Low carbon generation

Widespread investment in, and deployment of, low carbon generation assets is required to support the UK in delivering its net zero targets and interim carbon budgets. The routes to market and revenue composition of these assets is in frequent flux, with the commencement and cessation of various subsidy support mechanisms, changing policy, rules and regulations, and significant volatility in wholesale markets. Net Zero and the Energy Security Strategy represent a significant opportunity for investors and developers of low carbon generation assets, but there also exists burdensome complexity in a wide range of regulatory and commercial risks faced by developers, operators and investors.

The challenge

The electricity system needs to completely decarbonise by 2035, signalling massive investment in zero carbon sources of generation in the next decade. Developers and investors need to understand the relative opportunities available in subsidy mechanisms and the viability of alternative routes to market such as merchant assets or Corporate PPAs (CPPAs), as well as the policy and regulatory risks in development.

Our expertise

Cornwall Insight’s experts track the latest developments in low carbon generation revenues, routes to market, and regulatory and policy opportunities and risks. Our service supports developers, asset owners and investors in operating across these markets.

Our experts will add to the insight of your team, enabling you to make better decisions faster. We understand that organisations, teams and people are busy in the rapidly evolving market of today, and our data and insights enable you to act faster and sharper, improving your company’s financial and operational outcomes. Our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer independent, trusted advice. By using us, you can be assured of the latest insights and updates on the market

Decisions made with better information lead to better returns. Our low carbon generation advice includes support on:

  • The latest forecasts of generator revenues
  • The most insight intelligence on the main movers and shakers in the market
  • How regulation and policy changes may affect returns and opportunities

Our service provides you with high quality, actionable insights on which to base your business decisions. You can enjoy the advantages of speed and quality of information and confidence in decision making engendered by our specialists being across the market, as well as saving on the direct costs of meeting these essentials needs.

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