There is a place for new energy suppliers in the industry but some of the barriers need to be removed.
That’s according to Jacqui Hall, Managing Director of CNG, an independent supplier of commercial gas, which is striving to offer a viable alternative to the Big Six.
Speaking to ELN at the New Energy Market conference in Manchester yesterday, she said: “What [new suppliers] need is some of the entry barriers to be eased or lifted so they can come into the market and understand what the market is all about without being restricted by heavy regulation and heavy security issues they may find.”
Jacqui added competition is crucial for the industry so it “doesn’t get strangled by legislation and by the Big Six taking control”.
She also gave her top tips for those looking to enter the market: “Research, find a partner you can work well with and be innovative.”
On what she wants from the next government, Jacqui said: “We want them to understand us – to open their mind to what is really affecting our market and industry and to see and hear what we have to say.”