Wholesale Team Lead

Phone: +44 (0)1603 542144
Email: t.dixon@cornwall-insight.com

Tim specialises in wholesale and renewables markets, with areas of expertise in renewables revenue streams, PPA market analysis, and wholesale power and gas market analysis.

Tim leads Cornwall Insight’s work on the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariff schemes through our forecasting services, and also authors several of our renewables PPA, flexible PPA, and Balancing Mechanism products. He contributes regularly to Cornwall Insight’s training services, delivering courses that cover the GB electricity, renewables and PPA markets.

Tim joined the team in 2015 after completing his Master’s Degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering.

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...

Commercial and market outlook

Divergent electricity prices in the wake of Brexit

On 1 January 2021, the UK left the European Union (EU) and as such is no longer part of the Internal Energy Market (IEM). While the UK and the EU agreed a post-Brexit Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 24 December, outlining how energy markets, interconnectors and regulation will be affected,...

Low carbon generation

Mutualisation? Oversupply? Banking? Latest developments in the ROC market

We track the ROC markets closely through our within-year and long-term market forecasts of ROC values and supplier costs. In this blog we provide a view on the latest market developments and our current forecast levels. If you are interested in the Renewables Obligation, or our market forecasts for the...


Event | An update on recent and upcoming changes in the Flexibility space

Cornwall Insight is holding a virtual event for flexibility market customers on Thursday 20 August 2020, from 10am until 12pm. Our experts will be giving an overview of current and upcoming trends across the wholesale and retail flexibility space. This will be split across two sessions - the first considering short-term changes and the...

Energy storage and flexibility

FiT costs to reach all-time high amid COVID outbreak

Energy Third Party Charges (TPCs) have certainly been in the limelight recently, and rightly so as less consumption from non-domestic sectors is resulting in a greater recovery of money from domestic households amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Several measures have been taken to date to protect domestic suppliers and consumers from...

Low carbon generation

Flexible Asset PPAs – more capacity, more competition

The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) market for flexible assets in the last six months has both grown in size and seen increased levels of competition as new offtakers and optimisers make themselves known in the market. What do we mean by the PPA market for flexible assets? We mean the...

Low carbon generation

Imbalance price soars to 8-year high as RSP gets used

Last night's (4 March 2020) imbalance prices reached >£2,000/MWh as National Grid was utilising Short-term Operating Reserve (STOR) generators during this period. Despite these generators requiring a much lower price to ramp up output (utilisation prices are typically less than £50MWh), they were priced in the Imbalance Pricing Mechanism at...

Energy storage and flexibility

Five things we learned in our new Flexible PPA Market Report

Cornwall Insight has been examining the fast-developing market for flexible asset Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with a new report, The Flexible PPA Market Report, specifically launched to cover this. Through our leading market research and regulatory expertise, complemented by in-depth discussions with a range of market participants, the report encapsulates...

Low carbon generation

Easter weekend – a glimpse into the future for wholesale power?

In what has previously been a rare occurrence on the GB transmission system, the minimum daytime demand dropped below night time minimum demand twice in succession over the Easter weekend, as high levels of embedded solar generation reduced the need for grid connected energy production. In this blog we look...

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