Future Energy Scenarios

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ESC launches modelling tool for 2050 scenario planning

The Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) has launched a new software modelling tool that can weigh up different scenarios on how national, regional and local energy networks in the UK can use storage and flexibility technologies to decarbonise at least cost....

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National Grid ESO outlines future energy scenarios

National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has published its Future Energy Scenarios report which provides analysis of five potential 'energy futures' for 2050, including a net zero analysis.

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National Grid launches 'Future Energy Scenarios' report

A report which provides an insight into how we could be using energy in the future and where it could come from has been released by National Grid - with electric vehicles and decentralisation both featuring prominently.

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Gas has 'important role' in all foreseeable futures

Gas will continue to play an "important role" in all foreseeable futures for the energy system, according to system operator National Grid.

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Rise of EVs could add 18GW to peak demand by 2050

The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) could add up to 18GW - or 30 per cent - to peak power demand by 2050, National Grid has predicted in its latest Future Energy Scenarios report.

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Gas: four paths to 2050

National Grid is to boost customer engagement to provide a clearer picture of the future of the gas transmission system

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National Grid: Gas network must be 'more flexible' to deal with...

The gas transmission network will need to become "more flexible" to deal with the growing volatility of supply and demand, National Grid has said in a new report.

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Editor's weekly: the next phase for decarbonisation

Whole system thinking about energy is coming into its own as the capacity of the power sector to take us further down the road to decarbonisation runs low.