We consult our stakeholders annually on the future of energy and publish the results of that consultation in January through our Stakeholder Feedback Document.
The UK Future Energy Scenarios (FES) consultation is an annual process that initiates National Grid’s annual planning process. Any information received through the FES consultation will help to inform our scenarios, which are presented every July in our FES document. The scenarios are then used for evaluating network requirements outlined in the Gas Ten Year Statement (GTYS) and the Electricity Ten Year Statement (ETYS), as well as for other important modelling activities.
The consultation process consists of a series of workshops, bilateral meetings, questionnaires and our annual conference. Through this process we listen to the views of our stakeholders, engage in further discussion with them and act on what they tell us when developing our next set of scenarios.
This year there has been an important development in our stakeholder engagement and scenario development processes. Ofgem have modified National Grid Electricity Transmission’s licence and require submission of our
proposed scenarios to them by the end of January each year. The Stakeholder Feedback Document represents our submission to Ofgem. It summarises our stakeholder engagement and how we have acted on them, our initial thoughts on our new suite of scenarios and also highlights how we have developed our analysis and modelling from last year.
Our stakeholders’ views were positive regarding our 2014 FES in terms of scope, content, process and delivery. Stakeholders stated there was no requirement for radical changes so we have adopted an “evolutionary” approach to the creation and development of our 2015 FES. They represent a logical progression of our 2014 FES with improvements and revisions based on stakeholders’ feedback.
Our 2015 Stakeholder Feedback Document provides a summary of the feedback we received and outlines how your many views will shape our scenarios for 2014.
Engagement is vitally important in an industry such as ours, where there are so many divergent views. I have been very impressed with the level of detail in the Future Energy Scenarios presentations, which is exactly what I was looking for.
Andy ScottStrategy Manager UK - Europe, GDF Suez
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View this video for highlights of the UK FES 2014 conference along with an overview of key messages and stakeholder insights.