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Virginia Canazza

Virginia Canazza












Virginia Canazza is an entrepreneur and managing director of REF-E, a Milan based consulting firm in the energy sector.

She is a renowned expert in the Italian electricity market, and has over 15 years experience in consulting, advisory services, market strategy and analysis, modelling and forecasting, management and people development.

She has been supporting energy market operators in strategic investment ventures, business planning, trading optimization, risk management and analysis, legal and antitrust procedures, regulatory affairs, dealing with new reforms and constantly changing regulation.


Virginia graduated from the University of Pavia with a master degree in Electrical Engineering in 2000. Between 2001 and 2007 she worked at CESI Spa (Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano) as a researcher and an advisor in the field of Electricity Trading and Grid Planning. She joined REF-E in June 2007.


In addition, to her undivided attention to the Italian market, she is increasingly involved in European projects in the energy sectors, and lately has taken up a teaching post as a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Pavia.