Future Energy Scenarios

  • Announcement

    Energy market and net zero transition learning and development: Role-relevant career development training

    We’re well over halfway through the calendar year and are now beginning to see more of the government’s thinking and policy-shaping around what needs to change to meet the 2050 net zero target. For example, the flurry of documents issued towards the end of 2020, including the Energy White Paper...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Network innovation: coordinating Active Network Management schemes and Balancing Services

    The volume of generation connected to the distribution networks is increasingly rapidly. Cornwall Insight is part of a consortium developing an innovation project focusing on specific conflicts which this can create in the market, with the aim of developing learnings which can be applied in a broader context. Over 30GW...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    All mod cons: Routes to market for household flexibility

    According to National Grid’s 2019 Future Energy Scenarios[1], meeting decarbonisation targets could require deployment in GB of 13GW of flexibility from commercial and industrial consumers by 2050, compared to around 1GW currently available. While there are currently no comparable forecasts for domestic demand-side response (DSR), energy suppliers and technology companies...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Five things we learnt from Energy Spectrum | 674

    We present five key themes and findings from this week’s edition of Energy Spectrum Issue 674 Our Energy Perspective considers the similar themes between the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) latest annual progress report to Parliament on reducing emissions and National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios analysis for 2019. We find...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Five things we learnt from Energy Spectrum | 673

    In the week that National Grid is set to launch its 2019 Future Energy Scenarios (FES), this week’s Energy Perspective looks more closely at how new approaches could make it more attractive for small generators to connect to the transmission system. While we await with interest to see how FES treats these issues, the...