Catherine
Edwards

Consulting Analyst

Phone: +353 1 234 2413
Email: c.edwards@cornwall-insight.ie

Catherine is an analyst at Cornwall Insight and focuses on providing consultancy support as well as content for some of its many publications such as Energy Spectrum Ireland.

Some of Catherine’s other projects include:

  • providing support on consultancy work regarding electric vehicles,
  • developing a new consultations register and alert product for the company,
  • supporting on the bi-annual Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) report,
  • delivering training to clients on the Capacity Remuneration Mechanism (CRM)
  • delivering training to the Irish and Northern Irish energy market.

Latest thinking

E-mobility and low carbon

EV Charge Points

As part of the Climate Action Plan, Ireland has committed to having nearly one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030. To help encourage the uptake of EVs, a number of incentives have been put in place such as tax subsidies and generous grants toward the purchase of a new or...

E-mobility and low carbon

EV Demographics: Urban vs. Rural

From a weather and geography standpoint, Ireland is an excellent country for an electric vehicle (EV) takeoff. It is a small island; there is partial national ownership of electrical supply; the climate is relatively mild; and the landscape is EV friendly (there is no major mountain pass or tough terrain through which people must cross). Additionally,...

Home supply and services

Retrofitting, it’s on the House… Almost

In this week's blog, we look at Minister Bruton's Monday announcement that the DCCAE “will ring-fence one-third of the carbon fund for housing upgrades… Bringing total investment in retrofitting to almost €6 billion”. This announcement comes at an appropriate time given that large-scale retrofitting is called for in the Climate...

Commercial and market outlook

Editor’s Pick Ireland | Taking advantage of the opportunities in RESS

The Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) has been designed to replace the previous Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT) schemes that closed in December 2015. The RESS scheme is designed to help promote the generation of electricity from renewable sources and will ultimately help Ireland achieve some of its Climate Action...

Low carbon generation

Financial opportunities in RESS-1

The proposed new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) will provide support to renewable electricity projects in Ireland. The scheme will be a competitive auction based funding mechanism with a primary focus on cost effectiveness. The RESS-1 auctions are actively targeting between 1TWh – 3TWh of renewable energy that can be...