With another two suppliers hitting the buffers in the last month, government and policy at a standstill, regulatory change cauterising investor confidence and the SMART meter roll out way behind schedule, there is an argument to say forget the UK energy market and go and look elsewhere to invest.
But it is not all as bad as it may appear.
Despite the barriers that are created through a vacuum of policy, the fundamentals are all pointing to a world of opportunity.
Whilst hunkering down with existing assets and waiting for circumstances to change may feel like the least risk option, it is also likely to deliver lowest returns. Policy and regulation change will always follow not lead markets. So how, in a world of opportunity, do investors navigate policy vacuums and uncertainty?
There are three key ingredients which if put in place can help deliver an investible and future proofed investment strategy:
It is not an easy time for investors but by applying rigour and expertise to decision making there is a way through. It is not straight forward, but as a sector, the underlying fundamentals should be sufficiently attractive for investments to be made with confidence.
EnergyBridge helps businesses and investors navigate the complexity of the UK market with a combination of market and operational expertise and experience. www.energybridge.co.uk