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.
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.
Michael Zähringer and Catherine Galano, managers in Frontier’s Energy team, today gave a presentation at the “Photovoltaic self-consumption: regulatory frameworks and business models” conference hosted by the German-French office for the Energy Transition in Paris.
The transition to a low-carbon economy will require the development of projects that deliver innovation and learning. Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas distribution network, has been developing the recent HyNet North West project which aims to convert industrial sites in the North West of England to hydrogen, which is zero-carbon at point of use. Cadent has today published details of this project along with a Frontier report assessing how HyNet North West could be funded.
Fontier’s chairman Gus O’Donnell joined Antti Lemberg, Laura Petschnig and Phil Sneade, members of our financial services team, speaking at the “Open Banking – what does it really mean?” conference in London today.