Colombia Energy Roundtable: Balancing Investment and Community Engagement

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Radisson Royal Hotel
Ave. Carrera 60 No. 22-99, Bogot√°

President Juan Manuel Santos begins his second term with questions swirling around Colombia’s energy outlook. In the decade since overhauling its energy sector, the country has attracted significant interest and investment. Oil production has doubled and exploration has boomed. Despite the effects of extreme weather on its hydropower capacity, increased natural gas supplies as well as coal-fired generation have afforded some cushion for the country’s electric sector. But the positive results have only heightened expectations which have exposed stress points across the country’s energy value chain. Environmental and community issues have risen to the top of the agenda, while the cost of energy remains a concern.


  • Iv√°n Dar√≠o Arroyave, President, Bolsa Mercantil de Colombia
  • Fernando Benalc√°zar, Vice President for Latin America, Equitable Origin
  • Rodrigo Botero Garc√≠a, In Country Coordinator, Andean Amazon Projects, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Orlando Cabrales, Vice Minister of Energy
  • Diego Camelo, Gas Management, Ecopetrol
  • Hernando D√≠az Mart√≠nez, President, Termotasajero
  • Mar√≠a Claudia D√≠az, Senior Consultant, IPD Latin America
  • Federico Echavarria, General Manager, AES Chivor
  • Nicol√°s Mej√≠a Mej√≠a, Vice President for Promotion & Assignment of Areas, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH)
  • Jos√© David Montoya Salas, President, Termotasajero Dos
  • Gabriel Muyuy Jacanamejoy, International Expert in Community and Indigenous Rights
  • Ren√© G. Ortiz, President of ANDE, Ecuador and Former Secretary General of OPEC
  • Luis A. Pacheco, Vice President for Planning, Pacific Rubiales Energy
  • Daniel Restrepo, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, and former Principal Advisor to President Barack Obama for Latin America
  • Carlos Alberto Solano, Vice President for Generation, Empresas P√ļblicas de Medell√≠n
  • Victor Traverso,¬†Country Representative for Colombia, CAF ‚Äď Development Bank of Latin America
  • Luis R. Vera Morales, Partner,¬† Vera & Asociados
  • Gabriela Vidjen, Director of Advisory & Strategy, Energy Consulting Services


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