CSEI’s STEERS project* on integrated network development planning in Europe is wrapping up soon. 

Since the end of 2021, we have amongst others: 

  •  assessed the state of knowledge on network planning and modelling,  
  •  drafted and validated a methodology for the planning process in line with EU targets, and 
  •  pointed out focus areas for improvements and good practices from other processes; 
  •  all while remaining in close dialogue with stakeholders and policymakers. 

The final workshop for the project is coming up on the 14th of June. In the event we will present the main outcomes of the project and discuss the future of cross-border transmission planning with stakeholders and policymakers. The current agenda is and event registration are available here.

Previously, on 4th of May, CSEI researchers discussed selected interim results from the project with a small group of expert stakeholders. The aim was to gather feedback from electricity and gas transmission system operators, Renewables Grid Initiative, and the Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change on a proof-of-concept analysis regarding tangible improvements of the current TYNDP methodology with a focus on transparency and stakeholder engagement and modelling. CSEI also shared a data sheet that comprehensively compiles the data related to the scenario building process of the TYNDP 2022 and assess openness and transparency of the data. This output is now readily available for stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the inputs and assumptions used in the TYNDP and to concretise the discussion on the need and potential for improvements of data publication.  The file and documentation of the data matrix can be accessed here.

*In the Project “A Methodology for Implementing Smart and Efficient Energy System Integration” (STEERS) CSEI assesses the methodology of the ten-year network development planning (TYNDP) against the state of knowledge on sector integration and system modelling. By proposing incremental and pragmatic changes, the project aims to contribute to a coherent TYNDP methodology that supports the delivery of a smart and efficient integrated energy system andincorporates energy system integration and energy efficiency throughout.