We’ve convened a community of consumer bodies, senior industry executives and technology leaders to explore the emerging insights.
The energy sector is undergoing fundamental change. In this paper, we outline some of the main drivers of change and the resulting uncertainty about the future shape of the energy system. We also review the roles of consumers and technology in the development of energy systems.
The decarbonisation of heat is arguably the biggest challenge facing UK energy policy over the next few decades. In this paper we review the nature of heat demand and supply today and some of the decarbonisation options being discussed by policy makers.
Local energy, and the overlapping concept of community energy, are growing features of the GB energy system. Here we assess the current local energy landscape, consider the potential benefits and risks for consumers, and the implications for us as a regulator.
In this paper, we assess the likely changes domestic energy consumers will face over the coming decade. We review the implications of growing use of domestic smart technology, new business models and the roles of third party intermediaries in the retail market.
The transport sector is in the midst of transformation, with more electric vehicles (EVs) expected on our roads in coming years. In this paper, we outline the important role EVs have in moving to a smarter, more flexible energy system, and discuss how wider changes in transport could influence the energy sector in the future.
In the spring of 2016, Ofgem launched the Insights for Future Regulation project to explore the implications of system transformation for consumers and regulation. These discussion papers present emerging thinking resulting from our research and stakeholder discussions. They do not reflect established positions from Ofgem or our governing body, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
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