Grant’s professional experience spans the energy sector, but for three decades he has been most closely involved with the
electricity sector, as a consultant, researcher, and academic. His key areas of expertise include market design and development, modelling energy systems, pricing and competitive behaviour, and optimisation of operational and investment strategy. He has published extensively in these and other areas.
Grant has particular experience in applying these concepts to ancillary service market development, locational risk management, optimisation of expansion planning, transmission and energy pricing and contracting, assessment of market power, and economic dispatch and reservoir management.
Grant has been a key adviser to government and industry in the restructuring of the New Zealand electricity sector, and continues to provide consulting services on a range of regulatory, competition, modelling and market design issues. Other consulting assignments have included the design of energy market arrangements in Singapore, Australia, North America, Ireland and the Philippines.
Grant was closely involved in Singapore’s 1999 review of electricity market arrangements and played a key role in introducing concepts such as energy/reserve co-optimisation, and in writing and reviewing the market rules, especially Chapter 6, and its associated mathematical formulation.