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Walter Boltz

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Walter Boltz is a Senior Advisor at Frontier. He has extensive experience in the European energy sector and supports Frontier’s strategic and regulatory work in the Energy Practice.

Walter is former Vice-Chair of the ACER Board of Regulators and Vice-President of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). Since October 2016 he is a member of the ACER Board of Appeal. Walter headed the Austrian Regulatory Authority E-Control for 15 years. Furthermore, he chaired the ACER and CEER Gas Working Groups for many years. In this period the Third Energy Package, the Security of Supply Regulation and the Energy Infrastructure Package were discussed, developed and implemented. Under his auspices the first and the second Gas Target Model were developed together with the involvement of market participants. Walter has worked on electricity and gas issues for more than fifteen years and in management and consulting for more than thirty years.

In his role as Executive Director of E-Control Walter was responsible for electricity and gas market regulation as well as renewable energies. In his everyday work he decided on issues such as network regulation, the design of gas and power transmission tariffs and access arrangements, the design of electricity and gas trading arrangements, gas storage regulation, security of supply protocols, network development planning as well as contract disputes and anti-trust issues.