Ruth
Young

Senior Consultant

Phone: +353 (0)16 573424
Email: r.young@cornwall-insight.ie

Ruth is a Senior Consultant providing advice and support to a diverse range of clients and on topics and issues relating to the wholesale electricity market, demand side and the policy and regulatory landscape in the Irish markets.

She has eight years’ experience in the British and Irish energy sector, with expertise in wholesale market design and system services having worked for the Transmission System Operator (TSO) in both jurisdictions. Ruth started her career with the British TSO, National Grid progressing to the role of Senior Energy Trader before moving to EirGrid Interconnection DAC as Commercial Specialist for the East West Interconnector (EWIC).

Latest thinking

Regulation and policy

Questions from the British-Ireland Parliamentary Assembly

Ruth Young, Senior Consultant at Cornwall Insight Ireland and Robert Buckley, Head of Relationship Development, recently participated in a session at the British-Ireland Parliamentary Assembly to address recent energy trends. They prepared a sample of the briefing notes with answers to: What are the main challenges governments in the BIPA...

Low carbon generation

Government publishes Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023

This article is an extract from our Energy Spectrum Ireland service, which is a monthly publication and weekly news bulletin covering key developments in the Irish and Northern Irish energy sectors. If you are interested, we are currently offering a free trial which you can sign up to by filling...

Net zero corporates and ESG

Q4 2022 All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030 overview

This report provides an annual overview of trends for the All-Ireland Power Market out to 2030 using outputs from Cornwall Insight’s latest forward curve for the All-Island (AI) Single Electricity Market (SEM) covering Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This publication is based on comprehensive market and asset-level power...

Regulation and policy

Government to implement EU measures to address windfall gains

On Tuesday 22 November, the government announced that it will implement Council Regulation (EU) 2022/1854 to address windfall gains in the energy sector. This will include a cap on all market revenues of non-gas electricity generators, with excess revenues to be collected and used to support electricity consumers. The cap...

Net zero corporates and ESG

Q3 2022 All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030 overview

This report provides an annual overview of trends for the All-Ireland Power Market out to 2030 using outputs from Cornwall Insight’s latest forward curve for the All-Island (AI) Single Electricity Market (SEM) covering Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This publication is based on comprehensive market and asset-level power...

Low carbon generation

Impacts of COVID-19 on the renewable energy support scheme

With a lot of uncertainty around the impacts of Covid-19 on global supply chains and renewable project delivery we are starting to see the effects in the Irish Energy market, notably the announcement that prequalification for the Renewable Energy Support Scheme in Ireland will be extended. The global energy sector...

Low carbon generation

Sail away: Offshore wind vs. RESS

Last week the European Commission proposed a “Climate Law” enshrining in legislation the objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In this week’s blog, we consider the role of wind in achieving this goal, and Irelands role in the European Green Deal. As we would expect, the green deal identifies...

Commercial and market outlook

Editor’s Pick Ireland | SEAI: Transport takes the largest share of energy in Ireland

Energy-related CO2 emissions fell by 1.2% in 2018, according to the latest publication of Energy in Ireland, an annual report by the SEAI which presents the key trends in energy production and consumption. Published on 12 December 2019, the report shows how Ireland's energy system is evolving in response to...