Cornwall Insight named as a partner on project Rewire-NW

Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research and analytics company, is pleased to announce that it is a partner in the Prospering from the Energy Revolution project Rewire-NW, a two-year project that will design a smart local energy system for the Warrington area.

The project, led by Pure Leapfrog, aims to improve efficiency and productivity of Warrington’s energy system by optimising the current energy infrastructure and bring forward proposals to adapt it to be able to deliver average cost savings of 25% and meet Carbon Budget Five.

Project partners are drawn from across the energy industry, local government and academia. Cornwall Insight will deliver the market insight and segmentation, commercial and regulatory elements of the project.

This project is funded through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) “Detailed Designs for Smart Local Energy Systems” with 50% of the £2.8m funding coming from the project partners.

Dan Starman, Lead Consultant at Cornwall Insight, said:

“Net zero requires a step-change in new technology adoption and the development of new business models. The solution to delivering zero greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be highly driven by local resources and spatial distribution of assets and consumers. It may require alterations to the current regulatory environment in addition to those currently being progressed by Ofgem and BEIS.”

“Being part of the ambitious Rewire-NW project will allow us to test these new models with a range of other innovative businesses to drive decarbonisation at a reduced cost. It will also highlight regulation that impedes their development and allow us to propose amendments to deliver a lower-carbon future.”

Notes to Editors

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is the national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. UKRI is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

This project is funded through the UKRI “Detailed Designs for Smart Local Energy Systems” competition. More information can be found here:

Carbon Budget Five covers 2028-2032 and places a restriction on the total amount of greenhouse gases the UK can emit over the 5-year period. The UK is the first country to set legally binding carbon budgets.

  • The project partners are:
  • Pure Leapfrog (lead organisation)
  • Altana Wealth Limited
  • Cadent Gas Limited
  • Cornwall Insight Group Limited
  • Gridserve Sustainable Energy Limited
  • Integrated Environmental Solutions Limited
  • Qbots Energy Ltd
  • Sp Energy Networks
  • Switch2 Energy Limited
  • Together Energy Limited
  • University of Strathclyde
  • Warrington Borough Council