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Distribution Future Energy Scenarios

The Distribution Future Energy Scenarios outline the range of credible futures for the growth of the distribution network. Broadly aligning with the National Grid Future Energy Scenarios, these encompass the growth of demand, storage and distributed generation, also low carbon technologies such as Electric Vehicles and Heat Pumps.

We work with Regen to create the Distribution Future Energy Scenarios for each licence area on a two year rolling cycle. We are currently on Round 2 of our DFES studies; please see the table below for the latest and upcoming areas for study.

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The uncertainty in the future path of demand and generation growth, coupled with the significant changes in energy system operation outlines the need for coordination if growth is to be achieved economically. The scenario projections are mapped geographically to our network using local knowledge and expertise to derive a regionally specific outlook for each of our licence areas. The outputs of the DFES studies are used in our Strategic Investment Options: Shaping Subtransmission studies and our flexibility analysis.

For each licence area we hold an event to disseminate information on our Distribution Future Energy Scenarios to local stakeholders. This is followed by a DFES report which is published at the same time as the Strategic Investment Options report. Please use the links on this page for each licence area to access the latest DFES information and an archive of previous DFES projects.

  • Below is an archive of the latest and previous DFES studies for the South West licence area. A link to the accompanying South West Shaping Subtransmission page can be found here.

    Round 2

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event          

    5th December 2017
    Slides available here                     

    Report DFES South West 2018


    Round 1

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event         

    3rd February 2016                        
    Slides available here                      

    Report DFES South West 2016

     

  • Below is an archive of the latest and previous DFES studies for the South Wales licence area. A link to the accompanying South Wales Shaping Subtransmission page can be found here.

    Round 2

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event          

    6th June 2018
    Slides available here                     

    Report DFES South Wales 2019


    Round 1

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event         

    15th June 2016                        
    Slides available here                      

    Report DFES South Wales 2016

     

  • Below is an archive of the latest and previous DFES studies for the East Midlands licence area. A link to the accompanying East Midlands Shaping Subtransmission page can be found here.

    the accompanying South Wales Shaping Subtransmission page can be found here.

    Round 2

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event          

    13th December 2018 
    Slides available here                  

    Report DFES East Midlands 2019

     

    Round 1

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event          

    7th December 2016
    Slides available here     

    30th March 2017 
    Slides available here:
    Strategic Investment Options
    Regen slides                            

    Report DFES East Midlands 2017
  • Below is an archive of the latest and previous DFES studies for the West Midlands licence area. A link to the accompanying West Midlands Shaping Subtransmission page can be found here.

    Round 1

    DFES OutputLink to information 
    Stakeholder Engagement Event          

    23rd May 2017
    Slides available here                     

    Report DFES West Midlands 2017