We are excited to announce that as of February 1, Wood Mackenzie is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government. Our focus remains on providing you with the best intelligence, analytics, data and tools to ensure you are making the best data-driven business decisions with confidence.  

Read more in our news release here. 


Ben Hertz-Shargel

Global Head of Grid Edge


  • Global
  • Power and renewables

Get in touch with Ben

Exercising ten years of executive experience in clean technology, Ben leads research across electrification, grid digitisation and decentralisation, distributed energy resources, and demand flexibility.

Before joining Wood Mackenzie in April 2021, Ben was with retail clean energy provider Rhythm, where he was Head of Data Science and Demand Management. Prior to Rhythm he was Vice President, Advanced Grid Services and Analytics at EnergyHub.

Ben is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and serves on the External Advisory Committee of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Energy and Environment Program.


PhD, Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

MS, Mathematics, Courant Institute, New York University

BA, Computer Science, Northwestern