​TSOs can provide objective assessments on the impacts, opportunities and risks of different policy options – both in terms of costs, prerequisites and transition times – and through that help ensure that the transition will be smooth and cost effective.

One of the key tools Europe’s TSOs have at their disposal to do this is ENTSO-E’s Scenario Outlook & Adequacy Forecast (SO&AF) which provides a mid- and long-term assessment of Europe’s generation adequacy (i.e. the ability for generation to match consumption on Europe’s power system). For shorter timescales, ENTSO-E’s Winter and Summer Outlooks provide biannual seasonal views on national and regional supply security and highlight possibilities for neighbouring countries to contribute to the generation/demand balance in critical situations.

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