Future Energy Scenarios (FES) 
provide transparent, holistic 
paths through future, uncertain 
energy landscapes.

Shaping FES 2020 

Our Shaping FES 2020 call for evidence has now closed. 

Thank you to everyone that took the time to provide us with feedback and evidence from their area of expertise. 

We are now reviewing all the responses received. We will be sharing a summary of the feedback in our next newsletter that will be published during November. 


Click here for our FES 2019 document.

For more information, see the FES document page


Innovate with us: funding available through National Grid Electricity System Operator 

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) invites you to participate in our Open Innovation Event on 27 and 28 November 2019 in Birmingham.

For more information please visit our website: Innovate for us

About FES

The three drivers of decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitalisation are transforming the energy landscape, alongside continuing technological advances and economic and political changes. Great Britain has the opportunity now to make sure it has the systems and capabilities in place to support the secure, sustainable and efficient delivery of energy in the decades to come.

Our scenarios outline different credible pathways for the future of energy for the next 30 years and beyond. These consider how much energy we might need and where it could come from. They look at what the changes might mean for the industry, our customers and consumers.

All our scenarios consider energy demand and supply on a whole system basis, incorporating gas and electricity across the transmission and distribution networks.

We continually develop all aspects of our Future Energy Scenarios process ensuring that the outputs are as rich and robust as possible to provide a sound reference point for a range of modelling activities. This includes extensive stakeholder consultation and detailed network analysis, which enables National Grid to identify strategic gas and electricity network investment requirements for the future.