Consulting Analyst

Phone: +353 1 234 2413

Catherine is an analyst at Cornwall Insight and focuses on providing consultancy support as well as content for some of its many publications such as SEM Chart of the Week and Energy Spectrum Ireland.

Some of Catherine’s other projects include:

  • providing support on consultancy work regarding electric vehicles,
  • developing a new consultations register and alert product for the company,
  • supporting on the bi-annual Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) report,
  • delivering training to clients on the Capacity Remuneration Mechanism (CRM)
  • delivering training to the Irish and Northern Irish energy market.

Latest thinking

Low carbon generation

Through the dark: Transformation for community energy

Community energy generation in Ireland is currently at a nascent stage, but developments in 2019 could see it become a major player in energy generation. Most community energy funding is spent on energy efficiency rather than energy generation. Our research indicates that there is as little as 6MW of community-owned...

Home supply and services

Retrofitting, it’s on the House… Almost

In this week's blog, we look at Minister Bruton's Monday announcement that the DCCAE “will ring-fence one-third of the carbon fund for housing upgrades… Bringing total investment in retrofitting to almost €6 billion”. This announcement comes at an appropriate time given that large-scale retrofitting is called for in the Climate...

Commercial and market outlook

Editor’s Pick Ireland | Taking advantage of the opportunities in RESS

The Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) has been designed to replace the previous Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) schemes that closed in December 2015. The RESS scheme is designed to help promote the generation of electricity from renewable sources and will ultimately help Ireland achieve some of its Climate Action...

Low carbon generation

Financial opportunities in RESS-1

The proposed new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) will provide support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. The scheme will be a competitive auction based funding mechanism with a primary focus on cost effectiveness. The RESS-1 auctions are actively targeting between 1TWh – 3TWh of renewable energy that can be...