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Helping you make sense of the Australian energy sector.

Consultancy

We provide project and advisory services to companies across the industry, from generation, project development and energy retailing to network companies, investors, government departments and professional firms. As well as, a seamless range of advisory, research and bespoke consulting services to support organisations through their business and financial planning, strategy development, due diligence, policy design, risk management and regulatory assessments.

 

Our capabilities

Energy retail and services in Australia: Growth in Australia’s retail markets is accelerating as more new players enter the market with innovative market offerings. Cornwall Insight has significant experience working with innovative new retail market entrants in the Australian energy retail and services market. We work with our clients to understand the complexities of the retail industry and provide actionable advice on the full breadth of the market, including routes to market and propositions, market-entry, and competitor strategies.

We support with the following:

  • Market entry
  • Product proposition
  • Due diligence
  • International markets
  • Market intelligence
  • Market design
  • Risk management
  • Strategy development

 

Flexibility and smart services in Australia: Cornwall Insight is at the forefront of flexibility in the sector and has partnered with customers to help them successfully deploy battery storage, peaking assets and demand-side response across single projects and portfolios. We have also undertaken analysis on emerging business cases utilising optimised decentralised assets in the distribution network. We provide advice on revenue modelling, strategy, business case development, due diligence, regulatory rules and market intelligence.

We support with the following:

  • Internal modeling review and recommendations
  • Battery storage optimisation modeling
  • Market intelligence
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Behind-the-meter business case development and assessment
  • Asset aggregation and market participation strategies
  • Demand response

 

Natural gas and hydrogen in Australia: Cornwall Insight has unrivalled gas expertise in the Short-Term Trading Market (STTM) and the Declared Wholesale Gas Markets (DWGM). We have undertaken reviews of natural gas supply adequacy as well as market drivers and growth analysis. Additionally, we have reviewed hydrogen applications for gas replacement in the gas network as well as for gas-powered generation. Cornwall Insight has also advised customers involved in the biomethane and hydrogen markets in Great Britain, supporting on strategy, business case development, as well as regulatory and competitor analysis.

We support with the following:

  • Gas network modeling
  • Market intelligence
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Procurement strategies
  • Long-term forecasts

 

Networks and interconnection in Australia: Our experts have a deep and practical understanding of the complex commercial and regulatory aspects of energy networks, both at the transmission and distribution level. This expertise focuses on network operation and its impacts on the market and prices, changing charging methodologies and tariffs and their effect on market participants. We also focus on the financials of the networks themselves and the wider system impacts from their development.

We support with the following:

  • Market intelligence
  • Tariff evaluation
  • Policy and regulatory

 

Power generation and renewables in Australia: Cornwall Insight advises a wide range of clients including developers, investors and government in the power generation and renewables sector. Our deep market and regulatory insights enable our customers to capture opportunities and identify risks to their business, as well as the emerging market trends early, and be the first to adapt. We provide long term price forecasts on the wholesale energy market and for Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS). We also advise on strategy, business case development, informing and driving policy design, offering horizon scanning on regulatory and policy change, and conducting market studies and competitor analysis. We also provide assistance on Marginal Loss Factors, bidding dynamics and market control, power purchase agreements, system strength requirements and renewable energy target certificates.

We support with the following:

  • Due diligence
  • Business case development
  • Revenue modelling and stacking
  • Power Purchase Agreements and Routes to market
  • Technology evaluation
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Renewable energy target and other state subsidy schemes
  • Strategy development
  • Marginal Loss Factors
  • Price projections – wholesale energy market and FCAS
  • Investment appraisals
  • Internal modeling review and recommendations

 

Technology and innovation in Australia: Cornwall insight has significant experience in supporting technology organisations in understanding and developing value in the energy market. This includes market entry in different regions, partnerships, business cases, market intelligence and advisory support. We have also analysed and reviewed blockchain-based businesses for investors evaluating entry into the sector.

We support with the following:

  • Market entry and competition analysis
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Business case evaluation and development
  • Modeling review and analysis
  • Strategy development