Latest podcasts

  • Home supply and services

    Consolidation in the domestic energy market: An interview with Shoosmiths

    Cornwall Insight and the UK law firm Shoosmiths have published a report on consolidation in the domestic energy market. Over the last five years or so, the market has undergone a period of intense competition. Lower barriers to entry saw a rise in licensed competitors, diversifying propositions, service and added...

  • Net zero corporates and ESG

    Is our energy market design fit for net zero?

    In our latest podcast, our Research Partner, Dan Atzori, and our Senior Modeler, Tom Edwards, discuss energy governance challenges and how to overcome them. A number of key stakeholders in the energy transition are raising the issue of whether the governance status quo is adequate for achieving net zero. While...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Bite size: EVs in the Capacity Market

    In our first CI bite size podcast, our experts take on the topic of EVs in the Capacity Market, asking: what is the Government proposing, and is it a good idea? Oliver is joined by Cornwall Insight consultants, James and Jacob, who tidy the whole thing up in under 10...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Energy policy and regulation – looking back to look forward

    Our Head of Training, Ed Reed and Head of Relationship Development, Robert Buckley, mark 750 Energy Spectrum weekly bulletins with our latest podcast. Our experts discuss policy and regulatory changes that have been covered over 15 years of analysis and commentary from the Cornwall Insight team. From this, they look...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    International Women’s Day 2021: What it means to us as women in the energy industry

    Catherine Edwards, Emma Bill, Naomi Potter, Ruth Young and Vicky Merrison virtually came together to record a special podcast in celebration of International Women’s Day 2021. We openly discuss our experiences as women in energy and the working world, from school and university to progressing in our careers. We talk...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    REC-ing your brain over faster switching?

    In our latest podcast, Associate Director for Training Ed Reed, Analysts Kate Morley and Emma Bill, come together from different locations to discuss Ofgem’s Faster Switching Programme and the underlying Retail Energy Code (REC). With the new faster switching arrangements set to go-live in summer 2022, the trio revisit the...

  • Low carbon generation

    Nodes, flows and zones: transmission network charges for generators

    The upcoming 'Capacity Market' and 'Contracts for Difference auctions' have put transmission network charges back under the spotlight, with generators needing to take a long-term view of 'Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS)' charges their projects will face.  In this podcast, James Brabben and Andrew Enzor discuss the latest developments...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Talking to Ofgem about the Future of System Operation

    In this podcast Tom Corcut, Deputy Director for wholesale markets in Ofgem joins Emma Burns, Senior Consultant Cornwall Insight to discuss the recommendations that Ofgem made in its publication on the future of system operation in January 2021. Tom and Emma talk about Ofgem’s findings and why it has made...

  • Low carbon generation

    O come all ye flexible – the challenges of getting into the Capacity Market

    The festive period is often a time of reflection, and given the recent publication of the Capacity Market prequalification, we thought it was a good chance to look back at what participants have had to go through to get to this point. In our latest podcast, two members of our...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Decarbonising mobility after COVID-19, in collaboration with TLT LLP.

    In our latest podcast, Cornwall Insight’s Research Partner, Dan Atzori, speaks with Maria Connolly, partner and head of Clean Energy & Real Estate at TLT, about electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. The decarbonisation of mobility is now increasingly seen as a priority by policy makers and market players on...

  • Business supply and services

    How smart energy data is shaping the consumer relationship, and what does the future hold?

    In our latest podcast, Senior Consulting Analyst Jacob Briggs and Senior Retail Analyst Oliver Archer get carried away discussing what new data-driven service suppliers and energy service companies are offering customers, and what innovative offerings are in the pipeline.  From decarbonising household supply, to helping the elderly age well at...

  • Business supply and services

    Using Good Practice To Improve Consumer Outcomes

    In our latest podcast, Associate Director for Training Ed Reed, Analysts Tom Faulkner and Emma Bill come together from different locations to discuss the importance of energy supplier good practice in ensuring compliance and delivering good consumer outcomes. With Ofgem having moved towards more principles-based regulation, the trio discuss best...

  • Low carbon generation

    Crystal balling – Seeing into the future with forward power curves

    Following on from our previous podcast two months ago, 'Crystal Balling - Future power prices and the impacts of net zero'. Emma Burns, Senior Consultant, and Tom Edwards, Senior Modeller, reunited to discuss the thinking behind our 'Benchmark Power curve service' and our view of the market and prices out...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Electric vehicles: reaching net zero

    In our latest podcast, Retail Manager Anna Moss, came together from different locations with Analyst, Katie Hickford and Senior Consulting Analyst, Jacob Briggs, to take a step back and ask some big questions around decarbonising road transport. What do we need to do to achieve net zero? Where are we...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Crystal Balling – future power prices and the impacts of Net Zero

    In our latest podcast, Wholesale Manager James Brabben, Head of Modelling Tom Musker and Senior Modeller Tom Edwards discuss our latest views long-term power prices. Part of a series covering our assessments of the future wholesale power market, the trio discuss the latest results from our 'Benchmark power curve' service and...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    The Impact of COVID-19 on System Balancing

    In our latest podcast, Senior Modeller Tom Edwards and Senior Consultant Emma Burns discuss the impact that changing system conditions are driven by the COVID-19 pandemic has had on how the system is balanced. They discuss the new tools that National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has developed, how the market...

