The second appointment was made this Wednesday by the Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (Creg). This is Manuel Peña Suárez, an electrical engineer and energy expert who temporarily took over the duties of the expert commission of the entity’s staff for three months.
This designation, according to Creg, does not mean separating the functions that Peña is currently doing in his current job as the head of the Funds Office of the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (Upme).
According to the entity, Peña Suárez “has a strong academic background and extensive experience in the energy sector.” He is an electrical engineer from the Industrial University of Santander and has a specialization in Electrical Energy Transmission and Distribution Systems from the Universidad de los Andes, as well as a master’s degree in economics from Javeriana University.
Throughout his career, he has held positions in the energy sector as an electrical project engineer at Centrales Eléctricas del Norte de Santander, head of the Planning Office of the Colombian Institute of Electric Energy (ICEL), deputy director of corporate planning at the Institute for Planning of Energy Solutions (IPSE), and director of energy at the Superintendency of Home Public Services.
It should be noted that previously, the officer had assumed the duties of Creg for six months.
With this, there are two more commissioners left to be named because a quorum of four property experts is required for Creg to make decisions, issue concepts, and respond to requests.