Public consultation on draft ENTSO-E and ENTSOG TYNDP 2020 scenarios is over

Over 40 stakeholders provided comments. The final 2020 Scenarios report will be released in March 2020.

Over 40 stakeholders provided comments. ENTSO-E and ENTSOG will now assess the answers received, and will publish a revised version of the Scenarios 2020 report alongside a detailed account of how each comment has been addressed.

The consultation period opened on 25 November and closed on 17 January. Access the consultation page here.

The draft TYNDP 2020 Scenario Report submitted to consultation is available in digital format here: https://www.entsos-tyndp2020-scenarios.eu It is also available as a pdf document here. Data behind the scenarios is accessible on the Scenarios data visualisation platform.

Background:

Regulation (EU) 347/2013 requires that ENTSO-E and ENTSOG use scenarios for their respective Ten-Year Network Development Plans (TYNDPs) and for the second time ENTSO-E and ENTSOG have worked together to develop these scenarios jointly, on this occasion for the TYNDP 2020. Scenario work is not only undertaken to test future electricity and gas infrastructure needs and projects but captures the interactions between the gas and electricity systems to assess the infrastructure of a hybrid energy system.

Supply and demand data collected from both gas and electricity TSOs are used to build ‘National Trends’, the central policy-based scenario, reflecting Member States’ draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and recognising EU climate targets. The ‘Global Ambition’ and ‘Distributed Energy’ Scenarios are developed as full energy scenarios (not limited to gas and electricity) and are built in line with the Paris Agreement target of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to 1,5 °C and are cognisant of the efforts of the EU-28 to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050.