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European Coordinators

The Decision No 1364/2006/EC foresees the appointment of European coordinators in order to monitor and to facilitate the implementation of the most critical identified priority projects. In this context, the appointment of Coordinators has also been mentioned as an opportunity for important infrastructures encountering difficulties in the conclusions of the European Council of 8/9 March 2007.

Four European coordinators have been appointed on the 12 September 2007 by the European Commission (EC) for duration of four years and they will monitor projects facing technical, political or financial difficulties. The "Priority Interconnection Plan" adopted by the EC on 10 January 2007 in the framework of the so-called "energy package" and the Action Plan adopted by the European Council on 9 March 2007 mentions specifically the nomination of European Coordinators. In November 2008 the mandate of a European coordinator was extend to the planned 380kV-Salzburgleitung.

  • The French-Spanish connection (Mr. Mario Monti)
  • Baltic and North Sea off-shore wind connections (Mr. Adamowitsch)
  • The "Salzburgleitung": Austrian Power link Salzach neu - Tauern (Mr. Adamowitsch)
  • The axis linking Caspian Sea countries and the Middle East to the European Union, including the Nabucco pipeline (Mr. van Aartsen)
  • The northern European power-link (Mr. Mielczarski)

Baltic and North Sea off-shore wind connections

November 2010/September 2011

 December 2009/October 2010

March 2009
Workshop "Development of offshore grid in the Baltic & North Sea area", 17 March 2009, Marseille

As one of the key deliverables in 2009, the European Coordinator organised the workshop "Development of offshore grid in the Baltic/North Sea area" as a side event to the European Wind Energy Conference 2009.

Results of the workshop:

Speakers' presentations:

September/October 2008

October 2008/November 2009

The "Salzburgleitung": Austrian Power link

Final report of the coordinator

Presentation of the 23rd July 2009

The French-Spanish connection

Juin 2008
Rapport Final du coordonnateur sur l'interconnexion électrique France - Espagne

Rapport portant sur le tronçon transfrontalier rédigé à la demande du Chef de l'Etat français, M. Sarkozy et du Président du Gouvernement espagnol, M. Zapatero

December 2007 
Report on the justification of the France-Spain electric interconnection and technical information on undergounding solutions

These studies are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. These studies have been carried out for the European Coordinator, who works independently within a general mandate given by the Commission. They express the opinion of the organisation undertaking the study. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission's or the Transport and Energy DG's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the study, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof. Any reproduction or use of this study may only be authorized by the authors, upon a written request addressed to them

The axis linking Caspian Sea countries and the Middle East to the European Union, including the Nabucco pipeline

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These studies are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. These studies have been carried out for the European Coordinator, who works independently within a general mandate given by the EC. They express the opinion of the organisation undertaking the study. These views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the EC and should not be relied upon as a statement of the EC's or the Transport and Energy DG's views. The EC does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the study, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof. Any reproduction or use of this study may only be authorized by the authors, upon a written request addressed to them.

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