2050 Energy Infrastructure Outlook
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
This Project will deliver data for the UK on different types of fixed energy
infrastructure from now until 2050. The cost and performance data will enable
evaluation of different energy scenarios as well as allow for the option of
undertaking optimisation analysis.
The Project will gather cost and performance data on different types of
infrastructure associated with specific energy vectors. The energy vectors under
The degree to which the above parameters can change due to the impact of certain
variations will also be captured by this project. The variations in question are:
- Distance and scale
- Overall volume of deployment
- UK region
Develop a data set for future project use that will be consistent with DECC, the
Energy Technology Institute (ETI) and other ETI members (E.ON, EDF, BP, Shell,
DECC, Defra, etc).
Outlook scenarios that provide an overview of timescales of infrastructure
deployment – this would indicate the costs and timing of alternative infrastructure
to gas networks and inform the business to the realistic long-term transition
required to switch from gas heating to other networked heating solutions.