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Tim Sparks

Tim Sparks
Consultant

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I am a Consultant in the Energy Analytics team at LCP. I specialise in the GB wholesale power market, providing modelling support and analysis across a range of client projects. This includes asset valuations, modelling the impact of policy and regulatory changes, and examining the multitude of challenges and opportunities for industry participants along the pathway to Net Zero emissions. I also provide insight to support the development of the LCP Enact market data platform.

Previously I was an energy trader at EDF, where I traded intra-day power and gas as part of a 24hr shift trading desk. I have first-hand experience of optimising a portfolio of generation and battery storage assets within the short-term wholesale and balancing markets.

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Enabling clients, from BEIS, to investors and developers through to battery optimisers and traders to understand the potential of battery storage in GB and Ireland.

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

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

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

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

Enabling wind asset owners and investors navigate the multitude of factors impacting when, where and how to develop their wind farm.