Mr Thiago Barral
Presidente, Energy Research Company (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética – EPE)
Since 2019, Thiago is President of the Energy Research Office, a Brazilian institution responsible for energy planning studies and official energy statistics. EPE is part of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil, and its works include the National Energy Plan 2050 and the annual editions of the 10-Year Energy Plan. He also has a seat at the National Energy Policy Council and the Power Sector Monitoring Committee. Barral joined EPE in 2007, having served in positions such as Director for Energy Economics and Environmental Studies and Head of the Power Generation Department. Since 2018, is the focal point for Brazil’s engagement at the Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation and supports collaboration with the IEA and bilateral energy cooperation programmes. Thiago holds a degree in Civil Engineering from UFJF, a Master in Water Resources and Environment from COPPE / UFRJ and a post-graduate degree in Public Administration from FGV-RJ.