The Commission has today launched a public consultation on the review of the EU rules on trans-European energy infrastructure, accompanied by a more targeted consultation for stakeholders with specialist knowledge. Both will run for 8 weeks. Responses to these surveys will feed into the Commission’s deliberations on revising the Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure – known as the "TEN-E Regulation" - outlined as an important initiative as part of the European Green Deal.
To ensure a broader and more inter-active consultation, the Commission is also organising 4 stakeholder webinars to discuss key elements of the ongoing review process of the TEN-E Regulation and allow for contributions from and exchanges with interested parties. The TEN-E Regulation currently in force lays down rules for the timely development and interoperability of cross-border energy infrastructure [TEN-E] networks in order to achieve the EU’s energy policy objectives. Its key objective is the timely implementation of the projects of common interest (known as “PCIs”) which interconnect the energy markets across Europe. Interconnected energy markets allow for better integration of renewable energy sources, better security of supply and higher competition within markets that keeps prices in check.
The public consultation can be found here.
The targeted consultation can be found here.
Deadline: 10 July 2020
For more information see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/reviewing-eu-rules-trans-european-energy-infrastructure-2020-may-18_en