Charles Zimmermann is an energy economist with 41 years of experience. His current area of interest is global climate change and its long-term implications for the energy sector. Since 2007 he has worked on economic aspects of electricity generation from renewable energy sources, including market design and pricing issues.
During the period 1992-2017 the focus of his work was on international trade in electricity; transmission pricing and markets for transmission capacity rights; tariff methodologies and tariff calculations, including assistance to energy regulatory authorities; power sector regulation and restructuring. Dr. Zimmermann has a Ph.D. from Cornell University, 1978, in Applied Economics and has worked in over 40 countries. With regard to international electricity trade and power sector regulation, he has worked in several central and eastern European countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Albania, as well as Moldova, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Georgia and all of the Central Asian countries. He has worked on gas sector regulation in Romania, and managed electricity tariff studies in Croatia, Albania, Georgia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, and Macau (China). During the 2009-2017 nearly all of his work was in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.