ABOUT ECA / TEAM
Elena Adamopoulou is a Senior Consultant at ECA with more than 8 years’ of experience in the field of solar energy and rural electrification. Her focus in recent years has been on innovative policies and regulations to provide modern infrastructure services to low income communities in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).
Elena has been supporting donor agencies, international financial institutions and governments in designing rural electrification programmes; conducting market assessments and feasibility studies for rural electrification projects; analysing the macroeconomic impact of proposed policies and regulations for accelerating access to sustainable and affordable energy; formulating policies to support private sector investments in the energy sector in SSA; plus designing capacity building programmes to improve the skills and knowledge of policy makers in SSA on issues related to electricity access.
She has been involved in a number of projects to assist African countries reach 2030 universal electrification targets, including leading an off-grid market assessment in Mozambique on behalf of the World Bank and managing a study in Malawi on the financial and socio-economic implications of removing taxation on off-grid solar products.
Elena holds a Master’s degree in Health Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (First Class) in Economics from the University of Southampton.