Energy

  • Led the negotiations between Rodney District Council and Genesis Energy (a New Zealand State Owned Enterprise) who is planning to build a $500 million 425 megawatt power station within the District. The negotiations cover land use, economic and environmental issues and the financial consideration to be paid to the Council.
  • Project managed a gas pipeline asset valuation using the historical cost approach for the New Zealand Commerce Commission. This work formed part of the Gas Control Inquiry to establish efficient gas asset values and to determine return on investment on gas pipeline assets.
  • Project managed a review of regional electricity generation and transmission infrastructure for Northland Regional Council, New Zealand, as part of a strategic review of regional infrastructure assets. Weaknesses and risks in the current transmission grid were identified and recommendations were made to prioritise improved energy security by attracting or supporting additional generation and strengthening transmission and policies.
  • Project managed a review of both North and South Island business development opportunities for WEL Networks, New Zealand, a major provider of integrated electricity, gas and water networks. Our work identified major planned residential, commercial and industrial property developments within a commercially feasible connection distance of the national grid across New Zealand.
  • Project Director of a team that undertook a gas pipeline asset valuation using the historical cost approach for the New Zealand Commerce Commission. This work formed part of the Gas Control Inquiry to establish efficient gas asset values and to determine the return on investment on gas pipeline assets. All regulated gas businesses were investigated and the change in pricing structures were developed/
  • Undertook a detailed review of planned electricity transmission and distribution industry capital expenditure proposals for The Office of the Regulator-General, Australia.
  • Managed a project for The Office of the Regulator-General, Australia to develop an economic map of key revenue and cost drivers of electricity distribution companies operating in Victoria that it enabled all electricity companies to be analysed on a consistent basis.