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Consultation on the list of proposed Projects of Common Interest in energy infrastructure

Consultation on the list of proposed Projects of Common Interest in energy infrastructure

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

Consultation period

27 March 2017 to 19 June 2017

Objective of the consultation

The consultation on the third list of projects proposed for the PCI label in energy infrastructure has been launched and will remain open until 19 June 2017. 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 Regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure foresees that the list shall be updated every two years. The first Union-wide list was adopted in October 2013 and the second list was adopted in November 2015. 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 and gas 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 summer 2017.

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 or electricity project from an EU energy policy perspective bringing together security of supply, market integration, competition and sustainability.

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 electricity projects can be found on the ENTSO-G website.

How to submit your contribution

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

In addition, respondents can also submit position papers to the functional mailbox:

ENER-B1-PROJECTS@ec.europa.eu

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.

View the consultation document

List of proposed PCIs for electricity and for gas

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.

Results of consultation and next steps

Protection of personal data: Specific privacy statement

Consultation report

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