Our regulation work

We advise regulators and companies on how best to introduce, implement and adapt to regulatory frameworks. Our team has a long history of moving regulatory debates forward, from the early price control reviews post-privatisation in the UK, to the introduction of new regimes in the developing world. We have advised clients in many regulatory reviews and supported clients in appeal cases.

Frontier, with their clear analysis and very structured working style, has helped us to shape our internal views and decisions. In those common projects we achieved good and fair regulatory outcomes.

Thomas Kleefuss , former CEO, Net4Gas s.r.o.

We are experts in behavioural economics, in regulatory and commercial contexts, and well-versed in the significant benefits it brings to regulated markets.  Changing behaviour requires a detailed understanding of the links between outcomes (market shares), specific market player behaviours (switching), drivers of those behaviours (economic or psychological), and the levers that move those drivers.

For all clients, we provide first-hand and detailed understanding of best practice regulation and we appreciate the importance of the wider context in which regulatory frameworks develop. Our expertise in the economics of regulation (on which we have published widely) combines with our unrivalled experience working within regulatory frameworks throughout Europe.

We bring in-depth knowledge of regulation in many different sectors: the ‘utility’ industries of energy, water and telecommunications, transport, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Further information and examples for our regulation work can be found on the followings pages: Energy, telecommunications, watertransport and healthcare.

Northern Powergrid

Frontier has worked with NPg for over ten years and through three price control reviews as its specialist regulatory advisory team. We have advised NPg on how it should develop its business plan within the context of the new RIIO framework, on its response to consultations and on its strategy for engagement with its regulator, Ofgem. We have supported NPg with technical efficiency benchmarking and modelling work, advice on the cost of capital, and critiquing regulatory decisions. Our advice has helped NPg to put its best case forward and to influence the design of regulation in the UK .

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