Alberto Pototschnig is Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). Alberto is an economist with extensive experience in energy policy, regulation and market design issues, with a focus on European markets.
After seven years in the consultancy business with London Economics, Alberto joined the Italian Energy Regulatory Authority. As Director of Electricity Regulation, he was responsible for the design and implementation of technical and economic regulation for the electricity sector.
In 2000 he was appointed CEO of the Italian Electricity Market Operator, and later joined the Italian Transmission System Operator (TSO). He regularly teaches in FSR training courses on regulatory and market design issues and directs the successful ‘Regulatory Policy Workshop Series’, investigating the most topical issues in the energy sector.