Diane Delaquaize

Diane Delaquaize

  • Paris
Economist
  • MPhil in Technology Policy, University of Cambridge
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

Diane Delaquaize is an Economist with Compass Lexecon, based in Paris. She has more than five years of experience in economic consulting, with a strong background in energy, infrastructures and regulation. At Compass Lexecon, she focusses on power market modelling, economic and regulatory issues in the energy and infrastructure sector, working for a range of stakeholders including utilities, developers, network operators and investment funds. Her recent commitments include: advising an investment fund on the regulatory options and on the valuation of interconnector projects, and the analysis of regulation and funding opportunities for hydrogen in France and the definition of a go-to-market strategy. She also worked for the Enel foundation on the definition of decarbonisation pathways for the power sector in several EU countries and for an airport operator on the reform of its economic regulatory model. Finally, she was involved in an international arbitration case supporting an electricity producer in Bulgaria and has provided regulatory advice for the Belgian TSO Elia on alternative TSO models. Diane is also a lecturer in economics at HEC Paris.

Prior to joining Compass Lexecon in 2020, Diane was a member of the Energy, Environment, Telecommunication and Infrastructure team at NERA Economic consulting, a US-based economic consulting company. She was involved in various expert studies in the context of regulation of network industries (regulated WACC evaluation, tariff compliance for gas networks and airports), damage valuation (cartels in the retail sector, IP infringement in the healthcare sector), valuation work (industrial gases, oil & gas, lubricants, electricity and gas supply, early stage healthcare company), economic impact assessment (rail). Before that, she was an analyst at Engie’s strategy division, working on mathematical and economic analysis of pricing methods in wholesale electricity market. Her work concerned the impact of uncertainties on power market equilibrium through the implementation of a bidding strategy that anticipates the decisions of the other actors in the market.

Diane is a native French speaker and fluent in English and Spanish. She holds a MSc in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) and a MPhil in Technology Policy from the University of Cambridge (UK).