Recent challenges have emphasised the recurring importance of the energy trilemma, namely the need to decarbonise the energy system while ensuring energy security and affordability. The government announced its Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) in April 2022 to address these issues. In July, the government published a consultation paper for REMA, presenting a number of proposed reforms.
With the GB market set to undergo the largest market design shake-up in a generation, Cornwall Insight has surveyed the audiences of two recent webinars to understand what the market thinks about the upcoming reform and some of the options on the table.
With power prices expected to remain high for the foreseeable future and increasing challenges to our energy supply, the energy trilemma – the need to deliver net zero while preserving our security of supply in a way affordable to consumers – is taking centre stage once again.