What Grid Regulation Could Learn From the Food Sector

By [email protected] A new report on possible reforms to the U.K.’s electricity sector draws inspiration from an unusual source: the food industry.

ReShaping Regulation, a study by policy expert Laura Sandys, in partnership with Professor Richard Green and Senior Research Fellow Jeff Hardy from Imperial College, London, aims to show how energy consumption could become as flexible as supermarket shopping given the right regulatory framework.

“We wanted to start with a blank sheet of paper and say: ‘How did other sectors go from a clunky utility model to a distributed, energetic, entrepreneurial and innovative model?’” said Sandys, an energy policy adviser who is also

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