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Ms. Fantini has more than 10 years of experience in the energy sector, particularly in the natural gas and electricity industries and has worked for a wide range of clients including regulated companies and private energy firms.

She has also assisted investment funds and merchant banks in regulatory due diligence procedures for the acquisition of gas-related assets, and for the acquisition and financing of power plants.

Ms. Fantini recently provided assistance to a major gas pipeline during the tariff review and to a pipeline project in streamlining the procedure to start the open season process. She has also assisted merchant banks in the regulatory due diligence process for the financing of storage infrastructure.

Ms. Fantini has experience in the calculation of netback gas prices for the internal gas market of Russia, the assessment of regulatory risks in gas storage, and the analysis and comparison of major gas exchanges in Europe and the U.S.

In the electricity sector, Ms. Fantini has experience in assessing business plans of energy companies, calculating allowed revenues for regulated assets, and setting incentives for renewable generation. She has also assisted regulated companies in analyzing key issues in their regulatory strategy.

Prior to joining The Brattle Group, Ms. Fantini was a senior consultant at NERA Economic Consulting.

Representative Engagements
Open season process for a pipeline
Assisted a pipeline project in streamlining the process to start an open season. The project involved assistance in meeting with the Ministry and the energy regulator and in discussion with potential gas suppliers.
Regulatory due diligence
Performed the regulatory due diligence in view of the financing of a greenfield gas storage infrastructure. The project involved assessing the regulatory risks of the project and the assessment of costs that would be included in the regulated tariff.
Assessment of ETS benefits to energy intensive customers
Participated in a project assessing how energy intensive consumers might benefit from the ETS mechanism. The outcome of the project was a policy paper quantifying the expected benefits.
Assessment of business plan for an energy company
Project involved analysis of the expected evolution of the energy market and assessment of the assumptions at the basis of the business plan. Results of the analysis were submitted to the company’s lenders.
Gas transport tariff review
Assisted a European TSO in the tariff review process. Her work focused on incentives that would enhance capacity investments without harming the TSO’s ability to finance new projects. The work was used as a technical annex to TSO’s reply to regulator.
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Personal Interests

Marcella lives in Rome. She is married and is the proud owner of two German shepherds whom she enjoys walking during weekends. She likes live music and performing arts and is an avid reader.