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Nordic TSOs start preparation of NGDP 2021 [free access]

October 14, 2020

The four Nordic transmission system operators (TSOs)—Finland’s Fingrid, Sweden’s Svenska Kraftnat, Denmark’s Energinet and Norway’s Statnett—have started to prepare the Nordic Grid Development Perspective 2021 (NGDP 2021). The NGDP is a report requested by the Nordic Council of Ministers and it is published every second year.

 

As reported, the report will communicate the TSOs’ views on the development of the Nordic power system and highlight select key focus areas such as offshore and onshore wind power, North-South power transfer and resource adequacy. NGDP 2021 is expected to be released by the third quarter of 2021.

 

The Nordic countries have set ambitious climate goals and the electricity system is the key infrastructure required to achieve these goals. In order to achieve national CO2 reduction goals, sector coupling (heat, transport, gas and electricity) has emerged as a solution.

 

The NGDP2021 report will communicate its common Nordic view on the development of the future system (common Nordic scenario) and investigate the future system needs. The bilateral studies presented in NGDP2019 will also be updated.

 

The report has started with the preparation of a common Nordic scenario, “Climate-neutral Nordics”, which shows a path to a decarbonised Nordic system. This section is expected to be complete in early 2021 when the TSOs will organise a joint webinar for all stakeholders regarding the created Nordic scenario to give their comments.

 

Post the webinar, the project will continue with analysis of future system needs and investigation of the focus areas and bilateral study updates. The final report and conclusions will be presented in a joint event in Q3 2021.