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Northern Powergrid publishes Distribution Future Energy Scenarios

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Northern Powergrid, the Distribution Network Operator for  Yorkshire, the Northeast and northern Lincolnshire, has published their Distribution Future Energy Scenarios presenting different potential futures for the region they serve based upon analysis performed by Element Energy. Element Energy produced regionally bespoke scenarios of future demand and generation for Northern Powergrid based upon the 2019 Future Energy Scenarios published by National Grid, the Electricity System Operator for Great Britain. These scenarios feed into the Element Energy Load Growth model that Element Energy built for Northern Powergrid as part of a recent Network Innovation Allowance project. This tool allows them to investigate the impact of the different future demand and generation scenarios on their distribution network to help them plan for how the electricity network can support decarbonisation in their region. These regional forecasts, including the uptake of low carbon technologies such as electric vehicles, can be investigated at a local authority level in an interactive online tool. Northern Powergrid are now running consultations, supported by Element Energy and ODI Leeds, to get feedback from local stakeholders on their plans for decarbonisation to help inform the next iteration of their Distribution Future Energy Scenarios.

You can see the full Northern Powergrid press release here.

For more details on this work please contact Jake Howe or Mark Hughes.












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