Marco Dell'Aquila

Marco Dell'Aquila

Senior Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment
Energy, Resources and Environment
International Development

SAIS Europe


  • Latin America
  • Corporate Finance
  • Energy Issues
  • International Political Economy
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Marco Dell'Aquila has spent 30 years in the energy sector, of which the last 18 years in renewables and cleantech. He is the founder and Chairman of Power Capital, a London-based financial and strategic advisory firm. He has served on a number of start-up energy company boards. He co-founded IJGlobal - an information services provider - covering energy and infrastructure in 1997 and served as its Editor-in-Chief until 2007. In 2010 he co-founded inspiratia - a global analytics and data company - and is currently head of content and strategy for renewables and infrastructure sectors.

Professor Dell'Aquila has taught at SAIS since 2011 and is a member of the SAIS Europe Advisory Council. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Latin America Studies in the late 1980s. Marco has a BSc. (Tech) in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MA in International Relations and Economics from SAIS.

Publications: Contributed to Regulatory Policy in Latin America: Post-Privatization Realities, L. Manzetti (ed.) (2000); Co-author of "Economic Stabilisation in Argentina: the Austral Plan," in Journal of Latin American Studies (1988)

2015-04-08 00:00:00 
Spring 2018 
This course pro...
This course provides an overview of the renewable energy sector. Students will be exposed to all of the building blocks necessary to take a renewable energy project from concept to reality, spanning regulation, technical, project development and financing aspects. By necessity the topic is multi-disciplinary and also international in its scope. The course will provide a context for renewable energy projects in the wider energy debate. There will be a number of guest speakers who are experts in their field and will expose students to live projects. (Cross listed International Development/International Relations) (ERE)