2. Who We Are
In May 2019, The Scottish Government committed to establishing an independent Energy Consumers Commission to enhance the voice of 'consumers who reside in Scotland' within the energy market.
We formed in July 2020 following an extended period of consultation with key stakeholders throughout the energy industry. The Commission consists of representatives with a wealth of experience in national consumer advocacy, advice bodies, academia and local groups serving energy consumers in their communities. The current membership is included in Annex A
Our 2020/2021 work plan was consulted on in October 2020 and sets out what we aim to achieve until the establishment of Consumer Scotland in late 2021, including:
- Selected opportunities for the commission to engage in focused advocacy over the coming year on a number of key themes
- Plans to support and engage with grassroots organisations.
- Specific research and campaign projects to be taken forward using funding from the energy advocacy levy in the 2020/21 financial year.
This current work plan maintains these adopted aims and objectives, detailing how we intend to use levy funding for the coming financial year 2021/22 to meet them.