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.