ENTSO-E and ENTSOG have published the joint Scenario Report for the Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2020 (TYNDP 2020), in order to support the 5th PCI selection process by EC.
As Regulation (EU) 347/2013 (TEN-E) requires that the ENTSOs use scenarios for their respective TYNDPs, for a second time the two associations have worked together to develop the scenarios for the next TYNDP 2020. Nevertheless, Scenario work is not only undertaken to test future electricity and gas infrastructure needs and projects, but also captures the interactions between the gas and electricity systems in order to assess the infrastructure of a hybrid energy system.
Central policy-based Scenarios, reflecting Member States’ draft NECPs and recognising EU climate targets, are called ‘National Trends, and include supply and demand data collected from both gas and electricity TSOs. Whereas ‘Global Ambition’ and ‘Distributed Energy’ Scenarios are 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 also to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050.
The ENTSOs will now continue to develop their TYNDPs, to develop their assessment of the needs of the European gas and electricity infrastructures. Project Promoters can apply for TYNDP 2020 until 22 November 2019.