ABOUT US

Valgesta Nueva Energía is a consulting firm highly specialized in the energetic sector with emphasis in the electricity and gas markets, compromised with a sustainable, secure, and eicient development.

Founded in the year 2000, it counts with more than 600 consulting projects developed. Our Mission: “We are compromised with a sustainable, secure, and eicient energetic transition, delivering our clients highly specialized professional services that provide value, innovation, and trust in the development of their businesses”.

Our main work areas are:

Regulation

Market

Engineering

We develop our work based on a multidisciplinary team, that integrates in its value proposition the economy, law, and engineering, as a way of understanding the development of the energetic market in a complete way. Furthermore, our team is composed by professionals with experience in the Chilean and Latin American energetic markets, along with a young team that allows us to integrate new tendencies, innovation and learnings from experience. Thus, one of the strengths of Valgesta Nueva Energía is its vocation of creating trust bonds and value through the collaboration with our clients.

Furthermore, one of the pillars of our work is the independency in the development of our consultancy services. We advise the whole value chain both for electricity and gas, including generation, transmission, and distribution companies, as well as final clients. Along with the aforementioned, we also work for international and national banks, investment funds, public and multilateral organisms. This allows that Valgesta Nueva Energía does not depend on a particular client or a specific segment, letting us to provide value from a professional perspective, with quality, objectivity, and free of interest conflicts.

On the other hand, our compromise with the sustainable development of the sector makes us be permanently participating in the discussion of public policies and relevant regulatory changes for the energetic market, delivering an independent and rigorous view in the public discussion.

This is why during our 20 years of existence we have been characterized by making a dierence installing vanguard aspects in the development of the Chilean energetic sector. Valgesta Nueva Energía has been a key actor in the legal modifications of the Ley General de Servicios Eléctricos during the last decade along with the Gas Law, in aspects such as the incorporation of NCRE, the interconnection of the electrical systems, the improvements to the tendering mechanisms for distribution companies, the modification of the regulatory background for transmission systems, the design of reforms for the distribution segment, the promotion of the creation of a flexibility market, improvements to the regulation of gas distribution, in between others. We have also been pioneers in the creation of businesses in the energetic market, in aspects such as the creation of new structures for energy commercialization, the development of storage and the implementation of innovative business models, the determination of flexibility needs in the operation of the electrical system, in between others.

EXECUTIVE TEAM
RAMÓN GALAZ ARANCIBIA

R.GALAZ@VALGESTA.COM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VALGESTA NUEVA ENERGÍA

He completed his studies in Industrial Civil Engineering with a major in Electricity at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and in Commercial Engineering at the Universidad de Las Américas, where he also obtained his MBA degree. In the year 2014 he is certified in the high direction program PADE (Programa de Alta Dirección de Empresas) in the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes. He has more than 25 years of trajectory in the energy sector, both nationally and internationally.

He has been a consultant for entities such as the World Band, PNUD, Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo and OEA. As a part of this he has advised public and private organisms in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Perú and Bolivia, in between others. In between the main roles developed, the elaboration of diverse technical economic, and regulatory studies can be highlighted, for electricity, natural gas, and renewable energies.

Between 2010 and 2018 he was a lecturer of the NCRE Project Evaluation course, for the MDL Magister and Energy Eiciency of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

ANDRÉS ROMERO CELEDÓN

A.ROMERO@VALGESTA.COM

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF VALGESTA NUEVA ENERGÍA

Lawyer from the Universidad de Chile, counts with a Magister in governability and public management of the Ortega y Gasset Institute, Spain, and certified in Business Administration by the Universidad Alberto Hurtado.

Between 2014 and 2018 he was the executive secretary for the Comisión Nacional de Energía of the Chilean government, organism in charge of the regulation of the energetic sector of the country. Furthermore, between 2008 and 2020 he was director of the countrywide program on energy eiciency of the Chilean government.

Along with his work in Valgesta Nueva Energía, he is currently director of development and a lecturer in the Escuela Iberoamericana de Regulación Eléctrica, of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Asociación de Reguladores de Iberoamérica ARIAE; and international consultant of the World Bank, the BID and the Olade in energy related studies.

In his professional development, he has specialized in public policies, energetic markets regulation, institutional reforms, and organizational management, specially in the energetic sector.

ALEJANDRO FRÍAS DÍAZ

A.FRIAS@VALGESTA.COM

DIRECTOR OF VALGESTA NUEVA ENERGÍA

He completed his studies in Industrial Civil Engineering at Universidad de Santiago de Chile and obtained an MBA from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Counts with more than 28 years of experience, 20 of them linked to Valgesta in topics such as market intelligence, tendering processes, and supply contracts negotiation. He has delivered advisories to the Centro de Energías Renovables, the Program of the United Nations for the Development (PNUD), and the Lo Barnechea municipality. Between 2005 and 2018 he was a thesis tutor of new businesses in the Executive MBA of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

OUR CULTURE

TECHNICAL QUALITY

Our work has a technical and specialized focus that guarantees our clients a quality service, adequate and appropriate to their requirements.

INDEPENDENCE

We deliver our services maintaining total independence, which has permitted us to develop our work in a transparent way and free of interest conflicts.

INNOVATION

We permanently analyze the sector to impulse a constructive vision, trying to be part of future changes.

Alonso de Córdova 5900 of 402, Las Condes. | +56 22 224 9704 / +56 22 224 1717 | valgesta@valgesta.com

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