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Distribution Future Energy Scenarios

The energy landscape is changing fast as the way our customers and communities generate and use energy evolves. Our role is to plan our distribution networks to facilitate their decarbonisation objectives and choices, and to enable their journey to Net Zero.

To achieve this, we need to forecast and understand our customers’ changing electricity requirements – this is the purpose of our Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) forecasts.

Given the uncertainty and ever-changing policy landscape in which we operate, we have created forecasts for four scenarios, which reflect differing levels of consumer ambition, government/policy support, economic growth and technology development.

Following the publication of first DFES forecasts on the 1st May 2020, we have engaged with a wide range of our stakeholders. We are grateful for the feedback received during the past few months – we have used this to update our DFES forecasts. Such feedback is vital to ensuring that our forecasts reflect the plans and ambitions of the local communities we serve.

Our updated DFES forecasts below describe how electricity generation and demand may evolve in our SP Distribution and SP Manweb regions over the next 30 years.

Data Workbooks and Methodology

Previous DFES publications





Distribution. Future Energy Scenarios.

SP Manweb. Future Energy Scenarios.

SP Distribution. Future Energy Scenarios. Key findings.

SP Manweb. Future Energy Scenarios. Key findings.

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