Event Location: 
W hotel, Panama City
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Jose Salvador Hándal

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Jose Salvador Hándal
Executive Secretary, Consejo Nacional de Energía, El Salvador
Speaker 2019


  • Professional graduated in Physics, with a Master in Renewable Energy and Environment, both degrees from the University of El Salvador. With extensive experience in the area of ​​geothermal, geophysics and research and development of renewable energy.
  • Currently holds the position of Executive Secretary of the National Energy Council of El Salvador, having under his responsibility the formulation and implementation of the National Energy Policy, fomenting the existence of regulatory frameworks that promote investment and the competitive development of the national energy sector.
  • Representing El Salvador on the Regional Electricity Market Director Council (CDMER), Energy Coordination Unit in SICA (Central America Integration System) and member of the Board of Directors of the Transaction Unit (UT), (Operator of the National Electricity Market).
  • Previously, he held various positions in the national company dedicated to the exploitation of geothermal resources (LaGeo), as Coordinator of Renewable Energy Research, Director of Geothermal Potential Evaluation Projects and Chief of Scientific Geo Research.
  • Participant in various specialized courses in worldwide, in topics such as Geothermal Technology, Advanced Geothermal Energy, Integral Geophysical Modeling, Reservoir Engineering, Hydrogeology, Thermosolar Generation, Businesses with Renewable Energy, Gasification with Biomass, among others.
  • Lecturer / consultant at national and international level, on topics of Advanced Geophysical Exploration, Environment Geothermal and Renewable Energies, Energy Policies, Efficiency and Energy Saving.