Ofgem’s Future Insights paper 4 - The futures of domestic energy consumption

Publication date
14th March 2017
Information types
Policy areas

In Spring 2016, Ofgem instigated the Insights for Future Regulation (IFR) project to help us determine how, in the face of significant uncertainty, we can best perform our primary duty to protect the interests of current and future consumers.

Over the summer we worked with stakeholders to explore a focal question: “What are the drivers of energy system and market change that have the most material impacts on consumers and implications for regulation?”

This paper is the fourth in our series of 'Future Insights' publications and outlines some of the key changes to the energy landscape we expect to see for domestic consumers over the coming decade. These include the growth of smart technology within our homes, new business models and the role of third party intermediaries in the retail market.

The views expressed in this paper do not represent established Ofgem or Gas and Electricity Market Authority positions.

Report updated on 15/03/2017 to amend mislabelling of the key for figure 1, page 3.