S.2.8. TYNDP

D.2.8. TYNDP

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ENTSO-E publishes final guidance for TYNDP 2020 applicants

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The final version of TYNDP2020 will be released in Q3 2021.

ENTSO-E published its ‘Guidance for Transmission and Storage Project Promoters’ that wish to apply or reapply for the 2020 Ten-Year Network Development Plan  (TYNDP 2020). The Guidelines lay down the application criteria, the procedure and its applicable deadlines.

Following the adoption of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package (CEP), the two binding legislative acts underlying the TYNDP 2020 are Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E Regulation) and the new Regulation (EU) 2019/943 on the internal market for electricity (IEMR).

According to ENTSO-E’s Guidelines, the TYNDP 2020 follows the rules stipulated in the above Regulations and it is currently not planned that it will include “Power to X” candidate projects. However, candidates for such projects may directly contact the team dealing with the TYNDP for a case-by-case study and “to explore the possibility of participating in potential discussions or modelling investigations on how these projects could be addressed in future editions”.

When it comes to project promoters already included in the TYNDP 2018, their “submission form will be pre-filled with the data available to ENTSO-E at the beginning of the submission window”. However, this does not exempt them from fulfilling the criteria and submitting their updated application for which they are solely responsible.

The biannual EU-wide plan, which builds upon national and regional development plans, will set out the new needs and planned infrastructure developments in Europe. The online submission procedure for transmission and storage projects will be open from 15 October 2019 until 15 November 2019. The cost-benefit analysis will be carried out between January and June 2020, which will be followed by a public consultation on the draft TYNDP 2020 in summer 2020.

According to ENTSO-E, the draft TYNDP 2020 is expected to be submitted to ACER for Opinion in Q4 2020. The final version of the TYNDP 2020 should be released in Q3 2021. Based on it, the EC will select its fifth list of Projects of Common Interest at the end of 2021.