Our Stakeholder Feedback document provides a summary of the feedback we received and outlines how your views will shape our scenarios for 2014.
"For 2014 we are developing four UK Future Energy Scenarios, each with a different emphasis on sustainability and affordability."
We launched our 2013 UK Future Energy Scenario (UK FES) in July last year. Its release also marked the start of the consultation process for our 2014 FES during which we sought the views of our stakeholders so our 2014 scenarios would be as plausible and credible as possible, and with a suitably broad range. This consultation process involved a series of interactive workshops in London and Glasgow, and one-to-one meetings with relevant industry experts to learn what’s on the horizon in their fields of specialisation.
We have now published our UK FES Stakeholder Feedback document. It provides a summary of the feedback we received during the consultation and outlines how your views will shape our scenarios for 2014.
One of the most consistent themes was the uncertainty surrounding the future of energy in the UK; many stakeholders wished to see more scenarios to capture and reflect this uncertainty. Another theme was the suggestion that our scenarios should be based on the so called energy ‘trilemma’ of balancing sustainability, affordability and security of supply. A third was the growing desire for a clear storyline to support the data in the document.
To address this feedback and provide a broader envelope of potential energy futures, for 2014 we are developing four UK Future Energy Scenarios, each with a different emphasis on sustainability and affordability. In addition, we will enhance the narrative surrounding the scenarios so we can continue improving transparency, accessibility and value for our stakeholders. We are now carrying out our detailed scenario modelling, working towards our publication date of 10 July 2014.
The UK FES Stakeholder Feedback document can be found here on our website, along with the 2013 UK FES document and further information on the Future of Energy and both the Gas and Electricity Ten Year Statements.
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