We are delighted to (finally) announce the opening of our newest office in beautiful Perth, Australia. Our work in the WA energy sector goes back two decades covering issues such as the reserve capacity market, market power and competition issues, access arrangements, outlook and strategy, wholesale and retail market reforms, and sector structure and governance. WA is in the midst of a huge energy transformation. We are pleased to have been part of that, and are looking forward to continuing our involvement into the future.
Leading our team in Perth is Bobby Ditric. Bobby has more than a decade of experience in the energy sector, with particular expertise in market developments such as capacity mechanism, robust commercial and regulatory interpretation and application of legal instruments, such as procedures and rules applicable to the operation of the Wholesale Electricity Markets. In addition to his work in WA, Bobby has been advising on market developments and opportunities in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Oman.
Prior to joining TLG, Bobby was Project Lead on the Electricity Market Review for the Public Utilities Office, Department of Finance in Western Australia. Before that, Bobby was with the Independent Market Operator (IMO). Bobby holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
An important part of TLG's success is our operation as a single entity despite our multiple locations. Our team members work very closely together regardless of where individuals are based. We mastered business distancing years before social distancing became a thing. Our work in Oman has benefitted from perspectives gained from our work in WA, Malaysia, Singapore, and New Zealand. Our work in Malaysia draws from our experience in WA, the eastern NEM, Korea, the Singapore NEMS, New Zealand, Korea, the Philippines, and the USA. Our work in Singapore draws from our experience in WA, New Zealand, and eastern Australia as well.
In exchange, our work in WA benefits from insights gained around the region, particularly from experience in smaller markets where challenges related to lumpiness of investment, competition and market power, and the cost vs benefit of certain approaches or potential reforms can matter a great deal. Indeed, one of the reasons we got involved in the WA market's reserve capacity mechanism many years ago was because of an analogy we drew to problems Korea had experienced with its administratively determined capacity payment.
We look forward to catching up with you (in person!) at some point soon. Our new office is located on the Ground Floor, 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia. As soon as we all can get together, come and visit us for a coffee