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President of the Republic ratifies Executive Secretary of the National Energy Commission

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
President of the Republic ratifies Executive Secretary of the National Energy Commission

This is an automated translation of the original CNE release published in Spanish.

October 11, 2022

The Industrial Civil Engineer of the Federico Santa María Technical University, Marco Antonio Mancilla Ayancán, was ratified by President Gabriel Boric Font as Executive Secretary of the National Energy Commission (CNE) after conducting the respective competition through the Senior Management System Public.

Mancilla also has a degree in Physics and has 25 years of experience at the CNE, assuming the role of Executive Secretary since March of this year. Previously, he served as Head of the Hydrocarbons Department of the regulatory body, holding that position also for Senior Public Management since 2017.

In addition, for 16 years he has been a member of the academic committee of the Magister in Energy Economics at the Federico Santa María Technical University, teaching courses on energy economics, regulation of the energy sector and regulation of the electricity sector and directing more than 60 postgraduate theses on the energy sector and its regulation.

“I had the chance to coincide professionally with Marco Antonio Mancilla and that is why I am sure of his technical abilities to lead all the challenges that the Commission faces. These have to do, among others, with the implementation of the regulation for the electricity and fuel sectors and also advance in the strategic role in the path towards a just energy transition,” commented the Minister of Energy, Diego Pardow.

For his part, Marco Antonio Mancilla pointed out: “It is a great challenge to assume the leadership of a regulatory body of high technical prestige such as the CNE. Without a doubt, we will continue our role in implementing the regulation established in the legislation for the electricity and fuel sectors, which is intended to guarantee the common good of the country. But we also have the duty to collaborate technically in the definition of public policies, especially during the ongoing energy transition, which will represent a great regulatory challenge and where the officials of this Commission will know how to live up to their role as specialized public servants.”

The process to provide the position began in June of this year, with the publication of the notice in the national media and on the Civil Service website. A total of 109 candidates complied with the legal requirements and continued the selection process carried out by an external specialized company, of which nine were finally interviewed by the Senior Public Management Council, which made up the list of eligible candidates that was sent on September 22 to the President for him to make the appointment.

About the NEC

The National Energy Commission (CNE) is a public, technical and decentralized body, in charge of analyzing prices, tariffs and technical standards to which energy production, generation, transport and distribution companies must adhere, in order to have a sufficient, safe and quality service, compatible with the most economical operation.

Its mission is to generate conditions for a safe, sustainable, diversified development and efficient prices of the national energy markets, through the generation of proposals to the Ministry of Energy, of a regulatory nature, that allow meeting the objectives of public policy, monitoring, analysis, pricing and dictation of technical, economic and security regulations, as well as advising the authorities on matters of the energy sector.

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