Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2016

The TYNDP 2016 now is final and is currently with  ACER for the Agency official opinion. During the last two years ENTSO-E experts, from all over Europe, worked together to develop the European plan. Compared to the previous version ENTSO-E had inproved in the following respects:

Increased the transparency and readability of the TYNDP

The TYNDP 2016 comes under the form of a package where the main messages are presented in the Executive summary and more concise information on different topics in the 12 insight reports along with the projects sheets of all the TYNDP 2016 proejcts. In addition ENTSO-E is publishing more input and output data of the planning exercise including the network data. All the data, including the interactive map can be accessed here:TYNDP 2016 Map.

Include projects in the TYNDP based on the available EC guidelines

Starting with the TYNDP 2016, all the projects belonging to ENTSO-E or non ENTSO-E members follow the same process and inclusion criteria as stated in the EC guidelines for inclusion of project in the TYNDP. For 1 month, during April 2015, all the project promoters, ENTSO-E as wel as non-ENTSO-E members, had the opportunity to submit their project for inclusion in the TYNDP 2016. The resulted candidate list of projects was consulted during summer 2015.

The final list of projects which are to be assessed under the TYNDP 2016 framework along with the report on consultation can be accessed below:


Updated 2030 visions and added one new 2020 scenarios

The TYNDP 2016 will concentrate on two time horizons: 2020 and 2030. The four 2030 visions and the 2020 scenario used frame what the electricity landscape will look like in 2020 respectively 2030 have been reviewed and consulted upon during sumemr 2015.

Based on the results of the consultation the visions along with the associated market data were finalise and can be accessed below. 

Final TYNDP 2016 scenarios and the consultation outcomes

Project assessment based on the approved EC CBA methodology

The Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology approved by the European Commission on 4 February 2015 represents the base for the CBA assessment for all the TYNDP 2016 projects. The CBA assessment of all the TYNDP projects can be downloaded from here.

Publish a new monitoring report of the TYNDP projects

The latest monitoring report was publised in July 2015 and highlights the progress of the TYNDP 2014 projects. This contains information on the status of the projects and explanation of what is behind the changes. In order to have more information on the monitoring exercise of the TYNDP and download the monitoring reports please go to the TYNDP monitoring section.

Inclusion of Projects in the TYNDP 2016 - Procedure and Guidelines

The type of projects that can be included in the TYNDP and the process that a project follows before being included in the TYNDP have evolved over time. Below you can find information relating to the TYNDP 2016.

What types of projects can be included in the TYNDP?

  • The European Commission has published in March 2015 its Draft Guidelines on equal treatment and transparency criteria to be applied by ENTSO-E when developing its TYNDP 2016 as set out in Annex III 2(5) of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013). This guidelines include all the legal and technical criteria a project has to fulfil for inclusion in the TYNDP.

  • Only transmission and storage infrastructure projects meeting all the criteria set by the Commission can be taken into account in the TYNDP. Projects can be promoted by ENTSO-E members and non-ENTSO-E members.

When to submit a project for inclusion in the TYNDP?

ENTSO-E organises a call for submission of projects in the TYNDP in compliance with the EU legislation and the European Guidelines. The call for submission for the TYNDP 2016 was organised during the month of March 2015.

What happens after a project is submitted?

ENTSO-E verifies if the project meets all the criteria set in the European Commission Guidelines. The candidate list of projects is then published and put up for public consultation by ENTSO-E again following EU legislation and Commission Guidelines. After analysis of the consultation results, ENTSO-E releases the final list of projects that will be included and assessed within the TYNDP.

Where are we with regard to projects for the TYNDP 2016?

The consultation on the candidate list of projects closed 10 September 2015 On 9 November ENTSO-E published the final TYNDP 2016 list of projects which are to be assessed in the frame of TYNDP.

In case a project is not included, what can a promoter do?

The promoter is encouraged to apply in the TYNDP call for projects. Which for the TYNDP 2018 is to take place in spring 2017.

What happens to projects after inclusion in the TYNDP?

All TYNDP projects are assessed using the European Commission adopted Cost Benefit Analysis methodology. Results of the assessment are published in the TYNDP report.

Where can I find the list of projects included in earlier TYNDPs and monitor their progress?

ENTSO-E publishes regularly monitoring updates on the status of earlier TYNDP editions. In addition the list of projects assessed within the TYNDP frame are available the TYNDP maps and data page.

What were the conditions for inclusion in the TYNDP 2016?

The conditions for inclusion in TYNDP 2016 are based on the European Commission draft guidelines for inlcusion of projects in the TYNDP.

TYNDP 2016 Stakeholder Interaction and Consultation

​The 2016 package represents the third official Ten-Year Network Development Plan that will be drafted by ENTSO-E. In light of the TYNDP’s larger relevance on the European energy scene, the stakeholders’ suggestions, and the need to increase the acceptance and understanding about both the new and the existing transmission infrastructure in Europe, ENTSO-E is raising and improving the interaction with stakeholders for the 2016 version of the TYNDP.

This interaction will include: public consultations, open workshops at regional and European levels, discussions within the Network Development Stakeholder Group and bilateral meetings.

In addition, in order to further increase the transparency of the TYNDP, ENTSO-E has taken the following actions:

  • On-going re-organisation of the information available on this website;
  • Revision of the Network Development Stakeholder Group by widening its scope;
  • Organisation of public webinars to explain to newcomers the principles of the TYNDP process;
  • On-going creation of a portal for European grid development related events, namely a calendar with all the relevant workshops, consultations, conferences organised by ENTSO-E, EC, ACER or other relevant bodies


​​23 June - 9 September 2016

25 April - 31 May 2016

24 June - 10 September 2015

24 June - 10 September 2015

​21 May - 22 June 2015

Stakeholder Workshops

11 July 2016

​Webinar: Webinar on cost benefit analysis methodology (second version - for use in TYNDP 2018) - How did your feedback improve the Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology ?

9 May 2016

Webinar: ​Take 1.5h to understand and see the TYNDP 2016 projects assessments results

16 March 2016

Webinar: Join us to improve the pan-European cost-benefit analysis methodology (second version - for use in TYNDP 2018)

16 December 2015

Webinar: what, why, how - understand in a nutshell the final 2015 regional investment plans, TYNDP 2016 scenarios and projects list

24/06/2015 Public Workshop on the Regional Investment Plans and the TYNDP 2016 candidate projects

10/06/2015 TYNDP 2016 webinar: framing the future to design the next pan-European infrastructure

11/03/2015 Second Public Workshop on TYNDP Scenarios Methodology

25/02/2015 Public Workshop on Inclusion of Projects in the TYNDP 2016

16/09/2014 First ​Public Workshop on TYNDP Scenarios Methodology