Hugo Batten

Aurora Energy Research

Hugo is Head of GB Renewables at Aurora and leads our GB consulting practice. Prior to joining Aurora, Hugo spent 6 years at McKinsey and Company in Australia and the USA where he focused on energy and resources. He advised energy clients in North America, Africa, Europe and Australia on a range of challenges, for example: regulatory strategy, capital productivity, and market forecasts.

At Aurora, Hugo has led modelling work across power markets, including modelling GB capacity and ancillary markets, leading efforts to model new geographical regions (e.g., Ireland, North Africa, Middle East), worked on major due diligences for public infrastructure assets, and led analysis on regulatory reform for renewables players.

Hugo holds first-class honours degrees in Arts and Law from Melbourne University in Australia, and an MBA and MPA from the University of Oxford.

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