Director of Electricity Studies Division
Director of Electric Energy Studies at the Energy Research Office (EPE, Brazil) and PhD Professor at Polytechnic School (University of São Paulo - USP), Erik was also professor of the Department of Economics at FEA-USP. He was co-founder and Executive Director at Excelência Energética Consulting Company (2003-2019), and chairman of the AmCham Energy Committee.
Graduated in Production Engineering from Polytechnic School (USP), Bachelor in Economic Sciences from FEA (USP), Master's and PhD in Energy Economics from IEE (USP), visiting researcher at the University of Illinois, United States, and specialization degree in derivatives maket from BM&F.
Specialties: electricity auctions, electricity market design, energy regulation, energy economics, valuation, power system economics, power system planning.
Director's Technical Advisor
Head of Generation Expansion Studies Department
He is graduated in electrical engineering (UERJ – State University of Rio de Janeiro) and has MBA in Energy Business (FGV). He is also post-graduated in electrical engineering/instrumentation (UERJ) and has extension course in Energy Planning (UFRJ). Previously, he was Technical Consultant for 3 years and Deputy Superintendent for 2 years. He's been responsible for the coordination of the team of experts in charge of the analysis of feasibility studies and projects of various power generation technologies, such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass, natural gas and coal, especially for support of the electricity auctions.
Head of Transmission Expansion Studies Department
THIAGO DOURADO MARTINS. Electrical engineer graduated at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 2003. He obtained his master and doctorate degrees in Power Systems at COPPE/UFRJ in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2013, he completed an MBA in Project Management at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Subsequently, in 2017, he completed the "Regulation of the Power Sector" course offered by the Florence School of Regulation. He works at EPE's Transmission Studies Department since 2006, serving as technical consultant from 2013 to 2019, as deputy superintendent from 2019 to 2022, and as superintendent from 2022 on. Between 2012 and 2020, he coordinated transmission planning studies in the Southern Region of Brazil.
Head of Power Generation Projects Department
Thiago is graduated in eletrical engineering since 2006 and post graduated in economic engineering and has a MBA in finance. Previously, he was a deputy head at generation projects department in Energy Research Office – EPE from 2018 to 2019 and Technical Consultant from 2013 to 2018. He works at EPE since 2008 with power generation projects of all energy sources (gas, hydro, wind, solar, biomass, nuclear, etc.), which includes: coordination, technical qualification and calculation of the cap price in Brazil´s electricity auctions, studies for off-grid systems, feasibility studies of hydropower projects, ten-year energy expansion plan, long-term energy plan, electricity market design and power system economics. He works directly in technical and financial economic studies that supports energy policies of the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy.