The energy system is transforming.
The push to reduce carbon emissions and the deployment of new technologies means our energy system is shifting to a more decentralised, smarter and more flexible model. The change touches on every aspect of how energy is provided to consumers - from generation and transport to storage and supply. At the same time, we are seeing new and potentially disruptive business models entering the market.
These changes present opportunities and risks for consumers, and challenges for the regulations and market rules that govern industry.
Powering the energy debate: Future insights
In the spring of 2016, Ofgem launched the Insights for Future Regulation project to explore the implications of system transformation.
We launched with a simple yet fundamental question: What are the drivers of energy system and market change that have the most material impact on consumers and implications for regulation?
The ‘future insights’ papers on this page present emerging thinking resulting from our research and stakeholder discussions. Select a link to view a paper:
- Future Insights Paper 1: Overview.
- Future Insights Paper 2: The decarbonisation of heat.
- Future Insights Paper 3: Local energy in a transforming energy system.
- Future Insights Paper 4: The future of domestic energy consumption.
The views expressed in these papers do not reflect established positions from Ofgem or our governing body, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
If you would like to feedback on our Future Insights papers, or would like to contribute or find out more about our Insights for Future Regulation project, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org