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About FES
Future Energy Scenarios 2022

With an ambitious target for net zero emissions by 2050, our energy system will need to transform rapidly while continuing to deliver reliability and value for consumers.

We believe decarbonising energy is possible but also that it will be complex, not least because there are many ways to reach net zero, each with their own trade-offs.​

Our Future Energy Scenarios (FES) outline four different, credible pathways for the future of energy between now and 2050. Each one considers how much energy we might need and where it could come from. The overall scenarios remain consistent with those in FES 2020 but the details within them are new for 2022 following extensive modelling, research, and stakeholder engagement. 

Our scenario framework

FES can be used can be used to inform network planning, investment decisions and government policy.

These are our four scenarios:

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More information can be found in the following thought piece.

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Scenario framework thought piece

Introducing the new scenarios and scenario framework for FES 2020

View the scenario framework

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FES 2022 Stakeholder Feedback Document

Read this year’s Stakeholder Feedback Document to see the engagement that has taken place and the insight we have gathered for FES 2022. Our engagement for FES 2023 will commence in autumn 2022, look out for more information via newsletter later in the year.

Download the FES 2022 Stakeholder Feedback