Mag. Edith Hofer

Mag. Edith Hofer

DG Energy, European Commission

Edith Hofer studied law at the Johannes-Kepler University in Linz (Austria). From 1997 to 2001, she worked as an assistant lecturer at the Institute for Public Law at the same university.

Following the successful completion of a 1-year post-graduate study programme (Master of Laws) at King’s College London, Ms. Hofer worked in the legal department of E-Control, the Austrian energy regulatory authority, and from autumn 2003 to autumn 2004 as a seconded expert for CEER, the Council of European Energy Regulators.

From October 2004 to November 2007, Edith Hofer worked as adviser in the Markets Unit of Eurelectric, the European electricity industry’s association, before returning to E-Control as senior adviser for European issues in the International Relations department. Since January 2011, she works in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Energy.

Ms. Hofer has extensive knowledge about the European electricity markets, including on the 3rd package, and experience in working in energy policy at EU level.

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