8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency


Agnes da Costa

Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency - ANEEL



Ms. Agnes Maria de Aragão da Costa is, since December 2022, Director of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) with a term of office until December 2, 2028. Between 2019 and 2022 she was the Head of the Special Advisory Board on Regulatory Affairs of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), specializing in Energy and Mining Economies. She is enthusiastic about the role of the energy sector in the positive transformation of society. In her last role, she coordinated the Modernization of the Electricity Sector, the National Hydrogen Program, the Permanent Commission for the Analysis of Methodologies and Computational Programs of the Electricity Sector (CPAMP), and MME policies related to (i) energy transition, (ii) research, development, and innovation, and (iii) international and multilateral cooperation. She worked at the MME for almost eighteen years, recommending and formulating public policies, being a member of the career Experts in Public Policy and Government Management since 2006, and having also held, until 2019, the roles of advisor, special advisor, program director, and Deputy Head of the Special Advisory Board on Economic Affairs. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a master's degree in Energy from the University of São Paulo (USP). She has experience in corporate governance, having served on councils since 2014. She was a member of the Board of Directors of CEAL, CEPISA, and Norte Energia and a member of the Audit Committee of Eletrobras and Petrobras.