Lorenz Wieshammer



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Email: lorenz.wieshammer@nera.com
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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
MSc in economics, The London School of Economics and Political Science
BSc in economics, Universität Mannheim


Lorenz Wieshammer is a regulatory and energy economist with a strong background in finance. He advises utilities, investors, regulators, and other government authorities in the energy, water, transport, and telecommunications sectors. He provides analytical answers to complex infrastructure regulation and infrastructure financing questions, with a geographic focus on Western and Central Europe.

Mr. Wieshammer’s expertise in financial analyses and modelling, as evidenced by his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification, allows him to regularly submit expert reports to arbitral tribunals, courts, and regulatory commissions on damage quantification and business valuation. Drawing on his sector experience, he regularly acts as a commercial and regulatory due diligence advisor.

Over the last eight years, Mr. Wieshammer has supported regulatory authorities and infrastructure operators in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands in designing regulatory frameworks, including estimating the cost of capital and efficiency benchmarking scores. He was recently responsible for NERA’s modelling of the French and adjacent electricity markets in an ICC arbitration regarding the unavailability of nuclear power plants. Mr. Wieshammer frequently publishes in leading academic journals such as Energy Policy and The Electricity Journal.



Title Type Author
The Merit Order and Auctions on European Electricity Markets: Market Design as Price ... Published Article C.-Philipp Heller and Lorenz Wieshammer
German Efficiency Gone Wrong: Unintended Incentives Arising from the Gas TSOs’ Benchm... Published Article Tomas Haug and Lorenz Wieshammer
Implications of the New Hydrogen Grids Bill for Germany and Beyond Published Article Dominik Huebler, Lorenz Wieshammer, Leonie Janisch, and Paul Waidelich
Regulatory Cost of Capital – New Data to Answer Old Questions Published Article Tomas Haug, Lorenz Wieshammer, Paul Waidelich, and Jakob Lutz
Ground Zero for German Grid Regulation? Published Article Tomas Haug, Dominik Huebler, and Lorenz Wieshammer
Implications of Decarbonisation for Gas Network Regulation Published Article Tomas Haug and Lorenz Wieshammer
The Cost of Equity for German Energy Networks – Implications of the Federal Supreme C... Published Article Tomas Haug and Lorenz Wieshammer
A Review of European Efficiency Benchmarking Exercises for Regulated Power and Gas Ne... Published Article Tomas Haug and Lorenz Wieshammer
Cost of Equity for Regulated Networks: Recent Developments in Continental Europe Published Article Tomas Haug and Lorenz Wieshammer
Decisions on the Allowed Rate of Return Must Reflect Current Market Conditions, Not S... Published Article Tomas Haug and Lorenz Wieshammer