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Preparatory studies for the first bidirectional AT-CZ interconnection ('BACI')...
CEF Energy
Call year:
Location of the Action:
Implementation schedule: 
October 2014 to December 2015
Maximum EU contribution: 

NET4GAS, s.r.o. (Czech Republic)


Energy corridor:
Energy sector:
Project(s) of Common Interest:
Executive summary: 

Executive Summary available here.

Additional information: 

European Commission, DG ENER

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG)

Last modified: 
April 2021


This Action was part of the Project of Common Interest (PCI) 6.4 Bidirectional Austria - Czech interconnection (BACI) between Baumgarten (AT)-Reinthal (CZ/AT)-Břeclav (CZ), which involves the construction of a new gas pipeline of approximately 61 km of length with a transmission capacity of around 18 mcm/day.

In particular, the activities of the Action included the establishment of a business plan, an assessment of market demand, a financial analysis, the performance of a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and the preparation of a proposal for a cross-border cost allocation (CBCA) decision.

This Action, comprised of activities on both the Austrian and Czech sides, completed the preparatory stage necessary for the future joint investment request.