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Biography
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Mr. Harris has more than fifteen years of experience as expert in valuation, quantification of damages, and the economics of gas and electricity markets. He has been retained by major law firms and their clients to testify on damages and quantum in international arbitration proceedings in a variety of forums. He also provides advice in gas contract disputes during both the negotiation and arbitration phases and has working experience of the upstream oil and gas sector. Mr. Harris has been recognized as one of the world’s leading arbitration experts in Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018.

In electricity and gas matters, Mr. Harris has been engaged by energy regulators, competition authorities, gas and electricity network companies, gas buyers and sellers, and electricity generators. His regulatory experience includes work on the design of gas and electricity trading arrangements, a design for a traded gas market in Colombia, and the development of a capacity market mechanism for the Italian electricity market, as well as high-profile work on the development of new European network codes for ACER, the EU energy regulator.

Mr. Harris has consulted on developing tariffs and access arrangements for gas and electricity networks and has authored reports on the cost of capital for gas, electricity, water distribution, and telecommunications networks.

Mr. Harris is a regular speaker at conferences, and lectures at the Florence School of Regulation. Prior to joining The Brattle Group in 2002, he worked for Shell for five years in a variety of roles.

Representative Engagements
Book
Risk and Return for Regulated Industries
May 2017
Published by Elsevier

This book establishes the principles and procedures for determining the fair rate of return on capital investment.

Presentation
February 27, 2017
Presented at C5 Group’s Long Term Gas Supply Contracts, Singapore
Article
January 27, 2017
Published in the January 27, 2017 issue of Quotidiano Energia

This article discusses the quantification of damages through arbitration by international investors of renewable energy projects, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.

Article
FV, gli incentivi dopo la Corte Costituzionale
January 27, 2017
Published in the January 27, 2017 issue of Quotidiano Energia

This article discusses the quantification of damages through arbitration by international investors of renewable energy projects, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.

Report
July 18, 2016
Prepared for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect)

A report offering guidelines for EU-based National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to use when calculating an allowed rate of return—typically the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)—for electronic telecommunications operators with significant market power (SMP).

Article
A Subject of Interest: Pre-award Interest Rates in International Arbitration
June 1, 2015
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
Uneconomic Trading as Transactional Fraud: EU Compliance Lessons From the US
April 23, 2014
Presented to AIGET
Report
The WACC for Regulated Metering Activities
January 13, 2014
Prepared for the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)

Study prepared for the Dutch regulator ACM to estimate the cost of capital of metering activities of Distribution System Operators (DSOs) of electricity and gas. Selection of the peers group to estimate the equity beta of metering activities.

Article
A Trip to RIIO in Your Future?
October 2013
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Presentation
International Experience in Pipeline Capacity Trading
August 7, 2013
Presented to the Australian Energy Market Operator
Report
International Experience In Pipeline Capacity Trading
August 5, 2013
Dan Harris, Toby Brown, and Alessandro Massolo
Prepared for the Australian Energy Market Operator
Report
A Tale of Two Crises: The Betas of EU Networks
August 2013
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
The WACC for the Dutch TSOs, DSOs, water companies and the Dutch Pilotage Organisation
March 4, 2013
Prepared for NMa
Report
Calculating the Equity Risk Premium and the Risk-free Rate
November 26, 2012
Prepared for NMa
Report
Impact Assessment for the Framework Guidelines on Harmonised Transmission Tariff Structures
August 6, 2012
Prepared for the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
Report
Gas market integration via implicit allocation: Feasibility from the North-West European gas market perspective
April 23, 2012
Prepared for NMa
Article
A Comparison of Anti-Manipulation Rules in U.S. and EU Electricity and Natural Gas Markets: A Proposal for a Common Standard (Russian Translation)
April 2012
Published in Energy Law Journal
Article
A Comparison of Anti-Manipulation Rules in U.S. and EU Electricity and Natural Gas Markets: A Proposal for a Common Standard
April 2012
Published in Energy Law Journal
Report
The WACC for mobile, fixed-line and cable termination rates
March 15, 2012
Dan Harris, Jack Stirzaker, and Cosimo Fischietti
Prepared for the Independent Post and Telecommunication Authority in the Netherlands (OPTA)
Report
Completing the Puzzle: Defining Manipulation Under REMIT
January 2012
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Easing the Transition from Oil-Indexation
August 3, 2011
Published in Petroleum Economist
Report
Research Into Gas Flexibility Services: Method Decision Flexibility Services
August 2, 2011
José Antonio García, Dan Harris, and Ilinca Popescu
Prepared for the NMa Energiekamer (NMa)
Report
Defining Market Manipulation in a Post-REMIT World
June 2011
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
BSC Modification 229: Potential interactions with options for changes to transmission charging
May 23, 2011
Prepared for Ofgem
Report
Assessing Pipe-to-Pipe Competition: Theoretical Framework and Application to GTS
March 2011
Prepared for NMa
Article
Unlocking the €53 Billion Savings from Smart Meters in the EU: how increasing the adoption of dynamic tariffs could make or break the EU's smart grid investment
October 2010
Published in Energy Policy
Report
A Review of LE/Ventyx's Cost-Benefit Analysis of Modification, P229, Lot 3 Additional Analysis
September 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Ltd
Report
Economic Impact of the Dutch Gas Hub Strategy on the Netherlands
September 2010
Prepared for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, and Innovation
Article
Towards Non-binding Guidance for Courts: The Oxera Report and the Quantification of Antitrust Damages
September 2010
Published in Journal of European Competition Law & Practice
Report
A Review of LE/Ventyx's Cost-Benefit Analysis of Modification, P229, Lot 1 Report
September 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Ltd
Report
Alternative Trading Arrangements for Intermittent Renewable Power: A Centralised Renewables Market and Other Concepts
April 2010
Published by The Brattle Group, Ltd
Article
On Demand
March 12, 2010
Published in UtilityWeek
Presentation
Beating the Queue - Connection Policies For a Liberalised Market
June 2008
Published by The Brattle Group, Ltd