In the second of a new monthly series of podcasts, Cornwall Insight’s retail energy market experts Anna Moss and Robert Buckley chat to Head of Research, Ed Reed. They mull over a busy autumn 2018 of increasing competition, several supplier exits and the looming default price cap. They conclude by discussing the ongoing work by the regulator and government to possibly introduce further market rule changes in 2019 and give their opinions on what else the year may have in store.
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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...
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...
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...
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,...