According to the Regulation(EC) 714/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) adopts a non-binding Community-wide ten-year network development plan (TYNDP), including a European generation adequacy outlook, every two years. The main objectives of the TYNDP are:
The Community-Wide TYNDP prepared by ENTSO-E builds on national investment plans prepared by the transmission system operators (TSOs) and takes into account the regional investment plans, which are published every two years on the basis of ENTSO-E regional cooperation.
The main ACER duties related to TYNDP are:
ACER has published its opinion on the ENTSO-E Ten Year Network Development Plan 2012, welcoming substantial improvements introduced in the 2012 TYNDP compared to the pilot 2010 TYNDP, in particular the development of an EU2020 scenario supported by a top-down approach and the very first steps towards a cost-benefit analysis methodology.
In order to facilitate the preparation of future TYNDPs, in July 2013 ACER wrote a letter to ENTSO-E on the scenarios used as background assumptions for TYNDP market and network studies.
ACER provides opinion and recommendations to ENTSO-E, Parliament, Council, Commission where it considers that the draft TYNDP:
ACER also provides opinion on the national ten-year network development plans to assess their consistency with the Community-wide TYNDP. If ACER identifies inconsistencies, it recommends amending the national plan or the Community-wide TYNDP as appropriate.
Once the TYNDP is positively evaluated and its consistency with national plans is assessed, ACER monitors its implementation, as well as the implementation of infrastructure projects which create new cross-border capacities. If ACER identifies inconsistencies between the Community-wide TYNDP and its implementation, it investigates the reasons and makes recommendations to TSOs, NRAs and other competent bodies, with a view to implementing the investments.
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