Hamish Fraser

Affiliated Consultant


Tel: +44 7500 444 720
Fax: +44 20 7659 8501

Email: hamish.fraser.affiliate@nera.com
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BSc in operations research (Hons. First Class), University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Mr. Fraser specializes in the restructuring and economic analysis of electricity industries, especially electricity market and regulatory design; the procurement of renewable generation; evaluation of electricity market performance; and regulatory and economic due diligence in the electricity industry.

He has supported electric utilities and their investors and lenders, regulators, ministries of energy, system operators, market operators, single buyers, transmission companies, and other electricity industry organizations in more than 40 countries and in approximately 25 US states. He has led some of the world’s premier renewables procurement programs and participated in others on the buy-side. 

Mr. Fraser has led many investment analysis, due diligence, cost-benefit analysis, privatization, regulatory strategy, and valuation assignments, and has provided market and regulatory strategy advice to numerous utilities in the electricity industry. He has led or participated in the design or review of detailed market rules and electricity market policy and regulations in a number of countries/markets, including PJM, New York, New England, California, and Alaska in the US, as well as Mexico, Argentina, Russia, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Slovakia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam, and throughout the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman). He has worked directly for electricity regulators on a range of issues across a number of jurisdictions.   

Mr. Fraser has specialized in providing advice to the international electricity industry for more than 25 years.

Title Type Author
Planning Arrangements for Electricity Transmission Networks: An International Review Report By Hamish Fraser et al.
New Zealand Transmission Pricing Project Report By Hamish Fraser et. al
Engaging in Cross-Border Power Exchange and Trade via the Arab Gulf States Power Grid Published Article By Hamish Fraser with Hassan K. Al-Saad
The Line in the Sand: The Shifting Boundary Between Markets and Regulation in Network... Book Edited by Dr. Sarah Voll and Mike King
Locational Electricity Capacity Markets: Alternatives to Restore the Missing Signals Published Article By Hamish Fraser et al.
It Matters Which Way You Slice It: Risk Management for the 2005 Procurement Auction o... Published Article By Hamish Fraser with Salvatore Lanza of the Acquirente Unico
Developing a Capacity Payment Mechanism in Italy Published Article By Hamish Fraser and Dr. Francesco Lo Passo
Let Customers Fix Electricity Markets Published Article By Hamish Fraser and Dr. Michael Rosenzweig with Dr. Sarah Voll
US Blackout Illuminates Problems Published Article By Hamish Fraser
Capacity Adequacy in New Zealand's Electricity Market Published Article By Hamish Fraser and Eugene Meehan
Title Date Type
The Line in the Sand 19 October 2007 Press Release
New Book from NERA Economic Consulting Examines Implications of the Changing Boundary... 06 September 2007 Press Release