Together with its partners, Swissgrid is exploring the possibilities of a pan-European supergrid taking into account operational, grid planning, socioeconomic and regulatory developments. The project consortium is made up of 15 European transmission system operators, research institutes, universities, industry federations and one NGO.
Over the next two to three years, the project will research the many relevant aspects to a supergrid of the future. The goal of the «e-Highway2050» project is to develop a new methodology to establish the phased grid planning of pan-European supergrid – the so-called electricity highway – for the time between 2020 and 2050. It will be the first time that all relevant aspects of a future pan-European «electricity highways system» are explored and assessed as part of a holistic approach: