Regulation & Policy

For ease of reference, S.and D. correspond to the Sections and Dossiers of the Quarterly

European Commission adopts 4th list of Projects of Common Interest

S.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
The three key objectives of Projects of common Interest (PCI) are sustainability, affordability and security of supply in the energy sector. The projects that make up the 4th PCI list were assessed and selected under the TEN-E Regulation and consist in critical projects spanning electricity, smart ...

EC approves the British Capacity Market scheme

S.11. State Aid

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Following an in-depth investigation, the EC has approved, under EU State aid rules, the British Capacity Market scheme introduced in 2014 to safeguard security of electricity supply. In November 2018, following a landmark appeal of the EC’s 2014 decision by British demand response operator, Tempus Energy, ...

Europe’s largest floating solar plant opens in France

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.2.9. Projects of Common Interest

Friday, October 18, 2019
The most powerful floating solar PV plant in Europe was inaugurated in southern France, as an additional path in the development of solar energy. This project called “O’MEGA1” is a 17 MW solar plant situated in Piolenc, a commune in the Vaucluse department. Works on the ...

EIB funds German, Spanish and Lithuanian energy efficiency and R&D projects

S.3. Energy Infrastructure

D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved three investment agreements under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) for projects in Germany, Spain and Lithuania respectively. The investments are expected to contribute to develop more efficient, less energy-intensive production processes and to cut polluting emissions. The funding ...

Frans Timmermans passes EP hearing

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D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Frans Timmermans has been nominated by EC president-elect Ursula von der Leyen as one of the three executive vice-presidents of the future Commission. Additionally, Mr Timmermans is tasked with delivering on the EU’s Green Deal as well as taking over the role of EU Climate ...

European Commissioner designate for Energy gets ITRE backing

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D.3.5. The European Fund for Strategic Investment

Friday, October 4, 2019
Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner designate for Energy, spoke before the EP’s ITRE Committee ahead of formally taking on the role on November 01. The topics covered by Simson included the financing of EU climate goals, energy security, energy poverty, carbon border tax, gas infrastructure ...

EC will extend grant financing for the Celtic Interconnector connecting the Irish and French power grids

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The EC will extend 530 million in grant financing for the Celtic Interconnector. This will enable the construction of a 700 MW high voltage direct current connection of approximately 575 km in length between the South coast of Ireland and the North-West coast of Brittany ...

EU Member States agreed on EC proposal to invest €556 million in key European energy infrastructure projects

S.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

D.3.2. The Connecting Europe Facility

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
EU Member States agreed on an EC proposal to invest in major European energy infrastructure projects with major cross-border benefits, for a total of eight projects (six for electricity and two for gas). Thus, the overall amount of CEF-Energy funding to be granted to the ...