Downloadable Future Energy Scenarios resources

Future Energy Scenarios (FES) brings many pieces of work together. On this page you can find links to the various documents in the FES suite, such as the data behind our graphs or links to related projects. All of our past FES documents are also available publicly available to download along with their supporting information.

Note: The interactive report will display most effectively when downloaded using Adobe Acrobat.


FES 2021 - interactive copy

The Future Energy Scenarios publication outlines a number of credible energy futures that mean we can continue to support the development of the energy system. Read it in full here.

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FES 2021 - Print ready copy

This is a non-interactive version of the main FES 2021 document that is optimised for printing or viewing on a tablet or mobile device.

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FES in Five

For faster reading, download our FES summary document, which highlights the key headlines and statistics from the full publication.


FES 2021 FAQs

Find the answers to our most frequently asked FES questions.

Scenario Framework

Find out what assumptions we used in our models.

Data Workbook

All of the graphs, charts and supporting data published in FES from our modelling.

Key changes

Discover what’s changed from last year.

Modelling Methods

Learn more about the models we used to base the scenarios on.

Regional Breakdown of FES data (workbook)

FES Modelling data segmented by region.

Regional breakdown of FES electricity data (maps)

Explore the geographical differences in electricity demand within National Grid ESO's Future Energy Scenarios 2021.

Energy Lines

FES documents archive

Review all of our previous FES publications.

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Related projects

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Bridging the Gap to Net Zero

What needs to be done to reach the UK’s 2050 net zero target.

Electricity Ten Year Statement

Our view of the future requirements of GB’s Electricity System over the next decade.

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Network Options Assessment

Our recommendation of the projects which should receive investment funding over the next year, based on requirements from FES and ETYS.

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Offshore Coordination Project

We’re working with BEIS and OFGEM to connect offshore wind to the grid.