Ignacio Rodriguez has over 35 years of experience in the energy sector, particularly in the development of policy, strategy, power sector restructuring and system planning, competitive energy auctions, grid integration, utility efficiency improvements, Independent Power Producer markets and regulations, renewable energy and energy efficiency in over 30 countries worldwide in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Asia. He has participated in and led numerous activities related to the development of competitive power sector enabling framework, including electricity market and utility due diligence, the development of electricity laws, regulations, as well as the set up and functioning of competitive electricity markets, energy auctions, transmission, social and environmental aspects and capacity building. He has participated in numerous international conferences covering topics related to sector reform, alternative energy technologies, energy auctions and power system optimization. In Mexico he was the task leader under USAID MLED 1 and 2 from 2011 to 2018 for the various activities associated with the power sector reform including the legal/regulatory, the design and implementation of the 4 long term energy auctions to date, the analysis of the transmission first bidding process for a private power line linking Baja California Norte-Sonora with the main grid, the market analysis for options in the design of future energy auctions including alternative technologies, Renewable Energy Zones, and social and environmental aspects. In Central America, he has been active in that region since 1985, supporting the evolution of the first IPPs and energy efficiency, then in the development of the power sector reform, establishment of new regulatory agencies, market administrators, as well as supporting the development and implementation of the Regional Electricity Market.