Agustín Seseña

Power Markets Analyst

Prior to joining Renewable Power Capital, Agustín Seseña spent 6 years at Enérgya-VM. His last role was Head of Structured Products where he was responsible for developing new products, both retail and generation, and tailormade structures for power assets in the Spanish Energy market. He was responsible for the performance of a 3 GW installed power portfolio in the physical markets and their market exposure.

Previously Agustin has been involved in the purchase of 3 TWh per year in the energy markets and he pioneered participation in ancillary services with renewable assets in Spain. 

Agustín Seseña started his career as Process Engineer in the Power Division at Isolux Corsan. He holds a Mining Engineer bachelor from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an Executive Master in Quantitative Finance from the AFI Escuela de Finanzas.

What’s your role at RPC?

I am a Power Markets Analyst here at RPC. The responsibilities of our department are many and diverse, but they can be summarized in the monitoring, analysis, and forecasting of power markets in the countries in which we are present. We analyse past, present, and future in order to cover the entire life of a generation asset. We contribute to the risk assessment of potential investments, negotiate and execute Route-to-Market contracts and monitor and optimize the operational portfolio.

What’s a typical working day for you?

Luckily, we don't have a typical day, as every day is different from the one before. 

Some days market fundamentals require focus on the operational assets and bring the attention of smallest details, other days news or geopolitics change our view of the general energy landscape. 

Often investment opportunities get on the way and the focus is brough back to the long-term portfolio an in-house view of things.

I am fortunate to work for a company that covers the entire life of a renewable energy asset, from investment or development, construction and operation, and on top of that, helps to decarbonise the grid.

What have you found during your time at RPC?

I have discovered a great team who are passionate about their work, from whom I have learned a lot and from whom I will certainly continue to learn in the future. The value of an organization will always be measured by the quality of the people who make it, and that is why I am proud to work at RPC.

What’s your proudest career moment?

Implementing the strategy and commercial structure leading to participation in Ancillary Services with our operational assets is a big milestone for RPC and for me. Europe has a challenge ahead of it to maintain grid stability while carrying out its decarbonization, and these types of achievements have a great impact. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy the simple things in life such as a meal with family or friends, but from time to time I like to punish myself by failing miserable at trying to play good golf. Luckily for me I am a Real Madrid fan, and that balance my mood towards sport.

Where’s your favourite place in Europe?

Very difficult to pick just only one. But leaving aside Madrid, where I live, I would pick Bajo de Guía, in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cádiz. Despite the fact that more than 5 centuries ago the first expedition that managed to complete a round-the-world trip left from there, its history is dwarfed by a sunset in the company of my wife and the best food and drink in the region.  

What’s your favourite clean technology and why?

Although wind and solar have changed the global energy landscape, batteries are an exceptional addition to the grid. As well as allowing power to be moved from times of surplus to times of need, they are also able to respond to large frequency deviations in record time, giving greater stability to the grid. But the best is yet to come.