Colbun’s basic supervisor resigns to take different duties inside group

April 5 (Renewables Now) – Thomas Keller has resigned from his place as the overall supervisor of Chilean utility Colbun SA after nearly eight years of service, the corporate mentioned on Monday.

Keller will formally step down on Might 16, when his substitute Jose Ignacio Escobar is ready to imagine his duties on the helm of Colbun.

Colbun mentioned that Keller’s resignation was agreed with the board of administrators. The chief will now function advisor to his successor, and take a place as director of Colbun’s Peruvian subsidiary Fenix and the affiliate firm Electrogas.

Keller guided Colbun via the challenges of the vitality transition. His legacy contains, amongst others, the 778-MW Horizonte wind challenge in Chile, which is presently underneath building, 239 MW of photo voltaic farms within the closing section of commissioning, 1,280 MW of photo voltaic tasks with environmental permits and 870 MW of tasks in early growth. He additionally directed the utility’s deal with rising the portfolio of enormous clients on the liberalised market, Colbun highlighted.

Jose Ignacio Escobar, an industrial civil engineer, labored for Spanish renewables firm Acciona Energia (BME:ANE) for eight years. Escobar was appointed as Acciona’s basic supervisor for Chile in 2014, and was later the corporate’s basic supervisor for Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. In 2017, Escobar was made president of Chilean renewable vitality and storage affiliation ACERA, of which Colbun is a member, the utility added.

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