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Press and PR Officer
Charlotte looks after Cornwall Insight’s public relations. She builds brand awareness within the wider market giving our experts a platform to share their analysis views on current market trends.
Growing interest in renewable electricity from SMEs
Research from Cornwall Insight’s ‘TPI satisfaction survey’* found a growing interest in renewable electricity amongst businesses and Third-Party Intermediaries (TPIs). The ‘TPI satisfaction survey’ details TPIs’ views on the services they receive from energy suppliers. The 2020 edition asks which suppliers “meet TPI needs” best and how much they value…
Price cap rising to the highest level with further rises on the horizon
Commenting on today’s Ofgem announcement that the default price cap would increase by £139 to £1,277 for the six months effective from 1 October 2021 for a typical domestic customer, Craig Lowrey, Senior Consultant at Cornwall Insight, said: “Despite serving as a means by which to curtail cost increases, the…
Up to 1900MW of wind eligible for RESS-2
Cornwall Insight’s ‘Route to RESS service’ has examined the potential capacity of wind and solar that could enter the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-2) auction in Ireland, with the analysis showing that approximately 1900MW (1800GWh) of solar and 1600MW (4800GWh) of wind is eligible to bid for the 3500GWh pot….
Does the number of EV tariffs match the EV burgeoning sales?
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd (SMMT) showed that combined, Battery Electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) accounted for 17.2% of new car sales in June, with BEVs accounting for more than one in 10 registrations. Despite the boom in electric vehicle (EV) sales, Cornwall…
Minimal wind generation in Victoria highlights the importance of good interconnection
According to the latest research from Cornwall Insight Australia, the minimal wind generation observed at the beginning of July in Victoria highlights the importance of good interconnection between states as variable renewable energy (VRE) grows. Figure 1 shows the half-hourly generation by technology within Victoria over the second week of…
Renewable merchant finance unlikely to lead to mass capacity additions
Merchant finance for renewables projects is unlikely to lead to mass capacity additions to the generation fleet, according to the latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight – Merchant renewables still face challenges. To gauge the market’s temperature, Cornwall Insight surveyed 258 individuals across the industry on what type of merchant…
900,000 domestic customers impacted by SoLR over the last two years
Analysis by Cornwall Insight shows that 1.7% of customers in the retail energy market have been with suppliers subject to the Supplier of Last Resort mechanism (SoLR) process. Between 2020 and 2019, 887,000 domestic customers were supplied by a company that exited the market via SoLR, and in 2021 alone,…
Network and policy reforms affecting private wire arrangements
In recent years, many businesses have been able to save money by consuming power generated from their own sites. Many of these savings have arisen because some network and policy costs are avoided in comparison to purchasing electricity off the grid. As a result, these private wire arrangements have grown…
Incidents of price cannibalisation of renewable assets on the rise
Research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows that the growth of variable renewable energy (VRE) generation significantly impacts their captured price. In fact, in FY18, 98% of the grid-scale solar generation volumes captured prices above $50/MWh. However, this has reduced to 12% in FY21. On top of this, wind and solar…
SME power prices reach record highs
Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) power prices have continued to rise in Q221, reaching the highest level since our records began in Q212, according to the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Pricing in the SME power market report. Over the past quarter, prices have increased by 5.82% to average at…
Renewables Gas Guarantees of Origins certificate prices continue to fall
Results from Cornwall Insight’s latest Green Certificates Survey indicate the price of Renewables Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGO) certificates continues to fall. Relative to the March 2020 survey, the average reported RGGO price has fallen 30% to ~£6/MWh for 2019 vintage RGGOs and dropped 15% to ~£7/MWh for 2020 vintage…
Peak raise regulation FCAS volumes drop by 72MWs
Analysis from Cornwall Insight Australia shows an evident change in regulation Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) enablement from December onwards, with a 72 MW drop in FCAS volumes. December 2019 to March 2020 average volume peaks at approximately 315MW while 12 months later it peaks at 242MW. Overall, there is…
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