FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2018
USEA hires energy markets expert, Elliot Roseman, for SE Europe development
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Energy Association (USEA) has hired energy and electricity markets expert Elliot Roseman to oversee a major project with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop electricity markets in Southeast Europe.
Roseman, USEA’s newest program director, brings decades of domestic and international energy experience to USEA. As a former energy consultant, he has significant experience working with executives and policy makers in the power and gas industries. Alongside utilities, IPPs, trade associations, and regulators, Roseman has dedicated his profession to working at the intersection of technology, regulation and market development. He sits on the Board of the Energy Bar Association.
Roseman has performed extensive work for USAID, the World Bank and Asian Development Bank where he evaluated markets, investment prospects and policies in more than 60 countries.
USEA’s Senior Director, Will Polen, said, “Elliot will bring a wealth of experience to USEA and help us take the next steps to develop Southeast Europe’s energy infrastructure and markets. We are thrilled he has joined our team.”
Roseman’s work will build on the success of USEA’s 16-year old Southeast Europe Cooperation Initiative Transmission System Planning Project (SECI) which was recently turned over to transmission operators in the region.
Roseman spent his first few weeks at USEA traveling through 8 countries in Southeast Europe interviewing transmission system operators about their long-term goals and system needs. He found overwhelming support for a more integrated regional grid and drove momentum for the new USEA/USAID Electricity Market Initiative (EMI) Working Group.
“I am truly delighted to be joining USEA to work on this pivotal project in a vital region. These economies and energy systems are going through substantial transitions, including the addition of renewables and distributed resources to the power grid,” Roseman said. “I look forward to marshalling USEA’s resources to provide technical expertise and training on how to effectively manage this change and upgrade the regional power market, taking both the wholesale and distribution levels into account.”
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