Cornwall Insight in the news | June 2019

We are proud that our experts are regularly featured in the media and news stories on a variety of topics across the energy sector. Here are just a few places we have been mentioned this June.

Senior Modeller Tom Edwards commented on the Capacity MarketT-1 auction’s record low prices in Current News and Energy Storage News. He explained that the low prices have still been disappointing for clean technologies hoping to compete against dirtier counterparts.

Alex McGregor an analyst in the wholesale team spoke to Greentech Media on the Brexit threat to Europe’s Carbon Price. Speaking about the threat he said “Brexit is adding considerable uncertainty to the picture.”

Our research on Electric Vehicle driving range extending to over 200 Miles featured in electropages and Car Magazine. The research showed that although range anxiety is one of the key barriers to EV adoption, the average range for electric cars now stands at around 202 miles.

Whether the market could be driven by subsidy free PPAs was discussed by Gareth Miller our CEO in Renewables Now. He explained that subsidy-free PPAs are expected to play a pivotal role in GB’s zero emissions goal, and current conditions show that certain utility floor-price PPAs and Corporate PPAs can enable some investment in onshore renewables, even in the absence of traditional government support mechanisms.

Robert Buckley Head of Retail and Developmentwent live on BBC Radio 4 discussing Scotland’s north-south divide in energy costs. The story can also be seen on BBC online. Robert explained that “customers in the north of Scotland pay more because they have less access to the gas network and are reliant on electricity or oil, which is more expensive.”

Smart meters hit the headlines when Oliver Archer shared research on how installations would have to quadruple to meet the current 2020 target. The story featured in Smart Energy International, Current News and Energyzine.

If you would like to feature one of our experts, please contact Charlotte Nelson on c.nelson@cornwall-insight.com.