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CEO of PSR; Associated Researcher of Comillas University
Luiz Barroso is the CEO of PSR Energy Consulting and Analytics. He was the head of the Brazilian Energy Planning Agency and a visitor in the International Energy Agency. He has over 20 years of experience in power-gas systems planning, economics, operation, risk management, and market design in about 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
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Luiz Barroso's 2023 biography
About Luiz Barroso
Luiz Barroso, a native “carioca” (born in Rio), 46, is an energy expert, mathematician, and entrepreneur with work experience in dozens of countries in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has an integrated experience in the industry, in the government and in the academia, working on areas where policy, regulations, financing and modeling of the energy industry overlap, with strong mentoring skills. An academic and rigorous analytical work has always been a priority in his career with a focus on strategy, business, and innovation.
He has numerous academic journal publications, editorial activities, linkage with universities and awards received by US professional energy societies. He was the 100 most influential persons (elected) in the Brazilian energy industry in 2018, 2020 and 2022 and, in 2021, was elected to be among the 100 most influential persons of the energy industry in the past decade.
Since January 2019 he chairs PSR Energy Consulting and Analytics – a BTG Pactual bank owned firm – and is a partner of BTG Pactual, the largest investment bank in Latin America. Luiz is also a research affiliate at Comillas University in Spain.
Luiz Barroso has 24 years of experience in the energy industry covering areas where energy planning, policy, pricing, energy transition, new technologies and decision marking overlap. He has provided consulting services for private and public investors, lenders, governments, regulators in about 30 countries on a wide variety of topics in the electricity and gas markets (financing, market design, modeling, forecasting, risk assessment, investment analysis). He gives about 50 lectures and conferences per year, having delivered
In addition to his work in PSR, that started in 1998, he was a visiting researcher in the International Energy Agency (IEA) in France working in the IEA’s Clean Energy Transitions Program, a new multi-year, EUR 30 million plan backed by 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world.
He was also the President of the Energy Research Office in Brazil, a position equivalent to Deputy Minister, responding to the Minister of Energy and overseeing all energy policy and regulations developments in the country. EPE is the Government agency that runs all the energy planning studies to support the Brazil’s energy policy decisions also in charge of regulatory developments. He had a direct participation on the Ministry of Energy’s cabinet-decisions, with a direct role in the development of policy and regulation measures to improve the country’s electricity/gas/biofuels market design. He was a member of the national council for energy policy, of the country’s electricity market monitoring committee and the country’s liaison and representative/head-of-delegation in international associations – as the International Renewable Energy Agency/International Energy Agency – and ministerial organizations as the Clean Energy Ministerial.
His academic career spans parallel to my industrial/governmental experiences. Since 2013 he is an associate researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology of the University of Comillas, in Spain. He has had many editorial positions in the (global) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES), where he was awarded in 2010 the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award and received the IEEE Fellowship for his analytical contributions on electricity markets and regulation.
He lectures regularly at the Florence School of Regulation, in Italy, and have lectured in universities and business schools in Brazil. He has authored and co-authored 1 book, 3 book chapters, 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 150 conference papers on topics related to competitive energy markets and energy transition.
He was a member of the board the Brazilian Independent Electricity System Operator (“ONS”), a boad member of Votorantim Energy and of the Energy Research Office, all in Brazil.
He has a BSc and an MSc degree in applied mathematics and a PhD degree in Engineering, with emphasis in power system economics, modeling and regulation, all from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Finally, he is fluent in Portuguese (native language), English, Spanish and can speak/read basic French.
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