Steven
Britton

Senior Consulting Analyst

Phone: 01603 542126
Email: s.britton@cornwall-insight.com

Steven is a consulting analyst on our consultancy team, having joined the company in September 2015. His specialist areas include gas regulation and code governance; flexibility market regulation, and water market competition.

He provides support on consultancy projects across a wide range of topics, including gas shipping, market entry, peaking plants, batteries and local energy markets. He is also involved in ad hoc work such as writing alerts and attending industry meetings, as well as the delivery of training.

At Cornwall Insight, Steven has:

  • Led our move into the water sector
  • Attended UNC code governance meetings since 2016
  • Regularly presented at our customer forums
  • Supported local authorities on entering the 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...

Regulation and policy

Spring renewal: CMP332 withdrawn pending reinvigoration

Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review (TCR) has been a major workstream in the electricity industry since it was kicked off in March 2017. Looking at several elements of the network charging regime that were deemed no longer fit for purpose in the changing energy system, it has wound its way towards...

Commercial and market outlook

April Fools’ Day 2020 | In today’s other developments…

Today, our Daily Bulletin featured some additional developments happening in the energy sector. As it's April 1st, we thought we would share these stories with you. However, if you are interested in our usual accurate news and insight on the energy sector, please see here for our Energy Spectrum and Daily Bulletin...

Regulation and policy

Points for trying: switching data cleanse struggles over the line

While Ofgem has been pressing the industry to cleanse its data ahead of the future switching arrangements, the Switching Programme has missed one of its data checkpoints by a noticeable margin, prompting remedial actions. The Switching Programme is moving the industry towards new arrangements from July 2021, which should see...

Energy storage and flexibility

Storage story: a regulatory run-down

While electricity storage has long been recognised as a crucial solution to mitigating the drawbacks of some types of renewable generation, it has taken some time for the regulatory and charging framework to catch up. It has taken years, but recent progress on the licensing and exemptions from some final...

Regulation and policy

Winding down: NGESO proposes virtual inertia specifications

By this time next year, intermittent generation may be able to provide virtual synchronous services to the industry under a new Grid Code modification proposal. Raised by National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO), GC0137 Minimum Specification Required for Provision of Virtual Synchronous Machine (VSM) Capability seeks to create requirements for...

Regulation and policy

One in, one out: Code Consolidation SCR opens as TCR draws to a close

The number of Significant Code Reviews (SCRs) that Ofgem is progressing shows little sign of diminishing with the launch of the new Retail Code Consolidation SCR on 29 November. This came barely a week after Ofgem’s decision on its Targeted Charging Review (TCR) and, since this has not yet formally closed, it...

Low carbon generation

Does net zero mean zero gas?

The electricity industry has been experiencing fundamental change for the past decade, during which time structural changes to the gas industry have been rather more limited. However, this will have to change in the coming years as the move towards net zero sees decarbonisation intensify. Few would dispute that the...

Regulation and policy

Progress or Regress? – The Vulnerability Conundrum

On 25 September Ofgem released its Vulnerable Consumers in the Energy Market: 2019 report. The report shows how well suppliers are doing in supporting those customers who need extra help. The results are mixed, with some good progress being made, but there are clear challenges that still need to be...

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