UK Power Networks (UKPN)
UK Power Networks is committed to working with local authorities to support their local net zero and local area energy planning.
Data for local area energy planning: Click on the following link to access the dedicated open data page to local area energy planning. Please let UKPN know what other data themes, uses cases or datasets you wish to see evolved or included. You can give your feedback here.
Digital tool for local area energy planning: UKPN has a free self-service digital planning tool under development, which aims to support the development of local area energy planning. A prototype has been launched. See further information and sign up to the UKPN Net Zero Hub facility here.
Sharing Net Zero Plans: UKPN shares insights and forecasts to help climate action plans through its Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) publication. The forecasts create a picture of how the energy system might look by 2050 against a range of local carbon technologies, like electric vehicles, solar and heating solutions. UKPN has developed the Share your Net Zero plans widget that allows you to choose a parameter from the Distribution Future Energy Scenarios and enter estimates of how you plan to reach your targets. Sharing your plans with UKPN will help to guide the DNO’s investment plans and ensure that it is making the most effective investment in the electricity network that’s needed to support your local decarbonisation plans.
Flexibility: The UKPN Flexibility Hub provides information on flexibility, which is the ability to change generation or consumption patterns to support the electricity system. Participating homes and businesses can earn payments while saving costs for everyone and helping more low carbon technologies connect to the network. Explore further information on active competitions and flexibility opportunities, and register for tenders on Piclo.
Contact UKPN about projects, connections and installations: If you are considering the installation of equipment to generate or store electricity, like wind turbines, solar panels, batteries or combined heat and power units, further information and contact details are available here: Distribution energy resources | UK Power Networks. If you want to discuss your project and get support and advice before submitting an application, you can email UKPN here to book a slot. Further information is also available here: DER surgeries | UK Power Networks.
Contact UKPN about net zero planning: You can book a meeting with UKPN to discuss your net zero targets and local net zero plans here. If you have any questions or clarifications please email UKPN here.