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Future of Energy

It’s an exciting time for the energy industry and everyone who works in it.

If you’re interested in the future of energy, you’re in the right place.

Find out about our future thinking, top publications and transformative innovation projects that are underway.

Together, the world is focussed on creating a greener future and as the UK moves towards its 2050 net zero target, National Grid ESO has a vital part to play.

It’s our ambition to be able to operate a zero carbon electricity system by 2025 so we’re also collaborating with global industry experts to facilitate a low carbon energy future.

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Future energy scenarios

Our flagship publication, Future Energy Scenarios, outlines what the future of energy could look like and identifies credible scenarios for the next 30 years and beyond.

We also publish Bridging The Gap, a report that offers a collaborative industry view of what could happen in our quest for net zero and what needs to happen in order to get there.

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Bridging the gap to net zero

Our first ever Bridging The Gap report offers a collaborative industry view of what could happen in our quest for net zero and what needs to happen in order to get there.

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How we're innovating

Our work ranges from world-first innovation projects, such as ways to generate solar energy at night, to industry events that explore how we maintain stability on the system now that more renewables than ever are connecting to the grid.

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