Scientific Council

belmans1Ronnie Belmans
Ronnie Belmans received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1979 and PhD degree in 1984, both from the KULeuven, Belgium, his Special Doctorate in 1989 and his Habilitierung in 1993, both from the RWTH in Aachen, Germany. Currently, he is a full professor with the KULeuven, teaching electric power and energy systems. His research interests include techno-economic aspects of power systems, power quality and distributed generation. He is also guest Professor at Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology, London-UK. From June 2002-May 2010 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of ELIA, the Belgian transmission grid operator. Since June 2010 he has been honorary Chairman of the board of directors of ELIA.

BollandOlav Bolland
Olav Bolland is Professor of Thermal Power Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is Head of the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. Bolland obtained a PhD in Thermal Engineering in 1990, and has since then worked at NTNU. Since 1989, Bolland has worked with CO2 capture, and is widely published in the areas of various power cycle analyses, integration of CO2 capture in power cycles, and dynamic performance. Olav Bolland was one of the lead authors for the 2005 IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. In 2007 Bolland was among the IPCC scientists researching climate change issues to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Bolland organised the 2006 GHGT-8 conference in Trondheim Norway with almost 1000 participants.

CaprosPantelis Capros
Pantelis Capros heads the E3M-Lab at ICCS. He is a Professor of Energy Economics and Operation Research at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA. He was the first Chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Energy in Greece (2000-2005), member of the Board of Directors of the Public Power Corporation (1995-2000), visiting Professor at the University of Paris Sorbonne for 5 years and researcher at CEA in France (1979-1984). He is a founding member of the European Energy Institute. Prof. Capros holds an Engineering degree from NTUA, 3 Master Degrees in Economics, Informatics and Operations Research form ENSAE, University of Dauphine and a Doctorat d'Etat (PhD) in Mathematical Economics from University Pierre et Marie Curie. He is widely published (more than 100 publications) in the areas of Energy Modelling, Macroeconomics, Operations Research and Mathematical Programming. He has built and used a variety of large-scale mathematical models and has more than 25 years of experience in research, consultancy and studies.

William-DhaeseleerWilliam D. D'haeseleer
William D. D'haeseleer is Full Professor at the College of Engineering of the University of Leuven (KULeuven). His research activities are situated in the areas of Energy Conservation & Energy Management, Energy & Environment, Energy Systems, and Energy Policy. He is Director of the University of Leuven Energy Institute. He is also Head of the Division of Energy Conversion and co-founder of the KULeuven Energy Foundation Industry – University. He was chairman of the Belgian Commission Energy 2030 (2005-2007), was chairman of the EU's External Advisory Group on Thermonuclear Fusion (EAG-FU), and is a member of the EU's Advisory Group on Energy (AGE). He is the Chairman of the European Energy Institute (EEI), a European Think Tank of leading energy academics. William D'haeseleer was coordinator of the FP6 project EUSUSTEL. He is currently Chairman of the Belgian committee of the World Energy Council.

eduardoEduardo de Oliveira Fernandes
Mechanical Engineering from University of Porto and PhD in Technical Sciences from EPF Lausanne, CH; Professor of Heat Transfer at the University of Porto and Director of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (FEUP); President of the Energy Agency of Porto (2006 -…); Vice Rector of the University of Porto (1986-91); Expert on Energy in Buildings for DGXII (1988 - 1992); responsible for the Energy Concept for EXPO'98 in Lisbon (1993-98); President of ISES -International Solar Energy Society (1997-98); Member of the Steering Committee of the Environment Concerted Action on Indoor Air Quality at JRC-Ispra (1992-…); President of the Environment Council of EDP – Electricidade de Portugal (1991-2001); Secretary of State for Environment (1984-5); Secretary of State for Energy (2001-02); Board Member of GALP (Portuguese Oil Company) (2003-04).

nhfehr(1)Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr
Nils-Henrik M. von der Fehr is Professor of Economics and Head of Department at the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo, Norway. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oslo. Professor von der Fehr specialises in auctions, industrial economics, energy and environmental economics, regulation and antitrust and has published extensively in these fields. He has wide experience as Consultant and Advisor to governments, organisations and private companies around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the UK, as well as for international organisations like the European Commission, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. He was a member of the Dutch Electricity Market Surveillance Committee and has been a member and/or chaired a number of government commissions in his native Norway.

