ENTSO-E Overview of Transmission Tariffs in Europe

Transmission tariffs are one of the key elements of the IEM. It should be noted that
this Overview is not a direct comparison of transmission tariffs and if used in this
way, any conclusions drawn are likely to be misleading. Based on different national
contexts and national policies, which transmission tariffs have to meet, there
are numerous approaches which implies a considerable complexity throughout
Europe.

ENTSO-E Electricity in Europe 2017

ENTSO-E’s ‘Electricity in Europe’ provides
a synthetic overview
of the consumption, generation and exchanges
of electricity in
the area covered by ENTSO-
E’s member
TSOs during a given
year. It also comments
on the main evolutions in comparison
to the previous year.

The Inter Transmission System Operator Compensation
(ITC) Agreement is a multiparty agreement concluded
between
ENTSO-E and ENTSO-E member countries. It offers
a single frame to compensate parties for costs associated
with losses resulting with hosting transits flows on networks
and for the costs of hosting those flows. All parties removed
previously applied transit charges. This report offers a transparent
overview of the method to compute losses resulting
from transits flows and the amount incurred by all parties.

Interconnectors have value for Britain, providing access to cheaper Continental power, security of supply, and
managing increased renewables, prompting proposals for substantial new interconnectors. The EU Target
Electricity Model requires interconnector market coupling via Day Ahead and IntraDay Markets. We examine the
efficiency and value of uncoupled and coupled trading for the four DC interconnectors to GB, over different
timescales from year ahead to intraday, and the social costs and benefits not reflected in the private benefits.

UKNG Network Options Assessment 2020

Last year saw a major milestone in the
UK’s energy revolution as the Government
passed laws to end its contribution to
global warming by 2050. As the Electricity
System Operator (ESO), we also set
a target, of having the capability to
operate a zero carbon network by 2025.
Our Network Options Assessment (NOA)
publication, along with our other ESO
publications, continues to embrace these
ambitions and lead our industry towards
a secure, sustainable and affordable
energy future.

Last year saw a major milestone in the
In June 2019, the Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment for Ireland committed to
raise the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources to 70% by 2030 with no generation
from peat and coal in the Climate Action Plan 2019. This ambition is needed to honour the Paris
Agreement. It represents a significant change for the electricity industry and for EirGrid. It is an
opportunity to create a sustainable electricity system that will meet the needs for the next generation.
EirGrid awaits the publication of the Government’s National Energy and Climate Plan which is expected
in 2020.
The document is expected to set out further details of how the Government envisions achieving the
country’s 2030 targets.

EirGrid Strategy 2020-20205 Transform the Power System

Electricity from renewable
sources will play a vital role in the
global response to the climate
crisis. Heating and transport are
switching from carbon‑based
fuels to electricity, which will
increase demand for power.
The expectation is that the
electricity system will carry
more power, and most of it will
be generated from renewable
sources.

Powering Our Net Zero Future 2020This white paper puts net zero and our effort
to fight climate change at its core, following
the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green
Industrial Revolution. The Ten Point Plan sets
out how government investment will leverage
billions of pounds more of private investment
and support up to 250,000 jobs by 2030.

The Impact of Interconnectors on Decarbonisation 2020This study explores the impact of interconnection and associated cross border trading on carbon emissions at a regional level, considering different levels of interconnection and different decarbonisation pathways for Europe and GB.

Host In Ireland - Bi-Annual Report 2021Eirgrid has launched an open consultation,
Shaping Our Electricity Future, to ensure at least
70% of Ireland’s electricity comes from renewable
targets by 2030. The government has also passed
the Climate Action Plan to set Ireland on the path
to net-zero emissions no later than 2050, and to
a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this
decade. We commend these actions and believe
they are critical and non-negotiable steps to
ensure a strong decarbonised society for Ireland,
including the electrical system.

DECC Climate Action Plan 2021

Climate Action Plan 2021

As the world gathers in Glasgow to tackle global warming, we are publishing the Climate Action Plan 2021. This plan sets a roadmap for taking decisive action to halve our emissions by 2030 and reach net zero no later than 2050, as we committed to in the Programme for Government.
The science is indisputable and the effects of climate change are already clear. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent with devastating consequences. Climate change is here and is already impacting our world, with risks to global security including food supplies. Ireland is also at risk of more frequent storms and flooding.


The National Policy Statement on Electricity Interconnection, published by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) in July 2018, emphasises strong Government support for increasing interconnection capacity between Ireland and neighbouring markets. The policy statement further recognises the flexibility that can be provided by interconnection in facilitating increased integration of variable renewables, augmenting wholesale market competition and enhancing security of supply. National and EU policies are aligned in this regard, with the European energy acquis recognising the strategic importance of developing further intra-EU cross border interconnection capacity, as a means of completing the Internal Energy Market (IEM) and delivering upon decarbonisation and security of supply objectives. The need for increased cross border interconnection is further highlighted in the REPowerEU Plan published by the European Commission in May 2022.