Tîrşu Mihai, PhD, over 25 years of experience in the energy sector. He currently holds the position of Director of the Institute of Power Engineering of Moldova, which is a public research institution and provides scientific support to the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure in the elaboration of policy documents in the energy sector. Some of the most important documents in which the institute participated are: Moldova's Energy Strategy 2030, Country Energy Balance Forecast, National Energy Efficiency Plan, Electricity Law, Energy Efficiency Law, Law on the use of renewable energy sources, etc. Mr. Tîrşu has large experience in project management, as well as their execution.
Additionally, he has experience as a key expert in various energy efficiency projects funded by the state and international institutions. The main research activities are oriented towards the fields: studies of elaboration of different scenarios of interconnection of the electric power system of Moldova at ENTSO-E, elaboration of measures for fortification and development of the energy system, elaboration of development scenarios of generation sources, elaboration of balancing recommendations of the electric power system in case of increasing intermittent (renewable) sources, elaboration of innovative equipment for directing and controlling power flows, elaboration of measures to reduce energy consumption, elaboration of energy audit reports for public and private companies. The results are presented in over 180 scientific articles, including patents.