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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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Dual fuel publications

Future Energy Scenarios (FES)

Find out about the future energy scenarios and participate in the consultation process. You can contribute to our scenarios to better understand the future usage of energy.

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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.

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Summer Outlook

Summer outlook reports are designed to inform the energy industry and support its preparations for the summer ahead (April to October).

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Electricity publications

​Electricity Ten Year Statement (ETYS)

Part of the annual electricity transmission planning cycle that shows the likely future transmission requirements of bulk power transfer capability.

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Network Options Assessment (NOA)

The NOA has an important role in the development of an efficient, coordinated, and economic system of electricity transmission.

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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.

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Future of balancing services

A smart, flexible system that makes the best use of all the energy resources available will enable us to meet our customers’ needs in a balanced, efficient and economical way.

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Transmission performance reports

Performance reports show how well the system operation has fared through auditors' assessment of our processes and also by quantifying key reliability measures.

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Our consultation responses

Here you will find our most recent consultation responses to help you understand our position on a variety of issues.

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Future of energy

We produce scenarios to give us a way of understanding future of energy usage and a greater degree of confidence in our decision-making. To discover more about our Future Energy Scenarios (FES) and how you can get involved in the consultation process, please visit our Future Energy Scenarios website.

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