The Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDP) is a new component of the TYNDP, delivering a high-level outlook of the needs of offshore transmission infrastructure. The first edition of the ONDP has been published on 23 January 2024. The plans translate EU Member States’ non-binding agreements on offshore goals from January 2023 into offshore transmission corridors, transmission equipment needs, and related costs per sea basin. The ONDP is mandated by the TEN-E Regulation (2022/869 EU Reg Art 14.2).

The European Union has set ambitious goals for the development of a decarbonised energy system and offshore RES are a key element on the path for carbon neutrality. In line with the European Commission’s Offshore RES Strategy from 19 November 2020 and Regulation (EU) 2022/869, EU Member States agreed to increase their efforts to integrate up to 354 GW of offshore RES generation capacities by 2050 in European energy systems. Moreover, the ONDP integrates national targets of Norway, Great Britain and Northern Ireland to appropriately assess infrastructure needs. In total, 496 GW of generation capacity will be deployed in European waters and connected through the offshore transmission infrastructure by 2050. The considerable energy potential of European waters needs a strong transmission system to harness this potential.

It is now possible to participate in a survey on ONDP, which is divided into several categories, each addressing different aspects of your experience with the ONDP. Thoughtful responses to the questions in each category will be highly appreciated by ENTOSO-E.  Participants’ insights are crucial to pinpoint both the strengths and areas needing improvement in the upcoming cycle of ONDP. Additionally, ENTSO-E relies on your input to understand your expectations for future editions, ensuring they meet your needs effectively.

More about ONDP can be found here

Source: ENTSO-E