On Monday 1st April, the sixth meeting of the Central and South Eastern Europe Energy Connectivity (CESEC) High Level Group took place in Bucharest, hosted by Mr Anton, Minister of Energy of Romania and the Romanian Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU. The meeting allowed the Climate action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and the Ministers of Energy or high level representatives of the EU Member States and Energy Community contracting parties to take stock of the remarkable progress made since the creation of the CESEC High Level Group in 2015, and to discuss common priorities for the future on gas and electricity markets and infrastructures, as well as on renewables and energy efficiency. This initiative is a clear illustration of the added value of EU cooperation in bringing European citizens and regions closer together to achieve a better functioning internal market and aim towards a climate neutral Europe by 2050.
The meeting was also the opportunity to sign two Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)-Energy grants, respectively a €27 million grant for the rehabilitation and modernisation of the internal Bulgarian gas transmission network (Project of Common Interest 6.8.2) and a €28 million grant for building a second electricity interconnection between Greece and Bulgaria (PCI 3.7.1).
The conclusions and meeting documents can be found here.
Interconnection line between Maritsa East (BG) and Nea Santa (EL) Electricity - 3.7.1-0023-BGEL-W-M-18
Rehabilitation, modernization and expansion of the Bulgarian transmission system Gas - 6.8.2-0034-BG-W-M-18
2 April 2019