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Chris Starling


Chris is a Partner at TLG and advises clients on a range of commercial matters across Southeast Asia's power and renewable energy markets. Chris's experience spans nearly 15 years, working for international utility, investment, and advisory firms focusing on power markets and renewables. At TLG, his work focuses on providing transaction support, due diligence, and advisory services to IPPs, utilities, investors, and key industry stakeholders seeking to assess opportunities across the grid-based and distributed generation sectors, particularly in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Greater Mekong Subregion.  His expertise includes quantitative modelling and analysis of power market fundamentals and generation economics, market sizing and opportunity screening, and wholesale market design and energy trading.  Chris holds an MBA with Distinction and a BSc Natural Sciences (Honours) degree from the University of Bath.

Chris recently had the pleasure of attending The Future Energy Show in Manila in early September, moderating the opening keynote panel discussion around achieving energy autonomy and renewables adoption in the Philippines.  The discussion with industry leaders from the private and public sector touched on developments and opportunities in the grid-scale and behind-the-meter renewables space, and explored the role of policy and regulation in supporting growth, among other areas.

Chris also gave a presentation entitled “Solar PPAs: Where are we?” – covering the evolution of the Philippines’ solar market and key trends being seen in project commercialisation across the various routes-to-market (CSP, retail, WESM and green auctions), as well as touching upon key contracting risks and paths for mitigation. 

Please reach out to Chris if you are interested in discussing the Philippines market further, and/or wish to receive a copy of his presentation.



  • Qualifications
  • MBA, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • BSc Natural Sciences (Hons), University of Bath, United Kingdom

  • Languages
  • English





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