Recommendations to the ENTSO-E's TYNDP published
The purpose of the just published document "Recommendations to the ENTSO-E’s Ten Year Network Development Plan" is to provide recommendation as part of the official consultation of the TYNDP 2018 held in the period 03.08 and 21.09.2018. The document is based on the findings from the Baltic InteGrid project. It condenses in one place the full knowledge and analytical results developed within the project.
The recommendations are addressing challenges and drivers specific for the Baltic Sea Region. TYNDP 2018 report “Focus on the Nordic and Baltic Sea” recognizes the following challenges and drivers for grid development in the region:
- - Renewable resources are located far from the consumption centres,
- - Nuclear and other thermal generation are decommissioned and being replaced by renewable generation,
- - The need for flexibility, also between synchronous areas, is increasing,
- - Consumption is being established in new places because of the electrification of new sectors in society.
- - A special challenge in this region is the ongoing process of integrating the Baltic States in the EU electricity system. This is both a national and an EU strategic priority.
In addition to the above, based on the analyses performed within the Baltic InteGrid project, the following challenges/drivers can be added:
- - Offshore wind energy is expected to develop very rapidly and on a large scale in the Baltic Sea Region (especially in the South Baltic). The economic potential of offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea is estimated for 9 GW by 2030 and 35 GW by 2050.
- - Should this potential be realized without coordination among developers, investors and the TSOs it would mean dozens of radial connection cables and cable corridors which may cause significant spatial conflicts with other sea and seaside users/uses: military areas, environmental protection, tourism, fisheries, navigation etc.
- - EU CO2 targets and corresponding increasing costs of CO2 emission allowances, new Renewable Energy Sources (RES) goals, high industrial potential related to offshore wind energy and falling prices of this technology only support rapid deployment of wind farms at sea – in consequence offshore wind energy could have a major role in shaping not only the energy sector but also the maritime industry in the region.
The recommendations of the Baltic InteGrid consortium dervied from the experiences of the partners and specificially from 2.5 years of work of the project, are summarised as the following:
- Recommendation 1 – Transmission projects with status “under consideration” should be analysed in view of potential integration with OWFs
Recommendation 2 - Include a Polish-Swedish-Lithuanian interconnection integrated with planned OWFs as a project candidate to the next TYNDP 2020
Recommendation 3 - Hansa PowerBridge II should be considered in terms of integrating offshore wind farms in the German, Swedish and Danish waters
Recommendation 4 – Scenario assumptions in terms of OWE development in the Baltic Sea should be revised following the market trends and opening of new markets
Recommendation 5 – Communication between stakeholders should be facilitated, active role of ENTSO-E and TSOs is crucial
Recommendation 6 – Include “Project 170 - Baltics synchro with CE” in the Regional Insight Report “Focus on the Nordic and Baltic Sea
For the elaboration of each of the recommendations, please download the document here.