Rowan
Hazell

Senior Analyst

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542128
Email: r.hazell@cornwall-insight.com

Rowan works within the regulatory team, focusing on smart metering, electricity governance, and policy and regulatory developments impacting on energy suppliers and generators. He also helps to deliver our monthly Energy Supplier Forums and presents on several of our training courses. Rowan has worked on a number of projects during his time with Cornwall Insight, including work on international flexibility markets, the decarbonisation of heat, licensing, and retail market intervention.

Rowan joined Cornwall Insight in April 2017, having previously worked on the delivery of energy efficiency and fuel poverty solutions with a charity. He has completed degrees in Physical Geography and Environmental Change at Aberystwyth University.

Latest thinking

Regulation and policy

How will consumers take to Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement?

Ofgem published its decision to implement the move to Market-wide Half Hourly Settlement (MHHS) on 20 April. This confirms plans to move to new settlement arrangements over a four and a half year time period, with the Elexon-led Design Working Group’s Target Operating Model to be used as the blueprint. Meters...

Commercial and market outlook

April showers bring DUoS for every half hour

Almost two years ago, Ofgem approved DCP268 DUoS Charging Using HH Settlement Data, which will move existing non-Half Hourly (NHH) settled demand customers onto time-based Half Hourly (HH) Distribution Use of System (DUoS) unit rate charges. With the modification to be implemented in the DCUSA on 1 April, we revisit...

Regulation and policy

What will the introduction of the Retail Energy Code mean for metering companies?

Ofgem has proposed that certain metering companies will need to become full parties to the new dual fuel Retail Energy Code (REC). What will this mean in practice? Metering Equipment Managers (MEMs) is a term introduced for the REC, encompassing electricity Meter Operator Agents (commonly termed MOPs) and gas Meter...

Regulation and policy

New horizons: DCC plans to expand remit over next 5 years

The government awarded the Data Communications Company (DCC) licence to Capita subsidiary Smart DCC Ltd in 2013. As an Ofgem-regulated monopoly, the DCC’s remit was to set up the smart metering communications infrastructure, linking up 53mn electricity and gas meters with the systems of energy suppliers, network companies and third...

Commercial and market outlook

April Fools’ Day 2020 | In today’s other developments…

Today, our Daily Bulletin featured some additional developments happening in the energy sector. As it's April 1st, we thought we would share these stories with you. However, if you are interested in our usual accurate news and insight on the energy sector, please see here for our Energy Spectrum and Daily Bulletin...

Home supply and services

DCC systems now supporting over 4mn meters

One year ago, the SMETS1 end date was approaching for suppliers with derogations and for smart meters installed for prepayment customers. At this time, there were only around half a million SMETS2 meters installed, with almost 12mn SMETS1 meters deployed. A year on, SMETS2 installs have ramped up significantly, and...

Regulation and policy

JR goes in BG’s favour – should you be dancing?

On Wednesday, Ofgem’s default tariff cap hit the headlines as the Office of National Statistics announced that the lowering of the cap had contributed to UK inflation reaching a three-year low. However, it was a decision issued later in the day that will have greater significance to the industry. The...

Regulation and policy

Government moves to mandate SMETS2 installations, but at what cost?

There is little more than a month to go until 15 March, after which date first generation smart meters (SMETS1) installed for prepayment purposes or by suppliers with derogations will not count towards smart meter roll out targets. However, there is now another deadline looming, with BEIS consulting on its...