Ben is a Principal Consultant in Cornwall Insight’s Australia office, with more than 10 years’ experience in the energy and carbon sectors. Before beginning at Cornwall Insight, Ben was a lawyer in the Energy, Resources Infrastructure and commodities space before completing an MPA at Columbia University and working at the New York Power Authority. His role focuses on regulation, policy, flexibility and innovation across the energy sector including for generators as well as retailers and networks. He is also is also the co-editor of our market intelligence publication Energy Spectrum.
Key projects and experience: evaluation of new emerging (and re-emerging) technology implementation including fast start gas generation battery storage and pumped storage assets in addition to renewable energy projects, evaluating routes to market, developing robust revenue and financial models, analysing policy and regulatory frameworks to inform retail and generator market entry strategy, review and recommending changes to government subsidy programs.
Ben’s experience working on projects with clients across market sectors both domestically and internationally gives him a unique insight into project risks and opportunities as well as policy direction and outcomes. Working with both generators and investors on business cases and revenue strategies Ben assisted in bringing innovative products, services and technologies to market. His commitment to developing actionable and practicable recommendations for his clients allows them to make better decisions and deliver more efficient outcomes.