ENTSO-E releases pan-European network development plan for 2030 & 2040 – TYNDP 2022 for consultation until 16 September

ENTSO-E’s Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2022 is the newest release of ENTSO-E’s bi-yearly pan-European plan for electricity infrastructure development. A public consultation on the draft TYNDP 2022 is ongoing until 16 September 2022 and a webinar will take place on 6 September 2022.

ENTSO-E’s Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2022 is the newest release of ENTSO-E’s bi-yearly pan-European plan for electricity infrastructure development. A public consultation on the draft TYNDP 2022 is ongoing until 16 September 2022 and a webinar will take place on 6 September 2022.

Europe has engaged on an ambitious path towards climate neutrality. Achieving the EU Green Deal requires a coordinated, pan-European approach to electricity system planning, the TYNDP. The TYNDP is essential to the timely and effective development of transmission infrastructure to deliver long-term European policy and aspirations while keeping the system secure and enabling a cost-effective energy transition.

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64 GW of additional cross-border capacity needed by 2030

The TYNDP’s System needs study shows borders or areas where new solutions are needed to reach climate neutrality while keeping security and costs under control. Beyond the next wave of anticipated cross-border grid investment (23GW by 2025), needs exist everywhere in Europe, with a total of 64 GW of additional capacity on over 50 borders in 2030. By 2040, the study finds 132 GW of needs, spread between cross-border exchange, storage and peaking capacity, on over 65 borders and 20 countries.

The TYNDP’s findings are all the more relevant in the present context of uncertainty over natural gas supply from Russia and rising gas prices. One of the main benefits of addressing system needs is to connect more consumers with more producers, allowing European countries to exchange electricity to replace expensive thermal generation with cheaper one, thus reducing Europe’s dependence on gas. Gas-based power generation would decrease by 75 TWh per year in 2040 (equivalent to 14% of the electricity generation from gas in the EU in 2021), while the avoided curtailment of renewable energy would reach 42 TWh per year in 2040, enabling CO2 emissions reduction of up to 31 Mton/year.

Next step: Assessing how 141 transmission projects and 23 storage projects can benefit European citizens

All possible solutions should be considered by project promoters and policymakers when the identified future system needs turn into projects. Coordinated planning will be needed across sectors. The TYNDP investigates how the proposed electricity infrastructure, transmission and storage, behaves in various future energy scenarios set in 2030 and 2040. A range of European indicators, approved by the European Commission, are used to assess how electricity infrastructure projects help to deliver EU climate targets, market integration and security of supply.

A webinar will take place on 6 September 2022 (10.00 to 12.00) to present the TYNDP 2022 studies, methodologies and information platforms, and to gather stakeholder feedback. For questions on TYNDP 2022, please contact Lea Dehaudt.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION - About the TYNDP

The Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) is a long-term plan, released on a biennial basis as per Regulation (EU) 2019/943, on how the electricity transmission grid is expected to evolve in Europe to implement the EU climate and energy goals. The Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) is a long-term plan, released on a biennial basis as per Regulation (EU) 2019/943, of how the electricity transmission grid is expected to evolve in Europe to implement the EU climate and energy goals. The System needs study forms part of the TYNDP package and shows where new solutions are needed to maximise the efficiency of Europe’s power system in the long-run and contribute to reaching European decarbonisation targets.

TYNDP 2022 is submitted to a public consultation until 16 September 2022, before being submitted to ACER for opinion. Final TYNDP 2022 is expected to be released in Q1 2023.

RELATED LINKS

System needs visualisation platform

TYNDP 2022 interactive map of projects and project sheets

Reports:

TYNDP 2022 High-level report

Stakeholders engagement report

Opportunities for a more efficient European power system in 2030 and 2040

System dynamic and operational challenges

Regional investment plans

Methodologies:

Cost-Benefit Analysis Implementation Guidelines

Identification of system needs Implementation Guidelines

Identification of offshore hybrid needs in the TYNDP’s Identification of system needs