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Neil Cornelius

Managing Director


Neil Cornelius is an energy and resources economist with over twenty-five years of experience in global energy markets and resource issues, particularly global electricity and gas markets, European and international carbon markets, and the UK water sector. He has significant expertise in market and regulatory design and analysis, including implications for the viability and value of existing and planned assets and activities, contracts, and the project development process.

Mr. Cornelius was previously a partner at a Big Four firm in the UK, leading economic consulting for the energy and resources sectors. He has advised clients on various aspects of the UK energy market and development of new UK energy assets, assessed the economic impact of a range of energy projects in the UK and internationally, and acted as the lenders market adviser for major project-financed power projects, including reviewing main security package documents.

In addition to a wide range of consulting experience, Mr. Cornelius has significant experience in the energy industry. His roles have included the global head of Power Market Analysis for BP Alternative Energy, responsible for revenue due diligence and project development and negotiation support to renewable and gas-fire power projects; and a number of commercial and project development roles for National Power involved in the development, negotiation, and financing of major power projects in Pakistan, India, and Australia.


Bristol University UK
MBA, International Business, 1999

London University (SOAS) UK
MSc, Financial Management, 1995

London School of Economics UK
BSc, Economics, 1989

Employment History

Partner and director
2010 - 2017

ICF International
Head of European energy and carbon markets
2009 - 2010

Global head of power market analysis
2005 - 2009

ICF International
Managing consultant
2000 - 2005

London Economics
Senior consultant
1999 - 2000

National Power
Business development manager and commercial analyst
1989 - 1998

News & Insights

Selected Publications