ENSO-E Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2020
Completing the map - Power system needs in 2030 and 2040
August 2021 · Final version after ACER opinion
Europe’s power system is evolving rapidly. ENTSO-E’s System Needs study shows where action is needed by 2040 to ensure continuous access to electricity throughout Europe and deliver on the climate agenda. In addition to the 35 GW of cross-border transmission capacity reinforcements by 2025 that are already well-advanced, the System Needs study finds that 50 GW would be cost efficient between 2025 and 2030 and 43 additional GW by 2040. Investing 1.3 bn € / year between 2025 and 2030 translates into a decrease of generation costs of 4 bn € / year, while investing 3.4 bn € / year between 2025 and 2040 decreases generation costs by 10 bn € / year.