Integrated network planning

Integrated network planning for the energy system of the future: TSOs launch first joint market survey

The first joint survey of infrastructure requirements by the transmission system operators (TSOs) for the preparation of the scenario framework drafts for the electricity, gas and hydrogen network development plans starts today.

The survey aims to collect information on the future production (including power-to-gas plants), feed-in, storage and use of hydrogen as well as the electricity consumption of large-scale consumers (including large-scale battery storage) of individual market participants and gas distribution system operators (DSOs). The grid operators define large consumers of electricity as companies with a future connected load of 10 megawatts or more. This minimum limit does not apply to hydrogen demand notifications. Customers in the distribution network system are requested to consult their network operator before submitting a hydrogen report.

Market participants are requested to report their demand on the joint query platform by March 22, 2024:

The market survey forms the basis for reliable and coordinated infrastructure planning and is a milestone for sector coupling.

The network operators will present the query platform in a joint public webinar on February 14 at 2:00 pm. The experts from the TSOs will then answer questions from market participants and DSOs. Registrations for the webinar are now possible via the query platform.

Further information can be found in the FAQ.


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