Previous plans and documents

On this page, you can find all previous Forward Plan and RIIO-2 draft documents.

The ESO has had an evaluative incentive scheme since April 2018. During the period from 2018-21, the ESO (in consultation with its stakeholders) published a Forward Plan to set out its activities for each financial year. These Forward Plans were shaped by stakeholder consultation.

The ESO’s incentive reports for the 2018-21 period set out our progress against the activities set out in the Forward Plan.

Our business planning documents for the RIIO-2 period date back to April 2019.

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Incentives scheme and Forward Plan reports queries:

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RIIO-2 Business Plan queries:

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RIIO-2 documents

Draft Business Plan submission - October 2019

Following Ofgem’s Challenge Group review of our draft submission in July, the following documents were updated and submitted to Ofgem ahead of the Final Determinations in December.

You can also read our official response to Ofgem's Draft Determinations.

Draft Business Plan submission - July 2019

In this section you will find the first iterations of our Business Plan documents submitted to Ofgem’s Challenge Group for their initial feedback.

Our ambition - April 2019

As part of the early RIIO-2 submission process, we outlined our ambitions and mission statement which you can find below.

Forward Plan documents

Forward Plan 2020-21

The final 2020-21 Forward Plan was published in March 2020, setting out our activities for the 2020-21 period. Prior to publishing the final plan, we had consulted on a draft plan, and stakeholders had provided their feedback. We also published a Forward Plan Addendum in July 2020, to take account of the impact of COVID-19 and the feedback provided in Ofgem’s Formal Opinion.

Here you can download Forward Plan 2020-21 documents and information that provides more context around our activities.

Forward Plan 2019-21

The final 2019-21 Forward Plan was published in March 2019, setting out our activities for the 2019-21 period. We produced a two-year plan to provide visibility of the remainder of the period before RIIO-2. Prior to publishing the final plan, we had consulted on a draft plan, and stakeholders had provided their feedback.

Here you can download Forward Plan 2019-21 documents and information that provides more context around our activities.

Forward Plan 2018-19

We published the final version of our first ESO Forward Plan in March 2018, setting out our activities for the 2018-19 period. Here you can download Forward Plan 2018-19 documents and information that provides more context around our activities.

Performance reports relating to the Forward Plan

These reports relate to the ESO’s incentive schemes from 2018-21, and show our progress against each year’s Forward Plan. They were used by Ofgem and stakeholders to assess our performance, as part of our evaluative incentive scheme.