ENTSO-E publishes its final pilot Ten-Year Network Development PlanAfter passing through six weeks of public consultation from 1 March till 11 April, including a stakeholder workshop on 19 March, ENTSO-E’s pilot Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) is now finalized, taking into account the results of the public consultation.
The publication of the TYNDP marks the end of a significant effort by ENTSO-E, with support from the European Commission, ERGEG, and many key stakeholders, to fulfill one of its major tasks according to European legislation, but also the beginning of even more intense work leading to the second release of the plan in two years.
The TYNDP presents a forward-looking proposal for electricity transmission infrastructure investments across 34 European countries. In accordance with EU Regulation (EC) 714/2009 on cross-border electricity exchanges, the TYNDP is a non-binding plan, to be updated every two years. This first release of the TYNDP puts forward a total of close to 500 investment projects, worth 23-28€ billion over the first five years.
ENTSO-E is the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, representing 42 Transmission System Operators (TSOs) from 34 countries. Founded in December 2008, it became fully operational on 1 July 2009. TSOs are responsible for the bulk transmission of electric power on the main high voltage electric networks, one of the most important infrastructure backbones of Europe’s service and industrial economy.