EdenhoferOttmar Edenhofer
is Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Furthermore, he is Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University Berlin and Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as Director of the newly founded Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and Advisor to the World Bank in questions of economic growth and climate protection. At PIK he is leading Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions - that focuses on research in the field of the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilization. He is , among others, member of the Science-Industry Cooperation and member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Workgroup Climate, Energy and Environment. He has published articles in Science, Nature, Energy Journal, Climatic Change, Energy Economics, Energy Policy and other peer-reviewed journals and authored a number of books. He was a Lead Author for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC from 2004 until 2007 and recently co-edited the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN). Ottmar Edenhofer's research explores the impact of induced technological change on mitigation costs and mitigation strategies, as well as the design of instruments for climate and energy policy and the science-policy interface.

matthias-fingerMatthias Finger
Matthias Finger has been Professor of Management of Network Industries at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL) since 2002; he has also directed the transport area of the Florence School of Regulation since 2010. He holds a PhD in Political science from the University of Geneva and has been an assistant Professor at Syracuse University (New York) (1989-1991), an associate Professor at Columbia University (New York) (1992-1994) and Professor of Management of Public Enterprises at the Swiss Federal Institute of Public Administration (1995-2001). He is also a member of both the Swiss railway and Swiss electricity regulatory authorities. His main research interest is on the liberalization, the re-regulation, and the intelligent (thanks to the information and communication technologies) governance of infrastructures in the transport, energy, and communications sectors. He is the co-editor in chief of the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries.

DoerteDörte Annemarie Fouquet
Dörte Fouquet is a law partner at Becker Büttner Held Law Firm. Studies of Law at the Universities of Marburg and Hamburg. 1982-1988 Academic and Research Associate, Junior Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Law Faculty. 1988-1991 Civil servant of the State of Hamburg, Ministry for the Environment and Energy. 1991-1993 Civil servant in liaison office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to the European Commission in Brussels. 1993-2010 Partner at Kuhbier law firm, Brussels, specialising in European and International law and consulting on European affairs in the fields of competition, energy, transport and environment. Since 2011 Partner at Becker Büttner Held law firm and head of the BBH Brussels office. Practice areas: energy, environmental and competition law. Frequent publishing and public speaking activities worldwide; regular consultant to Member States' governments as well as to the European Institutions.

Jean-Michel-Glachant1Jean-Michel Glachant
Jean-Michel Glachant is Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair at the European University Institute, Florence. He is Professor in Economics and holds a PhD from La Sorbonne University. He is or has been Advisor to DG TREN, DG COMP, DG Research and DG ENER of the European Commission and Coordinator/Scientific Advisor of several European research projects like THINK, SESSA, CESSA, Reliance, EU-DEEP, RefGov, TradeWind, Secure and Optimate. He is Research Partner of CEEPR, (MIT, USA) and EPRG (Cambridge University, UK). Chief-Editor of EEEP: Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy and member of the Council of the International Association for Energy Economics. He is also in the editorial board of Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, European Energy Journal, Latin-American Economic Review, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Revue d'Economie Industrielle. Jean-Michel Glachant is Member of the EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council of Commissioner Oettinger (EC), Member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM).

hafner_newManfred Hafner
is Professor in energy economics and geopolitics at the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs and at Skolkovo Moscow School of Management; he coordinates energy policy activities at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), is Senior Scientist at the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC); is Research Director for Gas Markets at the Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy at Bocconi University and is President for Europe, MENA, Russia and CIS at International Energy Consultants (IEC). He was for many years the Scientific Director of the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME). Prof. Hafner has consulted extensively on energy issues for governments, international organizations (EC, WB, IEA…) and industry, and has in particular coordinated several major research projects for the European Commission. In 2011, in the framework the EC THINK project he directed for DG Energy a public report "Transition towards a low carbon energy system by 2050: what role for the EU" which was used as an input to the EC "Energy Road-Map". He is presently Member of the high-level EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council set up by EC Commissioner Oettinger. Dr. Hafner has coordinated the work-package "Energy and mitigation of climate warming" of the EC financed MEDPRO project (Foresight Analysis of the Mediterranean region).

HancherLeigh Hancher
Leigh Hancher is Professor of European law at the University of Tilburg and is also attached to the Amsterdam office of Allen & Overy as Counsel as well as Scientific Advisor to the Florence School of Regulation's EU Energy Law & Policy Stream. Her research interests are energy market regulation, EU state aids and energy market governance. Leigh has been a Professor since 1991, initially at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. In 1996 she was Visiting Professor in "Natural Resources Law" at the University of Calgary, Canada. She has broad experience in energy regulation issues at the European and national levels. Her expertise as well as her academic research is focused on the changing role of the government in stimulating the liberalisation of traditionally heavily regulated sectors. Leigh studied law at the Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield, and at the EUI. In 1989 she obtained, with distinctions, her Doctorate in Law at the University of Leiden.

