Professor Catherine Mitchell
Professor of Energy Policy

External responsibilities

Committee/panel activities

Guest Professor, Danish Technical University Systems Analysis team, October –December 2017.

Private Briefing to BEIS Select Committee on Energy Prices, October 2017.

Keynote Speaker, Ofgem (GB Energy Regulator) Energy Systems Division 2017 Away Day.

Member of the Design Advisory Board (DAB) of the Ofgem Electricity Settlement Reform Significant Code Review (2017-2019)

Member, Advisory Board of I-REMB – Innovative rem-making of markets and business models in a renewable energy system based on wind power (a Danish funded project with PI Peter Karnoe), 2016 onwards.  

Member,  Nature Energy Editorial Advisory Panel in Social Science and Policy 2015 onwards

Advisory Board Member of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit

EPSRC Established Career Fellowship, Innovation and Governance 1 and 2, 2012-2019

Chair, The Regulatory Assistance Project, Montpelier, Vermont

Advisory Group Member of Smart Energy for Europe Platform, examining the post-2020 framework for investments in renewable generation in Europe

Lead Author of Chapter 15 National and Sub-National Policies and Institutions of the IPCC’s WG3 AR5 Report on Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change , forthcoming 2011-2014

Co-ordinating Lead Author of the Policy, Financing & Implementation Chapter of the IPCC (Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation 2008-2010

Lead Analyst of sub-Chapter 13 (Policy) of Chapter 11 (Renewable Energy) of the Global Energy Assessment undertaken through the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 2008-2010

Responsible for policy and regulation in supply theme, UK Energy Research Centre Phase 1 and 2 ( 2004-2009, 2009-2014)

Chairperson of the BIEE (2010); Vice Chair (2009)

Member of Balancing & Settlement Code Panel, 2008 - 2010

Principle Investigator, Energy Security in a Multi-Polar World 2009-2013 (Interdisciplinary research cluster involving energy policy, international relations and supply chain analysis to analyse the various temporal and dimensional aspects of energy security)

Member of Advisory Board for BRITE (Bristol Technologies for the Environment)

Member of the IPCC scoping meeting on Renewable Energy Sources, January 2008, German

Strategy Advisor to the IEA Renewable Energy Technology Deployment Integrating Agreement, 2007

International Advisor to New Zealand Government Energy Review, October 2006-March 2007

Member, Advisory Board for Sustainable Development Commission Inquiry into Ofgem, the Energy Regulator, 2006-2007

Principle Investigator, Policy and Regulatory Resource for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project (a Public-Private partnership, launched by the United Kingdom along with other partners at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002)

Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Towards a Sustainable Energy Future, Research Councils UK, 2003-2006

Member, Scientific Advisory Panel of the Centre for Analysis of Society and Environment at Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark, 2003-2006

Chairperson, 2003, GB Renewable Energy Planning Panel (report published November 2003)

Member, UK Government’s Energy Advisory Panel, 1998-2003, two terms

Member, Performance and Innovation Unit Energy Review Team, Cabinet Office, 2001-2 and Member, Resource Productivity Team, Cabinet Office, 2001

Member, DTI/DETR/OFGEM Working Group on Embedded Generation, March 2000 – February 2001

Member, DTI Working Group on Photovoltaics, October- December 2000

Non-Executive Director, Renewable Energy Association, 2002-7

Member, Advisory Board of Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol, UK, 2002 (ongoing)

Specialist Advisor to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee Enquiry into Wind Energy, 1994 – 1995

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