Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

New projects for trans-European energy networks

A total of 16 new energy infrastructure projects have been added to the list eligible to receive EU support under the trans-European energy networks (TENs). These networks are designed to improve the energy supply to peripheral and less-developed regions of the EU, and support...
A total of 16 new energy infrastructure projects have been added to the list eligible to receive EU support under the trans-European energy networks (TENs). These networks are designed to improve the energy supply to peripheral and less-developed regions of the EU, and support the internal market in energy, by making it easier to transfer electricity and gas between regions and countries.

Examples of the new projects include electricity connections between Ireland and Wales, and between the Greek islands, and gas pipelines from the North Sea to Italy. A major consideration in this amendment to the energy networks is the forthcoming enlargement of the EU, and in general, strengthening links with countries outside the EU. Examples of projects in this area include connecting Austrian and Czech gas pipelines, and building new pipelines to bring gas from the Caspian Sea to the EU.

Finally, several projects already on the list for support have been modified in the light of current needs and conditions. It should be noted that the EU provides financial assistance for these projects, but the bulk of funding required has to be found by the public authorities or private companies in the countries concerned.

Source: Official Journal of the European Communities

Related information

Programmes

Follow us on: RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube Managed by the EU Publications Office Top