Europe Power System 2040:
completing the map & assessing the cost of non-grid
What should the electricity grid look like in 2040 to create maximum value for Europeans, ensure continuous access to electricity throughout Europe and deliver on the climate agenda? What would be the cost of not having the right grid by 2040?
These questions are at the heart of the six Regional Investment Plans and of the first pan-European report Europe Power System 2040: completing the map, released on 2 February.
TYNDP 2018 - Scenarios
The Networks of transmission system owner for gas and electricity released their joint set of scenarios for consultation in October. The ENTSOs for gas and electricity have for the first time combined their efforts and expertise to develop scenarios to assist with decision making for future infrastructure investment needs.
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These are the headline numbers from TYNDP 2016
investments, of which 70-80 by 2030
impact on bills due to transmission investment
RES across 4 Visions for 2030
emissions cut depending on the vision
potential reduction in wholesale prices
reduction in congestion hours