The energy industry is a complex and evolving environment facing continuous challenges and creating new opportunities.

The UK energy market is undergoing significant change. A commitment to decarbonising the market in an affordable way, while maintaining security of supply has led to fundamental shifts in how participants behave, through wholesale, capacity, balancing, ancillary and low carbon support markets. Changes in policy, regulation, technological capability and market sentiment have introduced challenges and opportunities that haven't been observed before.

Has 2021 changed the outlook for battery storage investment?

Has 2021 changed the outlook for battery storage investment?

Thought Leadership

This report takes a look back at 2021 and discusses if the investment case for batteries has changed, where future revenues are most likely to come from and the role batteries have to play in the UK energy system’s net zero transition.

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Making strategic decisions in this market has never been more complex, from short term asset optimisation to long term investment and policy decisions. We combine in-depth knowledge of the energy sector with modelling expertise developed over many years of close engagement with government and industry to help our clients make informed decisions in this dynamic environment, and provide them with an independent and unbiased point of view.

Our analysis is supported by our in-house modelling framework, which is used by both industry and policymakers. It is the primary power market forecasting tool used by BEIS to assess the impact of changes to energy policy. It is also used by National Grid to model system security and produce their annual recommendations for the capacity auction requirements, by Ofgem to assess changes to charging arrangements, and by the LCCC to set the costs to suppliers of the Contracts for Difference scheme.

We work with clients across the UK and Ireland helping them with market forecasting, revenue stacking, asset valuation, dispatch optimisation, auction bidding strategies and policy impact analysis. Our clients include generators, suppliers, investors, strategists, traders and policy analysts.


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We can help our clients with a wide range of issues from whole system modelling to individual power plant and policy impact analysis.

Strategic advice aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the risks associated with the Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference.

We advise on the optimal dispatch of assets within the wholesale market, forward planning of maintenance activities and valuation of commercial upgrades to plant.

We provide detailed forecasts of the GB and Irish power markets, using our EnVision modelling framework. This can provide both short-term and long-term forecasts of all key system metrics, from system wide to individual assets.

We work extensively in the Irish market, providing market modelling and analysis to investors, generation owners and governments.

LCP Enact is an advanced data integration and analytics platform for the UK’s electricity short term markets, allowing power traders to make more informed decisions.

Our understanding of market dynamics and modelling experience allow us to offer evidence-based recommendations on complex policy and regulatory issues that allow fully informed decision-making.

We help our clients identify technological and data led solutions to solve the issues they face. From risk modelling for pension clients to providing insight to the energy market, we use the latest cutting-edge technology to help clients make better and more informed business decisions.

We combine bottom-up unit-level modelling with market and policy insights to quantify the value and understand the risk associated with any generation asset. 

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