Alex is a Visiting Fellow at FSR. Currently, his main research interests are the drivers that will shape the future of the Brazilian Electricity Sector, international influence on its energy policy and regulation, particularly from the EU, and possible impacts derived from the Brazilian accession to the OECD.
He is graduated as a civil engineer from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR, Brazil), and in law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR, Brazil), followed by specializations in technical management of electric energy utilities (UFPR), and theory and operation or a modern national economy (George Washington University, USA). He holds a master’s degree in hydraulic engineering (UFPR) and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in sustainable energy systems at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Following some years of work as a private consultant in the electricity sector, he joined the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) in 2005 and, since then, has been working as a regulation specialist, with extensive experience in the overall operation of the institution, particularly in mediation, public participation, communication, institutional relations, and regulatory impact analysis. He is currently on study leave from the Agency.