Senior Consultant

Phone: +44 (0) 1603 542117
Email: d.starman@cornwall-insight.com

Dan has a decade’s experience in the energy market, working on wholesale energy markets, networks, retail markets and policy and regulation. Dan has led commercial and regulatory due diligence for large transmission-connected gas assets, assessed Power Purchase Agreements for renewable assets, delivered projects on local energy, and supported behind-the-meter asset developers and owners. Dan manages and develops Cornwall’s research into the generation, flexibility and networks sectors, working directly with clients and the team to deliver the best customer experience.

Dan delivers a range of training courses on subsidy-free renewables, delivery models for local energy, network charging reform, and the decarbonisation of the heat sector. His experience extends into retail market landscaping, business models and market entry, supplier costs and third-party charges, due diligence on energy businesses, and IDNO revenue assessments. Outside of work, Dan can occasionally be found discussing network charging reform over an ale (he can’t help himself). Otherwise, he is a busy dad to two young daughters, keeping up to date with the latest dinosaur fossil finds and discoveries and playing or watching rugby and football. Dan graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2011 with a BSc in Environmental Geography and International Development.

Latest thinking

Commercial and market outlook

Capacity, reform, and unlawful strategies: 5 things that happened yesterday

Capacity, reform, and unlawful strategies: yesterday was a busy day for energy geekery. The developments encapsulate the shorter and longer term challenges and uncertainties present in the energy market presently: Read the full article here


The Greater Manchester Local Energy Market – what is it?

Cornwall Insight is part of the Greater Manchester Local Energy Market (GMLEM), a project which is creating a modern energy system across the city. This world-leading scheme led by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) involves 11 key partners, and is a key part of the GMCA’s plans for decarbonisation. Greater...

Business supply and services

2021 top energy insights

View our 2021 top insights; the top podcast, insight paper, 'Chart of the week' and blog. Click the boxes below to read the full articles. You may need to log in or create a free Cornwall Insight to continue reading. Download

Heat networks

Heat network approaches being developed by devolved administrations and UK government

A number of further consultations on the policy approaches for heat networks have been issued in recent weeks:  The Scottish government published its draft Heat Networks Delivery Plan on 15 November, outlining how it will quintuple heat demand provided from heat networks in Scotland by 2030; and The UK government issued...

Low carbon generation

Paradise Lost: The changing face of Embedded Benefits

Current electricity market arrangements give rise to the concept of “embedded benefits”. These are predominantly supplier costs that are reduced or avoided via contracting with small-scale generation connected at the distribution network level instead of the national transmission system. Distributed generation does not generally attract charges for using the national...

Low carbon generation

Low-carbon levy costs to peak later than government expects

Cornwall Insight's new paper - Static Electricity: New Controls for Low Carbon Levies - has found that despite the efforts to control the costs of supporting low-carbon deployment, a continued overspend is locked in well into the next decade. Alongside the 2017 Autumn Budget the government issued details of a...