Christos Kolokathis works on issues related to power market design and system operation for the cost-efficient integration of renewables into the grid, as well as retail tariff design—including network tariff design—to accelerate the beneficial electrification of transportation and energy transition more broadly. Since joining RAP in January 2017, he has focused on activities related to European-level legislation and work in selected Member States. He regularly represents RAP in Brussels and coordinates the power programme of RAP’s Europe team.
Mr. Kolokathis previously worked for the regulator of gas and electricity markets in Great Britain, Ofgem. There he led projects on monitoring the security of electricity supply and advised policymakers on the newly introduced capacity market. Before joining Ofgem, he was a researcher for the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), delivering quantitative analysis, research, and reports for the European Commission and other policymakers on power market operation, integration of renewable energy sources, and innovative energy sector technologies.
Mr. Kolokathis holds an undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, focusing on energy economics, power systems, and operational research. He earned a master’s degree in sustainable energy systems from the University of Edinburgh. In addition to his mother tongue of Greek, he speaks fluent English, intermediate Spanish, and basic French.