Portrait of Bogdan Oprescu

Bogdan Oprescu : Technical Adviser

Bogdan leads Oxera’s energy modelling practice using PLEXOS and Antares. The main focus of the work is analysing long-term investments (e.g. profitability, viability, impacts of regulation), economic dispatch and unit commitment (e.g. merit order, energy mix, portfolio behaviour), dispatching renewable energy sources and hydro-generation. 

Before joining Oxera, Bogdan worked as a researcher for the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in Petten, The Netherlands, and as a market modelling specialist for the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) in Brussels.

Bogdan speaks English, French, and Romanian.

Tel: +32 (0) 493 91 83 65

Bogdan's specialisms include:

professional experience

  • Led the modelling efforts analysing the impact of investment in new nuclear generation in the Czech Republic (2021)

  • Provided expert advice on a project related to the coal phase-out in Germany (2020)

  • Led the market modelling and network modelling teams of ENTSO-E in defining and preparing for the second Bidding Zone Review (2019)

  • Implemented nodal modelling of Central Western Europe for a focus paper assessing market design options in Europe—‘Market Design 2030’ (2019)

  • Defined the structure and data needs of the Pan-European Market Modelling DataBase (PEMMDB) that is used for ENTSO-E reports: ‘Ten Year Network Development Plan’ (TYNDP), ‘Mid-Term Adequacy report’ (MAF), ‘Seasonal Outlook’ (2018)

  • Analysed outputs, reviewed the energy modelling (in PLEXOS) and performed analysis for the site acceptance test of the Bidding Zone Review #1 (2017)


  • ENTSO-E (2019), ‘Vision on Market Design and System Operation towards 2030’.

  • ENTSO-E (2019), ‘Bidding Zone review methodology, assumptions and configurations’.

  • ENTSO-E (2017), ‘Mid-Term Adequacy Forecast’.


  • Master’s  in Economics and Management of Network Industries, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid

  • Master’s in Economics and Management of Network Industries, Université de Paris Sud XI, Paris

  • Bachelor’s  in Economics, University of Craiova, Romania

  • Bachelor’s in Automation, University of Craiova, Romania

Latest Insights:  Bogdan Oprescu

The Economics of Climate Change at COP26

Oxera will be presenting on The Economics of Climate Change at COP26—the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference—in Glasgow, on one of the world leaders’ days on 2 November 2021. The aim of COP26 is to increase global alignment on climate action. We will be demonstrating to the world’s governments,… Read More

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