Strategic investment options: Shaping Subtransmission
The Distribution Future Energy Scenarios are used as an input into our Shaping Subtransmission studies, which aim to assess the ability of the existing network to accommodate new demand and generation connections under the DFES scenarios. We are currently on Round 2 of our studies; please see the table below for the latest and upcoming areas for study.
|South West||South Wales||East Midlands||West Midlands|
Area currently being studied
Next area to study Q3/Q4 2019
Detailed analysis on the Subtransmission network for each licence area is carried out on a two year rolling cycle, and identifies thermal and voltage constraints on the network. We then work to assess options for conventional reinforcement and provide recommendations for low regret investment. The Shaping Subtransmission studies are also used to understand the economic potential for demand side response and/or generation constraint to avoid conventional reinforcement.
For each licence area we publish a report and host a webinar to disseminate information on our Strategic Investment Options studies to stakeholders. Please use the links on this page for each licence area to access the latest information and an archive of previous Shaping Subtransmission studies.