WARNING: This is an experimental tool under development. The data and visualisations may not be correct and may use old or dummy data.

FES 2022: Compare

Explore the geographical differences in electricity demand within National Grid ESO's Future Energy Scenarios 2022.

Welcome to the experimental comparison tool. This will let you compare two sets of selections side-by-side. You must select a combination of scenario, parameter, and geographic areas of interest (e.g. GB, nations, and regions). You will then get maps and charts for each selection below.




Select year ():

Select year ():

Chart A

This chart will be automatically scaled to maximise the data range. Hover over data points to see details.

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Chart B

This chart will be automatically scaled to maximise the data range. Hover over data points to see details.

Waiting for selection...

Combined chart

This chart will show all the areas in Charts A (solid lines) and B (dashed lines) on the same vertical scale.

Waiting for selections...

This tool lets you compare electricity data from our Future Energy Scenarios side-by-side. They show a subset of the data available in our regional breakdown of FES data file and are intended as a demonstrator to facilitate feedback. We plan to use this feedback to help us refine the visualisation of our data in the future.

The demands shown are the typical demands that could be expected in each region at time of national system peak demand. Individually each region may experience higher demands as factors such as local weather conditions and local engagement with distributed energy resources impact demands at a local level throughout the year.

Transmission demands (such as large industrial customers connected directly to the transmission network) and transmission connected generation are omitted from this visualisation. The transmission demands are available to download from our data portal whilst the transmission generation aggregated by fuel type are available in our FES data workbook.

If you have any comments, questions or feedback on our scenarios, please send them to FES@nationalgrideso.com.

This visualisation would not be possible without the prior work of others. We are grateful to the following organisations for sharing data and code under an open licence that allowed for re-use.

  • Interactive visualisation: The underlying code and website layout © Open Innovations 2020-2022 (MIT licence).
  • Underlying map: This uses GB country boundaries from ONS (OGLv3), simplified motorways from OpenStreetMap Contributors (ODbL), and place names from the GeoNames Gazetteer (CC-BY-4.0)
  • Overlaid boundaries: NUTS1 boundaries are from the ONS geo service. They are released under the OGL (Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2019, Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2019)

We are sharing our own data under an open licence on the ESO Data Portal.