Nino Vakhtangishvili

Nino Vakhtangishvili

Belgium, Brussels
Electricity Market Design Advisor / Specialist at ENTSO-E – European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity
Profession: Adviser / Consultant, Policy Officer, Economist
Industry: Public Policy, Energy, Competition, International Affairs, Economics, EU Affairs, Public Affairs

About:

I am an economist with over 6 years of progressive experience in competitive electricity market design and policy development in Canada and Europe, including providing recommendations and strategic advice to senior management within the public service organisations. I have an investigative mindset driven by an M.A. and M.Sc. degrees in economics, excellent research and analytical skills, as well as strong communication, project management and interpersonal skills.

languages

English, Russian, Ukrainian, French

Expertise:

Electricity Market DesignEnergy EconomicsEnergy PolicyProject ManagementElectricity Markets

Experience:

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Market Design Intern at Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

1 years 10 mth • October 2014 - August 2016 • Calgary, Canada

• Conducted assessment of Alberta’s wholesale electricity market competitiveness, sustainability, attractiveness for investment, and efficiency in comparison to three other market structures (less competitive and more competitive alternatives). • Led key policy research and analysis sections to support the development of a strategic recommendation to the Government of Alberta to transition Alberta’s wholesale electricity market to a new structural framework that includes an energy market and a capacity market as a part of 2015 Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan implementation.

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Market Policy Analyst at Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

1 years 7 mth • September 2016 - April 2018 • Calgary, Canada

• Conducted in-depth research and analysis of the US, European and Canadian power markets (e.g., ISO-NE, New York ISO, PJM, MISO, UK and other) to develop design recommendations on various aspects of Alberta’s competitive wholesale energy market. • Effectively collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team of AESO subject matter experts, Government of Alberta agencies, and external consultants. • Prepared written materials for internal and external stakeholder consultations, working simultaneously on three market design workstreams under tight deadlines. • Analysed and presented to management economic efficiency impacts, market impacts, stakeholder impacts, feasibility and operational implications of pro-competitive electricity market design options. • Recognised in performance assessment cycles as substantially exceeding expectations and achieved an internal recognition “EmPower” awards in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Education:

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

M.Sc. Economics and M.A. in International Economics (Double degree Master's program in cooperation with University of Warsaw, Poland)

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