e-HIGHWAY 2050

CEP worked with the e-Highway team and key stakeholders to develop videos capturing some of the opinions about the e-Highway project and the risks and opportunities of this work

The e-Highway2050 project was a 40 month project which started in September 2012, supported by the EU Seventh Framework Programme. It aimed to develop a methodology to support the planning of the Pan-European Transmission Network - i.e. the electricity transmission network to serve the European Union and beyond - to ensure the reliable delivery of existing and potential new sources of renewable electricity as well as supporting the integration of the wider pan-European market. The project looked to the future, to the period 2020-2050, aimed at resulting in a modular development plan for implementing possible future electricity transmission grids.

CEP provided the following to this large and multi-disciplinary project:

  • Supporting the setting of social and environmental ‘boundary conditions’ for grid planning 2020-2050 (i.e. what are the likely social and environmental opportunities and limitations).
  • A methodological approach for the environmental and sustainability assessment (SESA) of the proposed grid architectures according to different scenarios for 2050.
  • Contributing to the development of potential environmental and social indicators as part of the Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) Multicriteria Analysis (MCA).

For further information please contact Collingwood Environmental Planning's: Ric Eales (Managing Director) r.eales@cep.co.uk Dr Bill Sheate (Technical Director) w.sheate@cep.co.uk Dr Clare Twigger-Ross (Technical Director) c.twigger-ross@cep.co.uk