Our energy networks – the wires and pipes that deliver energy to our door every day – are the backbone of this energy system and understanding what investment is needed to adapt to these radical changes is crucial to keeping the lights on, keeping everyone warm and meeting our net zero obligations.

In response to this challenge, since 2015, Regen has pioneered the Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) approach, an analysis based methodology that directly supports electricity and gas networks with long term strategy and network planning processes, at a localised level.




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Recent Projects

NGED Distribution Future Energy Scenarios
The context: distribution network planning To meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets, the energy…
Hebrides and Orkney – Future Load Growth Investigation
Within their RIIO-ED2 business plan, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) identified the need…
Scenario Deployment Analysis for Long Duration Electricity Storage
Regen, in partnership with LCP Delta, undertook a study for DESNZ looking at the…

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Recent Blog Posts

14 May 2024 Investing in local grid infrastructure should be a national priority
While recent focus has been (rightly) on upgrading the national transmission network to make…
8 April 2024 Somerset Energy Investment Plan – a roadmap to net zero
In May last year, Regen was commissioned by Somerset Council to develop a county-wide…
15 March 2024 Regen awarded strategic funding for two network innovation projects
“We’re excited to be starting work on these two important projects. Both will look…

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Our Expertise

Ray Arrell
Associate Director
Ray is part of the Regen leadership team, overseeing our work and strategic goals…
Bruce Bardsley
Bruce is an Associate of Regen. He has assisted the data analytics team in…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Jonty Haynes
Principal Analyst
Jonty is a Principal Analyst at Regen delivering a range of technical support services,…
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Senior Energy Analyst
Tamsyn is a senior energy analyst interested in all things people and digital. She…
Poppy Maltby
Head of Local Energy
Poppy is Head of Local Energy at Regen. She is leading our work to…
Grace Millman
Senior Energy Analyst
Grace is a senior energy analyst at Regen delivering high quality research, analysis and…
Meagan Reasoner
Energy Analyst
Meagan is a energy analyst who joined the Regen team in September of 2022…
Patti S
Senior Energy Analyst
Patti is one of Regen's senior energy analysts, working to deliver high quality data…
Joel Venn
Head Analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Sophie Whinney
Senior Energy Analyst
Sophie has a masters in Engineering Design from the University of Bristol, where she…
Hazel Williams
Associate Director
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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Recent Publications

Project UN:LOCK report and assessment tool
Electrification: The local grid challenge
Go West! An analysis of the energy system benefits and policy implications of a more geographically diverse offshore wind portfolio

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