HirschhausenChristian von Hirschhausen
Christian von Hirschhausen is Professor of Economics at the Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP) at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), and is also research professor at DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research). Industrial engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) from Berlin University of Technology, MA (Economics) from the University of Colorado at Boulder, PhD in Industrial Economics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, previously Chair of Energy Economics at TU Dresden. Prof. von Hirschhausen focuses on the regulation and financing of infrastructure sectors, mainly energy, and is a regular Advisor to industry and policymakers, amongst them the World Bank, the European Commission, European Investment Bank, and several German Ministries. Recent participation in EU projects: ENCOURAGED: "Energy Corridor Optimisation, for the European Markets of Gas, Electricity and Hydrogen" (2005-2006); SESSA: "European Forum on Energy Regulation" (2004- 2006), and CESSA: "Coordinating Energy Supply Support Activities" (2007-2008).

johanssonThomas B. Johansson
Dr. Techn. in Nuclear Physics from Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. Professor at Lund University, Co-Chair of the Global Energy Assessment, IIASA, Austria, and former Director of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. From 1994 through 2001 he was Director of the Energy and Atmosphere Programme at UNDP, where he initiated the use of energy as an instrument for socio-economic development and developed and launched the World Energy Assessment, 2000. Co-Chair, Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) 2001-ongoing. He has chaired and has held memberships of a number of international and multilateral boards. He was Convening Lead Author of the IPCC Second Assessment Report from 1992 to 1996, and thus a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC in 2007. He was awarded the Volvo Environment Prize in 2000.

Peter-KaderjakPéter Kaderják
Péter Kaderják is the Director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research at the Corvinus University of Budapest ( He received his MSc in Economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1987. In 1998 he was appointed Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Economic Affairs and started to work on the liberalisation of the electricity and gas sectors in Hungary. In January 2000 he became the President of the Hungarian Energy Office, the national energy regulator. Between 2000 and 2004 he also served as the Chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA), an association of energy regulatory institutions of countries from Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS and South East Europe. Since 2004 he has been serving as Training Director for ERRA's in-house energy regulatory trainings. He has also been directing a postgraduate program in Energy Economics at Corvinus University since 2010. He is a research partner in the "European Energy Institute" at University of Leuven and a regular lecturer at the Florence School of Regulation. He has directed several recent research efforts with regional relevance. In 2011 he was appointed as alternate member of ACER's (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) Board of Appeal.onversas et in se rursus mutuonexu refectas ut mireris.

levequeFrançois Lévêque
François Lévêque is Professor of Economics at Mines ParisTech. He graduated in Engineering from Agro, and holds a PhD in Economics. During the past fifteen years his research has focused on the assessment of policy instruments (e.g., tariffs in electricity transmission, covenants, merger control) and of policy reforms (e.g., gas and electricity French and EU laws, European Commission proposals for Community patent and software protection, modernization of EU competition policy). In 2007 he launched an academic blog, His consulting activity is aligned with his academic interests. He has been regularly commissioned by the French government, OECD and the European Commission to undertake consultancy and participate in advisory committees. François Lévêque has also founded Microeconomix, a Paris-based boutique specialised in Economics applied to law.

Claude Mandil is Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Claude Mandil served a four-year term from to 2003 to 2007 as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, based in Paris. While serving as Director General for Energy and Raw Materials at the Ministry of Economy (1990-1998), he was instrumental in arranging for France to become a member of the IEA in 1991 and served as the IEA Governing Board Chairman from 1997 to 1998. During this time he also represented France at the Nuclear Safety Working Group of the G7 (1991-1998). Before joining the IEA in 2003, Claude Mandil was Chairman and CEO of the Institut Français du Pétrole and, previous to that, Managing Director of Gaz de France. Earlier posts have included Director General of Bureau of Mines and Geology (BGRM) 1988-1990; and Advisor in the French Prime Minister's office, 1981- 1982. Now retired, Claude Mandil is advising governments and companies in the domain of energy policy. He is a graduate of France's Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines. He has been awarded Honorary Doctor of the KULeuven in Belgium.

