EuroAsia EU status
EuroAsia Interconnector Double Labelling – Electricity Highways 2050
The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) addresses the developments of the Pan-European electricity transmission network until 2030 in the Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP). Starting with the same network configuration for 2030, the e-Highway2050 project goes until 2050 and it deals with the transition paths for the whole power system, with a focus on the transmission network, to support the European Union in reaching a low carbon economy by 2050.
The most important criteria that a project needs to fulfill for inclusion in this plan are:
• Accommodating ever-increasing renewable generation;
• Connecting these new generation hubs with major storage capacities and with major consumption centres; and
• Coping with an increasingly variable and decentralised electricity supply and flexible electricity demand.
The EuroAsia Interconnector has fulfilled the above criteria and has been labelled as an Electricity Highway project, as proposed by the European Commission, and as shown in the list of PCIs with double labelling as electricity highways point 11