“Energy consumers are becoming energy producers”

Faculty files: Leonardo Meeus - Associate Professor of Energy Markets

With a background in electrical and commercial engineering, Leonardo Meeus has been specialising in the energy sector for some ten years, looking at the challenges through the eyes of an engineer and economist. “But those challenges are increasingly of a managerial nature,” he says. “It’s a fast-moving industry. The market is becoming more liberalised and sustainable and this is driving huge changes in the way energy is produced, in the industry’s infrastructure, its financing and the business models. Consumers are becoming producers and everything is changing. At such a time, a business school is a good place to be to work on these challenges.” One of Leonardo’s first tasks is to develop a new programme that is energy-sector specific. “The idea is that we bridge what I’ve been doing at the Florence School of Regulation with what I can do here. The faculty will bring together people with specific sector expertise and others with general management knowledge: a strong combination for new things.”

  • Education PhD in Electrical Engineering (KU Leuven), Masters in Commercial Engineering (KU Leuven)
  • Fields of expertise Electricity industry, regulation, energy markets, energy technologies, energy networks, European energy policy
  • Career so far Research Fellow, Florence School of Regulation (2008-present); Visiting Professor, KU Leuven (2009-present)

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