The EU aims to make sure that strategic energy networks and storage facilities are completed by 2020. It concerns energy production, transmission and storage. Modern energy infrastructure is crucial for an integrated energy market and to enable the EU to meet its broader climate and energy goals. Europe must modernise and expand its energy network to absorb energy from renewable sources and ensure secure supplies everywhere. It also needs smart grids to save energy and better manage the network.
The Commission has identified 12 priority corridors and areas for electricity, gas, oil and CO2 transport networks, and is promoting projects to implement them.