Sr Energy Specialist in the MENA region | France | World Bank
Silvia PARIENTE-DAVID is Sr Energy Specialist in the MENA region of the World Bank. She is one of the leaders of the World Bank MENA CSP scale-up program which was granted $750 million from the Clean Technology Fund to accelerate global deployment of the CSP technology and is currently preparing projects to finance CSP plants in Morocco and Tunisia (including the Ouarzazate project). She is also actively involved in the development of the Maghreb common energy market. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr Pariente-David was a partner in the Energy Practice of PA Consulting. She has over twenty years of experience in managing consulting activities in the fields of energy market analysis and environmental policy assessment. She has directed many multi-client studies and consulting engagements in energy, environment and transportation and specialized in market research, strategic and regulatory analysis, sales forecasting, investment analysis, scenario development and policy analysis. She has extensive experience in developing and using electricity market models to develop electricity price forecasts, to evaluate investment in power plants and to develop operating strategies for power generation portfolios. She has conducted numerous gas market value studies as a basis for price reviews and gas contract renegotiations. She has also assisted several energy companies in formulating their gas and power strategies to adapt to market liberalisation and to expand into new markets. Prior to Hagler Bailly and PA, she was the managing director of DRI/McGraw Hill World Energy Service (now Global Insight) and held various other positions with DRI/McGraw-Hill. She holds a PhD in Operations Research from MIT and an Eng. Deg. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble.