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Emeline Spire

Director Power System Transformation

Emeline Spire leads the power sector work at Agora Energiewende, across the different geographies in which Agora Energiewende operates.

Before joining Agora in January 2024, Emeline Spire worked in the European power sector for over twenty years, with a focus on the design and operation of electricity markets and systems to make the energy transition happen. At the French power exchange (2002-2008), she led the coupling of the French, Belgian and Dutch wholesale markets, a European first. At the Belgian TSO Elia Group (2009-2020), she ran the Energy Management, Grid Development and EU Affairs departments. As director for markets and energy transition at the French energy regulator CRE (2021-2023), Emeline provided close support to the French government to mitigate the effects of the crisis on gas and electricity retail markets and renewable support schemes.

Emeline Spire is an engineer and economist. She studied at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, at the College of Europe in Bruges, and at the London Business School.