EnfraGen, LLC ("EnfraGen"), a developer, owner, and operator of specialized sustainable and renewable power and grid stability assets in Latin America owned by Glenfarne Group, LLC ("Glenfarne") and leading global private markets firm Partners Group, on behalf of its clients, is pleased to announce the growth and strengthening of its executive team for the Prime Energia Chile business. Mr. Rodrigo Cienfuegos Pinto, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to the new position of President, effective from September 15, 2021, with Mr. Jose Arosa replacing Mr. Cienfuegos as Chief Executive Officer while also serving in a dual role as EnfraGen’s Executive Vice President, Commercialization. Mr. Arosa will report to EnfraGen’s President, Bryan Murphy.
Mr. Cienfuegos was Prime Energia Chile’s first employee in 2014 having played a leading role in Prime’s efforts to acquire, develop, build, and operate the grid stability plants that are vital to Chile’s power grid. Over the last seven years, Mr. Cienfuegos has overseen the dramatic growth of the Prime Energia Chile business from 0 megawatts to over 1000 megawatts including projects under development and construction. This intensive growth includes more than a dozen solar plants and nine grid stability plants.
As President of Prime Energia Chile, Mr. Cienfuegos will serve as a senior advisor to the company’s leadership team.
Mr. Cienfuegos said, “It has been an honor to serve as CEO of Prime Energia Chile working with Glenfarne, Partners Group, and the EnfraGen and Prime Energia Chile teams to start and grow a new business that has become a vital part of the Chile’s energy infrastructure. I am excited for Prime’s future and am glad to continue being part of the Prime Energia Chile team as the business grows.”
Mr. Arosa joins EnfraGen from serving as President and CEO of AES Mexico where he oversaw the operating portfolio in Mexico for AES and was tasked with the growth strategy for EnerAB, a joint venture with Grupo BAL focused in developing clean energy projects. Mr. Arosa joined the AES Corporation in 2008 serving in various leadership roles in business development and mergers and acquisitions in several countries including in Chile. He also led the Mexican entry strategy for Inkia Energy as Country Manager for Mexico and was in charge of the development team for InterGen in the Americas. Mr. Arosa holds a BSc & MSc in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
“I am honored to be joining EnfraGen and Prime Energia Chile during this exciting time of expansion and growth for the company,” said Arosa. “EnfraGen has quickly become a preeminent company in the Latin American energy infrastructure sector and a leader in furthering the energy transition through providing flexible capacity to support the grid where it operates and competitive energy through its renewables portfolio. I look forward to working with the talented EnfraGen and Prime Energia Chile teams to accomplishing our ambitious objectives.”
EnfraGen President, Bryan Murphy said, “Rodrigo was at the forefront of critical thinking about energy transition in Chile and beyond and the innovative concept for grid stability plants in Chile, later paired with distributed renewable generation, came from him. Prime Energia would not exist today in its current form if it wasn’t for Rodrigo, and we are grateful for his dedication and effort to build our Chilean business. We look forward to his continued support of the business. At the same time, we are pleased that Jose has chosen to join EnfraGen to lead Prime Energia Chile. We look forward to the success we are confident he and the team will achieve under his leadership. Jose’s experience coupled with Rodrigo’s knowledge of the Chilean power market and his network of resources will aid the continued growth of our Chile business.”