EnfraGen is a developer, owner, and operator of grid stability and value-added renewable power and power infrastructure businesses across Latin American investment-grade countries. EnfraGen’s business model supports the process of energy transition towards a more sustainable, lower carbon energy matrix with a strategy to deliver efficient, high quality essential services to improve the energy matrix which benefits the communities and economies in which we operate.
EnfraGen has two operating divisions which specialize in owning and operating energy transition assets. Prime Energía is a developer, owner and operator specialized in grid stability solutions with operations in Colombia and Chile. Fontus Renewables is a developer, owner and operator of smaller scale, distributed renewable energy power plants, such as run-of-river hydro and solar power plants that support the process of transition towards zero-carbon emission electric grids.
Our senior management team has extensive experience in the development and operation of power plants in Latin America and other emerging markets. Each of our divisions is staffed with qualified personnel, allowing for a fully integrated and scalable approach to administration, operations, maintenance, development and construction activities across the platform.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Duval has served as EnfraGen’s Chief Executive Officer since 2015 focused on the development, acquisition and operation of power assets in the Americas. He has led EnfraGen’s focused, accretive, and successful growth strategy. Mr. Duval also serves as Founder and Managing Partner of the Glenfarne Group and has more than 20 years of experience developing and operating infrastructure and real assets. Brendan founded Glenfarne in 2011 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm. He also maintains the role as an active executive chairman for its operating entities. Prior to launching Glenfarne Group and becoming CEO of EnfraGen, he was a Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital in its New York office. He was a founding member of the US Management Committee and Co-Head of the Diversified Industries Group, having P&L responsibility for approximately 100 staff members across five office locations focused on infrastructure industrials. He was also CEO of a number of direct investment vehicles and built the US principal toll road investment business. Brendan’s business-building experience commenced in 2000, when he was a founding member of Macquarie’s US infrastructure merchant banking business (including principal and fund investing). Immediately prior to launching Glenfarne Group, he was tasked with building Macquarie Capital’s Latin American initiatives.
President and General Counsel
Mr. Murphy assumed the role of General Counsel for EnfraGen in 2015. He serves as President of EnfraGen. He also serves as President of EnfraGen company Prime Energía Colombia. Mr. Murphy is also Managing Director and General Counsel for the Glenfarne Group and has more than 17 years of experience in law, engineering, infrastructure investment, asset management and project development. Prior to his leadership positions, Mr. Murphy was an attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP, representing clients in the financing, acquisition and development of energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas. Early in his career, Mr. Murphy worked as an engineer, including as an independent engineer advising on power asset transactions. Mr. Murphy has a B.S. in mechanical engineering, a M.A. in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
Executive Vice President, General Manager
Mr. Pontiff serves at EnfraGen’s Executive Vice President charged with overseeing operations, primarily in Chile. He also serves as COO of EnfraGen company Prime Energía Chile. He has over 30 years of energy sector experience in the U.S., Latin America and Africa including several executive roles within Latin American subsidiaries of Duke Energy Corporation, CFO and VP of Business Development for Maple Energy plc, and Deputy General Manager and CFO for an African subsidiary of Hess Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting degree from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
Enrique Reus Jimeno
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Reus became EnfraGen’s Chief Financial Officer in 2015 and also serves as Managing Director and CFO for the Glenfarne Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in finance and accounting. Before joining Glenfarne Group, Enrique worked at Ferrovial, S.A, a leading global infrastructure and services operator, as a consolidation specialist and spent almost 5 years as Deputy CFO of the US Ferrovial subsidiary, Webber LLC. Prior to that, Enrique worked at Ernst & Young’s Madrid office as an auditor on various auditing projects within the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. Enrique is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Mr. Kistle serves as EnfraGen’s Executive Vice President of Operations in the Latin American region with a particular focus on Colombia. He has more than 35 years in Power Generation Operation and Project Development implementing business improvement, turn-around, and growth strategies within the power industry as well as successful development of $5.5B (closed) of various international projects (greenfield and brownfield). Throughout his career, he has held several positions with AES and GE developing, managing and operating projects. Before entering the private sector, John spent 13 years with the US Navy as a nuclear ship superintendent, operator, and test engineer.
EnfraGen recognizes the importance of being a good neighbor and actively participates in the communities in the areas of influence around our businesses. Our community relations programs are designed around developing long term and stable relationships with key stakeholders by promoting continuous dialogue, fostering local development that promotes safe and healthy living, education, and preservation of local cultures.
The company also recognizes the importance of environmental conservation and the responsible use of natural resources. We are committed to implementing best practices in the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources that minimizes environmental impacts and complies with environmental laws and regulations.
EnfraGen believes in being a responsible corporate citizen. In addition to abiding by environmental regulations, we place importance on being a responsible neighbor in the communities where our plants are located.
Our value-added renewable energy power plants provide competitively priced clean renewable energy that operate in an environmentally friendly manner. Our grid stability assets provide critical grid support which facilitates the development of more renewable energy by providing reliable sources of back-up power when needed. Our plants can be called by the system dispatcher to quickly ramp-up and inject energy into the electric system in order to stabilize and support the grid when and as needed.
News & Insights
Partners Group and Glenfarne Group Announce EnfraGen Partnership with GivePower to Fund Clean Energy and Clean Water Projects in Colombia
NEW YORK – July 21, 2021: EnfraGen, LLC ("EnfraGen"), a developer, owner, and operator of specialized sustainable, renewable power and grid stability assets in Latin America owned by leading global private markets firm Partners Group, on behalf of its clients, and...
Financing Grows EnfraGen’s Energy Transition Investment in Latin America NEW YORK and SANTIAGO, CHILE – June 15, 2021: EnfraGen, LLC ("EnfraGen"), a developer, owner, and operator of specialized sustainable and renewable power and grid stability assets in Latin...
Invests in Solar Generation Assets Under EnfraGen Subsidiary Fontus Renewables Increasing Contribution to the Energy Transition Trend Across Latin America
Glenfarne Group and Partners Group Announce EnfraGen’s Expanded Presence in Colombia Through Termovalle Acquisition
EnfraGen, LLC announced today the close of its acquisition of Termovalle S.A.S. E.S.P., the largest natural gas-fired plant in Western Colombia.
Glenfarne Group and Partners Group, on behalf of its clients, Announce US$1.76 Billion Debt Raise by EnfraGen Energía Sur, S.A.U., Prime Energía SpA, and EnfraGen Spain, S.A.U.
Total Debt Raise Includes US$710 Million Bond Offering and US$1.05 Billion Bank Debt Package