovative Incentives for Early Coal Plant Phase Out: The case of Engie in Chile

An example of how carbon markets can be a useful tool to accelerate the energy transition process in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Green Hydrogen Is Picking Up Speed in Latin America and the Caribbean

Green hydrogen can revolutionize the energy, manufacturing and transportation sectors in the region, making it a global hub of the so-called "energy vector of the future." However, some major challenges to its sustained deployment need to be taken into account.

Green Transmission Lines: Key Asset for the Development of Renewables in the Region

You probably haven't heard yet about a great way to ensure the sustainability of the energy sector: green transmission lines. These lines contribute to decarbonize interconnected national grids and feature top notch social practices.

Can Solar Panels Be the Cellphones of the Future?

The tech revolution in solar energy, driving a significant drop in costs, is the best solution to the problem of connecting isolated communities to the power grid. These models, however, also provide a vision of a possible future with decentralized networks or even customers who not only consume energy but also produce and send it into the grid.

Sustainable Energy & Infrastructure As Components of Economic Recovery

COVID-19 is not helping to curb climate change despite a moderate decrease in pollution due to less industrial activity and transportation, but it allows us to rethink energy policy decisions that will have a relevant, decades-long impact on the climate, and should help mitigate the problem.