Project duration: February 2020 – October 2020
Regen is working with WPD to develop Distribution Future Energy Scenarios for new electricity generation, storage, and demand out to 2050 to inform network planning and investment.
We have just lived through a decade of great change in the energy system, and are looking forward to further, greater change in the near future. Regen is working with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to produce the 2020 Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) for each of their four licence areas, consulting with over 125 local authorities, as well as developers and community energy groups to develop stakeholder-led future scenarios to inform network planning and investment at WPD.
This refreshes our previous analysis process for the 2019 DFES, for the first time including three net zero scenarios.
The results will be published in Winter 2020.
Regen consulted with local stakeholders in May 2020
Due to the ‘ongoing circumstances’ relating to gatherings of large people, this year we moved online to host four consultation webinars with WPD and Regen speakers discussing local issues with over 200 stakeholders across the licence areas. To see the slides, recordings, and summary reports of these sessions, please click here.
A preview of the West Midlands licence area stakeholder engagement report is shown below, the reports cover who attended the events, the results of the live questions, and a summary of how we are incorporating direct stakeholder feedback in the modelling for WPD DFES 2020.
Regen has previously published several studies, looking at renewable and non-renewable electricity generation, electricity storage, and the growth of electricity demand from new-builds as well as new disruptive demand from electric vehicles and their chargers, heat pumps and air conditioning.
- Regen has published DFES with WPD since 2016, the previous study is available here
- Regen has assessed how decarbonisation will change the use of the gas grid, our regional growth scenarios are available here
If you are interested in finding out more about our future energy scenarios work and this project, please contact Frankie Mayo or any of the analyst team at Regen.