Dr Simon Cran-McGreehin works in the Analysis Team at the Energy Research Partnership (ERP), a public-private joint venture that seeks to address strategic issues affecting research and deployment of energy technologies. He has undertaken projects on energy technologies for transport, energy use in buildings, and community-led energy schemes.
Simon previously worked at Ofgem for six years on a range of energy policy topics, including retail market issues, energy efficiency, environmental policy, and finance. He worked primarily on electricity networks policy, including tariffs for using distribution networks, and funding decisions for large-scale transmission projects.
Simon completed his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of St Andrews, using semiconductor processing to create miniature “optical traps” for biological tests.
He has broad scientific interests, has volunteered with environmental charities, and currently volunteers at Parkinson’s UK (a medical research charity).