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 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. 


GB 36 Bus Electricity Transmission Network Model

A 36-bus equivalent network representing the National Electricity Transmission System of Great Britain was modelled in DIgSILENT PowerFactory. The entire system was split into 36 zones for which the relevant generation and demand were evaluated. Generators within each zone were categorised into fuel types and the demand was split into active and reactive demand. Line impedances were also calculated to represent the electrical distance between the zones. 


Future Energy Scenarios (FES)

Future Energy Scenarios (FES) represent a range of different, credible ways to decarbonise our energy system as we strive towards the 2050 target. It has an important role to play in stimulating debate and helping to shape the energy system of the future. Find out how we develop the scenarios, how you can get involved in developing them, and of course, download the publication itself.

Other key publications

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.

Future of the ENCC

The Future of the Electricity National Control Centre (ENCC) outlines the current and future operability challenges from a control room perspective.