About Us

Prime Energía began operations in Colombia in 2019 through the acquisition of the Termoflores power plant which has an installed capacity of 610 megawatts and is located in the city of Barranquilla.  In 2021, we added to our portfolio the 241 MW Termovalle power plant, located in Palmira, Valle del Cauca, thus increasing our total installed capacity in Colombia to 851 megawatts. With these assets Prime Energía provides reliable back-up power in the predominantly hydroelectric Colombian power system and supports the national grid primarily during the dry season to ensure a secure supply of energy.  Prime Energia participates actively in the Colombian natural gas market and is a member of the thermal generation group that has access to the international LNG markets through the regasification facility in the city of Cartagena.

Our Business

Prime Energía Colombia’s power plants are necessary to support the Colombian seasonality of supply due to the country’s hydrologic vulnerability.  Our plants are indispensable to the operation and growth of non-conventional renewable power plants, which are intermittent in nature.  Typically, our plants operate in cases of drought, emergencies, or transmission system constraints, thus providing critical support to the national electric grid when it is needed most.  We are an integral part of the diverse matrix of energy suppliers providing secure and reliable energy to the population and industries in Colombia.

We have a highly experienced and committed team focused on the safety and care of its employees and the environment, and who are attentive to surrounding communities and stakeholders, ensuring sustainability and regulatory compliance supported by certifications in ISO 9001 and 14001.

Termoflores

Installed Capacity: 610 MW

The power plant consist of two combined-cycle units, being among the top efficiency positions in the Colombian thermal sector:

  • Flores I: Combined cycle, consisting of a Siemens W501D5 combustion turbine and a Mitsubishi steam turbine with a total capacity of 160 MW.
  • Flores IV: Combined cycle consisting of two gas turbines, a Siemens W501D5 and a W501FC gas turbine, plus a Siemens SST700 / 900 steam turbine, which together have a maximum capacity of 450MW.

We have a highly experienced and committed team focused on the safety and care of its employees and the environment, and who are attentive to surrounding communities and stakeholders, ensuring sustainability and regulatory compliance supported by certifications in ISO 9001 and 14001.

Please click following links to view ISO certificates:
ISO 9001 – IQNET | ISO 9001 – ICONTEC | ISO 14001– IQNET | ISO 14001 – ICONTEC

Termovalle

Installed Capacity: 241 MW

The power plant consists of one combined-cycle unit, being among the top efficiency positions in the Colombia thermal sector.  This combined cycle unit consist of a Siemens W501F C+ Unit , a Nooter Eriksen HRSG Bolier and a  Siemens Non-reheat Steam Turbine 29 ½ SC, with a total capacity of 241 MW.

We have a highly experienced and committed team focused on the safety and care of its employees and the environment, and who are attentive to surrounding communities and stakeholders, ensuring sustainability and regulatory compliance supported by certifications in ISO 9001 and 14001.

 

Please click following links to view ISO certificates:
ISO 9001 – Bureau Veritas | ISO 14001 – Bureau Veritas | ISO / IEC 17067

Vendors

Finally, we value our relationships with our vendors who are integral to our operations.  Please click here for information.  Please click button below to access the Vendor Portal.

Leadership

Bryan Murphy

President

Mr. Murphy has more than 17 years of experience in law, engineering, infrastructure investment, asset management and project development. He also serves as President and General Counsel of parent company EnfraGen.  Prior to his leadership position, 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.

Patricia Mejia

General Manager

Ms. Mejia joined Prime Energía Colombia in 2019 and has over 20 years of energy sector experience in the US and Latin America.  Patricia served in several executive business development and regulatory roles in Colombia and the US for AES Corporation.  Prior to AES, she worked for Colombian energy entities such as the Empresa de Energía de Cundinamarca and the National Hydrocarbons Agency.  She has strong fundamental market modeling and regulatory expertise through prior consulting jobs.

Rafael Serrano

CFO

Mr. Serrano has more than 20 years of experience in Finance in the Oil & Gas, Energy and Construction sectors. Before joining Prime Energía Colombia, he worked for Royal Dutch Shell in several managerial finance positions in Upstream, Downstream and Integrated Gas in the Latin America region. Prior to Shell, he also worked for General Electric and Foster Wheeler.  He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Master degrees in Finance and Business Administration.

Lina M. Montoya

Legal Director

Ms. Montoya joined the Company in 2020 and has over 18 years of experience in corporate legal, 13 of which are in the energy sector.  Prior to Prime Energía Colombia, Lina participated in several power and gas project developments and legal transactions and served as General Secretary for several boards.  She has also worked in the industrial and medicinal gas sector for a Colombian subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company.

Jose Rafael Serje

Termoflores Plant Manager

Mr. Serje has over 17 years of energy sector experience having held various roles in the operation and maintenance areas of the Termoflores Power Plant since 2003.  Prior to his current role, Jose was the Maintenance Manager of thermal power plants for Celsia in Colombia and Panama.  He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration and Postgraduate in Industrial Plant Management.

Community

A strong social commitment to the community

Prime Energía Colombia recognizes the importance of being part of the community.  It develops and implements participative and proactive programs based on respect for human rights and cultural diversity to establish mutually beneficial relationships that contribute to the comprehensive development of the surrounding communities and the sustainability of the business.

The company also recognizes the importance of environmental conservation and the responsible use of natural resources.  It is committed to implementing good practices in the efficient and sustainable use of environmental components: preventing pollution, controlling environmental impacts, evaluating and managing risks and opportunities, and complying with environmental legislation, all of the above under a framework of continuous improvement.

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