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Research & publications

Find a wide range of publications that provide energy insight and analysis right here, as well as information about how we're shaping the future of energy in the UK.


Our Future Energy Scenarios (FES) and other dual fuel System Operator (SO) publications aim to encourage and inform debate, leading to changes that ensure a secure, sustainable, and affordable energy future.

Against a backdrop of political and technological change, it's impossible to forecast a single energy future over the long term. By providing a range of credible futures in these publications, it allows us to support the development of an energy system that is robust against a range of outcomes. 

Towards 2030

Find out about our vision for a net zero future by 2050 and how the energy system and our ESO role need to evolve so that we get there.

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Future Energy Scenarios (FES)

Future Energy Scenarios (FES) represent a range of different, credible ways to decarbonise our energy system as we strive towards the 2050 target.

It has an important role to play in stimulating debate and helping to shape the energy system of the future.

Find out how we develop the scenarios, how you can get involved in developing them, and of course, download the publication itself.

Future Energy Scenarios (FES)

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Network Options Assessment (NOA)

The NOA is our recommendation for which reinforcement projects should receive investment during the coming year.

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Electricity Ten Year Statement (ETYS) 2020

The ETYS is our view of future transmission requirements and capability of Great Britain’s National Electricity Transmission System.

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Power Responsive

Power Responsive is a collaborative approach to turn debate into action and realise the possibilities created by demand side solutions. Register for the mailing list for news, updates, and engagement activities.

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Markets Roadmap

Find out what we’re doing to transform markets and what our plans for the future are.

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Summer Outlook

Summer Outlook reports are designed to inform the energy industry and support its preparations for the summer ahead.

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Winter Outlook

This report draws together our analysis of the supply and demand of both gas and electricity for winter along with our initial view of the winter ahead.


Whole electricity system

Find out how we are working with stakeholders to develop a smart, flexible electricity system that with deliver services more efficiently and help us meet carbon targets.


System Operability Framework (SOF)

The System Operability Framework (SOF) takes a holistic view of the changing energy landscape to assess the future operation of Britain's electricity networks.


Regional Development Programmes (RDPs)

RDPs look across the whole electricity system to unlock more network capacity, reduce constraints and open new revenue streams for market participants.