Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond

Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009
On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (EC) adopted the proposal for a Regulation on "Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure". It aims at ensuring that strategic energy networks and storage facilities are completed by 2020. To this end, the EC has identified 12 priority corridors and areas covering electricity, gas, oil and carbon dioxide transport networks. It proposes a regime of "common interest" for projects contributing to implementing these priorities and having obtained this label.
Proposal for a Regulation on "Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure" [COM/2011/658]

Impact Assessment [SEC/2011/1233]

Executive Summary of Impact Assessment [SEC/2011/1234]

Press release "Commission adopts plan for €50 billion boost to European networks" [IP/11/1200]

Questions & Answers on "The Commission's energy infrastructure package" [MEMO/11/710]

Citizens' summary [19 KB]

More on "Connecting Europe Facility"

EU starts negotiations on Caspian pipeline to bring gas to Europe [IP/11/1023]

Commission and Azerbaijan sign strategic gas deal [IP/11/30]

Joint Declaration on gas delivery for Europe in Baku [69 KB]

On 17 November 2010, the EC presented its energy infrastructure priorities for the next two decades, aimed at making networks fit for the 21st century. In the Communication, the EC defines EU priority corridors for the transport of electricity, gas and oil. This map of priorities will serve as a basis for future permit granting and financing decisions on concrete EU projects.