Timely and well-planned development of new network infrastructure is crucial in achieving the European internal energy market (IEM), as well as allowing for the integration of an ever increasing amount of renewable energy, and meeting the challenge of more dispersed on- and offshore energy sources which need be connected with major demand centres. This is why EU legislation has mandated ENTSO-E with the delivery of a biennial Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP), the first pilot of which was released in 2010.
The TYNDP identifies gaps in infrastructure from a European perspective and informs decision-makers in Member States and other stakeholders about projects with a network-wide impact.
The TYNDP builds on national and regional investment plans called RIPs. ENTSO-E has formed six regional groups to identify and address network investment and development challenges reflecting regional particularities and needs.
The TYNDP packaged also includes ENTSO-E's Scenario Outlook and Adequacy Forecast (SOAF) which assesses and forecasts long-term generation adequacy and provides the base scenarios for market and network studies developed within the TYNDP framework.
ENTSO-E continuously seeks to improve the level of detail and sophistication of the TYNDP. These constant efforts are aim to ensure that ENTSO-E's TYNDP remains the key tool for network investment decision-making.
The TYNDP 2014 was released for public consultation on 10 July and the final report released in December 2014.
For more information on the TYNDP and the corresponding drafting process please contact