Our firm

Established as a boutique consultancy in 2004, slEconomics provides specialized advice in the field of economics and finance.  

 With a focus on energy, utilities and infrastructure we have an extensive track record in advising:
  • Corporate clients on regulatory and commercial strategy
  • Regulators in design of pricing frameworks and tariff reviews
  • Governments on major transactions and industry reform initiatives

We take pride in the long term relationships we have built with our clients. This important aspect of our business model allows us to anticipate the needs of our clients, understand the complexities of their operating environment, and deliver results in real time.

Some of our recent engagements.

  • slEconomics, as part of an international consortium of advisers, assisted Thailand’s Ministry of Energy in review of electricity sector policy. Motivated by anticipated outcomes of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) initiatives, our work centered on design of a regulatory approach for setting unbundled tariffs in facilitation of (proposed) open access provisions and enhanced regional competition in the ESI
  • As lead regulatory adviser to a multinational airports operator we assisted in developing a regulatory strategy aligned to the company’s evolving position as a market facing enterprise and reducing its dependence on regulated revenue and charges.
  • Review of a US$ 100 billion / 5 year revenue determination for a major electric utility in Africa.
  • Working with the Department of Treasury and Finance (South Australia) in developing pricing orders and directives pertaining to economic regulation of water charges.
  • Assessing electricity sector cost of capital for standalone generation, transmission and distribution businesses – setting out the logic applied in choice of estimation techniques and calculating benchmarked values for each sub-sector of the ESI in South Africa and Thailand.