Tom
Faulkner

Senior Analyst

Phone: +44 (0)1603 542123
Email: t.faulkner@cornwall-insight.com

Tom is a Senior Analyst within the regulatory team, focusing on wholesale markets, code governance and electricity networks. He also helps to deliver our monthly non-domestic Energy Supplier Forum and green generators forum as well as presenting on several of our training courses. Tom authors our monthly generator impact report and regularly writes alerts and content for Energy Spectrum.

Prior to joining Cornwall Insight in June 2019, Tom graduated from UEA with an MSc in Environmental Sciences, with his masters’ research project focusing on how energy companies are preparing for Brexit.

Latest thinking

Regulation and policy

Answers to some FAQs about Brexit

Following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 and the signing of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, aspects of the relationship between UK and the EU in respect of the arrangements for energy trading and cooperation have changed. We set out answers to some Frequently Asked Questions...

Regulation and policy

Back to the Future: long term vulnerability outcomes

100 days have passed since the UK was placed into lockdown and, as the government looks to continue easing of restrictions, it’s worth reflecting on where we’ve been and start looking ahead to where we’re going. Thanks to papers from Citizens Advice and National Energy Action (NEA) we now have...

Regulation and policy

Building foundations: Improving outcomes for vulnerable customers now and in the future

The standards of conduct in the electricity and gas supply licences set out that suppliers must ensure that “each Domestic Customer, including each Domestic Customer in a Vulnerable Situation, is treated Fairly”. This licence condition is principles-based and so exactly how each supplier interprets it is up to them. Although,...

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...

Regulation and policy

Principles-based SEG-ulation

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) went live on 1 January 2020. While billions around the world were welcoming in a new decade, new obligations meant that from that moment all suppliers with over 150,000 domestic electricity customers had to have a SEG compliant tariff. A SEG compliant tariff, simply put,...

Regulation and policy

New Year’s Resolution – Improve the Protections Given to Vulnerable Consumers

Ofgem published its final Consumer Vulnerability Strategy (CVS) in October, setting out how it plans to tackle vulnerability in the energy market. While the CVS covers the time period up until 2025 the regulator gives us an idea of what to expect in the first year of the strategy in...

Regulation and policy

Is there an energy supplier heaven?

Hapless demise Toto Energy’s exit of the market on 23 October pushed the number of suppliers leaving the market in 2019 alone up to nine. Alongside this, Gnergy has been issued with a Final Order, while both Nabuh Energy and Breeze Energy find themselves subject to Provisional Orders, meaning that...

Regulation and policy

Life is a SoLR-coaster you just got to ride it

On Tuesday 13 August Solarplicity became another in an ever-growing line of suppliers to fall ill to the tough market conditions and exit the market either voluntarily or through the Supplier of Last Resort process (SoLR). Exiting the market is becoming a more common occurrence, this being the third exit...