  • Low carbon generation

    COVID-19 lessons on the path to net zero 2050

    In our latest podcast, Senior Consultant Craig Lowrey and Senior Writer Nick Palmer discuss Craig’s Energy Spectrum piece on the lessons from the current lockdown for the path to net zero. They look at the current low demand-high renewables situation and what we can learn for the future of the...

  • Low carbon generation

    The impact of COVID-19 on financing low-carbon infrastructure

    Our latest podcast features Cornwall Insight’s Research Partner, Daniel Atzori, and Key Account Leader, Bertie Bagge. In the podcast, they interview Dan Wells, partner at Foresight, and Gareth Baker, partner at Gowling WLG. The group discuss the likely impact of the COVID-19 crisis on financing low-carbon infrastructure. Our experts look...

  • Business supply and services

    Challenges in the domestic propositions market

    In this podcast, Retail Manager, Anna Moss and Senior Analyst, Kate Hill defy the challenges of being in lockdown under COVID-19, with multi-locations and persistent cats, to discuss the domestic tariff landscape. We’re currently in a time of great change. As a result, we’ve seen some significant changes to the wholesale...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Virtual Lead Party: Opening up opportunities for flexibility providers to access BM & Project TERRE

    This podcast features our experts, Tom Edwards, Senior Modeller and BSC Panel member, and our Head of Training, Ed Reed. They introduce the new arrangements that allow more asset owners and operators to provide balancing services to National Grid ESO. Specifically, they discuss the introduction of the new “Virtual Lead...

  • Home supply and services

    Home is where the smart is

    In this podcast, Anna Moss and Oliver Archer discuss the rapidly evolving smart homes with Tom Faulkner. Over the next few years, the connected homes market is forecasted to grow substantially. Consequently, technological innovations, the revolution in the availability of customer data and trends across consumer markets towards personalisation drives...

  • Low carbon generation

    Capacity Market: guess who’s back, back again!

    In our latest podcast, experts Emma Burns and Tom Edwards discuss the recent developments on the Capacity Market since its reinstatement announcement on 24 October 2019. The Capacity Market (CM) is a mechanism that ensures there is electricity available by providing payments to generators. Consequently, this encourages continued investment in...

  • Heat networks

    The future of UK heat networks

    In our latest podcast, our experts Ed Reed, Tom Lusher, Stuart Leaver and Duncan Southgate – an associate – discuss developments in the UK Heat Networks Space. This follows on from our popular insight paper "The Future of UK heat networks – critical comparisons with European markets". The experts discuss...

  • Business supply and services

    Sustainable energy procurement and the “micro-utility”

    In this podcast, James Goldsmith from our Irish office talks with James Brabben about sustainable energy procurement. They specifically discuss how businesses can procure their energy in both GB and Ireland and the rise of the "micro-utility". During the podcast, they visit the landscape for procurement and how it is...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Smart charging: The future of EV charging

    In our latest podcast, Tom Lusher, Tom Edwards and Jacob Briggs discuss recent developments in the electric vehicle (EV) smart charging space. They unpack two significant consultations from the government. The first lays out future proposals of smart charging; meanwhile, the second seeks views on installing charge points in buildings....

  • Regulation and Policy

    Special edition: The codes they are a changing | Code Governance Reform

    Our Head of Training, Ed Reed, talks to our GB energy market industry code experts, Adam Boorman and Tom Edwards as they discuss the ongoing government and Ofgem led code governance reform programme. The industry codes set out the detailed commercial operation of the GB electricity and gas markets. Moreover,...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Fully charged: Storage in the GB electricity sector

    In our ninth podcast, the modelling and consultancy teams at Cornwall Insight discuss electricity storage in the GB electricity sector. Paul Anderson, Tom Edwards and Tom Palmer explore: what electricity storage iswhat role it playsthe available revenue streamswhat is next for electricity storage in the GB power market Electricity storage systems,...

  • Low carbon generation

    GB wholesale power market trends and views on future developments

    In our latest Podcast, our two Senior Modellers, Tom Edwards and Tom Musker provide their views on a range of wholesale market issues, including recent trends and future developments. The questions are posed by Ben Hall, our Head of New Business, and focus on key topics including: drivers of recent...

  • Regulation and Policy

    The Retail Energy Code: The future of switching and the future of code governance

    In this podcast, Cornwall Insight’s Steven Britton, Ken McRae and Robert Buckley discuss what the programme means for the future of switching, as well as how the Retail Energy Code (REC) represents the next step in the development of code governance. Ofgem’s Switching Programme focuses on the future of switching,...

  • Business supply and services

    Shifting sands: what’s really going on in the business energy market

    In this podcast, Anna Moss, Tom Goswell and Molly Lloyd explore the business energy market in Great Britain. This is an area of research that we have reported on for over 15 years during this time the sector has experienced significant change. Our experts discuss the key characteristics of the...

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