Lead Research Analyst

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542136
Email: k.hill@cornwall-insight.com

Kate focuses on the domestic retail market and leads the research, delivery and ongoing enhancement of the Domestic Tariff report service and Retail Index. She contributes to the weekly publications on these issues and domestic switching. Kate has previously led the research on the non-domestic market, specifically on third party intermediaries and business market share.

Kate joined the team in September 2011 after graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science with a Year in Industry.

Latest thinking

Low carbon generation

Through the dark: Transformation for community energy

Community energy generation in Ireland is currently at a nascent stage, but developments in 2019 could see it become a major player in energy generation. Most community energy funding is spent on energy efficiency rather than energy generation. Our research indicates that there is as little as 6MW of community-owned...

Business supply and services

Responses to COVID-19 boost energy suppliers’ reputations with customers

2020 is, unfortunately, proving to be a year that we will never forget. It has been a year of change and adaptability for us all, including domestic energy suppliers, with many suppliers having had to adapt to increasing numbers of customers in distress while operating at reduced capacity and/or with...

Commercial and market outlook

Editor’s Pick | H119 energy switching up 17%

Some 5.8mn electricity and gas switches were reported in the first six months of 2019 (H119), up from 4.97mn a year early. Energy UK reported on 22 July that electricity switching in June was 440,323. While the figure was down 9% year-on-year, the H119 total of 3.047mn was up 10%...

Home supply and services

Innovation and regulation – changes on the horizon for auto-switching

In this week’s Flexible and Responsive Energy Retail Markets consultation[1], the government and Ofgem stated that “the ability of the current arrangements to provide consistent and appropriate protections is already tested by the growing role of price comparison, auto-switching and brokering services”. As an unlicensed sector, the regulator has set out different...

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