Nijaz DIZDAREVIC (1966) is an independent consultant in the energy/electricity sector who obtained BS, MS and PhD degrees in electric power engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 1990, 1994, and 2001, respectively. Previously, he worked for the Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar (2002-2006 and 2007-2019), the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna, Austria (2006-2007), the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden (1996-1998) and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - University of Zagreb, Croatia (1991-1996 and 1998-2001). Currently, he provides consultancies to various international organisations and national public and private entities operating in the South East and East Europe, Middle East and Africa. Occasionally, he also lectures at various universities and institutes. His main professional interests are focused on the policy, legal, regulatory and technical analyses of electricity networks, systems and markets. He has published a large number of technical study reports and research papers since 1991.