Jane is Deputy Director for the Net Zero Transition at Ofgem, the GB energy regulator. She led on Ofgem’s 2019 Decarbonisation Action Plan, which set out for the first time the regulator’s upcoming actions on decarbonisation, and is now helping to embed strategic focus on key issues for the Net Zero Transition across the organisation. She worked in the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change until 2016 in roles such as as Head of Evidence and Deputy Head of Science, and leading on industrial energy efficiency policies. She studied and worked as an astrophysicist, after her interest in science was sparked by an energy-industry sponsored girls-into-science event series as a young person.
As the market focus and customer needs shift and urgency increases, policy also needs to evolve to keep up with the pace of change. What policy and regulatory changes are needed to tackle network and infrastructure challenges in European markets, and what kind of policy does a digitised power sector really need?