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Luiz Augusto Barroso

Empresa de Pesquisa Energética EPE

Luiz Augusto Barroso is the CEO of the Energy Research Office (EPE), a government company connected to the Ministry of Energy that runs energy planning studies in the country to support its energy policy decisions.  Before joining EPE he was a partner and managing director at PSR Consulting, where he worked for 17 years, coordinating studies on power-gas systems planning, economics, operation, risk management and market design in about 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.  He is also a research affiliate of Comillas Pontifical University’s Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) and a lecturer in Summer School of Regulation (FSR) of Energy Utilities, in Florence, Italy.  He is an Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, a past Associated Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids (2010-2015) and the vice-chair of the Power Systems Operations, Planning and Economics Committee of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), where he is a senior member. He was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award.  He was the Brazilian member of the C5 SC on electricity markets and regulations where he was also part of its steering committee. He has authored 1 book, 3 book chapters and more than 150 technical papers on peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings; besides being also a member of the technical committee of conferences on electricity markets and of defence tribunals of master and doctoral theses in Brazil and abroad. He graduated in mathematics and received in 2006 the PhD degree in operations research from COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil.

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