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Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2012

​​ENTSO-E published the final 2012 Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) package on 5 July and submitted it to ACER for Opinion after having conducted a web-based public consultation on the reports from 1 March until 26 April 2012, in line with Reg. (EC) 714/2009.

On 5 September 2012, ENTSO-E welcomed the ACER Opinion on TYNDP 2012 package. The ACER opinion has a positive tone and welcomes the substantial improvements introduced in the TYNDP 2012 compared to the TYNDP 2010 pilot. Particularly in the development of an EU 2020 scenario supported by a top-down approach and the development of the first cost-benefit analysis methodology. ENTSO-E acknowledges ACER’s suggestions and is currently improving the next TYNDP process in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders. Please click through to read the official ENTSO-E response to the Agency concerns.

The TYNDP 2012 package comprises of six detailed regional investment plans (RgIps) and the Scenario Outlook & Adequacy Forecast (SO&AF) 2012-2030 as well as the pan-European TYNDP 2012 report. All these documents are available for download at the end of this page.

Key findings

  • Permitting: Comparing to the projects identified in ENTSO-E’s pilot TYNDP 2010, the report finds that one in three planned investments are experiencing delays in implementation due to long permitting processes. This is why ENTSO-E considers the Commission’s proposals on fast-tracking of transmission infrastructure projects in its draft Energy Infrastructure Package and in particular the proposal on a one-stop-shop and defined time lines for permit granting procedures as a most positive step forward.
  • RES: The TYNDP 2012 identifies the need to invest €104 bn in the refurbishment or construction of roughly 52 300 km of extra high voltage power lines clustered into 100 investment projects across Europe. 80% 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.
  • Market Integration: The commissioning of projects of pan-European significance could result in CO2 savings of 170 MtCO2, of which 150 MtCO2 results from the connection of renewable generation technology and 20 MtCO2 which stem from savings due to further market integration.
  • Grid Extension: 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.

Download the TYNDP 2012 Package

*Map labelling​ updated for improved readability 18 September 2012


ENTSO-E assumes no liability in the case of any direct, indirect or subsequent damages which occur in any way in connection with the use of the information and the data contained in the TYNDP report or in any official ENTSO-E related document. Use of information and data is to be understood in the broad sense and would include, for example, transmission, display, reuse, reproduction, publication or creation of any derivative work. Irrespective of the above, any use of information and data contained in the TYNDP should enunciate the source of the data and information.

For any questions regarding the TYNDP, please contact Ms Irina Minciuna