Professor of Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens
Pantelis Capros, full-tenured Professor of Energy Economics and Operation Research at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, heads the E3MLab, a research and consultancy group of scientists, operating since 1988. He holds an engineering degree from NTUA, three Master Degrees in Economics, Informatics and Operations Research from ENSAE, the University of Dauphine and a Doctorat d’Etat (PhD) in Mathematical Economics from the University Pierre & Marie Curie.
Prof. Capros has been the first Chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Energy in Greece (2000-2005), a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Power Corporation (1995-2000), a visiting Professor at University of Paris Sorbonne for five years and a researcher at CEA in France (1979-1984). He is a founding member of the European Energy Institute.
Prof. Capros has more than 30 years of experience in research, consultancy and studies, in particular for the European Commission. He specialises in the field of energy systems analysis and economics, environmental and climate policies, macroeconomics and industrial economics. He performs empirical research in these fields using and developing large-scale mathematical models. He has widely published (more than 200 publications) in the areas of Energy Modelling, Climate Economics, Empirical Macroeconomics, Operations Research and Mathematical Programming.
The E3MLab led by Prof. Capros develops, since 1990 energy-economy modelling, scenario building and impact assessment studies that support the European Commission. Indicative studies are the Reference energy-transport projections (published every two years), and a series of policy reforms, such as the 20-20-20 package (2007), the Low Carbon Roadmaps (2011-2012), the Winter package (2016), the Long-Term Strategy (2018), the Green Deal (2020), and others. The support relies on complex models, such as PRIMES, PRIMES-TREMOVE and GEM-E3, which are tools widely used for energy, transport, climate policies and economic assessments of the EU policy, also in national energy planning studies, roadmaps by Eurelectric and Eurogas and in studies for large private corporations. A series of European governments make use of consulting and modelling services based on E3MLab’s models for national energy, economic and environmental planning.