Close to zero emission by 2050 means from €100 to €400 billion investment in electricity transmission, concludes e-Highway2050
Launched three and half years ago, e-Highway2050, partly funded by European Commission, presents its conclusions at a conference in Brussels today. The 28 project partners including transmission system operators, energy associations, a non-governmental organisation, academics and companies, designed a long-term modular plan for the development of the electricity high voltage grid.
The work of e-Highway2050 builds on ENTSO-E’s ten-year network development plan which looks at the needs in electricity transmission up to 2030. What the project clearly identifies is that the grid of 2030 will not be sufficient in 2050. e-Highway2050 shows that the network expansion rate is driven by the increase in generation, and especially wind and solar. ….