Jana Szomolányiová (born 1973) manages and participates in international projects to promote the use of potential energy savings in the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European countries (projects such as ChangeBest, Combines, Re-Co, Buysmart and others). She specialises in developing the market for energy performance contracting (EPC), also in conjunction with other funding models. In the past, she managed and took part in resolving a number of projects aimed at transposing European Union legislation in the field of reducing the emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. These projects often included modelling the development of the national economy, energy consumption and pollutant emissions. She participated in preparing a proposal to support electricity production from renewable sources and formulating the text of the decrees by the Energy Regulatory Office for the Act on the Support of Using Renewable Energy Sources. Apart from SEVEn, she has worked in several strategic and business positions at RWE in the Czech Republic and in Germany. She is the author of many articles and studies regarding the use of economic instruments to promote energy savings and the use of renewable energy sources, drawing upon her valuable experience gained on study and research stays at the University of Essex, Keele University and the University of Aberystwyth in the UK. She obtained her master’s degree in economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague.