Dr
Craig

Senior Consultant

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542104
Email: c.lowrey@cornwall-insight.com

Craig has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector, building upon academic research to apply knowledge and skills in a wide range of roles including consultancy, wholesale and retail trading, procurement and risk management.

Joining Cornwall Insight in 2016, Craig has provided in-depth analysis and modelling to inform investment and procurement decisions across a wide range of public and private sector clients.

This has included leading Cornwall Insight’s work contributing to the Scottish Government’s establishment of its planned Public Energy Company, analysis and reporting of the impact of the GB domestic energy market’s default tariff price cap on energy market innovation, and an assessment of the impact of potential regulation of energy third party intermediaries (TPIs) and brokers.

He graduated from Brunel University in 1999 with a PhD in Economics, having completed a BA in Economics at the University of Sunderland in 1993.

Latest thinking

Home supply and services

The default tariff cap and the law of unintended consequences

With all eyes on the immediate challenges facing the energy supply market and the impact of the default tariff cap as a contributing factor, it is important to note that the cap for the coming winter period should not be considered in isolation and that attention will swiftly turn to...

Commercial and market outlook

Flight of the Phoenix – could green investment point the way forward post-COVID?

As economies around the world move from “disaster preparation” to “recovery preparation”, the low carbon and renewable sector has been earmarked as a means by which to target government support in a manner consistent with medium and long-term policy targets – such  the UK’s own net zero 2050 objectives. While...

Home supply and services

From “what if?” to “what now?”

As the UK begins its third week of lockdown, the nation’s energy sector continues to wait to see whether there will be any economic or financial support targeted specifically at end users, suppliers, network operators and fellow participants alike. Immediate issues for end users include their ability to pay their...

Commercial and market outlook

April Fools’ Day 2020 | In today’s other developments…

Today, our Daily Bulletin featured some additional developments happening in the energy sector. As it's April 1st, we thought we would share these stories with you. However, if you are interested in our usual accurate news and insight on the energy sector, please see here for our Energy Spectrum and Daily Bulletin...

Commercial and market outlook

COVID-19 virus and the GB energy sector webinar

This webinar explores our take on the emerging disruptions to the electricity and gas markets as COVID-19 tightens its grip on the UK. We highlight how the struggles of consumers in managing the virus has already caused unintended consequences for suppliers. Also, how these consequences could develop in the coming weeks...

Home supply and services

BBC Radio Norfolk interview: The drop in oil price and the potential effects on customers bills

Craig Lowrey, one of our Senior Consultants, was live on BBC Radio Norfolk’s airwaves discussing the recent drop in oil prices, following a dispute by Russia and Saudi Arabia over reducing oil production. Craig told listeners that last Friday in response to the Coronavirus hitting global demand for oil, there...

Low carbon generation

Oil prices slump as OPEC-Russia output deal collapses, prospect of price war emerges

The price of crude oil has fallen by just over a third since last Thursday ($50/bl) after the production sharing deal between OPEC and Russia (OPEC+) seemingly collapsed following an inability by the group to agree a concerted response to the coronavirus outbreak. Having fallen by approximately 10% on Friday,...

Low carbon generation

Tomorrow evening could see electricity demand peak for this winter

The latest forecasts from National Grid for electricity demand indicate that tomorrow’s (21st January 2020) evening peak will see the highest half-hour demand so far this winter, with approximately 49GW for the period commencing 17:30. As such, this is therefore likely to be one of the Triad periods used to...