To coincide with the last issue of Energy spectrum for 2009 we compiled a supplement, which looked back at 10 of the more durable Energy perspectives issued during the year. A copy is available to download here.
Nigel Cornwall presented to GDF SUEZ Energy's customer forum on 1 October 2009. The presentation covered changes in government, an overview of energy policy development and took an in-depth look at the "summer package". Nigel's presentation can be downloaded here.
He praised Ofgem for the quality and depth of its June initial thoughts but stressed the need to fully test all options presented. But as the electricity trading arrangements presupposed market access and liquid trading of a range of products and shapes, the key lever was for the regulator to mandate some level of trading on the Big Six. He also called for a bespoke auction to provide annual power to smaller suppliers providing "shape" and annual contracts. The presentation is available here and the response (mentioned on the last slide of the presentation) can also be downloaded.
Nearly 50 attendees heard from and debated issues with Peter Atherton from Citigroup, Philip Davies from Centrica and Nigel Cornwall under the astute chairmanship of Professor Stephen Littlechild. Are the current electricity market arrangements out of date? was the theme. To read the report click here.
This paper, written by Stephen Littlechild and Nigel Cornwall for Ofgem (28 March 2009), examines the ways of increasing user participation in the GB energy sector. It looks at various approaches trialled in other markets both domestically and internationally; and issues likely to arise in transmission regulation that could impact on the next generation of price controls. The paper can be downloaded here.
With the former regulator Stephen Littlechild, Nigel Cornwall presented at a seminar on 13 February 2009 on the need for a shake-up of the Irish electricity market if effective retail competition was to occur. The presentation is available here.
Nigel Cornwall presented to Ofgem's workshop on 11 February. He supported the proposal for the regulator to have a reserve power to initiate a major policy review. He also called for a code of practice to be applied to code administrators as well as performance indicators, and for code administrators rather than modification groups to own code change proposals and reports. Download the presentation here.