Powering network data
We understand the importance of network data to our stakeholders and we're committed to providing accessible network information that enables our customers and key stakeholders to make more informed decisions about their electricity supplies now and in the future.
From our network availability heat maps to our Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) and Network Capacity Headroom Reports, we're making it easier for our stakeholders to get the information and insight they need.
We've developed an Open Data Portal to help make data more accessible for our customers and other key stakeholders.
Open Data Portal
Our Open Data Portal offers access to data and information about our electricity distribution network across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.
Hosted by OpenDataSoft, the portal offers a host of interactive features for data users to help them access and use our data more effectively. We are committed to adding more datasets to support our customers and other key stakeholders.
Visit our Open Data Portal. You can also share feedback so we can deliver further improvements in the future.
Distribution Future Energy Scenarios
The low carbon transition, new technologies, digitisation and changing customer needs are driving change in the way energy is generated and used. It's also driving the development of a smarter, more flexible network. Our Distribution Future Energy Scenarios (DFES) are helping us to plan for the future. We've developed a visualisation tool that models different low carbon scenarios to understand the impact on our network, both now and in the future.
Network Development Plan
Our Network Development Plan (NDP) is published in line with our commitment to share timely data with stakeholders and so you can tell us if it meets your requirements. The objective of the NDP is to clearly communicate our plans for interventions, flexibility services requirements and forecast demand and generation headroom across our network, for a range of different scenarios, in the medium to long-term.
We have made important updates to our NDP, including Network Scenario Headroom Reports for generation and demand for both our North East and Yorkshire licence areas. We've used our latest DFES 2022 scenarios to inform the reports, so the forecast range now covers 2022 to 2031 inclusive, with five year blocks thereafter to 2050. There's also a snapshot of the 'earliest in service dates' for new demand and generation applications, per Grid Supply Point.
We'd welcome your feedback on our NDP and how we can continue to support your network data requirements.
Network Development Plan Documents
Find out more about our Network Development Plan
Our AutoDesign tool is powered by real-world data. It can help users to identify the most cost-effective and viable locations to connect to our low voltage network and generate free of charge budget estimates for the work in just minutes.
Embedded Capacity Register
Our Embedded Capacity Register (ECR), formerly the System Wide Resource Register, provides visibility on connected resources and network services. The ECR is presented in an industry agreed format that was developed by the ENA Open Networks Project and provides information on generation and storage resources of ≥1MW that are connected, or accepted to connect to our distribution network. The register is updated every month and also contains information on network reinforcement and the flexibility services provided by connected resources. Please note, whilst we have used our reasonable endeavours to ensure that the data contained within the register is accurate, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or the completeness of the content or any loss which may arise from reliance on the register and any related information.
Long-Term Development Statement
Our Long-Term Development Statement (LTDS) contains network information which can be used when assessing the feasibility of connections to our network. It helps existing and future customers to assess opportunities available for development projects that need new or additional connections.
Network Availability Heat Maps
Our network availability heat maps can help you make more informed decisions about where to connect. Our Generation Heat Map shows where there is capacity to connect large-scale generation to our network. Our Demand Heat Map shows where there is capacity for large-scale demand projects. The web view uses a simple green, amber, red traffic light indicator to show where there is capacity to connect. The web view is accompanied by downloadable datasheets which are updated each month and provide a wealth of additional network data, including Appendix G information.
Whole Electricity System Co-ordination Register
Our Whole Electricity System Co-ordination Register is produced in accordance with our new licence condition (Whole Electricity System Licence D17/7A) and details the activities undertaken through ongoing co-ordination and co-operation with other electricity licensees and system users to advance the efficient and economical operation of our network.
Grid Supply Point Operational Metering Data
We release data as part of our commitment and involvement in the Energy Networks Association Open Networks initiative.
Our data files contain time series data taken from Northern Powergrid's historian system relating to analogue sensors located at Grid Supply Point substations within our electricity network. The data enables interested parties to gain a greater insight into the capacity available on our network.
See 'Useful Resources' below to access our latest data.
Get in Touch
- For advice about our Demand and Generation Heat Maps email us.
- For questions about our Long-Term Development Statement email us.
- Talk to us about our Distribution Future Energy Scenarios
- For questions about data in our Embedded Capacity Register email us.