Michael Thomadakis



Vice Chairman of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE)

 
Michael Thomadakis was appointed Vice Chairman of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) in November 2005 and his term, as a Member of the Board, was renewed in December 2010 for another five years. Before that, he was the Head of the Energy Planning & International Affairs Department of RAE, since 2002. He is a member of the Board of Regulators of ACER and member of the CEER General Assembly. He served, for six years, as the elected Chairman of the Gas Working Group of the Energy Community Regulatory Board and for three years as the elected Chairman of the Investment Group of the Energy Charter Conference. In 2013 he chaired the Arbitration Tribunal which settled the electricity price dispute between a power producer and one of the biggest industrial consumers. Before joining RAE, he was Dty Head of Department in the Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA SA). In DEPA he has been working for 7 years as the administrator of the Gas Procurement contracts from Russia and Algeria, the LNG transportation contracts, on the development of underground gas storage, on the derivation of transportation tariffs and on the establishment of the Gas Distribution Companies in Greece. He has extensive personal involvement in the development of the regulatory framework of the Greek gas market for the last 14 years, as well as deep involvement on the corresponding developments in South East Europe. He has active participation in the evolution of the Greek energy policy, while he is deeply involved in the development of the regulatory cooperation in the energy sector. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree from National Technical University of Athens and a PhD from the same University. He is the author of more than 30 papers.