info: European Commission Consultation on the list of electricity PCIs [deadline: 28 February]

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Florian Dierickx

Feb 1, 2019, 11:14:22 AM2/1/19

Projects of common interest (PCIs) are key energy infrastructure projects aimed at completing the European energy market in order to help the EU achieve its energy policy and climate objectives: affordable, secure and sustainable energy for all citizens, as well as the long-term decarbonisation of the economy in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Projects selected as PCIs can automatically benefit from several advantages, including an accelerated permit granting and improved regulatory treatment. Likewise, PCI status is a precondition for grants under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), though it does not guarantee the award of such a grant.

Every two years, the EU draws a list of PCIs. The latest list was adopted in November 2017. In order to obtain the public's views on the pertinence and added value of the proposed projects for the upcoming Union list of Projects of Common Interest, a consultation was launched on 22 November 2018. It will be open until the 28th of February 2019. The consultation focuses on specific candidate projects in the field of electricity only. Similar consultations for projects in gas, oil, smart grids and cross-border carbon dioxide networks will follow. The aim is receive the public’s opinion on the way these projects contribute to market integration, sustainability, security of supply and competition from an EU energy policy perspective.

In order to submit your response, you must fill in an online questionnaire. Contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities are welcome. In addition, respondents can also submit position papers to the functional mailbox:

Contributions are welcome in any official language of the EU. However, due to delays in translating comments submitted in languages other than English, the treatment of the replies will be slightly longer.

For more detailed information on the consultation.

Florian Dierickx
EU ITN Marie-Curie PhD Candidate
Hybrid IO/LCA Modelling of Renewable Energy Deployment
CERDI UCA-CNRS & Iceland University
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Florian Dierickx

Feb 15, 2021, 6:11:51 AM (11 days ago) Feb 15
Hello openmod-community,

The commission is looking for experts (registration deadline: 28/2) to evaluate proposals of the 2021 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Energy Call, aiming at funding projects that have been preselected on the basis of inclusion in the Projects of Common Interest (PCIs)-list.

NEA is looking for new experts to assess the project proposals submitted for EU funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) calls. Are you an experienced expert with skills in one or more of these fields:  energy systems (production, distribution, application) electricity grid systems, electricity transmission/distribution, electricity market/regulations, energy market integration, natural gas, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), gas transmission pipelines, electricity storage, gas storage, smart energy, smart grids, electricity and gas transmission regulation, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon capture and storage (CCS), energy and environment, energy security of supply, renewable energy sources (wind, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, geothermal, ambient energy, tidal, wave and other ocean energy, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas), storage technologies (thermal storage, battery storage, compressed air and liquid air storage, pumped hydro, electrolysis, hydrogen storage)?

Considering the energy modelling expertise in this group, I imagine your contribution will be highly appreciated and relevant!

About the 2020 CEF Energy Call
- List of actions selected for receiving financial assistance under CEF 2020: 

Best regards,

Florian Dierickx
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