Carlos Antonio Costa

The World Bank
Senior Energy Economist

Carlos Costa is a senior energy economist at The World Bank, based in Montevideo (from June 1st, 2022). Currently his main interest is in the aspects associated with the energy transition towards low carbon economies, and in particular in what is known as utilities for the energy transition.In the past, he has specialized in benchmarking and comparative efficiency analysis, utility regulation, energy policy, energy demand forecast, quality of service, and cost of energy non-supplied. He has worked in more than 20 countries. Between 2000 and 2005 he chaired both the energy and water, and the electricity regulatory agencies of Uruguay (URSEA and UREE). Previously (1998-1999) he worked for ANCAP, Uruguay national oil company, in several natural gas projects. He holds an MSc in Energy Economics with Distinction from the University of Surrey, England, and an MA in Economic Planning from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands.