Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

What role for energy infrastructure in the European long-term vision for a climate neutral economy?

Creation date: May 23, 2019

The annual Energy Infrastructure Forum takes place today and tomorrow in Copenhagen. The forum is a platform for exchange of views between policy-makers and stakeholders and was set up as part of the Energy Union strategy. Its aim is to remove technical and regulatory barriers to energy flowing freely across the EU, and discuss major issues relating to infrastructure and EU energy policy.

The aim of the fifth edition is to look into sector coupling and the role of energy infrastructure in the European long-term vision for a climate neutral economy, the regulatory support for innovation, security of supply and stakeholder engagement and new ways of cooperation for transmission and distribution system operators in the future energy system. To consult the agenda, background papers in preparation of the sessions and follow online, check the event page.

The forum will also host the Renewables Grid Initiative Award ceremony, which will reward outstanding projects in the field of communication, technology and environmental protection that foster increased public acceptance and trust in energy infrastructure.

To follow the event on social media, use #energyIF2019.

On the occasion of this event, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), that manages the implementation of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) on behalf of the European Commission, has updated its "CEF Energy - supported actions" brochure giving an overview of CEF Energy funding for energy infrastructure.

The CEF Energy programme

The CEF programme in the field of energy provides funding to infrastructure projects in electricity, smart grids, cross-border carbon dioxide network and gas with the aim to better interconnect energy network towards a single energy market in Europe. The programme supports the key objectives of the Energy Union by promoting further integration of the internal energy market, enhancing security of energy supply and integrating energy from renewable sources into the network. €750 million will be made available in 2019 to finance PCIs in the sectors of electricity, smart grids, cross-border carbon dioxide network and gas infrastructure.