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Virginia Canazza


E-mail: virginia.canazza@ref-e.com
Tel. +39 02 43441030
Skype virginia.canazza

Virginia obtained her degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Pavia in 2000. Between 2001 and 2007 she worked at CESI Spa (Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano) as researcher and advisor in the field of Electricity Trading and Grid Planning. She joined REF-E in June 2007 and now holds the position of Head of REF-E Electricity and Renewable Department.

Her core roles in REF-E are:

  • head of research and consultancy activities on analysis, forecasting and simulation of the energy markets
  • coordinator of Elfo++ development, deterministic simulator of Italian and European electricity wholesale market, and its integrated tools which are developed by REF-E
  • director of the "Previsivo" of the Energy Observatory
  • senior expert in electricity market design, regulation and system operations

Virginia has supported many operators in the strategic assessment of new investments, business planning, trading optimization, risk management, antitrust procedures and regulatory issues, with a specific focus on the evaluation of the impact of the new reforms concerning ancillary services market, capacity market and renewable integration.

Teacher at University of Pavia - Faculty of Engineering- Master of Science degree course "Power Systems Management, Automation and Information".

Since April 2018 to June 2021 she was the CEO of REF-E.