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Consultation on the list of proposed Projects of Common Interest – Additional projects in oil, gas and electricity

Consultation on the list of proposed Projects of Common Interest – Additional projects in oil, gas and electricity

Target group(s)

Public authorities, Member States authorities, companies, industry associations, SMEs, consumer organisations, trade unions, NGOs, environmental organisations, Consultancies, Workers and Employers' federations, other relevant stakeholders and citizens.

Policy field(s)

Trans-European energy infrastructure

Objective of the consultation

The consultation on the list of additional projects proposed for the PCI label in energy infrastructure has been launched and will remain open until 22 October 2015. Regulation (EU) no 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (the TEN-E Regulation; identifies 9 priority corridors and 3 thematic areas and defines a procedure and criteria for a project to become a Project of Common Interest (PCI).

The first Union-wide list of PCIs was adopted by the European Commission in October 2013 and the TEN-E Regulation foresees that it shall be updated every two years. The identification of PCIs is based on a regional approach and is carried out by Regional Groups consisting of representatives of competent ministries, national regulatory authorities and the gas and electricity transmission system operators and project promoters, the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO) for electricity and gas, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators and the European Commission.

Project promoters submit the electricity, gas and oil project proposals for which they want to obtain the status of PCI to the Regional Groups for assessment. Regional Groups then will evaluate the projects against the general and specific criteria as defined in the Regulation assessing especially the contribution of the projects to market integration, sustainability, security of supply and competition. The assessment will be carried out in the coming months and the Regional Groups will decide on the Regional PCI lists in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Each Regional Group shall consult the organisations representing relevant stakeholders including energy producers, distribution system operators, suppliers, consumers and organisations for environmental protection.

The objective of this consultation is to seek your views on the need for a gas, electricity or oil project from an EU energy policy perspective bringing together security of supply, market integration, competition and sustainability. The current consultation concerns additional projects with respect to the consultation held between 22 December 2014 and 31 March 2015.

The published list of projects includes internet links to the proposed projects where more information can be obtained. Additional information on electricity projects can be found on the ENTSO-E website. Additional information on gas projects can be found on the ENTSO-G website.

Contact details

Responsible service: DG Energy, Unit B1 Internal Market I: Networks and Regional Initiatives

E-mail: ENER-B1-PROJECTS@ec.europa.eu

Postal address

European Commission

Directorate-General for Energy

Unit B1, Unit Internal Market I: Networks and Regional Initiatives

B-1049 Brussels

Belgium

View the contributions

In the interest of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

View the consultation document

List of additional PCI candidates for electricity and gas; PCI candidates for oil

Consultation period

29 July 2015 to 22 October 2015

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities through the online questionnaire (EUSurvey).

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. See the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Replies are welcome in any official language of the European Union. Given possible delays in translating comments submitted in some languages, contributions in English are welcome, as they will help the Commission to process the survey more swiftly.

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