Joe
Camish

Senior Analyst

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542147
Email: j.camish@cornwall-insight.com

Joe is an analyst in our wholesale team specialising on balancing services, primarily frequency response and reserve services, along with the Balancing Mechanism. This sees him lead the delivery of our GB Frequency Response Markets report focusing on Firm Frequency Response (FFR), and our BM service.

More widely, Joe also has knowledge of wholesale gas, power and commodity markets, both in GB and Ireland, publishing our weekly Irish Energy Market Bulletin.

Joe joined the team back in 2017, having graduated from the University of East Anglia to a masters level in Environmental Science, focusing on climate change and energy policy, UK energy generation, hydraulic fracturing and nuclear power

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...

Energy storage and flexibility

DNO to DSO: A work in progress

Last month the Electricity Network Association (ENA) published updated figures regarding the procurement of Distribution Network Operator (DNO) flexibility services. This is the latest update from the ENA since April this year, with the document highlighting the historical uptake of services across the DNO regions. The publication also provides projections...

Energy storage and flexibility

Imbalance prices rise for sixth consecutive month

This week we delve into system imbalance pricing, and look at the latest movements from the Balancing Market (BM). The BM ultimately reflects the actions taken by the transmission system operator to keep the system balanced. These actions determine the Imbalance Settlement Price (ISP) for each of the half-hourly settlement...

Low carbon generation

All-Island wind dispatch-down rises year-on-year

On 17 September, EirGrid published its Annual Renewable Energy Constraint and Curtailment Report 2019 which sets out the amount of wind and, for the first time, solar energy, that is available but cannot be used by the system (i.e. the dispatch-down of energy). Overall, the dispatch-down of energy from wind in Ireland...

Low carbon generation

Demand trends: August sees highest demand since March

This article was originally published on 25 August 2020 in our ‘SEM and commodity pricing report’.   In this week’s blog we take a look at the latest fundamental developments impacting power prices in the SEM. This will see us take a look at wind generation in the SEM this year, while...

Low carbon generation

EU COVID-19 stimulus plan – EU ETS impacts and environmental policy developments

This article was originally published on 28 July 2020 in our ‘Irish energy market bulletin’ publication.   Two weeks ago saw the European Commission’s proposed €750bn stimulus plan and revised €1.1tn proposal for the EUs next long-term budget (2021-2027) agreed upon by EU member states at the European Council. The plan...

Low carbon generation

Demand changes since the easing of COVID-19 measures

In this week’s focus we will have another look at the ongoing impact on demand from COVID-19 mitigation measures. This comes in the light of the easing of restrictions in both Northern Ireland (NI) and Ireland. On 18 May, the Irish government started its Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which...

Energy storage and flexibility

SEM Focus: Day-ahead power turns negative to record low

Last weekend saw the day-ahead power price average negative for only the second time since the new trading arrangements commenced back in October 2018. The first such negative pricing event occurred on 5 April, when the day-ahead power price averaged -€2.5/MWh. Saturday 23 May saw the power price outturn lower...

Power and gas networks

Wholesale energy prices fell to record lows in April

This week we look back at wholesale power price developments throughout April, a month which saw notable bearish price movements. The most prominent of these were the movements in the day-ahead power price. Across April the price averaged €28.0/MWh, the lowest monthly average since the commencement of project I-SEM back...

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