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 Transmission Expansion Studies Department
Mr. Bressane holds a bachelor´s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo and has a master's degree in electrical power systems from Washington State University, USA. Has joined EPE since 2005, initially as an assistant to the Directorate of Electrical Energy Studies for 9 years, primarily carrying out executive coordination activities related to the Ten-Year Energy Plan (PDE) and to technical and economic feasibility of generation and transmission expansion projects, including regulatory parameters associated to power generation auctions. Since 2014 he is the Superintendent of Energy Transmission, coordinating all planning studies on the expansion of the interconnected electrical grid of the Brazilian system, including, among others, the technical and economic feasibility of the projects consolidated by MME for the transmission auctions held by ANEEL.
Prior to EPE, he worked for about 24 years in the consulting business for engineering companies (Themag, Promon, Mercados Energéticos / PSR), Shell Brasil and the ONS National System Operator) in the areas of integrated generation-transmission systems and electricity-gas projects, including the analysis of business opportunities, feasibility, technical-economic and regulatory aspects. As a transmission planner, his activities covered almost all the extra-high voltage grid of the Brazilian interconnected AC and DC system, and, in the Latin American context, the transmission networks of Chile, Argentina and Central America.
He is a member of the CIGRÉ - Conférence Internacionale des Grands Réseaux Eletriques à Haute Tension. He has published several papers in national and international conferences, and has also lectured on planning and engineering of power systems in various national and international forums.
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 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.