Mid-term Adequacy Forecast 2017

Closed 10 Nov 2017

Opened 2 Oct 2017


Generation not sole factor for EU security of electricity supply: interconnection, flexibility & policy coordination equally important

Will demand for power in Europe be covered in the next decade? What is the impact of climate on our power system? Why interdependency between European countries is essential in assessing security of supply? Why coordination at all levels is necessary?

These are questions addressed in the new edition of ENTSO-E’s Midterm Adequacy Forecast: a state-of-the-art pan-European mathematical analysis of security of electricity supply up to 2020 and 2025.

The 2017 edition has seen an upgrade in the methodology and in the analysis around a series of key factors. More climate years have been considered to better assess the risks represented by severe weather conditions. The impact of mothballing of conventional plants, the role of interconnection as well as the interdependence of European countries in relation to flexibility have also been more closely studied.

Why your views matter

ENTSO-E consults its Mid-Term Adequacy Forecast (MAF) assessment as part of the process to fulfil Regulation (EC) 714/2009 legal requirements.

The importance and increased relevance of the forecasts provided by MAF, as input regarding the establishment of countermeasures by relevant stakeholders (e.g. Member State authorities, policy makers, regulatory agencies, energy utilities) in order to ensure the desired adequacy levels, requires a wide consultation of all relevant Stakeholder.


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