IOGP response to the public consultation on the revision of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on guidelines for TEN-E Regulation

July 2020

This document provides IOGP’s contribution to the public consultation on the revision of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E Regulation).

The response to the consultation is sent through an online questionnaire.

Background

The TEN-E Regulation lays down rules for the timely development and interoperability of cross-border energy infrastructure [TEN-E] networks in order to achieve the EU’s energy policy objectives. Its key objective is the timely implementation of the projects of common interest (known as “PCIs”) which interconnect the energy markets across Europe. Interconnected energy markets allow for better integration of renewable energy sources, better security of supply and higher competition within markets that keeps prices in check. The TEN-E Regulation sets out criteria for establishing the PCIs necessary to implement priority corridors and areas in the categories of electricity, gas, oil,
smart grids, and carbon dioxide networks.

The Green Deal highlights the importance of smart infrastructure in this transition and specifically identifies the need to review and update the EU regulatory framework for energy infrastructure, including the Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (the “TEN-E Regulation”), to ensure consistency with the 2050 climate neutrality objective.

Context

This public consultation aims to collect input on what should be viewed as the priority corridors and priority thematic areas. The result would help to set up the policy objectives of the Regulation and options on how to improve the current shortcomings.

Overview

The questionnaire is structured as follows:

  • Information about the stakeholder
  • Relevance and EU added value
  • Public participation and transparency

Author

IOGP

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