Ten-Year Network Development Plan

The TYNDP 2012 identifies the need to invest €104 billion in the refurbishment or construction of roughly 52 300 km of extra high voltage power lines clustered into 100 investment projects across Europe. Eighty % of the identified 100 bottlenecks are related to the direct or indirect integration of renewable energy sources (RES) such as wind and solar power. Such massive development of RES is the main driver behind larger, more volatile power flows, over longer distances across Europe.

Extending the grid by only 1.3% a year enables adding 3% generation capacity and the reliable integration of 125 GW of renewable energy sources.

For less than 2? per MWh of end-users' electricity bills over the decade, the TYNDP 2012 proposed investments allow achieving the EU energy and climate goals in the most efficient and secure way.

The document is available at: https://www.entsoe.eu/major-projects/ten-year-network-development-plan/tyndp-2012/

BeijingSifang June 2016