Project duration: 2015 – 2018

The aim of this analysis was to support WPD to conduct network planning and investment appraisal. This was done by informing future load analysis, helping to identify where strategic network investment or active network management was needed. The fast-changing nature of our energy networks and the urgent goal to reach net-zero mean that we need this analysis now more than ever.

Since 2015, Regen has worked with WPD in the development of a methodology and process to create distribution future energy scenarios. WPD used the data from this 2016-2017 to identify potential network constraints and to develop a set of sub-transmission investment options.

Our reports for WPD’s licence areas are now available:


WPD has published its reports on the licence areas, Strategic network investment, based on the growth potential data we provided, which assesses options for reinforcement and provides recommendations for ‘low regret’ investment.

Regen are also working with UK Power Networks (UKPN), Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Wales and West Utilities (WWU) to develop detailed local scenario analysis for the future development of distributed energy. To find out more about our other Scenario projects, click here.

To find out more about our work with Scenarios, contact Poppy Maltby at


People on this project

Ray Arrell
Head of Future Energy Systems
Ray is part of the Regen senior management team, leading our work and strategic…
Johnny Gowdy
Johnny is a director of Regen and leads the development of our advisory projects,…
Poppy Maltby
Head of Cities and Regions
Poppy is Head of Cities and Regions at Regen. She is leading our work…
Joel Venn
Head Analyst
As head analyst, Joel is responsible for leading and developing Regen’s analytical team, as…
Hazel Williams
Associate Director
Hazel is responsible for Regen’s project delivery, leading on resourcing, quality assurance and developing…

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