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ENTSO-E releases its Position Paper on a Framework regarding Electricity Highways

(PresseBox) (Brussels, ) The paper Framework regarding Electricity Highways identifies the main tools enabling TSOs to keep up with the objective of the European Commission (EC) to accelerate designing, planning and building the electricity highways system. The time horizon of the framework covers the period after the Ten Year Network Development Plan - TYNDP (i.e. post 2020).

ENTSO-E is looking forward to feed the forthcoming debate with concrete proposals that should translate into immediate benefits. In this respect ENTSO-E addresses the setting up of a Master Plan for Electricity Highways Implementation as a community tool enabling to meet the EC objectives.

The tool advocated by ENTSO-E's transmission system operators (TSOs) is to assess how a pan-European electricity highways system will be built over a time horizon to 2050, is a study roadmap with work packages towards a Modular Development Plan on a pan-European Electricity Highways System 2050. Based on this study, the modular development plan will be developed by a consortium consisting of 26 European members which includes ENTSO-E and its member TSOs, relevant associations, institutes, universities etc. within the "e-Highway2050" project.