Vicky
Simonds

Head of Regulation

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542124
Email: v.simonds@cornwall-insight.com

Vicky manages and develops the research and understanding in regulation, supporting her analytical team in their day to day activities. Vicky works with a wide range of market participants including energy suppliers, providing support in analysing key regulatory developments in the energy market and ensuring the timely delivery of services.

Vicky also leads the monthly Energy Supplier Forums and specialises in Energy Supplier Compliance, often providing insight for consultancy work.

Vicky joined Cornwall Insight in September 2012 after graduating from the University of Bristol with an MRes in the Science of Natural Hazards.

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...

Regulation and policy

BSUoS task force report sets scene for Targeted Charging Review decision

The Electricity System Operator (ESO) led task force issued its final report on 31 May, recommending that all the costs in balancing services use of system (BSUoS) charges should be treated solely as cost recovery. The report will feed into Ofgem’s decision on the Targeted Charging Review (TCR) Significant Code...

Regulation and policy

Smart meter rollout: Ofgem’s latest thinking

Ofgem’s latest thinking on the smart meter rollout was captured in an open letter on 15 May.  This letter is Ofgem’s fifth concerned with the rollout and taken collectively the letters set out what the regulator expects from suppliers. The latest letter is essential reading for everyone involved in the...

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