James Allan is a Director of Frontier Economics. He leads the firm’s Singapore office and is a key member of Frontier’s energy practice and market modelling group.
James joined Frontier in 2004 and has advised policy makers, regulators and industry on all aspects of energy markets in Australia and Asia. He has also advised on issues in water, competition, telecoms, transport, industrial manufacturing and public policy. Predominantly, James’ work involves designing, implementing, reforming and advising on all aspects of gas and electricity markets. This work is supported by James’ focus on using and enhancing Frontier’s suite of utility market models and via a range of applied quantitative techniques including optimisation, econometrics and statistics.
James’ experience includes governance reviews, market design and implementation, price regulation, transaction advice and valuation, strategic reviews, risk management, forecasting, damages quantification, modelling and software system development and implementation, litigation support and policy assessment and implementation. Clients value his ability to present complex problems in simple terms and bring along key stakeholders in the process. James leads some of the firm’s largest and most complex projects for both public and private sector clients.
In Asia, James has provided extensive advice to the Singaporean Energy Market Authority (EMA) and a number of Malaysian government agencies including Suruhanjaya Tenaga and MyPOWER along with numerous businesses in the region. In Australia, James has worked closely with the Commonwealth and NSW Governments designing and implementing their energy reforms, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART) and a number of other State regulators. He has advised most of the major electricity and gas businesses in Australia and many multi-national energy companies. James is recognised as a global energy expert in Who’s Who Legal’s expert listing, appearing in the inaugural listing in 2018 and again in 2019. He regularly speaks at energy conferences across the Asia-Pacific region.
Selected Work By James
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