E-Control Austria

Alessandro Ischia

E-Control Austria

Senior Gas Expert

Alessandro Ischia is Senior Expert at the Austrian Regulatory Authority Energie Control Austria since 2012. With almost 20 years’ experience in the natural gas industry, he has extensive experience in different roles, with growing responsibilities in Pipeline Constructions, Operations and Maintenance, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs.

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 2000, with a thesis about the technical economic optimization of combined cycle compressor stations and started his professional carrier in 2001 in the construction division of SNAM Rete Gas (Italian TSO).

In 2011, he obtained an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In 2013, he completed a year-long training in Regulation of the Energy Utilities at the Florence School of Regulation and in 2018 he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from the King´s College, London. 

In 2005, after various positions of increasing responsibility Mr. Ischia left Snam Rete Gas to work for different subsidiaries of ENI S.p.A.

He had been working for 1,5 years for Blue Stream Pipeline Company in Russia as responsible for the commissioning of the turbo compressor units.

Between 2006 and 2012, he served as contract manager and project manager at the OMV-TAG WG and TAG GmbH (Austrian TSO), in the construction and operating & maintenance sectors, respectively. 

Since 2012, Mr. Ischia has been working for E-Control where he is in charge of network development, capacity incremental projects and tariffs calculations, TSOs certifications, among other responsibilities. He is also member of different taskforces and working groups as

  • ACER Tariffs task force
  • ACER Interoperability task force
  • ACER Infrastructure task force
  • ACER Gas Regional Initiative South-South-East
  • Eu / Russian dialog