Juan Paredes is responsible for the technical due diligence of renewable energy projects at the bank, including wind and solar energy. He has advised different governments in the region on topics such as the grid integration of variable renewable energies, smart grids and regional electricity integration. Previously, he worked for wind consultancies from Germany and the UK, gaining extensive experience by assessing more than 1000MW of planned and existing wind farms. Mr. Paredes has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and a M.Sc. in Renewable Energies from Oldenburg University in Germany. He also has executive degrees in Infrastructure from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Energy and Climate Change from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University.