Ben has extensive expertise in the energy sector and has also worked on economic regulation in the transport and health sectors. He has managed projects wordwide involving network charging, the regulation of storage, wholesale market arrangements, reliability of supply, metering and billing.
Ben Shafran is a highly experienced regulatory economist and manager. He has extensive international expertise in the energy sector and has also worked on economic regulation in the transport and health sectors.
Ben has a track record of providing innovative solutions to complex policy questions, delivering high-profile projects and communicating technical concepts clearly to a range of audiences. He developed and implemented regulatory approaches that set the benchmark for innovation and transparency, while balancing the interests of consumers and investors. His previous work highlights include:
- Ofgem’s regulatory regime (RIIO)
- the UK’s cap-and-floor regime for interconnectors
- a new approach to regulating the funding flows between the providers and purchasers of healthcare services in the UK.
Ben was previously a policy director at the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and has had key roles in major regulatory projects in a range of sectors in the UK. At the AEMC, he managed projects that covered a wide range of energy policy issues including: network charging, the regulation of storage “behind the meter”, wholesale market prudential arrangements, reliability of supply, and metering and billing.
Ben has a Master's degree in Economics from University College London (UCL) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Leeds.
Recent News & insights
Report for the ongoing evaluation of the New Reg process published
The Australian Energy Regulator has published a second insights report that CEPA prepared for the ongoing evaluation of AusNet Services' trial of the New Reg process.
CEPA feature as a guest speaker at annual energy conference
Ben Shafran, a consultant who specialises in energy policy and regulation, will feature as a guest speaker at the 2019 UKERC Annual Conference.
Cybersecurity in the energy sector: what does it mean for network regulation?
Read our briefing note to learn more about what the key issues might be in the next RIIO price controls.
RIIO-1 price control framework and performance review
Ahead of the RIIO-2 price controls, Ofgem wanted to gather insights on the outcomes of the RIIO-1 regulatory framework. At the end of 2017, the regulator commissioned CEPA to review the RIIO price control framework applied to the first set of RIIO price controls.