MielczarskiWładysław Mielczarski
Władysław Mielczarski is a Life Professor in Electric Power Engineering nominated by the President of Poland in 2002 for his achievements in liberalisation of the power supply industry, in particular the design of the Polish electricity market structure and rules for planning and operation of the balancing market. He has over 30 years of professional experience in Poland, Australia, Singapore and Canada. Between 1999-2000 and 2005-2007 he was an energy Advisor to the Polish government responsible for designing the electricity market and the new structure of the Polish power industry. As the European Energy Coordinator in 2007-2011, he was responsible for the development of cross border power connections between Lithuania, Poland and Germany. He has published 10 books and over 150 journal and conference papers including books published by prestigious publishing houses such as Springer Verlag–Heidelberg and Nova Science Publishers in New York (2007-2008).

Mombaur2Peter Mombaur
Wis honorary Professor of the University of Cologne. Until 2012 he was an associate lecturer on the Practice of European Law at the University of Cologne (2004-2012). He was Member of the ACER Administrative Board, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, nominated 2010-2016, but stepped down 2011. He is a former Member of the European Parliament and also gained experience in the EU Convention on Fundamental Rights, and in a lengthy term as Deputy Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia Land Constitutional Court.

NewberryDavid Newbery
PhD, ScD, FBA, is an Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Electricity Policy Research Group. Educated at Cambridge with degrees in Mathematics and Economics, President of the European Economic Association in 1996, President-elect for the IAEE 2012, to be President in 2013. Occasional economic Advisor to Ofgem, Ofwat, and ORR, former member of the Competition Commission, chairman of the Dutch Electricity Market Surveillance Committee, currently member of the academic panel of environmental economists, DEFRA. He has recently advised DECC and the House of Commons on Electricity Market Reform. Recent books include A European Market for Electricity? (co-author), and Privatization, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities. Guest editor of The Energy Journal (2005) issue on European electricity liberalisation, and recently honoured in "Papers in Honor of David Newbery: The future of electricity" in The Energy Journal (2008).

arriagaIgnacio J. Pérez-Arriaga
MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and Electrical Enginer from Comillas University in Madrid, Spain. Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development at Comillas University, and founder and director for 11 years of its Institute for Research in Technology (IIT). Permanent visiting professor at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (MIT, Boston, USA). Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission (1995-2000). Independent Member of the Single Electricity Market Committee of Ireland (2007-2012). Member of the Board of Appeal of the Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators (ACER) in the EU. Director of Training at the Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Review editor of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Member of the Advisory Group of the Energy Roadmap 2050 for the Energy Directorate of the European Commission. Life Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. Consultant for companies and institutions in more than thirty countries. He has supervised more than 25 doctoral theses, one hundred master theses, edited three books, published one book and more than two hundred articles in international conferences and journals.

ranciPippo Ranci
was the first president of the Italian Regulatory Authority for electricity and gas (1996-2003) and Co-founder and Vice-President of the CEER. Then he set up and directed the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2004-2008) where he is now a part-time Professor. Trained as an economist at the Università Cattolica in Milan and at Oxford University, he also holds an MA from the University of Michigan. In 1971 he cofounded the Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale, Milan, a private cooperative research institute, where he was President until 1981 and then part-time Research Director until 1996. He was also an associate professor at the Università Cattolica (1973-1986), full professor of Economic Policy at the Università di Bergamo, and then at the Università Cattolica (1987-1996). He was often a consultant to the Italian Ministry of Industry (1970s and 1980s) and the President of the Council of Ministers (1992-93). Having retired, he still teaches at the Università Cattolica in Milan. He chairs the Board of Supervision of A2A, an Italian utility, and the Board of Appeal of ACER.

georgeJorge Vasconcelos
Dr.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Chairman of NEWES, New Energy Solutions. Consultant to several international organizations and national authorities. Member of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program Advisory Board. Invited Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon (MIT-Portugal Program). Member of the Administrative Board of ACER nominated by the European Parliament. Special Advisor to EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. First chairman of the Portuguese Energy Regulatory Authority (ERSE). Co-founder and first chairman of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). First chairman of the European Regulators' Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEG). Co-founder of the Ibero-American Association of Energy Regulatory Authorities (ARIAE). Founder and member of the Executive Committee of the Florence School of Regulation. Prior to the regulatory experience, he was deputy secretary-general of EURELECTRIC, worked for AEG in Frankfurt and at several universities in Europe.

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