Make my dreams come true: Ireland and Corporate PPAs

Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) are very much in the news both internationally and in the Irish market. Amazon’s recent announcement of Ireland’s first unsubsidised CPPA, an agreement with the proposed 91.2MW Meenbog wind farm, is an exciting development. This deal follows the 4 February 2019 letter from Minister Bruton to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), in which the Minister expressed confidence in the corporate sector as a route to market. In this blog, we ask: is the Irish CPPA sector at an inflection point? Does the Amazon deal signal growth, or will the more optimistic projections be confounded?

Related thinking

Net zero corporates and ESG

More details required for large-scale solar rollout in EU

Last week, our 'Financing net zero forum' gathered to discuss the role of private capital for the next wave of solar across Europe. Joining the meeting chair, Cornwall Insight's Daniel Atzori, were our guest panellists from a leading developer and the Global Infrastructure Investor Association (GIIA). With the European Commission...

Energy storage and flexibility

Investor optimism sparks PPA competition

In recent months, Cornwall Insight has issued several of our regular subscription reports from our PPA Insights Service covering both renewable and flexibility Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) markets, namely the Green Power Forecast, Renewable PPA Market Share and Flexible PPA Market reports. As part of these reports, we conduct surveys...

Energy storage and flexibility

EirGrid and SONI assess future demand and generation landscape

Transmission system operators (TSOs) EirGrid and SONI have issued the All-Island Generation Capacity Statement 2020-29 that sets out expected electricity demand together with the level of generation capacity that will be required over the next ten years.  Issued on 27 August, the Statement said RoI demand is increasing, and is forecast...

Energy storage and flexibility

The future of power prices: Black swans and dragon kings

Understanding the long-term trajectory of the wholesale market is critical to new generation assets and their investment viability. Here at Cornwall Insight, we support market participants in assessing the potential outlook for wholesale power markets through our long-term market Benchmark Power Curve service. We’ve just updated our latest curves out...

Low carbon generation

Editor’s Pick | A marathon and a sprint? What next for onshore renewables?

This article was originally published in Energy Spectrum Issue 702 on 17 February 2020. For recent news and analysis on the energy market, find out more about our weekly publication, Energy Spectrum, here. In this week’s Energy Perspective, we take a look at the renewables pipeline and ask whether the volume of new...

Low carbon generation

Cornwall Insight and the UK EfW market

As the UK has continued its evolution towards decarbonisation, one of the lesser talked about success stories has been in energy from waste (EfW).  EfW in the UK has grown to around 50 operational plants processing around 12mn tonnes of residual waste (but with capacity to potentially process nearly 14mn...

Home supply and services

Not mushroom for competitive prices: Switching behaviours in the SEM

The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published its August 2019 Customer Switching Report for the Electricity and Gas Retail Markets on 24 September. In this edition of the blog, we compare monthly switching trends with CRU’s quarterly Electricity and Gas Retail Markets Report to explore whether fluctuations in...

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...

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.