Fernando Alvarez   

Fernando is a specialist in network industry regulation and transmission projects and has participated in the design and construction of important transmission systems in Argentina. He currently leads MRC activity in Brazil. Prior to this he was the Regulatory Studies Manager and Development Manager for Sigla.

Since the deregulation of the electricity industry in Latin America in 1992 he has developed and managed several regulatory studies related to generation, transmission and distribution for the Sigla energy consulting companies.

With over 30 years of experience, he has advised a significant number of electricity utilities in Brazil, Argentina, and other Latin American countries such as Chile, Panama, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Bolivia, and Uruguay. He has also advised water utilities in Brazil on tariff review processes and was the Argentinian representative to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and to the CIGREE.

Fernando also has experience in academia having taught several subjects for 20 years at University of Buenos Aires including Strategic Business Planning and Transmission and Distribution Network Planning.

He has a post graduate degree in Electric Business Management from the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires. (ITBA) and a degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the National University of Buenos Aires.

Fernando is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.