energy regulation, customer engagement, social value in energy, decentralistion, energy governance, sustainability, climate change and energy policy, behaviour change interventions, energy justice
My research is primarily concerned with the governance of local and regional energy systems. I am investigating the role of regulation in meeting the UK net-zero target which will require an increase in trust from customers towards the energy industry and institutions to ensure a fair and just transition.
UKERC Theme 2 - Local and regional energy systems: Investigating regulatory governance for decentralisation
IGov2 - Innovation for future energy systems (PhD funding)
UKERC mini project - Governance for disruption and continuity
I am an interdisciplinary research fellow with a background in energy governance, renewable energy engineering and land management. I am currently working on a UKERC project investigating the use of customer engagement strategies in the regulation of monopoly energy networks and how customer engagement may need to be framed for an increasingly decentralised energy system.
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Judson, E., Fitch-Roy, O., Pownall, T., Bray, R., Poulter, H., Soutar, I., R. Lowes, P.M. Connor, J.Britton, B.Woodman, Mitchell, C. (2020). The centre cannot (always) hold: Examining pathways towards energy system de-centralisation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.109499
UKERC. (2019). Disrupting the UK energy system: causes, impacts and policy implications, (June), 40.