Christophe Gence-Creux joined the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators as the Head of the Electricity Department, on February 2011. He is responsible for the Agency’s electricity activities regarding network codes, infrastructure, system operation, grid connection market monitoring and adequacy.
Christophe holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toulouse, where he used to teach Economics and Regulation. After a post-Doctorat at the Laval University in Quebec, where he continued his research on the Economic Regulation of network infrastructure industries. Christophe worked as an Economist consultant for the World Bank for the promotion of public-private partnerships in the financing of network infrastructures in the North-African and Middle-Eastern countries (MEDA) region.
From 2003 to 2011, he worked for the French Energy Regulatory Authority, CRE, where he was in charge of the market integration process with neighbouring countries, the well-functioning of the French balancing market and its opening-up to cross-border balancing trade and to the participation of demand-side response.