Founder & Managing Director
Theodorah has extensive knowledge in the energy sector, acquired through twelve years of professional working experience in economic regulation at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), with a focus in the piped-gas industry during her time as a licensing engineer and lead researcher in regulatory and policy analysis.
She has extensive knowledge of the local and global gas and LNG business and global understating of the energy environment, amongst others.
She boasts an extensive knowledge of the petroleum industry from her time as a petroleum compliance engineer at NERSA, developing compliance frameworks and enforcing regulatory compliance by regulated entities in the petroleum pipelines industry. Her understanding of the electricity supply industry in South Africa was developed from both academic research work and her involvement as a NERSA representative in key strategic policy projects championed by the Department of Energy. These projects include the design of the impending RSA LNG to power independent power producer programme and continued research on gas-fired power as a catalyst for gas development in the country.
Her interactions with local and global industry stakeholders over the years - including regulated entities, regulators from other countries, and potential investors from across the globe - has helped her to identify the gap for an inclusive, authoritative platform for the energy sector to engage on various issues affecting it.
- Adviser for Gas Regulation at NERSA, advocating for strategic issues affecting the development of the gas industry in South Africa.
- Lead interface role between NERSA and the Department of Energy on gas matters, making policy recommendations and commenting on draft energy policy proposals, legislation and regulations affecting the gas industry on behalf of the Energy Regulator.
- Contributions of crucial regulatory perspectives, on various programmes including the Draft Gas Utilisation Master Plan, and the Gas Amendment Bill.
- Instrumental in the current cross-border initiatives to harmonise gas regulatory frameworks to improve the regulation of cross-border gas infrastructure and investments between South Africa and Mozambique, in line with the SADC objective seeking to promote regional gas trade and market integration.