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Future planning 2021 onwards

We’re developing our next business plan against a background of rapid change in the energy industry. So, it’s more important than ever to hear your views about our business planning activities.

Future planning in a rapidly changing energy landscape

The energy sector is undergoing massive transformation. Decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation are shaping a new energy landscape with different types of electricity generation, more industry parties to engage with and changing consumer behaviour.

Against this backdrop, we need to create a business plan for the ESO that meet the needs of current and future consumers while facilitating the rapid changes in the energy landscape.


Our next business plan 

We’re currently preparing our business plan for the next RIIO regulatory price control period which will start in April 2021. The ESO became a legally separate business in April 2019 and for the first time we have our own price control. This offers a unique and exciting opportunity for us to set the direction of the business.

Our plan will detail: 

  • the services we’ll provide 
  • the investments we’ll make  
  • how we’ll innovate for the future 
  • the performance outcomes upon which we’ll be measured
  • how our stakeholders have helped shape the proposals. 

We’re encouraging anyone that has an interest in what we do to get involved. We want to take account of a broad range of views about our changing industry and gain insight into what’s important to you.

You can find out more about how to get involved and our upcoming engagement plans by using the link below.

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Independent scrutiny of our business plan

We’re working with our independently chaired ESO RIIO-2 Stakeholder Group. Their role is to scrutinise our business plan and look at how we’ve incorporated stakeholder feedback. 

The Group will submit a report to Ofgem in addition to our own business plan submission. 

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RIIO-2 business planning timeline and process

We are required to submit our business plan to Ofgem by the end of 2019 for the regulatory price control period beginning in 2021.

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RIIO-2 draft business plan

Download our draft plan and find out how we're addressing an energy sector that's undergoing massive transformation.

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Have your say on our future plan

As we develop our future business plan, we want to hear the views of a wide range of people and organisations.

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ESO RIIO-2 Stakeholder Group

As we develop our business plan we’re working with our independently chaired Stakeholder Group whose role it is to scrutinise and challenge our proposals.

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How we're performing

We monitor performance and produce reports to show our progress made on a monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and yearly basis.

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