Storegga Appoints Nicola Cocks as Head of Regulation and Policy

Storegga, the independent UK decarbonisation early stage developer, has appointed Nicola Cocks into a new role as Head of Policy & Regulation. Nicola joins from Thames Water, the UK’s largest water company, where she sat on the company’s executive team as Regulation Director. In the role, she was responsible for building and establishing an open and constructive relationship with the regulator, the customer challenge group, board and colleagues.


Prior to Thames Water, Nicola was a director in KPMG’s energy and natural resources practice. The role involved working as a strategic adviser to UK network companies on business planning and price control reviews, regulatory insight and advice and independent assurance reviews. Nicola joined KPMG from Ofgem, where she was Head of Projects & Programmes. She was notably the programme manager for the joint state of the market assessment with OFT and CMA.


Nick Cooper, CEO of Storegga, said:

“Nicola has done the hat trick of working at a regulator, a major consultancy, and in industry so we feel very lucky to have her expertise on our leadership team. Engaging positively with various government offices to establish supportive regulatory frameworks is vital to the country’s success in decarbonising our environment.


“Success is worth fighting for. We have huge potential to smash our net zero targets, and become a world leader in decarbonisation technologies and operations. We can create really exciting jobs that will support transitioning our economy away from traditional fossil fuels. We can deliver something that we can all be proud of for future generations.”


Nicola Cocks, Head of Policy & Regulation at Storegga, added:

“If we work with the government and regulators to share our experience and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, we can achieve our net zero targets together. A crucial element will be demonstrating to society that the decarbonisation industrial revolution is both a force for good and value for money. “Storegga has the backing of major international infrastructure investors and is led by clever and enthusiastic people, determined to make the UK a leader in carbon reduction and removal. I am really looking forward to helping them realise their decarbonisation ambitions. Storegga’s current projects have the potential capacity to remove huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Being a part of the transition to a low carbon world is something my family and I can be really proud of.”

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Notes to Editors:
Storegga
Storegga is an independent, UK-based carbon management business at the forefront of the global Net Zero strategy. It aims to champion and deliver carbon capture and storage (“CCS”), hydrogen, and other subsurface renewable projects in the UK and internationally to accelerate carbon emission reductions.


Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Pale Blue Dot Energy, Storegga is the lead developer of the Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (“CCS”) and Hydrogen project, providing essential infrastructure to help the UK meet its net zero targets.


The Acorn Project will provide critical backbone infrastructure for the Scottish Cluster. The Scottish Cluster unites communities, industries and businesses to deliver CCS, hydrogen and other low carbon technologies, supporting Scotland, the UK and Europe to meet net zero goals.


Storegga has partnered with leading engineering and technology groups at the forefront of their fields to accelerate infrastructure development. The Company has partnered with Carbon Engineering to develop Direct Air Capture (“DAC”) in the UK.


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For more information on Storegga, Pale Blue Dot or Acorn contact storegga_media@camarco.co.uk or
020 3757 4980


For more information on the Acorn CCS and Hydrogen Project, please visit: About Acorn – Acorn CCS https://theacornproject.uk/about/