The energy crisis affects businesses as well as households

Yesterday morning we issued our updated forecasts for the Default Tariff Cap through to the end of 2023. They make for grim reading: from 1 October 2022 the Cap will average £3,500/year equivalent or so for at least a year, unless there is a collapse in the wholesale energy markets.

In contrast to households, and other than our own efforts, there has been strikingly little said about the affordability of business energy bills.

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Business supply and services

Ofgem reaches conclusion for the Microbusiness Strategic Review

The Microbusiness Strategic Review came to a close on 28 March 2022, with four finalised proposals from Ofgem that aim to protect microbusiness consumers and create a more robust framework through which the market can operate. Following the unprecedented rise in wholesale prices and recent geopolitical events, these changes are...

Low carbon generation

Are renewables the answer to Ireland’s energy crisis?

The current crisis in the energy markets may seem like it’s all doom and gloom, every week another electricity or gas supplier announces a price hike with the consumer powerless, at the whim of the global commodity prices. However, offshore wind presents a unique opportunity for Ireland, to both decarbonise...

Commercial and market outlook

Russian gas dependency and impacts on net zero

Tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border have been escalating since November last year when satellite imagery showed a fresh build-up of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border. Fast forward to the 24 February 2022, Ukraine and Russia are now at war following a Russian invasion. In response to these actions from...

Low carbon generation

High and Volatile: Trends from our Q421 Green Power Forecast

At the end of January we released our latest Green Power Forecast, projecting renewables generators revenues over a five-year horizon whilst also providing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) pricing and benchmarking updates, and a survey to gauge the latest renewables market trends. Amid the current “energy crisis” arising from an underlying...

Commercial and market outlook

2021’s most exciting ‘Charts of the week’

Some of our team have looked back throughout 2021 and picked their most exciting 'Chart of the week'. Read about their choices and click through to read the full 'Chart of the week'. To do so, you need a free Cornwall Insight account which is easy to create here. Green...

Business supply and services

Have we given up on competition in the retail market?

“Q: How does 2pm on Wednesday sound? A: Assuming we still have a functioning energy market that'd be great”.  It’s not really what you expect to see in an email at 5pm on a Friday when trying to arrange a call. But then these are certainly not normal times. In this Energy Perspective, we will...

Business supply and services

New survey shows TPIs at risk of being left behind on technology

The results from our new survey covering opinions of business energy suppliers on third party intermediaries (TPIs) are published today. It is clear that the suppliers strongly recognise the important role of TPIs in the business supply markets, but equally clear that there is much more to be done in...