Angela Livino

Director of Corporate Management Division
Brazilian Energy Research Office (EPE)

Angela Livino is the Director of Corporate Management Division at the Brazilian Energy Research Office (EPE in its Portuguese acronym). EPE aims at supporting the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME) energy policies with studies and research on energy planning covering electricity, oil, natural gas and its derivatives and biofuels. EPE studies cover the areas of engineering, economics, modeling, policy and environment and where they overlap. 

Livino works at EPE since 2005, running studies in generation planning, hydropower inventory potential, electricity auctions and multiple discussions to improve the Brazilian energy system to ongoing changes in the nation's resource mix due to the growth of renewables.

Prior to EPE, she was a senior engineer from 2001 to 2005 at the Brazilian Power System Operator (ONS in its Portuguese acronym). ONS is the independent, not-for-profit organization that plans and operates the power system.

From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a researcher at CEPEL (Eletrobras Electricity Research Center) developing hydrological models. 

She received a Master´s Degree (2001) and a PhD (2015) in water resources and environmental sciences from the Civil Engineering Program at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. During her PhD in 2013, she was a Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard Kennedy School, holding a Fulbright Scholarship.