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

Regulation and policy

Net Zero Strategy and Budget reaction with Craig Lowrey

Yesterday, at our 'Net zero business forum', senior consultant Craig Lowrey gave his reaction to energy aspects of the UK budget and the flurry of policy announcements that preceded it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zeldg2yG09M Our 'Net zero business forum' Our online bi-monthly 'Net zero business forum' offers members the opportunity to benefit from...

Home supply and services

Why gas shippers are important

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Home supply and services

The gravity of the default tariff cap and the impact of the SOLR process

With wholesale gas and electricity prices continuing to reach new records, successive supplier exits during September 2021 and a new level for the default tariff cap (£1,277 for a typical dual fuel direct debit customer) for Winter 2021-22, the GB energy market remains on edge for fresh volatility and further...

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...