Attila Hajos has extensive international experience as an economic consultant, having been both a member of and leading project teams primarily working across the energy sector. He joined CEPA in 2014 from the Brattle Group, an economic consultancy based in the United States and has established a global reputation for providing, commercial, robust and innovative advice about complex economic, financial, regulatory and competition matters.
With his proven track record in wholesale energy market design, analysis and modelling, Attila has delivered high profile, business-critical projects for:
- electricity and gas utilities;
- energy infrastructure owners;
- transmission system operators;
- regulatory authorities; and
- government departments.
As a CEPA partner, Attila has ultimate responsibility for the success of the projects his team is commissioned to undertake. He has access to an academically accomplished and intellectually astute CEPA team, at all levels of experience, that can be called upon to:
- analyse market design;
- assess market power and monitor market behaviour;
- prepare regulatory filings;
- prepare asset valuations;
- assess merger opportunities;
- conduct market modelling;
- study renewable integration;
- assess security of supply; and
- plan demand response participation.
Attila maintains many close working relationships with clients to ensure that the advice CEPA provides is always of the highest possible standard, meets the needs of the intended audiences and exceeds the expectations, which may be specified in the terms of the reference.
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