For the person that has done the most to support, drive or assist the growth of the renewable energy industry over the past 12 months


Have made measureable progress towards creating a culture of innovation within their company/organization in the context of the clean economy in Mexico

Demonstrates a positive social and/or economic impact in the industry

Demonstrates a high level of entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, perseverance, innovation, and commitment to the furthering the renewable energy industry

And the nominees are...


Pilar Mata - 

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes

Personalidad Mexicana en Industrias Renovables 2018 que ha logrado que varios proyectos lleguen a cierre financiero con su experiencia y profesionalismo legal.

Pilar has broad experience in project, structured and corporate finance across the energy, infrastructure and other sectors. She has also participated in several bidding processes for public concessions, as well as in conventional and renewable energy projects. Likewise, Pilar has been involved in several antitrust filings and in many legal proceedings regarding monopolistic practices and prohibited concentrations.


Paolo Romanacci - 

Enel Green Power

Paolo Romanacci has helped to build upon the success of Enel Green Power’s highly active participation in the Mexican electricity auctions and recently inaugurated their Villanueva project, the largest solar PV plant in the Americas. He is the Head of the Enel Group’s activities in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama and has 20 years of experience, 10 of which have been with Enel, where he has covered various strategic roles.

Enel Green Power Mexico is the largest renewable energy operator in the country in terms of installed capacity and project portfolio. The Company currently operates 728 MW, of which 675 MW come from wind and 53 MW from hydropower. In addition to the 754 MW Villanueva solar PV plant, the company is building the 200 MW Amistad wind farm, also in the State of Coahuila, the 238 MW Don José PV project in the State of Guanajuato and the 93 MW Salitrillos Wind Farm in the State of Tamaulipas.


Leonardo Beltran - 

Secretaria de Energia (SENER)

Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez is the Deputy Secretary of Energy Planning and Transition at the Mexican Secretariat of Energy where he is responsible for technology development and sustainability, including climate change. Previously, he held the positions of Director of International Negotiations and Director General of Information and Energy Studies at SENER.
Leonardo Beltran is at the forefront of leading the country’s progress in transitioning to a clean economy under the Energy Reform passed by the President of Mexico. A key member of the SENER energy team, Leonardo Beltran has presided over a period which has seen an influx of foreign capital into Mexico, multiple successful utility scale energy auctions, the birth of distributed generation and the successful launch of the CELs system