Grid Development Plans

The current German Energy Management Act (Section 12.b.I.2) calls for the German transmission system operators to work together and draw up a Grid Development Plan every two years. The first Grid Development Plan was presented to the German Federal Network Agency as the regulatory authority responsible in 2012.

On the following pages, you can find a brief summary of each of the Grid Development Plans that have been published to date.

Grid Development Plan 2030 (2019)

On 2 February 2019 the transmission system operators (TSOs) 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW, submitted the first draft of the Grid Development Plan (GDP) 2030, Version 2019. This marked the starting point of a public four-week consultation process, during which every citizen could submit their comments on the GDP until 4 March 2019, online, by e-mail or in writing. The comments were taken into account for the second draft of the GDP. The second draft of the GDP was published on 15 April and submitted to the Federal Network Agency.

Grid Development Plans 2030 (2017)

Amended in 2015, the latest version of the German Energy Management Act stipulates that, starting with the 2030 Grid Development Plans, the transmission system operators no longer have to produce a Grid Development Plan and an Offshore Grid Development Plan every year, but on a biennial basis instead. The following section contains details about the 2017 version of the scenario framework and the Grid Development Plans for 2030.

 

Grid Development Plans 2025

On 8 June 2016, the upper and lower houses of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag and Bundesrat) passed a draft law to amend the German Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz or EEG). Owing to the significant changes to the general parameters concerning energy policy caused by this amendment, German legislative authorities chose not to proceed with the preparation process for the Grid Development Plan Electricity 2025. Below, you will find information about the approved scenario framework and the Grid Development Plans for 2025.

 

Grid Development Plans 2024

In 2014, an analysis of the factors influencing grid development was added to the Grid Development Plans. In addition to both grid development plans, the report on factors influencing the grid development was also included in the public consultation process. You can find information about the Grid Development Plans for 2024 and the factor report in the following section.

 

Grid Development Plans 2023

For the first time, an Offshore Grid Development Plan was presented in addition to the Grid Development Plan 2023 for the ultra-high voltage German energy grid. You can find information about the two Grid Development Plans for 2023 as well as the 2013 report on factors influencing grid development in the following section.

 

Grid Development Plan 2022

The Grid Development Plan 2022 was the first grid development plan produced by the transmission system operators in accordance with the provisions of the German Energy Management Act. Below, you will find information about the scenario framework, the first and second drafts as well as the final approved version of the GDP 2022.