Clearing smoke and breaking mirrors

With a truly independent eye, we worked out the real costs and benefits between various renewable investment options with a view to designing technology-neutral auctions.

Low carbon, low cost?

A UK client wanted us to help assess the value for money of alternative low carbon electricity generation investments.

How level is the playing field?

We conducted an analysis of the value of different policy interventions to investors under the current policy framework. For example, we compared the contractual terms offered in the Hinkley C Contract for Difference, with the terms offered to renewable investments.

We also assessed the value of the system costs and benefits associated with different technologies – creating a level playing field to inform design of tech neutral auctions.

The gavel comes down

Our analysis has helped UK stakeholders understand the real costs and benefits of various renewable investment options, as well as how to design technologically-neutral auctions.