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Distribution future electricity scenarios

Distribution future electricity scenarios

Take a look at our Distribution Future Electricity Scenarios report and associated data workbook, and learn more about our view of the North West's future electricity requirements.

The future of energy in the North West has never been so important

New technologies and changing customer requirements are transforming the way that electricity is generated, distributed and consumed; and our networks are becoming smarter and more flexible.

As the North West’s electrical network operator it’s our responsibility to plan for the future, and support its economic development and transition to a low carbon future.

In this section, you'll find the current and previous publications of our Distribution Future Electricity Scenarios (DFES) report, which details our view of the North West’s future electricity requirements.

It contains a range of possible views of the future, which indicate how different influences can change electrical demand and generation on our network.

Our 2019 DFES report includes a carbon compliant scenario, which provides an understanding of the steps that must be taken for our region to transition to low carbon.

Accompanying the report is the DFES workbook, which allows customers to view the raw data associated with the report to gain an understanding of what our forecasts mean for them on a local level.

We want your views on the inputs to our forecasts

We have been working with other network operators to standardise the way in which forecasts are created and presented. We are committed to this collaboration, but we also want to go one step further and gather your opinions on the information and inputs we use to create our forecasts. This is outlined in the ‘Inputs to 2020 DFES consultation’ document which describes how we use the data and information we receive. Click here to take part in the consultation.

DFES downloads


View previous versions of the DFES and associated stakeholder materials.

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Forecasting explained

Find out the many ways in which the DFES is used throughout Electricity North West.

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Stakeholder engagement

Discover how stakeholder engagement is modelled in DFES.

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