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Ben Vanderwaal

EY Oceania Power & Utilities Partner

Energy expert. Sophisticated market forecaster. Embracing change.

Ben is a Partner in EY's Strategy and Transactions practice in Oceania, specialising in modelling technical, economic, commercial, regulatory and policy impacts in the energy sector. He has extensive knowledge in the planning and operation of multi area electricity supply systems and the commercial frameworks necessary to deliver sustainable investment and value creation, as well as nuanced understanding of the operation of power systems, power quality, supply reliability, market operation, renewable energy technologies and evaluation, data analytics, as well as design and evaluation.

With over 15 years building a leading energy consultancy prior to joining EY in 2014, Ben brings an array of skills and layered understanding of quantitative evidence to areas of investment and operational decision making.

In addition to stakeholder consultation and presentations within Australia and New Zealand, Ben has developed and delivered workshops in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and India on power system operation and the bridge between the physical delivery of energy, and financial markets.

Ben has provided due diligence advice supporting the development of more than a gigawatt of wind and solar generation projects in Australia. He holds bachelors degrees in Electronic Engineering as well as Information Technology as well as being a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

How Ben is building a better working world

Ben focuses on valuing and collaborating with his colleagues, helping the energy sector to not only adapt, but embrace the opportunities that come with the rapid rate of change the industry is experiencing.

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