Highlights Three of four scenarios show enduring role for gas EVs, electrification drive power demand increases Peak demand growth ‘can be controlled’ London — Natural gas continues to provide more of the UK’s energy than electricity to 2050 under three out of four scenarios published by transmission system operator National Grid Thursday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Gas is set to remain the dominant form of heating well into the 2030s, according to National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios report, but its use patterns will change, providing flexibility for heat and electricity generation, complementing renewables. Meanwhile electricity demand grows in all scenarios, notably from the 2030s onwards when electrification of transport really gets going and then the electrification of heat begins. Electricity peak demands mirror this increase, although smart charging could limit peak demand growth to 8 GW, the report says. Current annual […]

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