James
Cunningham

Consultant

Phone: 01603 542106
Email: j.cunningham@cornwall-insight.com

James is a Senior Consulting Analyst with four years’ experience in the energy industry. He specialises in flexibility, and in particular the Capacity Market, but has also worked on a range of projects covering generation, networks and the retail market. His work involves the analysis of current and future revenue streams and market developments, both in GB and Internationally, in order to support clients with planning the strategic direction of their businesses.

Whilst at Cornwall Insight James has supported numerous applications to the Capacity Market, undertook Due Diligence work for a portfolio of generation assets and supported the development of numerous business cases. The latter involved forecasting and modelling of numerous revenues streams, market scoping exercises and hosting strategic workshops for multinational organisations.

Latest thinking

Energy storage and flexibility

Glory Days – T-1 auction clears at £45/kW

To say the T-1 Capacity Market (CM) auction clearing at £45/kW per year was a surprise feels like an understatement. It looks like a major windfall for successful participants in the auction –  many are asking just what happened? Easy money Until February, it looked like prices would clear at...

Commercial and market outlook

Editor’s Pick | Lower procurement targets recommended for 2020 CM

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has issued its updated recommended procurement targets for the upcoming Capacity Market auctions. For all three auctions, the recommended capacity level was lower than the target previously confirmed by the Secretary of State (SoS). A series of reports, published on 9 January, set out...

Heat networks

Money for nothing – NI non-domestic RHI payments

The Northern Ireland non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was introduced in November 2012. Its aim was to incentivise the uptake of renewable heating technologies by providing participants with subsidies to generate heat from renewable sources, such as biomass. Despite its best intentions, the failings of the NI RHI are now...

Commercial and market outlook

I -SEM go-live date delayed until 1 October

The SEM Committee (SEMC) announced today (17 April) that the go-live date for the Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) has been pushed back until 1 October 2018. I-SEM is the new wholesale electricity market arrangement for Ireland and Northern Ireland, designed to integrate the all-island electricity market with European electricity...