Sarah has over 25 years’ experience working as an economist within the energy sector with a focus on environmental policy, the energy retail market and network regulation.
She is well known for her recent work on the implications of the move to a low-carbon economy, with a particular focus on smart technologies and consumer energy behaviour. She has been at the forefront of analysis of smart grid solutions producing the first framework for evaluation of smart grids for Ofgem and the Smart Grids Forum, been involved in the design of a number of innovative trials of smart solutions and advised regulators and industry on development of regulatory policy to get the best value from future sector changes. Sarah has worked extensively on energy retail market issues from the time the GB sector was first opened up to competition in the 1990s through to the market investigation reference to the CMA and the recent setting of a default tariff cap. She is also an expert in network regulation and led Frontier’s work for Phoenix Natural Gas in its successful price control appeal. Clients include British Gas, SSE, Ofgem, ESC and BEIS.