Today, ENTSO-E and ENTSOG publish their proposed storylines as a first deliverable in the formal process for TYNDP 2022 scenario building, as required by Regulations 943/2019 and 715/2009. All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback until 15 December 2020, ahead of storyline finalisation in early 2021.

This draft storyline report proposes the scenario framework for TYNDP 2022. It is built on the experience of previous editions and on robust stakeholder engagement since a public webinar in July. As part of ENTSO-E and ENTSOG’s commitment to continuously enhance transparency standards, the report is complemented with the list of bilateral meetings organised as part of the scenario development process, together with answers to all questions raised during the July webinar.

The draft report consists of the storyline development for two future Paris agreement compliant (COP 21) scenarios, together with the outline of the upcoming national policy scenario. The proposed COP 21 storylines are defined along a pan-energy approach, relying on a wide range of energy technologies, sources and carriers, and representing a step towards more system integration in the planning phase. Input from stakeholders from all sectors is welcomed.

Based on feedback on the previous edition, the draft storyline report for TYNDP 2022 now incorporates quantitative ranges for some of the key storyline parameters to improve transparency. The proposed main scenario drivers outlining the storylines aim to sufficiently differentiate energy systems, for the purpose of infrastructure assessment within TYNDP 2022.

The ENTSO-E and ENTSOG TYNDP 2022 draft scenario storylines report can be found on a dedicated website.

The final storyline report, taking into account results of the consultation, is expected to be published early in 2021. After the finalisation of the report, intense work will continue to develop methodologies to translate the storylines into scenarios, involving not only gas and electricity stakeholders but all the other sectors.

Stakeholder feedback can be provided online until 15 December, using this link, and during an upcoming public webinar.

Should you require any further information please contact Carmel Carey (+32 2 894 5136, or Claire Camus (+32 2 741 09 67,



European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) coordinates the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which cover 35 countries. In 2009. ENTSO-E was registered in the EU legislation and has been given a series of legal mandates since then.


European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) was founded on 1 December 2009 in line with Regulation (EC) 715/2009 to promote the completion of the internal market for gas by facilitating cooperation between national gas transmission system operators (TSOs) across Europe and in line with European Union energy goals. More information can be found on the ENTSOG website – The current number of Members, Associated Partners and Observers can be found at