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Distribution Future Energy Scenarios

The energy landscape is changing fast as the way our customers and communities generate, consume, and interact with 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 our DFES forecasts earlier in the year, we engaged with a wide range of our stakeholders. We are grateful for the feedback received and look forward to continuing to engage with you and hear your insights. Such feedback is vital to ensuring that our forecasts reflect the plans and ambitions of the local communities we serve.

Our December 2020 updates are below and describe how electricity generation and demand may evolve in our SP Distribution and SP Manweb regions over the next 30 years.


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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